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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 September, 2016

Moscow Youth YABLOKO to conduct a rally against military conscription and for the professional army

Press Release, 29.09.2016 On 1 October, Moscow Youth YABLOKO will conduct a rally against military conscription and for the professional army. Young YABLOKO activists got an obligatory permission from the Mayor’s Office as required by the law.

Emilia Slabunova on the further plans of the party

Emilia Slabunova’s blog post, 26.09.2016 A lot of people are now asking me about our further plans. What is YABLOKO going to do? Here is the answer. The main thing for us at the moment is to strengthen our regional branches, our party development. We will admit new people into the party, those who cooperated […]

YABLOKO demands that the authorities must stop intimidating YABLOKO activists in Zhukovsky, the Moscow Region

Press Release, 28.09.2016 Today YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova, forwarded YABLOKO statement to the law enforcement and Public Prosecutor on persecution and intimidation of YABLOKO activists in Zhukovsky, the Moscow Region.

YABLOKO rejects electoral results following allegations of fraud

Liberal International, 29.09.2016 Violent acts, intimidation, and fraud have led the Russian United Democratic Party (YABLOKO – LI full member) to reject the 18 September State Duma election results across Russia amid demands that the government and authorities cease intimidating liberal activists and party supporters.

Emilia Slabunova: The elected State Duma does not represent the people

Press release, 23.09.2016 YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova stated that YABLOKO did not recognise the election results at the final meeting of the Central Electoral Commission. On the night of 22 September the Central Electoral Commission held the final meeting on the results of the election to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the […]

YABLOKO does not recognise the results of the elections to the State Duma

Statement by the Federal Political Committee, 22.09.2016 The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO does not recognise the results of the election of the 7th State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation due to the following reasons:

The Novgorod branch of YABLOKO is going to dispute the results of the election to the regional parliament

Regnum, 22.09.2016 The Novgorod branch of the YABLOKO party does not recognise the results of elections to the Novgorod Regional Duma in the single constituency and is going to challenge the results in court. According to the IA REGNUM correspondent, Anna Cherepanova, leader of the YABLOKO list of candidates to the regional parliament made such […]

St.Petersburg Youth YABLOKO to hold a rally against election fraud

Press Release, 21.09.2016 St.Petersburg Youth YABLOKO will hold a rally against election fraud on Wednesday evening. The activists will use banner with a slogan against the election fraud.

YABLOKO’s candidates from single-mandate constituencies receive wide support in Moscow and St.Petersburg

Press Release, 20.09.2016 YABLOKO managed to get high results on party lists in the parliamentary elections – 9.5 per cent in Moscow and 9 per cent in St.Petersburg. YABLOKO’s candidates in single-mandate constituencies also received wide support in these cities.

YABLOKO’s candidates entered three city councils in the Moscow Region

Press release, 21.09.2016 The YABLOKO party will be represented in three city councils of the Moscow region – the cities of Khimki, Zvenigorod and Lobnya.

Statistical Evidence Suggests Russia’s Ruling Party Cheated Its Way to Supermajority

The Moscow Times, 19.09.2016 Statistical analysis of this Sunday’s parliamentary election results appears to show evidence of some of the same irregularities that plagued the 2011 State Duma contest, according to the Slon news website. The outlet’s senior editor, Mikhail Zelensky, cites findings that suggest nearly half of all the votes recorded for United Russia, […]

YABLOKO formed factions in three regional parliaments and gained high results in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Press release, 19.09.2016 The YABLOKO party held its factions in the Legislative Assemblies of St. Petersburg, the Republic of Karelia and the Pskov Regional Assembly. YABLOKO’s list of candidates gained 9.53 per cent of votes in St. Petersburg, 9.89 per cent in Karelia, and 6.19 per cent in the Pskov Region.

Yavlinsky: the new State Duma will maintain the policies towards isolation from common sense

Press release, video 19.09.2016 The leaders of the YABLOKO party Grigory Yavlinsky and Emilia Slabunova summed up the results of the voting day at the briefing which took place in the electoral headquarters of the party.

YABLOKO. Elections. Live

Press release, 18.09.2016 00:44 MSK. Deputy Chariman of YABLOKO Nikolai Rybakov noted predictability of the outcome of the vote, “Well, in my constituency chairmen of local electoral commissions ran to territorial electoral commissions [to get orders from there] without issuing copies of voting protocols. Everything is as usual”.

Parliamentary elections in Russia: another Putin show

The ALDE party, 20.09.2016 On Sunday 18 September Russian citizens went to the polls to elect a new State Duma. Commenting on the results of the parliamentary elections in Russia, ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP said: “The Duma elections were yet another Putin show, without a free and fair chance for the opposition.”

Russian parliamentary elections: democratic opposition parties didn’t stand a chance.

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament regrets that with yesterday’s Duma elections, democratic opposition parties didn’t stand a chance. 19.09.2016

Lev Ponomaryov: Only a broad democratic movement united around YABLOKO can save the country

Press release, 14.09.2016 On September 14, head of YABLOKO federal list of candidates Grigory Yavlinsly thanked the election representatives of the party for their support.

YABLOKO activists attacked in Barnaul

Press release, 16.09.2016 On September 16, unidentified persons attacked two YABLOKO activists in Barnaul, the Altai Territory.

Nikolai Rybakov told the residents of Yekaterinburg about YABLOKO’s plans to remedy the environmental catastrophe in Russia

Press release, 14.09.2016 On 14 September, YABLOKO Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov visited in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg. He told the residents of the large industrial centre what steps should be made in order to remedy the environmental catastrophe in Russia.

YABLOKO filed a claim on lifting counter sanctions with the Supreme Court

Press release, 15.09.2016 YABLOKO Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov, parliamentary candidate Dmitry Ilyushin, Bureau member Ivan Bolshakov filed a claim with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on adjudication of two decrees of the President and three regulations of the Government concerning counter sanctions [in response to sanctions imposed by the European Union over the […]