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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 May, 2016

YABLOKO handed over books to Dante Alighieri Library

Press release, 30.05.2016 On 27 May, the All-Russia Library Day, YABLOKO Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov, Federal Bureau member Ivan Bolshakov and the party activists handed over several dozens of books to the Dante Alighieri Library. Earlier this year the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation tried to deprive the library of its premises.

YABLOKO conducted pickets in support of the Constitution’s Article 31

Press release, 02.06.2016 The YABLOKO activists conducted a one-person picket in support of Article 31 of the Constitution, which grants the right to free assembly, in Vologda, on 31 May.

YABLOKO leader asks siloviki why they persecute Dmitry Nekrasov

Press release, 30.05.2016 YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova filed a request with head of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov, Chair of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin and Prosecutor General Yuri Chayaka demanding to report about the criminal case against entrepreneur Dmitry Nekrasov, the investigative actions against him and the reasons why he was detained at […]

Lev Shlosberg: Russia at the Crossroads

Russian society needs high-quality political alternative so that to break the disastrous tradition of making the worst possible choice Lev Shlosberg, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Council, 27.05.2016 The upcoming 2016 parliamentary elections provoked the discussion of the key Russian election campaign – the presidential. It happened so in the past 20 years that the […]

Emilia Slabunova: What are YABLOKO’s goals in the forthcoming parliamentary election

Radio KP, programme “The State Duma 2016: Reload”, 19.05.2016 Yakovlev: – Good evening! I am pleased and have the honour to introduce you our today’s guest – Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the YABLOKO party. Emilia Edgardovna, thank you for coming to our studio.

YABLOKO supports health care workers in Sverdlovsk region

Press release, 26.05.2016 In March 2015 the health care workers of the public facility Pervouralsk City Hospital No.1 turned to the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO. They reported that it had been planned to deprive health care workers of their salary under the pretense of healthcare reform: they were forced to go on a leave without […]

Moscow YABLOKO conducted a picket is support of small businesses

Press release, 26.05.2016 Moscow YABLOKO conducted a picket is support of small businesses in the centre of Moscow, on Russian Entrepreneurship Day, 26 May. Moscow YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, first Soviet millionaire Artyom Tarasov and the activists of Real Estate Owners Association participated in the street action.

Igor Artemyev, head of Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Service: Russia built state-monopoly capitalism

Press release, 25.05.2016 A meeting between head of Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) Igor Artemyev and entrepreneurs whose businesses had been eliminated by illegal demolition of their sales premises in Moscow took place in YABLOKO’s office on the eve of Russian Entrepreneurship Day, 25 May. The situation with business in the country and the role of […]

Dismissed Petrozavodsk anti-corruption Mayor Galina Shirshina visits Siberian cities

Press release, 23.05.2016 Adviser to YABLOKO Chairperson and ALDE LeaDeR award winner 2016 Galina Shirshina made a working visit to Barnaul, Tomsk and Novosibirsk.

Emilia Slabunova: “Only political means will allow to overcome the crisis in the health care”

Press release, photos, videos, 21.05.2016 Only political means will allow to overcome the present crisis in the health care, Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO Chair, said in her speech for the delegates of the 10th (26th) Extraordinary Pirogov Congress of doctors. This can be achieved only through a legitimate and peaceful change of power in the elections.

Andrei Sakharov’s 95 anniversary: to save the country and prevent a catastrophe

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 21.05.2016 I still can not forget one episode. [It was in] 1989. Academician Andrei Sakharov is making a speech from the tribune of congress of People’s Deputies of the USSR. It is broadcast by television. The audience is yelling, stomping feet, Mikhail Gorbachev presiding [over the congress] calls Academician to leave the […]

Politician, journalist and human rights defender Lev Shlosberg to be awarded Boris Nemtsov Prize

Interfax, 23.05.2016 YABLOKO Federal Political Committee member, former deputy of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly Lev Shlosberg has become the first prize-winner of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr. reported.

Grigory Yavlinsky had a meeting with Alexei Navalny

Press release, 20.05.2016 Chair of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky has had a meeting with politician Alexei Navalny today. The coming State Duma election campaign became the subject of the meeting.

Rally in memory of deported peoples took place in Moscow

Press release, 19.05.16 The Committee against Xenophobia conducted a rally in memory of the deported peoples at Krasnopresnenskaya Zastava Square on 18 May.

YABLOKO reminded voters about the importance of participation in elections

Press release, 18.05.2016 On 18 May, four months before the elections to the State Duma, YABLOKO activists conducted campaigning street actions to remind the voters about the importance of participation in elections. The action took place in more than 20 cities of Russia.

YABLOKO launches Golden Toilet Brush 2016 Anti-Prize

Press Release, 19.05.2016 YABLOKO announced open public nomination for the Golden Toilet Brush 2016 Anti-Prize. The prize is made in the form of golden toilet brush and will be awarded to officials for the most absurd and wasteful purchase of the year.

Vladimir Ryzhkov: It is high time that Russia “sobers up”!

OnlineTV, 19.05. 2016 According to Vladimir Ryzhkov, YABLOKO candidate in the State Duma elections, the results of the election will affect the tax burden. He expressed this opinion in the Arena Sobitiy (The Arena of Events) by the OnlineTV.

Lev Shlosberg nominated for Boris Nemtsov Prize

DW, 16.05.2016 On 21 May, the Board of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation will make the final decision on who will be awarded the Boris Nemtsov Prize for Courage. The winner will be announced at the awarding ceremony which will take place in Bonn on 12 June. Activist [and political prisoner] Ildar Dadin, Chair of the […]

Moscow YABLOKO held a picket against the bill on formation of the National Guard in front of the State Duma

Press Release, 18.05.2016 Today, activists of the Moscow YABLOKO held pickets in front of the State Duma against the bill on formation of the National Guard which will be examined by the parliament in the first reading.

Emilia Slabunova: criminal case against Svetlana Chechil is politically motivated

Press release, 16.05.2016 YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova and ex Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina have conducted a picket in support of Svetlana Chechil in Petrozavodsk,Karelia, today. Pickets in support of YABLOKO Federal Council member Svetlana Chechil also took place in Moscow, Ivanovo, Vladimir, Tula, Cherkessk, Kursk, Saratov and other cities.