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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

YABLOKO against “rubber-stamping” Moscow City Duma

Press Release, 25.06.2014

An action against amendments to Moscow laws which limit the rights of Moscow City Duma deputies was held outside Moscow City Duma on June 25. The amendments are also called “deprofessionalizing”. The amendments were introduced yesterday and considered today at a special session. The amendments were supported by 32 deputies out of 35. When the Mayor signs the bill and it is published they new law will come into effect.image

Compared to the present Moscow City Duma, the next Moscow parliament may meet only once a month and deputies will work there only six days a week, their proxies will be cut (most of them will be shifted onto the Moscow Government) which raises doubts of efficiency of such a parliament for a city with population over 12 million. According to Sergei Mitrokhin, these amendments represent an attempt to finally eliminate the remnants of independence of the legislative authority in Moscow.


YABLOKO candidate for Moscow City Duma deputy Grigory Semyonov

The amendments also envisage that only the Chair of the Moscow Duma and his deputies will work on a permanent (paid) basis in the new convocation. Heads of commissions and factions will be able to get pay for their work only provided the authorities pass a special decision on them.

The powers of the City Ministers will be also cut: the decisions will be taken not only at the Moscow Government Sessions but by the newly developed Presidium of the Government. According to YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, the adoption of such amendments was an attempt to destroy the last remains of an independent governmental agency.


YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin

The secession was announced to take place at 13.30. YABLOKO’s activists and YABLOKO’s candidates to Moscow City Duma started picketing Moscow City Duma at noon. They held placards which said “The amendments by Deputy Krutov is a shame on Mayor Sobyanin!”.

About 50 people including YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, YABLOKO candidates to Moscow City Duma and activists, three deputies of the Moscow City Duma from the Communist Party[there are only three deputies from the Communist party in the current Moscow parliament, the rest 32 mandates belong to the ruling United Russia party], the State Duma deputies and journalists gathered by the Moscow City Duma building by 13.00. The police didn’t stand in the way of the protesters.

The activists chanted “Shame” using a loud-speaker.

Sergei Mitrokhin noted that someone had mentioned that Putin once said “we will rub them out in an outhouse” which became a famous phrase. YABLOKO leader said that head of the Moscow City Duma Platoniv had turned the building of Moscow parliament into a big outhouse a long time ago. And today’s amendments proved they treated the whole Moscow like an outhouse.

According to Mitrokhin, the aim of the amendments was to “taint the deputies and make them feed out of the Mayor’s trough”. Another result of the amendments will be entering of Moscow parliament by representatives of big and even criminal business as well.

The citizens who came to support the action claimed the Duma had little independence
at the moment and the adoption of the amendment would bring that independence to nought at all.image


YABLOKO activist Igor Bakirov


YABLOKO candidate for Moscow City Duma deputy Mikhail Menshikov

image YABLOKO candidate for Moscow City Duma deputy Alexandr Popov

image YABLOKO candidate for Moscow City Duma deputy Maxim Kruglov

image YABLOKO candidate for Moscow City Duma deputy Olga Radayeva