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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

Lev Shlosberg participated in international conference in memory of Boris Nemtsov in European Parliament

Press release, 03.03.2016
An international conference in memory of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov took place in the European Parliament in Brussels.image

Lev Shlosberg

The conference dedicated to Nemtsov’s life, his activity, the situation with democracy and human rights in Russia was organised by the leader of the ALDE Group in the EP, former Prime Minister of Belgium Guy Verhofstadt together with the Boris Nemtsov Foundation represented by the politician’s daughter Zhanna Nemtsova, in cooperation with the representatives of the Russian opposition parties (ALDE members).

Member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee Lev Shlosberg and Deputy Chairperson Nikolai Rybakov (via Skype) represented YABLOKO at the conference.

Commenting on the conference dedicated to Boris Nemtsov, Lev Shlosberg said:

“The Interrelation between the European Union and Russia are at the worst state since the beginning of 1990s. In essence, a cold war is on, this was confirmed by the President and Prime Minister of Russia in public. The murder of Boris Nemtsov has become the first purely political murder in the modern history of Russia. Nemtsov was murdered for his political views. Nemtsov was a Russian European politician. Today the European liberals and democrats have established a tradition of a European public discussions in memory of Nemtsov, it is the right thing to do. Memory binds to actions. We want to identify those those who ordered Nemtsov’s murder, we want to bring Russia back to Europe, we need a democratic Russia. It is important to talk about it openly, at the European level as well. Publicity helps to disperse the darkness”.

Before the beginning of the conference Boris Nemtsov was awarded the Jean Rey International Prize 2016 posthumously. Zhanna Nemtsova received the prize.

According to Guy Verhofstadt, who opened the conference, “Boris devoted his life to a struggle for a democratic and prosperous Russia. He fought for a Russia in which human dignity, a single human life would matter. A Russia in which the governing elite would be accountable to citizens. A Russia which would be at peace with neighbours, a fully-fledged Member of the European family. A different Russia”. Verhofstadt claims that the investigation of Nemtsov’s murder is not only a Russian but an international problem.

Several discussions on the problems of humans rights defence and the rule of law setting, challenges to the property rights and corruption struggle in defence of social marker economy, architecture of the world and security in Europe were conducted at the conference, which was attended by about 400 people including the European PMs.

Lev Shlosberg also spoke about the fight against corruption. In his report he named the reasons of the emergence of corrution in Russia, including corruption at the regional level, mechanisms of corruption processes and the ways how the society can fight them giving the situation in the Pskov Region as an example.

This session was moderated by ALDE Group Vice President Pavel Telička MEP. Marc Franco, Former EU Ambassador to Russia, also made a report on the issue.

ALDE Group Vice President Petras Austrevicius MEP, Louis Michel MEP, former President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Anne Brasseur, ALDE Party Vice President Alexander Graf Lambsdorff MEP, Director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Right, OSCE, Michael Georg Link, ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP and numerous other political leaders participated in the conference.

The event was followed by a Rock concert in memory of Boris Nemtsov.

Zhanna Nemtsova

Zhanna Nemtsova


Lev Shlosberg and Marc Franco

Lev Shlosberg and Marc Franco

Pavel Telička, Lev Shlosberg, Marc Franco

Pavel Telička, Lev Shlosberg, Marc Franco

Petras Austrevicius and Guy Verhofstadt

Petras Austrevicius and Guy Verhofstadt