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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 Parliament of the Kabardino-Balkaria introduces changes to its regulations in connection with a lawsuit from YABLOKO

Kavkazsky Uzel, Louise Orazayeva, June 7, 2013

The Parliament of the Kabardino-Balkaria has made changes to its regulations as regards the right of the parties that are not represented in the legislative body to participate in the plenary sessions. The changes were made in connection with a lawsuit by the YABLOKO party in the Supreme Court of the Republic.

According to Kavkazsky Uzel (The Caucasian Knot), on June 3, the Supreme Court of Kabardino-Balkaria began hearings on the suit of the YABLOKO party on recognising invalid the legal act stipulating that representatives of non-parliamentary political parties have no right to speak at meetings of the regional legislative assembly. The regional branch of YABLOKO stated that the Parliament of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic was not implementing the federal law “On Political Parties”.

On June 4, the Supreme Court of the Republic revealed that on May 30 the Parliament of Kabardino-Balkaria introduced changes to its regulations that should take off the controversial issue from the agenda, Irina Dombrovskaya, lawyer of the YABLOKO party said to the Kavkazsky Uzel.

“The court adjourned the meeting on June 18 so that wait for publication of the decision adopted by the parliament,” Dombrovskaya noted.

The information was confirmed by Aslan Hamukov, head of the Legal Department of the Parliament of the Republic.

According to Hamukov, the parliament edited the regulations so that to remove the discrepancies and replaced the controversial wording taken from the Regulations of the State Duma of the RF “the candidates’ lists not allowed to the distribution of seats in accordance with the results of the voting” by a reference to the federal law “On Political Parties”.

“It is not the regulations of the Parliament of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic which sets what parties are not represented, it is the prerogative of the federal legislature – the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, which gave an interpretation of this concept in its regulations by defining, in particular, that those parties the federal candidates lists of which were not allowed to distribution of mandates proceeding from the results of the voting are invited to the State Duma meetings (Article 14 and 38 of the State Duma Regulations – Note by the Kavkazsky Uzel). This is the only interpretation of this concept at present, the federal legislation contains no other,” Hamukov said.

The Parliament of the Kabardino-Balkaria acting in this case as a law enforcer determined in its regulations the order of participation of these parties in the parliament’s sessions. In this respect the Parliament of Kabardino-Balkaria understands political parties not represented in the State Duma or the regional parliament, exactly in the sense in which the federal legislative body – the State Duma of the Russian Federation – understands it,” Hamukov explained.

At the same time, according to Hamukov, the Parliament of the republic has never limited the rights of parties expressing a desire to speak at its meeting. On the contrary, the regulations of Parliament grants the right to attend and speak at the Parliament’s meetings not only to all the political parties, but also to all public associations, as well as citizens, as is envisaged by Article 40-1 of the Regulations.

Aslan Hamukov also said that the regional branch of the YABLOKO party forwarded to the Parliament a single letter – at the end of February 2013 – with a request to levy the “misunderstandings” and give a “written response on the essence of the application”, rather than an application for participation in the Parliaments’ meetings. Therefore, the explanation given by the Parliament with a reference to the federal legislative body, can not be regarded as a refusal of Parliament to the party in response to the stated intention to participate in its meetings.

At the hearings of the case Hamukov noted that regardless of the outcome of the case, the YABLOKO party, like any other party, shall be entitled to attend the meeting of Parliament; whereas the YABLOKO party may have a speech already at the next session of parliament, as the issues has been already agreed upon with the Chair of the Parliament.