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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 September, 2017

Grigory Yavlinsky: What is good for Angela Merkel, is not good for…

Politicians have to win the votes of electorate in a fair competition in the system where Angela Merkel acts Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 25.09.2017 Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel will head her country for the fourth time in a row. Does it represent irremovability of power? And what about corruption? And why does Germany have no […]

Grigory Yavlinsky revealed the message of his presidential campaign: free elections, free economy and free people

Press Release, 21.09.2017 On 21 September, Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, whom the party intends to nominate for the 2018 presidential election, revealed the key messages of his election campaign at a press conference at the Interfax news agency. The press conference was also attended by deputy heads of Yabloko Nikolay Rybakov […]

Viktor Sheinis, one of the authors of the Russian Constitution, on the proposal to restrict the President’s right to use the Russian armed forces abroad: “YABLOKO’s bill raises the problem of separation of powers”

Press Release, 20.09.2017 Viktor Sheinis, one of the authors of the Russian Constitution, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee and chief researcher of the Institute of the World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, commented on the party’s legislative initiative to restrict the President’s right to use armed forces abroad.

Yabloko deputy illegally deprived of mandate in Chekhov, the Moscow Region

Press release, 19.09.2017 On 19th September, the territorial electoral commission of the Checkov city district, the Moscow Region, made a decision to withdraw the mandate from deputy Nikolai Dizhur. He headed Yabloko’s list of candidates that gained nearly 7 per cent in the election of 10th September. According to the territorial electoral commission, Dizhur failed […]

Yabloko stands for St. Petersburg

The annual report of Yabloko faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly of the 6th conviction Press release, 18.09.2017 Dear residents of St. Petersburg, A year ago you entrusted us to represent your interests in the city parliament.

Yabloko deputy headed a municipal council in Moscow for the first time

Press release, 20.09.2017 On 19th September, Yabloko’s municipal deputy in the Gagarinsky district Elena Rusakova was elected head of the municipal council by secret ballot. Rusakov is one of the most active and effective municipal deputies in Moscow. She was elected to the municipal council for a second term.

“From “We are the power here!” slogan we decided to proceed to action”

A second meeting of the elected municipal deputies took place in Yabloko, 15.09.2017 On 14th September, a second meeting of the elected municipal deputies and the party leadership took place in Yabloko office. Yabloko decided to ask the participants of the meeting why they decided to run in the elections as Yabloko candidates, what problems […]

Yabloko published new books

The new book that Yabloko launched at the Moscow International Book Fair are now available on the party website Press release, 19.09.2017 Yabloko’s library was enriched by new books published by the party and its leaders of late. The books were launched at the Moscow International Book Fair at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre in the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky to give a press conference on the results of the Time to Return Home campaign and the plans for his presidential campaign

Press release, 19.09.2017 On Thursday, 21st September, a press conference on the results of Yabloko’s Time to Return Home anti-war campaign and the plans for Grigory Yavlinsky’s presidential campaign will take place at the central office of the Interfax news agency.

Vishnevsky: Residents of St. Petersburg know that Yabloko is the first to come to help

Press release, 14.09.2017 Deputy of St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly spoke about his activity during the summer period on air of the Partburo radio programme. He participated in the meetings of the working group on the inventory of green space in St. Petersburg and tried to seek a referendum on the future of St. Isaac’s Cathedral […]

“This is the first time that so many new people enter Russia’s politics”

The elected municipal deputies gathered in Yabloko for the first time Press release, 13.09.2017 Yesterday, 12 September, the first meeting of the newly elected municipal deputies took place in Yabloko’s office. Yabloko had a very good result in the Moscow municipal elections winning 176 mandates, which made Yabloko the second largest party in Moscow (after […]

Vladimir Lukin: “What we are talking about: about offences or interests?”

Former Russia’s Ambassador to the United States and now a Senator of the Federation Council, answers the questions of Novaya Gazeta about the diplomatic duel between the Russian Federation and the United States Novaya Gazeta, 12.09.2017 Novaya Gazeta: Has the American side violated the norms of international law with regard to Russian missions in the […]

Russian liberals emerge as second largest party in Moscow after regional election

Liberal International, 12.09.2017 Challenging the party of Russian President Vladimir Putin a liberal coalition, of which Yabloko (LI full member) is a part, has become the second largest party in the capital, Moscow, after regional elections throughout the country last weekend.

YABLOKO wins the municipal elections in Moscow

Press Release, 11.09.2017 According to data as of 8 am MSK, YABLOKO obtained 180 mandates in 51 municipal councils in Moscow in the elections of 10 September. In the Gagarinsky district, where President Putin voted, all 12 members of the council are now representatives of YABLOKO. In five other districts YABLOKO has a majority.

YABLOKO won the elections in six Russian regions: from Pskov in the North-West to Sakhalin in the Far East

Press Release, 11.09.2017, as of 14:00 In regional and local elections of 10 September YABLOKO’s managed to overcome the five per cent threashold in the Pskov region in the North-West, the Moscow region and the Sakhalin region in the Far East. YABLOKO candidates also won in their constituencies in the elections in the Krasnodar Territory, […]

Yabloko to open a Centre for New Municipal Policy

Press release, 11.09.2017 Yabloko will open a Centre for New Municipal Policy, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova said during a briefing on Monday. The Centre will coordinate the activity of Yabloko’s large team of municipal deputies including those, who were elected in Moscow and other regions on 10th September.

Electoral Commission is trying to deprive Yabloko and independent candidates of the majority in the local council of the Timiryazyevsky district, Moscow

Press release, 11.09.2017 According to Yabloko’s candidate for municipal deputy in the Timiryazevsky district Yulia Galyamina, the territorial electoral commission made a decision to recount the votes at the polling station No. 435. As a result, the coalition of Yabloko deputies (five candidates were elected; there are 15 members in the council on the whole) […]

Sergei Mitrokhin on the election results

FB post by Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the Moscow YABLOKO, 11.09.2017 Congratulations to all the deputies who passed from YABLOKO and our support and all the civil activists whom we supported on behalf of the Moscow Rescue Committee. The total number of such deputies allow us to count on our participation in the Moscow mayoral […]

YABLOKO success in the elections of 10 September

Press Release (UPDATED as of 13:00), 11.09.2017 YABLOKO succeeded in the elections to regional and local parliaments held yesterday in Russia. YABLOKO’s teams also managed to overcome the five per cent threashold in in 19 municipalities in Russia, where elections on party lists were preserved (the Pskov region, the Moscow region and the Sakhalin region) […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on the election results

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 11.09.2017 Dear friends, Thank you for hearing us, that you came and supported us yesterday [at the elections]! You voted for YABLOKO! 180 deputies were elected yesterday from the YABLOKO party in 51 Moscow district. We became the second party as of the number of municipal deputies in the capital of […]