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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 November, 2016

Vladimir Gundyayev’s 1937

Reprisals like in Stalin’s period, in 1937, were unleashed against civil society by Vladimir Gundyayev, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Blog post by Sergei Mitrokhin, 14.11.2016 Today at 6 a.m., riot police under the supervision of the Federal Security Service broke into the apartments of civil activists defending Torfyanka Park [located in North-East of […]

YABLOKO heads mass-scale protest against development of a national park in Moscow

Press Release, 11.11.2016 On 10 November, public hearings held in the Yaroslavsky district, Moscow, demonstrated that residents rejected he project of building up the territory adjacent to Losiniy Ostrov (the “moose island”), a national park in the north-east of Moscow. Sergei Mitrokhin, Chairman of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, participated in the hearings.

Lev Shlosberg on the growing alcoholisation of Russia’s population

Press Release, 08.11.2016 According to Lev Shlosberg, Chairman of the Pskov regional branch of the YABLOKO party and MP in the Pskov regional parliament, the main reasons for the growing alcohol abuse in Russia are poverty and lack of medical care. He said this in his interview of the Rosbalt information agency.

YABLOKO’s School of Active Citizen resumes its lectures and seminars in the new season

Press Release, 08.11.2016 The first in the new season lecture of the School of Active Citizen will take place on 10 November at 19:00.

The European Court of Human Rights found a violation of the rights of the YABLOKO party in the elections to the Legislative Assembly of Karelia

Press Release, 08.11.2016 On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasburg unveiled its decision on the complaint of the Karelian branch of the YABLOKO party and several party representatives acknowledging violation of their rights to free election due to the fact that their and the party registration in the election to the […]

Valery Borschyov and other human rights activists met with tortured dissident Ildar Dadin in the penal colony

Press Release, 07.11.2016 On 7 November, Valery Borschyov, member of the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission, member of the Federal Political Committee of the YABLOKO party and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and other human rights activists met with Ildar Dadin, tortured civil activist, in the Segezha penal colony.

Activists of the Moscow Youth YABLOKO took part in a rally against cruely to animals

Press Release, 07.11.2016 On 5 November, activists of the Moscow Youth YABLOKO participated in the All-Russian rally against cruelty to animals organised by the Zoopomosch (Zoo Aid) group for protection of animals. The action as orgnised in protest to abuse of animals that became known after young people in Khabarovsk videoed their torturing and killing […]

YABLOKO to dispute in court the results of elections to the Novgorod Regional Duma

Press Release, 07.11.2016 The Novgorod Region Court allowed the claim of the Novgorod branch of YABLOKO on recognition the results of the election to the Novgorod Regional Duma void to proceed.

The Tambov branch of YABLOKO participated in a charitable action

Press Release, 08.11.2016 Activists of the Tambov regional branch of YABLOKO took part in a charitable action supporting the project Dabraya Tochka (A Point of Kindness). They helped to collect things for the poor and families with many children.

Activists of St. Petersburg YABLOKO detained for a picket by the penal colony in Karelia

Press release, 04.11.16 On 4 November, police detained eight people during single-person picketing by Penal Colony No 7 in Segezha, notoriously famous for torturing civil activist Ildar Dadin. Activists of St. Petersburg Youth YABLOKO Ilya Smirnov and Konstantin Pokhilchuk were among the detained.

YABLOKO commemorated defenders of democratic Russia

Press Release, 07.11.2016 On 7 November, YABLOKO activists held a traditional action of memory of defenders of democratic Russia – cadets and officers who made armed resistance to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The action was attended by Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO.

The task of the state is to create conditions for increasing the birth rate, rather than prohibit abortion

Statement by YABLOKO Bureau, 02.11.2016 The campaign on banning abortions which started and then subsided in 2011 has resumed with renewed vigor. A group of senators, including Elena Mizulina, Ekaterina Lakhova and Elena Afanasyeva introduced amendments to the law “On Circulation of Pharmaceuticals” prohibiting retail sale of medicinal products intended for medical termination of pregnancy. […]

Youth YABLOKO held an action in support of jailed and tortured dissident Ildar Dadin

Press Release, 02.11.2016 On 1 November. Nikolai Kavkazsky, Chairman of the Moscow Youth YABLOKO, Maria Efimova, Deputy Chair, and Nikita Arkin, member of the Regional Council of the organisation, participated in pickets in support of the convicted and tortured dissident Ildar Dadin. The action was held by the Federal Penitentiary Service.

Stop tortures of Ildar Dadin!

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 01.11.2016 The YABLOKO party is outraged by the information about tortures of activist Ildar Dadin in Penal Colony No 7 in the city Segezha in the Republic of Karelia.

YABLOKO Bureau draws the result of the parliamentary election campaign

Press Release, 28.10.2016 Summing up the results of the election campaign to the State Duma was the key issue of the meeting of the Federal Bureau of the YABLOKO party held in Moscow on 28 October. YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova spoke about the objective and subjective reasons of the failure to overcome the five per […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: this happened to our grandfathers

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 30.10.2016 It was not so long ago. In our country. This happened to our grandfathers and great-grandfathers. Millions of innocent people fell victims of political terror on the part of their own state. The Bolshevik system was protecting itself destroying the brightest, bravest and most educated, the best people of the country. […]