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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

“From “We are the power here!” slogan we decided to proceed to action”

A second meeting of the elected municipal deputies took place in Yabloko, 15.09.2017

On 14th September, a second meeting of the elected municipal deputies and the party leadership took place in Yabloko office. Yabloko decided to ask the participants of the meeting why they decided to run in the elections as Yabloko candidates, what problems they faced during the election campaign and what their plans for the future are.

Anrdei Morev, the Yakimanka district

I think that Yabloko is the last democratic force in Russia which is capable of functioning, three are no others, this is my opinion.

I’ve been going to the rallies since I turned 20 years of age. This year I decided to go from “We are the power here” slogan to action in order to try change something and make an attempt to become this power, to change our city for the better at first, and then we will see.

We knocked on the doors of 4,250 flats. Actually, the number is understated, we visited more flats. About 1200-1300 people opened their doors. We’ve been campaigning for a month.

We have a majority in our council, we will make our own council and elect our own head. We already have a plan that consists of 25 points. Our main aim is to show that the democrats can work well so that the people would vote for Yabloko again in 5 years time.

Dmitry Boldyrev, the Konkovo district

I decided to run as a Yabloko’s candidates because it is the oldest democratic party that is held in respect in my district. I decided to gain Yabloko’s support in the election and won with its help.

I had to organise the campaign in the summer time when people are out of the city. If the campaign took lace in March or in winter it would have bee easier for us, we would not have to develop our own strategy to win the elections.

The residents in the district had a positive attitude to Yabloko. They said they would like to see Yabloko’s success in the future and the renewal of the party.

I used to resist the illegal development in the district as an ordinary citizen. Now I thank that I will be able to do more as a deputy. This status will help me to make a difference.

We are facing hard work now, we are having meetings to elect our head of the municipal council. It is likely to be so because we have a majority and we are trying to preserve our team. I believe in us.

Denis Prokuronov, the Filevsky district

In the beginning of the year I made a decision to participate in the municipal elections. From the beginning I knew that I would run as a Yabloko candidate because my whole family supports Yabloko – I’ve heard about the party ever since I was a child. In read the programmes and goals of the party, they reflect my own views.

I think that young people should be represented in local self-government bodies. I think I will enter politics and begin with my district.

Four Yabloko’s deputies, one Parnas deputy and an independent deputy were elected in our district. So, we have six deputies out of ten. We agree that we should not allow the United Russia party to take the leading positions. Now we are fighting against it.

There are lot of issues in the district that need to be solved. I want to change the format of communication with the residents, cooperate with public organisations, deal with requests in a quick and modern way avoiding bureaucracy.

Yana Sokolova, the Lomonosovsky district

We had a success taking the majority of seats in the council – 6 Yabloko candidates were elected. The first meeting will take place next week.

I decided to run as a Yabloko candidate because I share the views of the party and I had no doubts about signing the Memorandum after I read it.

On the whole, the voters had a positive attitude to Yabloko. In our district there was a tendency that candidates gained more votes because they were running as Yabloko nominees.

I think that after we were elected the residents of the district will notice that the budget funds are spent sensibly.

Yevgenia Gershberg, the Troparyevo-Nikulino distirct

We are extremely lucky – our neighbours and local activists supported us.

We did not have a single deputy who acted in favour of the residents. And we have a lot of issues to solve, for instance, we are struggling against illegal construction. We conducted a lot of rallies, pickets, we have our own newspaper, a website, a large district group. We are the local activists who did a lot.

Now we have 10 seats out of 10. Nine Yabloko deputies and one independent deputy who supports the party.

There were times when we came to the municipal council meetings and were forced out. Then deputies held the door and called us extremists. Now the situation has changed a lot.

Gordei Nefedov, the Lomonosovsky district

Our team consists of 8 people. All these people were elected to the council. We are all related to the district. I’ve been dealing with housing and utilities issue in my district for more than five years now.

Yabloko stands for the rights of the people in Moscow, therefore I decided to participate in the elections as a Yabloko candidate.

We conducted a door-to-door campaign. The elder generation was surprised: “The last time we saw candidates going from door to door was in the Soviet Union times. Thank you!”.

Konstantin Yelokhov, the Gagarinsky district

I am an activist in the Gagarinsky district. We were struggling against the illegal land surveying of apartment blocks at No 4 and No 6 Stroiteley Ulitsa. The developers tried to conduct an infill construction in the middle of our yard but we prevented it.

Our team knocked on the doors of 8,000 flats. I myself visited nearly 1,500 flats.

Now we have the majority – 12 deputies out of 12. We ensured the 29 per cent voters turnout. We are real activists and people know us.

Anna Desyatova, the Danilovsky district

I share democratic views and I think that Russia should be developing as a democratic country.
Today the efforts of local activists are very often fruitless, they need some certain political and institutional support. Deputies can help the activists.

We promoted Yabloko as an alternative to the current government because a lot of people do disprove of it and they listened with interest.

Vladimir Zhidkov, Prospect Vernadskogo

I like Yabloko activities and the people who are involved in them, therefore I decided to run in the elections as a Yabloko candidate and I think I made the right choice. We only have two deputies out of ten in the council but I think that we will learn how to cooperate with other deputies in favour of the Vernadsky district.

Anastasia Muralova, the Izmaylosky district
I decided to become Yabloko’s nominee because this is the only party the stance of which I share. The most difficult thing was to overcome my fear, go from door to door and talk to the voters.

Nine deputies out of twelve are not from the ruling party. I hope that we go through all our disagreements about electing the council head, that we make a good team and than probably we will be able to do a lot for the district.

Yabloko had a very good result in the Moscow municipal elections winning 176 mandates, which made Yabloko the second largest party in Moscow (after the ruling United Russia party). The leaders of Yabloko and its Moscow branch also participated in the meeting with the elected deputies. Read about the first meeting