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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 'Presidential Elections'

The Forum of Young Election Representatives gives start to Yavlinsky’s presidential campaign

Press release, 04.02.2017 The Forum of Young Election Representatives of presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky is taking place in Moscow today. Young people from 30 regions of Russia have gathered in YABLOKO’a office in Moscow today.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Vladimir Putin does not see any future and lives in the past

Press release, 04.02.2017 Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky claims that the essence of the coming election of the head of the State is that the country should move forward and stop going round in circles. He made such a statement at the Youth Forum of the presidential candidate’s election representatives which was held in Moscow.

The keynote speech by Grigory Yavlinsky, a candidate for President of Russia

14.12.2016 These days the topic of presidential election of 2018 gained the attention of mass media and social networkers. YABLOKO was the first political party to nominate its candidate for the presidential race. In February 2016 YABLOKO Congress officially nominated Grigory Yavlinsky to run for President of Russia. We are posting Grigory Yavlinsky’s full speech […]

Moscow State University’s sociologists: Yavlinsky is the third most popular presidential candidate after Putin and Medvedev

Based on the article by the Kommersant newspaper, 28.11.2016 Yelena Shestopal, head of the sociology and political psychology department of Moscow State University, submitted a research according to which Grigory Yavlinsky became the third most popular presidential candidate in Russia after Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev. The report was launched at the conference of the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “We need to elect a new President”

Press release, 03.07.2016 About 1000 people came to listen to the leaders of YABLOKO’s federal list for the parliamentary elections. Chair Emilia Slabunova, politician Vladimir Ryzhkov, journalist Lev Shlosberg, opposition MP Dmitry Gudkov, Petrozavodsk ex-Mayor Galina Shirshina, party Deputy Chairmen Alexander Gnezdilov and Nikolai Rybakov, head of the party election head-quarters Mikhail Geilikman made speeches […]

Pavel Sulyandziga signed YABLOKO’s Memorandum

Press release, 02.06.2016 A meeting between YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova and Pavel Sulyandziga, Deputy Chair of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises has taken place today. Sulyandziga signed YABLOKO’s Memorandum of Political Alternative. The consent to the document is one of the conditions one […]

Vladimir Ryzhkov: Why one should vote for Yavlinsky and YABLOKO

Blog post by Vladimir Ryzhkov, 01.06.2016 The federal elections in Russia take place more seldom because of the machinations of the Kremlin and the [ruling] United Russia party. The State Duma elections take place once in five years, presidential – once in six years. Therefore the importance of the elections has increased considerably. If you […]

State Duma to consider Yavlinsky’s amendments to law on police

Press release,  31.05.2016 Today, 31 May, deputy Dmitry Gudkov will introduce the draft amendments to the Federal Law “On Police” made by Grigory Yavlinsky, the leader of the YABLOKO faction in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, to the State Duma. The draft stipulates that the premises of all the police units and police cars must be equipped […]

Lev Shlosberg: Russia at the Crossroads

Russian society needs high-quality political alternative so that to break the disastrous tradition of making the worst possible choice Lev Shlosberg, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Council, 27.05.2016 The upcoming 2016 parliamentary elections provoked the discussion of the key Russian election campaign – the presidential. It happened so in the past 20 years that the […]

Emilia Slabunova: What are YABLOKO’s goals in the forthcoming parliamentary election

Radio KP, programme “The State Duma 2016: Reload”, 19.05.2016 Yakovlev: – Good evening! I am pleased and have the honour to introduce you our today’s guest – Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the YABLOKO party. Emilia Edgardovna, thank you for coming to our studio.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “The fate of Europe depends on cooperation with Russia”

Interview by Grigory Yavlinsky, 6.05.2016 In his April interview to several Western media Grigory Yavlinsky told why the position of the present Russian President should weaken at the next election and how the Crimea problem should be solved, assessed the results of the Russian military operation in Syria, and explained why Europe needed cooperation with […]

Yavlinsky: High election turnout will change the situation in the country

Press release, 12.05.2016 Chair of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky claims that this year the main tasks of the civil society must be the participation in the parliamentary elections and preparation to start an active presidential campaign. He announced it while making a speech at the jubilee conference of the Moscow Helsinki Group.

Yavlinsky: Russia needs an alternative political course

Liberal International, 05.05.2016 In an interview with The Essence of the Events, Grigory Yavlinsky, the co-founder of the Russian liberal party YABLOKO (LI full member) has set out his plans to run for the presidential race in 2018.

“Presidential elections are the last chance to peaceful nonviolent change of the system”.

Press Release, 24.04.2016 “A cultural curtain is emerging” between Russia and the rest of the world, and “even remnants of understanding are disappearing”, Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of YABLOKO Political Committee said at the committee meeting on Saturday, 23 April. It will be “extremely difficult, to overcome it, and it is worse than iron curtain,” he […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “We must be ready to hoist the sail, when a lull in the sea ends”

Sut’ Sobitiy (The Essence of the Events), 15.04.2016 By Valentina Karelova Will the elections be fair and transparent with the appointment of Ella Pamfilova head of the Central Election Commission, why Alexei Navalny’s work is inefficient, whether Russia needs democracy, and when have we buried it? Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of the YABLOKO party, politician and […]

Galina Shirshina to stand for State Duma elections as YABLOKO’s candidate

Press release, 18.04.2016 Former Mayor of Petrozavodsk, the Republic of Karelia, will stand for the elections to the State Duma as YABLOKO’s candidate. She will also support Grigory Yavlinsky’s candidacy in the presidential elections.

Vladimir Ryzhkov to support YABLOKO at the State Duma and presidential elections

Press release, photographs, video, 23.03.2016 Vladimir Ryzhkov is going to stand for the State Duma as YABLOKO’s candidate and support Grigory Yavlinsky’s candidacy at the presidential elections. The politician had explained his “deliberate political decision to support YABLOKO and cooperate with YABLOKO” in a video message which was published on the YABLOKO website.

Levada Centre: Yavlinsky is the most recognisable democratic politician

Press release, 14.03.2016 According to a new survey by the independent Levada Center pollster, Grigory Yavlinsky is the most recognisable democratic politician who can participate in the elections. 44 per cent of those questioned in the poll recognised Yavlinky’s surname.

24 per cent of the conservative audience of the Russian News Service will vote for Grigory Yavlinsky at presidential elections

Press Release, 11.03.2016 One fifth of the Russian News Service radio audience supports YABLOKO’s stance on Crimea and a quarter is ready to vote for Grigory Yavlinsky in the presidential election. Such are the results of a telephone survey conducted during broacasting of an interview with Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee and […]

Yavlinsky Says He Will Beat Putin in 2018 Presidential Elections

The Moscow Times, 04.03.2016 Grigory Yavlinsky, co-founder of the Yabloko Russian liberal opposition party, said in an interview with the Interfax news agency Friday that he expects to beat current President Vladimir Putin in the presidential race in 2018.