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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 problem of forced marriage discussed in the House of Journalists

Press release, 29.05.2015

On May 27, a discussion on “The practices of underage forced marriage: the role of journalists, mass media and civil society in the straggle for children and women’s rights observance” took place in the Central House of Journalists (DomZhur), Moscow. The meeting was moderated by Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Secretary of the Journalists Union, and Natalia Bitten, coordinator of For Feminism initiative group.image

Chair of YABLOKO Gender faction Galina Mikhaleva, member of Presidential Council of the Russian Federation for human rights Svetlana Ayvazova, the editor-in-chief of the Internet newspaper Kavkazsky Uzel Grigory Shvedov, lawyer Mari Davtyan and others participated in the meeting.

The reason for the round table came the occurrence which caused a broad public resonance – the wedding of 17-year-old Luiza Goylabiyeva and 57-year-old Nazhud Guchigov, Chechen police chief.


Natalia Bitten

Natalia Bitten analyzed the main tendencies of the coverage of the “wedding of the millennium” within pro-government mass media.

“There are three theses. First, everyone who tries to speak about minor’s rights abuse is pronounced a hypocrite. Second, the conditional slogan is “Traditions are more important than the law”, therefore when in Rome do as the Romans do. Finally, the third one, which, in my opinion, is the most curious thesis, the support of the wedding boosters from the point of view of resistance to the colonial trend within the framework of enforcing western values to the East on behalf of Russia,” said Natalya Bitten.

Nadezhda Azhgikhina

Nadezhda Azhgikhina

Nadezhda Azhgikhina emphasized that mass media focused its attention on the wedding itself not practically taking into consideration the violation of Elena Malashina’s rights. Elena Malashina is a human rights defender and journalist of Novaya Gazeta who was actually banished from Chechnya. At the moment Elena is being threatened.

“One mustn’t keep silent and twist a finger to one’s temple [a gesture signaling that someone is “crazy”], when lawlessness takes place one mustn’t stand off,” said Nadezhda Azhgikhina.


Grigory Shvedov

Grigory Shvedov focused the attention of those present on the ways of protection of correspondents who face persecution.

“I think that the protection of journalists can be of intellectual nature not only of physical one. The YABLOKO party have a large resource and provide support to journalists including our correspondents in the Caucasus,” noted Shvedov.

Svetlana Ayvazova emphasized that “it’s impossible to save those who don’t want it”.

“Malashina claims that she doesn’t need support and doesn’t take the threats seriously. Though everything always starts with the threats,” she said.


Svetlana Ayvazova

When speaking of Ramzan Kadyrov’s role in the “wedding of the millennium”, Galina Mikhaleva emphasized that “Kadyrov seems to be challenging the system in search for the limits”.

Galina Mikhaleva

Galina Mikhaleva

“The authorities already behave like three Buddhist monkeys – they see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,” said Galina Mikhaleva.

Chair of YABLOKO Gender faction stressed that the situation with women’s rights protection was becoming worse in the light of latest laws. As an example Mikhaleva gave the bill on the family education ethics at school which calls for propaganda of virginity and having many children, recent legislative attempts to ban abortions. The [Parliamentary] Committee for women and children protection under Elena Mizulina plays a negative role by constant proposing of odious bills.

“I’m not optimistic, in terms of legislation as well. We should resist the odious initiatives of the authorities more actively,” noted Galina Mikhaleva.

Svetlana Ayvazova mentioned that the stance of the Committee is not a fluke: representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church dominate among the number of experts and there are no subject experts. The State Duma rejects a large number of legislative initiatives in support of women’s rights. In particular, the law against home violence hasn’t been adopted in Russia. According to Ayvazova, the things in the Former Soviet Republics aren’t in a better way.

“Since 1990 all the gender equality rates are on the downward trend and it’s a big problem,” said Ayvazova.

The participants of the discussion also mentioned the indirect influence of the ISIS which habe made the half-slave position of women a norm.
As a result, the participants of the round table took a number of decisions on activisation of gender equality protection including the examples of a certain violation of a woman-journalist’s rights, initiate a public discussion on women’s position in the Russian society by making a number of publications is mass media.

“We are going to propose the presidential Council for human rights to conduct an expanded hearing on women’s rights protection, upholding of women’s rights and we’ll make a report on true state of things. We hope to involve experts in this field, politicians. We are going to address the Public collegium for complaints against the press and bring to responsibility those editorial offices that publish misogynic materials,” summed up Nadezhda Azhgikhina.

“We are going to resist the patriarchal tendencies and comeback to Domostroy [the Household Management Book] ,” concluded Galina Mikhakeva.