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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

Sergei Mitrokhin participated in a seminar “Constitution and Life”

Press release, 15.12.2016 On December 15, Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Sergei Mitrokhin participated in a seminar dated to the Constitution Day on “Constitution and Life” conducted by the Memorail human rights centre.

Alexei Karnaukhov participated in a discussion on political corruption

Press release, 15.12.2016 Deputy head of YABLOKO’s anti-corruption centre Alexei Karnaukhov participated in a discussion on political corruption. The event was conducted by Transparency International Russia.

Emilia Slabunova to Public Prosecutor General: the monastery unlawfully deprived residents of the Valaam Island of their lodgings

Press Release, 14.12.2016 YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova asks Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika to take action of prosecutorial response in connection with the situation on the Valaam Island, Karelia. The state unlawfully transferred to the church a building with residential apartments, virtually depriving people of their lodgings. An initiative group of residents applied to YABLOKO […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: the sale of Rosneft resembles loans-for-shares auctions of 1990s

Facebook by Grigory Yavlinsky, 12.12.2016 What a strange deal: 19.5 per cent of Rosneft shares were sold to the Qatar Investment Fund (the Qatar Investment Authority) and Swiss trader Glencore for € 10.2 billion. The Qatari fund will invest € 2.5 billion, and Glencore only € 300 million for an equal stake. The remaining amount […]

All-Russia forum of YABLOKO’s deputies to take place in Moscow

Press release, 13.12.2016 On Saturday, December 17, the All-Russia forum of YABLOKO’s deputies will take place in Moscow. Deputies of regional parliaments and municipal deputies from the YABLOKO party will share their experience and discuss the plan of legislative work, local self-government problems and other issues. YABLOKO leaders and guest experts will join the discussion […]

Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO celebrated the Constitution Day

Press release, 12.12.2016 On December 12, the Constitution Day, activists of the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko Youth Kirill Maryin and Svetomir Yun conducted a series of one-person pickets in order to remind the citizens of their constitutional right to choose the alternative military service instead of the obligatory conscription.

Rostov branch of YABLOKO conducted an action against violations of the Constitution

Press release, 12.12.2016 YABLOKO conducted an action against violations of the Constitution in the Rostov-on-Don city. About 20 people participated in the action.

Nikolai Rybakov meets party activists in Novgorod

Press release, 13.12.2016 On December 13, YABLOKO Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov visited the city of Novgorod to hold a meeting with Chair of the regional party branch and activists.

Moscow YABLOKO conducts picketing in support of the Constitution by Presidential Administration

Press release, 12.12.2016 On December 12, the Constitution Day, Chair of the Moscow YABLOKO branch Sergei Mitrokhin conducted a one-person picket in support of the Constitution by the Presidential Administration.

YABLOKO participates in a round table on human rights in social project planning

Press release, 13.12.2016 On December 12, Dr. Galina Mikhaleva, deputy chair of Moscow YABLOKO, participated in a round table on human rights in social project planning, which was held in Russian State University for the Humanities.

YABLOKO’s human rights defenders discussed with Vladimir Putin the law “On foreign agents” and public control in prisons

Press Release, 09.12.2016 YABLOKO’s representatives in the Human Rights Council Natalia Yevdokimova and Andrei Babushkin raised the issues of application of the law “On foreign agents” and public control in places of detention during the meeting with President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin.

Election fraud in Mytishchi, the Moscow Region, is another reason for non-recognition of results of elections in Russia

Press release, 05.12.2016 The YABLOKO party will appeal to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Central Electoral Commission on the facts of election fraud in the city of Mytishchi, the Moscow Region, revealed by newspaper Novaya Gazeta. Today the newspaper has published its investigation demonstrating that the results of the election to the State Duma […]

YABLOKO to the Central Electoral Commission: video records from polling stations must be retained for at least a year

Press Release, 08.12.2016 YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova sent an official appeal to the Central Electoral Commission asking to retain videos from the polling stations for a least a year after the official announcement of the results of elections to the State Duma. Now the regional electoral commissions are allowed to independently determine the term of […]

45 per cent of listeners of RSN radio will support Sergei Mitrokhin at the Moscow mayoral elections in 2018

Press Release, 09.12.2016 Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of Moscow YABLOKO and candidate at the Moscow mayoral elections in 2013, voiced during yesterday’s live broadcast of the Russian News Service radio his desire to run for the Moscow Mayor in 2018. He also noted during that other mayoral candidates for the 2013 election “have now forgotten about […]

Youth Yabloko joined the picket in support of political prisoners of “the 6 of May rally” case

Press release, 07.12.2016 On 6 December, Moscow Youth Yabloko took part in picketing in support of political prisoners of “the 6 of May rally” case. The action took place in the Lermontov Garden in Moscow.

YABLOKO detected a new election fraud in Ufa

Press release, 07.12.2016 YABLOKO detected new evidence of ballot stuffing at Polling Station No 9, in Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortastan. Deputy Chairman of YABLOKO Nikolai Rybakov forwarded a letter toe Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, on these facts.

Alexander Gunko re-elected Сhairman of the Moscow Region branch of YABLOKO

Press Release, 03.12.2016 On 3 December, Alexander Gunko was re-elected Chairman of the Moscow Regional Branch of the YABLOKO party at the conference of the branch. He was also elected member of the Federal Council.

Emilia Slabunova claims that the expenditure on culture in Karelia must be raised

Press release, 02.12.2016 Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO Chair and deputy of the Karelian Legislative Assembly, proposed to raise the expenditure on culture in the Republic of Karelia. She proposed to support The Museum of Fine Arts, The National Museum and the National Library.

YABLOKO demands that the Minister of the Interior must take investigation of the attack on the husband of Lubov Sobol, Anti-Corruption Foundation lawyer, under personal control

Press release, 02.12.2016 YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova forwarded an appeal to the Minister of the Interior Vladimir Kolokoltsev demanding to make a disclosure on the preliminary investigation into the attack on Sergei Mokhov, the husband of Lubov Sobol, a lawyer of Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation.

St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly to consider YABLOKO’s draft decree on a referendum against naming a bridge after former Chechen President

Press release, 01.12.2016 On Friday, December 2, the committee on legislation of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly will consider YABLOKO’s draft decree on a referendum against the decision to name the bridge across the Duderhof canal after Akhmad Kadyrov, former Chechen President.