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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 'Local and Municipal Elections 2017'

YABLOKO wins the municipal elections in Moscow

Press Release, 11.09.2017 According to data as of 8 am MSK, YABLOKO obtained 180 mandates in 51 municipal councils in Moscow in the elections of 10 September. In the Gagarinsky district, where President Putin voted, all 12 members of the council are now representatives of YABLOKO. In five other districts YABLOKO has a majority.

YABLOKO won the elections in six Russian regions: from Pskov in the North-West to Sakhalin in the Far East

Press Release, 11.09.2017, as of 14:00 In regional and local elections of 10 September YABLOKO’s managed to overcome the five per cent threashold in the Pskov region in the North-West, the Moscow region and the Sakhalin region in the Far East. YABLOKO candidates also won in their constituencies in the elections in the Krasnodar Territory, […]

Yabloko to open a Centre for New Municipal Policy

Press release, 11.09.2017 Yabloko will open a Centre for New Municipal Policy, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova said during a briefing on Monday. The Centre will coordinate the activity of Yabloko’s large team of municipal deputies including those, who were elected in Moscow and other regions on 10th September.

Electoral Commission is trying to deprive Yabloko and independent candidates of the majority in the local council of the Timiryazyevsky district, Moscow

Press release, 11.09.2017 According to Yabloko’s candidate for municipal deputy in the Timiryazevsky district Yulia Galyamina, the territorial electoral commission made a decision to recount the votes at the polling station No. 435. As a result, the coalition of Yabloko deputies (five candidates were elected; there are 15 members in the council on the whole) […]

Sergei Mitrokhin on the election results

FB post by Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of the Moscow YABLOKO, 11.09.2017 Congratulations to all the deputies who passed from YABLOKO and our support and all the civil activists whom we supported on behalf of the Moscow Rescue Committee. The total number of such deputies allow us to count on our participation in the Moscow mayoral […]

YABLOKO success in the elections of 10 September

Press Release (UPDATED as of 13:00), 11.09.2017 YABLOKO succeeded in the elections to regional and local parliaments held yesterday in Russia. YABLOKO’s teams also managed to overcome the five per cent threashold in in 19 municipalities in Russia, where elections on party lists were preserved (the Pskov region, the Moscow region and the Sakhalin region) […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on the election results

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 11.09.2017 Dear friends, Thank you for hearing us, that you came and supported us yesterday [at the elections]! You voted for YABLOKO! 180 deputies were elected yesterday from the YABLOKO party in 51 Moscow district. We became the second party as of the number of municipal deputies in the capital of […]

All deputies in the municipal council in Gagarinsky District of Moscow will by YABLOKO’s.

Grigory Yavlinsky Supporters Team FB post, 11.09.2017 In Gagarinsky district of Moscow, where Vladimir Putin voted, ALL 12 elected deputies will be YABLOKO’s! As of now, YABLOKO should get 180 municipal mandates, including the following municipalities: – Yakimanka – 9 (out of 10) – Tverskoy – 10 (out of 12) – Sokol – 7 (out […]

YABLOKO came second in the Moscow municipal elections

Based on the Interfax report, 11.09.2017 YABLOKO came second in Moscow (after the ruling United Russia) with 11.7 per cent in yesterday’s Moscow municipal elections as of the number of municipal deputies! YABLOKO should get about 176-177 mandates out of total 1502. Before this election YABLOKO had 25 municipal deputies in Moscow.

YABLOKO success in the elections

Press Release, 11.09.2017, as of 4:50 MSK 180 YABLOKO candidates won the municipal elections in Moscow. They will work in 51 Moscow municipalities. In the elections of the Pskov City Duma YABLOKO obtained 8.5 per cent. YABLOKO’s teams also managed to overcome the five per cent threashold in in 19 municipalies in Russia, where elections […]

Yabloko leaders summed up the first results of the election day

Yabloko became the second political force in Moscow Press release, 11.09.2017 Over 50 candidates (updated: 180 candidates were elected) will become deputies of municipal councils in Moscow. Yabloko also succeeded in the elections in the Pskov Region. Yabloko’s list was elected to the city parliament of Korsakov, the Sakhalin Region. Yabloko leaders made the following […]

Yabloko calls for resignation of Chair of Moscow Electoral Commission and claims that numerous violations of the elections take place all over the country

Press release, 10.09.2017 The Yabloko party calls for the resignation of Chair of the Moscow Electoral Commission Valentin Gorbunov for a deliberate dropping of the voters turnout in Moscow. The following statement was made by Yabloko Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov during a briefing at the Yabloko election headquarters.

Emilia Slabunova: The authorities’ actions against YABLOKO candidates in Yaroslavl are a political crime

Press Release, 8.09.2017 “All happening around our candidates is a political crime,” YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova said at a party rally for fair elections in Yaroslavl. “Because it is committed for political reasons, against political opponents – a specific political party and specific political leaders.” Emilia Slabunova came to Yaroslavl to support party candidates in […]

The working hours of the YABLOKO’s election headquarters on 10 September and the voting by the party leaders

Press Release, 07.09.2017 On a single voting day of 10 September, a hotline will be functioning in YABLOKO’s central office in Moscow. The hotline will receive phone calls on violations. Journalists will be able to receive information about the situation on the polling stations as well as comments from party leaders in YABLOKO’s Press Centre.

Sergei Mitrokhin to meet candidates for municipal deputies in their districts

Press release, 05.09.2017 On 6-8 September, Chair of the Moscow branch of Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin will have meetings with candidates for municipal deputies in Moscow in order to discuss the issues of the districts, where they are running for deputies.

Emilia Slabunova: Direct democracy and referendums will make Muscovites masters of their city

Why every Muscovite should vote in the municipal elections Emilia Slabunova blog post, 01.09.2017 Moscow is a city we live in, where we work and study, take children to schools and kindergartens, where we walk in parks and we go to shops. However, bureaucrats and officials have virtually deprived Muscovites of the right to determine […]

Municipal deputies in Moscow Region begin permanent pickets for resignation of governor by the presidential administration

Press release, 01.09.2017 On 4th December, municipal deputies will begin a series of permanent one-person pickets for the resignation of Governor Andrei Vorobyev by the presidential administration. Nikolai Dizhur, deputy of the Serpukhovskoi district, will take part in the action.

Nikolai Rybakov on Yabloko’s door to door municipal campaign

01.09.2017 That’s how we are conducting a door-to-door campaign. Nikolai Rybakov, YABLOKO Deputy Chairman, joined our candidates in campaigning.

Police seizes 130.000 copies of the Yaroslavl YABLOKO election leaflet criticising the Yaroslavl Mayor

Press Release, 01.09.2017 Today at 9 a.m., the police of the Kirov department of Yaroslavl seized 130,000 copies of the Yaroslavl YABLOKO election campaign newspaper. The police did not provide any documents for withdrawal, but referred to an anonymous statement that the publication contained illegal materials.

Moscow municipal elections from door to door: the way Yabloko candidates persuade their neighbours to vote

“The United Russia party supporters are extinct in Moscow” Article of the day, 30.08.2017 The Moscow municipal election campaign is entering the completion phase. About 700 Yabloko candidates are still running for municipal deputies despite the use of the administrative resource and the attempts to withdraw them from elections. Few people have got used to […]