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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 handed to the Central Electoral Commission changes in the electoral legislation

Press Release, 28.03.2017

Today, YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova, handed over to Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, a package of amendments that the party proposes to introduce into the electoral legislation. The document contains over 40 proposals concerning all aspects of the electoral process.

“These measures will ensure the development of the party system and democracy. Our proposals are systemic and contribute to improvement of electoral legislation, because changes in this legislation significantly affect the turnout, the election campaign and the results of the vote,” Emilia Slabunova said.

YABLOKO proposes to oblige candidates to personally participate in the debates on federal television channels, cancel the “day of silence” (i.e., prohibition on campaign on the day before voting) and the “municipal filter” in the gubernatorial elections, and to introduce a single voting day on the second Wednesday of November, making it a day off.


The party stands for the creation of a list of voters in Russia: this will enable people to vote at the place of their actual location. In addition to this, YABLOKO proposes to abolish absentee ballots and create a voter’s passport. This will allow you to introduce Internet voting and remote collection of signatures. This can be done on the basis of the State Services Internet Portal.

To eliminate the system of “locomotives” (i.e. VIPs topping party lists before the voting day and immediately announcing that they can not become MPs after their party gets the ballots with their help) YABLOKO proposes to deprive such parties of their mandates, if 25 per cent of candidates from their lists abandon their mandates. YABLOKO also proposes to introduce a unified principle of nominating candidates. Thus, parties with representation in the legislature of at least one region can nominate their candidates for presidential election without collection of voters’ signatures.

Candidates from parliamentary parties and parties that have won at least 0.5 per cent of the total number of voters in the country should participate in the elections to the State Duma without collecting signatures.

Participation of candidates in regional elections should be organized in accordance with the same principle: if a party is represented in a Legislative Assembly or has won at least 0.5 per cent of the total number of voters in the region in previous elections, its candidates should not collect signatures.

YABLOKO proposes to consider dissemination of information on the professional activities of the candidate election campaign propaganda so that to ensure fair political competition. Equality of candidates will ensure the calculation of broadcasting time a candidate gets for campaigning.

The order of formation of election commissions should also be changed. They must be transferred to representative bodies of the appropriate level. The right to make proposals for the formation of electoral commissions should be vested exclusively in political parties.

Precinct electoral commissions should also be formed as juries, and administrative responsibility should be introduced for refusal to work in the election commission.

The share of state and municipal employees should be reduced in electoral commissions from 50 percent to 25 per cent of the total number of its members. State and municipal employees should be deprived of the right to appoint chairperson of electoral commissions, their deputies and secretaries of commissions. This will considerably reduce the pressure on the commissions by the authorities.

The party considers it important to mandatory include representatives of regional branches of parties receiving over three per cent of the vote at the past elections to the State Duma into regional electoral commissions.

The party proposes to give the right to invite international observers for presidential candidates and the parties with registered lists of candidates for the State Duma elections.

YABLOKO’s package of amendments also contains proposals on consideration of complaints by electoral commissions and administrative law suits to courts on cancellation of voting results.

According to Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, her discussion with representatives of YABLOKO lasted longer than with other political parties, because the party presented important proposals. She noted that she expected close cooperation with the party in the autumn election campaign and expressed interest in the maximum number of observers from YABLOKO.

“YABLOKO’s proposals are much more advanced and outstrip much of what there is in Europe,” Pamfilova concluded.