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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

The Moscow YABLOKO Regional Council recommended candidates to run in the Moscow parliamentary elections from the party

Press release, 11.06.2014

The Moscow YABLOKO Regional Council recommended candidates to be considered by the party conference to run in 41 precincts in the Moscow parliamentary elections. The meeting of the Regional Council lasted for seven hours and finished late at night. The candidates represented YABLOKO, other democratic parties and movements and independent candidates.image

The candidates presented themselves to the Regional Council and answered questions of the council members. There were 68 candidates for 45 Moscow precincts. The discussion of the candidates was conducted behind closed doors.

There was a hot discussion. In four electoral districts none of the candidates received a majority of votes from the Regional Council. So it was decided to conduct further consultations on these precincts.

The Regional Council developed the following principle for nomination: to nominate those non-YABLOKO activists who agree to sign the memorandum and the agreement on sharing the same values and principles, however, priority was given to YABLOKO’s candidates.

Six candidates out of 41 are not YABLOKO party members, and four candidates joined YABLOKO at the Regional Council meeting.

Several party leaders were nominated to run in the Moscow City Duma elections: renowned environmentalist Alexei Yablokov, economist and politician Sergei Ivanenko, a member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society Development and Human Rights Andrei Babushkin, human rights activist Valery Borshchyov and Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Irina Kopkina.

The list also contains many young people: Semyon Burd, Kirill Goncharov, Alexander Gnezdilov, Sergei Grigorov, Nicholai Kavkazsky and Maxim Kruglov.

The Regional Council nominated the following non-YABLOKO democratic candidates: Mikhail Peskov, Chair of the Moscow branch of the Democratic Choice party, Varvara Gryaznova, activist of the 5th of December party, Igor Nikolayev, Director of the Institute of Strategic Analysis, Viktor Fedoruk, expert in the housing and utilities sector, Alexei Karpukhin, civil activist and Elena Grischenko, environmental activist.
List of candidates as of precincts:

1 – Eugenia Vlasova

2 – Mikhail Peskov

3 – postponed

4 – Irina Kopkina

5 – Elena Morozova

6 – Sergei Grigorov

7 – Marina Ivannikova

8 – Igor Nikolayev

9 – Vladimir Samoshin

10 – Inna Mertzalova

11 – Andrei Babushkin

12 – Vladimir Khodakov

13 – Svetlana Savitskaya

14 – Maxim Kruglov

15 – Alexei Krapukhin

16 – Elena Grishchenko

17 – Nicholai Pinyasov

18 – Semyon Burd

19 – Vera Karasyova

20 – Alexander Molochov

21 – Svetlana Rodionova

22 – Marina Karavayeva

23 – Eugene Prochik

24 – postponed

25 – Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko

26 – Yuri Medovar

27 – Victor Fedoruk

28 – Alexei Yablokov

29 – postponed

30 – Varvara Gryaznova

31 – Dmitry Novikov

32 – Kirill Goncharov

33 – postponed

34 – Georgy Ogorodnikov

35 – Valery Borschyov

36 – Grigory Semyonov

37 – Elena Rusakova

38 – Ilya Khandrikov

39 – Dmitry Sysoyev

40 – Olga Radaeva

41 – Dmitry Tupikin

42 – Mikhail Menshikov

43 – Sergei Ivanenko

44 – Alexander Gnezdilov

45 – Nikolai Kavkazsky


Vera Kichanova (centre)





Mikhail Peskov, Chair of the Moscow branch of the Democratic Choice party



Municipal deputies Inna Mertzalova and Grigory Semyonov



YABLOKO Regional Council member Alexander Gnezdilov



Municipal deputy Elena Rusakova



Sergei Ivanenko, economist, member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee



Yulia Galyamina, activist of the 5th of December party



Elena Grischenko, environmental activist



YABLOKO’s Kirill Gontcharov and Nikolai Kavkazsky



Vyacheslav Naganov from the Progress Party



YABLOKO’s Maxim Kruglov



Galina Mikhaleva, First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch, and Sergei Mitrokhin, Chairman



Municipal deputy Mikhail Menshikov



Mikhail Petrov, Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, and Varvara Gryaznova, activist of the 5th of December Party



Municipal deputy Natalia Chernyshova



Alexander Vinokurov, owner of the Dozhd television channel



Municipal deputy Maxim Katz