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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 July, 2014

Leader of the ALDE-PACE Group visits YABLOKO

Press Release, 16.07.2014 Newly elected head of the ALDE Group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Jordi Xuclà paid a visit to YABLOKO on July 14. He was greeted by YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin, Secretary of YABLOKO Political Committee Galina Mikhaleva and YABLOKO International Secretary Olga Radayeva.

Court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko case postponed till August 4

Press Release, 16.07.2014 The court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko case was postponed till August 4 since the Tambov penal colony settlement No 2 didn’t manage to provide conference communication with Vitishko. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin who arrived at the court hearing announced about this.

Nikolai Kavkazsky protested against the construction of a metro station

Press Release, 15.07.2014 YABLOKO’s candidate to the Moscow City Duma deputy Nikolai Kavkazsky participated in a picket against the plans of the Moscow Government to construct  the third interchange circuit of the metro through the Sokolniky station. About sixty local residents participated in the action. The construction in that place will destroy the lime avenue, […]

The tragedies in the Moscow metro continue but their causes aren’t investigated

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 15.07.2014 On behalf of the YABLOKO party I express deep condolences to the relatives of those who who died in the Moscow metro today. I wish a quick recovery to the casualties.

YABLOKO leader considers Valeria Novodvorskaya one of the most honest democrats in Russia

Interfax,12.07.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin considers the death of the dissident and politician Valeria Novodvorskaya a loss for Russia’s democratic movement. “The moral levels and criteria are degrading very intensively within the modern opposition movement. Valeria Ilyinichna had always been one of the guarantors of these criteria. Her death is a big loss for the […]

Condolences in connection with the death of Valeria Novodvorskaya

From Sergei Ivanenko, Sergei Mitrokhin, Grigory Yavlinsky, 12.07.2014 Valeria Ilyinichna Novodvorskaya was a bright, passionate person uncomfortable in communication but deeply sincere and naive who couldn’t possible lie and stretch the truth.

The Moscow Mayor’s Office has been trying to form a well-controlled Moscow City Duma

Statement by the Regional Council of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, 10.07.2014 The Moscow Mayor’s Office has been using journalists and commentators so that to convince Muscovites that elections to the Moscow City Duma will be fair and free of fraud and dirty tricks.

The toponymy of Moscow should be the panthen of heroes not the panopticon of villains

Statement by the Regional Council of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, 11.07.2014 The Moscow branch of YABLOKO welcomes the decision of the Moscow Government to rename Ulitsa Podbelskogo metro station into Bulvar Rokossovskogo.

Yabloko leader visits Yevgeny Vitishko

The ALDE party, 08.07.2014 Yevgeny Vitishko, imprisoned in Russia Last week, the leader of Russian ALDE Party member Yabloko, Sergei Mitrokhin, visited one of his party’s members, Yevgeny Vitishko, who is currently serving a three year prison sentence in a penal colony for having criticised Sochi’s governor of corruption and the severe destruction of ecological […]

Residents of Moscow region demanded resignation of governor Vorobyev

Press Release, 10.07.2014 The residents of the Moscow region participated in a protest action against corruption and in support of fair elections conducted by YABLOKO and Anti-corruption front of the Moscow region. The participants of the action also demanded the resignation of governor Vorobyev.

YABLOKO protested against the useless activites of Federation Council

Press Release, 09.07.2014 YABLOKO’s activists conducted picketing against the slapdash activities of the Federation Council [the upper house of Parliament] outside the Parliament building today. The consideration of the 68 bills was on the preliminary agenda and on the final there were 85 bills. The senators plan to consider all of them in one day.

Chair of the Dagestan branch of YABLOKO detained without any reasons

Press Release, 08.07.2014 Chair of the Dagestan branch of YABLOKO Artur Babayev was detained in Makhachkala. The police checked his name against the database and then released him without any explanations.

YABLOKO to protest against the useless activites of Federation Council

Press Release, 08.07.2014 On July 9 YABLOKO activists will picket the Federation Council[the upper house of Parliament] which will conduct the last meeting of the spring session.

A true Hero of Russia

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 03.07.2014 Today is the birthday of Yevgeny Vitishko. If our country was headed by a true patriot, he would have definitely awarded Yevgeny Vitishko with the ‘Hero of Russia’ Star. However, then Vitishko would not have been in a penal colony, and thus part of his heroic […]

YABLOKO demands to file a criminal case against those who attacked candidate for Moscow City Duma deputy Vera Kichanova

Press Release, 07.07.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin forwarded an appeal to the Main military investigation office of the Investigative Committee demanding to conduct a check and take measures against the security officers of a shopping centre who attacked the candidate for Moscow City Duma deputy Vera Kichanova when she collected signatures for the registration.

Anatoly Golov: “Our task is to make the authorities respect citizens”

Press Release, 07.07.2014 Today Anatoly Golov submitted to the St.Petersburg Electoral Commission his documents for registration as candidate for St. Petersburg governor from the YABLOKO party. Anatoly Goalov signed a statement of consent to run in the elections in the Mariynsky Palace, and also handed to the Electoral Commission members the decision of the conference […]

YABLOKO nominated candidates to run in the elections in the Krasnodar Territory

Press Release, 01.07.2014 YABLOKO Federal Bureau nominated candidates to run for duties of the city of Yeysk, Dolzhansky and Kukharivsky urban settlements and for the mayor of the Dolzhanskaya Cossak village.

YABLOKO’s one-person picketing outside administrative board of the Krilatskoye district sabotaged

Press Release, 03.07.2014 YABLOKO activists picketed the administrative board of the Krilatskoye district, Moscow, demanding to return the information materials of Irina Kopkina, YABLOKO’s candidate for Moscow City Duma deputy. Yesterday they picketed the Prefecture of the North-West Administrative District. Last week YABLOKO received an anonymous phone call from a voter who said that the […]

YABLOKO nominated Anatoly Golov to run in St.Petersburg gubernatorial elections

Press Release, 03.07.2014 St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO nominated Anatoly Golov, Co-Chair of the Consumers’ Union of Russia, candidate in St.Petersburg gubernatorial elections.

Mikhail Petrov, YABLOKO member of the Moscow Electoral Commission: The decision of electoral commission to check all 100 per cent of signatures put in favour of candidates will hit not only the candidates from the opposition intending to run in the Moscow parliamentary elections

Press Release, 03.07.2014 Mikhail Petrov, YABLOKO member of the Moscow Electoral Commission said that the decision of Moscow district electoral commissions to check all 100 per cent of signatures put in favour of candidates is targeted against the candidates from the opposition intending to run in the Moscow parliamentary elections. According to the recent law, […]