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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 February, 2017

Moscow Yabloko Youth holds picketing in support of Kirill Bobro

Press release, 28.02.2017 Moscow Yabloko Youth deputy Chair Maria Efimova and regional council member Victor Petrunin have held picketing in support of arrested leader of Stavropol Yabloko Youth Kirill Bobro outside the FSB security service headquarters in Moscow today. Kirill was sentenced to three days in jail for organising a one-person picket against the persecution […]

Academician Arbatov: Russia should withdraw its troops from Syria and strengthen its southern borders

Press Release, 22.02.2017 Alexei Arbatov, one of the leading Russian experts in the field of military policy and international security, Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, and member of the Federal Political Committee of the YABLOKO party, gave an interview to on the threats and challenges facing Russia.

Kirill Bobro gets three days in jail for organising a one-person picket

Press release, 28.02.2017 Today the court has sentenced Kirill Bobro, the leader of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko Youth, to three days in jail for organising a one-person picket by the FSB security service office in Stavropol, south Russia. Bobro did not admit his guilt and went on hunger strike in protest at the decision.

Tambov branch of YABLOKO commemorated Boris Nemtsov

Press release, 27.02.2017 On February 27, activists of the Tambov branch of YABLOKO held a series of one-person pickets to commemorate Boris Nemtsov.

Nizhny Novgorod residents commemorated Boris Nemtsov

Press release, 27.02.2017 On Fabruary 26, a demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov took place in Nizhny Novgorod. The regional branch of YABLOKO participated in the action. The protesters demanded to put an end to murders and persecution on political grounds.

Rostov branch of YABLOKO participated in a rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press release, 27.02.2017 YABLOKO activists participated in a rally in memory of politician Boris Nemtsov, which took place in Rostov-on-Don, south Russia, on February 26.

YABLOKO participated in memorial actions held nationwide and paying tribute to Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 26.02.2017 YABLOKO leaders and activists took part in the demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov held in Moscow today. YABLOKO activists from many regions of the country formed a column under the banner of the party. The key slogan of YABLOKO was “No to Political Terror!”. The column was headed by party Chair […]

Emilia Slabunova: Why do we have to come to the demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Sotavision, 24.02.2017 Two years ago Boris Nemtsov was murdered. He was a free, fearless and active citizen, a politician, and a bright personality. It was a purely political murder committed in the most political place in Russia: by the Kremlin walls. This murder had a political goal: to intimidate the Russian society and show that […]

On the memory of Boris Nemtsov

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 26.02.2017 We met with Boris Nemtsov in summer of 1990, when I accepted Boris Yeltsin’s [then Chair of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Soviet Federative Republic] proposal and became Vice Premier of the Government [of the Russian Soviet Federative Republic], leaving the Government of the USSR and prepared the well-known […]

Yavlinsky’s campaign for President of Russia picks up

Liberal International, 23.02.2017 The presidential hopeful of Yabloko (LI full member), Grigory Yavlinsky, has set his campaign for the key Russian elections in 2018 into full swing. He received a boost from a well-known opposition leader Vladimir Ryzhkov who, in a public statement, said: “Grigory Yavlinsky meets my political opinions, my stance, my programme better […]

Police detained the organisers of a rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov in Stavropol

Press release, 22.02.2017 Police has detained Kirill Bobro, YABLOKO Youth leader in Stavropol, south Russia, and two party activists. The law enforcement claim that the picket, which the activists held for days ago by the FSB security service building , had not been authorized by the city hall. Kirill Bobro is on of the organisers […]

YABLOKO to determine its candidate for the Moscow Mayor at the debate

Press Release, 22.02.2017 Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, and Dmitry Gudkov, who ran from YABLOKO at the past parliamentary elections, will take part in the debate.

YABLOKO to participate in a demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press release, 21.02.2017 YABLOKO to form a column under the slogan “No to political terror!” at a demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov which will take place in central Moscow on February 26. The column will be headed by the party leaders.

Grigory Yavlinsky: What happened in 1917

Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook post, 21.02.2017 The utter public support of the authorities. People’s love for the head of the state. Patriotism on the transcendent level…

Sergei Mitrokhin: The bill on protection of applicants on corruption must be supplemented

Press Release, 20.02.2017 YABLOKO’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre took part in the public discussion of the bill on the protection of the rights of the applicants on corruption. Draft amendments to the law “On Combating Corruption” were proposed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. The lawyers of YABLOKO’s Anti-Corruption Policy […]

Sometimes it’s better to remain silent than to speak

About the speech of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Munich Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook post 20.02.2017 Sometimes it’s better to remain silent than to speak.

Anna Rivina to give a lecture on how to fight domestic violence

Press release, 20.02.2017 On Fabruary 21, head of the “No to Violence” project Anna Rivina will give a lecture on “What domestic violence is and were it begins” in YABLOKO’s office.

YABLOKO leader addresses the FSB security service Chief: Stop putting pressure on the organisers of the rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov in Stavropol

Press release, 20.02.2017 YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova forwarded a request to the FSB security service Chief Alexander Bortnikov demanding to bring the department officers to responsibility for putting pressure on the party activists in Stavropol, south Russia. The FSB officers insist that YABLOKO activists must give up the idea of holding a rally in memory […]

The law on decriminalization of domestic violence will increase the number of victims

Decision of the YABLOKO Bureau 17.02.2017 The State Duma adopted in an urgent order, the Federation Council approved and the President signed the Law on Amendments to the Criminal Code, which excluded even the very concept of domestic violence and a special responsibility for it from the Code. Responsibility for beatings of relatives was excluded […]

Gender faction agreed on cooperation with “No to Violence” project

Press release, 17.02.2017 On February 17, Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender faction Galina Mikhaleva and Deputy Chair of the faction Olga Radayeva had a meeting with head of the “No to Violence” project Anna Rivina and discussed the issues of further cooperation.