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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

“You feel that you are not alone in this hardship.” Yabloko regional branches held actions of writing letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 1.12.2022

Photo: The action in Chelyabinsk / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Actions in support of political prisoners were held in the regional offices of the Yabloko party past week. Hundreds of letters and postcards with words of support so needed by people deprived of their freedom are sent to their recipients across the country.

Many political prisoners write in their response letters that Yabloko and civil activists are doing very important work.

“I had to go through a lot of difficult moments during this time and I don’t know how I would have coped without your support! I received over a hundred letters (postcards, photographs, and drawings) with words of support and good wishes from different cities of Russia, as well as neighbouring countries!” Yabloko activists in Tatarstan cite the words from the response letter of political prisoner Andrey Boyarshinov.


Photo: The action in Kazan / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


Activists of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko focused this time on letters to women political prisoners, because the action took place on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.


Photo: The action in Novgorod / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


“Women and men participating in the action expressed their solidarity with women who are imprisoned for their anti-war stance, for their and our freedom, for the rights of people to independently decide the fate of their land and their people. We support and heartily embrace: Olga Smirnova, Alexandra Skochilenko and Victoria Petrova from St. Petersburg, Lilia Chanysheva from Ufa, Zarifa Sautieva from Ingushetia, Zarema Musaeva, Natalia Filonova from Ulan-Ude,” the leader of the Novgorod Yabloko Anna Cherepanova writes.


Members of the Saratov regional Yabloko branch, Yabloko supporters and civil activists in Saratov signed over 90 postcards that will be sent to 37 recipients. Among the recipients are Vladimir Kara-Murza, Sergei Ryzhov, Alexei Navalny, Ilya Yashin and many other political prisoners. In the coming days, letters will be sent even to the most remote regions of our country.


Photo: The action in Saratov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


“Some people come more often, some less often, but everyone understands the importance of this action. We receive answers to our letters and understand that the support is mutual: it is important for people on the other side to know that they are not forgotten and that the rule of law, human rights and humanism are not mere words for many. It is important for us, who are out of prison, that those convicted for the truth hold on and do not betray themselves. Besides, we understand that we are writing to very good, brave and honest people whom we meet in life, albeit in unfortunate circumstances,” Natalia Chubykina, Chair of the Novosibirsk regional branch of the party says.


Photo: The action in Novosibirsk / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


The Chelyabinsk regional branch of Yabloko published in its Telegram channel excerpts from the response letters of political prisoners to a permanent participant in Yabloko. One of them notes that this was “the first news from outside prison”.


The action, which Yabloko’s regional offices traditionally organise on the last Friday of the month, will take place in December earlier, so that greeting cards reach their recipients before the New Year holidays.


Photo: The action in Rostov-on-Don / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


In Moscow, one can sign a postcard or leave a letter to political prisoners in the lobby of the Yabloko office at the address: Moscow, Pyatnitskaya 31, building 2, on weekdays from 10:00 to 18:00.


One can send a letter independently with the help of our instructions ( ).


Photo: The action in Yekaterinburg / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Photo: Postcards “Freedom to Vladimir Kara-Murza” in Kazan / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


Photo: The action in Kemerovo / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


Photo: The action in Kirov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


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