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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 July, 2015

Andrei Babushkin to visit the final court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko’s case

Press release, 30.07.2015 Human rights defender and YABLOKO Bureau member Andrei Babushkin will visit the court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko’s case where his lawyer Sergei Loktyev’s motion on replacing the rest part of the imprisonment term with release on parole will be considered on July 31.

Novosibirsk branch of Youth YABLOKO demands to free Evgeny Vitishko

Press release, 30.07.2015 On July 30, activists of the Novosibirsk branch Of Youth YABLOKO Svetomir Yun and Maria Trakhanova conducted a series of one-person picketing in support of environmentalist and political prisoner Evgeny Vitishko.

Sergei Mitrokhin on the situation with PARNAS

Sergei Mitrokhin’s post on Facebook, 28.07.2015 I’m outraged with the refusal to register PARNAS’ candidates list at the elections in Novosibirsk and with the criminal case against Andrei Pivovarov, head of the election campaign of the party in Kostroma.

YABLOKO intends to hold a mass protest action against the expansion of the powers of the law enforcement

Ekho Moskvi radio station, 24.07.2015 In September YABLOKO intends to hold a mass protest action against the legislative initiatives to expand the powers of the law enforcement. Such a statement was made by party leader Sergei Mitrokhin at the Ekho Moskvi radio station.

Public Prosecutor demanded to remove a bust monument to Joseph Stalin in Lipetsk

Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 28.07.2015 Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Soviet district of Lipetsk demanded to dismantle a sculpture bust of Joseph Stalin installed in Kuznechnaya street [in Lipetsk] issuing a note of admonition to Anna Shamayeva, Deputy City Mayor. The Prosecutor’s Office pointed out that the sculpture bust was installed unlawfully, thus, had to be removed.

Public Prosecutor issued a note of admonition to Deputy Mayor of Lipetsk for installing a bust monument to Joseph Stalin

Press Release, 27.07.2015 The Prosecutor’s Office of the Soviet district of Lipetsk issued a note of admonition to Anna Shamayeva, Deputy City Mayor, pointing out the inadmissibility of violation of the law, as the bust sculpture to Joseph Stalin unlawfully installed by the Communist Party had not been removed. This was stated in the answer […]

Final court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko case to take place on July 31

Announcement, 27.07.2015 On July 31, the final court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko’s case will take place. The Kirsanovsky District Court of the Tambov region will consider Sergei Loktev’s, lawyer of Evgeny Vitishko, motion on replacing the rest of the imprisonmemt term with release on parole.

Sergei Mitrokhin proposed to Russian President to withdraw the names and symbols of terrorists and revolution 1917 figures from the Russian cities toponymy

Press Release, 23.07.2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin sent an address to Russian President Vladimir Putin proposing to adopt complex measures for furter de-Bolshevisation of public areas and toponimic names of streets and cities in Russia.

The Electoral Commission of the Kaluga region registered YABLOKO’s list of candidates to run in for the regional parliament

Press Release, 24.07.2015 On 23 July the Electoral Commission of the Kaluga region registered YABLOKO’s list of candidates to run in for the Legislative Assembly of the Kaluga Region. The list is topped by Alexei Kolesnikov, Chair of the regional branch of YABLOKO, Anton Sukhov and Elena Paramonova.

The Leningrad Region branch of YABLOKO launches a newspaper

Press Release, 24.07.2015 On 24 July the Leningrad Region branch of YABLOKO launched a newspaper on Skazhem Pryamo (Putting It Baldly). The paper will be devoted to YABLOKO’s work in the region, protection of human rights and the problems of the region.

Sergei Mitrokhin meets with representatives of the Danish Helsinki Committee

Press Release, 23.07.2015 Wednesday, July 22, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin met in YABLOKO’s office with a group of human rights defenders from the Danish Helsinki Committee led by Carl Eric Foverskov. Olga Radayeva, YABLOKO International Secretary, also took part in the meeting.

YABLOKO nominated candidates lists to seven regional parliaments

Press release, 23.07.2015 YABLOKO candidates will participate in regional and municipal elections in 44 territorial entities of Russia. In particular, the party nominated candidates lists to seven regional Legislative Assemblies in seventeen capital City Dumas.

YABLOKO calls for directing motions in support of Evgeny Vitishko

Press release, 20.07.2015 The YABLOKO party calls for directing motions in support of politcial prisoner and environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko on replacing the rest of the imprisonment term with release on parole to the Kirsanovsky District Court of the Tambov region until July 31, 2015.

Murmansk branch of YABLOKO suggest canceling gratuities for officials

Press release, 20.07.2015 The Murmansk branch of YABLOKO suggest making alterations to the laws and canceling gratuities for governor of the Murmansk region, chair and deputies of the regional Duma, employees of governmental bodies and other officials. YABLOKO suggest spending the savings on social travel allowance for veterans and pensioners.

Youth Yabloko commemorated memory of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims

Press release, 17.07.2015 Activists of the Moscow branch of Youth Yabloko laid flowers to the Dutch Embassy on the anniversary of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO commemorated memory of Natalya Estemirova

Press release, 16.07.2015 The St.Petesburg branch of YABLOKO commemorated the memory of Natalia Estemirova, human rights defender and journalist, who was murdered in Chechnya six years ago. Chair of local YABLOKO branch Mikhail Amosov, deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov and deputy of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly Boris Vishnevsky participated in the action.

Six years ago, on July 15, 2009, Natalya Estemirova, human rights activist and journalist, member of the Memorial human rights centre was abducted and murdered in Chechnya

Attack on Evgeny Khamaganov is a political crime

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 14.07.2015 The severe beating of a well-known Buryat journalist, editor of the ARD portal, YABLOKO member Evgeny Khamaganov is another proof that the freedom of speech and expression in Russia is persecuted and punished.

Condolences in connection with the loss of paratroopers in Omsk

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 13.07.2015 YABLOKO express deep and heartfelt condolences to the friends and families of the paratroopers who tragically died in the billet of Air Landing Troops training establishment 242 in Svetly settlement, the Omsk region.

Nikolai Kavkazsky elected Chairman of Moscow Youth Yabloko

Press release, 13.07.2015 On July 12 an election meeting of the Moscow branch of Youth Yabloko took place. Nikolai Kavkazsky, ex political prisoner, was elected new Chairman. Maria Yefimova was elected deputy Chair. Nikita Arkin and Yuri Slinko were elected to the regional council.