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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 Yabloko Party Congress adopted amendments to the Party Charter. The party reform is completed

Press Release, 16.04.2022

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The 21the Congress of the Yabloko party adopted the final block of amendments to the Yabloko Charter. It was the forth stage of the Congress and it took place on 16 April. The key changes concerned the procedure for joining the party and responsibility of party members.

Here comes the list of the key changes:


– The following categories are from now on fixed in the Charter: party members, candidate members of the party and party supporters (instead of registered and unregistered party members). A candidate’s  term shall be two years. Party members not registered by the time of the adoption of amendments to the Charter lose their party member status and become Yabloko supporters.


– A party member will have an opportunity to temporarily suspend his/her membership in the party if he/she cannot fulfill his/her obligations to the party for good reasons (previously, such a procedure was envisaged only in case of holding a public office that was incompatible with party membership).


– The rule on dual membership is specified in more detail. A party member may be a member of other public associations (except for political parties), whereas the activities of such organisations must not contradict the goals and objectives, interests, principles and values ​​enshrined in the Charter and programme documents of the party. Previously, the decision of the Congress of 2008 was in effect, which prohibited dual membership in the organisations that have a political programme or participate in elections.


– Possibilities for intra-party associations are broadened: regional branches of intra-party factions are from now on created by the decisions of the factions (previously they were created by the decisions of the regional branches of the party). In addition to factions, professional and industry associations can be also formed within the party.


– The terms of office for chairpersons of the regional branches of the party are from now on limited: the leaders of the regional branches will be able to hold office for a total of no more than eight years (the countdown will begin from the moment of introduction of such amendments to the Charter).


– All party members undertake to be guided in their social and political activities by the principles and values ​​​​of the party, observe the rules of intra-party discussions and publicly adhere to the general party stance.


– A gradation of party responsibility is introduced, the following measures are envisaged for violation of the Charter, failure to fulfill one’s obligations, causing political and reputational damage to the party:

a warning;

an obligation to make a public apology;

an obligation to refute information or news;

temporary suspension of the right to speak at meetings;

temporary suspension of the powers of a member of the governing or other body of the party;

expelling from the party (as a last-ditch measure of responsibility).


Previously one could only be expelled from the party for violations of the Charter or causing damage.


– The structure of the governing bodies of the party is specified: instead of the Executive Committee of the Federal Bureau, there will be the Presidium of the Federal Bureau. For the transitional period, it will include only the Chairman of the party and his deputies ex officio; in the future, the Congress may elect other members to the Presidium from among the elected members of the Federal Bureau.


– In addition, for the first time, the Charter spells out the key values, principles and the stance of the party. In particular, it is recognised that “nationalism and Stalinism, populism and violence are unacceptable” for Yabloko, the party “is part of the global liberal family”, and “the means to achieve political goals are as important as the goals themselves”.


The reform of the party began at the second stage of the 21st Congress in April 2021. At that time, the Charter contained provisions on a general party vote in determining candidates for the post of Chairman of the party (mandatory) and regional branches (optional); the possibility of holding primaries for candidates at elections of all levels and some other norms.


The political statements adopted at the Congress, including those concerning the assessment of the events in Ukraine, will be published in the coming days after the finalisation of the texts, taking into account the changes and additions made by the delegates.