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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

YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova: YABLOKO nominated over 2000 candidates in 2016

Press release, 08.08.2016

YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova has told the journalists about YABLOKO’s participation in federal, regional and municipal elections in 2016 at the press conference in Interfax today.image

According to the party leader, 481 people were registered to run in the elections to the State Duma as YABLOKO’s candidates, 305 of them entered the lists of candidates (in 64 regional groups), 176 people are running in single-mandate constituencies.

Emilia Slabunova stressed that YABLOKO’s course for a broad democratic coalition had been reflected in the team list. This way, nearly 50 per cent of nominees in single-mandate constituencies are nonpartisan. Nearly 30 per cent of candidates on the party lists of candidates are non-party men and women.

“The top ten list of candidates not only reflects the coalition policy of the party but responds to the requests of the society for fresh faces in politics. Moreover, the ten top candidates represent different regions of Russia: St.Petersburg, Pskov, Petrozavodsk. There are incumbent deputies on the list,” Slabunova noted.

“Our nominees are the people who with their own example show that one can live and work according to the law, one can do it honestly, for the sake of people”. She also added that YABLOKO had denied some of the potential candidates since their dissertations had not undergone a check for plagiarism carried out by Dissernet [the online group dedicated to exposing intellectual fraud, whose co-founder Andrei Zayagin is running in the parliamentary elections as YABLOKO’s candidate].

The party is participating in gubernatorial elections in the Ulyanovsk Region.

The party nominated 1501 candidates in the elections to the regional parliaments in 31 regions (out of 39 regions where elections are taking place) of Russia. Only 51 per cent of candidates are members of YABLOKO. The rest are members of Alexei Navalny’s Progress Party, PARNAS, Democratic Choice and Civil Platform.

108 candidates are incumbent deputies of representative governmental bodies of different. 33 per cent of candidates are women. 27 per cent of candidates are under 35, 13 per cent of candidates are over 60.

20 per cent of all the candidates are entrepreneurs. 14 per cent are doctors, teachers, scientists and doctors, lawyers, creative professionals; 5 per cent of candidates are municipal and state workers. Despite the fact that these people feel the pressure of the administrative resource they are ready to defend our principles and stances, Slabunova stressed. 5 per cent of candidates are representatives of nonprofit organisations.

YABLOKO will also participate in the elections to the representative bodies of capitals of the regions of Russia. Such elections will take place in 11 regions of the country. YABLOKO nominated its candidates in six cities: Petrozavodsk (the Republic of Karelia), Perm (the Perm Territory), Kaliningrad (the Kaliningrad Region), Kemerovo (the Kemerovo Region), Saratov (the Saratov Region), Khanty-Mansiisk (Khanty-Mansiisk autonomous district – Yugra).

There are 154 candidates on the list and 57 nominees in single-mandate constituencies. Over 30 per cent of candidates are under 35 years of age. As for their occupation, 22 per cent of candidates are entrepreneurs, 36 per cent are teachers, representatives of higher education institutions, scientists and scholars.

All of them are heroes, who are running in the election despite the pressure [of the administrative resource] in order to make it fair, Emilia Slabunova characterized the candidates.

5 per cent of candidates are representatives of nonprofit organisations. Social activist realize that one must defend the interests of the groups, which they represent, by political means.

On the whole, YABLOKO nominated 2178 candidates without regard to the candidates who are running in municipal elections.

“It is the whole army of people who understand life very well, keep their finger on the pulse and are ready to defend the interests of people actively. Such an army of candidates based on a coalition movement has all the chances and opportunities, it is sure to be supported by the voters. “We invite everyone to join us throughout the country to change the political paradigm,” the party leader noted.