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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 June, 2016

Nikolai Kavkazsky re-elected Chairman of the Moscow Youth YABLOKO

Press Release, 29.06.2016 The general meeting of the Moscow Youth YABLOKO re-elected Nikolai Kavkazsky, human rights defender and ex prisoner of the Bolotnaya Square Rally case, Chairman of the organisation. Maria Efimova and Yuri Slinko were elected deputy chairs.

On Terror Attack in Istanbul

Condolences on behalf of Emilia Slabunova and Grigory Yavlinsky, 29.06.2016 The terror attack in Istanbul is brutal and senseless the same as all the actions of criminals for whom a human’s life is of no value.

YABLOKO Closes Accreditation to Election Congress

Press release, 23.06.2016 The YABLOKO party is going to hold its election congress in Moscow from July 1 to July 3. It will be the longest congress held among all the political parties that are planning to participate in the parliamentary elections. The delegates of the congress will discuss and adopt the electoral programme, they […]

YABLOKO Bureau deplores Irina Yarovaya’s “anti-terrorist laws”

Statement by the YABLOKO Bureau, 24.06.2016 Today, June 24, YABLOKO Bureau has adopted a statement criticizing Irina Yarovaya and Victor Ozerov’s anti-terrorist legislative set which was adopted by the State Duma at the third reading.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Great Britain has proved that it is the most important part of Europe.”

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 24.06.2016 British referendum has ended. From now on Britain and the EU, and Russia will live with this result. All of Europe will think how to respond to the challenge. Such a result has raised a lot of pressing issues, rather than solved some problems.

St. Petersburg Forum: Politics is Destroying the Economy

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 19.06.2016 The Forum in St. Petersburg demonstrated several things. This forum was not about investment or even the economy… All were speaking about the economy, but told nothing new – neither [Finance Minister] Anton Siluanov nor [Chair of Central Bank] Elvira Nabiullina, nor [Deputy Chair of the Economic Council under the President […]

YABLOKO representatives held meetings with German liberals

Press release, 22.06.2016 YABLOKO’s Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov, Moscow Yabloko Youth leaders Nikolai Kavkazsky and Maria Yefimova held meetings with Board members of Junge Liberale (the FDP youth wing) Konstantin Kuhle, Katharina Schreiner, Florian Philipp Ott, Phil Hackemann, Florian Zeimi and Franziska Brandmann on June 18 and 20.

1418 Candles per Each Day of War

Press release, 22.06.2016 On the 75th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union the leaders and activists of YABLOKO participated in the 1,418 Candles per Each Day of the War action commemorating the beginning of the Great Patriotic War (the date is commemorated in Russia as the Memory and Grievance Day).

Man sentenced to 10 days in jail for a selfie nearby Alina Kabayeva’s supposed health complex

Press release, 20.06.2016 Young scientist Dmitry Golovin who was trying to make a selfie with a quadcopter together with his girlfriend at the beach by the Strela health complex in Divnomorsk, the Krasnodar Territory, was sentenced to 10 days in jail. Member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee Sergei Mitrokhin calls on Prosecutor General Yuri Chayka […]

Tragedy in Karelia

Condolences by Emilia Slabunova, 20.06.2016 A tragedy in a children’s camp in Karelia shocked everyone. We express our condolences to those who lost children, who was tormented by uncertainty about the fate of their next of kin. This tragedy demonstrated negligence and indifference, violations of laws, most importantly of human unwritten laws, that are so […]

YABLOKO to light 1418 candles to commemorate Second World War victims

Press release, 17.06.2016 YABLOKO will light 1418 candles to commemorate the victims of the Second World War on the eve of Adolf Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union, 21 June.

Those who attacked environmentalist Alexander Veselov in Bashkortostan must not escape responsibility

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 16.06.2016 One of the most authoritative environmentalists, Chair of the Environmentalists Union of Bashkiria Alexander Veselov was brutally beaten in Bashkiria. Many times he received threats in connection with his fight against environmentally hazardous plants of the republic. Alexander Veselov is the author of hundreds of publications on natural conservation, […]

Congratulations to Dmitry Muratov, Editor-in-Chief of Russian opposition paper Novaya Gazeta, on being awarded the Golden Pen Freedom Prize!

YABLOKO congratulate Dmitry Muratov, Editor-in-Chief of Russian opposition paper Novaya Gazeta, on being awarded the Golden Pen Freedom Prize! The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been awarded to Dmitry Muratov, Editor-in-Chief of independent Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta.

Alexander Gnezdilov: Today, more than ever, the country needs an intellectual in the Kremlin

Alexander Gnezdilov, Deputy Chairman of the YABLOKO party, 9.06.2016 The world around us is changing rapidly. Alternative energy, shale revolution… I want my country to be not simply ready for this changes. I want Russia to become a leader in this process.

Galina Shirshina: I want to do all so that YABLOKO would get into the State Duma

Press release, 11.06.2016 From 6 to 10 June Galina Shirshina, Adviser to YABLOKO Chair and ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk, was on a working visit to the Urals. She visited Orenburg, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan, Tyumen and Yekaterinburg, met with potential candidates in single-mandate constituencies in the elections to the State Duma and discussed various issues with activists of […]

Boris Nemtsov Bridge

Lev Shlosberg Live Journal, 12.06.2016 Speech on receiving the Boris Nemtsov Foundation Prize Bonne, 12 June, 2016 Respected Raisa Akhmetovna, Respected Zhanna, Dear friends and colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, Twenty-six years ago, on 12 June, 1990, the first Congress of People’s Deputies adopted the Declaration on the State Sovereignty of the RSFSR (the Russian Soviet […]

YABLOKO commemorated Orlando shooting victims

Press release, 14.06.2016 YABLOKO activists brought flowers to the Ambessy of the United States to commemorate the people who were killed during the attack on the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando. YABLOKO Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov, Moscow Regional Council members Grigory Semyonov, Olga Radayeva, Kirill Goncharov, Nikolai Kavkazsky and the party Federal Council member Dmitry […]

Lev Shlosberg was awarded the Boris Nemtsov Prize! Congratulations!

Lev Shlosberg was awarded for “courage in defending the democratic values in Russia”. He intends to transmit his award of €10m to Komanda 29 (Team 29), a union of lawyers and journalists who fight for freedom of information and defend the rights of citizens and different organisations.

St.Petersburg Yabloko Youth reelected Chair for a second term

Press release, 14.06.2016 An election meeting of the St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO Youth took place on 11 June. The incumbent Chairman Daniel Semyonov was reelected for a second term.

YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova on the tragedy in Orlando

Facebook, 12.06.2016 The tragedy in Orlando has once again shown not only the fragility and exposure of a human’s life but also demonstrated the consequences of the failure of the authorities to act, since the person who committed this monstrous crime was one of those who do not hide their man-hating views. The aggression as […]