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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

European liberal politicians wished Yabloko success in the elections to the State Duma

Press Release, 5.07.2021

Yabloko colleagues from sister parties and organisations from ten countries expressed their words of support and hope for the victory of the party in the upcoming elections to the State Duma. They sent their greetings and good wishes in the addresses that were broadcast at the Yabloko pre-election congress on July 3-4.

Hakima El Haite, President of Liberal International, called on the Russian authorities to ensure free and transparent elections in Russia, and also noted the invaluable contribution of Grigory Yavlinsky, one of the founders of Yabloko, to the development of democracy in Russia:


“Allow me to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky, not only as a vocal protector of rule of law and as a opponent against violence and tyranny, but also for his intellectual vision for a truly democratic Russia.


Ilhan Kuchuk, MEP, Bulgaria, and co-President of the ALDE party, noted that “Yabloko has been defending liberal values in Russia and Europe for many, many years”:


“We increasingly need to work to defend and protect our democracies, tackle rising populism and nationalist movements, and work to tackle global challenges such as climate change and the coronavirus.”


Astrid Thors, Vice President of Liberal International, Chair of the LI Human Rights Committee, ex OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and ex Minister of Migration and European Affairs of Finland, wished Yabloko success in the autumn elections:


“We know that Yabloko is a consistent liberal force with good proposals for the Russian Federation and always stands forth when it relates to human rights issues, freedom of speech, freedom of association and the rule of law. All the best for the future!”


Petras Auštrevičius, MEP, Lithuania, expressed his expressed regret about the unequal opportunities for the opposition in Russia in their struggling with the present authorities:


“Russian society lacks a lot, when they try to suppress the voice of the opposition from the official channels, when conditions for participation in elections are not created, when the rights of oppositionists in the regions and in Moscow are infringed. This is a big drawback of Russia and not everyone understands it.”


Monika Zajkova, MP form the Liberal-Democratic Party, North Macedonia encouraged Yabloko to turn to the experience of North Macedonia:


“You can always look into the Macedonian example, because we also had an authoritarian regime here, but now the liberal ideology is here, existing, and its part of the government. So, if we could manage to spread the liberal values at that time, you can managed it too. Keep fighting and be united!”


Bernard Guetta, MEP, France, in his address recalled the long path of Yabloko’s struggle for a better state:


“You began defending freedom 30 years ago. Yavlinsky was then one of my closest friends. He fought against outgoing communism, growing corruption, and treacherous privatisation, and later – against a new dictatorship. It was your common struggle. And please, continue to lead it for the good of Russia, Europe and the world!”


Henrik Bach Mortensen, Vice-President of the ALDE party, a member of the Venstre party, Denmark, said that he and his party fully support Yabloko’s struggle in Russia:


“I wish you successful election, although you are fighting against very tough and hard odds. I look forward to work together with Yabloko as a staunch European liberal party.”


Martin Hojsik, MEP, Slovakia, expressed his words of support in hard times for Russian democracy:


“I hope that you will be able not only to stand in the upcoming elections, but also that despite all the pressure, all the intimidation, and all the efforts of the Putin regime to silence you, you will manage to get a lot of support from the public. Because I believe in a democratic and liberal Russia, which is part of the European family!”


Jacques Maire, MP of the National Assembly of France and Chairman of the liberal group in PACE, expressed deep concern over the pre-election pressure by the Russian authorities against political opponents in Russia, including Yabloko, “a respected member of the European liberal family fighting for democracy, human rights and freedom since 1993”. The politician called for “respect of political rights of Russian citizens”.



Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, MP, Germany, and Vice President of the ALDE party, emphasised the fundamental difference between the conditions for holding elections in Russia and European countries:


“I am a candidate in Germany for the liberal party. I can campaign freely, I can talk to whoever I like, I can publish my thoughts whenever I want it to. That is liberty.


We know that you are fighting for liberty for Russia. You, dear friends in Yabloko, you stand for the Russia we love: the Russia of proud citizens, the Russia of liberty, the Russia of a bright future. Do continue to open up to others, provide your support to those who do not have a platform like you do, thanks to your good work of the last couple of years!”


We thank our European partners for the words of sincere and inspiring support and hope on Yabloko’s victory in the elections to the State Duma in 2021.


The pre-election congress of Yabloko ended with an Ode to Joy (music by Ludwig van Beethoven, verse by Friedrich Schiller). This piece of music is one of the symbols of the fight against tyranny and the anthem of the Council of Europe, of which Russia is also a member.