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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 in the Bodies of Power

Igor Artemyev, member of YABLOKO Political Committee, heads the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia. YABLOKO members head a number of departments in the Service

Mikhail Yevrayev, YABLOKO member has the post  of Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media of Russia.

Legislative Authority


The YABLOKO Faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg consists of six MPs (Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the faction, Boris Vishnevsky, deputy head, Alexander Kobrinsky). News and reports on the work of the faction are here.

The Pskov Region

Lev Shlosberg, leader of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, was elected MP of the Legislative Assmbly of the Pskov Region.

On 24 September, 2015, the Legislative Assembly deprived Lev Shlosberg of his regional MP proxies. The formal pretext was Lev Shlosberg defence of the NGO he had founded and his demand to exclude the NGO from the so-called “foreign agents” register. Lev Shlosberg appealed this decision in court as unlawful.

YABLOKO believes that Governor of the Pskov region Andrei Turchak, the main political opponent of Lev Shlosberg, was behind this decision.

On 5 October, 2015, the Regional Council of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO decided to transfer the mandate which became vacant after the early termination of Lev Shlosberg’s proxies to Lubov Zhiltsova, school teacher and YABLOKO member.

Republic of Karelia

The YABLOKO Faction in the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia consists of three MPS (Alexandra Spiridonova, head of the faction, Anstasia Kravshuk and Emilia Slabunova, who was elected Chair of the YABLOKO party by the party Congress in December 2015).

The Kaliningrad Region

Vitautas Lopata is representing YABLOKO in the Kaliningrad Region Duma.

The Vologda Region

Nikolai Yegorov, Chair of the Vologda branch of YABLOKO, represents the party in the Legislative Assembly of the Vologda Region.

The Kostroma Region

Vladimir Mikhailov was elected MP of the Kostroma Region Duma in September 2015 gaining almost 38 per cent of votes in the single-mandate constituency.

Valenitina Yamshikova, Chair of the regional branch of YABLOKO, became deputy of the City Duma of Kostroma.

YABLOKO also has 174 municipal deputies in 21 region of the Russian Federation, Moscow inclusive.

Electoral Commissions


Elena Dubrovina, member of YABLOKO, has been member of the Central Electoral Commission of Russia until 2016.

Mikhail Petrov, member of the Auditing Commission of YABLOKO, is member of the Moscow City Electoral Commission.

Olga Pokrovskaya is member of the St. Petersburg Electoral Commission. She is also member of the Regional Council of the St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO.

Protection of Human Rights


Alexander Shishlov has been Commissioner for Human Rights in St. Petersburg since 2012. He is also member of the Bureau of YABLOKO. In April 2015, in accordance with the law, he suspended his membership in the party.

Another member of the Party Bureau, Andrei Babushkin, is member of the Council under the President of Russia for Development of Civil Society and Human Rights.

Andrei Babushkin and Valery Borschyov are also members of the PublicMonitoring Committee in Moscow.

Eugeny Bunimovich is Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Moscow.