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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

“This is the first time that so many new people enter Russia’s politics”

The elected municipal deputies gathered in Yabloko for the first time
Press release, 13.09.2017

Yesterday, 12 September, the first meeting of the newly elected municipal deputies took place in Yabloko’s office. Yabloko had a very good result in the Moscow municipal elections winning 176 mandates, which made Yabloko the second largest party in Moscow (after the ruling United Russia party). Leaders of Yabloko and its Moscow branch also participated in the meeting. Apart form congratulations, the participants of the meeting discussed the issues concerning the strategy of common activity as well as the practical aspects, which the deputies, who were elected for the first time, will face. Yabloko believes that such a strong team can change the city agenda using the experience of the party.

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova opened the meeting and congratulated those present on the victory. “It came as a result of hard work, therefore it is of more value,” she said.

She said that all the nominees “are brave, courageous people who dared to enter such a fight”. Slabunova especially appreciated the work done by deputy of the Gagarinsky district Elena Rusakova who coordinated the activity of the Moscow election headquarters. It is to be said that Yabloko gained all 12 seats in the Gagarinsky district, where Vladimir Putin voted.

According to Emilia Slabunova, the daily activity of Yabloko’s municipal deputies and the regional party branch for many years was the precondition of the success. However, according to Slabunova, the key thing was the synergy of the efforts of Yabloko’s election headquarters, Dmitry Gudkov’s headquaters and all the Moscow branch of the party. “This is our common victory,” Yabloko Chair noted.

“The atmosphere in the city is changing, real political competition is coming. The situation with decision making both on the municipal and city level is changing,” Slabunova emphasized.

Yabloko leader spoke about two key issues for Yabloko – the role of local self-government and the necessity to ban the municipal filter. Candidates for Moscow Mayor will have to collect signatures of the municipal deputies in order to go through the municipal filter in 2018.

Yabloko Deputy Chair and head of the Common headquarters of the party Nikolai Rybakov noted that the victory put Yabloko on top of discussion, including the discussions on federal TV channels. “Now everybody will be watching us very closely. Our responsibility is to share our experience and help you. Your responsibility is to work actively to prove people that it was worth voting for Yabloko. Now you will be the face of the party for the residents of your districts,” he said.

Rybakov shared his own experience (he was elected municipal deputy in St. Petersburg more than once) and called the deputies to “learn to be diplomats” and try to cooperate with deputies form other parties if they need their votes in order to make a decision in favour of the Muscovites.

Experienced municipal deputies Elina Rusakova and Grigory Tolkachev (the Gagarinsky district), Andrei Babushkin (the Otradnoye district) and Mikhail Menshikov (the Dorogomilovo district) gave practical advice on the work of a municipal deputy.

They spoke about the possible strategies of work in the districts, where Yabloko has the majority and where it has no majority. They also answered the questions concerning the regulations of municipal councils and difference legal aspects. One of the key points of the speakers was the necessity of cooperation among oppositional deputies.

“Now different issues will raise, the residents will turn to you for help. What are you going to do? You should call us, and we will come for help,” Moscow Yabloko Deputy Chair Galina Mikhaleva said. “We are quite experienced in such matters. We founded a special structure for this purposes called the Moscow Risque Committee,” she explained.

Chair of the Moscow branch of Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin thanked all the elected deputies and all those who failed to enter the municipal councils. He promised that the party will cooperate with them.

“All the strategies, methods and technologies, which the Moscow branch of Yabloko developed these years, are at your service,” the politician said.

He singled out four main fields for activity – in the first place, it is the analysis and uncovering of local expenditure and anti-corruption activity. Yabloko Anti-Corruption Centre is ready to help with this. Secondly, the mobilization of residents in the districts. He called the deputies to practice public hearings and invite the residents to the meetings of the local councils.

The third thing is the tactics on certain issues, especially fighting infill development. Finally, the fourth important step is to file legislative initiatives. Yabloko is ready to help developing the initiatives. “We must show the residents that we are not just seating and voting, we are daily working in deed,” the politician explained.

Yabloko presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky named the two key points.

According to Yavlinsky, this is the first time in the modern history of Russia that so many new people enter politics. The changes in Moscow and in the country may and must begin after this election. His second point was that the work of a municipal deputy is a political work.

“What you are going to do is true real policy. You entered politics with a stance when you signed our Moscow Manifesto 2017. And the Muscovites who voted for you know Yabloko’s stance, have no doubt about that, therefore they have been voting for Yabloko for 20 years,” he noted. Such issues as inadmissibility of private property and environmental protection that municipal deputies face every day are political issues, Yavlinsky reminded.

Grigory Yavlinsky expressed hope that the elected deputies would soon form a common team that would solve the city issues including the enhancement of the role of the local-self government.

“We would like to reach such level of mutual understanding with you so that Yabloko office would become your new office soon. That is why we exist,” the politician summed up.