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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 'The Murder of Larissa Yudina'

“It is impossible to forget such events.” Yabloko honoured the memory of Larisa Yudina murdered 25 years ago

Press Release, 7.06.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service 25 years ago, Larisa Yudina, Co-Chair of the Yabloko branch in Kalmykia, was murdered. Her whole life was connected with journalism. In 1991, Yudina headed the newspaper Sovietskaya Kalmykia. The paper was well-known for fight against corruption and criticism of the President of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, […]

On the intensification of political reprisals in Russia

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 22.04.2021 The Yabloko party states that large-scale political reprisals have been unleashed in Russia. The intensification of the persecution of political opponents and merely those people who actively disagree with Putin’s policies represents a direct consequence of the unlawful changes in the Constitution of the Russian Federation implemented by the […]

Protests and the tasks of the opposition

Statement by the Yabloko party, 29.01.2021 A new wave of political repression, targeted against a wide range of Russian citizens, the entire protesting civil society in Russia, has emerged. The public protest is caused by people’s fatigue and unacceptability for them of the twenty years of irreplaceable authoritarian rule by Vladimir Putin and the prospects […]

The Yabloko in Kalmykia held a traditional memorial dinner on the anniversary of the murder of Larissa Yudina

Press Release, 8.06.2020 Colleagues of Larissa Yudina, members of the Kalmyk branch of Yabloko held a traditional memorial dinner on the anniversary of the murder of Larissa Yudina, opposition journalist, human rights activist, politician and Co-Chair of the Yabloko branch in Kalmykia.

Today Yabloko marks a sad anniversary – 20 years since the murder of Yabloko’s Larissa Yudina

Sergei Mitrokhin’s FB post, 07.06.2018 Her blood is on Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s hands [Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is ex President of the Republic of Kalykia in Russia and now President of the International Chess Federation]. 20 years ago, Larissa Yudina, Editor-in-Chief of [oppositional newspaper] Soviet Kalmykia [and of the Kalmykian branch of Yabloko] was brutally murdered. Her murderer […]

In Memorail of Larissa Yudina, leader of YABLOKO branch in Kalmykia and Editor-in-Chief of the only oppositional paper in the Republic

Sergei Mitrokhin FB post of 07.06.2017: Larissa Yudina, Editor-in-Chief of the Sovetskaya Kalmykia paper and leader of the regional YABLOKO branch in Kalmykia, was killed on this day 19 years ago. She was killed for having dared to write the truth about the corrupt regime of [then head of Kalmykia and now head of FIDE, […]

YABLOKO commemorated Larisa Yudina

Press release, 08.06.2015 This day 18 years ago Larisa Yudina, the Editor-in-Chief of the Sovetskaya Kalmykia newspaper and the leader of the regional YABLOKO branch, was murdered in Elista, the Republic of Kalmykia. It turned out that an assistant of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the then President of Kalmykia, was among the murderers. Due to the public […]

Chess do not smell

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi website, 13.08.2014 The day before yesterday Russia’s corruption once again showed to the whole world the part of the body one sits on. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was re-elected president of FIDE in Tromsø, Norway.

YABLOKO slams possible re-election of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as FIDE President

LI, 14.08.2014 Yabloko (LI full-member) has called on the World Chess Federation (FIDE) not to re-elect Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as President ahead of the Federation’s Congress meeting in Tromsø, Norway on 11 August.

Boris Vishnevsky on FIDE President elections

12.08.2014 Boris Vishnevsky, YABLOKO Bureau member and MP in St.Peterburg parliament: In my view election of [ex head of Russia’s Republic of Kalmykia] Kirsan Ilyumzhinov FIDE President against another candidate [world chess champion] Garry Kasparov is a disgrace for the world chess [as sport]. And it is also a big disgrace for Russia because it […]

FIDE President should have tried to secure the rights of Carlsen’s World Cup match through corruption., 11/08/2014, Google translation Tromsø (Dagbladet): It took about three hours before the presidential election in the International sjakkforundet (FIDE) took complete guy. Thereupon the British chess player and -kommentatoren Nigel Short and confronted the incumbent Kirsan Iljumzjinov with specific corruption charges.

YABLOKO: re-election of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as President of FIDE is inadmissible

Press Release,08.08.2014 YABLOKO Bureau addresses the delegates of the FIDE congress with an urgent request not to support the candidacy of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov at the voting for the President of the World Chess Federation. The elections have to take place in Tromsø, Norway, on August 11.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as FIDE President is a disgrace not only for Russia but for the whole world

Statement by YABLOKO Bureau, 16.05.2014 Regular elections of FIDE President have to take place in Tromso, Norway, in August 2014. At present this post has been taken by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, ex-President of the Republic of Kalmykia, Russia, and he will compete for another term of FIDE presidency.

YABLOKO demanded to resume investigation on the murder of Larissa Yudina and prosecute those who ordered this crime

Press Release, June 7, 2013 YABLOKO held a mourning rally in memory of Larissa Yudina, Editor-in-Chief of Sovietskaya Kalmykia newspaper and Chair of the Kalmykia branch of the YABLOKO party, in Elista, capital of the of the Republic of Kalmykia. Larissa Yudina was murdered on June 7, 1998. The activists demanded from the President of […]