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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

Sergei Mitrokhin discussed his environmental programme in RAS

Press Release, August 27, 2013

A round table on Moscow’s environmental problems with Sergei Mitrokhin’s participation was conducted at A.N.Bakh Institute of Biochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) on August 27.image

First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva opened the meeting. She asked the present ecologists and the representatives of the initiative groups to make amends to Sergei Mitrokhin’s environmental programme and to put forward their proposals.

Alexei Yablokov, member of the RAS, Chair of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction, presented a second more extensive edition of his book “The environment and the health of Muscovites”. He mentioned that for the first time the book touched the question of soling the environmental and health problems at the same time.

Yablokov took the research of the USA Bureau of Land Management as an example. The research shows that the trees are part of public health: “One tree in the city is one saved life within a year”. But Russia’s Health Department doesn’t want to know anything about the environment. And the amount of trees in the city decrease.

According to Yablokov, Moscow has a a very bad health and environmental statistics. The scientist said there was no such a department responsible for radiation safety in Moscow.

Sergei Mitrokhin mainly focused on the conditions of Moscow’s parks which suffer from the authorities’ actions. The authorities install paving tiles, roll out lawns instead of the natural soil covering, open restaurants. Sergei Mitrokhin inspected the problems of many Moscow’s parks in person.

“When we talk about the protection of parks and green territories we mean not just a place for a good rest, but we talk about saving of lives and health”, said YABLOKO leader.

“The money from the budget is spent on all those roll lawns. The distraction of the parks takes place under the pretence of redevelopment. Moreover,the present authorities patronise different commercials. There are lots of illegal cafes and parking spaces in the parks. The main thing that the authorities take away from us is the nature”, said Sergei Mitrokhin.

Candidate for Moscow Mayor presented his environmental programme and added that not all the candidates have it. What is more, he [Mitrokhin] has a team which can bring this programme to life. Mitrokhin mentioned that YABLOKO had been concerned with the environmental problems for a long time and it’s not just pre-election public relations. And YABLOKO will continue its environmental activity no matter what results would they have at the elections.

“I’m the only “green candidate” at the Moscow Mayoral elections. We don’t fell shame for running in the elections at the face of the environmental community”, said Mitrokhin.

Evgeny Frolov, co-chair of the environmental and social organisations union, approved of Sergei Mitrokhin’s programme and said that “it will be very difficult to achieve anything in the environmental sphere without a political will”.

Sergei Minzheritsky, coordinator of a social movement “The open bank”, said:” YABLOKO is the only party which struggles for the nature in Moscow, for the back-link between the people and the authorities.

Grigory Semyonov, a municipal deputy in the Cheremushky district, member of YABLOKO, said that, according to the latest research, the most green districts of Moscow are the five-storied block of flats districts. He proposed to develop a programme on knocking those blocks of flats down without the damage to the nature together with the ecologists, deputies, residents and city planners.

The participants of the round table discussed the most important environmental problems: the protection of parks and the prospect of giving them the status of the specially protected nature reservations, air pollution and planting of greenery.

Alexei Yablokov mentioned that the only way to attract the attention of the authorities is mass protest. But Sergei Mitrokhin disagreed. He said that mass rallies don’t solve all the problems.”The main issue now is the issue of the authority.It’s hard to achieve the change of the authorities in one time, but if we don’t try and don’t get experience in the struggle, nothing will change”, said the candidate for Moscow Mayor.

At the end of the discussion Galina Mikhaleva invited everyone to the rally in the Strogino district against the construction of the road on August 31.