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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 November, 2015

Evgeny Vitishko announced hunger strike

Press release, 26.11.2015 YABLOKO’s environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko announced a hunger strike as a sign of protest against the actions of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Tambov region which had challenged the court decision to commute the sentence to Vitishko.

The Working Group of the State Duma adopted seven YABLOKO’s amendments into the “sadists’ law”

Press Release, 24.11.2015 Yesterday, on 23 November, the State Duma held a meeting of its working group so that to discuss amendments into the law on the use of special equipment in case of disobedience of prisoners, the so-called “sadists’ law”. Andrei Babushkin, YABLOKO Bureau member and member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights, […]

Launch of new books by Grigory Yavlinsky

Announcement, 28.10.2015 Novaya Gazeta Publishing House is proud to announce that it will present visitors at the Non Fiction book fair in Moscow with new books by Grigory Yavlinsky. You will have an opportunity to meet the author at the book fair on Saturday, 28 November.

Reform is Impossible

Politician and economist Grigory Yavlinsky on why the discussion on economic reforms has lost any sense Grigory Yavlinsky for Vedomosti, 8 November 2015     Photo: Forums still hear empty words that Russia should finally diversify its economy. Valery Sharifulin /TASS The profound systemic crisis of the Russian economy is beyond doubt. In June, at the […]

Operation in Syria and the threats to the national security

Statement by YABLOKO Political Committee, 16.11.2015 Russia’s political leaders initiated a one-sided interference into the Syrian armed conflict on one of the sides without coordinating it with the potential allies. This interference is accompanied by tough ideological anti-Americanism, anti-European and self-isolating foreign policy, and a sustainably antidemocratic model within the country, when the propaganda firmly […]

YABLOKO revealed curruption in state procurement

Press release, 23.11.2015 Sergei Mitrokhin demanded that the governor of St.Petersburg and the regional Office of the Federal Antimonopolty Service must investigate the procurement of goods for schools at the sum of 131.9 million rubles on suspicion of corruption.

Public prosecution office challenged court decision to release Evgeny Vitishko

Press release, 20.11.2015 On November 20, the public prosecution office challenged the Kirsanovsky district court decision to commute the sentence to YABLOKO’s environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko. Today it was the last day to challenge the court judgement and tomorrow Evgeny Vitishko should have been released.

YABLOKO finished the action in memory of junkers and officers interrupted by police

Press release, 15.11.2015 On November 15 YABLOKO finished the action in memory of the defenders of democratic Russia, which had been interrupted by police earlier.

The judge dismissed the two cases against Sergei Mitrokhin submitted to court by Moscow police

Press release, 18.11.2015 The Moscow Presnensky Court dismissed the two cases against Sergei Mitrokhin submitted to court by Moscow police for alleged “violations” by the YABLOKO leader during a remembrance action devoted to those who defended democratic Russia against Bolsheviks in 1917.

After Paris 11/13

Vedomosti, 16.11.2015 By Grigory Yavlinsky First, we can hope that now it is clear to all where the enemy is. Everyone in Russia (except those who complete lost heads in their hatred of the West, but there are not so many such people) feels the blows of mortal danger coming to us from the Paris […]

Stop reprisals against human rights defenders in Ingushetia

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 13.11.2015 The YABLOKO party demands that the President of the Republic of Ingushetia must stop reprisals against the human rights defenders.

Sergei Mitrokhin: all the civilized world must unite to fight terrorism

Press release, 14.10.2015 YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin, Secretary of YABLOKO Political Committee Galina Mikhaleva and the party activists laid flowers to the embassy of France in Moscow to commemorate the memory of terrorist attacks victims in Paris.

YABLOKO Youth laid flowers to the embassy of France in Moscow

Press release, 14.11.15 “It is hard to find words. One must understand that the terrorists aim not only at frightening people but at spreading hatred, xenophobia and animosity among the Europeans. We cannot give in to provocations. We fear that the tragedy which took place last night will give rise to anti-migrant moods in Europe. […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Russia must immediately join the international coalition combatting the IS

Press Release, 14.11.2015 Russia’s response to the terrorist attacks in Paris should be immediate joining the international coalition combatting the terrorists from the Islamic state (IS) in Syria, said YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky answering journalists’ questions.

Condolences on the acts of terror in France

14.11.2015 On behalf of the YABLOKO party, I am expressing our deepest condolences to the relatives and next of kin the victims of the acts of terror in Paris and all those affected by the results of these barbaric action, to all the French people. We are mourning the victims with you. I am certain […]

Сondolences from Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder and Chair of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg parliament, on the acts of terror in France

14,11.2015 I am expressing my deepest condolences to families and friends of the victims of the terrorist attacks, all the French people, the Government and President of France. This horrible crime can not be justified. We stand together with the people of France in their resistance to the world terrorism     Sincerely, Grigory Yavlinsky

Condolences from Anatoly Golov, co-Chair of YABLOKO Social-Democratic Faction, on the acts of terror in Paris

14.11.2015 Anatoly Golov, co-Chair of the Social-Democratic Faction of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO, has sent a letter to the Socialist Party, France, expressing condolences on the acts of terror in Paris. “Please, receive our condolences on the horrible acts of terror taking the lives of residents of Paris. Both you and us suffered […]

Sergei Mitrokhin demands to open a criminal case against the policemen who detained him during remembrance action

Press Release, 12.11. 2015 YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin demands to open a criminal case against the policemen who detained him on 7 November (the anniversary of the October Revolution – the Bolshevisks’ coup d’etat of 1917) during the action in memory of cadets and officers who fought against the Bolshviks in 1917.

On the death of Helmut Schmidt, the fifth German Chancellor

Condolences from Sergei Mitrokhin and Grigory Yavlinsky, 11.11.2015 The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO expresses deep condolences at the death of Helmut Schmidt to the German people, his family, friends and his colleagues on the social-liberal coalition in the German government.

“Das Vorgehen der russischen Behörden wird immer absurder”

Gerhardt und Löning zur Anklage gegen Jabloko-Vorsitzenden Sergej Mitrochin, 11.11.2015 “Das Vorgehen der russischen Behörden wird immer absurder” Gerhardt und Löning zur Anklage gegen Jabloko-Vorsitzenden Sergej Mitrochin