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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

On the inadmissibility of the use of law enforcement resource in political struggle in Karelia

Resolution of the 18th YABLOKO Congress, 24.12.2015

The Congress states that pressure from the administrative and the law enforcement bodies of the Republic of Karelia on the leaders and members of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO has been steadily increasing.

YABLOKO’s regional branch in Karelia is the most active political organisation [in the Republic of Karelia] – it is an opponent of the regional authorities, regularly participates and wins in elections of different levels presenting an oppositional programme to the society. Despite unjustified withdrawal from elections of many party candidates, YABLOKO members managed to become deputies of local self-government, deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the capital of the Republic and the parliament of the Republic. The victory of YABLOKO’s candidate Galina Shirshina in the Petrozavodsk mayoral election in [September] 2013 was a bright political success. Despite the counteraction of the current administration and their increased use of the administrative resources, YABLOKO’s candidate won a landslide victory, receiving 41.9 per cent of the votes. The success of the regional branch of YABLOKO and the inability of the Karelian authorities to confront our party in an open political struggle for the votes made them rely on their single resource – the law enforcement.-

In 2013-2014, four criminal cases (with further arrests, numerous searches and other acts of intimidation) were raised against members of the Karelian YABLOKO team. In November 2015, Petrozavodsk City Court sentenced Evgenia Sukhorukova, deputy mayor of Petrozavodsk, to three years of probation, in accordance with Article 286 Part 3 of the Criminal Code “Abuse of Power”. On 28 December hearings in the Supreme Court of Karelia will take place on the case. The defence of Evgenia Sukhorukova will be seeking her acquittal, however, the prosecutors demand three years of imprisonment for the mother of young child. At present there is an ongoing trial over Svetlana Chechil, member of the Federal Council of the YABLOKO party and former head of the Administration of Prionezhsky municipal district of the Republic of Karelia. She has been also charged under Article 286 Part 1 of the Criminal Code “Abuse of Power”.

Also, there is one more trial over party members – heads of Petrozavodsk City Council of Veterans Galina Karasova and Nina Vasilyeva. They are accused of violating the election law. They rejected termination of the criminal prosecution under amnesty and are seeking an acquittal in court.

A case against four Karelian YABLOKO members raised under Article 159 Part 4 of the Criminal Code of Russia “Fraud” – Vasily Popov, member of the Political Committee of the party, Anastasia Kravchuk, YABLOKO Bureau member, Olga Zaletskaya, deputy of the Petrozavodsk City Council from the YABLOKO party, and Alexandra Kornilova – was sent to the prosecutor’s office for a verdict. An ordinary commercial transaction on a purchase of municipal property at a public tender, where neither a single law and nor a normative act was violated, and every step was confirmed by the decisions of the civil and the arbitration courts, was presented by the investigators as a criminal intent. The Memorial Human Rights Centre announced Olga Zaletskaya, Alexandra Kornilova, Anastasia Kravchuk and Vasily Popov be unlawfully persecuted for political reasons. There is a desire to discredit and morally destroy a strong political opponent – the regional branch of the YABLOKO party.

The YABLOKO Congress assesses prosecution of YABLOKO activists in Karelia as politically motivated. Such practices raise deep concern, and we consider it necessary to draw the attention of the government and society to the extremely dangerous trend of criminal prosecution of representatives of an oppositional political party.

The YABLOKO party admonishes of involving all the measures within the framework of the Russian Federation laws so that to protect its members.

Emilia Slabunova,

Chair of the YABLOKO party