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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 truth will be the most important thing, and we are telling the truth”

Yabloko leaders at the Federal Council of the party
Press release, 15.12.2018

On 15th December, the leaders of Yabloko shared their opinion on the situation in the country and proposed their strategies of work in the present condition during the meeting of the Federal Council of the party.

Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chair of the Yabloko party, spoke about a strategy that will allow for a decent future for Russia.

He noted that “post-truth” had become one of the key terms to describe the situation in the world today. The Russian government forges the real agenda, conceals problems, creates an imaginary world that has nothing to do with real life.

Nikolai Rybakov

“Turning away from the future is a way to isolation. It is the policy of an ostrich that buries its head in the sand to pretend that nothing is going on. However, 150 million people don’t want to hide, and we will fight for the future along with them,” Rybakov said.

According to the politician, Yabloko must offer a decent and clear alternative to the party of war. Yabloko should address all active and mindful people who are not ready to talk about a war with a smile on their face.

“The present system is inefficient – it can only introducer bans and limits. We are going to build and create new opportunities instead. There will be a time when the truth become the most important thing, and we are telling the truth”, the politician said.

Lev Shlosber, an MP of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly and Chair of the Pskov Region party branch, stated that the Russian government was behaving as an occupant – it was distorting the country and society clinically, cruel and immorally.

Shlosberg stressed that “there is neither freedom, nor justice in Putin’s Russia”. What is more, the government wants to fix such a state of offer in the Constitution.

The politician said that the government ignored people, manipulated them. “There are using millions of people to make their mechanism go,” he noted.

Lev Shlosberg

According to Shlosberg, the main aim of the party is to preserve the country.

“We should decide on Russia’s image of the future. We need a human policy instead of an inhuman one. We should create a party of the democratic majority. No one has managed to bring this idea to life yet,” he stressed.

Sergei Ivanenko, Deputy Chair of the Yabloko party, said that even Yabloko’s rivals acknowledged that the party had a clear system of values.

According to Ivanenko, liberal democracy that gained momentum in the 1920s led to significant results – economic breakthrough allowed for the development of technology.

However, the world had faced new challenged, Ivanenko said. “Liberal democracies do not have answers to them yet. They are social stratification and job cuts as a result of technological achievements. This resulted in the growth of populism, nationalism and protectionism. At the same time, there is not a country in the world that could exist on its own, outside the global economy,” he explained.

Sergei Ivanenko

“We need to find answers to these challenged on the basis of the liberal ideology. The aim of our party is to improve our expert and analytical work,” Ivanneko noted.

According to Yabloko Deputy Chair, some [Russian] liberals count on a revolution. However, it is not the way out of the present situation. Revolutions in Russia have always led to reaction. As a result, the country lags behind.

“We have nothing to be ashamed of. Tomorrow is with our party and our ideology”, he told those present.

Boris Vishnevsky, an MP of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and member of Yabloko Federal Political Committee, described the situation in Russia as “darkness before dawn”.

He said that almost all the laws that the government passed were aimed at limiting the rights inshrine din the Constitution. The Kremlin is doing everything to prevent the citizens from taking part in decision-making because a President who was brought up by the “secret police” can only create a repressive police state.

Vishnevsky stressed that “Yabloko is an anti-military party. We should affair an alternative to the policy of further militarisation of the country”.

Boris Vishnevsky

According to the MP, if more people had voted in the presidential election and supported the alternative to Vladimir Putin, the country would have avoided the current destructive policy.

“Our way of life is the result our voting. We can achieve changes only if people participate in the political life of the country”, he said.

Vishnevsky thinks that Yabloko should remain faithful to its values: “We should respect each other in our party the way we want the government to respect the citizens of Russia,” he summed up.

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova and Federal Political Committee Chair Grigory Yavlinsky also had the floor during the meeting of the Federal Council.