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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 April, 2016

YABLOKO conducted a flashmob in support of Svetlana Chechil

Press release, 28.04.2016 YABLOKO leaders and activists conducted a flashmob in support of YABLOKO’s Federal Council Svetlana Chechil who was sentenced to 1.5 years in a penal colony. The placard says: “Svetlana Chechil is a new political victim in Karelia”.

YABLOKO conducted a picket in protest of the sentence to Svetlana Chechil

Press release, 28.04.2016 Today Deputy Chair of YABLOKO Nikolai Rybakov, First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva and party activists have conducted a series of one-person pickets in protest of the sentence to member of YABLOKO Federal Council Svetlana Chechil. The action took place outside the Prosecutor General’s Office in Moscow.

Svetlana Chechil must be released!

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 28.04.2016 The decision of the Petrozavodsk City Court to sentence Svetlana Chechil, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Council, to 1.5 years in a penal colony is a reprisal against political opponents of Governor of the Republic of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen.

Member of YABLOKO Federal Council convicted by Karelian court

Press Release, 28.04.2016 On 27 April, Petrozavodsk City Court sentenced Svetlana Chechil, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Council, to 1.5 years in a penal colony. Today, YABLOKO will hold pickets by the Public Prosecutor General’s Office protesting against such a decision. Nikolay Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the party, and Galina Mikhaleva, Deputy Chair of the Moscow […]

ALDE-CoR 2016 LeaDeR award winner Galina Shirshina

Statement on the kidnapping of Mikhail Konev, chair of PARNAS Youth

The ALDE party, 26.04.2016 Commenting on the developing news from Russia, ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP said: “It is with regret that I hear the news from our ALDE Party member party in Russia PARNAS that the chair of their youth wing Mikhail Konev was today kidnapped from the military registration and enlistment […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Once again we are facing the Chernobyl threat

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 26.04.2016 Today marks 30 years since the Chernobyl tragedy, which in many aspects has been still going on.

Free Mikhail Konev!

26.04.2016 Yabloko Youth calls for the immediate release of Mikhail Konev, leader of PARNAS Youth wing. According to the reports on the social media, Mikhail has been kidnapped from the military registration and enlistment office in Moscow. Despite the fact that the activist has an exemption from military service the army conscription commission found him fit […]

Yavlinsky on Medvedev’s plans to reform the public administration system

Video, 22.04.2016 Dmitri Medvedev is going to reform the system of public administration. For this purpose he wants to appoint a commission. Vladimir Putin supports the idea. It would look as if the Prime Minister is going to pull himself out of a mire by his own hair like Baron Munchausen.

Galina Shirshina awarded a prize for city governing

Ex Mayor of Petrozavodsk awarded a prize by European politicians // Kommersant, by Taisia Bekbulatova, 25.04.2016 Ex Mayor of Petroavodsk [capital of Karelia] Galina Shirshina received a prize today within the LeaDeR Awards conducted annually in Brussels. The prize is awarded to politicians in several nominations for outstanding work in the field of governing on […]

Ex Mayor of Petrozavodsk Shirshina obtains a Special Award of European Liberals and Democrats

Novaya Gazeta, 25.04.2016 By Olga Bobrova Ex Mayor of Petrozavodsk, dismissed by the decision of [Petrozavodsk] municipal deputies, was awarded a Special Prize of the President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe – ALDE LeaDer Award – for individual achievement in strengthening the liberal values.

Moscow YABLOKO opposes the cut of children allowances for Chernobyl victims’ families

Press release, 25.04.2016 On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Moscow YABLOKO conducted a rally against the cut of children allowance for the Chernobyl victims’ families. The actions of protest were held by YABLOKO in Moscow and other cities of Russia.

“Presidential elections are the last chance to peaceful nonviolent change of the system”.

Press Release, 24.04.2016 “A cultural curtain is emerging” between Russia and the rest of the world, and “even remnants of understanding are disappearing”, Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of YABLOKO Political Committee said at the committee meeting on Saturday, 23 April. It will be “extremely difficult, to overcome it, and it is worse than iron curtain,” he […]

Alexei Yablokov: Chernobyl is still beside us

Press release, 22.04.2016 The consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant are noticeable even 30 years after, Adviser in the Russian Academy of Sciences, head of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction Alexei Yablokov says. Today he has launched his book “Chernobyl: Сonsequences of the Disaster for People and Nature” at Interfax.

YABLOKO Bureau: it is necessary to conduct an investigation into the activities of the Russian officials indicated in the Panama Papers

Press Release, 22.04.2016 The Bureau of the YABLOKO party issued a statement demanding to conduct an investigation into the activities of all of the state officials mentioned in the Panama Papers.

YABLOKO insists that killing of stray animals must be stopped

Press release, 21.04.2016 The Sochi branch of YABLOKO forwarded an appeal to Anatoly Pakhomov, Mayor of Sochi, with the demand to turn down the practice of killing stray animals. Instead YABLOKO suggests that a complex city programme on sterilisation and regulation of populations of stray animals must be introduced.

Smart Power and YABLOKO launched a website for control over budget expenses

Press release based on the article by ZakS.Ru, 20.04.2016 The Smart Power movement [founded by Grigory Yavlisnky and YABLOKO’s supporters] and deputies of YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg have lunched the Public Control online project which will allow the citizens of St.Petersburg to learn detailed information about the spending of budgetary funds […]

Tomsk YABLOKO calls voters to come to polling stations on the Election Day

Press release, 19.04.2016 On 18 April, the activists of the Tomsk branch of YABLOKO conducted a picket under the slogan “Your vote counts”.

Moscow YABLOKO conduced a campaign picket

Press release, 19.04.2016 On 18 April, the Moscow branch of YABLOKO conducted a campaign picket in the centre of Moscow. Deputy Chairs of Moscow YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva and Grigory Semyonov, the Regional Council member Nikolai Kavkazsky and party activits participated in the action.

The Moscow Spring festival turned into a cover for sharing budget funds by the Moscow city authorities

Press Release, 18.04.2016 The tender for public procurement for the Moscow Spring 2016 festival has been accompanied by numerous violations, and its only participant is connected with the Moscow authorities, says Sergei Mitrokhin, member of the Federal Political Committee of the YABLOKO party and head of YABLOKO’s Anti-Corruption Centre. Sergei Mitrokhin demands that the Public […]