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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 January, 2016

[President of Chechnya] Ramzan Kadyrov – to Dismissal!

YABLOKO expresses solidarity with the statement by the Congress of Intelligencia 18.01.2016 The YABLOKO party expresses solidarity with the statement by the Congress of Intelligencia. Valery Borschyov, one of the initiators of the statement ad member of YABLOKO’s Federal Council, signed the statement on behalf of YABLOKO’s leadership.

Vishnevsky won The St.Petersburg citizen contest in nomination “historic preservation”

Press release based on Elizaveta Belova’s article, ZakS.Ru, 15.01.2015 Boris Vishnevsky, YABLOKO’s deputy in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, won the contest The St.Petersburg citizen in the nomination “historic preservation”. Over 15 thousand people voted on social media and 48,3 percent supported Boris Vishnevsky against Natalia Sivokhina and Marianna Alferova.

Yabloko Youth protested against anti-gay bill

Press release, 18.01.2016 On 18 January, the Moscow branch of Yabloko Youth conducted a series of one-person picketing against the Communist Party’s (CPRF) bill prohibiting to come out as gay. The activists claim that the government must not interfere in the private life of people. They held picketing outside the Communist Party office with the picture […]

YABLOKO’s Igor Artemyev proposes to considerably simplify the access of foreign pharmaceuticals to the Russian market

Press Release, 18.01.2016 Igor Artemyev, head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service and member of YABLOKO’s Political Party, forwarded a letter to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev informing Prime Minister about a catastrophic situation in Russian pharmaceuticals market.

YABLOKO leaders – party founder Grigory Yavlinsky and Chair Emilia Slabunova – held a meeting with Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, well-known for her anti-corruption actions in the city and was dismissed from her elected post by the pro-Governor’s majority of the City Council. The meeting took place in the YABLOKO Moscow office on 18 January.

YABLOKO to honour the memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova killed by neonazists

Press Release, 18.01.2016 Tomorrow, on 19 January deputy chairs of the party Nikolai Rybakov and Alexander Gnezdilov and YABLOKO activists will lay flowers to the place of where lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova were killed by neonazists – at 1 Prechistinka street.

Alexei Arbatov’s anniversary

Congratulations, 17.01.2016 On 17 January, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee Alexai Arbatov celebrated his 65 birthday. YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova and Chair of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky congratulated him.

Pskov Regional Court refused to reinstate Lev Shlosberg as regional MP

Press Release, 14.01.2016 Today the Pskov Regional Court has rejected the appeal of Lev Shlosberg, Chair of the Pskov region branch of YABLOKO and member of the Political Committee of the party, on termination of his regional MP proxies by the Legislative Assembly of the Pskov Region and has upheld the decision of the Pskov […]

2015: the Results and the Prospects

By Grigory Yavlinsky, 29.12.2015 The Ladmarks The main events of the year were political reprisals against the dissenting: the murder of Boris Nemtsov and severe poisoning of Vladimir Kara-Murza who only miraculously escaped death. The point of this year – the toughest pressure on the civil society for the past 30 years, the stake on […]

Yabloko first Russian party with a female leader – Emilia Slabunova

Liberal International, 14.01.2016 XVIII Congress of the LI full member from Russia “Yabloko” elected Emilia Slabunova, member of the regional parliament of the Republic of Karelia, as the new party President. With this groundbreaking development Mrs Slabunova stands as the first female leader of a Russian political party and for the first time in the […]

The Court of the Pskov Region to consider Lev Shlosberg’s appeal on termination of his regional MP proxies by the Legislative Assembly of the Pskov Region

Press Release, 13.01.2016 On 14 January, the Pskov Regional Court will consider the appeal of Lev Shlosberg, Chair of the Pskov region branch of YABLOKO and member of the Political Committee of the party, against the refusal of the Pskov City Court to recognize the decision of the Legislative Assembly of the Pskov Region unlawful […]

Andrei Babushkin: One night and 1001 Arabs or on the events in Cologne

Blog-post by Andrei Babushkin in the Live Journal, 11.01.2016 In 2015 the authorities of Germany accepted about a million refuges and together with Sweden and Austria faced the main burden of the wave of migration hitting Europe.

Dismissed Petrozavodsk Mayor brings a law suit against deputies who sacked her

// RBC, by Elizaveta Antonova, 11.01.2016 Photo: ex head of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina. Photo by Igor Podgorny / TASS Former head of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina appealed in court against the decision of the city council on her dismissal. She argues that the [deputies’] thesis on her failure to implement the powers of the mayor are […]