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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 7th Yablokov Readings dedicated to the anniversary of ecologist Academician Alexei Yablokov held in St.Petersburg

Press Release, 26.10.2023

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 25 October, the 7th Yablokov Readings were held at the House of Journalists in St. Petersburg. The readings were dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Alexei Yablokov (1933-2017), an outstanding scientist, ecologist, head of the Yabloko Green Russia faction, and public and political figure. In 2006, Alexei Yablokov, together with a large group of like-minded people, joined the Yabloko party and until his last day headed the Green Russia Faction of the Yabloko party, while remaining a recognised leader of the environmental movement in Russia.

The conference was attended by environmental scientists, activists, public figures, politicians and journalists. Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party Grigory Yavlinsky addressed the participants of the conference.


Grigory Yavlinsky noted that Academician Yablokov was the rare scientist who understood politics. The greatness of Alexei Yablokov lies in the fact that he foresaw many events and gave them socio-political significance. In particular, the problem of climate warming was discussed by Acad. Yablokov as a political vector of ecology. “He took the first step to connect environmental policy with the policies pursued by the state,” Yavlinsky noted. “You and I are lucky that such a person as Acad. Yablokov did us honour by working with us.”

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky (video) / Photo by Maxim Dynnikov


The topics for discussion at the conference were current global and Russian environmental problems, as well as the contribution of Acad. Yablokov to the creation and development of environmental policies in Russia and in the world. The conference included sessions dedicated to environmental “hot spots” on the map of Russia, climate problems and features of regional cooperation in the field of environmental safety.

Photo (from left to right): Tatyana Artemova, Yelena Akentyeva, Nikolai Rybakov, Anna Smirnova, Alexei Kokorin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov made a report on environmental problems in Russian regions. Having visited almost all Russian regions in recent years, Rybakov gave an overview of the common problems that Russians continue to face: air and surface water pollution, worn-out infrastructure that cannot cope with emissions, and significant accumulated environmental damage. Among the systemic problems, Rybakov noted increased pressure on environmental NGOs, initiative groups and the media leading to weakening of public control and increase in corruption. In conclusion, Rybakov noted that the principle of saving people, the unconditional value of human life, should become decisive for all state policies in Russia – both in environmental issues and in matters of international relations.


Olga Tsepilova, Chair of the Green Russia faction of the Yabloko party and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, made a report on the creation and development of the environmental spectrum of civil society in Russia. She noted that the process of de-ecologicalisation of environmental policies. “However, actually existing environmental non-governmental organisations, the core of which was formed in the late 1980s – early 1990s, having suffered significant losses from the beginning of the 2000s to the present stage of development, taking into account the huge potential of previous years of development, have remained the strongest sector of the civil society. This is the greatest contribution of Alexei Yablokov to the development of civil society in Russia,” Olga Tsepilova noted.


Andrei Talevlin, a member of the Federal Bureau of Yabloko, Candidate of Legal Sciences, and an Associate Professor at Chelyabinsk State University, emphasised the need to use legal procedures in protecting human rights and freedoms, including the right to a favorable environment.


Vladimir Desyatov, a member of Yabloko, Executive Secretary of the Yablokov Readings, People’s Deputy of the USSR (1989-1991) and presidential envoy in the Khabarovsk Territory (1991-1993), made a report on the foundations of legal base for environmental protection in Russia laid by Acad.Yablokov.


Andrei Zolotkov, an expert in the field of nuclear and radiation safety, a Yabloko member from Murmansk, a people’s deputy of the USSR from the Murmansk region in 1990s, spoke about the period when, after the collapse of the USSR, Acad.Yablokov was invited by President Yeltsin as a presidential adviser on enironment and healthcare, and then headed the Commission on Environmental Safety in the Russian Security Council. Under his leadership, secret data was collected about the Soviet Union’s disposal of radioactive waste in the seas. Alexei Yablokov convinced President Yeltsin to declassify this data and publish it. This publication is known throughout the world as the “White Book”, or “The Yablokov Report”.


Dmitry Rybakov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Council of Deputies of Petrozavodsk, spoke about the practices of protecting environmental rights of citizens in the work of a deputy. Chair of the Volgograd Yabloko Galina Boldyreva made a report on the activities of the Ecology Club, which works on environmental education of citizens and the protection of environmental rights.

Photo: Dilbar Klado (via video call), widow of Acad.Yablokov / Photo by Maxim Dynnikov


A report on the implementation of the Yablokov of the Year series of events dedicated to the Acad. Yablokov’s anniversary was made by Dilbar Klado, widow of Alexei Yablokov, President of the Yablokov Foundation and a member of the Yabloko party. The events included a press conference “Chernobyl as a Monument to Human Madness” held at the office of the Yabloko party on the 37th anniversary of the disaster on 26 April, 2023, and screening of the film “The Space of Chernobyl”; an evening in memory of Alexei Yablokov held on 3 October, Acad.Yablokov’s 90th anniversary, where the documentary film “Yablokov” was shown.


The full programme of the Yablokov Readings is available here. The 7th conference Yablokov Readings was included in the series of commemorative events within the framework of Yablokov of the Year series. On 13 November, as part of the anniversary events, a conference and public forum “Alexei Yablokov Day” will be held at the Darwin Museum in Moscow.


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