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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 'History'

Yabloko will host a screening of a Vladimir Kara-Murza film “My Duty to Not Stay Silent” about Priest Georgy Edelstein

Press Release, 6.10.2022 Photo: The cover of the film “My Duty to Not Stay Silent” by imprisoned journalist and politician Vladimir Kara-Murza On 11 October, the Yabloko party will host a screening of a Vladimir Kara-Murza film “My Duty to Not Stay Silent” about priest Georgy Edelstein. The screening will be held at the Yabloko […]

Launch of Yuri Dmitriev’s book about Stalin’s victims in Karelia will take place in the Yabloko office in Moscow

Press Release, 3.10.2022 Photo: The cover of the book “The Place of Memory Sandarmokh” picturing a memorial stone with an inscription “People, Don’t Kill Each Other” at the place of mass executions in Sandarmokh, Karelia The second volume of Yuri Dmitriev’s book “The Place of Memory Sandarmokh”, which includes essays and memories of victims of […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Someone must honestly say what he thinks”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s interview, 16.09.2022 Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky at the launch of his book “Russia-2022: Underlying Causes. Why and how did a political system appear which has resulted in the events on 24 February, 2022”, 10 September, 2022. Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Here we publish Grigory Yavlinsky’s commentaries on how Russia came to 24 […]

Grigory Yavlinsky launched his book about the causes of what happened on 24 February

Press Release, 10.09.2022 On Saturday, 10 September, Grigory Yavlinsky launched his book “Underlying Causes. Why and How Did a Political System Appear, Which Has Resulted in the Events of 24 February, 2022?” the Moscow office of the Yabloko party.

Grigory Yavlinsky to launch his new book on the fundamental causes of what happened on February 24

Press Release, 8.09.2022 Photo: the cover of the book On Saturday, 10 September, the Moscow office of the Yabloko party (Pyatnitskaya 31/2) will host a launch of the book by Grigory Yavlinsky’s work “Underlying Causes. Why and How Did a Political System Appear, Which Has Resulted in the Events of 24 February, 2022?” now published […]

“Honest journalism has been announced be a crime”. Yabloko leaders on the 22 years verdict to journalist Ivan Safronov and revocation of licence from Novaya Gazeta

Press Release, 6.09.2022 Photo: Ivan Safronov / Photo by Gleb Shchelkunov, Kommersant On 5 September, the Moscow City Court sentenced 32-year-old journalist Ivan Safronov to 22 years in a strict regime colony on the charges of “treason”. On the same day, the Moscow Basmanny District Court revoked the registration of the print version of Novaya […]

The on-line conference Marathon in Memory of Mikhail Gorbachev organised by Yabloko brought together participants from different countries

Press Release, 3.09.2022 Full video of the conference The online conference Marathon in Memory of Mikhail Gorbachev, organised by the Yabloko party, lasted eight hours. The speeches of the participants were broadcast on the Yabloko YouTube channel. Politicians, statesmen and public figures, writers, journalists and human rights activists from Russia, the USA, Mexico and Italy […]

On 3 September, Yabloko to conduct on-line conference dedicated to Mikhail Gorbachev

Press Release, 2.09.2022 On 3 September, the day of funeral of Mikhail Gorbachev, Yabloko will conduct on-line conference The Gorbachev Marathon dedicated to the President of the USSR. Politicians, public figures, and journalists will share their memories of the USSR President.

“He gave us hope and a chance – for freedom and life without fear”

Condolences from the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg on the death of Mikhail Gorbachev, 31.08.2022 Photo: Mikhail Gorbachev / Photo by the Gorbachev Foundation


In commemoration of Mikhail Gorbachev By Grigory Yavlinsky Girgory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 31.08.2022 Photo: Mikhail Gorbachev / Photo by Sergei Mikheyev, Kommersant “But of those decadent ages in which no Ideal either grows or blossoms? When Belief and Loyalty have passed away, and only the cant and false echo of them remains; and all Solemnity has […]

Nikolai Rybakov on Mikhail Gorbachev

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 31.08.2022 Mikhail Gorbachev gave our entire society and each of us personally a lot of chances. Society got the chance for renewal and building of a civilised state. It was under Gorbachev that a true parliament was born, and relatively free elections were held, where democrats received significant representation. The most […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on Mikhail Gorbachev

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 31.08.2022 Mikhail Gorbachev gave us freedom. He gave freedom to hundreds of millions of people in Russia and around Russia, and also to half of Europe. We bear responsibility how we in Russia took advantage of the freedom given to us, this great opportunity.   Few leaders in history have had […]

Alexander Gnezdilov met with head of the Taiwan’s representative office in Russia Keng Chung-Yung

Press Release, 25.08.2022 Photo: Alexander Gnezdilov and Keng Chung-Yung/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Alexander Gnezdilov, a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party, met with Keng Chung-Yung, head of Taiwan’s Representative Office in Russia. The meeting was initiated by the Taiwanese side, and the reason for it was Alexander Gnezdilov’s […]

In Moscow Yabloko honoured the memory of the victims in the coup of August 1991

The leaders and activists of Yabloko laid flowers at the Monument to the Defenders of Democracy Press Release, 21.08.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 21 August, Yabloko honoured the memory of the victims in the August 1991 coup. Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov, Maxim Kruglov, Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Yabloko […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Protests fail to affect politics not only in Russia, but also in the world”

Corriere Della Sera, 22.07.2022 Photo: Peace March in Moscow in 2014 / Photo by Yevgeny Nadalinsky, Kommersant On 16 July, the influential Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera published an interview with Grigory Yavlinsky on the situation in connection with the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. Unfortunately, there are fragments in the Corriere Della Sera publication […]

Russia-2022: Underlying Causes

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 2.06.2022 The most important specific of Russian national disasters is that they can all be attributed to the inadequate capability documented in culture to respond adequately to the challenges of history. Alexander Akhiezer1 In order to understand what has happened in Russia and before we even attempt to contemplate what comes next, […]

“Today this date [the day of remembrance of the victims of the Second World War] has become an open bleeding wound and our common immense responsibility”

81 years ago Hitler attacked the Soviet Union Press Release, 21.06.2022 Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky, Nikolai Rybakov and Sergei Mitrokhin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On the night of June 21-22, members of the Yabloko party traditionally gathered on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow to lay flowers at the 1941 memorial plaque in Victory Park […]

Yabloko opposes self-isolating Russian universities from the outer world

Statement by the Yabloko party, 27.05.2022 Photo by Alexander Kozlov / Kommersant Recently a number of officials of the Government, the State Duma and the Security Council of Russia have made statements about their intention to withdraw from the Bologna process of a common European ​​higher education area. These statements do not just uphold the […]

A new book “A Civilisation Falling Behind” by Sergei Mitrokhin and Galina Mikhaleva will be launched on 31 May

Press Release, 20.05.2022 A new book “A Civilisation Falling Behind. How and Why Russia Failed to Become a Law-Governed State” by Sergei Mitrokhin and Galina Mikhaleva will be launched in the Moscow office of Yabloko (Pyatnitskaya, 31 bldg. 2) on Tuesday, 31 May, at 18:00.

On Victory Day the Yabloko party honoured the memory of those who died in the Second World War

Press Release, 9.05.2022 Photo: Preobrazhenskoye Cemetery, Moscow / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 9 May, the leaders and members of the Yabloko party honoured the memory of those who died in the Second World War at the Preobrazhenskoye Cemetery in Moscow. The delegation laid flowers and a wreath at the Military Memorial. This […]