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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 'Moscow City Duma Elections 2014'

Mikhail Petrov, YABLOKO member of the Moscow Electoral Commission: The decision of electoral commission to check all 100 per cent of signatures put in favour of candidates will hit not only the candidates from the opposition intending to run in the Moscow parliamentary elections

Press Release, 03.07.2014 Mikhail Petrov, YABLOKO member of the Moscow Electoral Commission said that the decision of Moscow district electoral commissions to check all 100 per cent of signatures put in favour of candidates is targeted against the candidates from the opposition intending to run in the Moscow parliamentary elections. According to the recent law, […]

YABLOKO against “rubber-stamping” Moscow City Duma

Press Release, 25.06.2014 An action against amendments to Moscow laws which limit the rights of Moscow City Duma deputies was held outside Moscow City Duma on June 25. The amendments are also called “deprofessionalizing”. The amendments were introduced yesterday and considered today at a special session. The amendments were supported by 32 deputies out of […]

YABLOKO conducted picketing against repressive and absurd laws outside the State Duma

Press Release, 01.07.2014 YABLOKO activists conducted picketing against repressive and absurd laws outside the State Duma today.

YABLOKO candidates to the Moscow City Duma detained in the North-West of Moscow

Press Release, 27.06.2014 Right now two candidates to the Moscow City Duma from the YABLOKO party – municipal deputies Grigory Semyonov and Mikhail Peskov – are locked in room No 503 of the Prefect’s Office of the North-West District of Moscow.

YABLOKO nominated candidates to run in Moscow City Duma elections

Press Release, 19.06.2014 On June 19, the conference of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO nominated candidates to run in 45 election precinct in the Moscow parliamentary elections. The delegates of the conference passed the list of candidates in the course of secret voting.

YABLOKO’s mobile reception office detained by police

Press Release, 20.06.2014 Police have just arrested YABLOKO’s activists who work at the mobile reception office of the party in the Strogino district, Moscow. YABLOKO’s municipal deputy Grigory Semyonov have also been detained. The activists have been taken to a police department to give evidence.

Moscow YABLOKO conference to nominate candidates to run in Moscow parliamentary elections

Announcement, 16.06.2014 Moscow YABLOKO Regional conference will nominate candidates to run in the Moscow City Duma elections. The list of 45 candidates will be validated by secret voting.

Sergei Mitrokhin to prepare the party for federal elections

Press Release, 11.06.2014 Sergei Mitrokhin took the decision not to run in the Moscow City Duma elections which will be held on September 14, 2014. Sergei Mitrokhin announced his decision at the meeting of Moscow YABLOKO Regional Council.


by the YABLOKO party and candidate from the party in the elections to the Moscow City Duma 1. The European vector of development based on the values of democracy, human rights, rule of law and inviolability of private property have no alternatives in Russia. Vladimir Putin’s policies towards international isolation of Russia and the conflict […]

The Moscow YABLOKO Regional Council recommended candidates to run in the Moscow parliamentary elections from the party

Press release, 11.06.2014 The Moscow YABLOKO Regional Council recommended candidates to be considered by the party conference to run in 41 precincts in the Moscow parliamentary elections. The meeting of the Regional Council lasted for seven hours and finished late at night. The candidates represented YABLOKO, other democratic parties and movements and independent candidates.

YABLOKO in Moscow

Nikolai Kavkazsky’s blog at Radio Liberty, 28.04.2014 Now I’m quite certain that I will participate in the Moscow City Duma elections as YABLOKO’s candidate. Why YABLOKO’s candidate? Because it’s the only registered democratic party which successively opposes the present regime and doesn’t make overtures to nationalism. Internationalism and resistance to xenophobia are one of the […]

“My Moscow” project is political cheating

Statement by the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, 22.04.2014 The Moscow authorities conduct absurd “elections before the elections” by means of the so called “coalition of well-known Muscovites” holding “primaries” between the candidates who will be later announced “public” candidates.

Galina Mikhaleva analysed party and electoral systems at scientific conference

Press Release, 21.04.2014 A scientific conference called “Political parties and its institutional environment: innovation, tradition, tendency” took place at Russian State University for the Humanities on April 18.

YABLOKO launches a mobile reception office

Press Release, 15.04.2014 On April 15 YABLOKO launched a mobile reception office in Moscow. Party activists receive Muscovites on urban issues and, in particular, on the problems of healthcare in Moscow.

Moscow Mayor approved of YABLOKO’s demand to provide all polling stations with touchscreen voting machines at Moscow City Duma elections

Press Release, 04.04.2014 According to the Vedomosti newspaper, Moscow Mayor’s Office requested the Central Electoral Commission for 3000 touchscreen voting machines to provide transparency and publicity at Moscow City Duma elections which will take place in September 2014.

Sergei Mitrokhin demanded openness and transparency from the Central Electoral Commission

Press Release, December 10, 2013 The round table at the Central Electoral Commission “Reform of the Party System and New Requirements to Legal Regulations of Elections” was marked by a scandal. The event quite unexpectedly turned out to be closed for the press.  

On the role and tasks of Russian democratic opposition

Decision by the Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO,19.11.2013 1. The country and the society have approached a qualitatively new condition The problems accumulated for the past 15-20 year: shifts from the principles and norms of democracy, cynical perversion of democratic ideas and slogans, using them for covering up theft and corruption, […]

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin agrees with the idea of returning the item “Against All” in the voting ballots

Interfax, 26.09.2013 Chairman of the YABLOKO party Sergei Mitrokhin supported the initiative to return the item “Against All” to the voting ballots.

On the increase of the number of deputies of the Moscow City Duma

Statement by the Regional Council of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, 18/09/2013 At present most of Muscovites do not have their representative in the Moscow City Duma. The Moscow City Duma elected in 2009 consists of 35 members representing two political parties only (the ruling United Russia has 32 deputies and the Communist Party has […]

YABLOKO held the fourth meeting with participants of the primaries for the Moscow parliamentary elections 2014

Press-release, May 17, 2013 On May 17 YABLOKO held the forth meeting with activists and candidates who will take part in the primaries for the Moscow City Duma elections in 2014, as the YABLOKO party provides half of the places on the party’s list of candidates to civil activists. As of today about 140 people […]