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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 July, 2018

Vladimir Voinovich was an uncompromising opponent of a repressive machinery

Grigory Yavlinsky about a great writer and a courageous man who left us Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 28.07.2018 As far as in 1986, Vladimir Voinovich wrote the dystopian novel “Moscow 2042”, its plot in many respects resembles Russia of our days: communism was built in Greater Moscow, a complete merger fusion of the party and […]

Yabloko Chair demands from the Federal Penitentiary Service to investigate into the facts of torture in the Karelian penal colonies

Press Release, 26.07.2018 Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko party and MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, sent an appeal to Gennady Kornienko, Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service, demanding to check the facts of human rights violations in the penitentiary institutions of Karelia. The reason for the appeal were the materials from the […]

After Yabloko’s appeal the Federal Antimonopoly Service files a case against a cartel on cleaning of snow in Moscow

Press Release, 24.07.2018   The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) filed a case on violation of the antimonopoly legislation at the tender for snow cleaning in Moscow. The case was raised on one of the statements of Yabloko in connection with poor cleaning past winter. Six companies inter-connected through their founders are accused of violating Clause […]

Memories of the Future

Grigory Yavlinsky reflects on the fate of great scientists who got under reprisals in the 1930s and draws parallels with modern Russia Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 26.07.2018 Aircraft designer Andrei Tupolev, whose planes were used throughout the country, “spied in favour of France”. Biologist Nikolai Vavilov, one of the most famous Russian scientists in the world, […]

The Politics of the Emperors With No Clothes

Grigory Yavlinsky about Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Donald Trump and the difficulties of translation Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 20.07.2018 The next day, after the meeting with Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump arriving in Washington denied what he had said in Helsinki. It turns out that he was “misunderstood”, he simply had a slip of the tongue, “misspoke”, […]

Will anyone be punished for tortures in the Yaroslavl penal colony and what should be done with violence in prisons? Opinion by Valery Borschyov

Commentary, 23.07.2018 On 20 July, the Novaya Gazeta newspaper published a video of torturing (18+) Yevgeny Makarov, a prisoner in the Yaroslavl penal colony. After the publication of the video, the department of the Federal Penitentiary Service began an investigation, and the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation instituted a criminal case on the abuse […]

Yabloko offered Vladimir Putin to cancel visas to Russia not only for football fans

Visas should be cancelled also for tourists from OECD, EU and BRICS countries Press Release, 20.07.2018 Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova, offered Vladimir Putin to cancel visas to Russia not only for football fans, but also for residents of countries that give Russia the largest number of tourists. According to Yabloko, visas for tourists from OECD, […]

The Novgorod branch of Yabloko held a second mass rally against raising the retirement age

Press Release, 19.07.2018 On 18  July, the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party held a second mass rally against raising the retirement age. About 300 people took part in it. The participants unanimously adopted a resolution in which they expressed no-confidence of President Putin, demanded the resignation of  Dmitry Medvedev’s government and labelled the ruling […]

Yabloko picketed the State Duma during the first reading of the bill on raising the retirement age

Press Release, 19.07.2018 On 19 July, State Duma deputies in the first reading supported the bill to raise the retirement age: 328 votes in favour and 104 – against. Before the plenary session, activists of Yabloko picketed the entrance to the State Duma building with a demand to dismiss the bill. Protest actions will continue […]

Yabloko’s picket by the State Duma against raising the retirement age

Press Release, 19.07.2018 Exactly one month ago, Sergei Mitrokhin was detained by the State Duma at a picket against the government’s pension reform, and was fined for violating Putin’s decree prohibiting citizens to protest [during the World Cup] until 25 July. A month later – the same place, the same action and the same police […]

Public Prosecutor’s Office tries to deprive municipal deputies of their assistants via court

Press Release, 18.07.2018 On 19 July, Zamoskvoretsky District Court of Moscow will consider at a preliminary hearing the claim of the Public Prosecutor’s Office to the Council of Municipal Deputies of Yakimanka District, Moscow. The Public Prosecutor’s Office is trying to deprive the municipal deputies of the right to have assistants on a voluntary basis.

A Trump-Show

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 15.07.2018 During his visit to Europe, Donald Trump continues his political trolling of Europeans. These are not just separate episodes. This is not even an individual political style. This is a conscious denial of the content of politics, its replacement with a show. And this is not politics in the style of […]

Shooting of the Romanovs’ royal family: no period of limitation

Grigory Yavlinsky on why the crimes of the Bolsheviks have not received a state assessment Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 17.07.2018 On the night of 17 July, 1918, the Bolsheviks shot the royal family [in Russia]. A century later the successors of those same Bolsheviks are still in power. They cynically exploit both the memory of the […]

The authorities of the Central Administrative District of Moscow refused to give permission for 33 pickets against the pension reform.

Yabloko is filing a lawsuit Press Release, 17.07.2018   The Yabloko party received a refusal from the Prefect’s Office of the Central Administrative District of Moscow to hold 33 pickets against the pension reform. Yabloko intends to appeal the refusals of the Prefect’s Office and Putin’s decree banning all the street actions during the World […]

Helsinki 2018: The Lost Future

Grigory Yavlinsky on the upcoming meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, 13.07.2018 The summit in Finland and the way the Moscow establishment and the Russian media are waiting for it is an indication of the position of Russia in the present world. A year ago, a meeting with Donald Trump in Hamburg on […]

The authorities in Moscow and St. Petersburg prevent Yabloko from holding rallies against the pension reform

Press Release, 11.07.2018 The Moscow Mayor’s Officel refused to give a permission to hold a protest rally on 18 July organised by Yabloko together with the Russian Confederation of Labor and a number of political parties against the government’s bill of raising the retirement age. The action was planned to be held in one of […]

Media publish the court decision on annulment of Yabloko’s candidates registration in Yaroslavl before the beginning of the session of the court

Emilia Slabunova’s FB post, 11.07.2018 The Telegram channel Yar[oslvl]Politics [a channel in the social media] informs that registration of Yabloko’s candidates list [in Yaroslavl] will be annulled by the decision of the court. [That is], the decision of the court has become known an hour before the court’s session! That is how our judicial and […]

The Yabloko faction in the Karelian parliament voted against raising of the retirement age.

Press Release, 12.07.2018 The Yabloko faction in the Karelian parliament voted against the government’s bill on raising the retirement age. However, most of the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia (24 votes against seven)  ​​supported the government’s bill. The Legislative Assembly also rejected Yabloko’s appeal to the State Duma deputies calling them not to […]

The State Duma refuses to protect women’s rights

The law on equal rights for men and women is rejected Statement by Yabloko’s Gender Faction, 11.07.2018   On 11 July, deputies of the lower house of the Russian parliament in the second reading rejected the bill “On the state guarantees of equal rights and freedoms and equal opportunities for men and women in the […]

The Vologda branch of Yabloko to hold a picket against the pension reform and the increase of VAT

Press Release, 09.07.2018 On 18 July, the Vologda branch of Yabloko will hold a picket against the government’s bill on raising the retirement age and the increase of VAT.