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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, 2018

Yabloko demanded that Putin dismiss Zolotov and that Prosecutor General’s Office bring charges against him

Press release, 14.09.2018 Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova sent a letter to President Vladimir Putin demanding that he dismiss head of Russia’s National Guard Viktor Zolotov. On Tuesday the official challenged opposition politician Alexei Navalny to a duel promising to make a ‘juicy steak’ of him. The statement was published on Russia’s National Guard official website.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Sentsov’s survival is the responsibility of every person who has a Russian passport”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 14.09.2018 Oleg Sentsov can die at any moment. While the whole country is enthusiastically discussing the video appeal of the deputy minister of the Russian government with strange threats of physical violence against a citizen who accused him of corruption and [the deputy minister’s] fantasies about the “duel code.”

St.Petersburg city administration prepares to commit a criminal offense

Statement, 14.09.2018 The St. Petersburg city administration is trying to disrupt a legitimate rally of the united opposition against raising the retirement age scheduled on 16 September, 2018.

Reputation lost: poisoned by lies

Grigory Yavlinsky on what poisoning in Salisbury means for Russia Grigory Yavlinsky website, 12.09.2018 The main aim of the government of any country is to preserve its reputation, contribute to its reputation and make the country respectable and trustworthy. After Crimea, Donbass, the Boeing that was shot down, Syria and endless lies Russia ended up […]

House museum of environmentalist Alexei Yablokov opened

Press release, 07.09.2018 A house museum of the outstanding environmentalist Alexei Yablokov was opened in the village of Petrushovo, the Ryazan region.

The results of the 2018 elections in the Pskov region formally drawn

Press Release, 13.09.2018 Processing of the protocols of precinct election commissions is completed and the results of voting in the elections of 2018 in the Pskov region are summed up. These elections turned out to be difficult for the Pskov branch of Yabloko. Vitaly Arshinov, Yabloko’s candidate for the post of governor, did not overcome […]

Secretary of the Central Electoral Commission offered to Yabloko’s Lev Shlosberg to cancel the “municipal filter” through the Pskov Region Assembly

Lev Shlosberg introduced his legislative initiative to the regional parliament once again Press Release, 13.09.2018 Maya Grishina, Secretary of the Central Electoral Commission of Russia, responded to an appeal by Lev Shlosberg, Yabloko’s MP in the Pskov Oblast Assembly. Shlosberg forwarded his appeal in address of Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, on […]

The secret history of liberalism in Russia

Press release, 13.09.2018 Political opponents of liberalism in Russia and even some supporters of the ideology believe that liberalism is alien to Russia brought from the west. At the same time, historians have been studying the roots of Russian liberalism for centuries. However, this research is out of the public limelight.

Liberals on the rise in Sweden

ALDE, 12/09/2018 On Sunday 9 September, Swedish citizens went to the polls for their general elections, after a campaign mostly dominated by the subject of how to tackle migration and violent crime.

The protest movement bears no threats to the system

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 11.09.2018 And more about the latest non-elections [rather than ‘elections’ in Russia]. Some people assess their results as a relative failure of the authorities. In particular, they speak of a protest vote, as an obvious evidence of growing discontent with the authorities in connection with the [government’s arbitrary] raising the retirement […]

“He was a beacon, litmus paper, a banner for all of us.” Yabloko republished books by Russian investigative journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin

Press Release, 9.09.2018 Launch of books – “Three Epochs of Russian Journalism” and “Slaves of the State Security” – by Yuri Petrovich Shchekochikhin, a pillar of Russian investigative journalism and State Duma deputy (2nd and 3rd convocations) from the Yabloko party took place at the Moscow International Book Fair past weekend.

Gubernatorial non-elections

Grigory Yavlinsky on the municipal filter, technocrats and the danger of doing away with politics in Russia’s regions Grigory Yavlinsky website, 10.09.2018 A Single Voting Day has taken place in Russia. It is single because the elections of mayors and heads of administrations are taking place according to a single scheme “elections without choice” designed […]

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre launches 2017 report

The booklet contains the investigations, analytics and events by Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre Press release, 11.09.2018 Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre launched its latest report. The booklet contains civil investigations, non-governmental reports, expert reports and event organised by the centre in 2017. Lawyer Alexei Chumakov launched the booklet at Moscow International Book Fair on September 5.

Yabloko formed factions in city parliaments of Yekaterinburg and Veliky Novgorod

Press release, 10.09.2018 Following the elections on September 9 Yabloko formed factions in city parliaments of Yekaterinburg and Veliky Novgorod. The party gained 11.08 per cent of votes in the elections to Veliky Novgorod City Duma improving its result by 1.5 per cent in comparison with the elections in 2013.

“How we can free ourselves from the mafia in government and save our country” – Grigory Yavlinsky launches new books

Press release, 8.09.2018 Political and economist Grigory Yavlinsky launched his new books at Moscow International Book Fair, replied to the questions of the audience, including questions about the pension reform and the Skripal poisoning case in Great Britain.

Stop prosecution and arbitrary rule in Pskov Region elections

Press release based on the statement by the Yabloko party, 7.09.2018 On 7 September, the Pskov Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs opened criminal proceedings agains the Pskov Region branch of Yabloko for disseminating leaflets calling upon voters to spoil ballot papers in the gubernatorial elections.

Moscow Mayor will teach pensioners to twerk

Yabloko’s investigation into Moscow Mayor’s Office project at the cost of 3 billion roubes Press release, 7.09.2018 Yabloko’s Centre for Anti-Corruption Policy made an investigation into the project “Moscow Longevity” by Moscow Mayor’s Office. It has features of political corruption because Mayor Sergei Sobyanin was involved in campaign materials. Furthermore, the project bears corruption risks […]

We could have never expected that Sobyanin would make mayoral elections so fake

Statement by the Moscow branch of Yabloko, 7.09.2018 On September 9, the government is holding the so called mayoral elections. The peculiarity of this election the incumbent mayor and the main candidate Sergei Sobyanin have chosen his opponents himself: thanks to him they received signatures of municipal deputies [to pass the municipal filter] and were […]

Nikolai Rybakov to stand up for the environment in Saratov at the federal level

Press release, 4.09.2018 On 31 August, Yabloko Deputy chair Nikolai Rybakov visited Saratov and took part in a round table on the environmental problems of the region. They paid special attention to the construction of the acrilamide production facility, deforestation, development of forest parks and waste sorting.

Lev Shlosberg: This government will do everything at the expense of people

Press release, 5.09.2018 On 2 September, a rally against raising the retirement age took place in Pskov. Chair of the regional Yabloko branch and deputy of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly Lev Shlosberg delivered a speech at the rally.