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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 December, 2015

Sergei Mitrokhin sentenced to a fine for a picket in defence of the Russian Constitution

Press Release, 29.12.2015 Today, Tverskoi Distict Court, Moscow, sentenced Sergei Mitrokhin to a RUR 1,000 fine for a picket in defence of the Russian Constitution. Sergei Mitrokhin was detained at an action in defence of the Constitution on 12 December, the Russian Constituion Day.

We demand that discrediting and persecution of Magomed Mutsolgov must be stopped

Resolution of the 18th YABLOKO Congress, 25.12.2015 The YABLOKO party give serious consideration to the problems of the North Caucasus, the situation with human rights observance, its economic and social development.

Grigory Yavlinsky on dismissal of Petrozavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina

Blog post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 25.12.2015 Dismissal of Galina Shirshina from the post of Petrozavodsk Mayor represents a political revenge on behalf of Governor of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen. Galina Shirshina was elected Petrozavodsk Mayor by people. The authorities always resort to arbitrary rule and force when they fail to win elections honestly.

Emilia Slabunova considers dismissal of Petrozavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina be a political order from Governor Khudilainen

Press Release, 25.12.2015 Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO Chairperson and MP of the Karelian Legislative Assembly, considers dismissal of Galina Shirshina, Petrozavodsk Mayor, be a political order of Governor Alexander Khudilainen.

Lev Shlosberg elected Politician of the Year by the readers of the popular Vedomosti newspaper

Press release, 25.12.2015 Lev Shlosberg, YABLOKO Political Committee member, journalist and ex MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly, has been elected Politician of the Year by the readers of the popular Vedomosti newspaper.

On the inadmissibility of the use of law enforcement resource in political struggle in Karelia

Resolution of the 18th YABLOKO Congress, 24.12.2015 The Congress states that pressure from the administrative and the law enforcement bodies of the Republic of Karelia on the leaders and members of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO has been steadily increasing.

Evgeny Vitishko released from colony

Press release, 22.12.2015 Today the Tambov regional court has made the decision to commute the sentence to Evgeny Vitishko, environmentalist and YABLOKO member. Imprisonment was replaced with custodial restraint according to the place of Vitishko’s residence, which means he will return home and stay their until the end of the detention period under supervision.

Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina nominated for prestigious European Award

Gubernia Daily, 22.12.2015 A popular Finish party, the Swedish People’s Party of Finland (SFP), together with its Women’s Association Svenska Kvinnoförbundet announced their nomination of Ms. Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, for the prestigious European award – The LeaDeR Award. They named Shirshina one the key liberal players on regional and local level. The […]

YABLOKO holds Congress and elects first female political party leader in Putin’s Russia

The ALDE party, 21.12.2015 YABLOKO, ALDE Party member in Russia, held its Congress on Saturday and Sunday and elected Emilia Slabunova, MP of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia, as the new party leader. Mrs Slabunova becomes the first female stand-alone leader of a political party in Putin’s Russia.

SFP nominates Ms Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, for European Prize

SFP, 21.12.2015 The Swedish People’s Party of Finland (SFP), and together with it’s Women’s Association Svenska Kvinnoförbundet have the pleasure to announce the nomination of Ms. Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, the region neighboring Finland, for the ALDE Group in the EU Committee of the Regions award – The LeaDeR Awards – for key […]

Renewal of YABLOKO: young Deputy Chairpersons elected

Press release, 20.12.2015 Alexander Gnezdilov (29 years old), Nikolai Rybakov (36 years old) and Sergei Ivanenko, one of the founders of the party, were elected Deputy Chairpersons of Emilia Slabunova, the new party Chairperson. The decision was taken by the party Congress which took place this weekend.

Emilia Slabunova elected YABLOKO Chairperson

Press Release, 20.12.2015 Emilia Slabunova, MP of the Legislative Assembly, the Republic of Karelia, was elected new YABLOKO Chairperson. She won in the second round over Lev Shlosberg, leader of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO: 91 delegate out of 154 voted for Slabunova and 56 for Shlosberg. Seven ballots were recognized void.

Sergei Mitrokhin: we must mobilise our party to win these elections

Press release, 19.12.2015 Opening the XVIII Congress of the party its leader Sergei Mitrokhin stated that YABLOKO can count on effective result at the elections to the State Duma. He proposed to elect a new party Chairman for one year term to decided whether he/she can manage the party following the results of his/her work.

The course of YABLOKO Chairperson elections

0:32 MSK. YABLOKO Congress. The delegates voted for restricting the term of office for party Chair by two terms. Yavlinsky and Mitrokhin will not run. Four candidates will run: Emlia Slabunova, Karelia, Lev Shlossberg, Pskov, Nikolai Rybakov, St.Petersburg and Alxander Gnazdilov, Moscow.

Trial over Mitrokhin postponed until 29 December

Press release, 18.12.2015 Today, December 18, the Tverskoy District Court postponed the trial over Sergei Mitrokhin on his detention at an action in defence of the Russian Constitution. This way the court satisfied the motion of lawyer Boris Mamatov.

YABLOKO calls on the Russian Foreign Ministry to support the UN resolution on human rights defenders

Statement of YABLOKO Bureau, 18.12.2015 On 25 November, 2015, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted the draft resolution entitled “Recognizing the role of human rights defenders and the need for their protection”. The UN General Assembly resolution urges the states to recognize the important and legitimate role of human rights defenders, condemn […]

A trial over Sergei Mitrokhin to take place on 18 December

Press Release, 16.12.2015 A trial on Sergei Mitrokhin case will be held on 18 December at 10:00. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin was detained on 12 December at an action in defence of the Russian Constitution.

YABLOKO claims that resigned governors must not participate in early elections

Press release, 16.12.2015 YABLOKO deputies in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly Grigory Yavlinsky, Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Kobrinsky proposed an initiative prohibiting the governors-in-office to participate in early elections.

YABLOKO congress to elect new party leadership

Press Release, 16.12.2015 On December 19-20, the 18th Congress of the YABLOKO party will be held, 164 delegates from 77 regional branches and steering bodies of the party will elect new party leaders: party Chairperson, members of the Bureau, Political Committee, Internal Audit Commission and Arbitration Committee.