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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 May, 2014

Mitrokhin demands from Moscow Prosecutor’s office to punish those guilty of beating YABLOKO member

Press Release, 30.05.2014 A group of unidentified men dressed in black private security uniforms and the White Guard military uniforms beat member of the Regional council of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, municipal deputy Nikolai Pinyasov on May 29. YABLOKO appealed to Moscow Prosecutor Sergei Kudeneyev with the demand to bring the guilty to responsibility […]

A court hearing on the Alfa Bank lawsuit to YABLOKO to take place tomorrow

Press Release, 29.05.2014 Tomorrow, on May 30, a hearing on the lawsuit from Alfa Bank and one of its heads and oligarch Mikhail Fridman to YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Izvestia newspaper will take place in the Moscow Arbitration Court.

Nikolai Kavkazsky: Crimea instead of pensions

Nikolai Kavkazsky’s blog at Radio Liberty, 23.05.2014 The Russian government have been discussing the initiative of extension of the retirement age for a long time. This way the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov proposed to decrease budget burden. Head of the Russian industrialists and entrepreneurs union Alexandr Shokhin claimed both men and women should retire […]

Moscow Youth YABLOKO activist attacked during an action of protest

Press Release, 28.05.2014 Moscow Youth YABLOKO conducted a series of one-person pickets against the new arrests in connection with the Bolotnaya Square rally case, searches in the YABLOKO office and the flats of civil activists, toughening the legislation and strengthening the TV propaganda. The action which was held in the style of surrealist Rene Magritte […]

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin met with public activists in Kabardino-Balkaria and Chechnya

Press Release, 26.05.2014 On May 25 and 26 Sergei Mitrokhin held meetings with environmentalists, election observers, public activists and YABLOKO members during his working visit to Kabardino-Balkaria and Chechnya.

Liberal Democrats are key to the formation of a stable parliamentary majority

The ALDE party, 27.05.2014 Speaking after the liberal prime ministers’ meeting ahead of the informal European Council, ALDE Party President Sir Graham Watson said: “The political groups of the EPP and the PES parties lost 70 seats in the May 22-25 election. There will be 70 ALDE MEPs in the next European Parliament. Liberal Democrats […]

Sergei Mitrokhin to give a lecture for public activists how to fight against unlawful construction in the cities

Press Release, 23.05.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin will give a lecture “Unlawful Construction: Its Causes, Beneficiaries and How to Fight Against It”. The lecture is organised by “The School of Resistance” which is an independent civil activists’ project.

Liberals and Democrats will remain the kingmakers in the new Parliament

The ALDE Group, 26.05.2014 Taking stock of preliminary election results to the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, the ALDE group President underlined this morning:

Human rights and inter-ethnic relations in the Northern Caucasus discussed in Pyatigorsk

Press Release, 25.05.2014 Pyatigorsk, May 24, 2014. The YABLOKO party and representatives of the human rights community organised an interregional conference “Human Rights and Inter-Ethnic Relations in the Northern Caucasus”. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, member of the party Political Committee and a human rights activist Valery Borshchev, Valery Goryachev, Chief of YABLOKO Staff, and leaders […]

Sergei Ivanenko: A gas contract with China is not an alternative to trading with Europe

Commentary, 23.05.2014 Sergei Ivanenko, renowned economist and member of the Political Committee of the YABLOKO party, gave his commentary on Gazprom and CNPC’ signing of USD 400 billion worth contract on gas supplies to China for a 30-year period.

Victor Kogan-Yasny: If a new form of state structure is not found, Ukraine might face a real collapse

Press Release, 23.05.2014 Victor Kogan-Yasny, a well-known human rights advocate and Grigory Yavlinsky’s advisor, gave a lecture which expressed his point of view on the events in Ukraine at YABLOKO’s office on May 22.

Russian regime with an unprecedented crack down on Yabloko

Liberal International, 23.05.2014 As part of a quickly intensifying oppression crusade against the opposition, the Russian law enforcement authorities have searched the Moscow headquarters of Yabloko (LI full member) for the first time in the 20-year history of the party.

YABLOKO’s Moscow headquarters searched

By Natalia Zotova, Novaya Gazeta, 22.05.2014 For the first time since foundation of the party there was a search in the party Moscow headquarters – and in connection with the events taking place 18 months ago. In November 2012 Andrei Rudomakha, a well-known environmentalist in the Krasnodar Territory and YABLOKO activist, was arrested for several […]

YABLOKO’s Moscow headquarters searched

Press release, 22.05.2014 Investigators have just completed a search in the Moscow headquarters of the YABLOKO party and took away a personal computer. The search was conducted within a criminal case raised under Article 298.1 of the Criminal Code “Slander Against the Judge”. The case was initiated against the Andrei Rudomakha, ex-Chair of the Krasnodar […]

Sergei Mitrokhin interrogated on Andrei Rudomakha case

Press Release, 21.05.2014 Today YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin was interrogated in the Zamoskvoretsky Investigation Department as a witness in the trial on Andrei Rudomakha, ex Chair of the Krasnodar branch of YABLOKO “for libel against a judge”. The interrogation was held by senior investigator Sergei Smirnov.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as FIDE President is a disgrace not only for Russia but for the whole world

Statement by YABLOKO Bureau, 16.05.2014 Regular elections of FIDE President have to take place in Tromso, Norway, in August 2014. At present this post has been taken by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, ex-President of the Republic of Kalmykia, Russia, and he will compete for another term of FIDE presidency.

The elections to the European Parliament will start tomorrow. We wish success to our colleagues from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and to Guy Verhofstadt who is running for the European Commission president!

Sergei Mitrokhin re-elected Chairman of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO

Press Release, 18.05.2014 On May 17 Sergei Mitrokhin was re-elected Chairman of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO for two years term. He was supported by 27 delegates during the secret voting at the report-and-election conference. His opponent, member of Moscow YABLOKO regional council Mikhail Petrov received 11 votes.

Happy Birthday and best wishes for further success! Today YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin turns 51.

Sergei Mitrokhin is our leader!

The participants of the rally on the anniversary of deportation of Crimean Tatars demanded to establish the Day of Deported Ethnic Groups

Press Release, 18.05.2014 A rally in memory of the deported ethnic groups on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of deportation of the Crimean Tatars took place in Moscow on May 18. The rally was organised by the Committee Against Xenophobia and the YABLOKO party. The participants of the action paid tribute to the memory […]