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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

Environmental scientist Alexei Yablokov dies

Condolences, 10.01.2017

Alexei Yablokov, leader of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction, an outstanding scientist, Associate member of the Russian Academy of Science, founder of Greenpeace USSR, has died following a serious and extended illness this evening.

Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO Chair:

We express our sincere condolences to Alexei Yablokov’s family, friends and colleagues. He was a prominent environmentalist, an outstanding scientist. Many years ago he joined our party considering that it is our programme, that they are our fellow party members who would be able to turn his ides on protection of the environment into reality. We have always appreciated the fact that such a person considered us as his colleagues and associates. All the party deferred to his opinion, his point of view has always been important to us. We mourn together with all the people who grieve over the death of Alexei Yablokov. May his memory live forever!

Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee:

Russia’s prominent life scientist, political, state and public figure Alexei Yablokov was extremely devoted to environmental protection in Russia. Unquenchable and active participation in practical politics was a remarkable and outstanding feature of A.V. Yablokov, the Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He realised that the political fight for the future of Russia and its nature was extremely important like nobody else.

He was the person whose unquestionable reputation not only in terms of environmental protection but in terms of protection of people, their rights to a decent life, gives us grounds to call him the conscience of people.

Alexei Yablokov was modest, always open to people, ready for a conversation. He was the very Russian intellectual whom we can be proud of, the number of such people is growing smaller. We worked together for many years, he headed the Green Russia faction, for many years he had been member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee.

The fact that Alexei Yablokov considered our party as the force which can protect both people and the environment of Russia was of great significance to all of us.
May Alexei Yablokov’s memory never be forgotten!

He will always be with us.

Condolences on behalf of YABLOKO’s Political Committee members:

The Federal Political Committee members of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO deeply mourn over the death of an outstanding scientist, Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, internationally renowned environmentalist, our great colleague Alexei Yablokov.

It is a grievous loss for Russia, the scientific world and our party, of course.

We express our cordial condolences to Dilbar Klado, the spouse of Alexei Yablokov, and his next of kin.

Grigory Yavlinsky
Emilia Slabunova
Alexei Arbatov
Mikhail Amosov
Igor Artemyev
Valery Borschev
Evgeny Bunimovich
Boris Vishnevsky
Elena Dubrovina
Sergei Ivanenko
Sergei Kovalyev
Boris Misnik
Sergei Mitrokhin
Victor Sheinis
Lev Shlosberg

Liberal International


Alexei Yablokov was born on October 3, 1933. After graduation from university he went to science. He was Doctor of Biological Sciences, professor, Associate Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and Russia. Alexei Yabloko’s research relates to marine mammal biology, population and evolutionary biology and environment.

In 1988-1991 he founded and headed Greenpeace USSR. In 1992-1993 he was Chairman of the presidential Council for Environmental Policy. In 2005 he was elected Chairman of the Union of Greens of Russia political party (Green Russia), after the party joined YABLOKO [and became its faction] he was elected member of the Political Committee and head of the environmental faction of YABLOKO.

Alexei Yablokov worked until his last days. One of his last texts was a statement devoted to “The Year of Environment” which is to be held in Russia in 2017. In his statement Alexei Yablokov listed the measures that should be taken by the officials in order to solve the environmental problems of the country not in words but in deeds.