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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 July, 2016

Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor failed to register the website of Moscow YABLOKO

Press release, 28.07.2016 The Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor refused to register the website of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO as a mass media. Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of Moscow YABLOKO, reported this on his Facebook page.

Electoral Comission of the Altai Territory certified YABLOKO’s candidates in single-mandate constituenies

Press release, 28.07.2016 On July 27, the Electoral Comission certified YABLOKO’s list of candidates in single-mandate constituenies for the elections to the Altai Territory Legislative Assembly.

YABLOKO urges to return elections of the Mayor of Murmansk by popular vote

Severpost, 27.07.2016 The YABLOKO party urges to return to the election of mayors by popular vote only. Such a statement was made by party representatives at a press conference held in Murmansk on 25 July.

Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO opens campaign headquarters in a rock music club

Press release, 27.07.2016 YABLOKO’s State Duma candidate Olesya Valger opened the party campaign headquarters in a rock music club in Novosibirsk. This place was chosen because YABLOKO’s  activists actively supported the representatives of Novosibirsk rock community in connection with violation of freedom of artistic creativity on behalf of orthodox activists.

The Pskov branch of YABLOKO registered the largest team of candidates for all the history of elections to the regional parliament

Press Release, 27.07.2016 On 27 July, the Electoral Commission of the Pskov region registered a single list of candidates for elections to the Pskov Regional Assembly of the sixth convocation nominated by the Pskov regional branch of the YABLOKO party.

A rally against anti-terrorist legislation took place in Kurgan

Press release, 27.07.2016 On July 26, a rally in support of the Russian Constitution and against Yarovaya’s package – the anti-terrorist legislation developed by the State Duma deputies Irina Yarovaya and Victor Ozerov took place in Kurgan, Russia’s Ural Mountains. Dmitry Feldsherov, a YABLOKO’s parliamentary candidate in a single-mandate constituency, was one of the organisers […]

A rally against Yarovaya’s anti-terrorist legislation took place in Sochi

Press release, 27.07.2016 On July 26, the Open Sochi organization and the regional YABLOKO branch conducted a rally against Irina Yarovaya’s anti-terrorist legislation, which had been adopted by the State Dume in late June.

Grigory Yavlinsky on the IOC decision and the necessity of changes in Russian sports

Specially for the website, 25.07.2016 The day before the IOC decided not to ban all Russian team from the Rio Olympics 2016. Chair of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky told the journalists whether the IOC decision was political and what should one do to change the situation with Russian sports for the better.

St. Petersburg Youth YABLOKO acted in defense of the NGOs involved in HIV prevention

Press Release, 26.07.2016 St.Petersburg Youth YABLOKO acted in defense of non-profit organisations ESVERO and the Andrei Rylkov Foundation engaged in the prevention of HIV infection in Russia and recognised as “foreign agents.” On 25 July party protesting against enlisting these organisations as “foreign agents”, YABLOKO activists sent to the Ministry of Justice the layout of […]

Galina Shirshina tops YABLOKO list of candidates to the City Council of the capital of Karelia

Press Release, 25.07.2016 Galina Shirshina, ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk and Advisor to YABLOKO Chair, has topped the list of the party in the elections to the Petrozavodsk City Council. Such decision has been adopted by the Regional Council of the Karelian YABLOKO today.

The Sverdlovsk YABLOKO list of candidates to the Legislative Assembly of the region registered

Press Release, 25.07.2016 On 22 July, the Electoral Commission of the Sverdlovsk Region registered YABLOKO’s regional list of candidates.

YABLOKO candidate to the State Duma attacked during campaigning in Tula

Vladmir Dorokhov, head of the regional branch of the party, informed in twitter about the attack on Igor Burdukov Tulskaya Pressa, 25.07.2016 Vladmir Dorokhov, head of the regional branch of the party, informed in social network of an attack by an unidentified man on Igor Burdukov, candidate to the State Duma from the Tula branch […]

In support of Russian Buddhists’ lawful demand for the pastoral visit of the 14th Dalai Lama

Statement by YABLOKO Bureau, 22.07.2016 For many years the residents of the three Russia’s regions, which are traditionally Buddhist (the Republics of Buryatia, Kalmikia, Tyva), as well as Buddhists from other regions, have been addressing the President of Russia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RF unsuccessfully demanding a permission for a pastoral […]

Electoral Commission cetified YABLOKO’s list of candidates for the elections to Leningrad Region Legislative Assembly

Press release, 22.07.2016 Today the Electoral Commission of the Leningrad Region has made a decision to cetify YABLOKO’s list of candidates for the elections to the Leningrad Region Legislative Assembly.

YABLOKO Anticorruption Policy Centre detected use of administrative resource by candidates from the ruling United Russia

Press Release, 21.07.2016 YABLOKO Anticorruption Policy Centre headed by Sergei Mitrokhin pointed out four cases of massive use of administrative resource by candidates from the ruling United Russia party in their parliamentary election campaign. Sergei Mitrokhin, member of the Federal Political Committee and head of Anti-Corruption Policy Centre, informed head of the Central Electoral Commission […]

YABLOKO Youth to hold a picket demanding to investigate the murder of Timur Kuashev

Press release, 21.07.2016 On Monday, August 1, Moscow YABLOKO Youth activists will hold a one-person picket by the Investigative Committee demanding to investigate the murder of journalist Timur Kushev, to find those who ordered and committed the crime.

YABLOKO protests against installation of a monument to Ivan the Terrible in Orel

Press release, 19.07.2016 YABLOKO activists participated in a picket against the installation of a monument to Tsar Ivan the Terrible in the city of Orel 350km south of Moscow. Over 60 people took part in the action. Leader of the local party branch Sergei Zaytsev was one of the organizers of the protest action.

Sergei Reznikov headed the list of candidates for the Tambov Region Duma

Press release, 20.07.2016 The Tambov branch of YABLOKO brought the lists of candidates for the regional parliament elections to the Electoral Comission, on July 19.

Ex Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina appealed her dismissal from the post of the Mayor in the Supreme Court of Russia

TASS, by Igor Lukyanov, 19.07.2016 Ex Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina appealed her dismissal [from the post of the Mayor] in the Supreme Court of Russia.

Emilia Slabunova heads YABLOKO candidates list in the elections to the regional parliament of Karelia

Press Release, 20.07.2016 Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the YABLOKO party and MP in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia at present, topped YABLOKO list in the elections to the parliament of the Republic of Karelia. This decision was adopted yesterday by the conference of the Karelian branch of the party.