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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 Federal Council discusses changes in the party

Press Release, 20.03.2017
The meeting of the Federal Council of YABLOKO, the most representative body of the party, worked in Moscow on 18-19 March. Chair of the party Emilia Slabunova and Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov summarised the results of the elections to the State Duma in 2016 and told how YABLOKO should change. The Federal Council conducted party debates devoted to this issue. The debates were broadcast live on YABLOKO website.

The meeting was opened by Chairman of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky. In his opening remarks, Yavlinsky said that the Federal Council was taking place at a time when “we could tell that Russia was at a turning point – from the nearly 30-year period of trying to establish democracy and open society in Russia to some other, new era.”

According to Yavlinsky, the task of the Federal Council is to decide how YABLOKO should work in the new conditions with new generations of Russians.
The speech of YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova was devoted to the parliamentary election campaign of 2016, because it was the first large-scale party meeting after the elections. Slabunova highly praised the team and the electoral programme of the party. She noted that then the party had managed to form a single democratic list of candidates inviting many democratic and public figures to its list. YABLOKO programme addressed all citizens and contained over 140 draft laws, as well as proposals for the abolition of 25 repressive laws passed by the Duma of the previous convocation.

Emilia Slabunova also told that YABLOKO did not recognize the results of the elections to the State Duma and challenged them in the Supreme Court. “I am ready to say that it is easy to make elections honest – it is enough to cancel the results once,” Emilia Slabunova said.

The party carried out a comprehensive analysis of the election results and the campaign, however, there were difficulties in conducting such analysis as the true results of the vote were unclear. Emilia Slabunova stressed that the result of the election was distorted, not only to prevent YABLOKO from entering the parliament, but also “in order for us to search for the guilty, by mutual reproaches we would launch the processes of self-destruction”.

Slabunova presented a detailed analysis of the reasons for the low election results. In total, she singled out 30 reasons. The objective factors that determined the election results were changes in the electoral system aimed at reducing the turnout, open and cynical use of the administrative resource, lack of equal access to the media, and powerful propaganda. Also the results of the inner-party activities that could not be eliminated for the period preceding the campaign also affected the vote, Emilia Slabunova stressed.

Slabunova also noted that it was important, given the high probability of an extremely unfavorable situation in the coming years, to formulate new tasks for YABLOKO in the context of further consolidation of the Russian authoritarian regime, when the activity of a European-type parliamentary party is impossible due to the lack of free media, independent justice and independent financing.

Slabunova noted that the first of such tasks would the expansion of YABLOKO’s social base: “We need to focus on the majority of the country’s residents, so that they believe that we express their interests, that democracy is a reform for the majority.” The second task should be formation of an comprehensive alternative to Vladimir Putin regime and its policies, formation of an alternative image of the state. “The party plans to solve this task through its legislative activities, development of alternative programmes on the key issues, formation of a party spokespersons’ pool and serious political work with regional branches,” Emilia Slabunova said.

The third task should be formation of the Party’s personnel reserve, i.e. people capable of assuming responsibility for the country’s future, as well as attracting non-partisan experts to the work. The fourth task should be reconfiguration of the party: abolishing the task of increasing the number of party members, but increase the independence and self-sufficiency of party’s structural units, and develop criteria for assessing the efficiency of regional organisations.

Deputy Chairman Nikolai Rybakov spoke in detail about the analysis of the election campaign and announced party debates about the changes in YABLOKO, that had to be conducted in the party for the first time. “I very much hope that the new format will bring new content to our work. Changes in the party are necessary, we must work in a new way in the new circumstances in our country,” Nikolai Rybakov said.