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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

Famous Russian human rights defenders Svetalna Gannushkina and Sergei Kovalyov called head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov to debate

Press Release, 08.09.2016

Svetlana Gannushkina, renowned human rights defender, Chair of the Grzhdanskoy Sodeystviye (Civil Assistance) Committee and candidate to the State Duma running in YABLOKO regional group in Chechnya, and Sergei Kovalyov, her representative, famous human rights defender, member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee and Co-Chair of YABLOKO Human Rights Faction, called Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Chechnya and one of top candidates for the State Duma from the United Russia party, on the pre-election debate. Human rights defenders have made such a statement today at a press conference in the YABLOKO office on 8 September. Moderator of the conference was YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova.

Gannushkina and Kovalyov identified a number of issues that they would like to raise in the debate with the head of the Chechen Republic. In particular, they focused on the situation with human rights in the Republic.

Svetlana Gannushkina told that she knows Chechnya and its problems well. Some time ago she opened the reception office of Memorial human rights society in the Republic, launch programmes for medical assistance and heath care, aid to schools, organised seminars for judges and lawyers in the years after the wars in Chechnya.

Gannushkina also stressed that “there is only one law in Chechnya – orders of Ramzan Kadyrov”. She gave the most recent examples of this: disappearance of Ruslan Martagov, a journalist who criticised Kadyrov’s regime at Radio Liberty on 23 August; apology by Ramzan Dzhalaldinov brought to the head of the Republic for his appeal to the Russian President on poverty in his native village; public “repentance” by Ayshat Inayeva for her address to Kadyrov.

Svetlana Gannushkina also noted that the overall situation with human rights in Chechnya affected her election campaign.

“My friends live in Chechnya. But I can not go there for campaigning or invite them to a public event, as I do not know what will happen to them after that,” she said.

Answering journalists’ question of journalists about the investigation of the murder of Boris Nemtsov, Gannushkina said that the murder of Boris Nemtsov had no impact on the position of citizens in the region deprived of their rights.

“The only way to push the developments [in the Republic] towards the evolutionary path is to come to the polls and support intelligent, responsible people,” Gannushkina summed.

According to Russia’s legendary human rights defender Sergei Kovalyov, the Chechen Republic became a testing ground for Russia where the latter tested how to use the administrative resource, therefore a single-mandate candidate had no chances t win there.

“I am going to tell you one thing which is normally considered unacceptable to speak about in a campaign. Svetlana Alexeyevna [Gannushkina] will not win in the elections in Chechnya, not because people in the Republic do not know Svetlana Alexeyevna,” Kovlyov said.

Kovalev stressed goal of the nomination of Gannushkina was to tell the public about the situation with human rights in Chechnya.

“We in Russia also too often find ourselves in the grip of arbitrary rule. But arbitrary rule in Chechnya is atrocious,” he said.

The invitation to the debate have been already sent to the headquarters of the ruling United Russia party. YABLOKO proposes to conduct the debate in the VGTRK-Grozny television channel on a commercial basis. According to the law, a party is not entitled to pay for the airtime of its opponents, so YABLOKO proposes participation in the discussion on a parity basis.