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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

“Nothing can be solved without politics.” Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina are visiting the Pskov region

Press Release, 15.11.2019

Today the three-day visit of Yabloko’s leaders to the Pskov region has begun. Party Chair Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina, member of the Yabloko Political Committee and head of Yabloko’s Centre for Legislative Initiatives, arrived in the region for a conference on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Pskov branch of the party.

The first day of the visit began with Emilia Slabonova interview at the Ekho Moskvy in Pskov radio station. The politician began her speech with words of support for the Pskov-based journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva accused of “justification of terrorism” after her articles released on 7 November, 2018, first by the radio station Echo Moskvy in Pskov and then on the website of the Pskov News Feed of the  column “Reprisals for the state ”- about the reasons for the explosion of a 17-year-old young man in the reception of the Arkhangelsk Federal Security Service on 31 October, 2018. Now Prokopyeva faces imprisonment of up to seven years.

“I came first of all in order to express solidarity with Svetlana Prokopieva here in the Pskov region,” Slabunova said. “The criminal case brought against her is shameful and cynical. To make accusations of justifying terrorism to a person who criticizes the authorities with pain for her homeland is a shame on this very authority. ”


Yabloko considers the persecution by the authorities of an independent journalist for her opinion be an act of intimidation, a direct attempt on the foundations of the constitutional system of Russia.


Slabunova also called the Pskov Yabloko team, led by Lev Shlosberg, “a solid team of real patriots who worry about the situation in the region”. They have what to offer the region: their professionalism and vision of the development of the region as a whole and its regions,” Emilia Slabunova noted.


And there is a lot for them to develop in the region. The Pskov region has a strategically advantageous geographical position, excellent cultural potential, it can be made a place of comfortable residence for people.


However, the authorities brought the region to a deplorable state. Thus, in terms of provision of doctors in rural areas, the region ranks the last among all regions of Russia. “Is it possible to qualify such a policy other than genocide?” Slabunova said. “And they accuse the journalist of justifying terrorism and at the same time implement a policy of strangling their own people… What criminal cases should be filed in this case?”


Yabloko Chair also stressed that the outflow of the population had been one of the main problems in the region. Now 629,000 people live in the region, however, according to forecasts, there will remain only 600,000 people by 2024. In total, every sixth resident left the region during the term of President Putin. More than 17 per cent of residents have incomes below the subsistence level.


Residents respond to this by growing protest, but political protest is combined with civic activism and citizens have the illusion that activists can continue creating the dynamics of protests. However, this has not prospects, Slabunova said.


“This can be seen in many public movements,” she stressed. “When they try to resolve issues without using political tools, I tell them every time: you will quickly come to a standstill, run into a wall that will make you realise that without a political lobby you can’t do anything.”


Therefore, it is so important that citizens realise that everything in life has political reasons. Nothing can be solved without politics, Slabunova added.


“The number of eggs in a package is politics, the cost of public transport is politics, whether there will be school circles for children and whether they will be paid or free – this is politics, whether a high-rise building will be built right in front of your windows is also politics,” Emilia Slabunova emphasised.  “Because all these decisions are made by politicians. Deputies of different levels, officials whose corps is formed by the ruling party. Nothing can be solved without politics. Therefore, a civil protest will have no perspective and will not lead to anything until it receives a political format,” she said.


Slabonova and Dubrovina also visited the Novorzhevsky district of the region. In September 2019, Sofia Pugacheva, an electrical engineer for aircraft, deputy of the district Assembly, and the Chair of the southeastern branch of the Pskov Yabloko, was elected its head: 45.95 per cent of voters voted for her, while 45.06 per cent cast their votes for her main rival from the ruling United Russia party – Sergei Mezentsev. The gap was only 32 votes. For several hours, the territorial electoral commission refused to enter the data of the last protocol, which guaranteed the victory of Pugacheva, but still did it under public pressure.

Photo: From right to left: Lev Shlosberg, Sofia Pugacheva, Emilia Slabunova, Yelena Dubrovina and Arkady Vasilyev


Yabloko leaders also visited social institutions of the district. They met with teachers at the Novorzhevsk school and discussed the problems of education.

Photo: In the Vekhnyansk library.


According to Slabunova, it is possible to change the state of affairs in domestic education if developing in three directions: create a modern, rich and varied environment for the development of the child, radically increase the salary of teachers and improve the quality of management in this area.

Photo: In the Vekhnyansk school.


Tomorrow high Yabloko guests will take part in the conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, which will be held in Pushkinogorsky district.

Photo: Meeting the teachers of the Novorzhevsk school

Photo by Alexander Sidorenko