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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

Emilia Slabunova: 12 years of the State Duma without YABLOKO led to ruining of the Russian science and research

Press Release, 14.09.2016 Twelve years of the State Duma without YABLOKO led to ruining of the Russian science and research. Such a statement was made by YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova at an extraordinary meeting of the Moscow branch of the trade union of the Russian Academy of Sciences today.

Sergei Mitrokhin calls the Central Electoral Commission to withdraw Moscow Mayor from parliamentary election

Press release, 13.09.2016 Moscow YABLOKO leader, parliamentary candidate Sergei Mitrokhin claims that the incumbent Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, who is running in the parliamentary election, is abusing his position in office. Sergei Mitrokhin forwarded his claim to the head of the Central Electoral Commission Ella Pamfilova.

Dmitry Gudkov obtained 30 thousand signatures for installation of a memorial plaque to Boris Nemtsov

Press release based on the article by Radio Liberty, 13.09.2016 YABLOKO parliamentary candidate Dmitry Gudkov and journalist Timofey Dzyadko brought 30 thousand signatures for installation of a memorial plaque to Boris Nemtsov on Moscow’s Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge, where he was murdered, to Moscow City Hall.

Parliamentary elections in Russia: another Putin show

ALDE, 19.09.2016 Commenting on the results of the Parliamentary elections in Russia on Sunday 18 September, ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen said: “The Duma elections were yet another Putin show, without a free and fair chance for the opposition.”

YABLOKO launched Economic Manifesto

Press Release, 12.09.2016 On 12 September, YABLOKO leader Grigory Yavlinsky and the country’s leading economists Yevgeny Gontmakher, Igor Nikolayev, Mikhail Subbotin and Sergei Ivanenko launched YABLOKO’s Economic Manifesto.

Grigory Yavlinsky:”This system can not be reformed, it should be replaced like a broken TV set”

Press release, 10.09.2016 YABLOKO leader Grigory Yavlinsky presented his book “Peripheral authoritarianism. How and Where Russia Has Come” at the 29th International Book Fair at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre in Moscow.

Work schedule of YABLOKO election head-quarters on the voting day 18 September

Press Release, 12.09.2016 On 18 September, call-centre of the of YABLOKO’s “hot line” for monitoring election violations will begin receiving calls from all over Russia. The call-centre is located in the central office of the party in Moscow.

The Supreme Court of Karelia dismissed YABLOKO’s appeal on withdrawal of the party list of candidates in the elections to the Petrozavodsk City Council

Press Release, 12.09.2016 Today the Supreme Court of Karelia dismissed YABLOKO’s appeal on withdrawal of the party list of candidates in the elections to the Petrozavodsk City Council.

Lev Shlosberg’s parliamentary campaign announcement

Video, 12.09.2016 No matter how hard it is, we are going to clean the government machine from the rust of corruption and will put it to rights, so that the government will work in the interest of people not against them. Lev Shlosberg. One for all and all for one.

Nikolai Rybakov: what kind of a country is it with such level of aggression?

Blog post by Nikolai Rybakov, 09.09.2016 There has been an attack on the camp of Greenpeace volunteer firefighters in Kuban [the Krasnodar region, South Russia]. Shall we go on tolerating this?

YABLOKO candidate’s accounts in the social networks and e-mail boxes hacked

Press Release, 08.09.2016 Accounts in the social networks and e-mail boxes of Elena Rusakova, YABLOKO candidate to the State Duma and municipal deputy in Moscow, e-mails of her supports helping her in the campaign were hacked this night.

Yevgeny Roizman, oppositional Mayor of Ekaterinburg, to support YABLOKO in the parliamentary elections

Press Release, 09.09.2016 YABLOKO leader Grigory Yavlinsky, who is on a pre-election visit to Yekaterinburg, met with Mayor of the city Yevgeny Roizman. The main topics of the meeting were the situation with local self-government in Russia and the upcoming elections to the State Duma. Yevgeny Roizman assured Grigory Yavlinsky in his support of the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky to launch the Economic Manifesto of the YABLOKO party

Press Release, 09.09.2016 On Monday, 12 September, Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO leader in the elections to the State Duma, and economists Igor Nikolayev and Yevgeny Gontmakher will launch the Economic Manifesto of the party.

Famous Russian human rights defenders Svetalna Gannushkina and Sergei Kovalyov called head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov to debate

Press Release, 08.09.2016 Svetlana Gannushkina, renowned human rights defender, Chair of the Grzhdanskoy Sodeystviye (Civil Assistance) Committee and candidate to the State Duma running in YABLOKO regional group in Chechnya, and Sergei Kovalyov, her representative, famous human rights defender, member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee and Co-Chair of YABLOKO Human Rights Faction, called Ramzan Kadyrov, […]

Emilia Slabunova informed the Central Electoral Commission of the pressure on YABLOKO candidates

Press Release, 07.09.2016 YABLOKO filed 54 complaints of violations to local election commissions and the prosecutor’s office during this election campaign. YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova informed the Central Electoral Commission of this on 7 September. The party is going to summarize all the violations and submit a complaint to the Central Electoral Commission.

Renowned writer Vladimir Voinovich becomes YABLOKO election representative at State Duma election

Previously the Central Electoral Commission registered actor Oleg Basilashvili and poet Igor Irtenyev as YABLOKO election representatives Tass, 07.09.2016 On Wednesday the Central Electoral Commission registered a group of YABLOKO election representatives at the elections to the State Duma – one of them is Vladimir Voinovich, a renowned writer, author of the novels “Moscow 2042” […]

Famous Russian human right defenders Svetlana Gannushkina and Sergei Kovalev call head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov to debate

Press Release, 07.09.2016 Svetlana Gannushkina, renown human rights defender and head of YABLOKO regional group in Chechnya in the parliamentary election, and Sergei Kovalyov, her representative, famous human rights defender, member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee and Co-Chair of YABLOKO Human Rights Faction, are going to call Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Chechnya and candidate for […]

A discussion on recovering referendums in Moscow took place in YABLOKO election campaign headquarters

Press release, 06.09.2016 The use of referendums to solve the issues of public importance in Moscow has become a major topic of YABLOKO election campaign in the capital of Russia. At the moment the officials make any decisions concerning the urban development of Moscow without regard to the opinion of the residents. A discussion on recovering referendums in […]

YABLOKO’s motion on referendum against naming a bridge after former Chechen President referred to St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly

Press release, 05.09.2016 The Electoral Commission of St. Petersburg approved of YABLOKO’s motion on a referendum against the decision to name the bridge across the Duderhof canal after Akhmad Kadyrov, former Chechen President, unanimously. The motion will be referred for consideration of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, which will decide whether the questions proposed by […]

“We have not forgotten how the state abandoned defenseless children and their mothers in Beslan”

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 03.09.2016 A terrorist attack taking the lives of 334 people, including 186 children, happened in Belsan, [North Ossetia], twelve year ago. We express our deepest sorrow and condolences to all the relatives and friends of the innocent victims. Terrorism and terrorists taking the lives of innocent people can not be […]