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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 September, 2015

YABLOKO congratulated Ludmila Alexeyeva, Chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, with receiving Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

30.09.2015 Dear Ludmila Mikhailovna, Please receive our greetings on receiving Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize. We believe that it is you like no one else worthy of this award.

Lev Shlosberg appealed in court against depriving him of mandate in Pskov Regional Assembly

Press release, 28.09.2015 On September 28 Lev Shlosberg appealed in court against the decision of the Pskov Regional Assembly deputies to deprive him of the mandate on September 24, 2015.

Evgenia Sukhorukova, Karelian YABLOKO team member, faces imprisonment

Press Release, 29.09.2015 Evgenia Sukhorukova is Vice Mayor of Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Republic of Karelia, and member of the Karelian YABLOKO team.

Yavlinsky on Shlosberg’s case: “Political violence will sooner or later lead to total violence”

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky, 25.09.2015 The deprivation of Lev Shlosberg’s deputy status in the Pskov Regional Assembly on the invented and by far politically motivated grounds is the political mopping up with the person who has been fighting for the prosperity of his region, for the honour and dignity of the Russian military men both […]

Radikale Venstre and Yabloko find common values and points for interaction 28/09/2015

ALDE, 28.09.2015 In Russia anti-Western propaganda is thriving, and democratic free debate is under pressure while stereotypes and demonising is increasing in the European Union. With this in mind, ALDE member parties Radikale Venstre and Yabloko, with the support of ALDE Party, co-hosted a conference in the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen bent on finding the […]

Lev Shlosberg deprived of mandate in Pskov Regional Assembly

Press release, 24.09.2015 The Pskov Regional Assembly illegally deprived Lev Shlosberg, leader of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, of his mandate. Shlosberg is going to appeal against the decision in court. 41 deputies voted in favour of the proposal to deprive Shlosberg of his mandate, 3 voted against it.

Governor Turchak must be dismissed, not Lev Shlosberg

Press Release, 17.09.2016 On 24 of September the Pskov Regional Assembly will attempt to illegally deprive Lev Shlosberg*, leader of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, of his mandate. Deputy Governor Maxim Zhavoronkov has already made a statement that there were grounds for depriving Shlosberg of the mandate.

Grigory Yavlinsky on YABLOKO election results

Blog post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 14.09.2015 The YABLOKO party lists won elections to four city parliaments: in Tomsk (5.54 per cent), most likely in Kostroma (6.55 per cent, as over 50 per cent of ballots have been counted). In Kaluga, Alexei Kolesnikov, Chair of local YABLOKO branch, passes to the city parliament in a single-mandate […]

Results of the voting day 13 September: YABLOKO passed to the city parliaments in four large cities

Press Release, 14.09.2015 According to the results of yesterday’s single voting day in Russia, the YABLOKO party has overcome the five percent barrier in three capitals of Russian regions: Kostroma (6.55 per cent), Tomsk (5.54 per cent) and Vladimir (5.50 per cent). In Kaluga YABLOKO representative passes top the city parliament in a single-mandate constituency.

YABLOKO candidate Nikolai Kavkazsky beaten in Moscow

Press release, 10.09.2015 Nikolai Kavkazsky, YABLOKO candidate to the North Medevedkovo Municipal Council in Moscow, human rights activist, lawyer and ex-prisoner of the Bolotnaya Rally Case, has just been severely beaten by the three unknown men during campaigning in his district.

Grigory Yavlinsky visited Ivanovo region

Press release, 10.09.2015 Grigory Yavlinsky visited the Ivanovo region to support YABLOKO candidates to the city parliaments in the coming elections of September 13, 2015.

Sergei Mitrokhin supported candidates to Vladimir City Council

Press release, 10.09.2015 On September 9, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin visited the city of Vladimir, the Vladimir region, where he had a meeting with YABLOKO candidates to the City Council, participated in the press-conference dedicated to the coming elections and met the students of a local college.

Mitrokhin demands to investigate land plots fraud on behalf of Communist party candidates

Press release, 09.09.2015 YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin forwarded an application to Head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bustrikin demanding to investigate the involvement of the Communist party candidates in the land plots fraud in the Novosibirsk region.

Deputy Chair of Stavropol YABLOKO branch severely beaten

Press release, 08.09.2015 Deputy Chair of the Stavropol branch of YABLOKO Vasily Pavlov was severely beaten by a group of unknown men before witnesses. He has a cough fracture and cerebral commotion with the hematoma of the right eye.

The lies of Navalny, Volkov, Yashin

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog, 01.09.2015 The activists of our party are gradually getting annoyed with the campaign of lies which has been started against us by the representatives of PARNAS, the Progress Party and the coalition founded by them together.

Political prisoner Maxim Petlin released from prison

Press relese, 02.09.2015 Last week Maxim Petlin, former Chair of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO was released from prison where he served 2,5 years. On March 21, 2013, the Sverdlovsk Region Court sentenced Maxim Petlin to three years of imprisonment. Petlin was accused of allegedly demanding a 3,000,000 roubles bribe from ZAO Forum Group for […]

Sergei Mitrokhin made a working visit to Voronezh

Press release, 31.08.2015 On August 29-30, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin made a working visit to Voronezh where he met the candidates to the Voronezh City Duma and Duma of the Voronezh region. Mitrokhin also conducted an inspection in the Podgornoye district of the city where an illegal forest destruction is taking place.

YABLOKO picketing in Ivanovo attacked

Press release, 31.08.2015 On August 28, an unknown man attacked YABLOKO picketing in Ivanovo. As a result, 20 flags with the party symbolic were broken. Moreover, the attacker offended the participants of the action and threatened with bodily harm.