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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 August, 2014

Attack on and severe injury of Lev Shlosberg is political revenge

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 30.08.2014 Lev Shlosberg, Chair of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, was attacked and severely injured last night. He is in hospital in the state of moderately grave condition. Fortunately, there is no threat to his life already.

Местен лидер на руската опозиционна партия ”Яблоко” бе пребит

30.08.2014, Лидерът на опозиционната партия “Яблоко” в Псковка област и депутат от местния парламент Лев Шлосберг е бил пребит в петък вечерта и има тежка черепно-мозъчна травма, съобщават руските медии, цитирани от ”Дневник”.

Kirill Goncharov’s volunteers attacked twice within two days

Press Release, 26.08.2014 On August 24 the volunteers of Kirill Goncharov, YABLOKO candidate for the Moscow City Duma deputy, were attacked by the strangers who seized their campaign materials.

Action in memory of Malaysia Airlines Boeing crash victims

Press Release,25.08.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and the activists of the party laid flowers to the Dutch Embassy in memory of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing crach victims. Forty days went by since the tragedy.

Mitrokhin: The flag of Russia is the only thing left from democracy in our country

Press Release, 22.08.2014 On August 22 YABLOKO’s activists participated in a march and rally devoted to Russia’s National Flag Day and the win over GKChP (State Committee on the State of Emergency). The event was conducted by the For human rights group. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin also participated in the action.

Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO participated in action for united and independent Ukraine

Press Release, 22.08.2014 The activists of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO participated in an action of solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

YABLOKO created mobile app for Moscow City Duma elections

Press Release, 20.08.2014 The YABLOKO party has created a mobile app devoted to the Moscow City Duma elections which will take place on September 14, 2014. The app gives information about YABLOKO candidates to the Moscow City Duma deputies in 45 electoral districts and also shows the names of their rivals.

Mobbing of Andrei Makarevich is fascism

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 18.08.2014 The rabid mobbing of Andrei Makarevich [Russian rock star, frontman of the decades-old band Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine)], who had given a concert for the children of refugees in Svyatogorsk (the Donetsk region), spreads through the channels of totalitarian propaganda: with absurd accusations, lies, unlawful demands to deprive him of […]

Maxim Kruglov’s team collected over 6,000 signatures in favour of amendments to the law on capital repairs of residential housing

Press Release, 19.08.2014 YABLOKO candidate to the Moscow City Duma deputy Maxim Kruglov and his team have collected over 6,000 signatures of Moscow residents in favour of amendments to the law on capital repairs of residential housing.

Chess do not smell

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi website, 13.08.2014 The day before yesterday Russia’s corruption once again showed to the whole world the part of the body one sits on. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was re-elected president of FIDE in Tromsø, Norway.

YABLOKO slams possible re-election of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as FIDE President

LI, 14.08.2014 Yabloko (LI full-member) has called on the World Chess Federation (FIDE) not to re-elect Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as President ahead of the Federation’s Congress meeting in Tromsø, Norway on 11 August.

Court unlawfully removed YABLOKO’s candidate from elections in Yeysk

Press Release,13.08.2014 Chair of the Yeysk branch of YABLOKO (the Krasnodar Territory) Alexandr Korovayny announced that the court removed him from participation in the elections to the Yeysk City Council. The court satisfied the demand of United Russia’s (the ruling party) Vladimir Pologovsky who claims that YABLOKO violated its organisation charter when nominating the candidate.

Voronezh branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing for peace in Ukraine

Press Release,13.08.2014 The Voronezh branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing for peace in Ukraine. The activists held placards which said: “YABLOKO is against bloodshed and violence, separatism and terrorism, information wars”, “We support peaceful residents of Donbass by this action”, “YABLOKO support peace in Ukraine, stop of military actions, territorial integrity, true-to-fact event coverage by mass […]

Boris Vishnevsky: firestarters help fire victims

Boris Vishnevsky’s blog at the Echo Moskvi website, 12.08.2014 It’s obvious that Eastern Ukraine needs humanitarian aid. But the hypocrisy of Russia’s authorities who proposed this initiative and every day slop crocodile tears over the sufferings of the residents of Donetsk and Luhansk(the sufferings are real, no doubt about this) is equally obvious.

Boris Vishnevsky on FIDE President elections

12.08.2014 Boris Vishnevsky, YABLOKO Bureau member and MP in St.Peterburg parliament: In my view election of [ex head of Russia’s Republic of Kalmykia] Kirsan Ilyumzhinov FIDE President against another candidate [world chess champion] Garry Kasparov is a disgrace for the world chess [as sport]. And it is also a big disgrace for Russia because it […]

Boris Vishnevsky: The innocent will answer for the guilty

Boris Vishnevsky’s blog at the Echo Moskvi website, 08.08.2014 When Magnitsky bill was introduced Putin and his escort responded with anti-orphan law.

Youth YABLOKO in Novosibirsk conducted picketing against Putin’s sanctions

Press Release, 08.08.2014 On August 8, member of the Novosibirsk Youth YABLOKO Kirill Maryin conducted one-person picketing against anti-Western and anti-Russian sanctions introduced by Putin which limit the customers rights.

FIDE President should have tried to secure the rights of Carlsen’s World Cup match through corruption., 11/08/2014, Google translation Tromsø (Dagbladet): It took about three hours before the presidential election in the International sjakkforundet (FIDE) took complete guy. Thereupon the British chess player and -kommentatoren Nigel Short and confronted the incumbent Kirsan Iljumzjinov with specific corruption charges.

Putin’s sanctions hit on the citizens of Russia

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 07.08.2014 The introduction of counter measures on behalf of Putin’s Administration in respond to the economic sanctions of the West gives an impulse to a new wave of the multilateral international conflict. The measures banning the food import from a number of countries have been taken only to make a […]

YABLOKO: re-election of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as President of FIDE is inadmissible

Press Release,08.08.2014 YABLOKO Bureau addresses the delegates of the FIDE congress with an urgent request not to support the candidacy of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov at the voting for the President of the World Chess Federation. The elections have to take place in Tromsø, Norway, on August 11.