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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

An event dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Academician Alexei Yablokov was held at Yabloko

Press Release, 4.10.2023

On 3 October, a screening of the film “Yablokov” was held at the office of the Yabloko party. The film is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Alexei Vladimirovich Yablokov, an outstanding scientist, public and political figure, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the leader of the Green Russia faction of the Yabloko party. The memorial event was attended by the widow of the scientist Dilbar Klado, members of the Green Russia Faction of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov and Olga Tsepilova, Co-Chairman of the Union of Environmental Organisations of Moscow Andrei Frolov, Executive Director of the non-profit organisation “Council on Marine Mammals” Dmitry Glazov, Chairman of the Ryazan branch of Yabloko Konstantin Smirnov and others. Before watching the film, the participants of the event shared their memories of Alexei Yablokov.

According to Olga Tsepilova, the current leader of the Green Russia Faction of the Yabloko party, Academician Yablokov was a scientist who constructed reality. “He really constructed reality: social and political. Even after settling in the village of Petrushovo, he, being a non-believer, decided to build a chapel there in order to construct the reality of his involvement in the village community, which gave him the opportunity to live comfortably and friendly in this environment,” Tsepilova said.


Photo: Olga Tsepilova /Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


The widow of academician Yablokov, Dilbar Klado, spoke about how the traditional holiday “The Top of Summer”, once invented by the couple, took place in Petrushovo this summer. Dilbar Klado read out letters of gratitude from guests of Petrushovo, who were attending the festival for the first time.


Yablokov is loved not because he was a world-famous scientist, an honest and uncompromising politician.


“He was a very kind and warm person,” the Academician’s widow said. “Not only did he just studied whales and dolphins, he saved them. Not only did he just explore the Chernobyl’s stains in Russia, but cared about the health of the people who were living there. Not only did he published data about the “yellow children” of Yakutia, those who suffered from work in the gold mines, those who lived on the edges of the crater of the so-called “peaceful atomic explosions”… The final point of his work was always the concrete benefit to people. And I am proud that I helped him in this,” Dilbar Klado noted.

Photo: Dilbar Clado / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


Andrei Frolov, an environmentalist and Co-Chairman of the YablokovGoda (Yablokov of the Year) organising committee, spoke about why Academician Yablokov was a member of the Yabloko party. When environmentalists registered their party, they collected 30,000 signatures and took them to the Ministry of Justice. At that moment, a law was passed according to which 50,000 signatures had to be provided to create a party. “Yablokov said that he did not have time [for a new collection of signatures], and he would join Yavlinsky’s party. When asked why specifically Yavlinsky, Yablokov replied that he was the only politician who had a theoretical understanding of what had been happening to Russia and what needed to be done in order for us to get out of this impasse. That is, Yablokov tried to find a person who was similar to him, and corresponded to his ideal in terms of his way of thinking and style of behavior,” Andrei Frolov said.


Photo: Andrei Frolov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


Konstantin Smirnov, the leader of the Ryazan branch of Yabloko, and editor-in-chief of the online media Vid Sboku (A View from the Side), said in his speech that he would like to highlight the two traits of Alexei Yablokov. The first was that the Academician, together with his wife Dilbar Klado, were the creators of the cultural infrastructure of the village of Petrushovo in the Ryazan region. The second important feature of Yablokov was that the scientist was the founder of environmentalism as a political activity. Enumerating the environmental projects that Yablokov worked on, Konstantin Smirnov noted that the Ryazan region has a lot to thank the scientist for, in addition to the development of the village of Petrushovo.

Photo: Konstantin Smirnov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


According to Nikolai Rybakov, Chairman of the Yabloko party, ecologist, and a member of the Green Russia Faction of the party, Alexei Yablokov was one of those rare people who was interested not only in global issues of saving the world, but also in the private problems of the “little” person.


“Now it would have been certainly very difficult for him to live, speak, and create… Because everything that Alexei Vladimirovich did during his life has been being trampled. The policies of saving people, are now replaced by the policies of killing people,” Rybakov stressed. “Yablokov really did a lot to make thousands of people believe that they could change something in their country, do something and bring real benefit, even without being great academicians and scientists.”

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


The next event within the framework of “Yablokov of the Year” will take place at the Darwin Museum in Moscow on 12 November. Everyone is invited to the conference and public forum “The Yablokov Day”. The forum starts at 12:00.