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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 June, 2014

YABLOKO candidates to the Moscow City Duma detained in the North-West of Moscow

Press Release, 27.06.2014 Right now two candidates to the Moscow City Duma from the YABLOKO party – municipal deputies Grigory Semyonov and Mikhail Peskov – are locked in room No 503 of the Prefect’s Office of the North-West District of Moscow.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Gubernatorial elections in St.Petersburg without Oksana Dmitryieva will be illegitimate

Press Release, 24.06.2014 St.Petersburg YABLOKO will discuss nomination of the party candidate to run in the gubernatorial elections in St. Petersburg at the meeting of the federal Bureau of the Party at the end of the week. Such a statement was made by Grigory Yavlinsky, leader of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, at […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Cancellation of the decision of the Federation Council to send troops to Ukraine will be a good prologue for an international conference to resolve the conflict

Press Release, 24.06.2014 Grigory Yavlinsky supported the proposal made by Russian President Vladimir Putin to cancel the decision of the Federation Council “to use the armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine” and expressed cautious optimism in this respect. Yavlinsky noted that this decision would become a good prologue to an […]

YABLOKO lit up 1,418 candles in memory of the Second World War

Press Release, 22.06.2014 YABLOKO’s leaders, party activists and Moscow citizens took part in a memorial action “1,418 candles per every day of the war” commemorating the victims of the Second World War. The action was held in Moscow at night from June 21 to June 22 (the day the USSR was attacked by Hitler’s troops).

YABLOKO nominated candidates to run in Moscow City Duma elections

Press Release, 19.06.2014 On June 19, the conference of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO nominated candidates to run in 45 election precinct in the Moscow parliamentary elections. The delegates of the conference passed the list of candidates in the course of secret voting.

YABLOKO’s mobile reception office detained by police

Press Release, 20.06.2014 Police have just arrested YABLOKO’s activists who work at the mobile reception office of the party in the Strogino district, Moscow. YABLOKO’s municipal deputy Grigory Semyonov have also been detained. The activists have been taken to a police department to give evidence.

Grigory Yavlinsky on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine for the BBC World Service BBC World News


Yavlinsky: Democratic Russia needs functional democracy in Europe

Liberal International, 19.06.2014 Grigory Yavlinsky, the co-founder of the LI full member Yabloko, the Russian liberal party, was welcomed in the Houses of Parliament in London by LI Vice President on the Bureau Baroness Kishwer Falkner. The discussion, which focused on the further deterioration of the situation in Russia, the Ukrainian crisis and the global […]

YABLOKO Anti-Corruption Centre caught Samara authorities in a “golden” car washing services order for municipal cars

Press Release, 19.06.2014 The Administration of Samara canceled a very expensive contract for car washing after an appeal of YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin to the Ministry of Social, Demographical and Family Policies of the Samara region and to head of the Ministry Marina Antimonova. YABLOKO received the official notification today.

Youth YABLOKO activists in Stavropol and Vladikavkaz detained for one-person picketing in support of Bolotnaya rally prisoners

Press Release, 19.06.2014 On the threshold of the court hearings of the appeal on the “first wave” of the Bolotnaya Square rally case the activists of Youth YABLOKO from the Krasnodar Territory, North Ossetia, Stavropol, Ekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow conducted a series of one-person pickets in support of the Bolotnaya prisoners.

Youth Yabloko activists detained for one-person picketing

Youth YABLOKO activists Alan Alikov from North Ossetia and Kirill Bobro from the Stavropol Region were detained by police today during one-person pickets in support of the prisoners of the Bolotnaya rally case. One-person pickets do not need any permits from the authorities, thus arrests were absolutely unlawful.

The Voronezh branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing in support of peaceful population of Donbass

Press Release, 18.06.2014 A second picket in support of peaceful population of Donbass, Ukraine, was conducted by the regional branch of YABLOKO in Voronezh. A series of such pickets was launched by YABLOKO in Voronezh on June 10.

Youth YABLOKO activists conducted picketing in support of the Bolotnaya Square rally case prisoners

Press Release, 18.06.2014 The activists of Moscow Youth YABLOKO conducted one-person picketing in support of the Bolotnaya Square rally case prisoners outside the Moscow City Court. The action was conducted on the threashold of the court hearings of the appeal on the “first wave” of the Bolotanaya rally case. Youth YABLOKO activists from the Krasnodar […]

Leader of the Moscow Region YABLOKO organized a visit to the circus for children

Press Release, 18.06.2014 Alexander Gunko, leader of the Moscow Region YABLOKO, organized a charitable visit to a famous Moscow circus for children from low-income families. This allowed 50 people to watch a new performance by the circus – a comic phantasmagoria based on the memories of an old clown.

Tatarstan branch of YABLOKO united democratic forces at the elections to State Council

Press Release, 17.06.2014 The conference of the Tatarstan branch of YABLOKO nominated candidates to run in the elections to the State Council of the Republic. The mixed electoral system will be used: 50 candidates entered the party list and 50 candidates were nominated in the electoral districts. The list of candidates united the democratic forces […]

A new book by Evgeny Bunimovich launched in YABLOKO’s office

Press Release, 16.06.2014 On June 11, a new book by Evgeny Bunimovich, Moscow Ombudsman for Children, YABLOKO Political Committee member, ex deputy of the Moscow City Duma and teacher of mathematics, entitled “When the sky was laid with asphalt” was launched at YABLOKO’s main office. The book was entitled after the first line of his […]

Moscow YABLOKO conference to nominate candidates to run in Moscow parliamentary elections

Announcement, 16.06.2014 Moscow YABLOKO Regional conference will nominate candidates to run in the Moscow City Duma elections. The list of 45 candidates will be validated by secret voting.

Lev Shlosberg, leader of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, nominated to run for the Governor of the Pskov region

Press release, 13.06.2014 On June 12 delegates of the Conference of the Pskov branch of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO nominated head of the branch and MP of the regional parliament Lev Shlosberg to run for the Governor of the Pskov Region.

Youth YABLOKO to conduct picketing in support of Bolotnaya rally case prisoners

Announcement, 17.06.2014 On Wednesday, June 18, Youth YABLOKO activists from Moscow, the Krasnodar Territory, Nizhni Novgorod, North Ossetia and other Russia’s regions will conduct a series of one-person pickets in support of Bolotnaya rally case prisoners. The action will take place on the threashold of the court hearings of the appeal on the “first wave” […]

YABLOKO to light 1418 candles in memory of the Second World War

Announcement, June 16, 2014 In the night from June 21 to June 22 the YABLOKO party will hold its annual event “1418 Candles for Each Day of the War” to commemorate the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s attack on the Soviet Union.