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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 reported to the Congress on the work of the party over the past four years: “We managed to strengthen the position of the party”

Press Release, 14.12.2019

“Over the past four years, Yabloko has been able to strengthen its position,” said Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova, presenting a report on the party’s activities at the 21st Yabloko congress.

“This is the stance of the country’s key organised democratic force, openly criticising the government, demanding a change in the Russian leadership, a change in the political course. Certainly, we did not solve all the problems, but we achieved significant results,” she noted.

The work of the opposition party in the present situation in Russia is becoming increasingly difficult and dangerous, however, Yabloko is represented in 78 regions on the country’s political map.


Emilia Slabunova spoke about the work of the party’s factions: the Human Rights, the Gender and the Green Russia faction. The politician emphasised that the past four years were characterised by tension in the country’s foreign policy, but the Yabloko party was the only political force in the country that advocated an anti-militarist stance.


Slabunova also noted positive changes that occurred in the party’s relations with other organisations on the democratic flank. She stressed that the party was ready to fulfill the role of a consolidator of democratic and civilian forces in Russian politics, which would be especially important to show to society on the eve of the State Duma elections of 2021.


“Yabloko is and will continue to position itself as a party of professionals, based on a serious Russian expert community,” Slabunova noted. The party developed several fundamental programmes and strategies for socio-economic and political development.


Slabunova also emphasised that the party had actively used the right of regional legislative initiative submitting to the parliaments of the regions where Yabloko was presented bills on the abolition of the municipal filter, independence of the Russian Academy of Sciences, restricting the President’s right to use the country’s armed forces abroad, deanonymising security officials, and on the right of families to give their children education in one school and many others.


The Chair of Yabloko also emphasised that the values ​​and the platform of the party had remained unchanged from the moment of its foundation, which was especially important now when the world was covered by a wave of populism and isolationism. “In the conditions of transit of power, it is important to show to the Russian society that politics can be honest and clean,” Emilia Slabunova said.


In her opinion, all this time the party presented to society a serious substantial alternative to the government’s policies. Over the past four years, Yabloko developed two fundamental documents: the programmes Respect for People and Road to the Future, as well as a number of industry-specific programmes on tourism development, state policies for regional development, reduction of poverty, the way out of the conflict in Syria, and a plan to resolve the situation in Donbass.


For the first time, the party held major federal campaigns on priority topics. The most ambitious campaign was Time to Return Home: party activists collected more than 100,000 signatures for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. The campaign was held in 42 regions of the country.


Another campaign Let Us Bring Russia Its Voice Back” was aimed at returning direct elections of the heads of regions and cities, 50,000 people left their signatures in support of Yabloko’s proposals. The campaign on the New Budget Policy for changing budget priorities was supported by 40 regional branches of Yabloko.


The project Build Schools – Build the Future proposed to allot additional funds from oil and gas revenues for the construction of new schools and the repair of existing ones.


The action “Make Your Voice Louder!” on admission to Yabloko of all the dissenting with the government’s policies and sharing the values ​​of the party, was announced in February 2019.


Yabloko also held campaigns and rallies against raising the retirement age, government’s “optimization” of social institutions and the so-called garbage reform. “All these programmes show that Yabloko generates systemic answers to international and domestic problems,” Slabunova said.


The party remained the only non-parliamentary party that took part in elections at all levels, she noted. Over the past four years, Yabloko increased the number of deputies from 198 to 398 people. In her speech, Emilia Slabunova highlighted the party’s election campaigns, especially noting this year’s party campaign in the Moscow City Duma, where Yabloko received four mandates.  “Yabloko can win, and will win,” Slabunova concluded.


She emphasised that the election campaigns of these four years and the party’s activities were based on the results of sociological studies. For the first time after a 12-year intermission, the party conducted seven studies with leading sociological centres in Russia.


Emilia Slabunova also spoke about the importance of party building, emphasising the need to develop a system of incentives for regional branches based on clear, simple and understandable performance criteria.


An important area of ​​the party’s work was information policy: over four years, Yabloko’s mention in the media doubled; in terms of the number of references in the media, Yabloko is second only to the parliamentary parties.


Slabunova also told that several centres were created for systematic work in the party: the Anti-Corruption Policies, the Legislative Initiatives, the New Municipal Policy, and the Gender Policy centre.


The party actively participated in the activities of international liberal organisations, and also held a large number of educational events.


Yabloko Chair concluded that in 2016-19 the party accomplished a lot of substantive work, consolidated its stance, and proved that it was the only organised political force offering both a meaningful and personnel alternative to the present government.


“We are able to win and we will win!” Slabunova said.