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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

The Forum of Yabloko Deputies: “We will do what we can and should do: help people and improve our competence.”

Press Release, 20.10.2023

Yabloko representatives in the regional legislative assemblies and city and municipal councils, discussed during the three-day forum the specifics of work of an opposition deputy, shared their experiences and analysed the most popular cases encountered in the practices of Yabloko deputies. The forum was organised by the Centre for Work with Local Self-Government Deputies of the Yabloko Party. The discussion was moderated by the head of the Centre, Irina Kopkina, and the deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, Boris Vishnevsky. The speakers of the forum were Sergei Mitrokhin, Maxim Kruglov and Yevgeniy Bunimovich (the Moscow City Duma); Emilia Slabunova (the Legislative Assembly of Karelia); Anna Cherepanova (the City Duma of Veliky Novgorod); Tatyana Pasman (the Pskov City Duma); Dmitry Rybakov (the Petrozavodsk City Council); Yevgeny Kaverzin and Vasily Eryomin (the Tomsk City Duma), as well as deputies from different municipalities.

Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, addressed the Forum with a welcoming speech. He noted the courage of Yabloko deputies to represent the party in government and local self-government in the current conditions. After that, for 1.5 hours, Yavlinsky answered questions from the audience.


“Our country is undergoing a difficult period. Our grandfathers and our parents survived such periods and preserved Russia. I want us to preserve Russia and pave the way for the future,” Yavlinsky said in conclusion.


Chairman of the Yabloko Party Nikolai Rybakov noted in his speech that one of the reasons for the developments in Russian and the world was the erosion out of politics of the values that people realised after the Second World War – the values of human life, dignity, and human freedom. “Now the politics of values is giving way to the politics of “interests.” And today, more than ever, it is poisoned by total hypocrisy,” Nikolai Rybakov noted.


According to Rybakov, despite different external circumstances, political “trends” and pressure, Yabloko has been doing important work for our country for 30 years – bringing values to politics. Yabloko leader expressed his certainty that the times of supreme value of human life, respect for human rights and freedoms would definitely come, sooner or later.


“In the meantime, we need to do what we can and should: help people, talk to them, inform and educate them, improve our competence, and form a team for the future. And the most important thing is not to allow yourself and others to give up,” Rybakov concluded.


The Forum also discussed the peculiarities of the work of an opposition deputy in the current conditions, as well as the specifics of the implementation of social policies, environmental protection, landscaping and improvement of municipal areas, and the exercise of deputies’ control and financial powers.

Commenting on the results of the three-day work of the Forum of Deputies, the head of the Yabloko Centre for Work with Local Self-Government Deputies, Irina Kopkina, said that the participants agreed to draw up a plan for delivering lectures for not only deputies, but also Yabloko supporters, activists and party members.


“The Centre proposes, without competing with other party structures, to focus on the creation and implementation of project-based systematic education of deputies, party supporters and party members under the programmes that could be compared with advanced training programmes in educational institutions of higher professional education ” Kopkina said.


The Centre plans to develop two or three educational programmes per academic year.


The Center identified the need to increase the competence of deputies in the field of public finances (their formation, expenditure, control over expenditure). In this regard, it is proposed to develop and launch the “Public Finances” programme with the participation of Yabloko’s and nonpartisan experts. The goal of such a programme should be to obtain and systematise basic knowledge in the field of public law, as well as financial and fiscal law.


The second programme targeting a wider range of listeners, could be the “Local Community Development Technologies” aimed at developing the skills in establishing interaction between different participants in public (socio-political) processes, developing partnerships to solve social problems, and gaining skills in working with citizens. The programme will be useful both for deputies and their assistants, as well as for heads of regional and local organisations, believes Irina Kopkina.


In the near future, the Centre will develop a more detailed curriculum.