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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 February, 2016

YABLOKO Congress supports nomination of Grigory Yavlinsky as candidate for President of Russia

Press release, photographs, 28.02.2016 Today, on 28 February, YABLOKO Congress has supported the nomination of Grigory Yavlinsky as a candidate for President of the Russian Federation. 135 delegates voted for nomination of Yavlinsky, one voted against. The guests of the Congress, politicians Vladimir Ryzhkov and Dmitry Gudkov also supported Yavlinsky’s candidacy.

Vladimir Ryzhkov and Dmitry Gudkov support Yavlisnky as a single presidential candidate from democratic forces

Press release, 28.02.2016 Today independent politicians Vladimir Ryzhkov (former co-Chair of RPR-PARNAS) and Dmitry Gudkov (the only independent State Duma deputy) have supported Grigory Yavlinsky’s candidacy for the presidential elections of 2018. They made such statements at the YABLOKO Congress.

YABLOKO participated in the demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press release, photographs, video, 27.02.2016 YABLOKO leaders and activists marched through Moscow to honour Boris Nemtsov. YABLOKO’s column carried a banner which said:”The party of peace is against war”.

YABLOKO Congress to discuss the strategy of the party during the new election cycle

Press release, 26.02.2016 YABLOKO Congress which will take place on 27-28 February in Novaya Moskva (New Moscow – the extension of the city’s boundaries to the south-west) and will discuss the substantive basis of the electoral strategy of the party at the parliamentary elections of 2016 together with the presidential elections of 2018.

Lev Shlosberg: Statue of Stalin must be dismantled

Press release based on the statement by Lev Shlosberg, Chair of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, 24.02.2016 On 24 February, Chair of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO Lev Shlosberg forwarded an application to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov Region demanding to dismantle the statue of Joseph Stalin. Shlosberg claims that all the officials who […]

YABLOKO Youth demands that premises must be returned to Centre for Refugee Children

Press release, 20.02.2016 On 20 February, Moscow YABLOKO Youth activists conducted a series of one-person pickets demanding that the Moscow City Property Department must return the premises to the Centre for the Adaptation and Training of Refugee Children. The Centre was evicted from its premises on Thursday.

Supreme Court of Finland made a decision on the possibility of extradition of one of Karelia YABLOKO leaders Vasily Popov

19.02.2016 A criminal case has been filed against him in Russia. “The party will apply every effort to ensure Popov’s safety and will prove that the prosecution against him is politically motivated,” Emilia Slabunova commented.

Sergei Mitrokhin participated in a symbolic action in memory of small business

Press release, 18.02.2016 On 18 February, a symbolic action in memory of small business took place in Moscow by the Department of Trade and Services of Moscow. Member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee and Chair of Moscow YABLOKO Sergei Mitrokhin laid flowers to the doors of the building and expressed his condolences to the entrepreneurs.

YABLOKO faction voted against the bill on the election of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly deputies

Press release, 17.02.2016 The deputies of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly voted against the bill on the election of the city parliament deputies in the third reading because, on the whole, they disapprove of the election concept proposed by the ruling United Russia party.

In support of the Russian language as a means of the pan-European dialoge development

Statement by YABLOKO Bureau, 15.02.2016 The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO welcomes the proposal of Guy Verhofstadt, the leader of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Parliament, on recognition of the Russian language as an official language of the European Union. We consider this idea as […]

Emilia Slabunova: The right to education must not depend on the region where a child lives

Press release, 16.02.2016 Today the State Duma Committee for Science and Education has considered the draft of the amendments to the Federal Law on Education submitted by Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO Chairperson and Deputy Chair of the Committee for Education, Culture, Sports and Matters Concerning Young Persons of the Karelian Legislative Assembly.

Victor Sheinis turns 85!

Press release, 16.02.2016 On 16 February, Victor Sheinis, a member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee, economist and politician, has turned 85. YABLOKO Chairperson Emilia Slabunova and Chair of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky congratulated him on his birthday.

We rolled right back to North Korea

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 14.02.2016 “We rolled back to the times of a new Cold War,” such a vauge statement was made by Dmitry Medvedev in Munich, and all media wrote that Dmitry Mededev “had declared the start of the Cold War”. This means that the society is already prepared for a war, it is […]

YABLOKO supported a rally against infill construction in Tyoply Stan district of Moscow

Press release, 16.02.2016 On 14 February, a rally against an infill construction took place in the Tyoply Stan district, Moscow. Over 500 people came to protest against the plans to construct a multistory building right in the middle of the boulevard which divides two residential area. The participants of the action unveiled the documents that […]

Emilia Slabunova to submit amendments to the law on eduction to the State Duma

Press release, 16.02.2016 Tomorrow, on 16 February, YABLOKO Chairperson Emilia Slabunova will submit a draft of the amendments to the Federal Law on Education to the State Duma Committee for Science and Education. Slabunova’s proposal will guarantee the access to education according to the single state educational standard for every child regardless of the region […]

Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO honoured the memory of the fallen in the Soviet-Afghan War

Press release, 15.02.2016 Today, on 15 February, Chair of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO Yuri Pereverzyev participated in a rally dedicated to the 27th anniversary of the Soviet troops withdrawal from Afghanistan. The rally took place in the city of Pervouralsk, the Sverdlosk Region.

Emilia Slabunova: The only goal we have now is to win the State Duma elections

Press release, 13.02.2016 “The only issue of current importance to us at the moment is to win the State Duma election of 18 September,” YABLOKO Chairperson Emilia Slabunova said during the extended meeting of the Regional Council of the Moscow Region branch of the party. “I do not want to use such word combinations as […]

Pro-Putin activists tried to disrupt YABLOKO Youth’s action in support of Ildar Dadin

Press release, 12.02.2016 The activists of Moscow YABLOKO Youth conducted a one-person picket in support of Ildar Dadin, the political prisoner who had been charged with three years at a penal colony under Article 212.1 of the Criminal Code for repeatedly breaking Russia’s protest laws. Dadin became the first politcal prisoner to be charged under […]

The court sent back for revision the case of detention of Sergei Mitrokhin on the picket for the resignation of the head of the Chechen Republic

Press Release, 11.02.2016 Today, on 11 February, Tverskoi District Court decided to adjourn the hearings on the detention of Sergei Mitrokhin on picket for resignation of Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Chechnya, after public threats of the latter to the Russian opposition. The court sent the case back to the police department for revision.

Sverdlovsk region branch of YABLOKO protests against demolition of Buddhist monastery

Press release, 10.02.2016 On 10 February, Yuri Pereverzev, Chairman of the Sverdlovsk Region branch of YABLOKO filed a written inquiry to Eugeny Kuashev, Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region. YABLOKO expressed protest against the demolition of Buddhist monastery Shad Tchup Ling in Kachkanar city, the Sverdlovsk Region.