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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 December, 2016

Season’s Greetings from Emilia Slabunova

Greetings from YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova, 30.12.2016 Dear Friends! I wish you a Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas on behalf of the YABLOKO party! We are saying goodbye to a year which was not quite easy. I wish that 2017 will become the year to overcome the crisis and difficulties. Only together we […]

New Year’s Greetings from Grigory Yavlinsky


YABLOKO sends you season’s greetings and wishes you a very happy and successful 2017!

Grigory Yavlinsky: Exhaustion of the state

Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 23.12.2016 Today the President has the end of year press conference, the President is answering the questions of the journalists. There are a lot of question but, in my opinion, there is one major question: what is going on with our state? The situation with [oil company] Rosneft will probably help answer […]

Court dismissed YABLOKO’s action on overturning election results to Novgorod Region Duma

Press release, 27.12.2016 On December 27, Novgorod Region Court dismissed YABLOKO’s action on overturning election results to the Novgorod Region Duma. YABLOKO will appeal against the judgement before the Supreme Court. 

Emilia Slabunova and Nikolai Rybakov commemorated Tu-154 plane crash victims

Press release, 26.12.2016 YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova and Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov laid flowers to the Just Aid Foundation founded by Elizaveta Glinka [a prominent humanitarian] to commemorate the Tu-154 plane crash victims.

Court refuses to release Svetlana Chechil on parole

Press release, 23.12.2016 On December 22, Pertozavodsk City Court refused to release Svetlana Chechil on parole. YABLOKO Federal Council member Svetlana Chechil is serving one and a half years sentence in a Prison Settlement No. 9 in Russia’s northern Karelia Region (a penal colony in a remote area where prisoners are free to roam the […]

St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO awarded fair election defenders with a diploma

Press release, 23.12.2016 On December 22, leaders of the St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO Mikhail Amosov and Boris Vishnevsky awarded members of territorial electoral commissions, coordinators and activists of the St.Petersburg Election Observers group with a diploma for providing a transparent electoral process and counteraction to election fraud. According to Boris Vishnevsky, very often YABLOKO representatives […]

Court to consider Svetlana Chechil’s petition on early release

Press release, 21.12.2016 On December 22, the court will consider Svetlana Chechil’s petition on early release. YABLOKO Federal Council member Svetlana Chechil is serving one and a half years sentence in a Prison Settlement No. 9 in Russia’s northern Karelia Region (a penal colony in a remote area where prisoners are free to roam the […]

YABLOKO handed over gifts to children’s hospice

Press release, 21.12.2016 Yesterday, December 20, YABLOKO activists handed over gifts, which the party collected during a special campaign, to a children’s hospice.

Grigory Yavlinsky: What price Russia will pay for Aleppo?

Facebook post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 20.12.2016 Rescuing Bashar al-Assad’s regime and trying to recall the spirit of the confrontation of two great superpowers of the last century – the USSR and the US, – the Russian government dragged the country into a large-scale conflict, which generates instability for all its participants far beyond the combat […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “The international security system has become fragile, as it was on the threashold of World War I”

Facebook post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 20.12.2016 An act of terror took place in Ankara. Andrei Karlov, Russian Ambassador in Turkey, was killed. What happened was not just an accident and not just one more tragedy in a long list of terrorist attacks for the past period. This is a characteristic feature of a qualitatively new […]

Sergei Mitrokhin calls Muscovites to participate in public hearings

Press release, 19.12.2016 Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, calls the Muscovites to participate in the public hearings on urban planning, see expositions and send written requests.

Grigory Yavlinsky: It is necessary to form public pressure so that to return Russia to the European way of development

Press Release, 18.12.2016 Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the YABLOKO party, made a speech in front of the delegates of the congress of the Democratic Choice party, which takes place in Moscow today. Yavlinsky said that the emergence of a responsible and reasonable right-liberal party would be a great benefit for […]

All-Russia Forum of YABLOKO’s deputies took place in Moscow

Press release, 17.12.206 On Saturday, December 17, the All-Russia forum of YABLOKO’s deputies took place in Moscow. Deputies of regional parliaments and municipal deputies from the YABLOKO party shared their experience and discussed the plan of legislative work, local self-government problems and other issues. YABLOKO leaders and guest experts joined the discussion as well.

YABLOKO’s deputies adopted a declaration on restoration of local self-government

Press release, 17.12.2016 Restoration of the local self-government is one of top priorities of the country. We can overcome the crisis only by achieving the balance between the interests of the federal centre, regions and local self-government. The participants of All-Russia Forum of YABLOKO’s deputies adopted the following declaration.

Grigory Yavlinsky: There are people living in the Kuril Islands!

Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook post, 16.12.2016 The Russian government is looking for ways out of its international isolation. They thought about finding such a way out through Japan, as they have failed to do something proper with China, and no one else wants to talk to them. The Japanese seem to be interested in dialogue.

Sergei Mitrokhin delivers a lecture for young liberals

Press release, 16.12.2016 On December 15, Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of Moscow YABLOKO and deputy of the State Duma of the 1-3 convocations, delivered a lecture on “The liberal breakthrough and conservative deadlock” within the discussion club of Moscow YABLOKO Youth.

Alexander Gnezdilov participated in a discussion on the USA presidential election

Press release, 15.12.2016 On December 15, YABLOKO Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov participated in a discussion on the USA presidential election. The discussion was moderated by journalist Vladimir Pozner.

YABLOKO’s deputy in the Karelian Legislative Assembly goes on hunger strike to support his voters

Press release, 13.12.2016 On December 7, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia, member of YABLOKO’s faction Andrei Rogalevich went on a hunger strike during the plenary meeting of the Karelian parliament where the draft of the regional budget for 2017 was being considered in the second reading. According to the deputy, […]