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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 May, 2017

Sergei Mitrokhin: the Ministry of Emergency Situations failed to prevent victims during a severe storm in Moscow due to its poor performance

Press Release, 30.05.2017 The Moscow hurricane of 29 May killed 16 people and about 100 Muscovites are in hospitals. During the thunderstorm of 29 May many people complained that they had not been warned. Thus, many reported that text messages on the emergency situation did not come to their telephones. A spokesman for the Ministry […]

The Moscow Manifesto 2017

Entering the campaign for the election of municipal deputies of Moscow, we, the undersigned, are declaring the following: We share the values ​​of democracy, human rights, the rule of law and inviolability of private property. We support the principles of the division of powers, full-fledged local self-government, transparency of the legislative and the executive authorities […]

YABLOKO candidates to municipal deputies to sign YABLOKO’s Moscow Manifesto 2017

Press Release, 30.05.2017 Candidates for Moscow municipal deputies wishing to run from the YABLOKO party must sign the Moscow Manifesto 2017 prepared by the party. By signing the document, the candidates confirm their adherence to democratic values ​​and undertake to work for a significant expansion of the powers of local self-government in Moscow.

There May Be No Election

By Grigory Yavlinsky Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 25.05.2017 Neither the government nor the society want elections, they are not interested in the elections and do not believe in the election. If it goes like this, there really will be no elections. There will be Putin. Forever. Protest Actions. The Second Wave Ten months before the presidential […]

Russian Human Rights Commissioner supported YABLOKO’s idea of establishing a post of Women’s Ombudsperson

Press Release, 30.05.2017 Based on the articles in Novaya Gazeta by Vera Yurcenko According to RIA Novosti, Tatyana Moskalkova, Russian Human Rights Commissioner, supported YABLOKO’s idea of establishing a post of Women’s Ombudsperson. According to Moskalkova, this could enhance and balance the institution of the Commissioner in general. She also added she advocated establishing the […]

The government intends to make the state budget even less transparent

Press Release, 30.05.2017 The government’s amendments to the state budget introduced past week to the State Duma for the first time lacked the data on total expenditures for defence or security. Thus it will be even more difficult to monitor where the secret expenditure are allotted to. Yabloko believes that the structure of the current […]

Alexander Goncharenko reelected Chair of the Altai Territory branch of Yabloko

Press release, 29.05.2017 On 28 May, Alexander Goncharenko was reelected Chair of the Altai Territory branch of Yabloko. Alexander Kondov was elected Deputy Chair.

Nadezhda Azhgikhina to give a lecture on gender gaps in mass media

Press release, 29.05.2017 On 5 June, Vice-President of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) Nadezhda Azhgikhina will give a lecture on “Gender gaps in mass media and in consciousness of the audience”.

Novgorod branch of Yabloko handed out books on National Libraries Day

Press release, 29.05.2017 On 27 May, The National Libraries Day, the activists of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko handed out books, which they had been collecting in the party office.

Yabloko holds a demonstration against housing demolition in Moscow

Press release, 28.05.2017 On 28 May, over five thousand people participated in a demonstration against the plans of the City Hall to demolish about 8,000 five-story apartment buildings in Moscow and resettle 1,6 million residents. Yabloko strongly criticizes the the government’s “housing renovation programme”, which gives the city authorities the exclusive rights to demolish five-story […]

On the persecution of the art director of Moscow’s Gogol Center Kirill Serebrennikov

Press release, 28.05.2017 The most breaking news this week was the searches, which took place in Moscow’s Gogol Centre and in the flat of its art director Kirill Serebrennikov. According to the Investigative Committee of Russia, the searches were connected with a criminal case on the embezzlement of budget funds that were allocated for Sedmaya Studia […]

Yabloko to appeal the refusal to overturn the election results to Novgorod city parliament in the European Court of Human Rights

Press release, 25.05.2017 On 25 May, the Supreme Court of the RF refused to satisfy Yabloko’s appeal against the decision of the Novgorod Regional Court, which had refused to acknowledge the violations in the election to the Novgorod City Duma of 18 September, 2016.

Grigory Yavlinsky elected LI Vice-President of Honour

Press release, 23.05.2017 Yabloko founder and presidential candiate Grigory Yavlinsky was elected LI Vice-President of Honour at Liberal International’s 70th-anniversary Congress in Andorra.

A demonstration against city-planning arbitrariness to take place in Moscow

Press release, 23.05.2017 On 28 May, Yabloko, Parnas, the 5th of December Party, the For Human Rights Movement and the Moscow Rescue Committee will hold a demonstration against the city-planning arbitrariness of the Moscow City Hall and the government’s “housing renovation programme”, which gives the city authorities the exclusive rights to demolish five-story buildings.

MP and ex Public Prosecutor of Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya hides a car and a husband. Yabloko Anti-Corruption Police Centre asks the Prosecutor General’s Office to check the MP’s income tax statements

Press Release, 23.05.2017 Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre suspects that Natalia Poklonskaya, deputy of the State Duma, has not declared a car in her income tax statement, and also conceals her husband’s property and income. Sergei Mitrokhin, head of the Centre sent a letter to the Public Prosecutor General demanding to check the Poklonskaya’s statements.

Condolences on the terrorist attack in Manchester

Condolences on behalf of Emilia Slabunova and Grigory Yavlinsky , 23.05.2017 I express my deepest condolences to the British people and those who suffered from the terrorist attack in Manchester. The worst thing is that children died! We share your pain and righteous indignation.

Alexei Melnikov on Russia’s Economic Security Strategy until 2030: A memorial to underdevelopment

22.05.2017 The government arrogantly believes that the current situation in Russia will remain unchanged for a long time. Therefore they adopt The Economic Security Strategy until 2030. But Russia is facing quite serious and painful changes that will take place much earlier [than in 2030].

Lev Shlosberg calls the residents to participate in the municipal elections

Press release, 22.05.2017 Chair of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, deputy of Pskov Region Legislative Assembly Lev Shlosberg address the residents of the Pskov Region with a call to participate in the forthcoming municipal elections as Yabloko’s candidates.

The Supreme Court may overturn the election results to the Novgorod City Duma

Press release, 22.05.2017 On 25 May, the Supreme Court will consider the appeal of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, which demands to overturn the election results to the Novgorod City Duma.

YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova participated in the 70th Congress of Liberal International and signed the new Liberal Manifesto on behalf of the party

Press Release, 21.05.2017 YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova participated in the Congress of Liberal International (LI) marking the 70th anniversary of the world federation of liberals. The Congress of the world federation of over 100 liberal and progressive democratic political parties was by over 200 liberal politicians – representatives of 65 parties from 56 countries, was […]