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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

On Russia and its citizens

Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March 2023

Published on 21.04.2023

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Mutual distrust and intolerance towards opponents have been deliberately imposed on people in modern Russia. Sanctions under “political articles” have appeared in the legislation and are being tightened; and political repressions are rapidly intensifying in the country.

At the same time, an atmosphere of anger, hatred, a desire to punish, morally persecute and even physically eliminate Russian citizens is deliberately stirred up in Russian and foreign, mostly Russian-speaking, social media. Some opposition activists (mostly those who left Russia) have deliberately created labels to harass and suppress people of a wide variety of professions, views and levels of social activity. We are talking here not only about the Russian bureaucracy and the employees of the regime. The persecution is targeted at all the Russian inhabitants remaining in the country.

We are categorically against the propaganda of hatred and harassment, we consider it unacceptable to insult Russians and incite people against Russians on the basis of citizenship.

The Party believes that all adult citizens of Russia, without exception, bear unconditional responsibility for what is happening, although the responsibility is different.

However, the greatest share of the responsibility lies, in addition to the authorities, on the so-called elite and that part of the post-Soviet intelligentsia that vehemently supported the reforms of the 1990s and those who conducted them, urged to vote either for Vladimir Putin, or “for anyone except …”, or the organisers of the “Russia for Russians marches”, then for the communists, the [Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s nationalistic and populist] LDPR Party and the [pro-Putin] Just Russia Party.


The Yabloko Party took part in the federal elections eleven times, each time offering citizens a professionally developed economic and political alternative. In the conditions of the political and economic system created in the 1990s and based on the criminal merger of power and property, and growing falsifications, we could not get enough support, although millions of citizens voted for us. This is our responsibility.


In the current extremely difficult conditions, we continue to engage in politics in Russia: in the interests of our country and our fellow citizens.


The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko makes a conscious and principled choice of the path with our Russian people and our homeland. We will stay with our people, no matter what happens. We consider ourselves responsible for people and the future of the country.


Engaging in politics in today’s Russia means telling the truth and doing everything possible to prepare for the implementation of the country’s strategic perspective corresponding to the 21st century: when Russia is in union with Europe, when human rights and freedoms are guaranteed in Russia, the possibility of development, competition and creativity constitute the basis of life, and a democratic state, which is accountable to the people and with regularly changing government, serves the people.


The most important tasks are to overcome the “learned helplessness” imposed on people by the current regime, and doubting one’s own strengths and the capabilities of society, as well as to reject the populist attempts to rely on some kind of a magical technology or external force. What is needed now is political sobriety and honesty, an awareness of the causes of the catastrophe and starting to create the basis for the future while taking into account the experience, lessons and mistakes.


We do not intend to leave Russia and will share its fate. We are ready to fight politically for our vision of the future of Russia as an organic part of Europe and the EU. We also wish Ukraine to be a free, independent, sovereign, democratic and successful European state with its own identity and culture. Actually, we wish Ukraine everything that we wish Russia.


The future of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Europe and the world is in freedom, human rights, and the triumph of humanitarian principles. This is our patriotism and our love for our Motherland.


We are working and will continue to work in Russian politics to accomplish this.


Grigory Yavlinsky,

Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of

the Yabloko party




On the stand of the Yabloko party in connection with the special military operation and the challenges of the near future. Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March, 2023


On the future of Russia. Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March, 2023


A ceasefire is the first and inevitable step towards peace. Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March, 2023


The Federal Political Committee of Yabloko: Grigory Yavlinsky’s article “Just Stop!” expresses the official political stance of Yabloko. Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March, 2023


 “Just Stop!”, article by Grigory Yavlinsky published by the Novaya Rasskaz-Gazeta, 5 February, 2023


On the work of the party in the present conditions.  Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March, 2023


“On the priority steps to bring to an end the killing of people in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict” Resolution of the Yabloko Party Congress, dated 16 April, 2022


“On urgent measures to prevent a possible nuclear conflict”, decision by the Federal Political Committee of 29 September, 2022


“On the critical need for an early ceasefire as soon as possible”, decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 20 October, 2022