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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

This world was not invented by Putin

by Grigory Yavlinsky 17.02.2017 The 53rd Munich Security Conference opens on 17 February. While it represents a continuation of the Meeting of G20 Foreign Ministers and could become a platform for contacts on a range of issues, it is highly unlikely that we should seriously expect anything from the Munich Forum. It would appear that […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: the Russian Pension Fund is going to spend 27 mln roubls on travel of its employees in 2017

Press Release, 15.02.2017 YABLOKO’s Anti-Corruption Policies Centre has found out that the Russian Pension Fund is going to spend (without any tenders) 27 million roubles on for official travel of its staff in 2017. Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee and head of Anti-Corruption Policies Centre, demands that the Fund should reduce this […]

Stop destroying the Library for Foreign Literature!

Press release, 15.02.2017 The Moscow branch of YABLOKO released a statement against the destruction of the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, one of the major cultural assets of the country. After Vadim Duda, the adviser to Russia’s Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, was appointed head of the library it is being systematically destroyed and the work […]

Omsk branch of YABLOKO participated in a rally for social and housing rights

Press release, 15.02.2017 On February 15, the Omsk branch of YABLOKO participated in a rally in support of the social and housing rights of the residents in relation to the growing problems with housing and utility issues, transport, and guaranteed monthly payment for work. The protesters also demanded to return direct mayoral election.

“The absence of Navalny will not brighten the presidential election but reduce its representativeness”

Press release based on the article by Interfax, 09.02.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee and a candidate for President of Russia, claims that the sentence given to Alexei Navalny is politically motivated and the absence of Navalny in the presidential election will reduce its representativeness.

Galina Shirshina to visit St.Petersburg

Press release, 13.02.2017 On Tuesday, February 14, the elected Mayor of Petrozavodsk, adviser to YABLOKO Chair Galina Shirshina will visit St.Petersburg.

Nizhny Novgorod branch of YABLOKO to participate in a demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press release, 13.02.2017 On February 26, activists of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of YABLOKO will participate in a demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov.

Boris Vishnevsky: Protest against transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the gratis use of the Orthodox Church frightened the authorities

Press release, 13.02.2017 “The authorities throw hysterics about St. Isaac’s Cathedral since they are not secure of their victory,” Boris Vishnevsky, leader of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, noted at the meeting with voters.

YABLOKO Youth participated in a rally against domestic violence

Press release, 12.02.2017 On February 12, activists of Moscow YABLOKO Youth and the Gender faction participated in a rally against the decriminalization of domestic violence. About 200 people took part in the protest action.

Vladimir Ryzhkov: I will support Yavlinsky in the presidential election

Ekho Moskvy Radio Station, 10.02.2017 Politician Vladimir Ryzhkov will support Grigory Yavlinsky in the presidential election as a candidate who meets his political stance and programme best of all. The politician made such a statement on the air of Ekho Moskvi Radio Station.

YABLOKO deputies defend Lev Shlosberg against murder threats

Press release, 09.02.2017 Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg Boris Vishnevsky and Mikhail Amosov filed a request with the head of the St. Petersburg Department of the Russian Ministry of Interior Sergei Umnov demanding that the report on the threats to Lev Shlosberg, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Pskov Region, must be […]

Emilia Slabunova submits a bill on independence of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Press release, 09.02.2017 YABLOKO Chair and deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia Emilia Slabunova submitted a bill on the restoration of independence of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Slabunova suggests that the Academy of Sciences must become independent from the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations and the government.

Boris Vishnevsky criticizes the law prohibiting deputies from meeting their voters

Press release, 09.02.2017 United Russia deputy Irina Belykh submitted to the State Duma a bill which proposes that the meeting of deputies of all levels (from the municipal to parliamentary level) with voters must be held according to the law on public events.

Russia must repeal domestic violence decriminalization, says HRC member Machua

Liberal International, 09.02.2017 Building on the growing international coalition against Russia’s recently introduced legislation decriminalising domestic violence, LI Human Rights Committee Member, Rosemary Machua, has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to repeal a law, reminding the Russian state of its obligations under international law.

Philosopher Kirill Martynov to give a lecture on the conservative trend

Press release, 08.02.2017 On February 22, Kirill Martynov, an associate professor at The School of Philosophy of the Higher School of Economics, will give a lecture on “Why modern voters grew fond of the conservatives and what can be done about it. The experience of Russia, Europe and the USA.”. The lecture will be held […]

Sergei Mitrokhin protests outside Russia’s FSB intelligence agency demanding to release detained activists

Press release, 07.02.2017 On February 7, Moscow YABLOKO Chair Sergei Mitrokhin and party activists conducted a protest action outside Russia’s FSB intelligence agency demanding to release detained activist Mark Galperin and journalist Olga Sapronova. Sapronova was release 40 minutes after the picket began.

Grigory Yavlinsky: People are dying in Donbass: The Kremlin hopes there will be enough ammunition

Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 06.02.2017 The war in the east of Ukraine is well under way again, people are dying. But the Kremlin officially hopes that the so called “rebels” in Donbass will have enough weapons and ammunition. Political cynicism of the Russian authorities is reaching a new level. A human’s life is not on the […]

The Forum of Young Election Representatives gives start to Yavlinsky’s presidential campaign

Press release, 04.02.2017 The Forum of Young Election Representatives of presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky is taking place in Moscow today. Young people from 30 regions of Russia have gathered in YABLOKO’a office in Moscow today.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Vladimir Putin does not see any future and lives in the past

Press release, 04.02.2017 Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky claims that the essence of the coming election of the head of the State is that the country should move forward and stop going round in circles. He made such a statement at the Youth Forum of the presidential candidate’s election representatives which was held in Moscow.

The School of Municipal Deputy to hold a meeting

Press release, 03.02.2017 On February 6, YABLOKO’s School of Municipal Deputy will hold another meeting.