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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 forwards to the Russian parliament amendments to the law on responsible treatment of animals

Press Release, 31.08.2017

YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova has forwarded to the State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and Federation Council Chair Valentina Matvienko amendments to the bill “On Responsible Treatment of Animals” developed in cooperation with the leading Russian animal protection and professional organisations. It is expected that the third reading of the bill will be held in the State Duma this fall.

The amendments were formulated in the resolution of the round table on the discussion of the draft law held in YABLOKO in July. The resolution was signed by such experts as Sergei Sereda, President of the Association of Practicing Veterinarians, Irina Shvets, representative of the Russian Cynological Federation, Natalia Fomina, President of the Felinological Association, Svetlana Zibert, Co-Chair of the human rights movement “Be a Human!” and others.

The amendments envisage creation of a state zoo-protective service, animal protection police, which will ensure the implementation of the law; adoption of a nation-wide awareness programme that should involve social advertising about responsible treatment of animals.

Experts also consider it necessary plan and construct walking zones for domestic animals, especially sports and training grounds for dogs at the stage of designing the construction of new housing.

Cruel methods of killing animals, including those in the production of agricultural products, should be prohibited. Use of laboratory animals should be prohibited if there are alternative methods of research. Laboratory use of animals with highly organised nervous system – dogs, cats, primates, marine mammals – should be reduced to minimum.

Expert community also proposes banning of begging with the use of animals, mobile zoos, use of wild animals for the production of photo and video products outside their places of detention, etc.

In addition, if cases of cruel treatment of animals are identified, animal rights activists propose to provide for a mechanism for seizure of animals on the decision of an authorised body, as well as envisage norms for termination of ownership of animals.

Breeding and trade in domestic and wild animals require special attention. The scale of animal breeding for trade has long exceeded the demand for such animals, this leads to the emergence of a large number of homeless animals.

При этом регулирование деятельности заводчиков не должно быть излишним, подчеркивают эксперты. Его цель — поддержка отечественной кинологии, фелинологии и иной профессиональной деятельности по разведению животных-компаньонов.

However, experts also stress, that regulation of the activities of breeders should not be excessive. Its goal is to support domestic cynology, felinology and other professional activities for breeding companion animals.

Experts propose to develop Rules for Breeding and Selling Domestic and Wild Animals. Administrative responsibility should be established for violation of such rules.

“For and on behalf of the participants of the round table – representatives of animal protection, breeding professionals, veterinarians and public figures, I am asking you to take into consideration and take into account the amendments to the draft law “On Responsible Treatment of Animals” set forth in the text of the Resolution,” runs the address of the YABLOKO Chair to the speakers of the upper and lower chambers of the parliament.

Consideration of the bill “On Responsible Treatment of Animals” in the third reading should take place in the State Duma this fall. Attempts to enact the law have been made since 2010, but each time they met resistance from various lobby groups. For example, lobbyists tried to include into the test of the bill the list of “dangerous breeds of dogs” (such breeds, according to the testimony of a professional cynological community, do not exist), or transfer the rights to spend the funds allocated to regulating the livestock of homeless animals to the discretion of local authorities, although these funds are often used for other purposes or are being pilfered.