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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 December, 2018

The Moscow City Duma refused to give more power to Muscovites

Press Release, 27.12.2018 The Moscow City Duma rejected the bill of independent municipal deputies, expanding the powers of municipal councils. The authors of the bill proposed to give the Councils of Deputies of Moscow the right to approve the appointment and dismissal of heads of councils in municipal districts.

The state has allocated 4.6 billion roubles for New Year trees. Every second purchase took place without any competition

Press Release, 27.12.2018 Yabloko’s has detected that the Russian government allocated 4.6 billion roubles for the celebration of the New Year and Christmas; whereas gifts cost 2 billion roubles out of this amount. In almost 50 per cent of the purchases there was no competition. Anti-Corruption Policy Centre experts, gifts to children cost somewhat less […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: The Lines of War and the Way to Hope

Grigory Yavlinsky website, 30.11.2018 For a long time the city of Troy was under siege, Has remained an unapproachable stronghold. Hut the people of Troy did not believe Cassandra – Maybe Troy would have existed to this day. (by Vladimir Vysotsky; translated by Nathan Mer) Russia has come to a stage when an actual open […]

Nikolai Rybakov to visit the Arkhangelsk Region

Press release, 25.12.2018 On 26th December, Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chair of the Yabloko Party, will visit the Arkhangelsk Region. The politician is going to Arkhangelsk to get to know the opinion of the local residents concerning the problem of transferring municipal waste from Moscow to this region. Rybakov will address the residents in person to […]

Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko to recruit candidates for municipal elections

Press release, 25.12.2018 The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko began recruiting candidates for the forthcoming municipal elections. In 2019 the residents of the regions will have to elect 472 municipal deputies.

The Results of the Year: Putin and Futility

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 23.12.2018 The President, who has been governing the country for 19 years, in four hours has reported the following: • Russia needs a breakthrough, but an increase in the retirement age is inevitable. • We will not have the developments like in France, and gasoline prices will not price. • The situation […]

Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chair, is celebrating his birthday

24.12.2018 Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chair, is celebrating his anniversary today. Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair, and Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of Yabloko’s Political Committee, congratulated him on his birthday: Dear Nikolai! Happy Birthday! You are reaching the best stage of life: you are young, and this proves that Yabloko’s policy is aimed at the renewal of […]

Yabloko to launch a film dedicated to 25th anniversary of the party

Press release, 24.12.2018 The first showing of the film “The Optimists” dedicated to Yabloko’s 25th anniversary will take place at the Centre for Documentaries on 25th and 26th December. The shooting team interviews about 60 people – Yabloko founders, leaders, activists and supporters.

The Yabloko team wishes you a Merry Christmas! May all your dreams come true!

Yabloko’s 25th anniversary

Decision by Yabloko Federal Council, 21.12.2018 Yabloko’s 25th anniversary takes place at a time that is not festive. At the same time, a quarter of a century is an important line to sum ups the results and estimate our abilities. It is important for us and for the country in general. Our country is involved […]

Yabloko asks Russia’s Foreign Ministry to find the residents of Ingushentia who went missing in Egypt

Press release, 20.12.2018 Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova demanded that Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov find the residents of Ingushentia who went missing in Egypt. On 14 August 2018 a number of Russian citizens from different regions of the country were detained in Cairo, Egypt. They came their to study religion. After a while some of […]

A budget of peace versus a budget of war

Decision of the Federal Council No 52, 20.12.2018 The YABLOKO party considers the federal budget for 2019 and 2020-2021 to be a desperate attempt by the authorities to preserve the current state of affairs. The bloated public sector of the economy, total inefficiency and corruption are the basis of the present system and do not […]

Yabloko proposes to give the right to vote to those who can not sign for the ballot

Press Release, 20.12.2018 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, offeres to provide an opportunity to vote with a facsimile signature to people who can not sign for receiving the ballot and put a mark in it. Vishnevsky submitted the corresponding amendments to the federal electoral law to […]

 Reverse the decision on the administrative prosecution of Lev Ponomarev! 

Decision of the Federal Council No 49, 19.12.2018  Following the decision of the Tverskoy Distroct Court a renowned human rights defender and political activist Lev Ponomarev was sentenced to a long-term administrative detention. Lev Ponomarev was brought to account for posting on the Internet some information about an event that was organised by the parents […]

Moscow municipal deputies can get the right to approve appointment and dismiss heads of districts administrations, heads of out-patient clinics and school principals

Press Release, 19.12.2018 Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova appealed to the Moscow parliament (the Moscow City Duma) urging deputies to support a bill that would allow municipal deputies to approve appointment of heads of districts administrations, heads of out-patient clinics and schools and kindergartens principals, heads of the state budgetary institution providing utility services to citizens […]

Build schools – build the future!

Decision of the Federal Council No 48, 19.12.2018 The YABLOKO party stands for the priority of education, development of future generations and creation of conditions for their self-realisation. High-quality and affordable education is the foundation of development and prosperity of the country. In the 21st century, it is the education which determines what countries will […]

Yabloko mark 25 years in action

ALDE, 17.12.2018 Yabloko, ALDE Party member party in Russia, held its Federal Council from 15-16 December in Moscow with more than 150 representatives of all the regional party branches gathering to discuss the situation in Russia as well as the ongoing reform of the party.

Boris Vishnevsky: Darkness is falling but we should bring on the sun rise

A speech by Boris Vishnevsky at the meeting of the Federal Council of Yabloko Press release, 17.12.2018 I see the current state of affairs as darkness before the sun rise. I can see that the darkness is falling but I hope that the sun will rise. It is our task to bring it on. We […]

Lev Shlosberg: We can hear you. We understand you. We will not give up. We will not betray you.

Lev Shlosberg’s speech at the meeting of Yabloko Federal Council Press release, 17.12.2018 Dear colleagues, supporters of our party and citizens of Russia! Millions of people in our country categorically disapprove of what is going on in our Russia now. Tens of millions of people do not believe that there is a way to change […]

The Federal Council of Yabloko spoke in favour of a large-scale reform of the party

Press Release, 16.12.2018 Yabloko will respond to the present challenges and threats with a large-scale modernisation of the party which envisages broadening the party membership and will be  based on Yabloko’s social-liberal values, political, moral and intellectual protest against the political system of lies and imitation formed by Vladimir Putin. This decision was made by […]