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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 March, 2015

Court to consider an application for release on parole for Evgeny Vitishko

Press release, 30.03.2015 On March 31 at 10.00 am the Kirsanov district court of the Tambov region will consider an application for release on parole for Evgeny Vitishko.

STATEMENT of INLW on urgent situation of women in Russia!

27.03.2015 INLW calls for the immediate release of innocent detained YABLOKO women! International Network of Liberal Women (INLW) condemns the continuous arresting and imprisoning of members of oppositional parties in the Republic of Karelia in the Russian Federation! Yesterday two active women of YABLOKO, of which the Women’s organization is a full member of INLW, […]

ALDE-PACE concerned about pressure against liberal opposition in Russia

ALDE-PACE, 28.03.2015 ALDE-PACE is concerned about the growing number of reports pointing at the abuse of justice to silence political opponents in Russia. Yesterday, the Russian liberal party Yabloko confirmed that one of their elected members in the city council of Petrozavodsk, Olga Zaletskaya, has been detained. This new case is part of a larger […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on the 15th anniversary since Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia

26.03.2015 Today is the 15th anniversary since Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia. YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky was Vladimir Putin’s competitor at the presidential elections in 2000… “… I am not going to fight for a “good” Putin. I am going to fight against Putin for the post of the President of Russia. I […]

Statement on events in Russia

ALDE, 26/03/2015 European Liberal Democrats are very concerned by the most recent case brought to our attention by our member party in Russia, YABLOKO, of one of their elected politicians in the Republic of Karelia, Olga Zaletskaya, in opposition, and Alexandra Kornilova, director of the Lentorng trade network, being detained by authorities. There have been […]

Governor Khudilainen to dismissal!

Governor of Karelia must be dismissed for persecution of political opponents Statement by the YABLOKO party, 26.03.2015 Olga Zaletskaya, deputy of Pertozavodsk City Council and Alexandra Kornilova, director of the Lentorng trade network, were detained in Petrozavodsk yesterday.

Sergei Mitrokhin: Beating of a municipal deputy must be investigated

Press Release, 25.03.2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin has sent an appeal to Anatoly Yakunin, head of the Moscow interior, demanding to that he should take the investigation of beating of Moscow municipal deputy Sergei Dorofeyev under his personal control.

Bribed wire for deputies, friends of Joseph Stalin

Press release, 24.03.2015 Sergei Volkov, activist of the Krasnoyarsk branch of YABLOKO, conducted a one-person picketing outside the city administration against installation of a monument to Joseph Stalin in Krasnoyarsk. The activist held the placard which said “Stalin is a tragedy of my family. Deputies, don’t hurt me”.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Russia’s governments have been illegitimate since 1917, 21.03.2015, Interview by Valentina Karyelova For the past three months, the volume of industrial production in St. Petersburg dropped by 9.3 per cent, and the reduction in a number of important industries amounted to 27-29 per cent, wage arrears grew by 19 times, construction of apartments fell by 13 per cent – this is the […]

YABLOKO’s Ten Key Programme Issues

YABLOKO Bureau decision, 05.02.2015 1. The European vector of development based on the values of democracy, human rights, the rule of law and inviolability of private property has no alternative in Russia. The so called Vladimir Putin’s “Eurasian political course” towards Russia’s international isolation, conflict with the West and destabilisation of the former Soviet Union […]

Activist of Dagestan branch of YABLOKO detained

Press release, 22.03.2015 Police detained the activists of the Dagestan branch of YABLOKO Nametkhan Babayev in Makhachkala today.

Statement by St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO against neo-Nazi forum

Statement, 19.03.2015 Under the aegis of the Rodina party [a pro-Putin party that combines nationalist and socialist rhetoric] an International Russian conservative forum will take place in St.Petersburg’s Holiday Inn hotel on March 22.

YABLOKO calls to cut on military expenditures rather than economise on indexation of social allowances

Press Release, 20.03.2015 Today, on 20 March, 2015, the State Duma will examine in the first reading the bill envisaging that idexation of social allowances in line with inflation should be abolished.

Smart power movement supported St.Petersburg journalists

Press release, 18.03.2015 The activists of the Smart Power movement, a group of Grigory Yavlinsky and YABLOKO’s supporters, picketed the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg with a placard “Legislative Assembly mustn’t limit the journalists work”. The activists joined the flashmob conducted by the journalists against the restrictions of the journalists’ work in the city parliament.

Andrei Babushkin doesn’t rule out tortures against Nemtsov’s murder suspect

Press release, 13.03.2015

Publicist Yegor Kholmogorov awarded Sexist of the Year-2014 prize

Press release, 12.03.2015 Yegor Kholmogorov, publicist and co-Chair of the Conservative press-club, won the top prize of the Sexist of the Year-2014 award. He was determined by online voting. The awarding ceremony took place in the House of Journalists (Dom Zhurnalista) in Moscow on March 11. The event was organized by For Feminism initiative group […]

Galina Mikhaleva: Russia has no institutes for provision of gender equality

Press Release, 10.03.2015 Dr.Prof. Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender Faction, made a report on the situation with  women and women entrepreneurs in Russia at the ALDE-GEN conference conducted in Barcelona on the eve of 8 March.

Sergei Mitrokhin: there are no grounds for opening Artur Babayev’s file in the police

Press release, 10.03.2015 Chair of the Dagestan branch of YABLOKO Artur Babayev and his brother were detained in Makhachkala, the Republic of Dagestan, yesterday. Two people in camouflage clothes came up to them to check their documents. After the Babayev brothers showed the documents, they were asked to go to the district police station. They […]

Sexist of the Year – 2014 award ceremony to take place in the House of Journalists in Moscow

Press release, 10.03.2015 On Wednesday, March 11, the fifth ceremony of the Sexist of the Year – 2014 award will take place in the House of Journalists (Dom Zhurnalista) in Moscow. The event will be held with the support of YABLOKO’s Gender Faction.

YABLOKO Gender Faction held a rally in defence of women’s rights in Russia

Press releases, photos, video, 8.03.2015 On 8 March, International Women’s Day, the YABLOKO party held a rally in the centre of Moscow in defence of women’s rights in Russia. The rally was held under the slogan: “Women to Power!”, “The Ability to Give Birth Is Not an Excuse to Oppress!” and “For Equal Rights of […]