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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 February, 2015

Boris Vishnevsky: He also perished at this war

Boris Vishnevsky’s blog on the Ekho Moskvy website, 28.02.2015 “With all due respect to the memory of Boris Nemtsov, in political terms he did not pose any threat to the current Russian leadership or Vladimir Putin. If we compare popularity levels, Putin’s and the government’s ratings and so on, in general Boris Nemtsov was just […]

YABLOKO will dedicate its antiwar action in the centre of Moscow to Boris Nemtsov

Press release, 28.02.2015 On March 1 YABLOKO will conduct an antiwar action under the slogan “No war with Ukraine” at Tverskaya Street, Moscow.

YABLOKO to participate in the mourning demonstration

Press release, 28.02.2015 On March 1 YABLOKO will participate in the mourning demonstration and also conduct an antiwar action [which has been announced beforehand] dedicating it to the memory of Boris Nemtsov. Earlier YABLOKO have adopted a statement which runs that “the political responsibility for this crime lies on the authorities and personally on Vladimir […]

YABLOKO paid tribute to the memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press release, 28.02.2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO Bureau members and the party activists laid flowers to the crime scene of Boris Nemtsov at Moscow’s Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge.

Grigory Yavlinsky on the murder of Boris Nemtsov

Grigory Yavlinsky’s blog in Live Journal, 28.02.2015 The murder of Boris Nemtsov is a war which came to us visibly and blatantly. He opposed it and tried to stop the death of Ukrainians and Russians who became victims of the cynical military propaganda.

Sergei Mitrokhin on the murder of Boris Nemtsov

27.02.2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin claims that the murder of Boris Nemtsov is a challenge to the whole of the society and calls the authorities to capture those who committed and ordered the crime. “It’s absolutely obvious that it wasn’t an accidental murder but a political one,” said YABLOKO leader to Interfax. According to Mitrokhin, […]

Sergei Mitrokhin’s and Grigory Yavlinsky’s reaction to the murder of Boris Nemtsov

27.02.2015 Twitter: Sergei Mitrokhin: “Outraged with foul murder of Boris Nemtsov. Condolences to relatives and colleagues. This is political terror. Opposition must harshly react to it” Grigory Yavlinsky: “This is a very grave crime. There are no words for it. The political responsibility lies on the authorities and personaly president. Deepest condolences to the mother and […]

‘An outstanding political figure in post-Soviet Russia’ – ALDE members pay tribute

ALDE, 02.03.2015 Liberals and Democrats across Europe have expressed their shock and sadness following the shooting of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow on Friday night. Here are a few of their statements: Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of United Democratic Party Yabloko, Russia: “The murder of Boris Nemtsov is a war which came to us visibly and blatantly. He opposed it […]

Thousands join memorial march in Moscow

ALDE, 02.03.2015 Tens of thousands of people joined a rally in Moscow on Sunday in the biggest show of defiance in four years. Members of RPR-PARNAS and YABLOKO, the ALDE Party’s member parties in Russia, joined with many thousands of Russian citizens in the mourning demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov. The march has been […]

YABLOKO to conduct an anti-war action in the centre of Moscow on March 1

Press release, 26.02.2015 On March 1 YABLOKO will conduct an antiwar action under the slogan “No war with Ukraine” at Tverskaya Street, Moscow.

Double standards do not flatter the Mayor

Open letter to Sergei Sobyanin, Moscow Mayor, and collection of signatures on, 20.02.2015 Tomorrow a progovermnet “Anti-Maidan” rally will take place at the Revolution Square, near the Kremlin. The action has got a permission by the Moscow authorities. Today, the Mayor’s Office denied the opposition forces the opportunity to hold a demonstration on the […]

A Conscious Choice?

By Grigory Yavlinsky. Novaya Gazeta, 6 February 2015 Russia’s place and role in the modern world is under the attack of the “collective West”, and not the political regime. Action needs to be taken now – otherwise it will soon prove impossible to stop the rollercoaster as it gathers momentum. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev declared […]

‘Imperial neo-Bolshevism’ in Kremlin, say Russian Liberals

Liberal International, 19.02.2015 Ahead of opposition rallies organised by Russia’s liberals, Yabloko, to protest President Putin’s meddling in Ukraine, party’s Political Committee has charged Russia’s present regime with “national-imperial neo-Bolshevism.” 

North Ossetia branch of YABLOKO conucted picketing in support of environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko

Press release, 19.02.2015 On February 18, the day of solidarity with the imprisoned environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko, leader of the North Ossetia branch of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction Atsamaz Khadykov and Youth Yabloko activist Alan Alykov conucted one-person picketing in support of the political prisoner. The picketing was held in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia.

YABLOKO to form its column at the coming opposition anti-war march

Press release, 19.02.2014 On March 1st, the YABLOKO party will form its own column at the opposition march, its slogan will be “No war with Ukraine”. YABLOKO will also conduct anti-war actions in a number of Russia’s cities: St.Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Barnaul, Voronezh, Kazan. In St. Petersburg the authorities refused to authorize any of the […]

Day of solidarity with imprisoned ecologist Evgeny Vitishko conucted in Moscow

Press release, 18.02.2015 Today, the day of solidarity with imprisoned ecologist Evgeny Vitishko, YABLOKO and environmental activists conducted a series of one-person picketing by Prosecutor General’s Office. Shortly before Vitishko’s lawyer Sergei Loktev announced that he had prepared the parole application which will be filed on 18 February.

Russia’s political regime is turning into national-imperial neo-Bolshevism

Press Release, 18.02.2015 YABLOKO Political Committee believes that the present Russia’s regime of peripheral authoritarianism is turning into national-imperial neo-Bolshevism. The key element to this development has been inadequate foreign policies. The main slogan of the democratic opposition in these conditions must be the demand to stop interfering into Ukraine’s affairs.

St.Petersburg opposition agreed to conduct a consolidated march under the slogan “No war! No crisis!”

Press release, 16.02.2015 On Monday, February 16, the representatives of the organising committee of the march and rally on March 1 will bring a notification on the conduction of a protest action under the slogan “No war! No crisis!”to the St.Petersburg city administration. The slogan was supported by the St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO.

Grigory YAVLINSKY: Economy cannot survive these political decisions

Novaya Gazeta, 09.02.2015 The anti-European movement, to the historically reverse side will not lead to the crisis but to crash Anna Artemjeva / Novaya Gazeta The position of Yabloko Party and its leader Grigory YAVLINSKY was always uncompromisingly pacifist. But today the matter of how to treat the war has crossed the line of just […]

Avoid towing: Department of Transport will give automobilists an additional minute

Press release, 11.02.2015 The Department of Transport agreed with YABLOKO’s proposal to impose an SMS-warning system on towing of vehicles. If the driver manages to displace their car it won’t be towed.