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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 October, 2017

Yabloko forms a faction in the municipal council of the Chekhov district

Press release, 26.10.2017 A decision to form a faction of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko was made at the meeting of the municipal council of the Chekhov district, the Moscow Region, on 25th October. Deputies Nikolai Dizhur (who headed Yabloko’s list of candidates in the election of 10th September) and Yuri Burov (who won […]

“Our society is ready to become a wall in the way of the state terror aimed at the citizens”

Press release, 29.10.2017 Yabloko leaders and activists participated in an annual action commemorating victims of political reprisals. Thousands of people come to the Solovetsky Stone at Lubyanka Square to read aloud the names of the people who were executed during the Great Terror. This year so many people came that each person received a sheet […]

The Federal Antimonopoly Service filed a case against the participants in the procurement of the Directorate of the Road Safety Improvement Programme on the appeal of Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Police Centre

Press Release, 26.10.2017 The Federal Antimonopoly Service filed a case against the participants in the procurement of the Directorate of the Road Safety Improvement Programme (the Directorate). Earlier, Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre headed by Sergei Mitrokhin, member of Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee, revealed signs of collusion in the purchases of the Directorate for the amount […]

Oleg Vinogradov: “Local self-governing is the foundation of the state”

Press Release, 26.10.2017 One of the most famous politicians in the Yaroslavl region supported Grigory Yavlinsky’s petition for the return of direct elections Oleg Vinogradov, former Deputy Governor of the Yaroslavl region, former Vice-Mayor of Yaroslavl from the team of the oppositional head of the city Yevgeny Urlashov and leader of the Yabloko branch in […]

Sergei Mitrokhin demanded to demolish a general’s mansion illegally built in a landscape reserve in Moscow

Press Release, 27.10.2017 Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the Moscow branch of Yabloko and head of the Anti-Corruption Policy Centre of the Yabloko party, demanded that the Tushino Interdistrict Public Prosecutor’s Office obtain an order for demolition of illegal buildings located in the landscape reserve “The Valley of the Shodnya River in Kurkino” in Moscow and […]

Mikhail Amosov managed to make the authorities conduct independent verification of the Radium Institute

Press Release, 24.10.2017 The Public Prosecutor’s Office of St. Petersburg has organised another inspection of the leakage of radioactive waste. The Public Prosecutor’s Office of St. Petersburg has organised another inspection of the leakage of radioactive waste in the of the Radium Institute. The inspection was made on of the request of Mikhail Amosov, Yabloko’s […]

The proposal by Lev Shlosberg on the cancellation of the municipal filter in gubernatorial elections, rejected by the deputies of the regional Assembly, found support in the Central Electoral Commission

Press Release, 24.10.2017 The Central Election Commission of Russia (CEC) offers legislators several options for adjusting the so-called municipal filter, including exemption of the candidates running for the post of governor from parliamentary parties and parties that have factions in legislative assemblies from collection of signatures of municipal deputies in their favour so that to […]

The Novgorod branch of Yabloko denounces the plans of the regional government to abolish tax benefits and public hearings of the regional budget

Press release, 24.10.2017 On October 23, 2017, the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party issued a statement expressing its concern about the plans of the regional government to abolish tax benefits and curb the institute of public hearings of the budget.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “15 years ago, the authorities made a choice not in favour of preserving human lives”

The “Nord-Ost” theatre production. In October 2002, I was there. I held direct talks with militants on the release of hostages. The terrorists promised to release me in exchange for Vladimir Putin’s telephone conversation with [then President of the Chechen Republic] Aslan Maskhadov. In support of their readiness, the militants released eight children. But the […]

Novgorod branch of Yabloko initiated a referendum on returning direct elections of heads of municipalities

Press release, 20.10.2017 On 19th October, the Electoral Commission of the Novgorod Region made a decision to forward the initiative on returning direct election of mayor and heads of municipalities proposed by Yabloko’s regional branch to the Novgorod Region parliament.

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Centre suspects the Ministry of Education and Science in fraud because of the dissertation paper of Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky

Press Release, 17.10.2017 Yabloko sent applications to Public Prosecutor General and the Investigative Committee Sergei Mitrokhin, head of the Yabloko Center for Anti-Corruption Policy, sent appeals to Public Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin demanding that the actions of the Ministry of Education and Science […]

“Mayors must stand for the residents’ rights instead of pleasing those who appointed them”

Galina Shirshina signed a petition for direct mayoral elections Press release, 17.10.2017 Elected Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina signed a petition for the return of direct elections of mayors, governors and members of the Federation Council – without any restrictions or filters. The petition was initiated by Grigory Yavlinsky. Direct elections are one of the […]

The Legislative Assembly of Karelia refused to restrict Vladimir Putin’s right to use Russian armed forces abroad

Press Release, 19.10.2017 Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia rejected Yabloko’s bill restricting Vladimir Putin’s right to use Russian armed forces abroad. The bill was submitted by Emilia Slabunova, MP and Yabloko Chair.

Kremlin’s new ally

Grigory Yavlinsky on the dangerous partnership between Russia and Saudi Arabia and “Putin’s political post-modernism”, 09.10.2017 Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs already called the meeting between Putin and Saudi Arabia’s King an epochal event. It is true that the President of Russia met another civilization, the feudal epoch, in the Kremlin. This is probably the […]

Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky told why he would participate in the presidential elections

Press release, 14.10.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky intends to participate in the presidential elections in order to prevent the “historical defeat of Russia” meaning Russia’s turning into a backward country isolated from Europe where it historically belongs. According to Yavlinsky, Vladimir Putin’s policies represent “a break with reality and counterposition to the historical development.” He made this […]

Liberal International launches Liberal Manifesto 2017 in Russia

The event was held in Yabloko’s office Press Release, 14.10.2017 Russia was the first country to launch the Liberal Manifesto 2017, a document reflecting the goals of virtually all the liberal parties in the world. Representatives of the Liberal International (LI) arrived in Russia to present the Manifesto in Russia. The event took place in […]

YABLOKO and Liberal International launch Liberal Manifesto in Russia

ALDE, 17/10/2017 The Liberal International (LI) Manifesto 2017 was launched in Russia at an event in Moscow on 14 October at the headquarters of Yabloko, ALDE Party and full LI member party in Russia.

Nikolai Rybakov participated in meeting of delegates of the IPU Assembly

Press release, 16.10.2017 On 15th October, Yabloko Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakv gave a speech at the meeting of national parliament deputies, who are members of parties represented in Liberal International. The event was held as part of the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in St. Petersburg.

Promoting LGBT+ rights in Russia: The liberal view

Liberal International, 13.10.2017 By Nikolai Kavkazsky, member of YABLOKO Federal Council, lawyer of the Stimul Moscow LGBT+ Initiative Group and Board member of the “For the Civil Rights” Committee After Vladimir Putin came to power, the situation with human rights in Russia began to steadily deteriorate. Repressive laws were adopted, many independent media outlets were […]

Lev Shlosberg: I will run for Governor of the Pskov Region

Lev Shlosberg commented on the resignation of Governor of the Pskov Region Andrei Turchak Press release, 12.10.2017 Lev Shlosberg, deputy of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly and member of Yabloko’s Political Coomittee, commented on the dismissal of Governor Andrei Turchak as well as his plans to run for the post in 2018.