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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 March, 2016

YABLOKO demands that General Prosecutor’s Office must prevent demolition of small shopping stores

Press release, 30.03.2016 YABLOKO Chairperson Emilia Slabunova forwarded a request to the General Presecutor’s Office demanding to launch an anti-corruption investigation of the Civil Code provision which allowed the city officials to demolish the sales premises in Moscow. YABLOKO claims that demolition of sales pavilions may continue to take place in other regions of Russia […]

Krasnoyarsk branch of YABLOKO opposes creation of parking lot for officials in historic city centre

Press release, 30.03.2016 The Krasnoyarsk branch of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction and the local residents oppose the creation of a hundred additional parking lots for the officials’ cars in the historic centre of Krasnoyarsk.

Ex Commissioner for Human Rights Ella Pamfilova regards stripping of powers of YABLOKO regional MP Lev Shlosberg and Petorzavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina as an attempt of the authorities to get rid of the competitors

Press Release, 29.03.2016 Ella Pamfilova in her final report on the post of the Commissioner for Human Rights addressing the State Duma of the Russian Federation called deprivation of YABLOKO’s Lev Shlosberg of his deputy’s mandate by the Legislative Assembly of the Pskov Region and removal of Galina Shirshina from the post of Mayor of […]

Emilia Slabunova on the new composition of the Central Electoral Commission

Blog post by Emilia Slabunova, 28.03.2016 I would like to congratulate all the members of the Central Electoral Commission with the beginning of work. They will face a very serious and complex problem: [they need to] restore public confidence in the institution of elections.

YABLOKO activists conducted street action for dismissal of Moscow Region Ombudsperson

Press release, 28.03.2016 On 28 March, First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of the Moscow Region branch of YABLOKO Alexander Gunko and the party activists conducted a picket with the demand to dismiss Yekaterina Smirnova, Ombudsperson of the Moscow Region.

Chelyabinsk branch of YABLOKO holds meeting with activits in Magnitogorsk

Press release, 28.03.2016 On 27 March, the Chelyabinsk Region branch of YABLOKO held a meeting with the party activits in Magnitogorsk, the city of metallurgists which as an important public and political centre of the Chelyabinsk Region. Local YABLOKO activits have been members of the party since 1993.

Tatarstan branch of YABLOKO participated in rally against transportation tariffs raise

Press release, 28.03.2016 On 26 March, the Tatarstan branch of YABLOKO participated in a rally against the transportation tarrifs raise in Kazan. Over 100 people took part in the action.

St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO commemorated victims of terrorist attacks in Brussels

Press release, 28.03.2016 Chair of the St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO Mikhail Amosov, member of Bureau of the Regional Council Kirill Strakhov and Regional Council member Pavel Nebeznya laid flowers to the Consulate of Belgium in St.Petersburg to commemorate the victims of terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Vladimir Putin’s 16 years in power means protection of privatization of 1990s

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 27.03.2016 It has turned 16 years since Vladimir Putin came in power. He was appointed President not least in order to ensure the inviolability of the fraudulent results of privatisation – almost free transfer of the most profitable state-owned assets to a ‘narrow circle of friends’ via the so-called ‘loans for shares’ […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Presidential operation codenamed “Give us money!”

From Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 25.03.2016 Vladimir Putin at his meeting with [Russian] businessmen-billionaires has been discussing geopolitics, rather than the economy. This means that “grooming sheep” for geopolitical needs, presidential operation codenamed “Give us money!” is about to start soon. It very clearly demonstrates what the politics has done to the economy, how it […]

Famous politicians and public figures will run for the State Duma from YABLOKO

Dmitry Gudkov, Vladimir Ryzhkov, Dmitry Nekrasov and Yulia Galyamina plan to run for the State Duma in single-mandate constituencies from the YABLOKO party Press Release, 24.03.2016 This week YABLOKO leaders met potential candidates for single-mandate constituencies who are not members of the YABLOKO party: Dmitry Gudkov, State Duma deputy, Vladimir Ryzhkov, ex Co-Chairman of PARNAS, […]

Emilia Slabunova developed measures on tourism support during crisis

Press release, 18.03.2016 YABLOKO Chairperson developed the measures on tourism industry support. Tourism may become the locomotive which will steer the Russian economy out of crisis, Emilia Slabunova’s statement says. The document appeared in connection with the proposals expressed by a number of tour operators in an open letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

YABLOKO activists to conduct street action for dismissal of Moscow Region Ombudsperson

Press release, 24.03.2016 On 28 March, First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of the Moscow Region branch of YABLOKO Alexander Gunko and the party activists will conduct a picket with the demand to dismiss Yekaterina Smirnova, Ombudsperson of the Moscow Region.

YABLOKO’s candidates obtained good results at the elections in Sverdlovsk Region

Press release, 23.03.2016 YABLOKO’s candidates got from 9 to 13 per cent at the elections to the Rezh City Duma, the Sverdlovsk Region, on 20 March, 2016.

YABLOKO and PARNAS formed electoral coalition in the Altai Territory

Press release, 23.03.2016 On 22 March, Chair of the Altai branch of YABLOKO Alexander Goncharenko and Chair of the local branch of PARNAS Gennady Sheida signed a declaration on the formation of the electoral coalition on YABLOKO’s platform at the elections to the Legislative Assembly of the Altai Territory. The elections will take place on […]

YABLOKO paid tribute to the victims of acts of terror in Burssels

Press Release, 23.03.2016 YABLOKO leaders and activists brought flowers to the building of the Embassy of Belgium in Moscow. Emilia Slabunova and Grigory Yavlinsky left records in the book of condolences, and also met with the staff of the diplomatic mission to say the words of sympathy and support.

Vladimir Ryzhkov to support YABLOKO at the State Duma and presidential elections

Press release, photographs, video, 23.03.2016 Vladimir Ryzhkov is going to stand for the State Duma as YABLOKO’s candidate and support Grigory Yavlinsky’s candidacy at the presidential elections. The politician had explained his “deliberate political decision to support YABLOKO and cooperate with YABLOKO” in a video message which was published on the YABLOKO website.

Grigory Yavlinsky: sentence to Nadezhda Savchenko is part of the war

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 22.03.2016 The sentence passed today on Nadezhda Savchenko is inseparable from the military, political and media campaign launched by the Russian Federation against Ukraine two years ago. Unlawful actions of the Russian authorities against Ukraine also include the trial on Savchenko. And this sentence – like a shot from a gun – […]

Condolences on the terrorist attacks in Brussels

// from Emilia Slabunova and Grigory Yavlinsky, 22.03.2016 On behalf of all YABLOKO members I am expressing my deep condolences to the victims of the acts of terror in Brussels. Innocent people die because of inhuman ideas of criminals about the law and order in the world. But this is crime, not politics! Europe and […]

Valery Borshchev: The trial of Savchenko is a farce

Press release, 21.03.2016 Co-Chair of YABLOKO’s Human Rights Defenders faction Valery Borshchev claims that the trial of Nadezhda Savchenko discredits the Russian system of justice.