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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 November, 2017

Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko to conduct a rally for freedom of public protest

Press release, 30.11.2017 On 10 December, the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko will conduct a a rally under a slogan “Novosibirsk for freedom of rallies!”. The aim of the action is to remind the authorities about Article 31 of the Constitution guaranteeing Russian citizens the right to assembly. The rally is dedicated to the International Human […]

Sergei Mitrokhin to launch his mayoral programme

Press release, 29.11.2017 On 5 December, Chair of the Moscow branch of Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin will launch his programme for Moscow Mayor election that will take place in September 2018.

Igor Chubais to give a lecture on the Russian idea

Press release, 28.11.2017 On 29 November, a sociologist, Dr.phil. Igor Chubais will give a lecture on “The perception of Russia. The way to understand our country. The Russian idea and the Russian identity. The past, present and future”. The event will take place in Yabloko’s office in Moscow.

St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly to consider Yabloko’s bill on easing of municipal filter

Press release, 27.11.2017 On 29 November, the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly will consider Yabloko’s bill on the repeal of the municipal filter in gubernatorial elections for candidates nominated by parliamentary parties and parties, which have representation in the regional parliaments.

Yabloko’s Evgeny Pozdeyev may win mayoral election in Krasnodar Territory

Press release, 27.11.2017 On 10 December, the election of the head of the Komsomolsky rural town, the Krasondar Territory, will take place. Yabloko’s Evgeny Pozdeyev, who was a local deputy from 2009 to 2014, is running in the election.

Emilia Slabunova to launch a section of Grigory Yavlinsky’s presidential programme dedicated to education

Press release, 24.11.2017 Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova will arrive in Saratov to launch a section of Grigory Yavlinsky’s presidential programme dedicated to education and science. She will also support the party’s campaign on a new budgetary policy.

Yabloko calls authorities to determine the source and cause of ruthenium emissions in Chelyabinsk Region

Press release, 24.11.2017 The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko considers the emissions of radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 at the nuclear facility Mayak in Ozersk a radiation accident and calls [the authorities] to determine the sight of the accident and determine its causes.

Vologda branch of Yabloko proposes a referendum on the return of direct mayoral election

Press release, 24.11.2017 The regional council of the Vologda branch of Yabloko founded an initiative group on conducting a referendum in the return if direct mayoral election in the Vologda Region. The request was sent to regional electoral commission on 22 November, 2017.

Grigory Yavlinsky has launched a web-site “Is Crimea Really Ours?”

“A new referendum in Crimea would be for Russia a sign of the political power, rather than weakness” Press Release, 24.11.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky, the presidential candidate of Russia, has launched a special website, where he answers questions about ways to solve the problem of Crimea and about the relations between Russia and Ukraine. Yavlinsky again […]

Foreign policy should work for the national economy

Grigory Yavlinsky on the Channel One on the key points of his presidential programme Press Release, 21.11.2017 Grigory Yalvinsky, Russian presidential candidate, became a guest of the programme Vremya Pokazhet (Time Will Tell) on Channel One. In his speech, the politician spoke about the key points of his presidential programme. The key idea voiced by […]

Ten years since the murder of Yabloko’s Farid Babayev

We are mourning thee founder of the Dagestan branch of Yabloko and human rights defender murdered by the killers Press Release, 24.11.2017 It turns ten years today since the tragic death of our comrade Farid Babayev, founder and first leader of the Dagestan branch of Yabloko and human rights activist. He died on 24 November, […]

United Russia opposed Yabloko’s bill on easing of municipal filter

Press release, 23.11.2017 Members of the Commission on the mechanism of the government of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly delivered a negative opinion on Yabloko’s bill on the easing of the municipal filter in gubernatorial elections for candidates nominated by parliamentary parties and parties, which have representation in the regional parliament of the constituent entity […]

Yabloko’s Yuri Pavlov elected head of the Gdov district of the Pskov region assumed office

Press Release, 21.11.2017 On 21 November, Yabloko’s Yuri Pavlov elected head of the Gdov district of the Pskov region assumed office. The ceremony was attended by deputies of the district Assembly, heads and deputies of rural settlements of the district, the staff of the district administration, heads of different organisations, and ordinary citizens.

Yavlinsky on the true Russia

An interview with Sergei Brylyev,, 20.11.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of Yabloko’s Political Committee, has begun his presidential campaign in Tomsk. He ran in the presidential election in the remote year of 1996. He achieved his best result in 2000 coming third. However, he did not manage to became a candidate later on.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “My goal is to change the policies. This will be my victory”

Press Release, 16.11.2017 Yabloko’s presidential candidate spoke about the new budget policy in Tomsk On 16 November, Yabloko presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky came to Tomsk to present a section of his presidential programme devoted to the new budget policy. Speaking at a press conference for the local media, Yavlinsky formulated the criterion for his successful […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on the Russia-24 Channel about peace with Ukraine, the case of theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov, imprisonment of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and the presidential campaign in Russia

Press Release, 17.11.2017 Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky has become a guest of the federal television channel for the first time in a long time. In a live broadcast of the Russia-24 channel Yavlinsky spoke openly about inefficient economic and foreign policy and normalisation of relations with Ukraine and Europe, as well as low confidence of […]

Sergei Mitrokhin calls State Duma Chair not to postpone consideration of animal welfare bill

Press release, 17.11.2017 Chair of the Moscow branch of Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin has sent an appeal to State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin calling him not to postpone the consideration of the animal welfare bill.

St. Petersburg parliament votes down bill obliging prison administrations to immediately inform prisoners’ relatives on their transfer to a colony

Press release, 15.11.2017 St. Petersburg parliament voted down a bill obliging prison administrations to immediately inform prisoners’ relatives on their transfer to a colony. The bill was introduced by the Yabloko faction. The initiative was supported by 11 deputies out of 50.

Grigory Yavlinsky to launch a unit of his presidential programme on budgetary policy in Tomsk

Press release, 14.11.2017 On 16th November, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky will arrive in Tomsk to launch his initiative on The New Budgetary Policy. He will meet students and lecturers of local universities, discuss his programme with experts and journalists about it.

Bad Inheritance of Sanctions

Economist Grigory Yavlinsky talks about the people whose lives will be ruined by the politics of today 12 November 2017, Vedomosti   Grigory Yavlinsky for Vedomosti  Photo by Andrei Gordeyev/ Vedomosti: Russia’s political ambitions need to be buttressed by an economy that is far larger than the one we have today   The topic of sanctions […]