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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

Nikolai Rybakov discussed environmental and city development issues during his visit to Saratov

Press Release, 8.09.2020

Photo: Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and Yabloko candidate Ksenia Sverdlova

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov visited Saratov on September 7, as part of his tour to Yabloko regional branches participating in regional elections on 13 September. Ksenia Sverdlova, Chair of the Yabloko branch in Saratov, will take part in the by-elections of deputies of the Saratov Regional Duma in the Volga single-mandate constituency No. 1.

Nikolay Rybakov began his visit from inspecting the Freedom Park in the Yubileyny district, where about 20,000 residents live. For more than 20 years since its opening, the park has been under the threat of cutting under construction sites.

Photo: Visit to the Freedom Park


During a walk in the park, the head of Yabloko, together with representatives of the regional office, discussed the possibilities for its improvement and came to the conclusion that the best solution to such issues of improvement should be the introduction of a two-tier system of self-government, so that the issues of improvement are decided by elected representatives of the governing, rather than a appointed head of Aminsitration.


After visiting the park, the Yabloko Chairman went to the presentation of the Clean Air programme – an independent civilian air quality control programme. This programme is the result of the initiative of the regional branch of the party and Fedor Demyanchuk, Deputy Chairman of the Saratov branch of Yabloko.

Photo: Installation of an air quality sensor in the apartment of activist Roman Vasiliev


The idea of ​​independent air quality control came about a few years ago, when a group of Saratov activists recorded complaints from local residents about the deteriorating air quality and unpleasant odours at night. At the same time, citizens’ appeals to specialised departments did not bring results. After studying the chart of prevailing and dominant winds, the activists managed to establish that the cause of the unpleasant odour is most likely the emissions from two Saratov refineries, the Saratov refinery and Sarotovorgsintez (Saratov Organic Synthesising facility). Their emissions, most likely, are not recorded by the government sensors, because they work only during the daytime.


Special equipment was purchased for the Clean Air programme, this equipment will record air quality and transmit it to the international website, which records the state of the air around the world. The first air quality sensor was installed on September 7 in the apartment of Yabloko party activist Roman Vasiliev. In the near future, the sensors are planned to be installed by volunteers in different districts of the city.

Photo: Meeting with residents of the Ivolgino district


During the day, Nikolai Rybakov also visited the Ivolgino district, the so-called Saratov ghetto, where social housing was built. Despite population of 3,000 people, the district lacks the necessary infrastructure. In Ivolgino there is no school, post office, ATMs and a police station, as well as a recreational area or park. During his visit, the head of Yabloko also noticed that there was not even a single tree in the neighbourhood. Nikolai Rybakov also talked with local residents and decided to send several appeals to the relevant departments with a request to pay attention to the problems faced by the district.


On the initiative of the head of Yabloko, a visit was also made to the local station of young naturalists, which is planned to be transferred from federal subordination to the city authorities in order to expand the territory of the school adjacent to the station. In this regard, local activists have fears that after the transfer of property, the station may be closed.

Photo: Meeting with the Regional Council of the Saratov branch of Yabloko


At the end of the day, Nikolai Rybakov met with the regional council of the Saratov regional branch, as well as new members and candidates to join the party. At the meeting, Rybakov and party activists discussed the work of the party and its strategy in the context of the strengthening of the authoritarianism of the Russian government. The panelists also discussed Yabloko’s proposals for mitigating the negative consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, talked about the upcoming elections and the participation of party representatives in them, as well as practical steps to develop the regional branch of Yabloko.