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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 December, 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year on behalf of YABLOKO!

Citizens of the Netherlands sent letters of support to Evgeny Vitishko

Press release, 17.12.2014 The Netherlands Amnesty International conducted a letter writing marathon on December 10. About a thousand citizens of the Netherlands sent letters of support to prisons of the USA, China, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan and Russia, to the environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko.

Muscovites gathered for a rally in support of the Tomsk TV-2 company

Press release, photos, video, 21.12.2014 A rally in support of the Tomsk TV-2 television company and regional press was held in the centre of Moscow on December 21. The rally was organised by the YABLOKO party, the Glasnost Defense Foundation and the Moscow Union of Journalists.

YABLOKO Federal Council demanded to stop persecution of human rights defenders in Chechnya

Press release, 15.12.2014 YABLOKO Federal Council condemned the current actions of Ramzan Kadyrov, President of Chechnya, aimed against the Committe against tortures and demanded to abolish the introduced principle of collective family responsibility for crimes.

Yabloko in Russia’s political spectrum

Other congresses:

Grigory Yavlinsky proposes to change the government or its economic unit and appoint ex Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin chair of the government

Press releases, photos, video, 13.12.2014 At present Russia faces two threats: a war and an economic collapse, said YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky. Speaking at the Federal Council of the YABLOKO party on Saturday, he proposed a programme of countermeasures. According to Yavlinsky, one of such measures should be resignation of the government and appointment of […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: “One should conduct a legitimate referendum on the Crimean issue”

Press release, 13.12.2014 YABLOKO leader, when opening the Federal Council, stated that the solution of the Crimean issue can become only a legitimate referendum with the agreement of Ukraine and control of international organizations. An international conference should be conducted beforehand.

YABLOKO’s Federal Council demands investigation of the attack against journalist Lev Shlosberg

Press Release 16.12.2014 On 29 August, 2014, Lev Shlosberg, head of the Pskov YABLOKO, PM of the Pskov Regional Assembly and renown journalist and editor of independent newspaper Pskovskyaya Gubernia [who wrote about the secret burials of Russian soldiers who were sent to fight in Ukraine and were killed there] was attacked and severely injured. […]

Yabloko meets for Federal Council

The ALDE party,15/12/2014 This weekend in Moscow, the YABLOKO Federal Council met and discussed the situation in Russia and decided on the party’s political line for 2015-2016, for local and regional elections, and the State Duma elections scheduled for 2016.

YABLOKO Federal Council to discuss Putin’s politics, economy and elections to the State Duma

Announcement, 11.12.2014 The meeting of YABLOKO Federal Council will take place in the Moskovsky city on December 13-14. Vladimir Putin’s political course, the state of Russia’s economy and preparation for the coming State Duma elections will be the main issues of the meeting.

Lev Shlosberg awarded Moscow Helsinki Group prize

Press Release, 10.12.2014 Chair of the pskov branch of YABLOKO, deputy of the Pskov region Legislative Assembly and the Editor-in-Chief of the Pskov Gubernia newspaper Lev Shlosberg was awarded the Moscow Helsinki Group prize in the nomination “For courage in protecting human rights”.

A United Russia party member and recidivist won in the election in Kuban, YABLOKO candidate came second

Press Release, 08.12.2014 According to the result of the Novotitarevsky rural settlement, Kuban, head elections, the current head of the settlement Sergei Koshman, the ruling party member, gained 81.75 percent. YABLOKO member Vyecheslav Gushcha took the second place with the result of 15.36 percent.

Even Public Prosecutor of Crimea spoke against the law on nationalisation

Press Release, 8.12.2014 After the address of the YABLOKO party, Public Prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea recognised that the law on nationalization in the Crimea violated the federal law, and sent to the State Council of the Republic of Crimea a corresponding motion.

Where will they take radioactive waste from Angarsk?

Press Release, 04.12.2014 The Krasnoyarsk branch of YABLOKO’s environmental faction “Green Russia” has expressed its deep concern about the poor quality of the documents submitted for public discussion on the assessment of environmental impact of the project envisaging decommissioning of storage facilities of 310 OAO Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Complex.

Lev Shlosberg awarded the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize

Press Release, 03.12.2014 Lev Shlosberg, leader of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, MP in the Pskov Regional Legislative Assembly and renown journalist, was awarded the Moscow Helsinki Group Prize in the field of human rights.

Chief Federal Inspector on Mordovia threatens to take away children from Ukrainian refugees

Press Release, 02.12.2014 On December 2, 2014, Chief Federal Inspector on Mordovia Alexander Pykov visited the refugees from Ukraine in the Atma village, the Republic of Mordovia. Instead of providing aid to the refugees he threatened to take away their children.

YABLOKO participated in rally in support of doctors

Press Release, 30.11.2014 The YABLOKO party participated in the march and rally under the slogan “For reasonable medicine” which took place in Moscow. More than 5400 people participated in the action.

Maria Yefimova: Exhaustive measures are being taken

Maria Yefimova’s blog, 27.11.2014 We, Youth YABLOKO’s activists, brought claims demanding to investigate the murder of YABLOKO member and opposition journalist Timur Kuashev to Prosecutor General’s office and the Investigative Committee on October 8, 2014.

Prosecutors are evicting Ukrainian refugees after Sergei Mitrokhin spoke about their situation on an evening TV show

Press Release, 28.11.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin told TV viewers about a real situation of refugees from Ukraine in the village of Atma, Mordovia. The popular TV programme took place at Channel One on November 27.

Sergei Mitrokhin: dissident Vladimir Bukovsky does have Russian citizenship

Press Release, 27.11.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin lodged an application to Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister, to solve the problem of Russian citizenship for a well-known dissident, writer and human rights activist Vladimir Bukovsky.