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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

Emilia Slabunova informed the Central Electoral Commission of the pressure on YABLOKO candidates

Press Release, 07.09.2016

YABLOKO filed 54 complaints of violations to local election commissions and the prosecutor’s office during this election campaign. YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova informed the Central Electoral Commission of this on 7 September. The party is going to summarize all the violations and submit a complaint to the Central Electoral Commission.

“22 complaints were filed in Oryol and the Orel region; 8 in Tatarstan, Kazan and Almetyevsk; 7 in Kalmykia; 6 in Chuvashia; 5 in St. Petersburg. Also regional party branches in Kemerovo and Sochi filed their complaints,” Emilia Slabunova said.

She stressed that the party was preparing to file a aggregate complaint to the Central Electoral Commission so that to “pay attention to the flagrant violations by the local authorities”.

YABLOKO Chairperson spoke about the importance of course towards fair elections and openness proclaimed by the Central Electoral Commission and its Chair Ella Pamfilova. Slabonova also noted that this course should be implemented “under the current government, which is greatly worried about their fate after [the voting day of] 18 September, so its main immediate concern is self-preservation”, and the government had been using unfair methods, including the administrative resource, so that to maintain its power.

Slabunova stressed that YABLOKO candidates had been receiving death threats since their nomination by the party. For example, YABLOKO candidates had to withdraw from the elections to the Council of People’s Deputies of Kemerovo after receiving threat. YABLOKO candidates were also facing threats in in the Republic of Karelia. Either an employer or district administration or law enforcement agencies
“talked” to them, Emilia Slabunova said.

In particular, Slabunova drew the attention of the Central Electoral Commission to the case of Alexander Kuznetsov running in single-mandate constituency No 50 in Sochi. “A day before the debate between Kuznetsov and candidate of the [ruling] United Russia []arty] Zatulin, strong guys met Kuznetsov in a backstreet, and told him that unless he withdrew from the elections, then… “we know what kindergarten children go to and what your route to work is”. His assistants also received threats. Head of the district was also threatened: if he did not ensure victory of the United Russia candidate, then he would no more hold the post of the district head,” Emilia Slabunova said.

“As for the Sochi, this is an absolutely outrageous case. Urgently give us a complaint. I will alert all: the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the FSB, the Investigative Committee and the head of the administration. It is unacceptable. Threats are unacceptable,” Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, said.

Emilia Slabunova also noted that the candidates of the ruling party in many regions had preferential access to work collectives and local media. For example, in some regions due to the pressure from authorities, commercial television channels did not cover opposition parties’ election campaigns, however, they provided broadcasting time to candidates from the ruling party.

In addition, with the beginning of the active phase of the campaign YABLOKO faced “unprecedented ban by local authorities on holding pickets and outdoor advertising.”

Emilia Slabunova also expressed concern about the situation in Karelia, where the court had withdrawn YABLOKO candidates list from the election to the Petrozavodsk City Council. The list was headed by ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina.

According to Slabunova, amending the violations required “ensuring unimpeded and free campaigning and curbing the use of the administrative resource”.