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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 deputies will work in the Novgorod Duma and parliaments of six more regions

 Press release, 09.09.2013

logotip1_16Factions of the YABLOKO party will emerge in the parliaments of Novgorod, Polevsky (the Sverdlovsk region), Krasnokamsk (the Perm region) and Korsakov (the Sakhalin region). YABLOKO representatives will become heads of two towns in Karelia and municipal deputies in the Tver region, Karelia and the Moscow Region.

YABLOKO’s list to the Novgorod City Duma received 9.64 per cent of the vote.

Galina Shirshina supported by YABLOKO has become Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia. Shirshina received almost 42 per cent of the vote being 10 per cent ahead of the candidate from the ruling United Russia.

YABLOKO’s list of candidates to the Council of Korsakovskoye rural settlement in Sakhalin obtained 15.83 per cent of the vote.

In the Sverdlovsk region at the elections to the Polevsky Duma, YABLOKO received 11.98 per cent, ranking second only to the ruling United Russia.

Six candidates to the Krasnokamsk City Council, the Perm region, were the winners in their single-mandate constituencies and become deputies .

YABLOKO’s list in the election to the Council of Deputies of Nelidovo, the Tver region, obtained 9.66 per cent of the vote.

Journalist and environmentalist Tatiana Pavlova, nominated by YABLOKO to run for the Council of Deputies of Selyatino, the Moscow region, and also candidate for the head of Selyatino, was elected deputy of the Council. And she lacked only 67 votes to win the mayoral election (Pavlova received 38.67 per cent of the vote and the acting city head 40.27 per cent).

YABLOKO candidates were elected heads of two rural settlements in Karelia: Tatyana Shalapanova in Zaozersky with 47 per cent and Nadezhda Lonina in Ladvinskogo with 50 per cent.

In Karelia YABLOKO representatives were also elected to the councils of deputies in Olonetsky, Derevyanksky, Gargizonsky, Zaozersky , Meliorativny, Ladvinsky, Ryboretsky, Ladva-Vetkinsky, Novovilgovsky, Paysky, Sheltozersky, Ryboretsky, Shokshinsky and Shumsky settlements.

YABLOKO candidates received good results finishing second in the elections of four heads of municipalities. In Krasnogorsk (the Moscow Region) YABLOKO’s Igor Zaitsev obtained 19.28 per cent being second only to the acting head of the city – Boris Rasskazov (39.47 per cent). In the elections of the head of Lesozavodsk district (the Maritime Territory) YABLOKO’s Nikolai Vorobyov got 19.5 per cent of votes being second after United Russia’s Oleg Pavkin (40.2 per cent).

In the elections of the head of the Nevelsky district, the Pskov region, YABLOKO’s Andrei Vikhman got 36.73 per cent. United Russia’s Alexander Vaschenkov surpassed him only by six per cent due to mobile voting. Lev Shlosberg, leader of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, noted that Andrei Vikhman won all the urban areas, but a large part of the voters (28.5 per cent) voted via mobile ballot boxes.

“If we neglect mass-scale voting at home in rural electoral districts and leave only the vote of citizens who came to the 30 polling stations, then Vikhman won the election and he should be a legitimate winner of the election in their fair part,” Shlosberg said. He also expressed his certainly that voters in the rural areas were recorded for mobile voting by entire villages without voters knowing about this.

Lubov Gerasimova, YABLOKO candidate in the Strugokrasnensky area in the Pskov region also came second with 14.38 per cent.