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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: Our goal is to enter the parliament in 2021

The politician named the main aspects of the party reform

Press release, 15.12.2018

The aim of the Yabloko party is to enter the parliament in 2021 – this what Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair, has stated at the Federal Council meeting earlier today. Representatives of the 77 party branches gathered in Moscow to discuss the reform of the party that is taking place now.

“The situation is changing. It is crucial that our party does not miss some important opportunities. The social well-being is in decline now, this is why the demand for changes has increased. Our aim is to enter the parliament in 2021”.

In order to do so the party need to improve its organisational, informational and technological potential – to “build political muscles”. The politician believes that a reform of the party will help to achieve this goal.

Yabloko will use federal election campaigns to familiarise the audience with Yabloko’s ideas that represent an alternative to the current policy of the government. The party has already launched a campaign “Time to Return Home” to Russia’s participation in military adventures and “The New Budget Policy” calling for making the social sphere a priority. The party plans to launch a campaign for separate waste collection and recycling, a campaign for eliminating the second and third shifts at schools, an anti-military campaign and continue
The New Budget Policy” campaign.

The campaign will take place in all the regions where Yabloko has branches taking the specific features of the region into account.

“We need to involve a large number of experts in this work. It is time we establish an Expert Council of the party,” Yabloko Chair said.

Yabloko’s Centre For Anti-Corruption Policies will continue investigating corruption cases that involve high-ranking officials. What is more, the Centre will develop anti-corruption teaching techniques and use them to educate the supporters of the party. In March 2019 the Centre will launch some internship opportunities for civil activists and municipal deputies. In 2019 the Centre will open three new regional branches to carry out more independent investigations, analyse regional budget funds and monitor the work of the officials.

The Centre for Municipal Policies will continue functioning. Yabloko has 297 mandates in representative bodes, therefore the aim of the Centre is to develop new municipal policies and bring it to life with the help of municipal deputies.

Yabloko will establish a Centre for Gender Policies to promote gender equality. Yabloko will also open a Centre for Legislative Initiatives to develop a reform of the legislative system in Russia. The party also plans to open a Centre for Environmental Policies.

According to Emilia Slabunova, communications play a key role in the future of any social institute in the information-oriented society. Communications are a key success factor for a political party that deals with people’s view of the world, their values.

This is why creating a comprehensive and diversified communication system with the voters and party members is one of the main aspects of the reform of the party.

Another important goal is to improve the structure of the party.

“We must develop the structure of the party in every region so that we can reach out to at least 60 per cent of voters in every region. Ideally we need to reach out to every voter,” the politician explained.

Yabloko will manage to succeed in the parliamentary election in 2021 only thanks to successful campaigns in previous years. This is why the regional branches of the party should work hard during the forthcoming regional election campaigns, including the campaign to the Moscow City Duma and the municipal election campaign in St. Petersburg.

According to Emilia Slabunova, the main aim of the recruitment policy is to form a new generation of politicians who would be able to promote the ideas of the party in the current political environment that lacks equality. These politicians should be ready to bear responsibility for a free and democratic future for Russia.

“Together with our regional branches with are forming a team that would be able to participate in the political life at the regional and federal levels. We are developing and education programme for them,” Slabunova noted.

Yabloko Chair named the principles set forth in the reform of the party.

“Our party should be open, competitive, it should be able to accept new people quickly and without conflicts, it should go with the time,” she stressed.

Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of Yabloko Federal Political Committee, and other party leaders also had the floor at the Federal Council meeting.