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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

“Even military men put signatures for Russia’s withdrawal from the war in Syria”

Yabloko continues its Time to Return Home campaign in the regions of Russia
Press release, 07.07.2017

Yabloko continues its Time to Return Home campaign for Russia’s withdrawal from the war in Syria, which is targeted at allotting federal budget funds to Russia’s domestic development, not to foreign policy ambitions and adventures. More cities of Russia joined the campaign initiated by Grigory Yavlinsky this week: the geography of the campaign already stretches from Arkhangelsk to Rostov-on-Don, and from St. Petersburg to Khabarovsk. Yabloko’s pickets and signature collection for Russia’s withdrawal from the war in Syria enjoy significant support from the local residents and sometimes the level of this support exceeds our expectations. Yabloko’s activists who participate in the campaign in different cities of Russia shared their opinion on the course of the campaign and the reaction of the passers-by.

Pskov. Alexander Andreyev, Yabloko’s activist:
– We feel that people trust us although such street political activity is a new thing for Pskov. The residents of the city are not used to the fact that someone addresses them, talks to them about the situation in the country, takes interest in their opinion.

Women highly support our initiative, especially mothers who have small children. It is clear that they think about the future of their children when they object to the war. There is an interesting thing. As you know, an airborne unite is stationed in Pskov, and some military men also put their signatures. It is likely that they are not allowed to do such a thing but they answered the question for themselves – they do not want to go to Syria.

A lot of people say that the withdrawal from the war in Syria is the right thing to do. We manage to hand out about 500-600 leaflets in an hour.

Irkutsk. Grigory Gribenko, Chair of the Irkutsk branch of Yabloko:

– The important thing is that our campaigners are students of the political science department and can easily explain some information of which the passers-by no nothing. Some discussions sometimes last about half an hour. As a result we collect dozens of signatures during every action.
I am glad that a lot of young people aged 25-27 support our initiative.

St. Petersburg. Ilya Smirnov, Chair of St. Petersburg Yabloko Youth:

People say that Grigory Yavlinsky is really a decent and worthy presidential candidate. He puts a stress on anti-military agenda, one needs serious political will to do so.

Barnaul: Alexander Goncharenko, Chair of the Altai branch of Yabloko:

Maybe Barnaul is the most pacifist city. It may well be connected with the fact that the level of life in the Altei Territory is one of the lowest in the country. It is much higher in Moscow and people may justify these costs. When you begin talking to people it becomes obvious that they have some misunderstanding. What are we doing in Syria, why do we spend money? Why don’t we spend it on something else?

Saratov. Yekaterina Tsaryeva, Yabloko’s activist:

Nearly 60 per cent of those who pass by our stands in the street say that they support the theses of our campaign. However, only about 40 per cent of them agree to put their signatures. They often say that they do not believe that their signature can change anything or they are afraid to leave their personal data. But there were cases when the residents were so eager to support the campaign that they brought their relatives and friends to put their signature, too.

Vologda. Makar Sokolov, Regional council member, the Vologda branch of Yabloko:

We collect hundreds of signatures every day. However, a lot of people who approve of our initiative refuse to put their signatures for different reason. For instance, two officials came by (of the middle and low level, probably). They said that they fully supported the campaign but did not dare put their signatures.

We do not face any kind of aggression. The passers-by treat us kindly on the whole. Elderly people recollect the war in Afghanistan and Chechnya very often while young people support the campaign because they have a pacifistic stance. University students come on purpose to put their signatures.

There people who do not inquire much about the aim of the campaign and put their signature just because they see Grigory Yavlisnky’s picture.

One can also put their signature on Yabloko’s website.

On 6 July, the government of the cities of Saratov and Tambov prohibited Yabloko’s anti-war pickets. The grounds for the prohibitions seem absurd from the legal point of view. The Tambov City Hall prohibited to carry out Grigory Yavlinsky’s anti-war campaign during “the election period” since holding such events “violates the equality of candidates”. First the Saratov City Hall authorised the picket but then forced the activists to stop it using the police force. The stated reason was that Saratov’s bombers stroke Syria. Yabloko will appeal the prohibition to carry out the campaign in court.