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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 the pension reform: rallies, pickets, flash mobs and provision of an alternative

Activists of the party went into the streets together with thousands of fellow citizens

Press Release, 04.07.2018

Since the end of June, a protest movement against raising the retirement age in the absence of any other measures of social protection of pensioners has been growing in Russia. Yabloko was the first political party that opposed the initiative of the government, and last week activists of the party together with thousands of fellow citizens in many regions of Russia took actions against the pension reform.

The geography of protest actions is from Pskov in the North-West to Kamchatka in the Far East, and the formats of actions vary from mass-scale joint rallies with parliamentary parties and representatives of non-systemic opposition to single-person pickets and flash mobs.

A mass-scale demonstration and a rally are planned in Moscow on 18 July. One of the organisers of these actions is the Moscow branch of Yabloko. The actions will be held jointly with the Russian Confederation of Labour and a number of political parties. In St.Petersburg Yabloko will also protest together with the Confederation of Labour on 18 July 18. In addition, rallies and pickets are planned in Tula, Orel, Novosibirsk, Tambov and other cities. Below is our report on the actions that have already been held.

Pto: A rally in Omsk

One of the most large-scale rallies took place on in Omsk on 1 July. The main co-organiser of the action was the regional branch of Yabloko. According to Tatiana Nagibina, Chair of the Yabloko branch, the rally gathered more than 5,000 people.

Also on 1 July, residents of Great Novgorod went on a protest action at the initiative of the local branch of Yabloko. The participants of the action unanimously adopted a resolution demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

“The inefficient spending of the budget, corruption, expenses on war and costly ‘prestigious’ projects led to such a situation when the state first froze the accumulative part of the pension, refused indexation, and now decided to save money at the expense of potential pensioners who will have to look for jobs so that to feed the family,” the resolution runs.

Photo: Lev Shloshberg at a rally in Pskov


In Pskov, North-West Russia, Lev Shloshberg, leader of the reigonal branch of Yabloko amd deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the region, spoke at a rally in Pskov in favour of liquidation of the Pension Fund of Russia.

“We have two state-owned organisations financed from the state budget, which will perfectly cope with the work of the Pension Fund. The Tax Inspection collects dozens of taxes – all-Russian, regional and local, why should not they collect another duty? We have a social protection service that pays dozens of social benefits and registers dozens of millions of people who need social aid. Why on earth can not this service pay a pension and keep records of pension savings? The state is absolutely able to cope with this responsibility and with these duties,” Shlosberg said.

Photo: a flash mob in the Rostov-Don, South Russia


In Rostov-on-Don, the authorities did not give a permission to conduct a rally, so the activists of Yabloko and Civic Initiative Maria Krivenko and Anastasia Shevchenko staged a brave flash mob #PantiesOfTheProtest. The girls have demonstrate how the pension reform was robbing citizens, literally stripping them off up to the underwear.

At the protest action in Kurgan, activists collected over 1,200 signatures under a petition against raising the retirement age. Yelena Panova, Chair of the Kurgan branch of Yabloko, stressed in her speech that the pension reform was a requital for the result of the presidential election. She also added Vladimir Putin neither in his address to the Federal Assembly nor during his call-in show had said anything about the plans to raise the retirement age. It is immoral to raise one’s pensions be means of deprivation of others of their right to retire, Panova noted.

Photo: A single-person picket by the Pension Fund office in Chita, Eastern Siberia.


In Chita, Eastern Siberia, Yabloko together with Marina Sukhinina, Chair of the regional branch of the party, held single-person pickets against raising the retirement age. In addition, Yabloko appealed to the deputies of the State Duma from the region –  Nikolai Govorin, Yuri Volkov and Vasilina Kuliyeva -with an appeal not to vote for the government’s bill, and also demanded not to support the increase in the VAT rate and reduce gasoline prices.

Photo: A series of one-person pickets in Irkutsk, Eastern Siberia


The Irkutsk branch of the party also held a series of pickets. The protesters stressed that Yabloko, as always, had offered a meaningful alternative to the government’s pension reform – introduction of a minimum base income for pensioners from the sale of natural resources.

Protest actions with the participation of representatives of Yabloko were also held in Astrakhan, Stavropol, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Bryansk and other cities.