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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

Moscow municipal elections from door to door: the way Yabloko candidates persuade their neighbours to vote

“The United Russia party supporters are extinct in Moscow”
Article of the day, 30.08.2017

The Moscow municipal election campaign is entering the completion phase. About 700 Yabloko candidates are still running for municipal deputies despite the use of the administrative resource and the attempts to withdraw them from elections. Few people have got used to the way Yabloko candidates persuade their neighbours to vote. Door to door campaigning and personal communication are the main methods used by Yabloko nominees. The candidates themselves and Yabloko Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybokov, who volunteered in the Orekhovo-Borisovo Yuzhnoye district, will tell us about their experience of campaigning and cooperation with the voters.

Andrei Smirnov, a candidate for municipal deputy in the Koptevo district

“The only difficulty we have is the season. Everybody is on a vocation, few people open their doors. But in most cases the reaction is favourable. Moreover, the voters are our neigbours, they have seen us before. A lot of people tell us at once that they will vote for us. We met United Russia supporters only twice, although we visited a large number of flats. It is rather difficult to fine the ruling party supporters, they are extinct in Moscow.

A lot of people know that the elections will take place. Sometimes about 80-90 per cent of them promise to vote for us after five minutes of our conversation.

Very often people begin talking about some certain issues, and we discuss it, propose our solutions and our help in drawing up complaints. It is very important that the voter take interest in the scope of a municipal deputy’s’ authority and what exactly we can do if we are elected.”

Daniel Agnevsky, a candidate for municipal deputy in the Krasnoselsky district, Chair of Moscow Yabloko Youth

“Actually, it was a bit embarrassing to conduct a door to door campaigning because this is my first election campaign. I decided to begin with the apartment block that I know well – it is a high-rise building near Krasnye Vorota square. I ring the door bell: “Hello, I am your candidate for municipal deputy, let me introduce myself. An elderly man opens the door and invites me to come in. “Now I am going to interrogate you,” he says with a smile.

I told him about Yabloko, about the municipal elections and why this campaign is important and why he should come to the polling station on 10th September. It turned out that he was the son of an architect who constructing that high-rise building. By the way, he is an architect as well.

Then we discussed [a soviet architect] Dmitry Chechulin, the fight against architectural extravagances and the Mayakovskaya metro station. Finally, he presented me with a book about his father and promised to vote for us.

I have been to different apartment blocks but I never met aggression. If people open the door, as a rule, the listen to me until I finish my speech. This experience is very important to me. Everyday I have to talk to very different people. I think that after this election campaign I will be quite qualified to sell Kirby vacuum cleaners, cosmetics or persuade people to join totalitarian sects (laughing).”

Alexandra Rastorguyeva, a candidate for municipal deputy in the Tagansky district

“Door to door campaigning is an unpredictable thing. Sometimes they do not allow you to enter porch – “we are not accustomed to it”. And sometimes you meet your supporter at every floor and nearly all the doors open. You never know. Once a young woman opened the door and said: “Wow, we have just listened to Dmitry Gudkov, we were going to look for you but you have come yourself”.
I am glad that a lot of people know that the elections will take place on 10th September and the number of people, who are planning to vote, is growing every day. But there are many skeptics too.
People are also surprised that the candidates go from door to door themselves. Especially when the candidate is a young woman looking like a typical promoter. Sometimes it takes time before they realise who you are, and they are quite surprised. This way of campaigning takes a lot of energy but it is interesting. You can learn a lot about the way people live.”

Alexei Karnaukhov, a candidate for municipal deputy in the Khamovniky district, deputy head of Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre

“These last days of the election campaign my volunteers and I walk form door to door and get acquainted with the residents of Khamovniki. Many people are glad to see us, we manage to persuade some of them to vote. However, some people are disappointed and refuse to listen to anything.

The residents of one flat heartily supported us and gave us two apples. The other time we had to catch a cat that escaped as the door was open. Sometimes catching a cat is all what people need. However, forming a budget, knowing city planning and municipal purchases, conducting professional investigations is much more difficult. You’d better leave it to experts.

But we explain that it is important to act, not only criticize. We should change the way of life not complain about it. Nothing is going to change unless you get down to business.”

Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chair

After going for door to door I made sure that the attitude to Yabloko has improved even in a short period of time. They told me that we may face some negative reaction. However, we visited about 150 flats and herd some unpleasant comments only a few times.

Our candidates are very active, they walk form door to door themselves – this is vital. We said it many times that this campaign is very important for Yabloko. Now it is up to Muscovites – if they stay at home on the 10th September, the electoral commissions will make their choice for them. Or they may vote and elect decent people, whose opinion they share, to their municipal units.

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