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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, 2018

Emilia Slabunova: I try to answer my team’s expectations 

by Svetlana Prokudina, specially for the website, 7.10.2018 Today Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova celebrates her birthday. Emilia Edgardovna dedicated many years of her life to Petrozavodsk [capital of the Republic of Karelia] where she started her career as a teacher. Later she became the headmaster of a lyceum and a candidate for the city mayor. Today […]

Yabloko wished the President of Russia an early retirement at the action on Putin’s birthday

Press Release, 8.10.2018 On 7 October, on the birthday of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko organised a flash mob “For the Raising of…” in the city. The name of the action is connected with the recent law on raising the retirement age, which was adopted by both the chambers of the […]

Alexander Gnezdilov to give a second lecture on the history of liberalism

Press release, 9.10.2018 Yabloko Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov will deliver a second lecture of the series “The secret history of liberalism in Russia”. The lecture will be dedicated to the developments of 1730. It will take place on 16th October at 20:00.

Congratulations to Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova on her anniversary!

Greetings from Grigory Yavlinsky, 7.10.2018 The 7th of October if birthday of Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova. Here come greetings from Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, sends Emilia Slabunova greetings on her anniversary: Dear Emilia Edgardovna, Happy birthday! You are a bright and amazing person and politician! Your ability […]

Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko to organise a flash mob on Vladimir Putin’s birthday

Press release, 4.10.2018 The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko will organise a flash mob on 7 October, the birthday of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. According to Chair of the regional party branch Yaroslav Shcherbakov, the latest trend is to raise everything – the retirement age, VAT rate, petrol excise duty and so on. “President Putin is […]

Yabloko to participate in Moscow City Duma elections

Election campaign manager Nikolai Rybakov commented on the preparation for the campaign Press release, 4.10.2018 Yabloko is ready to nominated candidates to run in Moscow City Duma elections in all 45 constituencies. We have to collect approximately 5,000 voters’ signatures in every constituency. We understand that signature collection is a way to withdraw candidates who […]

The government wants to introduce a social norm for electricity. Opinion by Anatoly Golov, head of Yabloko’s Socio-Democratic Faction

Commentary by Anatoly Golov, 2.10.2018 The Kommersant newspaper reported that the government returned to the idea of introducing a social standard of energy consumption for the population, when tariffs sharply increase when the limit is exceeded. According to Kommersant, the scheme was approved by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, and [ministerial] departments should introduce their […]

Campaigns against violence change people’s mind set

Press release, 3.10.2018 Women’s rights in modern Russia, the prospects of he bill on the prevention of domestic violence, feminism in Russia, etc. – these are the topics that were touched upon during a round table with Alena Popova, a human rights defender and co-author of the bill against domestic violence. The meeting was organised […]

Today renowned environmentalist Alexei Yablokov would have turned 85

The work on the film about the academic, politician and founder of the “Green Russia” is coming to the end Press Release, 3.10.2018 Trailer for the documentary “Yablokov” On 3 October, Alexei Yablokov (1933 – 2017), an outstanding Soviet and Russian biologist, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and founder of the Green Russia […]

New bloodshed in the Caucasus must be avoided

Yabloko speaks in defence of the leader of its Ingush branch and for an open discussion of the border problem between Ingushetia and Chechnya Statement of the Yabloko party, 2.10.2018 The Yabloko party demands to stop persecution of Ruslan Mutsolgov, leader of the Yabloko branch in Ingushetia, and public activists protesting against the transfer of […]

Lev Shlosberg campaigns for the reintroduction of mayoral elections in the Pskov Region 

Press release, 27.09.2018 On September 27, deputy of the Pskov Legislative Assembly Lev Shlosberg (Yabloko faction) introduced a bill on the reintroduction of direct mayoral elections in Pskov and Velikie Luki for the third time. Deputies of the regional parliament voted down the initiative twice (on 6 June 2017 and 25 January 2018). The United […]

Yabloko to protest against the pension reform

Press release, 2.10.2018 On 3 October, the day when the upper house of parliament will consider the bill on raising the retirement age, the Moscow branch of Yabloko will hold pickets by the Federation Council. The protest action starts at 9:15.

Yabloko demands that Oyub Titiev, Chair of Memorial human rights group in the Chechen Republic, be released without delay

Yabloko Bureau’s appeal to President Vladimir Putin, 28.09.2018 The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko demands that Oyub Titiev, Chair of the Chechen branch of the Memorial human rights groups, be released immediately. A criminal case against Titiev is an illegal response to his daily heroic work on the protection and saving of people’s lives in […]