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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

Activists from YABLOKO’s Gender Faction meet with representatives of the Women’s Organisation of the Swedish People’s Party of Finland

Press Release, January 30, 2014

Today activists from YABLOKO’s Gender Faction held a meeting with representatives of the Women’s Organisation of the Swedish People’s Party of Finland – Carola Sundquist, Chair, and Tatyana Ljungqvist, Vice Chair – at the Moscow office of the YABLOKO party. The topic of discussion was the women’s movement in Finland. Olga Radayeva, Deputy Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender Faction, moderated the discussion.image

The event was opened by the Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender Faction Galina Mikhaleva. She recalled that once Finland was a part of Russia, but in spite of the historical interaction, Finland made a great progress in gender equality as compared to Russia. “Nevertheless, even in Finland, despite this progress, there is still a lot of questions related to conventional gender roles and the conservative moods of the population,” she said.
Mikhaleva also noted that Russia and Finland had been moving in different directions; whereas Finland was actively developing in gender equality issues, while Russia was moving toward patriarchal trends – the “conservative turn” according to Russia’s President.

Tatiana Ljungqvist told that she moved to Finland in the early 1990s from Novosibirsk.

In Finlad she is producer, just as she was in Russia. “I moved to a small village on the coast of Finland, where most of population was Swedish speaking, and certainly I also studied Finnish,” Tatyana said. According to Tatyana, if a person is active in Finland, then he or she very naturally gets involved in political and social movements, she herself started her political career with the topic of migration.image

Ljungqvist also told about women’s rights in the history of Finland, as well as about establishment of Women’s Organisation. “I am mainly dealing with organization and planning,” she said.

There are only 30 local branches of the party across the country, which is due to a comparatively small size of the territory and the size of the Swedish speaking population amounting to six per cent of the total population, i.e. 330,000 people. “Our most important activity is support of our local branches and work with them. If they are not very active, our job is to stir them up, ” Ljungqvist said. And this involves carefully thought over strategies how this can be done.

“In general women in the regions want to have discussions over a cup of coffee. We have been trying to show them that if they run for municipal elections, they will have more opportunities to make important decisions affecting, for example, their children,” she said. To do this party analyses the situation in the regions, collects proposals from the regional branches and develops a special strategy for each region.

imageCarola Sundquist, Chair of the Woman’s Organisation of the SFP party, noted that she came from a small town with 20,000 inhabitants only. She said that she had been very active in the women’s faction of the Swedish People’s Party for four years already.

Carola Sundquist also told that the SFP Women’s Faction was over 100 years, in fact the organisation emerged when women were granted suffrage in 1906. “And now and then we have been fighting for one of the main things – equal pay for men and women. Unfortunately, this issue can not be solved so quickly, but we try,” she noted.image

Sundquist added that one of the causes of unequal approach to salaries is that women spend many years at home raising children. A woman’s wage stops growing exactly at the moment when her children come. Also the place where a woman lives is of great importance, as many of women live in the countryside prefer to stay at home. At the same time, according to different studies, the most successful companies are those where an equal number of men and women work.

imageAnother priority in the work of the SFP Women Organization is work in counteracting violence against women. Sundquist noted that every year 20-25 women are killed due to domestic violence. Such statistical data raised concern in the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women which took a decision to adopt active measures in dealing with such a situation. On the 27th of November, the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, Finland hosts various events dedicated to this topic.

In addition, the SFP Women’s Faction has been fighting for the law against prostitution. This law operates in Sweden, but Finland has no such law. “Our colleagues have been working closely with Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson, they are investigating the issue, and it has become clear in the course of such work that our country needs such a law,” Carola Sundquist noted.

At the end of the meeting the guests answered numerous questions from the audience, including the specifics of the electoral system in Finland and the juvenile justice system.