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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

All-Russia Forum of YABLOKO’s deputies took place in Moscow

Press release, 17.12.206

On Saturday, December 17, the All-Russia forum of YABLOKO’s deputies took place in Moscow. Deputies of regional parliaments and municipal deputies from the YABLOKO party shared their experience and discussed the plan of legislative work, local self-government problems and other issues. YABLOKO leaders and guest experts joined the discussion as well.

Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO Chair, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia, opened the Forum. She noted that YABLOKO has 223 deputies in 27 regions of Russia. The party is represented in the parliaments of St.Petersburg, Karelia, the Pskov and Kostroma Regions. 63 per cent of these people were nominted by YABLOKO, however, they are not members of the party, which is part of YABLOKO’s course for a broad democratic coalition.

It is not easy to be elected as YABLOKO’s deputy since it is a true opposition party which gives honest estimations and tells the truth. Slabunova stressed that one cannot overcome the deadlock without changing the government. However, such a stance is popular with the voters. According to “The SMS-Central Electoral Commission” of the Golos (‘Vote’) Association, the party gained about 6.1 per cent at the latest parliamentary election.

Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of YABLOKO’s Political Committee, noted that YABLOKO was the only party that was not part of pro-Putin majority but at the same time had factions in regional parliaments and was represented in a large number of municipalities.

In his speech Yavlinsky focused on the work of YABLOKO’s faction in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly which he used to head in the previous convocation of the regional parliament. The faction developed the strategy of development of St. Petersburg. The project was presented to governor of the city and president of the country since it is not possible to realise it without the support of the federal centre.

Yavlinsky also stressed that one cannot count that the situation in the country would improve itself one day. “No, it will not. We need a deliberate goal-seeking will and work in order to solve these problems,” he noted.

The way out is to change the president and the whole system “step by step, lawfully, in accordance with the Constitution”.

The current head of YABLOKO’s faction in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Boris Vishnevsky spoke about the activities of YABLOKO’s deputies. “YABLOKO never had the majority in the parliament but the voice of the party has always been heard clearly”. “That is because YABLOKO never kept silence. Our deputies always stood in the front line, they always supported the citizens, always expressed their opinion on the most important topics and never thought whether the authorities will approve of their stance or not,” he said.

YABLOKO deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov also said it was good for the voters to have a YABLOKO’s deputy. “Experience shows that deputies form other parties are afraid to stand against the government of the region. Therefore the voters come for help to our deputies,” he noted.

Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of Moscow branch of YABLOKO, told those present about YABLOKO’s role in creation and preservation of the local self-government institution in Russia. The period of formation of local self-government coincided with the time when YABLOKO had a faction in the State Duma. Sergei Mitrokhin developed a law on financial basis of the local self-government. The law provided “a financial paradise” for local self-government. However, after YABLOKO was “thrown out” of the State Duma, the law was redesigned fundamentally.

Lev Shlosberg, deputy of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly, Federal Political Committee member, spoke about the necessity of coordinated creation of regulatory acts by deputies of the legislative and representative bodies of government and local self-government elected from the YABLOKO party. He claims that YABLOKO’s deputies in regional parliament must try to pass the federal bills developed by YABLOKO for the State Duma.

Galina Shirshina, elected mayor of Petrozavodsk (2013-2015), adviser to YABLOKO Chair, named four major tasks which should solved by YABLOKO’s deputies – real representation of the interests of the citizens and solution of city problems, transparency of budget expenses, reduction of costs for staff and RR and, finally, introduction of new economic costs.

The participants of the Forum also discussed the new local self-government in Russia, the activities of a deputy and sustainable development of territories. They also adopted a declaration on the results of the reforms of the local self-government in Russia.