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Memorandum of Political Alternative, an updated version of 1.03.2019

Memorandum of Political Alternative

YABLOKO's Ten Key Programme Issues


YABLOKO's Political Platform Adopted by the 15th Congress, June 21, 2008

The 18th Congress of YABLOKO

RUSSIA DEMANDS CHANGES! Electoral Program for 2011 Parliamentary Elections.

Key resolutions by the Congress:

On Stalinism and Bolshevism
Resolution. December 21, 2009

On Anti-Ecological Policies of Russia’s Authorities. Resolution of the 15th congress of the YABLOKO party No 253, December 24, 2009

On the Situation in the Northern Caucasus. Resolution of the 15th congress of the YABLOKO party No 252, December 24, 2009


YABLOKO’s Political Committee: Russian state acts like an irresponsible business corporation conducting anti-environmental policies


Overcoming bolshevism and stalinism as a key factor for Russia¦µ™s transformation in the 21st century


On Russia's Foreign Policies. Political Committee of hte YABLOKO party. Statement, June 26, 2009


On Iran’s Nuclear Problem Resolution by the Political Committee of the YABLOKO party. October 6, 2009


Anti-Crisis Proposals (Housing-Roads-Land) of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO. Handed to President Medvedev by Sergei Mitrokhin on June 11, 2009

Brief Outline of Sergei Mitrokhin’s Report at the State Council meeting. January 22, 2010


Assessment of Russia’s Present Political System and the Principles of Its Development. Brief note for the State Council meeting (January 22, 2010) by Dr.Grigory Yavlinsky, member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee. January 22, 2010


Address of the YABLOKO party to President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. Political Committee of the YABLOKO party. October 9, 2009


The 17th Congress of YABLOKO




The 16th Congress of Yabloko

Photo by Sergei Loktionov

The 12th congress of Yabloko

The 11th congress of Yabloko

The 10th congress of Yabloko

Moscow Yabloko
Yabloko for Students
St. Petersburg Yabloko
Khabarovsk Yabloko
Irkutsk Yabloko
Kaliningrad Yabloko(eng)
Novosibirsk Yabloko
Rostov Yabloko
Yekaterinburg Yabloko
(Sverdlovsk Region)

Krasnoyarsk Yabloko
Ulyanovsk Yabloko
Tomsk Yabloko
Tver Yabloko(eng)
Penza Yabloko
Stavropol Yabloko

Action of Support





Programme by candidate for the post of Russian President Grigory Yavlinsky. Brief Overview

My Truth

Grigory Yavlinsky at Forum 2000, Prague, 2014

YABLOKO-ALDE conference 2014

Grigory Yavlinsky : “If you show the white feather, you will get fascism”

Grigory Yavlinsky: a coup is started by idealists and controlled by rascals

The Road to Good Governance

Risks of Transitions. The Russian Experience

Grigory Yavlinsky on the Russian coup of August 1991

A Male’s Face of Russia’s Politics

Black Sea Palaces of the New Russian Nomenklatura


The Hidden Cause of the Great Recession (And How to Avert the Nest One)

by Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky

On the results of the Conference “Migration: International Experience and Russia’s Problems” conducted by the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (the ALDE party)

Moscow, April 6, 2013

International Conference "Youth under Threat of Extremism and Xenophobia. A Liberal Response"
conducted jointly by ELDR and YABLOKO. Moscow, April 21, 2012. Speeches, videos, presentations

What does the opposition want: to win or die heroically?
Moskovsky Komsomolets web-site, July 11, 2012. Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Yulia Kalinina.

