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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

Liberals from Russia and Europe to discuss the conservative trend in politics and public life

Press Release, 10.10.2014

International Conference “Liberal Values Versus a Conservative Trend in Politics and Public Life in Europe” organized by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and the YABLOKO party will take place in Moscow on October 11. YABLOKO is a full member of ALDE.

Where will the growing conservative trends in Russia and in Europe lead all of us to? Is the world is moving closer towards a power politics? Why does a truly global economy need liberal values​​? These and other questions will be discussed at the conference.

The stance of the YABLOKO party which has been openly proclaiming the need for the European way of development for Russia contradicts the main idea of ​​the present government pushing the country to a “truly Russian” way allegedly characterized by Orthodoxy, autocracy and nationalism.

Liberals from Europe and Russia will determine the main directions of the liberal policies in modern conditions.

Moderator of the conference will be Dr. Prof. Galina Mikhaleva, Secretary of YABLOKO Political Committee, Chair of the YABLOKO Gender Faction.

Welcoming speeches will be made by Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, YABLOKO founder, member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee, Prof. of Higher School of Economics, Olle Schmidt, ALDE Vice President, MEP 1999-2004 and 2006-2014, Swedish Liberal People’s Party, Sweden and Baroness Kishwer Falkner, Vice President, Liberal International, British Liberal Democrats, member of the House of Lords.

Sir Graham Watson, ALDE party President, has sent a video address to the conference.

The key reports will be made by Sergei Mitrokhin (The ‘Conservative Turn’ in the Russian Politics and Its Consequences) and Baroness Kishwer Falkner (Isolation or Integration: the New European Challenge).

The key reports will be followed by panel discussions: Evolution of Liberal and Conservative Ideologies (including the Russian variant), Conservatism Versus Nationalism: the European and the Russian Variants, Liberal Values and Building of Institutions: the State and the Law, Present International Conflicts and the Liberal Values, Liberal Values and Economic Policies in the Globalisation Era, The Society: Between Liberalism, Conservatism and Nationalism. The Imposed and the Traditional Values and other.

The reports will be made by European guests: Dr. Matyas Eörsi, President of ALDE-PACE Group (2002 – 2009), State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hungary (1997 – 1998), Senior Advisor to the Secretary General of the Community of Democracies, Dr. Markus Ehm, head of the Moscow Bureau, Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Dr. Rainer Stinner, Foreign Policy Spokesman for the FDP in the German Bundestag (2009 – 2013), FDP, Germany, Johan Ekman, Chair of International Committee, Swedish People’s Party of Finland, Dr. Andres Knaul, Managing Partner Russia and Kazakhstan, Rödl & Partner, FDP, Germany , Satka Hajdarpasic, Vice President of the Liberal Party of Montenegro (LPCG), Acting director of the Diplomatic Academy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Emil Kirjas, Secretary General, Liberal International, Lena Baden, journalist, Radikale Venstre, Denmark, and other.

The following renowned Russian experts will participate in the conference: Dr.Vladimir Kantor, Professor of the Higher School of Economics, writer and publicist, Dr.Prof. Yury Pivovarov, Academician of the History and Philology Department, the Russian Academy of Sciences,Dr.Viktor Sheinis, Professor of the Moscow University for the Humanities, member of YABLOKO Political Committee, Dr. Andrei Medushevsky, Professor of Higher School of Economics, Dr. Prof. Boris Vishnevsky, member of YABLOKO Bureau and deputy of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, Tatyana Vorozheykina, renowned social scientist, Nikita Sokolov, Editor-in-Chief of journal Otechestvenniye Zapiski and other.

There will be on-line streaming of the conference at for Russian speakers and for English speakers.

The conference begins at 9.00 (MSK).