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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 January, 2017

YABLOKO commemorated victims of the siege of Leningrad

Press release, 27.01.2017 On 27 January, the anniversary of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad, YABLOKO representatives laid flowers at the memorial in Moscow and St.Petersburg.

On the environmental policy on the eve of the scheduled Year of Environment

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky and Alexei Yablokov, 27.12.2016 The joint statement by Grigory Yavlinsky and Alexei Yablokov was published in late December 2016. Two weeks later Alexei V. Yablokov passed away. This crucial document, which proposes the ways to reduce morbidity and mortality in Russia, has turned out to be the political heritage of environmental […]

Investigative Committee informs Lev Shlosberg that nobody tortured Ildar Dadin

Press release, 27.01.2017 The Investigative Committee’s branch in the Republic of Karelia responded to the inquiry of Lev Shglosberg, deputy of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly (YABLOKO’s faction), demanding to investigate the information on violence, including tortures and murder threats, against dissident Ildar Dadin by the staff and administration of the Prison Colony No. 7 […]

Nikolai Kavkazsky invites young people to join Youth YABLOKO

Press Release, 27.01.2017 Nikolai Kavkazsky, Chairman of the Moscow Youth YABLOKO, urges democratically minded young people to join YABLOKO and create a faction within the party.

Mikhail Gorny launched a book on anti-corruption in YABLOKO’s School of Modern Politics in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 27.01.2017 Mikhail Gorny, Bureau member of St.Petersburg YABLOKO and professor of the Higher School of Economics, launched the book Fighting Corruption: Modern Technologies, published under his editorship.

The Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO protests against growth of housing and utilities tariffs

Press Release, 27.01.2017 On 25 and 26 January, members of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO together with representatives of other parties held pickets in front of the Legislative Assembly of the Novosibirsk Region against rising housing and utility rates. Once more action is planned on 28 January.

Activists handed 107,000 signatures to the Governor of Voronezh Region against nickel extraction

Press Release, 27.01.2017 On 25 January environmental activists of the Russian Black Earth area handed to Alexei Gordeyev Governor of the Voronezh Region, 107,000 signatures against the extraction of nickel in the region. Viktor Hlebostroyev, Deputy Chairman of the Voronezh branch of YABLOKO, participated in the action.

YABLOKO’s Anti-Corruption Centre prepared a survey on the situation with corruption in 2016

Press Release, 27.01.2017 YABLOKO’s Anti-Corruption Centre, headed by Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee, released a survey on the situation with corruption in Russia in 2016 It analyses the cases of 2016 that got loud the profile cases last year, legislation, law enforcement practices and the authorities’ response to civil investigations.

YABLOKO beats an alarm due to the launch of a nuclear power reactor in the centre of St.Petersburg

Press release, 25.01.2017 Mikhail Amosov, leader of the St. Petersburg YABLOKO and MP in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg, demands from the authorities either to confirm or refute the information on their plans to launch a nuclear power reactor in the city centre. Amosov sent a corresponding inquiry to Alexei Likhachev, Director of the State […]

Emilia Slabunova to introduce a bill obliging prison administration to immediately inform relatives of prisoners on their transfer to a colony

Press release, 26.01.2017 YABLOKO Chair, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia Emilia Slabunova will introduce a bill obliging prison administration to inform relatives of prisoners on their transfer to a colony within short timeframes. Slabunova claims that relatives must be provided with information on an inmate’s location as soon as possible.

Obama left everyone with Trump

By Grigory Yavlinsky 19.01.2017 Assessing the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency, we have to speak more about the period his presidency feel onto, rather than him. The fact that a black politician became US President seemed to open a new era in the US and even the world history considering the position of the […]

The Central Electoral Commission has finally paid attention to election fraud in Tatarstan after YABLOKO’s law suit in the Supreme Court of the RF

Press Release, 24.01.2017 The Central Election Commission of Russia (CEC) has decided to check the information on fraud in the parliamentary elections in Tatarstan only after YABLOKO challenged the inaction of the CEC in the Supreme Court of Russia. Today, after only a few days after the filing of YABLOKO’s claim, the CEC held a […]

YABLOKO activists in Kaliningrad attacked during a protest action

Press release, 25.01.2017 Today YABLOKO activists and Ivan Privalov, Chair of the Baltiysk city branch of YABLOKO, have been attacked during a protest action against conversion of recreation land, dunes, coast protection boards into development area.

What do women’s marches in the USA show

Blog-post by Emilia Slabunova, 24.01.2017 There is no doubt that with this march women declared their readiness to defend their rights. They showed that they will not let anyone talk to them disrespectfully, moreover, they will not let anyone hurl obscenities at them. But they expressed much more things.

FB post of Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender Faction

24.01.2017 On Friday the State Duma is going to adopt in second reading the bill on decriminalisation of domestic violence. This law marks a return to the “patriarchal despotism” and a permit to act in family in accordance with the slogan ” beating your wife is a sign of love”.

FB post of Emilia Slabunova

24.01.2017 Tomorrow the State Duma will consider in second reading a bill on decriminalisation of domestic violence. The YABLOKO party – the only party in the country with a gender organisation – demands that the Duma should turn down the law and to adopt a special law on liability for domestic violence, as well as […]

The law decriminalising domestic violence must be turned down!

Statement by YABLOKO’s Gender Faction 23.01.2017 The State Duma passed in the first reading the Law on decriminalization of domestic violence. There is no doubt that this dangerous law will be adopted. This means that the person beating his family members resulting in light injuries will not be charged with a criminal offense, but only […]

Stavropol YABLOKO conducted a protest action against the bill on decriminalisation of domestic violence

Press release, 24.01.2017 On February 23, the activists of the Stavropol branch of YABLOKO conducted a protest action against the bill on decriminalisation of domestic violence. If the bill is passed, the person who beats his family members resulting in light injuries will not be charged with a criminal offense. Only administrative proceedings will be […]

YABLOKO Youth protested against a bill decriminalizing domestic violence

Press release, 20.01.2016 On January 20, the activists of YABLOKO Youth and the Gender faction conducted a series of one-person pickets against a bill decriminalizing domestic violence. The action took place outside the State Duma. The bill suggests that the criminal charge of “battery within families” should be decriminalized and downgraded to the administrative offense. […]

“Anti-Corruption Enforcement: Modern Technologies” book to be launched in St. Petersburg

Press release, 23.01.2017 On January 26, Mikhail Gorny will launch a book “Anti-Corruption Enforcement: Modern Technologies” which was published under his editorship. The event will take place within YABLOKO’s school of modern politics.