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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 team of the Tula branch of Yabloko ready to run for the City Duma elections

Emilia Slabunova came to support the party’s candidates to the City Duma

Press Release, 4.07.2019

The Tula branch of Yabloko nominated a list of candidates to run in the City Duma elections. It includes 20 candidates sharing democratic values. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova came to support the team of the regional branch.

“The brightest representatives of civil society are on our list,” said Vladimir Dorokhov, leader of the Tula branch of Yabloko.


The politician emphasised that the candidates of the party are united in their sincere commitment to the values ​​of freedom, solidarity and democracy. Receiving representation in the  bodies of power,  the party will deal with solution of the key problems of the region, Dorokhov promised.


“Today the region and Tula are among the leaders in oncology mortality rates. This is not only because of the difficult environmental situation, but also because of the inability of the authorities to establish an early diagnosis system,” Dorokhov said.


He also stressed that the party supports the return of direct elections of the mayor f Tula and other cities in the region, the return of all lost powers to the municipalities. Yabloko also initiates a discussion on the redistribution of taxes. “Most of them should remain in the regions: today the city does not have enough money to solve urgent problems,” Dorokhov noted.


According to Dorokhov, one of the main functions of the City Duma should be to control the expenditure of budgetary funds: the authorities should account of for every rouble spent, and the expenditure of funds should be transparent. The politician also advocated cuts in funding for the media coverage of government activities.


“Dozens of thousands of Tula residents share our values. In these elections, we must become the voice of all honest people who advocate democracy, common sense, and are against corruption and lawlessness. Today, the team of Tula Yabloko represents the majority of the residents, ” Vladimir Dorokhov said.


The list of Yabloko candidates in Tula includes, in particular, Vladimir Dorokhov, Chairman of the regional branch of Yabloko,  Yelena Konovalova, writer and environmentalist in the Venevsky district, Prof. Vladimir Kulikov, Chairman of the board of the Tula department of the Memorial himan rights society and full member of the Academy of Architectural Heritage, Vera Milyaeva, economist and  expert in the housing and utilities sector, Andrei Chekmazov, head of the farm, business people Yulia Morozova and Alexander Rogov.


Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova spoke about the importance of nominating a democratic list in the current political environment.


“Many hope for reform, a breakthrough. But the current system of power is not reformable. No one is going to carry out reforms. There are only poverty, lies and corruption – this is the only breakthrough that this power provides us. Therefore, it needs to be changed, peacefully, at the polling stations,” Slabunova said.


The politician cited the data of the socioeconomic situation in the Tula region. Special protected natural areas make up only 0.3% of the territory of the region, whereas 10-15% of green areas are needed for ecological well-being. At the same time, four enterprises in the region are in the top 100 of the most powerful and active pollutants in Russia. Environmental costs make up only 0.4% in the regional budget and 0.05% in the city budget. This leads to the fact that the region is second in the ranking of regions of the country by mortality. Over the past five years, the number of hospitals has decreased by 31% and hospital beds by 25%.


“Where did regional deputies look?  The authorities put their loyal people there [in the city parliament] who are not going to defend the right of people to life and healthcare. It is in the interests of the people that those who are ready to protect their interests come to the city Duma,” Slabunova noted.


The Chairperson of Yabloko also emphasised that if the Duma ceases to be the front of the political action, then action goes into the streets, and this is the worst option when people have to go out to protect themselves.


The Yabloko branch in Tula has to collect 2.500 voters’ signatures in order to register its candidates for the election. Earlier the party put forward a list of candidates for the Tula regional Duma. Both the elections will be held on the single voting day, 8 September.