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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 Yabloko candidates won the Moscow City Duma elections. They will seek the release of political prisoners

Press Release, 9.09.2019

According to preliminary data, all four Yabloko candidates to the Moscow City Duma won in their constituencies. This means that a new Moscow City Duma may see a faction, which will include Sergei Mitrokhin, Yevgeny Bunimovich, Maxim Kruglov and Daria Besedina. This will be the largest fraction in the entire history of the Yabloko participation in the Moscow City Duma elections.

Photo (from left to right): Yabloko deputies in the new Moscow City Duma – Yevgeny Bunomovich, Daria Besedina, Maxim Kruglov and Sergei Mitrokhin

On the evening of 8 September, Yabloko leaders held a briefing in the central election headquarters of Yabloko, during the briefing the first results of a single voting day were summed up.


The leader of Yabloko, Grigory Yavlinsky, called the struggle for the release of political prisoners among the priorities of the party faction in the new Moscow City Duma, “We see our task as the struggle for the release of political prisoners. There are many of them, they receive inadequate imprisonment terms, which have nothing to do with law, because there is not even a corpus delicti. These young people, whom they are now breaking their lives, are right, because the authorities have been rigging the elections for 25 years. A new generation has come who is tired of this, they will not put up with this.”


Grigory Yavlinsky thanked all four candidates from Yabloko for supporting voters. According to Yavlinsky, such results are largely due to the fact that “the Russian authorities – both the federal and the Moscow authorities – managed to conduct such an amazing campaign that has never taken place in Russia yet. “They staged an endless massacre in the streets, thanks to which people learned that there is the Moscow City Duma.”


Nikolai Rybakov, head of Yabloko election headquarters, emphasised that the Moscow City Duma campaign “was a real battle”. “In Moscow, we won the battle for the change in the country. We won against all those who represented the ruling party: United Russia, the Communists, the LDPR Party, despite all the dirt, counteraction and administrative resources [employed against opposition],” he said.


Rybakov also stressed that the party’s result in the elections to the Moscow city parliament was the best for the entire time that Yabloko participated in these elections. Rybakov also thanked the voters who voted for the party candidates, “We will do our best to change our country. We are very grateful to you for the tremendous support you have given us.”


“I have never seen so much pouring dirt and incredible abomination in the Moscow elections,” said Yevgeny Bunimovich, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Moscow, who managed to win an extremely tough campaign in Moscow electoral district No.6.


“But I have never met so many people who have not believed in this dirt and filth,” he continued. “I went around all the courtyards of our district and talked with people of different views. And they all spoke about one thing: they were tired. They are tired of the lies and reluctance [of the authorities] to hear people. It is impossible to bear anymore and, it seems to me, it is time for everyone to understand this.”


Bunimovich also addressed federal media reporters attending the briefing. “When you do not show the developments taking place in the city and country, you want to tell us: you do not exist,” the politician said. “But now I have a feeling that if you continue not showing this, it will mean that you do not exist.”


Chair of Yabloko Emilia Slabunova noted that the work of the Central Electoral Commission and subordinate electoral commissions was not credible, so the leadership of the Central Electoral Commission should resign.


Commenting on the preliminary results of the vote, Slabunova noted that Yabloko’s candidates were “precisely those deputies whom citizens wanted”. “In Moscow, St. Petersburg and other regions of the country, our deputies are the people that every city, region and country as a whole needs so much now,” Slabunova emphasised.


Alexander Gnezdilov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, in his turn, recalled that before the election a number of strong candidates from Yabloko who collected thousands of Muscovites’ signatures in their support [according to the requirements of the law] and would be effective deputies, were not allowed to run.


“But neither this, nor the dirt on the part of the authorities acts,” Gnezdilov said. “People across the country, from the Far East to the western regions, demonstrate a will to change the power – both at the personal level and the level of the system, political institutions and attitudes towards people. This process have begun at full speed, and our task is to switch from the municipal and regional level to the federal level in 2021 and in 2024. So that it will become a road to freedom and prosperity, we all want our country to follow,” Gnezdilov said.


According to Ivan Bolshakov, political director of Yabloko’s electoral headquarters, the results of the vote mean that “Muscovites and residents of other cities told the authorities that all the thieves in the country that they don’t want to put up with it anymore, they want changes, they are not to be intimidated, deceived or fooled.” People see very well what is dirt and what is true, he said.


The election results are an important starting point from which changes will begin in Russia, that will lead to the fact that sooner or later not only justice will prevail, but democracy will finally emerge in our country, people will be able to choose their own government and determine how their country will live, Bolshakov noted.