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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 Mayoral Elections 2013'

Grigory Yavlinsky announced collection of signatures for direct elections of mayors, governors and senators – without any filters or restrictions

Press Release, 03.10.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko’s presidential candidate, initiated the collection of signatures for the return of direct elections of mayors, governors and members of the Federation Council – without any restrictions or filters. He launched this initiative on the website. Direct elections are one of the key points of Yavlinsky’s presidential electoral programme.

Grigory Yavlinsky proposed to nominate Sergei Mitrokhin candidate for Moscow Mayor in 2018

Kommersant, 16.05.2016 Chair of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky proposed to nominate Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of Moscow YABLOKO, candidate for Moscow Mayor at the elections of 2018. “I think that in 2018, when the elections take place, YABLOKO will participate in them. And we will have a tandem between the candidates – presidential and […]

A court hearing on the Alfa Bank lawsuit to YABLOKO to take place tomorrow

Press Release, 29.05.2014 Tomorrow, on May 30, a hearing on the lawsuit from Alfa Bank and one of its heads and oligarch Mikhail Fridman to YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Izvestia newspaper will take place in the Moscow Arbitration Court.

Mitrokhin thanked the election observers

Press Release, October 4, 2013 Sergei Mitrokhin conducted a meeting with the election observers at YABLOKO’s office on October 3. Secretary of YABLOKO’s Political Committee Galina Mikhaleva and coordinator of YABLOKO’s election observation programme Evgenia Vlasova participated in the meeting.

YABLOKO participated in the discussion on election legislation reform

Press Release, October 3, 2013 The Committee of civil initiatives conducted a conference on “The first single voting day: results, tendencies, perspectives”on October 3. The experts discussed the results of the regional elections and proposed their initiatives on the reform of the election legislation. Such initiatives as the abolition of the municipal filter at the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky : “If you show the white feather, you will get fascism”

Novaya Gazeta, 15.09.2013 Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Olga Bobrova    

Yavlinsky presented his book “The Troubled Times” at the Book Fair

Press Release, September 7, 2013 YABLOKO founder and member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky presented his book “The Troubled Times”, which represents a collection of articles and publications between 2008 and February 2013, at the 26th Moscow International Book Fair at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre on September 7. YABLOKO leader, candidate for Moscow Mayor […]

Sergei Mitrokhin summed up the results of the voting day

Press release, photographs, videos, 08.09.2013 Candidate for Mayor of Moscow from the YABLOKO party Sergei Mitrokhin in his speech before journalists at the end of the voting day thanked Muscovites who supported him in this election. “I think they are the most intelligent people in Moscow who, on one hand, realise the threat the present […]

Work of Sergei Mitrokhin’s electoral head-quarters on the election day September 8

Press Release, September 5, 2013 On September 8 at 12:00 candidate for Mayor of Moscow Sergei Mitrokhin will vote at the Polling Station No 174 located in School No 171 (Komsomolsky prospect, 43).

Mitrokhin: pensioners are bribed by a food-stuffs gift in exchange for their votes in favour of the acting Mayor Sobynin

Press Release, September 6, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin told in his interview to the Ekho Moskvi radio station that he disposed of information that acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin had been bribing voters. Mitrokhin said that he disposed of an invoice from a social service that was distributing “gift” food-stuffs packages to pensioners […]

Andrei Nekrasov: Why I will vote for Sergei Mitrokhin

Andrei Nekrasov, a film director and script writer, specially for YABLOKO’s website, September 4, 2013 If I lived in Moscow all the time and had the right to vote there, I would vote for Sergei Mitrokhin.

Sergei Mitrokhin held a meeting with his voters at the Moscow Book Fair

Press Release, September 4, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin visited the 26th Moscow International Book Fair at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre, where he had a meeting with his voters. The YABLOKO leader answered the questions of the visitors of the Fair and signed books for them.

YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky: Sergei Mitrokhin is a very honest person

Press release, photographs, 03.09.2013 On Monday, September 2, candidate for the Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin and founder of the YABLOKO party Grigory Yavlinsky met with residents of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. Galina Mikhaleva, First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, moderated the meeting.

A Kafka’s Moscow

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Echo Moskvi website, September 2, 2013 “Kafka has never been to Moscow, you mix him up with Feuchtwanger!” You will say in a snobbish manner. But you will be completely wrong.

Mitrokhin inspected “Sobyanin villages” in New Moscow

Press Release, September 1, 2013 On September 1, Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin and the residents of the Mosrentgen settlement (New Moscow) inspected a big part of the market “Slavyansky World”, which was ostensibly closed by the order of the temporary acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. The inspection found out that the market not only […]

Mitrokhin demands from Sobyanin to preserve a village school

Press Release, August 30, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin demanded from the temporary acting mayor Sergei Sobyanin to preserve one of the last village schools in Moscow. School No 740 is situated in the Molzhaninovsky district of Moscow. On August 26 the parents learned that their children will be transferred to another school […]

Mitrokhin did not allow Putin’s classmate to buy a posh car at the expense of the regional budget

Press Release, August 29, 2013 YABLOKO’s Anticoruption Centre did not allow the Arbitration Court of the Pskov Region to buy an expensive foreign car. After the complaint sent by YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin to the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) Department, the tender on the delivery of a posh car was cancelled.

Sergei Mitrokhin demands from the Moscow Electoral Commission to punish acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin for abuse of power in conducting his mayoral election campaign and the Investigative Committee to file a criminal case for releasing a xenophobic video in his campaign

Press release, August 29, 2013 Sergei Mitrokhin, candidate for the Mayor of Moscow, filed to complaints to the Moscow Electoral Commission on violations committed by Acting Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin during the election campaign: Press Service of the Acting Mayor works in the election campaign of the candidate and releases election videos (one of which […]

Pickets near the house where Stalin’s victims were shot

Press Release, August 28, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin and YABLOKO’s activists conducted one-person pickets near the house where Stalin’s victims were shot on August 28. They came out for the maintenance of the historic building and demanded to turn it into a memorial museum devoted to the victims of political reprisals.

Regional and local elections in Russia

The ALDE Party, Press Release, August 27, 2013 As reported last week in Liberal Eyes, 2014 is going to be an important year in European history culminating in the European Parliamentary elections next May. The busy election timetable gets underway right at the start this September, with national elections in Germany, Austria and Norway.