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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 August, 2016

YABLOKO to conduct an action called “Teach the officials to run a university”

Press release, 30.08.2016 On September 1, the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO will conduct an action called “Teach the officials to run a university” near University building.

Renowned human rights defender Lev Ponomarev becomes YABLOKO election representative

Press release, 31.08.2016 Renowned human rights defender, Executive Director of the For Human Rights movement Lev Ponomarev became YABLOKO election representative at the elections to the State Duma.

On the forthcoming media provocations against YABLOKO

Statement by YABLOKO Press Office, 30.08.2016 At the moment the YABLOKO party has launched the most widespread election campaign in its history, the party has real chances to clear the 5 per cent threshold in the election of 18 September, and to win in several single-mandate constituencies. It is evident that the presence of real […]

You can meet YABLOKO campaign minibuses on the streets of Moscow

Press release, 30.08.2016 On 31 August, YABLOKO’s volunteers will go through Moscow by special campaign minibuses.

Vladimir Ryzhkov claims that someone tried to stage a car accident for him

Ekho Moskvy radio station, 30.08.2016 Parliamentary candidate has told the Ekho Moskvy radio station about an accident, which occurred during his trip around the Altai Territory.

YABLOKO withdrawn from the election to the Petrozavodsk City Council

Petrozavodsk City Court satisfied the claim from the Rodina party on withdrawal of the YABLOKO party list of candidates from the election to the Petrozovodsk City Council. Stolitsa na Onege, 30.08.2016 Such a decision has been taken by Judge Natalia Tarabrina today.

Head of the Moscow Helsinki Group Lyudmila Alexeyeva becomes YABLOKO election representative

Press Release, 30.08.2016 Lyudmila Alexeyeva, head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, became YABLOKO election representative at the elections to the State Duma.

Human right defenders support the appeal to the President of the International Paralympic Committee

Russia’s human rights defenders ask the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to review the decision to ban Russian team from competing at the Paralympic Games in Rio  Press release, 26.08.2016 Co-Chair of YABLOKO’s Human rights faction Sergei Kovalev, Federal Political Committee member Valeri Borshchev and parliamentary candidate Svetlana Gannushkina supported an appeal of Russia’s human rights defenders, […]

YABLOKO leaders during their visit to Karelia: We want to change policy and government

Press release, 26.08.2016 YABLOKO leaders Emilia Slabunova and Grigory Yavlinsky made a visit to the city of Olonets, the Republic of Karelia, as part of the party election campaign. The politicians visited the local milk factory and had a meeting with local residents.

YABLOKO banners in Barnaul were dismantled by unidentified persons

Press Release, 26.08.2016 On 24 August, the YABLOKO party applied to police because several party banners in Barnaul, the capital of Altai, were dismantled by unidentified persons.

Nikolai Rybakov visits Vladimir

Press Release, 26.08.2016 On 25 August, Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of YABLOKO and one of the top candidates of the party to the State Duma, was in Vladimir on a working visit to Vladimir. He visited several “hot spots” of the city, where rights of the citizens were violated, gave a press conference for local […]

Igor Artemyev: Prices on medicines maybe overstated by 160 times in Russia

RIA-Novosti, 27.08.2016 Prices on medicines containing the same substances, but sold in Russia under different trademarks, are in some cases overstated by 160 times, said Igor Artemyev, head of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service and member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee.

Vladimir Ryzhkov: “The poverty of Siberia is the result of purposeful activities of the federal government”

YABLOKO parliamentary candidate visited the cities of Siberia Press release, 25.08.2016 On August 23-24, YABLOKO parliamentary candidate Vladimir Ryzhkov visited Tomsk and Novosibirsk as part of the election campaign. Ryzhkov had a meeting with party supporters, held two press conferences and participated in radio and television programmes.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “The situation in Karelia is a vivid example of the deadlock our country is in”

Press release, 25.08. 2016 YABLOKO leaders Grigory Yavlinsky and Emilia Slabunova came to Karelia – a key region for the party, where YABLOKO has been facing unprecedented pressure from the regional authorities. Yavlinsky and Slabunova spoke about the purpose of the visit and the party election programme at the press conference which took place in […]

YABLOKO parliamentary candidates talked about the first steps in the State Duma to improve the situation in the country

Press release, 24.08.2016 Today YABLOKO parliamentary candidates have launched the legislative initiatives, which the party is intended to implement if it enters the Parliament. YABLOKO leaders and parliamentary nominees launched the most relevant out of nearly 150 bills, which YABLOKO had drafted.

The education sector is affected first

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 20.08.2016 Change of officials in the Ministry of Education has nothing to do with the solution of the key problems of Russian education sector. The main threat to education in Russia is the actual reduction of the costs plus ideologisation and imposing of obscurantist standards. And this is only a part of […]

St.Petersburg YABLOKO to initiate a referendum against naming a bridge after former Chechen President

Press release, 22.08.2016 The initiative group founded by the YABLOKO party appealed to the election commission of St.Petersburg to initiate a referendum against naming one of the city’s bridges after Akhmad Kadyrov, first President of the Chechen Republic, which was done by the authorities despite loud public protests. The application will be considered within two […]

YABLOKO’s election campaign head-quarters opened in the heart of Moscow

Press Release, 23.08.2016 Today YABLOKO Moscow election campaign headquarters opened in Bolshoi Kislovsky lane in the heart of Moscow. The event brought together several hundred volunteers, who up to the Day of Silence on the threashold of the voting day 18 September will be convincing Moscow residents to come to the polls. The meeting was […]

St.Petersburg YABLOKO to launch electoral programme for the election to Legislative Assembly

Press release, 23.08.2016 Leaders of the St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO will launch the electoral programme for the election to the Legislative Assembly. The event will take place in the Rosbalt news agency on Thursday, August 25, 02.00 p.m.

Only representative of YABLOKO came to the first televised debate of candidates in Ryazan

Internet newspaper Vid Sboku, 22.08.2016 Only representative of the YABLOKO party Maria Yepifanova come to the first televised debate of candidates for the State Duma from the Ryazan region, that was broadcast by GTRK Oka at Russia-24 television channel on Monday, 22 August.