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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

Actions in memory of murdered politician Boris Nemtsov were held in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities were held with support of the Yabloko party

Press Release, 25.02.2019

The Yabloko party participated in the actions commemorating Boris Nemtsov. The actions took place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Saratov and other Russian cities on Sunday, 24 February, 2018.

In Moscow, Yabloko activists formed a column with a banner “Yabloko is the party of peace and is against war! ”. The column was headed by Grigory Yavlinsky, the party founder and Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Party, Emilia Slabunova, Chair of Yabloko, Nikolay Rybakov, Deputy, Chairman of the party, Sergey Mitrokhin, Yevgeny Bunimovich and Valery Borshchyov, members of the Federal Political Committee.

Grigory Yavlinsky imposes political responsibility for the murder of Boris Nemtsov on Russian President Vladimir Putin, since Nemtsov was his political opponent. “This murder is unconditional evidence of an authoritarian, semi-criminal government in Russia. Our action is against such a government and against such a policy,” Yavlinsky said. He also noted that none of the participants was satisfied with the investigation of the murder. According to Yavlinsky, those who ordered the murder, have not been named yet. “If there are no such demonstrations, there is no chance that the perpetrators will ever be brought to justice,” he added.

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky


Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair, noted that the day of the March was also a day of political protest: “Today we are saying no to war and political reprisals that became part of daily news”.


Anyone can be brought behind bars for criticism of the government, she stressed. “We demand political reform, we demand a change in foreign policy, we demand to announce the names of those who ordered and organised the murder of Boris Nemtsov,” Emilia Slabunova said.

Photo: Emilia Slabunova and Nikolai Rybakov


Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chairman, stressed that people with different demands, from environmental to political, came to the demonstration. “It is important that such rallies are taking place not only in Moscow and St. Petersburg, but also in other regions of the country,” he noted. “The authorities put obstacles to such actions because they do not want to listen to people and an alternative point of view.”


In St. Petersburg, Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly, was one of the moderators of the rally.


“We have gathered here not only to honor Boris Nemtsov, but also to demand an investigation of his murder, punishment for those who ordered and organised it, achieve what Boris Nemtsov dreamed about: that the country becomes free, democratic and prosperous,” Boris Vishnevsky said opening the rally. Vishnevsky announced a minute of silence in memory of all the victims of political assassinations.

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky


Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Chair of the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko also spoke at the rally. Kuznetsova stressed that Boris Nemtsov personified freedom, and many people hoped that Russia would be free.

Photo: Participants of the rally in St. Petersburg


The action in memory of Nemtsov was also held in Saratov. Alexander Yermishin, Chairman of the Saratov branch of Yabloko, noted in his speech that the views of Yabloko and Boris Nemtsov had not always coincide, but “we were always united by a common vision of the future of Russia – that of a free, democratic, European country”, “a country free of corruption and other manifestations that are so characteristic of the present government “.


Activists of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko came to honor the memory of Boris Nemtsov, who had been the first Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region in 1991-1997, to the Theatre Square. Activist of the branch of Yabloko in Bashkiria laid flowers to photographs of Boris Nemtsov at the monument to victims of political reprisals in Ufa. In Yekaterinburg, it was decided to hold a rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov on the day of the murder, 27 February. The Tambov branch of Yabloko held a series of one-person pickets (that do not require permission from the city authorities) in memory of Boris Nemtsov; on 27 February, members of the regional branch of the party will lay flowers and light candles by the city monument to victims of political reprisals.


A picket in memory of Boris Nemtsov was held in Oryol. Yabloko activists managed to get a permission for the picket only through the court as the city authorities refused to give a permission to the memorial action. Sergei Zaitsev, Chair of the Oryol branch of Yabloko, represented the interests of the organisers of the mass picket in court.


Politician and statesman Boris Nemtsov was shot dead on the Big Moskvoretsky Bridge by the Kremlin walls in Moscow on27 February, 2015.