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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 elected YABLOKO Chairperson

Press Release, 20.12.2015

Emilia Slabunova, MP of the Legislative Assembly, the Republic of Karelia, was elected new YABLOKO Chairperson. She won in the second round over Lev Shlosberg, leader of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO: 91 delegate out of 154 voted for Slabunova and 56 for Shlosberg. Seven ballots were recognized void.image

“This is an advance for me. Now [we all have] to work a lot as a team. We can do all this and we will succeed,” Emilia Slabunova said after the announcement of election results.

Photo: leader of St.Petersburg YABLOKO Mikhail Amosov and Emilia Slabunova

Four candidates took part in the election of party chairperson: Alexander Gnezdilov, Bureau member (Moscow), Nikolai Rybakov (St. Petersburg), Lev Shlosberg (Pskov region) and a member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee of the Emilia Slabunova (Karelia).

Slabunova lacked only three votes for victory in the first round (she got 74 votes out of 152). Lev Shlosberg received 38 votes, Nikolai Rybakov 19 votes and Alexander Gnezdilov 12 votes. Before the second round Alexander Gnezdilov and Nikolai Rybakov supported the candidacy of Emilia Slabunova and called the congress vote for her.


Lev Shlosberg, leader of the Pskov YABLOKO

The candidacy of Slabunova was nominated by acting YABLOKO Chair Sergei Mitrokhin. “Slabunova proves that she is an independent person, not giving in to pressure – neither administrative nor political, nor the threats of criminal prosecution. This allows me to say that Slabunova is a worthy candidate, in particular, in the electoral sense,” Sergei Mitrokhin noted.


Nikolai Rybakov

YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky also supported Emilia Slabunova. According to Yavlinsky, she has “a deep understanding of the political situation in the country.” “She is a person far from intrigues, she is a high professional with 20 years of experience in managing the largest educational institution of the Republic of Karelia,” Grigory Yavlinsky said.

YABLOKO founder also read out excerpts from a letter in support of Slabunova from Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia. “Slabunova and Shirshina are the people who are conducting a real, acute political struggle in the remote region. They are fighting against tyranny and arbitrary rule,” Yavlinsky noted.


Alexander Gnezdilov and Grigory Yavlinsky

“In times of political flights, and in Karelia they unfortunately happen often, everyone knows what a dangerous and serious opponent Slabunova can be. She is well-known to all our opponents. In Karelia, a huge number of people know and love Emilia Slabunova. But enemies fear and even hate her. At the same time she is respected – as a person,” Galina Shirshina wrote.

Also Shirshina recalled in her letter that in 2013 it was Slabunova who was the key candidate for Mayor of Petrozavodsk from the YABLOKO party, but two weeks before the voting day the court removed her from elections under a false pretext. “I and [deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia from YABLOKO] Anastasia Kravchuk were heads of the electoral head-quarters and can say that Emilia Slabunova was an obvious favorite of the race, and would have won by a wide margin.”

Galina Shirshina believes that “Emilia Slabunova could have been a very good mayor” and “will be a very good choice for the party.”

Emilia Edgardovna Slabunova, 57, is a member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee and MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, PhD. From 1999 to 2013 she was director of Lyceum School No 1 – the largest educational institution of Petrozavodsk and Karelia, which is one of the 500 best schools in Russia. In 2001-2003 she was member of the Petrozavodsk City Council. In May 2001, she was nominated for the post of the speaker (received 27 votes, her opponent – 26; at 31 votes required so that to be elected). In 2011 elected MP of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia. YABLOKO member since 2003. Married. Has a daughter and a son.