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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 'State Duma Elections 2016'

Nikolai Rybakov on the adoption of the bill on the immunity guarantees to the President

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook post, 18.11.2020 Today in the State Duma was adopting, in the first reading, a bill on guarantees of immunity to the President after his leaving office and members of his family. The main argument was that the President should have a free hand… (!!!)

Nikolai Rybakov: “The State Duma, which is unable to utter a word against the President and the security forces, must be driven away in the 2021 elections”

Nikolai Rybakov’s FB page, 22.10.2020 A couple of years ago, it seemed that Russia simply did not have a more helpless, incompetent and antipopular parliament than the State Duma of the past, the sixth convocation, which was justly nicknamed “the mad printer” [for the speed of stamping laws]. But looks like the current parliamentary corps […]

Yabloko urges the Electoral Commission of the Saratov region to check the information on systematic election fraud

Press Release, 12.02.2019 The Saratov regional branch of the Yabloko party appealed to the Electoral Commission of the Saratov Region with a request to check on the facts given in an interview with Inna Dozorova, the former head of the Saratov Kindergarten N 83, where she told that she had had to participate in the […]

The Central Electoral Commission refused to check questionable voting in Tatarstan

Press release, 11.05.2017 The Central Electoral Commission refused Yabloko’s request to recount votes for parliamentary election of 2016 at a number of polling stations in the Republic of Tatarstan. According to Yabloko, the video recordings, which were made at some of the polling stations, give the grounds for the intervention of the Central Electoral Commission […]

YABLOKO Federal Council discusses changes in the party

Press Release, 20.03.2017 The meeting of the Federal Council of YABLOKO, the most representative body of the party, worked in Moscow on 18-19 March. Chair of the party Emilia Slabunova and Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov summarised the results of the elections to the State Duma in 2016 and told how YABLOKO should change. The Federal […]

The Supreme Court declined YABLOKO’s appeal on abrogation of the results of the State Duma elections

Press Release, 14.03.2017 On 14 March, the Appeals Board of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dismissed YABLOKO’s appeal against the decision of the Supreme Court, which refused to cancel the results of the elections to the State Duma past November. This decision will be appealed in the Presidium of the Supreme Court.

The Central Electoral Commission has finally paid attention to election fraud in Tatarstan after YABLOKO’s law suit in the Supreme Court of the RF

Press Release, 24.01.2017 The Central Election Commission of Russia (CEC) has decided to check the information on fraud in the parliamentary elections in Tatarstan only after YABLOKO challenged the inaction of the CEC in the Supreme Court of Russia. Today, after only a few days after the filing of YABLOKO’s claim, the CEC held a […]

YABLOKO has submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court against the refusal of the Central Electoral Commission to deal with fraud at the parliamentary elections

Press Release, 19.01.2017 YABLOKO has appealed to the Supreme Court against the refusal of the Central Electoral Commission to deal with fraud cases detected in Tatarstan during the elections to the State Duma.

St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO awarded fair election defenders with a diploma

Press release, 23.12.2016 On December 22, leaders of the St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO Mikhail Amosov and Boris Vishnevsky awarded members of territorial electoral commissions, coordinators and activists of the St.Petersburg Election Observers group with a diploma for providing a transparent electoral process and counteraction to election fraud. According to Boris Vishnevsky, very often YABLOKO representatives […]

Election fraud in Mytishchi, the Moscow Region, is another reason for non-recognition of results of elections in Russia

Press release, 05.12.2016 The YABLOKO party will appeal to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Central Electoral Commission on the facts of election fraud in the city of Mytishchi, the Moscow Region, revealed by newspaper Novaya Gazeta. Today the newspaper has published its investigation demonstrating that the results of the election to the State Duma […]

YABLOKO to the Central Electoral Commission: video records from polling stations must be retained for at least a year

Press Release, 08.12.2016 YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova sent an official appeal to the Central Electoral Commission asking to retain videos from the polling stations for a least a year after the official announcement of the results of elections to the State Duma. Now the regional electoral commissions are allowed to independently determine the term of […]

YABLOKO detected a new election fraud in Ufa

Press release, 07.12.2016 YABLOKO detected new evidence of ballot stuffing at Polling Station No 9, in Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortastan. Deputy Chairman of YABLOKO Nikolai Rybakov forwarded a letter toe Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, on these facts.

YABLOKO Bureau draws the result of the parliamentary election campaign

Press Release, 28.10.2016 Summing up the results of the election campaign to the State Duma was the key issue of the meeting of the Federal Bureau of the YABLOKO party held in Moscow on 28 October. YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova spoke about the objective and subjective reasons of the failure to overcome the five per […]

YABLOKO to make a report on electoral fraud at parliamentary elections

Press release, 25.10.2016 The YABLOKO party will make a report on electoral fraud at parliamentary elections of 2016. Any person who has information on election abuse can report about it on our special website. The report will be forwarded to the Central Electoral Commission and law enforcement agencies.

“There are people in every corner of the country who want to alter the country and life for the better. Our duty is to give these people such an opportunity”

Emilia Slabunova’s address to the voters, 18.10.2016 Dear friends, The election to Russia’s State Duma took place a month ago. We heartily thank everyone who supported us, who came to the polling station on September 18 and voted for an alternative to the policy of the government – a meaningful, real, sensible alternative. We express […]

Russians do not trust the Duma formed at the fraudulent elections

Press Release, 13.10.2016 Public confidence in the State Duma has dropped for the year by almost two-fold – from 40 to 22 per cent, as shown by the poll conducted by the Levada Centre a week after the elections. The State Duma demonstrated the worst indicators of public trust among other the state power bodies. […]

Sergei Mitrokhin demands that the election results in Babushkinsky single mandate constituency, Moscow, must be overturned

Press release, 05.10.2016 Moscow YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin filed a claim with the Moscow city Court demanding to overturn the election results in Babushkinsky single mandate constituency, Moscow.

Alexander Gnezdilov: Analyzing the results of the elections

Blog post by Alexander Gnezdilov, 29.09.2016 According to the official data, YABLOKO lost 1,200,992 votes [in the election]. Where have they gone, and why? United Russia has lost 3,843,909 votes since 2011 (and it is according to the official figures only), and it has lost about 16 million votes since 2007.

Emilia Slabunova on the further plans of the party

Emilia Slabunova’s blog post, 26.09.2016 A lot of people are now asking me about our further plans. What is YABLOKO going to do? Here is the answer. The main thing for us at the moment is to strengthen our regional branches, our party development. We will admit new people into the party, those who cooperated […]

YABLOKO rejects electoral results following allegations of fraud

Liberal International, 29.09.2016 Violent acts, intimidation, and fraud have led the Russian United Democratic Party (YABLOKO – LI full member) to reject the 18 September State Duma election results across Russia amid demands that the government and authorities cease intimidating liberal activists and party supporters.