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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

Leader of the Stavropol Yabloko Youth arrested for two months

The court refused to take into account the facts that Kirill Bobro has a little son and that YABLOKO is ready to put up bail for him
Press release, 20.03.2017

On 20 March, Stavropol’s Leninsky District Court arrested Kirill Bobro, Chairman of the Yabloko Youth branch in Stavropol, for two months. He is accused of drug possession. Two packages of drugs were planted in Kirill’s flat by the officers of the Centre for Combating Extremism during a search in the activist’s home last Thursday. The court refused to take into account the facts that Kirill Bobro has a little son and that YABLOKO is ready to put up bail for him.

YABLOKO Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov arrived in Stavropol to support Kirill Bobro. He was present at the court hearing. “Kirill who realises that the case is politically motivated concedes that [the court] may pronounce a guilty verdict. He asked the judge to release him on house arrest so that he could spent at least some little time with his young son. However, neither [his request], nor YABLOKO’s motion for releasing him on house arrest on bail convinced the court,” Nikolai Rybakov noted after the court hearing.

Kirill Bobro was detained on 16 March after officers of the Centre for Combating Extremism searched his flat. They found two packages with some substances during the search, later the expertise showed that they contained heroin and marijuana. A criminal case under Part 2 Article 228 of the Russian Criminal Code (illegal storage of narcotic drugs on a large scale) was filed against the activist. He is facing form three to ten years in prison. Kirill himself denies the accusation of drug storage. Neither Kirill nor his lawyer Vitaly Zubenko doubt that drugs were planted by the officers of the Centre for Combating Extremism. However, the court ignored the fact that police could not get inside Kirill’s flat for about an hour since Bobro refused to open the door until his lawyer’s arrival. He could have got rid of any banned substances if he had such.

YABLOKO is certain that Kirill Bobro is persecuted on political grounds and the criminal case is framed-up. The Federal Council of YABLOKO which was held on Saturday realised a statement demanding to release him immediately. “The attempts to crack down on public opinion and dispose of political opponents using force leads to radicalisation of the society and degradation of the political culture,” the statement runs.

On 17 March, YABLOKO activists and Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Sergei Mitrokhin held one-person pickets in support of Kirill Bobro by the Presidential Administration in Moscow.

Chair of LI Human Rights Committee and Vice-President on LI Bureau Markus Loening also called for the immediate release of the leader of the Youth Yabloko branch in Stavropol (South Russia) Kiril Bobro.

IFLRY claims that the persecution of Kirill Bobro is unacceptable. “We fully support Yabloko Youth, their mother party Yabloko and Liberal International in demanding his immediate release and condemning these unacceptable actions!”, runs the statement of the organisation.

LYMEC calls upon the Russian authorities to end the repression on opposition members and guarantee Kirill Bobro a fair trial as guaranteed by the Russian constitution and the European Convention of Human Rights, of which Russia is a signatory.

The International Network of Liberal Women calls Russia’s authorities to free Kirill Bobro and protect all other girls and boys who want to participate peacefully in politics

In February the court sentenced Kirill Bobro to three days in jail for organising a one-person picket by the FSB security service office in Stavropol. The activist was charged with violation of Article 20.2 of Russia’s Administrative Code (violation of the established procedure for organising or conducting a gathering, meeting, demonstration, procession or picket). The court claimed that Kirill Bobro organised the picket since he wrote a post about it on the Vk social networking service and is the leader of Yabloko Youth in Stavropol. The activists picketed the FSB office because of the threats to the organiser of the rally in memory of Boris Nemtsov Anastasia Antonets. On February 17, the FSB officers came to the flat of Anastasia Antonets’ parents under the pretext of checking their gun license. They asked the parents to warn their daughter against the possible negative consequences of the rally (“what if someone is going to drink alcohol in a public place or suddenly breaks a couple of benches” an so on). They also demanded that on February 20 Anastasia Antonets must write an application on the rejection to hold the rally and stop further political activity.

Moreover, lawyer Vitaly Zubenko said that the activists were going to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against the court decision to hold five activists of Yabloko Youth (Anastasia Antonets, Kirill Bobro, Roman Fatulayev, Tatyana Glinberg and Artyem Sagaydakov) administratively liable for participating in a series of one-person pickets against decriminalisation of domestic violence.

YABLOKO also hosted an online Flash Mod calling the Internet users to post pictures in support of Kirill Bobro with a hashtag #СвободуКириллуБобро (#FreeKirillBobro).