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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 have defended the garden, which means you can do more”: the head of Yabloko called on Yekaterinburg residents to support Yabloko’s course for peace at elections

Е1.RU, 8.09.2023

Nikolai Rybakov, Chairman of the United Democratic Party Yabloko, visited Yekaterinburg on the eve of the elections to the City Duma. He came to support his fellow party members, talk about the strategy of peaceful change with which they are going to voters, and urge the residents of the city to take part in the elections. Read the interview and learn about why politics is a matter of concern for everyone now and how ordinary people can influence fundamental government decisions.

— Nikolai, please tell us about the purpose of your visit to Yekaterinburg. What would you like to tell the people in the Urals on the eve of the elections, what messages Yabloko would like to convey?


— For many years I have been traveling around Russia in August and September to support our election candidates in different regions. Today any election is more important than ever. We, politicians, regard them as opportunities for communication and honest conversations with voters. And for people, this is a chance to vote and support the platform of the party proposed for elections. Whether the state’s policy will change depends on the results of these elections. It is very important how people in one of the largest and one of the most significant cities in Russia will vote on the most important issue now: the issue of peace. There is a party that advocates peaceful changes – Yabloko. We are now participating in elections in 13 regions, and all our candidates are campaigning under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom”.


— You encourage citizens to go to the polls. How do you assess Yabloko’s chances in Yekaterinburg and why are people generally reluctant to go to the polls?


— Many people are prevented from going to the polls by believing that their votes decide nothing. But only a person himself/herself can answer the question of whether he/she decides something in his/her city and country or not, whether he/she can influence something or not. I came to a rally to protect a gardern in Yekaterinburg and saw how people defended what was dear to them. And I don’t understand why people can come out to defend a garden, but cannot come to the polls. After all, you have experience of victories, when society, united, was able to achieve something in their struggle against the authorities. You can move a little further [in the way of protection of your rights] than the garden. Now we are increasingly drifting away from the world, and in order to get closer to it, we need a political will, and it will be there when society starts talking about it – not in the kitchens or on social media, but peacefully, safely, legitimately and effectively – during elections. Putting a tick is the easiest way to say that a person agrees with the course towards peace that Yabloko has been talking about.

— Please, tell us more about your fellow party members who will participate in the elections in Yekaterinburg. What kind of people are they?


— In Yekaterinburg, Yabloko’s list includes 19 candidates, plus 25 people running in single-mandate constituencies. These are people of different generations and fields of work, but they all live and work in Yekaterinburg. These are scientists, students, local entrepreneurs who pay taxes to the state, feel responsible for their environment, and also want to influence the decisions made by the authorities. The leader of the list is Konstantin Kiselyov, a well-known politician in Yekaterinburg and in the country, a current Yekaterinburg City Duma deputy. We also have on our list Gray Boltachyov, Doctor of Sciences and a researcher at the Institute of Electrophysics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He knows firsthand what the education sector needs. We have many young people: Elizaveta Kazantseva, Polina Berezkina and others. They also want to live in their hometown, freely express their opinions and look into the future with confidence.


— What tasks and problems will your candidates solve here in the region?


— In Yekaterinburg we have a large programme of what to do at the city level. This includes education, the sphere of urban development, environment, healthcare and transport. When they say that everything have to be developed at once in the country, this is impossible. It is always a matter of priorities. We stand for investing finances in the intellectual, economic and human potential of the country, and the environment. And we want this to become the state’s priority for the future. All this will be possible to solve only if the current state of affairs changes.


— If the residents of the city come to the polls and support Yabloko, how do you see the further development of the situation?


— You see, the authorities will also look at the elections for the following: whether people will come to say that they want changes, or they won’t come, which means everyone is happy with everything. The election results may become a signal for the state that it is time to reconsider some of its decisions. Yabloko does not advocate revolutionary changes: in the history of Russia their cost for the people have always been very high. On the contrary, we propose to draw conclusions from the past lessons and choose the path of peaceful transformation, conduct dialogue with people, talk, openly discuss the problems that exist, and solve them together. Whether such a cultural and intellectual city as Yekaterinburg will support the course of Yabloko will become known in the elections.