Building a Liberal Europe - the ALDE Project

By Sir Graham Watson

Lies and legitimacy
The founder of the Yabloko Party analyses the political situation. Article by Grigory Yavlinsky on radio Svoboda. April 6, 2011

Algorithms for Opposing Gender Discrimination: the International and the Russian Experience

YABLOKO and ELDR joint conference

Moscow, March 12, 2011

Reform or Revolution

by Vladimir Kara-Murza

Is Modernisation in Russia Possible? Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky and Boris Titov by Yury Pronko, "The Real Time" programme, Radio Finam, May 12, 2010

Grigory Yavlinsky's interview to Vladimir Pozner. The First Channel, programme "Pozner", April 20, 2010 (video and transcript)

Overcoming the Totalitarian Past: Foreign Experience and Russian Problems by Galina Mikhaleva. Research Centre for the East European Studies, Bremen, February 2010.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Vote for the people you know, people you can turn for help. Grigory Yavlinsky’s interview to the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper, October 8, 2009

Grigory Yavlinsky: no discords in the tandem. Grigory Yavlinsky’s interview to the Radio Liberty
September 22, 2009

A Credit for Half a Century. Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Natalia Bekhtereva, Radio Russia, June 15, 2009

Sergei Mitrokhin's Speech at the meeting with US Preseident Barack Obama. Key Notes, Moscow, July 7, 2009

Mitrokhin proposed a visa-free regime between Russia and EU at the European liberal leaders meeting
June 18, 2009

by Grigory Yavlinsky

European Union chooses Grigory Yavlinsky!
Your vote counts!

Reforms that corrupted Russia
By Grigory Yavlinsky, Financial Times (UK), September 3, 2003

Grigory Yavlinsky: "It is impossible to create a real opposition in Russia today."
Moskovsky Komsomolets, September 2, 2003

Alexei Arbatov: What Should We Do About Chechnya?
Interview with Alexei Arbatov by Mikhail Falaleev
Komsomolskaya Pravda, November 9, 2002

Grigory Yavlinsky: Our State Does Not Need People
Novaya Gazeta,
No. 54, July 29, 2002

Grigory Yavlinsky: The Door to Europe is in Washington
Obschaya Gazeta, May 16, 2002

Grigory Yavlinsky's speech.
March 11, 2002

Grigory Yavlinsky's Lecture at the Nobel Institute
Oslo, May 30, 2000



Yabloko: Liberals in Russia

By Alexander Shishlov, July 6, 2009

Position on Some Important Strategic Issues of Russian-American Relations

Moscow, July 7, 2009

The Embrace of Stalinism

By Arseny Roginsky, 16 December 2008

Nuclear Umbrellas and the Need for Understanding: IC Interview With Ambassador Lukin
September 25, 1997

Would the West’s Billions Pay Off?
Los Angeles Times
By Grigory Yavlinsky and Graham Allison
June 3, 1991

Archive for April, 2014

Vologda branch of YABLOKO against Good People foundation persecution

Press Release, 17.04.2014 Chair of the Vologda branch of YABLOKO Roman Morozov claims the persecution of the Good People charity foundation is politically motivated. It started after head of the organization Roman Romanenko sent a humorous letter to Vladimir Putin asking to send troops to the Vologda region.

Volgograd branch of YABLOKO launches mobile campaign

Press Release, 16.04.2014 The Volgograd branch of YABLOKO launched a mobile campaign. Now 11 minibuses with YABLOKO’s logo work in the city. According to the local YABLOKO branch, they already received phone calls of support and positive comments form the citizens.

Nikolai Kavkazsky spoke about prison conditions at round table on tortures in Russia

Press Release, 14.04.2014 On April 10 Nikolai Kavkazsky participated in a round table on tortures in the Russian prisons. According to Kavkazsky, tortures are widespread in Russia. The former political prisoner, who was charged with the Bolotnaya Square rally case, spoke about the prison conditions from his own experience and the cases he dealt with […]

YABLOKO launches a mobile reception office

Press Release, 15.04.2014 On April 15 YABLOKO launched a mobile reception office in Moscow. Party activists receive Muscovites on urban issues and, in particular, on the problems of healthcare in Moscow.

Gender Faction established its branch in the North Ossetian regional organisation of the YABLOKO party

Press release , 16.04.2014 Gender Faction has begun its work in the North Ossetian branch of the YABLOKO party. Elona Playeva, lawyer, was elected Chair of the regional branch of the faction and Janna Tarkhanova, journalist, and Luisa Mamukati, environmentalist, were elected Vice Chairs of the regional branch of the faction.

Sergei Mitrokhin had a working visit to North Ossetia and Ingushetia

Press Release, 14.04.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin had a working visit to North Ossetia and Ingushetia on April 11-13. He laid a wreath at the monument to 2004 Beslan victims, had a meeting with the activists and participated in the conference where the new chair of the Ingushetia branch of YABLOKO was elected.

