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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 October, 2016

YABLOKO paid tribute to the memory of victims of Stalin’s political reprisals

Press Release, 29.10.2016 On 29 October YABLOKO leaders and activists paid tribute to the memory of victims of Joseph Stalin’s political reprisals launched in 1938. On the eve of the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Reprisals, they took part in the Returning of the Names action.

YABLOKO will participate in the Returning of the Names annual action on paying tribute to the victims of Stalinism

Press release, 28 October On 29 October, on the eve of the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Reprisals, leaders and activists of the YABLOKO party will take part in the Returning of the Names action. They will pay tribute to the victims of Stalin’s reprisals by the Solovetsky stone at 1 p.m.

In memory of victims of political reprisals

Press Release, 28.10.2016 Memorial cemetery Dubovka is located in Voronezh in the bottom-land of the Usmanka river. Residents of Voronezh, shot during in the prison of the city NKVD (People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs) during the Great Terror announced by Joseph Stain in 1937-1938, were buried here.

Grigory Yavlinsky: After the act of terror in the theatre in Dubrovka. 14 years later

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 25.10.2016 The 24the of October, 2002. [The theatre in] Dubrovka, [Moscow]. The terrorists who took unarmed people [who came to the theatre] hostages demanded that I should come to them for negotiations. They turned out to be quite young people who did not understand anything. And these were absolutely different negotiations compared […]

YABLOKO to make a report on electoral fraud at parliamentary elections

Press release, 25.10.2016 The YABLOKO party will make a report on electoral fraud at parliamentary elections of 2016. Any person who has information on election abuse can report about it on our special website. The report will be forwarded to the Central Electoral Commission and law enforcement agencies.

Alexei Yablokov, Chair of the party’s Green Russia Faction, awarded the Bruno Schubert Prize for environmental protection

Press Release, 25.10.2016 Alexei Yablokov, Chair of the party’s Green Russia Faction, was awarded a prestigious German prize for environmental protection and fight against the risks connected with the development of the nuclear energy sector – the Bruno Schubert Prize.

Letter by Alexei Yablokov, Chair of the YABLOKO Green Russia Faction, on awarding him the Bruno Schubert Prize

25.10.2016 Dear colleagues, First of all, I am very grateful to the Kuratorium of the Bruno Schubert Prize for awarding me with such a prestigious prize.

YABLOKO undermines an oligarch’s monopoly of school textbooks

Press release, 21.10.2016 On YABLOKO’s claim, the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service conducted an investigation and found out that the Moscow State Department of Education violated the anti-monopoly legislation by ordering schools to buy textbooks published by the Prosveshcheniye Publishing House. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service issued instructions to the Moscow Department of Education to rectify the discovered […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Forecast of a Breakdown

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 23.10.2016 The Ministry of Economic Development has made its official forecast: Russian economy will not grow in the next 20 years, and until 2036 the country will be in stagnation. What does it mean?

The Russian government forecasts another 20 years of stagnation

Press Release, 20.10.2016 Proceeding from the forecast of the development of the Russian economy until 2035 published by the Ministry of Economic Development, the economy will be struggling to overcome the stagnation of the next 20 years, but it will not succeed. This forecast was publish by the Vedomosti newspaper today. Coming out of the […]

YABLOKO office in Veliky Novgorod attacked

Press release, 17.10.2016 On October 15, a malefactor broke the window in YABLOKO’s office in Veliky Novgorod and got inside the building.

“There are people in every corner of the country who want to alter the country and life for the better. Our duty is to give these people such an opportunity”

Emilia Slabunova’s address to the voters, 18.10.2016 Dear friends, The election to Russia’s State Duma took place a month ago. We heartily thank everyone who supported us, who came to the polling station on September 18 and voted for an alternative to the policy of the government – a meaningful, real, sensible alternative. We express […]

YABLOKO conducted a round table on abortions and baby boxes

Press release, 17.10.2016 On October 13, the Gender faction of YABLOKO and the Zhurnalistka (Woman Journalist) club of the Union of Journalists of Russia conducted a round table on “Baby boxes and abortions. Demography and ethics”. The discussion took place after a number of Russia’s officials proposed to ban baby boxes and abortions.

Film director Grigory Amnuel visited the Discussion Club of Moscow Youth YABLOKO

Press Release, 19.10.2016 On October 15, film director Grigory Amnuel visited the Discussion Club of the Moscow Youth YABLOKO.


By Grigory Yavlinsky Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 17.10. 2016 The Russian society has been steadily taught to get accustomed to the idea of ​​proximity and inevitability of a new war. Preparation for the war has been boosted at all levels in the past days.

Grigory Yavlinsky: The economy got adapted to a disaster

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 09.10.2016 A boy asks his Father “Dad, what’s the difference between a disaster and a misfortune?” His father answers, “Let me put it this way: if a little goat were to fall off a bridge into a river and drowns, that would be a misfortune, but not a disaster.

The Supreme Court refused to consider YABLOKO’s claim on lifting counter sanctions

Press release, 17.10.2016 The Supreme Court has refused to consider a claim on lifting counter sanctions submitted by YABLOKO Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov, party Federal Council member Dmitry Ilyushin and Bureau member Ivan Bolshakov.

YABLOKO to commemorate victims of the Great Terror

Press release, 17.10.2016 On October 29, YABLOKO leaders and activists will participate in a memorial action commemorating victims of political reprisals, who were executed under Joseph Stalin. The ceremony is conducted by the Memorial human rights group annually.

YABLOKO made a stand for animals’ right in Kurgan

Press release, 17.10.2016 The YABLOKO branch in the city of Kurgan, the Urals federal district, and Yabloko Youth have supported the initiative of local residents to conduct a street action in support of animals’ rights. The action took place on Friday, October 14.

Boris Vishnevsky is excluded from the Land Use and Development Commission of the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg

Press Release, 14.10.2016 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the YABLOKO faction in the St. Petersburg parliament, will not be member of the new composition of the Land Use and Development Commission. Such a decision has been adopted today by the standing committee of the Legislative Assembly on Municipal Services, Urban Planning and Property.