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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 November, 2014

Liquidation of the Environmental Watch on North Caucasus is the Adygei authorities’ crime

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 26.11.2014 The decision to liquidate the Environmental Watch on North Caucasus that has been taken by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Adygei is the revenge for the successful long-term activity of the organisation.

Construction of the Parliamentary Centre in a Moscow park is unacceptable!

26.11.2014 Statement by the Moscow branch of the YABLOKO party On November 24, 2014, [the authorities] announced public hearings on “The project [for] area planning in Mnevnikovskaya floodplain” which is part of the natural protection zone “Natural-Historical Park Moskvoretsky”. The project envisages construction of the Parliamentary Centre for the Federal Assembly of Russia. The fact […]

Sergei Mitrokhin proposed to Sergei Naryshkin to abandon construction of the Parliamentary Centre in a Moscow park

Press Release, 26.11.2014 Today, when participating in the Council of Non-Parliamentary Parties “Development of Entrepreneurship in Russia”, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin proposed to Sergei Naryshkin, Speaker of the State Duma, to abandon the construction of the Parliamentary Center in Mnevnikovskaya floodplain nature protection territory.

Boris Vishnevsky: How to measure Putin’s true rating

Boris Vishnevsky’s blog at Ekho Moskvy website, 19.11.2014 At the All-Russia People’s Front forum [a movement founded by Vladimir Putin to replace the ruling United Russia party. Supported by well-known public persons loyal to Putin] Vladimir Putin stated that ruble’s fall shouldn’t upset the citizens of Russia too much.

YABLOKO conducted picketing against violence to women

Press Release, 25.11.2014 On November 25 YABLOKO Gender faction conducted picketing against violence to women within the campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence” under the aegis of the United Nations.

Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing in support of small business

Press release, 24.11.2014 The Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing in support of small businesses on September 22. They called the authorities to give up the plans to introduce new tax imposed on small businesses and also consider substitution of VAT with sales tax and develop a tax reform for this purpose.

YABLOKO congratulates Konstantin Remchukov, Editor-in-Chief of Nezavisimaya Gazeta, on his birthday

Congratulations on behalf of Sergei Mitrokhin and Grigory Yavlinsky, 21.11.2014 Dear Konstantin, Happy birthday! You are the Editor-in-Chief of the Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Independent newspaper), the edition which gives the opportunity to independently speakout, participate in hard-hitting discussions, get to know the opinions of people of different views. Unfortunately, there’re very few titles like yours left […]

YABLOKO to conduct a conference “War in Chechnya: political mistakes and war crimes”

Press release, 20.11.2014 On November 28, YABLOKO will conduct a conference called “War in Chechnya: political mistakes and war crimes” coincided with the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the First Chechen war and 15th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Chechen war. The conference will take place at YABLOKO main office.

St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly refused to support Ekho Moskvy

Press release, 19.11.2014 Deputies of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly refused to include the appeal to Minister of Communications and the Media Nikolai Nikiforiv in support of the Ekho Moskvy radio station in the agenda. The appeal was introduced by YABLOKO’s Boris Vishnevsky and a Just Russia deputy Marina Shishkina. Only 14 deputies out of 50 voted […]

Women’s problems in the regions of Russia: it’s getting worse and more conservative

Press release 14.11.2014 YABLOKO Gender faction and For feminism movement conducted a round table on the status of women in the regions of Russia.

Mitrokhin is for creation of a coalition of oppositional forces but without nationalists and oligarchic parties

Interfax, 15.10.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin is ready to consider the PARNAS’s proposal to create an opposition coalition but the decision will depend on its [coalition] staff.

A Liberal Breakthrough Versus a Conservative Deadlock

Speech by Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO, Russia at the joint YABLOKO-ALDE conference Liberal Values Versus a Conservative Trend in Politics and Public Life in Europe   I am deliberately using the notions of “liberalism” and “conservatism” in a very broad sense here, meaning complex ideological values, rather than logically coherent systems of beliefs. The main difference between these ideologies is […]

YABLOKO Federal Council to formulate tasks for the party for the coming two years

Press release, 12.11.2014 On December 13-14 the meeting of YABLOKO Federal Council will take place. YABLOKO Federal Council is YABLOKO’s representative body and comprises about 160 people who will discuss the situation in the country and work out the party political line for 2015-2016.

Gazprom Media violates the law

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 07.11.2014 The events which take place in connection with the situation with the Ekho Moskvy radio station give evidence that the state strengthens its repressive policy towards mass media.

YABLOKO launched book on history

Press release, 10.11.2014 On November 10, 2014, YABLOKO launched a book on history based on the conference-debate “Historical Knowledge as a Factor of Development” conducted by YABLOKO, the Memorial human rights group and the Sakharov Centre on December 16, 2013.

Ist der Widerstand gebrochen?

Die russische Gesellschaft wurde schleichend entmündigt Galina Michaleva Die offiziell verkündete »konservative Wende« in der russischen Politik macht deutlich, was für die Beobachter von außen durch die demokratische Rhetorik und die dokumentierte Partnerschaft Russlands mit dem Westen bisher verborgen blieb:Die Position Russlands in der Welt und die zunehmenden Konflikte, insbesondere nach der Verschärfung der Krise […]

Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko launched a book on Bolshevism

Press release, 07.11.2014 The grandson of a well-known revolutionary, scientist, journalist, YABLOKO member Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko launched a book on Bolshevism called “Bolshevisks.1917” at Biblio-Globus book store. The author talked to the readers and answered their questions.

On the anniversary of the October Coup of 1917 the YABLOKO party honoured the memory of fighters against Bolsheviks

Press release, 07.11.2014 On November 7, the anniversary of the October Coup of 1917, the YABLOKO party conducted a memory action paying tribute to those who tried to defend democratic Russia in 1917 – junkers and officers who conducted armed resistance to the Bolshevik coup of 1917. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin also participated in the […]

A new tax imposed on small businesses threatens the economy

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 07.11.2014 The YABLOKO party expresses its protest in connection with introduction of a new tax imposed on small businesses.

Vladimir Poutine réduit au silence les activistes écologistes russes

02.12.2014 La cour suprême de la république d’Adyguée dans le Nord Caucase russe a décidé le 21 novembre la liquidation de l’ONG écologiste russe Veille écologiste du Caucase du Nord. L’ONG intervient pour la préservation de l’environnement de la région de Krasnodar et de Sotchi dans le Caucase russe. Elle avait alerté l’opinion publique russe […]