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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 March, 2017

Lev Shlosberg calls on Public Prosecutor to check the actions of officials who refused to give a permission for an anti-corruption rally in Pskov

Press Release, 31.03.2017 Lev Shlosberg, MP of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly (the Yabloko faction) sent a request to the Public Prosecutor of the Pskov Region Sergei Belov demanding to take measures of the prosecutor’s response against the officials of the Administration of the Pskov Region who refused to give a permission for an anti-corruption […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “The fact that people came out into the streets protesting is not a threat to the state yet, but Russia’s hope for the future”

Grigory Yavlinsky: “The fact that people came out into the streets protesting is not a threat to the state yet, but Russia’s hope for the future” Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 30.03.2017 The fact that people came out into the streets protesting against lies, theft, meanness and irresponsibility of the authorities is not a threat to the […]

Yevgeny Bunimovich: «Do not launch a witch-hunt”

Interfax, 30.03.2017 Yevgeny Bunimovich, Ombudsman for Children in Moscow and member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee, believes that police, teachers and parents should not intimidate teenagers who have exercised their right to express their opinion, the Interfax news agency reported.

Protests of 26 March: ongoing reprisals against YABLOKO activists

Press Release, 30.03.2017 The organizer of the rally in Stavropol is beaten and a participant in the action in Rostov-on-Don is fined.

All those detained on 26 March must be immediately released

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee, 27.03.2017 Over 24 hours have passed since the detention of hundreds of people in the center of Moscow [during a mass-scale non-permitted protest action]. Many still remain in custody.

YABLOKO helps to the detained on 26 March

Press Release, 28.03.2017 The party renders legal assistance to protesters in Moscow and Russian regions. On 26 March, demonstrations and rallies against corruption were held across the country, many of such actions ended in the detention of participants. Moscow demonstrated a record high number of detainees – over 1,000 people. There is a large number […]

YABLOKO handed to the Central Electoral Commission changes in the electoral legislation

Press Release, 28.03.2017 Today, YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova, handed over to Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, a package of amendments that the party proposes to introduce into the electoral legislation. The document contains over 40 proposals concerning all aspects of the electoral process.

Boris Vishnevsky: If the Legislative Assembly does not approve a referendum on the future of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, we will take legal action

Press release, 29.03.2017 Boris Vishnevsky, head of Yabloko’s faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, said that his faction would insist on the city parliament’s approval of a referendum on the future of St. Isaac’s Cathedral museum.

School of Local Self-Government held for activists of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO

Press Release, 30.03.2017 On 24-26 March, School of Local Self-Government was held for activists of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO. The School was organised by the team of Yulia Galyamina, a research associate of the Moscow State University and a teacher at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Galyamina is also a co-founder of the […]

Olga Tsepilova, Chair of Yabloko’s Green Russia faction, to participate in Global Greens & European Greens Congress 2017

Press release, 29.03.2017 On March 30 – April 2, the Green Party of England and Wales will host the first ever joint congress between the Global Greens and the European Green Party gathering environmentalists from all over the world to hold political debates. The event will take place in Liverpool.

Galina Shirshina gives a lecture at an urban development forum in Omsk

On 23-26 March, Galina Shirshina, Yabloko Chair adviser, made a working visit to Omsk Video, 28.03.2017 Adviser to Yabloko Chairperson Galina Shirshina gave a lecture on local self government at an urban development forum in Omsk. She spoke about the history of local self government, its role and significance, characterised the current situation with local […]

St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko to discuss waste collection and disposal

Press release, 28.03.2017 On 30 March, the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko will hold a round table on solid domestic waste disposal.

Yavlinsky’s bill on St.Petersburg budget passed the second reading in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly

Press Release, 24.03.2017 On 22 March, the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg adopted the bill “On Amendments to the Budget Law of St. Petersburg” in the second reading. Grigory Yalvinsky developed the bill when he was MP in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly and head of the YABLOKO faction in the city parliament of the previous […]

Can the threat of the Islamic State justify anything in Chechnya?

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook post, 25.03.2017 Six Russian servicemen were killed in the Chechen Republic, some wounded, including hard. The federal media reported that it was a terrorist attack and that the responsibility for the attack was assumed by the Islamic State. However, none of the leaders of the country spoke up and publicly explained what had […]

Condolences to the victims of acts of terror in London

23.03.2017 Yabloko expresses deepest condolences to the victims of terrible acts of terror in London and their loved ones. Today terrorism threatens all of us, Europe is a whole, including Russia, which is part of Europe. Let us join our efforts in combatting terrorism and stay strong together. Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chair of Yabloko, lays […]

The Legislative Assembly of Karelia did not speak up for the Russian Academy of Sciences, but supported the “municipal filter” in the gubernatorial elections

Press Release, 23.03.2017 On 23 March, the Legislative Assembly of Karelia rejected the draft federal laws submitted by Emilia Slabunova, MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia and leader of the YABLOKO party, on the reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the abolition of the “municipal filter” in the gubernatorial elections.

Boris Vishnevsky: Reprisals against parliamentary opposition discredit the parliament

Press release, 22.03.2017 Head of Yabloko’s faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg Boris Vishnevsky claims that the pressure on the parliamentary opposition is mounting. On 22 March, the ruling United Russia party deputies introduced alternations in the time limit – according to the new rules, an adjournment of a session will be announced only […]

Yabloko leader on the arrest of Kirill Bobro

Emilia Slabunova’s Facebook post, 21.03.2017 The court arrested Kirill Bobro, an activist of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko Youth, for two months. He is a young, active, talented, promising man… [He is persecuted] because he had an opinion of his own and expressed it openly, he held protest actions against corruption and actions to commemorate […]

International Organisations demand to release Kirill Bobro

Press release, 21.03.2017 ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP and IFLRY demand to release Kirill Bobro, Chairman of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko Youth.

President of the European liberals Hans van Baalen calls to release Kirill Bobro

21.03.2017 ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP: “I join the call for the immediate release of youth activist Kirill Bobro of ALDE Party’s Russia member Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko, who has been detained for two months on fake charges and risks many years of imprisonment. He and his activists have been very active […]