Sergei Mitrokhin: amendments to the law on local self-government would benefit only the ruling United Russia party

Press Release, 15.04.2014 Today YABLOKO activists held a series of one-person picketing (which does not require a special permit from the Moscow authorities) against the amendments to the law “On the General Principles of Local Self-Government” by the State Duma. The activists held a poster “MPs, leave local self-government alone!” YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin also […]

Sergei Mitrokhin:”One should make an anti-Bolshevik revolution in social conscience”

Press Release, 15.04.2014 A working conference on “The problems of memorialization of the participants of the civil war in Russia” took place in the Memorial human rights centre on April 14. The guests of the conference decided to carry education policy on the events and heroes of the anti-Bolshevik resistance and to present a report […]

YABLOKO to conduct action against amendments to the law on local self-government outside State Duma

Announcement 14.04.2014 YABLOKO will conduct a series of one-person pickets against the amendments to the law on local self-government outside the State Duma on April 15. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin will join the action.

Prof. Mikhail Amosov, YABLOKO Political Committee member, St.Petersburg YABLOKO member, deputy of several convocations of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, turns 55!

YABLOKO conducted picket against cancellation of suburban commuter trains

Press Release, April 11, 2014 YABLOKO’s activists conducted a picket against the reduction of suburban commuter trains earlier today. Secretary of YABLOKO’s Political Committee Galina Mikhaleva participated in the action.

The planned reform of local self-governance disguises its destruction

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 10.04.2014 Draft Federal Law № 469827-6 “On Amending the Federal Law “On General Principles of Local Self-Government in the Russian Federation” has been submitted to the State Duma. The draft law was developed by the working group of the All-Russia Local-Self-Governance Council and the Congress of Municipalities in implementation of […]

YABLOKO’s founder, the world famous economist and outstanding politician Grigory Yavlinsky turned 62 on April 10! Congratulations!

Ivanovo branch of YABLOKO decided to participate in gubernatorial elections

Press Release of the Ivanovo branch of YABLOKO, 08.04.2014 The Regional Council of the Ivanovo branch of YABLOKO took the decision to participate in the coming gubernatorial elections which will be held on September 14, 2014.

YABLOKO to participate in round table “Tortures in Russia: failure to implement the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights”

Announcement, 07.04.2014 A round table called “Tortures in Russia: failure to implement the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights of the part of Article 3 of the European Convention” will take place on April 10. YABLOKO’s member and former Bolotnaya Square rally case prisoner Nikolai Kavkazsky will participate in the event.

Conference “Unsolved environmental problems of Moscow and the Moscow region” took place in Moscow

Press Release, photographs, 05. 04. 2014 The second theoretical and practical conference called “The unsolved environmental problems of Moscow and the Moscow region” where YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Chair of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction Alexei Yablokov participated was conducted in Moscow.

Happy Birthday to Alexei Melnikov, YABLOKO Bureau member, economist and political writer!

YABLOKO took part in the anti-war rally of solidarity with the Ukrainian people

Press release, 07.04.2014 On Sunday, 6 April, an anti-war rally of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and for both Russia and Ukraine joining the European Union was held in Arkhangelsk. The regional branch of the YABLOKO party participated in the action. “Today we have gathered here so that those Russians who welcome annexation of Crimea […]

Protesters to be equated to terrorists

But this refers only to those opposing the government / / By Boris Vishnevsky, Novaya Gazeta, 07.04.2014 On 15 April, the State Duma is going to adopt in the second reading the amendments to the so-called “anti-terrorism package” [of laws]. It was submitted to the State Duma in January, after the terrorist attacks in Volgograd, […]

Moscow Mayor approved of YABLOKO’s demand to provide all polling stations with touchscreen voting machines at Moscow City Duma elections

Press Release, 04.04.2014 According to the Vedomosti newspaper, Moscow Mayor’s Office requested the Central Electoral Commission for 3000 touchscreen voting machines to provide transparency and publicity at Moscow City Duma elections which will take place in September 2014.