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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

Youth Yabloko filed an appeal to Moscow Prosecutor’s Office demanding to withdraw charges against prisoners of the Bolotnaya Square rally case

Press Release, 16.06.2014 Youth Yabloko filed an appeal to Prosecutor Geaneral’s Office and Moscow Prosecutor’s Office demanding to withdraw charges against the prisoners of the Bolotnaya Square rally case. An appeal against the court decision which adjudged eight prisoners of the Bolotnaya Square rally case guilty will be held on June 19, 2014.

Activists of the Voronezh branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing in support of peaceful population of Donbas

Press Release, 11.06.2014 A series of one-person pickets in support of peaceful population of Donbas was conducted by the activists of the Voronezh branch of YABLOKO on June 10.

Grigory Yavlinsky discussed problems of international politics and economics in the UK

Press Release, 16.06.2014 Past week, Russian politician and economist Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky visited Great Britain at hte invitaiton of Cambridge University. The main purpose of the trip was a lecture at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University. Grigory Yavlinsky met with professors and students of the famous King’s College, and also visited Trinity College and […]

Sergei Mitrokhin to prepare the party for federal elections

Press Release, 11.06.2014 Sergei Mitrokhin took the decision not to run in the Moscow City Duma elections which will be held on September 14, 2014. Sergei Mitrokhin announced his decision at the meeting of Moscow YABLOKO Regional Council.

Renaming Volgograd into Stalingrad is unacceptable

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 10.06.2014 The YABLOKO party is categorically against the return of the name [Stalingrad] coined after executioner of Russia’s people Joseph Stalin to the city of Volgograd. Nobody in Russia or in the world will take such renaming as entrenchment of the historic battle [under Stalingrad in the Second World War].


by the YABLOKO party and candidate from the party in the elections to the Moscow City Duma 1. The European vector of development based on the values of democracy, human rights, rule of law and inviolability of private property have no alternatives in Russia. Vladimir Putin’s policies towards international isolation of Russia and the conflict […]

The Moscow YABLOKO Regional Council recommended candidates to run in the Moscow parliamentary elections from the party

Press release, 11.06.2014 The Moscow YABLOKO Regional Council recommended candidates to be considered by the party conference to run in 41 precincts in the Moscow parliamentary elections. The meeting of the Regional Council lasted for seven hours and finished late at night. The candidates represented YABLOKO, other democratic parties and movements and independent candidates.

Youth Yabloko activists united in a cross-regional structure

Press Release, 10.06.2014 Youth Yabloko activists from 25 regions of Russia conducted a conference where they decided to unite in a cross-regional structure. The conference took place after a protest action called “14 years of Putin’s Russia” in Moscow on June 7.

Yuri Shchekochikhin will always be in our memory

Condolences from the YABLOKO party, 09.06.2014 Yuri Shchekochikhin, a Man with a capital letter, journalist and politician, who made a great contribution to the building of democracy in Russia, was born on June 9. It is already 11 years that he is not with us, but a memory of him will always live in our […]

Youth Yabloko conducted protest action “14 years of Putin’s Russia”

Press Release, 07.06.2014 Youth YABLOKO activists from different regions of Russia conducted a protest action called “14 years of Putin’s Russia” in Moscow on June 7.

Ex Chair of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO Maxim Petlin was denied parole

Press Release, 06.06.2014 The Verkh-Isetsky district court of Ekaterinburg denied parole to Ex Chair of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO Maxim Petlin. The reasons for the denial were not announced. Petlin can appeal against the decision within 10 days.

Every bill should have personal authorship

Press Release, 05.06.2014 The bills should always have a specific author and should be introduced on behalf of deputies not the bodies of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly. At the moment the bills of the commissions and committees are anonymous which makes the lawmaking process non-transparent and corruptogenic. Head of YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly Grigory […]

Czech ANO party joins ALDE group in the European Parliament

The ALDE Group, 04.06.2014 The newly elected heads of delegation of the ALDE group met for the first time yesterday since the European elections and formally agreed to accept the application of the Czech ANO 2011 Party as member of the group.

Grigory Yavlinsky: YABLOKO to focus its resources on Pskov region gubernatorial elections

Press Release, 03.06.2014 YABLOKO consider the gubernatorial elections in the Pskov region a federal task and in case of win the party will implement its programme on regional economic development including the transfer of land to citizens free of charge for housing construction. YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky announced this at a press conference in Pskov. […]

YABLOKO activists brought books to Moscow libraries

Press Release, 03.06.2014 The activists of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO brought books to Moscow libraries on May 27-28 under the annual action coincided with All Russia Library Day.

Russia has exhausted its potential of extensive raw economic growth – YABLOKO

Online newspaper Yevrovisti, 02.06.2014 «The economic trends in recent years (in Russia) allow to reach a clear conclusion: the potential of Putin’s model of extensive raw growth has exhausted». This was stated by the founder of the Russian political party YABLOKO, Grigory Yavlinsky, an economist, in his report on the YABLOKO St Petersburg branch re-election […]

YABLOKO’s Anton Stamlevsky to become Ombudsman for entrepreneurs’ rights in Tver

Press Release, 02.06.2014 Presidential Commissioner for entrepreneurs’ rights Boris Titov approved of head of the Tver branch of YABLOKO Anton Stamlevsky’s candidacy for a post of Ombudsman for entrepreneurs’s rights in the Tver region.

Provocateur tried to sabotage YABLOKO at rally in defence of children

Press Release, 01.06.2014 A provocateur tried to disrupt the speech of head of YABLOKO Gender faction Galina Mikhaleva at a rally in defence of children on June 1. Despite the provocation Galina Mikhaleva finished her speech.