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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

Dmitry Kiselyov became one of the winners of the Sexist of the Year 2013 award

Press Release, 06.03.2014

A famous Russian journalist Dmitry Kiselyov [he is best known as a promoter of the Kremlin’s policies, denigrator of the West] became winner of the Sexist of the Year 2013 award in the category “Sexism in Mass Media” following the results of online voting. The award was founded by the initiative group For Feminism with the support of YABLOKO’s Gender faction.

Dmitry Kiselyov gained the nomination for the award for his statements on the news item “The hockey world range itself on the side of Varlamov” on the TV programme Vesti Nedeli (News of the Week), Rossiya 24 Channel. Kiselyov not only tried to manipulate public opinion aimed to approve of the right of a strong person to do violence but also wanted to actualize the myth on fake statements about domestic violence which are supposedly made up by women for selfish motives or by order of thirdsman.img_9995

Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender faction Galina Mikhaleva and the founder of the initiative group For Feminism, a famous journalist Nataly Bitten were presenters at the ceremony.

Galina Mikhaleva opened the ceremony:”The announcement of the Sexist of the Year award takes place with our support for the fourth year as YABLOKO is the only party in Russia concerned about gender equality issue which is one of the United Nations’ goals in the third millennium”.

Natalya Bitten said that more than 2000 people participated in online voting. “We consider sexism an antisocial phenomenon as this ideology normalizes and justifies the systematic gender discrimination. As it is an ideology, we fight it with ideologic methods,” said Natalya Bitten.

Deputy of the State Duma Elena Mizulina gained the award in the “Anti-Women Polices” category for her “State Concept of Family Police until 2025”. The “Concept” suggests the imposing of ideology of traditional family values practiced in the Russian Empire in the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. The stress on the women’s reproductive role as the only value of their personality doesn’t give a woman an opportunity to exercise her rights on education, choice of way of living and participation in public life,” say the founders of the award.

The advertising campaign of an insurance company KASKO “AlfaStrakhovaniye” won the award in the “Sexism in Advertising” category. More than 400 billboards were situated in 23 cities of the country. Women of different nationalities were shown on the billboards with humiliating advertising texts “Bought a German? Take out insurance quickly without a prelude!”

The concept of the advertisement confirms the sexual objectivation of women and is also a hidden propaganda of sex trafficking. Moreover, the advertisement has a racist character.img_0083

Olga Valayeva won in the category “Women Making Anti-Women Statements”for her article “The way women destroy manhood in men”. The article actualizes a myth that a woman as a poison miscreant that deprives a man of his natural freedom.

Diplomas and symbolic presents will be sent to the winners by post.

Galina Mikhaleva and Nataly Bitten invited the guests of the ceremony to participate in the rally on March 8 for protection of women’s rights. This year the rally will be conducted under the slogan “Women against war” in connection with the situation in Ukraine.

The Sexist of the Year award was founded in aims to attract attention of the people to the problem of sexism and initiate adoption of the law which would guarantee the liquidation the language of hatred against women in mass media.

Last year’s winners were businessman and public person German Sterligov for hate speech against women and for his fight against the law on gender equality and Orthodox psychologist Irina Medvedeva who spoke against adoption of the law against domestic violence on the grounds that it could be allegedly used for prosecution of “innocent” defendants “provoked” by their victims .