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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

Yabloko leaders honoured the memory of politician Galina Starovoytova in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 20.11.2023

On the day of the 25th anniversary of the murder of State Duma MP and politician Galina Starovoytova,  Chairman of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko Alexander Shishlov, and Yury Shein, member of the Registrar Council of the Moscow Yabloko and General Director of the Regional Public Fund for Support of Science, Education and Culture named after Galina Starovoytova, laid flowers at the grave of Galina Starovoytova at the Nikolskoye cemetery in St.Petersburg. The service was performed by the Archbishop of the Apostolic Orthodox Church, Father Grigory (Mikhnov-Voitenko).

Also, members of Yabloko spoke at the memorial event commemorating Galina Starovoytova at the Interior Theatre; there were about 40 people. The soloist of the St. Petersburg Shostakovich Academic Philharmonic cellist Ilya Izmailov performed fragments of Bach’s Suite N1. Nikolai Belyak, the artistic director – director of the St. Petersburg State Interior Theatre, Vladimir Kostyushev, director of the St. Petersburg Public Foundation “Museum of Galina Starovoytova”, Yuliy Rybakov, State Duma deputy of the 1-3 convocations and others spoke at the event.


“Galina Starovoytova’s professional opinion, her academic knowledge, will and political instinct would undoubtedly help our country today. Then there was a time of bright people in politics, now it is the opposite, but we need to think about the future. The work of Galina Starovoitova lives on – the competition, which is held annually by the foundation named after her, helps to attract young people to learn and defend humanistic values, human rights and dignity,” Alexander Shishlov, Chairman of the St. Petersburg Yabloko, said.


Yury Shein, who worked with Galina Starovoytova in 1992-1993 in the Democratic Russia movement, emphasised that Galina Starovoytova would remain true to her principles and would be on the side of truth, goodness, and peace.


At the end of the evening, fragments of speeches and interviews with Galina Starovoitova and a selection of photographs from her family’s archive were shown. Many kind words were said by the speakers to Galina Starovoitova’s sister, Olga Starovoitova, who did a lot to perpetuate the memory of her sister and preserve and study her heritage.


Deputy Chairman of Yabloko Boris Vishnevsky noted that “every day we are becoming increasingly more convinced of how great this loss was, and how much we lack politicians like Galina Starovoitova today. She tirelessly and selflessly fought against any incitement of national hatred, realising how dangerous it was”.


“Galina Starovoitova was one of the first to understand how necessary it was to cleanse the state mechanism of people involved in the crimes of the totalitarian regime. It’s a pity that her idea of ​​adopting a law on lustration was not supported – in this case, we would have avoided many troubles and misfortunes for the country and its citizens,” Boris Vishnevsky emphasised.


Politician, human rights activist and State Duma deputy Galina Starovoitova was shot by hired killers in the entrance of her house in St. Petersburg on 20 November, 1998; her assistant Ruslan Linkov, who accompanied her, was seriously injured.