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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 expresses solidarity with female journalists reporting harassment on behalf of MPs Slutsky and Govorukhin

Decision of the Bureau No 2024


The Bureau of the Yabloko Party expresses its solidarity with [female] journalists who reported sexual harassment from Leonid Slutsky, State Duma deputy from the LDPR party, and Stanislav Govorukhin, State Duma deputy from the United Russia party and [film] director.

The reaction of Russian politicians, public figures and journalists to these statements shows that sexual harassment is not only permissible for them, but also perceived as a norm. Offensive, degrading behaviour towards women is regarded as compliments and courtship.

The victim is left with no choice: in any case, she will be charged with either provocative behaviour, or self-interest and a desire to gain scandalous fame. The right to refuse intrusive attention is neglected, and the victim turns into the main culprit of what has happened.

The mansplaining and even encouraging attitude of men in power to those who tolerate sexual harassment towards women (for example, such statements were made by Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic, and Pavel Gusev, Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets) and, moreover, the desire to distort the true meaning of harassment, cover the perpetrators and intimidate the victims (Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the State Duma) demonstrates transformation of immoral acts into a norm of life. The fact that the commission of the State Duma neglected the ethics of these cases shows that the deputies do not see the most serious problem and do not understand it.

At the same time, those who fight against agsexual harassment are persecuted. At present civil female activists cooperating with the Gender Faction [of Yabloko] Alena Popova and Anastasia Alekseeva are being harassed, they were detained in single-person pickets [that require no permission from the Moscow authorities] by the State Duma. The [Moscow] Mayor’s Office has already refused four times to approve a mass picket against harassment.

Sexual harassment represent a direct violation of the Constitution of the Russian Federation: Part 1 of Article 21 (protection of the individual’s dignity) and part one of Article 22 (right to liberty and security of the person). The establishment’s response constitutes a direct violation of Article 45 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation (state protection of human and citizen rights and freedoms).

Neglecting the citizen’s right to personal integrity and the actual refusal of the state to protect this right open the way for sexual crimes against women and children, domestic violence in families against the weakest and most vulnerable – women, the elderly, children, that is, against millions of our citizens. And this despite the fact that, according to Rosstat [the Russian statistical agency], almost 4,000 rapes and attempts to rape are committed in Russia annually, however less than 50 per cent of such cases are registered, according to the Interior Ministry. According to independent experts, only 20 per cent of applications from victims are registered by the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and criminal cases are raised in only 30 per cent of the cases.

We demand that the State Duma deputies Slutsky and Govorukhin resign and vacate their seats.

We consider it inadmissible to shift the blame for sexual harassment onto the victims of these actions.

We are calling on everyone to express support to journalists and civil activists and condemn the connivance of state authorities to violation of the constitutional rights of citizens of the Russian Federation.

 Emilia Slabunova,

Yabloko Chair


Photo: MPs Slutsky and Yarovaya