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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 Gender Faction took part in a discussion about women’s reproductive rights

Press Release, September 27, 2013

September 25 a round table discussion on reproductive rights, health and quality of life of women on the threashold of the International Contraception Day took place at the Central House of Journalists in Moscow. YABLOKO Gender Faction participated in the round table. The event was organised by the “Women Journalists” Club and “For Feminism” initiative group.


Natalia Bitten

Opening the discussion Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Secretary of the Union of Journalists of Russia, outlined the importance of discussing the topics related to women’s reproductive rights, including the right to contraception and family planning. “We have to answer the questions that no one else is raises here,” she said.

Natalia Bitten, head of the project “For Feminism” and journalist, noted that without the ability to control her body and sexual health a woman can not lead a full life in the community. “It is necessary to oppose the trends enforced by our state,” she noted commenting of the proposals of some public figures to ban abortions as well as contraception.

All the participants of the round table supported the idea jointly resist the attempts of the state to impose patriarchal values onto modern women giving women only subordinate roles. Everyone at the round table agreed that aggressive imposing on multiple religious dogmas (both by the Russian Orthodox Church and on the part of Islam) on the society reduce the role of the woman to a reproductive function only, whereas in all the civilized countries women normally conscientiously plan all the issues related to motherhood – when and how many children they will have and how they will provide for a decent living standard of their children.

Mary Davtyan, lawyer and member of the Chamber of Advocates of Moscow of the Russian Lawyers Guild, told the participants how the Russian law regulates the rights of women in the field of family planning, reducing all the problems only to legally permitted abortions.


Olga Radayeva

“Our lawmakers consider abortion be a method of contraception, and no effective work has been done in the field of family planning and the health of women, as well as educating women about effective methods of contraception,” such was the conclusion of the roundtable participants after Mary Davtyan’s speech.

Olga Radayeva, lawyer and member of the YABLOKO Gender Faction spoke about European liberal values, experiences and challenges. In hers speech Radayeva laid the emphasis on the modern liberal vision of the problem, as YABLOKO is member of large international organisations of liberals – Liberal International and the European Liberal Party ALDE. Women’s organisations of the Liberal International and ALDE actively protect the rights of women, insisting on recognition of women’s right to family planning and contraception worldwide. “Access to modern contraception methods is a universal human right and can significantly improve the lives of women and their children. Family planning, in the end, has a positive effect on the economic development, as more liberated, well-educated and healthier women make greater contribution to the economic development of their countries,” she said.

Radayeva also said that in 2012 the United Nations Population Fund released a report clearly stating that the right to contraception and family planning was an inalienable right of women. In addition, the report indicated that additional USD 4.1 million spent on the programmes in family planning and contraception worldwide, would save USD 11.3 billion on restoration of health of women and newborns.

Studies also show that freedom of women in the field of family planning, as well as affordable contraception for population (as, for example, insurance programmes laying the costs for contraception onto employers and not on women, introduced in the U.S. in 2012 ) lead to keeping up women’s health, reduction of the number of abortions and decrease of maternal deaths.

According to the UN data, 26 million unwanted pregnancies end in abortion out of 54 unwanted pregnancies in total in the world. If all women could have access to efficient modern contraception methods, the number of unwanted pregnancies and abortions would have declined. Numerous studies demonstrate that in countries where the population has broad access to information about family planning and contraceptive methods, the number of abortions dropped. Attempts by some states to ban abortions lead only to criminalization of this sphere and growth of post-operative complications and deaths among women.

Radayeva also noted that according to the organization “Choisir la cause de femmes” which conducted an extensive study of legislations of EU member states for the best practices in provision of gender equality, Denmark has the most favorable laws for women in the field of reproductive and sexual education, and the Netherlands in the field of family planning.

Lubov Yerofeyeva, highly qualified gynecologist, noted a low level of awareness among Russian women about contraception. “The use of contraception among Russian women is much lower than in European countries now,” she said.

In addition, the doctor noted that Russian women tended to believe in some mythical methods of contraception. “Science offers the modern woman a broad range of contraceptive methods. Unfortunately, many women go on using abortion as a method of birth control,” Yerofeyeva said.

“Abortion – it is a traumatic experience for a woman,” said psychologist Elena Arkhipova. According to her, women “may carry this burden for years,” and the responsibility that a woman feels for her actions can develop into a psychosis, and in this case only specialists can help to such women.

The participants of the round table also touched upon the topic of clericalism, which, in their opinion, presented a large threat to the Russian society, as propaganda of such views that a woman is subordinate to a man, as well as arguments about the “immorality of contraception” can throw Russia back in its development.

In conclusion of the discussion all the participants noted the need for sex education and raising the awareness on reproductive and sexual health.image