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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

Archive for 'Yabloko Against the Government’s Pension Reform'

“They want to do their dirty business in silence, but we will not remain silent”

Rallies against the pension reform were held in Moscow and Russia’s regions Press Release, 30.07.2018 Rallies against raising the retirement age were held in many regions of Russia past weekend. The Yabloko party participated in the organisation of the events. In Moscow, the action in Sakharov Prospect gathered about 6,000 people. Anastasia Bryukhanova, 24-year-old municipal […]

The Novgorod branch of Yabloko held a second mass rally against raising the retirement age

Press Release, 19.07.2018 On 18  July, the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party held a second mass rally against raising the retirement age. About 300 people took part in it. The participants unanimously adopted a resolution in which they expressed no-confidence of President Putin, demanded the resignation of  Dmitry Medvedev’s government and labelled the ruling […]

Yabloko picketed the State Duma during the first reading of the bill on raising the retirement age

Press Release, 19.07.2018 On 19 July, State Duma deputies in the first reading supported the bill to raise the retirement age: 328 votes in favour and 104 – against. Before the plenary session, activists of Yabloko picketed the entrance to the State Duma building with a demand to dismiss the bill. Protest actions will continue […]

Yabloko’s picket by the State Duma against raising the retirement age

Press Release, 19.07.2018 Exactly one month ago, Sergei Mitrokhin was detained by the State Duma at a picket against the government’s pension reform, and was fined for violating Putin’s decree prohibiting citizens to protest [during the World Cup] until 25 July. A month later – the same place, the same action and the same police […]

The authorities of the Central Administrative District of Moscow refused to give permission for 33 pickets against the pension reform.

Yabloko is filing a lawsuit Press Release, 17.07.2018   The Yabloko party received a refusal from the Prefect’s Office of the Central Administrative District of Moscow to hold 33 pickets against the pension reform. Yabloko intends to appeal the refusals of the Prefect’s Office and Putin’s decree banning all the street actions during the World […]

The authorities in Moscow and St. Petersburg prevent Yabloko from holding rallies against the pension reform

Press Release, 11.07.2018 The Moscow Mayor’s Officel refused to give a permission to hold a protest rally on 18 July organised by Yabloko together with the Russian Confederation of Labor and a number of political parties against the government’s bill of raising the retirement age. The action was planned to be held in one of […]

The Yabloko faction in the Karelian parliament voted against raising of the retirement age.

Press Release, 12.07.2018 The Yabloko faction in the Karelian parliament voted against the government’s bill on raising the retirement age. However, most of the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia (24 votes against seven)  ​​supported the government’s bill. The Legislative Assembly also rejected Yabloko’s appeal to the State Duma deputies calling them not to […]

The Vologda branch of Yabloko to hold a picket against the pension reform and the increase of VAT

Press Release, 09.07.2018 On 18 July, the Vologda branch of Yabloko will hold a picket against the government’s bill on raising the retirement age and the increase of VAT.

The Karelian parliament to consider the deputies’ address to the State Duma MPs against raising the retirement age.

Press Release, 11.07.2018 Deputies of the Yabloko faction of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia Emilia Slabunova and Andrei Rogalevich submitted to the Karelian parliament an appeal to the State Duma against raising the retirement age. It will be considered at the final meeting of the Legislative Assembly in this political season tomorrow, on 12 July.

Yabloko took part in the rally for the dismissal of President Putin and Prime Minister Medvedev

Based on RIA Omsk-Inform information, 09.07.2018 The Omsk branch of the Yabloko party took part in the rally for the resignation of the Russian government. The rally was held on 8 July. Despite the fact that the Omsk City Hall tried to hinder holding of the rally, all the participants of the action were able […]

Yabloko against the pension reform: rallies, pickets, flash mobs and provision of an alternative

Activists of the party went into the streets together with thousands of fellow citizens Press Release, 04.07.2018 Since the end of June, a protest movement against raising the retirement age in the absence of any other measures of social protection of pensioners has been growing in Russia. Yabloko was the first political party that opposed […]


The World Cup in Russia began with a defeat: 5:0! The authorities scored five unanswered goals to the people. Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 16.06.2018 Even before the starting whistle, the account was opened by Russia’s Investigation Committee with a final arrest of long-resisting leader of the Serpukhov district [of the Moscow region] Alexander Shestun. At the […]

Raise of the retirement age is a pay-off for the results of presidential elections

Statement by Yabloko’s Bureau Press Release, 21.06.2018   The Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party adopted a statement on the government’s initiative to raise the retirement age. The statement runs that President Putin is really responsible for the consequences of the reform. As an alternative, Yabloko proposes to implement the proposals outlined in the presidential […]

Yabloko’s Alexei Yetmanov on the pension reform

Yabloko’s FB page, 25.06.2018 As an alternative to the Putin-Medvedev’s pension reform, Yabloko proposes to transfer dividends of state corporations to the pension fund. And Alexei Yetmanov, founder of the most successful independent trade union of Russia and member of the Yabloko party voiced another civilised recipe:

Why should they take money away only from pensioners, when they can squeeze all?

Grigory Yavlinsky on the government’s plans to raise the retirement age. Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 21.06.2018 Why did the government decide to raise the retirement age so rudely and so radically? Are they so brave that they are ready to go against the whole people? Look, already more than two million Russians have signed a petition […]

The authorities turned down Yabloko’s applications for rallies against raising the retirement age

In Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Omsk Press Release, 22.06.2018 The authorities turned down Yabloko’s applications for rallies against raising the retirement age in Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Omsk and proposed the party to hold rallies on the outskirts of the cities. The Yabloko party planned to hold a rally in Moscow on 3 July in the city […]

Yabloko held pickets by the State Duma against raising the retirement age

Sergei Mitrokhin detained and taken to the police station Press Release, 19.06.2018 On 19 June, the Yabloko party launched protest actions against a pension reform proposed by the government and envisaging raising of the retirement age. Members of the Moscow branch of Yabloko conducted a series of single-person pickets (which do not require any permission […]

Yabloko Party Official Detained In Moscow Over Pension Protest

Radio Liberty, 19.06.2018 MOSCOW — The head of the Russian opposition party Yabloko’s branch in Moscow, Sergei Mitrokhin, has been detained while protesting the government’s plan to increase the pension age. An RFE/RL correspondent saw police detain Mitrokhin as he protested alone in front of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, on June […]