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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 activist conducted a picket and caught a car thief

Press release, 18.04.2016 On 17 April, activist of the Leningrad Region branch of YABLOKO Maria Pavlova caught a car thief after the picket she had conducted was over. Pavlova kept the man until the police arrived.

YABLOKO launched a special website section for Chernobyl victims

Press release, 18.04.2016 YABLOKO has launched a special section on the party website to help the families of the Chernobyl victims who were hit by the children allowance cut.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “We must be ready to hoist the sail, when a lull in the sea ends”

Sut’ Sobitiy (The Essence of the Events), 15.04.2016 By Valentina Karelova Will the elections be fair and transparent with the appointment of Ella Pamfilova head of the Central Election Commission, why Alexei Navalny’s work is inefficient, whether Russia needs democracy, and when have we buried it? Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of the YABLOKO party, politician and […]

Galina Shirshina to stand for State Duma elections as YABLOKO’s candidate

Press release, 18.04.2016 Former Mayor of Petrozavodsk, the Republic of Karelia, will stand for the elections to the State Duma as YABLOKO’s candidate. She will also support Grigory Yavlinsky’s candidacy in the presidential elections.

Amur YABLOKO called citizens to participate in the elections

Press release, 18.04.2016 On 18 April, the activists of the Amur Region branch of YABLOKO called the citizens of Blagoveshchensk to participate in the coming parliamentary elections that will take place on 18 September, 2016. The party activists handed out over 2,000 leaflets.

YABLOKO representatives visited Gerhart Baum’s public lecture in Yekaterinburg

Press release, 13.04.2016 On 12 April, former Minister of the Interior of Germany Gerhart Baum gave a public lecture on freedom and security in the Boris Yeltsin Centre in the city of Yekaterinburg (the capital of the Sverdlovsk Region, the Urals). Leader of YABLOKO’s regional branch Yuri Pereverzev and party activist Elena Krasulina attended the […]

Rybakov: We must seek something that unites Russians and Ukrainians, not things that separate us

YABLOKO Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov’s speech on Channel One, 12.04.2016 Nikolai Rybakov: I would like to comment on the history books issue. In my opinion, the main idea of teaching history at school is to teach a person to acquire information critically and to analyse the information. Wait a minute, please. My next point concerns […]

Ex head of Committee against Torture elected Chair of Orenburg YABLOKO

Press release, 13.04.2016 Ex leader of the regional branch of the Committee against Torture Vechyaslav Dudin was elected Chair of the Orenburg Region branch of YABLOKO [the region in southern Russia, the Urals].

St.Petersburg YABLOKO Youth supports persecuted student

Press release, 11.04.2016 St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO Youth forwarded an appeal to city Ombudsman Alexander Shishlov calling to protect the rights and lawful interests of an underage student.

Stavropol YABLOKO conducted rally against law on offending feeling of religious believers

Press release, 12.04.2016 On 11 April, the Stavropol branch of YABLOKO conducted a rally in support of Victor Kransnov who is charged with offending the feelings of religious believers. The rally was organised by Kirill Bobro, local YABLOKO Youth leader.

Grigory Yavlinsky turns 64

Congratulations from Emilia Slabunova, 10.04.2016 Dear Grigory Alekseyevich! Let me congratulate you on your Birthday on behalf of all YABLOKO members and supporters!

YABLOKO Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov’s powerful speech on Rossiya 1 TV Channel

06.04.2016 Nikolai Rybakov: First of all. All the war crimes must be investigated and the guilty must be punished. End of story. There is nothing to discuss here. I believe, it would have been better if the investigation was carried out by the international institutions and, by all means, the Russian Federation must participate in […]

Babushkin: Candidacy for Ombudsperson post must be discussed by civil society

Press release, 05.04.2016 Andrei Babushkin, member of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights and YABLOKO Bureau member, claims that the candidacy for the post of Ombudsperson must be discussed by the civil society. The human rights defender forwarded an appropriate application to Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Council for […]

Moscow YABLOKO Youth protested against bill on National Guard

Press release, 08.04.2016 On 8 April, YABLOKO Youth activits conducted a series of one-person pickets outside the Presidential Administration protesting against the creation of the National Guard. The activits claim that the true aim of the new structure is to suppress opposition demonstrations.

Grigory Yavlinsky on the “Panama Papers”

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 07.04.2016 — You keep money in an offshore! — journalists said. — We know it, — the Russian government responded. And they did not lie here. A rare case. (The style reminiscent of classics: – What happened to the submarine? – She drowned. We have seen this. Creative cynicism.)

Bill on National Guard must be voted down

Statement by the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, 07.04.2016 President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has introduced the draft law “On the Russian National Guard Troops” to the State Duma. If the bill is passed, only one person in the country (even if he is the President) will use his own discretion to decide where […]

Youth YABLOKO offered President of Russia to resign due to the scandal with offshore companies

Press release, 07.04.2016 On 6 April Andrei Sklyarov, leader of Youth YABLOKO in Rostov conducted a picket where he asked Vladimir Putin to follow the example of Prime Minister of Iceland and resign.

Tula YABLOKO Youth protested against conscription

Press release, 05.04.2016 YABLOKO Youth activists in Tula joined the federal action of protest conducted by the youth faction of YABLOKO against the conscription system in Russia. The action was timed to the beginning of the spring draft.

Sverdlovsk YABLOKO Youth conducted pickets agaisnt conscription

Press release, 06.04.2016 On 5 April, the Sverdlovsk region YABLOKO Youth conducted one-person pickets against the draft system in Russia. The street action of protest took place by the military registration and enlistment office in Yekaterinburg.

Krasnodar YABLOKO Youth protested against conscription

Press release, 04.04.2016 The Krasnodar branch of YABLOKO Youth conducted one-person pickets against the conscription system. The picket took place in the city of Yeysk, the Krasnodar Territory. Alexander Korovayny, leader of local YABLOKO Youth participated in the street action of protest.