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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 May, 2015

Meeting with one of the first women – commanders of civil aviation took place in YABLOKO

Press Release, 29.05.2015 On Thursday, May 28, YABLOKO Gender faction held a meeting with Commander Christine de Saint Genois de Grand Breucq, France, Doctor of law and human rights activist, civil aviation pilot, who became one of the world’s first women aircraft commanders.

Two films by Grigory Amuel shown in YABLOKO

Press Release, 29.05.2015 On 26 May two films by Grigory Amuel were shown in YABLOKO: “Redlich – People from the Other Side” and “Football 1955. USSR – West Germany”. The event was organized by Galina Mikhaleva, Secretary of YABLOKO’s Political Committee and Olga Radayeva, Advisor to YABLOKO Chairman.

The problem of forced marriage discussed in the House of Journalists

Press release, 29.05.2015 On May 27, a discussion on “The practices of underage forced marriage: the role of journalists, mass media and civil society in the straggle for children and women’s rights observance” took place in the Central House of Journalists (DomZhur), Moscow. The meeting was moderated by Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Secretary of the Journalists Union, […]

Unified strategy for long-term development of the St. Petersburg metropolitan area will allow to find effective solutions to the present problems

Press Release, 24.05.2015 Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad region need to transfer from their competition to a single system of development of this metropolitan area and agree on common interests. Development of a single economic and urban concept for agglomeration of the two regions should become another step towards this. Such a statement was made by […]

Entry ban to the RF for an MP of Bundestag is a proof of Russia’s inappropriate foreign policies

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 26.05.2015 The YABLOKO party expresses protest against the refusal of entry to the Russian Federation to Karl-Georg Wellmann, MP of the German Bundestag deputy from the Christian Democratic Union (SDU).

Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO presented local hospital with books

Press release, 27.05.2015 On May 26, the activists of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO Alexandr Samdanov and Svetlana Kaverzina presented a local hospital with tens of books within the campaign called “Books for district hospitals”.

Grigory Yavlinsky on the elimination of the Dynasty and the Liberal Mission foundations

Grigory Yavlinsky blog post, 26.05.2015 Recognition of the Dinastiya (Dynasty) and the Liberalnaya Missiya (Liberal Mission) foundations as “foreign agents” represents an instrument for their elimination. The Dynasty foundation supports science and education from its founder Dmitry Zimin own funds.

Ten people detained at the action of small-scale business owners

Press Release, 26.05.2015 Police has just detained ten people in the action which began in the Triumfalnaya Square by the Ministry of Economic Development. This information has been reported from the scene by YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin.

The reason for comparing Stalin with Hitler

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog post at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 19.05.2015 Deputies of one of the [‘affiliated’] parliamentary factions of the ruling party want to introduce criminal responsibility for comparing the USSR with Nazi Germany. Hereby I would like to declare solemnly and sincerely that I am not going to obey this law. (Maybe such statements […]

Sergei Mitrokhin has a birthday today

Congratulations, 20.05.2015 Congratulations from YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky I congratulate Sergei Mitrokhin on his birthday! For Sergei politics means a definite person with his/her needs and interests. When protecting people he is always guided by principles and never goes against his conscience and law. Such a politician means a chance for any country. Let’s hope […]

YABLOKO conducted a series of pickets in memory of Stalin’s deportations of peoples

Press Release, 19.05.2015 Today YABLOKO held a series of pickets in memory of Stalin’s deportations of entire peoples. The action was held in front of the Mayor’s office. It was decided to picket the Mayor’s office, after the Moscow government had refused to give YABLOKO a permission to hold a rally in Krasnopresnenskaya Zastava and […]

One hundred fifty human rights and environmental NGOs from all over the world petition the Russian authorities to free Evgeny Vitishko immediately

//, 15.05.2015 One hundred fifty human rights and environmental NGOs from all over the world petition the Russian authorities to free Evgeny Vitishko immediately.

Deported peoples once again are facing a hostile attitude of the state

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 18.05.2015 Today is the 71st anniversary of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people. On Stalin’s orders, the NKVD [later renamed into KGB] troops evicted over 190,000 people, mainly women, elderly, children and disabled veterans [of the Second World War] from their homes, loaded them into wagons for transportation of cattle […]

Picketing in memory of deported peoples to take place despite Mayor’s Office prohibition

Press release, 18.05.2015 Moscow Government denied YABLOKO’s application for a rally and picketing in memory of the deported peoples. Despite the fact the activists are going to conduct a street action outside the Mayor’s Office on May19.

The Leningrad region branch of YABLOKO to run in gubernatorial elections

Press release, 15.05.2015 YABLOKO will nominate its candidate to run in the elections for governor of the Leningrad region. The decision was taken at the meeting of the regional council of the Leningrad branch of YABLOKO.

Sergei Mitrokhin on imprisonment of Alexander Kostenko

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin: Five years of imprisonment for some people guilty of corruption amounting to billions of roubles and four years for a bruise at Maidan. Today a court in Simferopol, Crimea, sentenced Alexader Kostenko to 4 years and 2 months of imprisonment. The court considered it a proven fact that being at Maidan […]

The meeting of the Committee Against Xenophobia to the 10th anniversary of the Andijan tragedy

Press Release, 14.05.2015 A regular meeting of the Committee Against Xenophobia took place in the office of the YABLOKO party on May 13.

Nizhny Novgorod residents came to the rally in defense of a mini-bus entrepreneur

Press Release, 14.05.2015 Nizhny Novgorod YABLOKO supported a rally organized for protection of entrepreneur Dmitry Kargin, who carried passengers in his mini-bus along Route No 171.

ALDE: Release of political prisoners in Russia, Azerbaijan and Belarus

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party convening in Oslo, Norway on 9 May 2015 Note: · the systematic use of criminal justice against recognised and vocal political opponents in Russia, Belarus and Azerbaijan which has recently lead to long-term imprisonment of civil society activists Rasul Jafarov, Intigam Aliyev and Musavat Vice-Chairman Faraj […]

Sergei Mitrokhin demands to open a criminal case over attack on Stanislav Pozdnyakov

Press release, 13.05.2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin fawarded an appeal to head of Chief Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Moscow region Victor Paukov demanding to open a criminal case over the attack on Stanislav Paukov who was an election observer at the elections in Balashikha, the Moscow region, on […]