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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 conducted a discussion “Ukraine: what has happened and what can be expected?”

Press Release, photographs, 19.03.2014

YABLOKO’s discussion club conducted a meeting “Ukraine: what has happened and what can be expected?” on March 19. First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva, YABLOKO’s activists, experts and members of the Committee Against Xenophobia took part in the discussion. Different points of view were expressed but all the participants of the meeting agreed that the interests of the people should be taken into consideration in the first place and the conflict shouldn’t be solved by military actions.image
Galina Mikhaleva reminded the pace of developments in Ukraine: from peaceful protest at Maidan against the authorities’s decision not to sign the Association Agreement with the EU to the escape of Victor Yanukovich and inclusion of the Crimea into the Russian Federation and sanctions against Russia’s officials. YABLOKO took part in the discussion of the situation in Ukraine, made statements, YABLOKO’s leaders expressed their opinion in mass media. YABLOKO participated in anti-war actions and Peace March against sending troops to Ukraine and against Russia’s intervention into Ukraine’s internal affairs. YABLOKO’s Political Committee adopted two statements: No War and Path to Peace with the suggestions for an international conference.


Galina Mikhaleva

“The decision to include the Crimea into Russia broke all the international agreements, UN Charter, the agreement on Ukraine’s territorial integrity signed in 1994. It is the subversion of all the world’s architecture which developed after the World War II, therefore the international community doesn’t expect such a decision and Russia is under threat of serious economic and political consequence,” said Galina Mikhaleva.

YABLOKO’s municipal deputy Grigory Semyonov said that Putined used the old horror story about the possible approach of NATO to Russia’s borders. “Such propaganda only strengthens the positions of the countries that wanted to enter NATO,” said YABLOKO’s deputy.


Grigory Semyonov

Member of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction Sergei Minzheritsky said that he had been to the Crimea many times and saw that the local authorities did everything possible to make the residents disapprove of their actions.

“The policy of Urkanization led to the situation when every promotion at work demanded from a person to give up their national and cultural identity. I remember the moment when medicine’s instructions in chemist’s shoppes were translated into the Ukrainian language and elderly people (who didn’t speak Ukrainian) didn’t know what to buy,” said Sergei Minzheritsky. But according to the activist, the unlawful capture of the territory shouldn’t take place.

According to Secretary of the Regional Council of Moscow branch of YABLOKO Mikhail Petrov, the root of the problem was in giving Ukraine which had always been part of Russia the status of a republic in Vladimir Lenin’s time. Now Ukraine faces serious economic problems.

“Ukraine is the non-developed state with poor economic. The wages there are three times lower than in some of the regions of Russia. It seems like the war has just ended in some places of Ukraine,” concluded Petrov.

Member of YABLOKO’s Regional Council Yuri Sheyn disagreed and said that according to many criteria Russia was a non-developed state too beginning with the coup of 1993, the way the Constitution was adopted and the two wars in Chechnya.

The activist Evgeny Mishchenko said that in his opinion Moscow wasn’t interested in peaceful solution of the situation in Ukraine since the very beginning.

A number of speakers mentioned the historic belonging of the Crimea to Russia and the part the right-wing coalition played.

Representatives of the Committee Against Xenophobia expressed the position of the Crimea Tatars and the consequences of their deportation (during the Stalin’s time).


Sergei Minzheritsky

“I feel that it’s just the beginning of the discussion,” said Galina Mikhaleva closing the meeting. “There are many opinions as the topic is complicated.” She reminded that Russia cooperated with NATO for a long time and stopped doing it only after the war with Georgia in 2008. “For a long time we consider the USA and the EU as our partners. Now this cooperation is broken and Russia risks to become an outcast”.



Mikhail Petrov


Yuri Sheyn


Usman Baratov