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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 January, 2018

Grigory Yavlinsky sumbits signatures in favour of his nomination as presidential candidate to the Central Electoral Commission

Yabloko FB post, 30.01.2018 From the speech of Grigory Yavlinsky, candidate for Russian President, in the Central Electoral Commission today after submitting voters’ signatures in favour of his registration in the campaign: “The task at the elections is to create a powerful movement for change and changing the policies in Russia.

Grigory Yavlinsky submitted to the Central Electoral Commission 105,000 voters’ signatures in his favour so that to be registered in the presidential election campaign

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 30.01.2018 We have submitted signatures to the Central Electoral Commission for [my] registration [in the presidential election campaign]. Collecting these signatures, we met with hundreds of thousands people, and we virtually did not see indifferent people among them. People see blunders and failures in the politics. They take it hard. They […]

Voters’ Unemployment

The “voters’ strike” will boomerang politicians and society By Lev Shlosberg, Pskovskaya Gubernia 25.01.2018 The Russian civil society is discussing the idea of ​​a “voters’ strike” put forward by Alexei Navalny in response to his non-admission to the presidential elections. The idea looks quite appealing, and the main secret of this appeal is that it […]

Yavlinsky is ready to transfer signatures in favour of his nomination to Central Election Commission

Press release, 28.01.2018 Grigory Yavlinsky’s campaign headquarters has begun packing signature lists in favour of Yavlinsky’s nomination to the post of President. On 30 January, the signatures will be transferred to the Central Election Commission. On 29 January, Yavlinsky will personally participate in packing and will call some signature collectors, whose work was most efficient, […]

The One. A tribute to Grigory Yavlinsky and all those standing up for their values

A film by Yulia Melamed with English subtitles

Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky had a meeting with prospecting engineers

Press release, 24.01.2018 Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky had a meeting with researchers from the Geotechnics and Engineering Survey Institute. According to Yavlinsky, Russia will become one of the leading countries only if the government respects applied science.

Yabloko protests against banning The Death of Stalin

Press release, 24.01.2018 On 23 January, the news broke out that Russia’s culture ministry evoked the release licence of a film The Death of Stalin. In response the activists of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko conducted a protest action against the decision.

Grigory Yavlinsky opposed the reduction of rural villages in the Moscow Region

Press release, 27.01.2018 Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky made a speech at the meeting of residents of the Borisovskoye village, the Mozhaisk district, the Moscow Region. The residents are protesting against the merger of several rural and town settlements.

Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre: Governor of the Moscow region built an elite school for his children for 2.29 billion budget roubles

Press Release, 25.01.2018 Sergei Mitrokhin, head of Yabloko’ Anticorruption Policy Centre, filed an application with the Moscow region Public Prosecutor’s Office demanding to check the legality of functioning on a paid basis of a school in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow region, stop discrimination of children and provide a quota for children from low-income […]

Yabloko’s municipal deputies are initiating the first referendum in Moscow

Press Release, 26.01.2018 Municipal deputies of the Yakimanka municipal district from the Yabloko party together with the head of the Municipal Council Andrei Morev have initiated a local referendum on a number of issues, including transfer of the monument to Lenin from one of the central Moscow squares to the Museon Park which has a […]

Yavlinsky’s campaign headquarters organised a meeting with election monitoring groups

Press release, 24.01.2018 Grigory Yavlinsky’s campaign headquarters conducted a meeting with representatives of election monitoring organisations. The representatives of “Golos”, “Sonara”, “Grazhdanin Nablyudatel” and Yabloko leaders Emilia Slabunova and Nikolai Rybakov discussed the signature collecting procedure and monitoring at the forthcoming presidential election.

Putin’s policy is leading Russia into a deadlock

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 24.01.2018 Vladimir Putin’s policy has exhausted its positive potential, if such has ever been there. This policy led the country to a war with its closest neighbour and isolation. Putin’s policy is leading the country into a deadlock. The policy must be changed. The institution of presidential elections, which has survived […]

The St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly supported Yabloko’s law on the declassification of agreements on public-private partnership

Press Release, 24.01.2018 MPs of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly supported in the first reading the bill of the Yabloko faction, which obliges the city government to publish an agreement on public-private partnership envisaging financing from the city budget within seven days after conclusion of such an agreement, thus ensuring transparency of the budget spending.

Yavlinsky’s Public Campaign Headquarters launched in Moscow

Press release, 23.01.2018 On 23 January, Grigory Yavlinsky’s Public Campaign Headquarters was launched in Moscow. The initiative to open the headquarters belongs to politician Vladimir Ryzhkov, Novaya Gazeta newspaper publisher Dmitry Muratov and ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina. According to Yavlinsky, their support is a big honour for him. The Public Campaign Headquarters will function […]

Grigory Yavlinsky to have a meeting with civil engineers

Press release, 23.01.2018 On 24 January, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky will have a meeting with researchers from the Geotechnics and Engineering Survey Institute.

Russian political scientists visited Yavlinsky’s campaign headquarters

Press release, 23.01.2018 On January 23, Russian political scientists had a meeting with Yabloko leaders Emilia Slabunova and Nikolai Rybakov to discuss the presidential election campaign.

Grigory Yavlinsky had a meeting with municipal deputies in Moscow 

Press release, 20.01.2018 On 19 January, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky had a meeting with Yabloko heads of municipal districts and municipal deputies  in Moscow. At the moment Yabloko is the second largest political force in Moscow’s municipalities after the ruling United Russia party. Yabloko has 189 deputies having a majority in 10 districts. Five municipal […]

Yavlinsky’s Public Campaign Headquarters to be launched on 23 January

Press release, 22.01.2018 On 23 January, Grigory Yavlinsky’s Public Campaign Headquarters will be launched in Moscow. Co-Chairs of the headquarters are politician Vladimir Ryzhkov, Novaya Gazeta newspaper publisher Dmitry Muratov and ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina. They are going to tell about the aims of the headquarters and its working plan.

Yabloko’s campaign headquarters collected the required 105,000 signatures to register Yavlinsky as a presidential candidate

Press release, 17.01.2018 Grigory Yavlinsky’s campaign headquarters have collected the required 105,000 signatures to register him as a presidential candidate. However, the party will continue collecting signatures.

Members of the European Parliament call for release of Oyub Titiyev

MEPs supported Yabloko’s statement 22.01.2018 The statement of the Yabloko party about inadmissibility of persecution of the Memorial human rights group in the North Caucasus was supported by members of the European Parliament. Yabloko is member of the key international political liberal organisations. The party participates in the development of liberals’ common stance on the […]