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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, 2018

Court of the Kuntsevo District plays into the hands of a development company

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog post, 29.11.2018 The court sentenced me, the municipal deputies and activists who defended the residents of Kuntsevo district, Moscow, from the lawlessness of the PIK development group, to fines of 150,000 roubles (approximately USD 2,300).

Both Putin and Poroshenko are equally interested in the escalation of Russia-Ukraine conflict

Emila Slabunova’s blog post, 28.11.2018 The situation in the Kerch Strait clearly shows that the presidents of the two countries are ready “to sign their doom”. Both Putin and Poroshenko are equally interested in the escalation of the conflict. At the moment foreign policy adventures are vital for both leaders to preserve their power, get […]

Yabloko’s Boris Vishnevsky proposed to initiate a general civic campaign for the abolition of the municipal filter at the elections

Press Release, 26.11.2018 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, called on citizens to begin collecting signatures under the letter to St. Petersburg municipal deputies and the leadership of ruling United Russia party to ensure real, rather than decorative, political competition in the election of the St.Petersburg Governor.

The case of human rights defender Oyub Titiyev concerns everyone in Russia

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 28.11.2018 Oyub Titiyev. School teacher. Children’s boxing coach. Human rights activist, head of the Chechen branch of the Memorial [human rights organisation]. In January 2018, Oyub who was driving his Lada Kalina car was stopped by traffic police officers. During an inspection, a police officer found a package with marijuana in a […]

Yabloko member Igor Kochetkov wins an award for civil society development in Russia

Press release, 27.11.2018 Igor Kochetkov, member of Yabloko, head of the “Sfera” LGBT organisation in St. Petersburg, co-founder of the Russian LGBT Network, won the award for Activity Fostering Development of Civil Society granted by the Yegor Gaidar Foundation.

Yabloko in Kaliningrad: Those who attacked the monument to Immanuel Kant must be held accountable for it

Press release, 27.11.2018 Chair of the Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko Igor Pleshkov demands that Governor of the Kaliningrad Region and law enforcement hold those who attacked the monument to philosopher Immanuel Kant and his grave accountable for their doing.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “This is a mistake, a big mistake. Oyub Titiyev has always worked only for the sake of the people”

Press Release, 26.11.2018 The Shali District Court of Chechnya did not release from custody human rights defender Oyub Titiyev under the personal guarantee of Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko.

Yabloko in the Republic of Chuvashia demands that the Central Election Commission eliminate the municipal filter in gubernatorial elections

Press release, 22.11.2018 On 21 November, Yabloko branch in the Republic of Chuvashia organised a round table on the improvement of Russia’s electoral legislation. Representative of political parties, public organisation and the regional branch of the Central Election Commission took part in the discussion.

Yabloko participated in a round table on gender equality organised by the Delegation of the EU to Russia

Press release, 19.11.2018 On 19th November, Yabloko Gender Faction representatives (Galina Mikhaleva, Nikolai Kavkazsky and Irina Zabelina) participated in a round table on gender equality organised by the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation.

Grigory Yavlinsky on the consequences of the conflict between PMC veterans and the Russian government

Grigory Yavlinsky website, 16.11.2018 They were not present in Crimea in 2014. They have not been present in the Donbass these four years. They are not present in Syria. They are not present in Central African Republic, in Libya and in Sudan… However, it looks like they are present in the Hague. The so called […]

Yabloko demands from Vladimir Putin again that Oyub Titiev be released. Earlier President through his Administration refused to do it

Press release, 19.11.2018 Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova once again demanded that Vladimir Putin release Oyub Titiev, Chair of the Chechen branch of the Memorial human rights groups. Yabloko Bureau has already demanded from Russia’s President that Titiev be released and protected by the government. However, Putin through his Administration refused to do it.

Yabloko resumes activity in the Chechen Republic

Press release, 19.11.2018 On 18 November, a conference of the Chechen Republic branch of Yabloko took place where the new leading bodies where elected. Rizvan Ibragimov was elected Chair of the regional party branch. He is a teacher of the Russian and Chechen languages at grammar school No 12 in Grozny. His deputies are Sharip […]

A Hundred Years After the War: from Nationalism to Nationalism

by Grigory Yavlinsky Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 11.11.2018 IN BETWEEN THE WARS The situation, in which the centenary of the end of the Great (First World) War is celebrated [in Russia], causes as many questions and bewilderment as the anniversary of the revolution in Russia. The unwillingness of the Russian authorities to discuss the crisis of […]

Levashovo Memorial Cemetery in St. Petersburg to be added the school excursion programme

Press release, 16.11.2018 The Committee on Education approved of St. Petersburg Ombudsman Alexander Shislov’s initiative to add Levashovo Memorial Cemetery to the excursion programme for senior students. About 20,000 victims of the Soviet political reprisals are buried there. The initiative was also supported by Yabloko MP in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Boris Vishnevsky.

Yabloko MP Vishnevsky insists that St.Petersburg Governor must not evade meetings with regional MPs

Press release, 16.11.2018 Yabloko MP in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Boris Vishnevsky put forward an initiative to compel St.Petersburg Governor to have extraordinary meetings with regional MPs within 10 days upon request.

Karelian Parliament finally rejected Yabloko’s bill on the repeal of the municipal filter in gubernatorial elections

Press release, 15.11.2018 Today the Parliament of the Republic of Karelia has voted down the initiative of Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova on the repeal of the municipal filter in gubernatorial elections. Earlier the bill did not find support among the members of the relevant committee.

Yabloko Gender Faction to hold a discussion on “LGBT Community: Ignore or Accept?”

Press release, 15.11.2018 On 30 November, Yabloko Gender Faction will hold a discussion on “LGBT Community: Ignore or Accept?”. Kirill Fyodorov, psychologist and founder of the movement “Psychology for Human Rights”, will take part in the discussion.

Emilia Slabunova on the excavation of the Sandarmokh mass grave and the accusations against historian Yuri Dmitriyev

Ekho Moskvy website, 13.11.2018 Why do experts doubt that excavation of Sandarmokh [a Soviet mass grave in the Republic of Karelia] is legal? Why cannot the excavation team prove that they are authorised to dig up the place where thousands of victims of political reprisals are buried? Why do MPs in the Republic of Karelia […]

Yabloko Chair arrives in Veliky Novgorod to support Yabloko’s mayoral candidate

Press release, 14.11.2018 Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova arrived in Veliky Novgorod, North-West Russia, to support Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the regional party branch and an MP in the Veliky Novgorod City Duma, who is running for the city mayor position. The mayor is appointed by the city parliament MPs because direct mayoral elections were cancelled. […]

“If assigning state property to shell companies is not stopped, there will be nothing left in Russia”

Deputy Head of Yabloko Centre for Anti-Corruption Policy on the case of officials Obnosov and Prikhodko Alexei Karnaukhov’s blog post on Ekho Moskvy website, 9.11.2018 The cases of officials Obnosov and Prikhodko and the commercial interest of their families in space industry revealed by Novaya Gazeta have clearly shown three major problems of anti-corruption policy […]