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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 nominated 931 candidates for municipal deputies in Moscow and will nominate even more

Press release, 30.06.2017

The Regional Council of the Moscow branch of Yabloko nominated 931 candidates for municipal deputies in 119 districts of Moscow on June 29. Next week more candidates will be nominated and it is likely that the party will nominate over a thousand candidates on the whole.

Yabloko’s candidates in 17 districts of Moscow will not have to collect signatures to be registered as candidates by electoral commissions because Yabloko has  representation in the municipal assemblies there. Candidates in other districts will have to collect about 20 signatures (depending on the number of voters in each district) to go through the municipal filter.

Yabloko actively cooperates with former opposition State Duma deputy Dmitry Gudkov who opened a special website for those want to participate in the forthcoming municipal elections. 71 per cent of people who filled in the form on Gudkov’s website wanted to be nominated by Yabloko.

Chair of the Moscow branch of Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin said that the municipal elections were very important to the party.

“Despite the fact the powers of municipal deputies were significantly curtailed in Moscow, a mandate of a municipal deputy is a substantial thing. It allows a person to cooperate to the city officials as an equal and it is a great political resource for any party,” he said.

“The presence of Yabloko’s municipal deputies in all the districts will allow to defend the rights and interests of the Muscovites more effectively”, he continued.

“It is also important to have municipal deputies in order to participate in the mayoral elections because a candidate has to collect municipal deputies’ signatures to go through the municipal filter,” Mitrokhin added.

“These elections are extremely important for us. We treat them seriously. We will have our programme, we will carry out an election campaign and we will help everyone who really want to enter municipal assemblies,” he concluded.

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova and Federal Political Committee Chair Grigory Yavlisnky also spoke about the importance of the forthcoming municipal elections.

Emilia Slabunova noted that nominating candidates was the first victory. According to Slabunova, they started working on the list of candidate for municipal elections a few days after the previous election campaign was over.

“First of all, nearly 1000 candidates is a large number. Yabloko gained 10 per cent in the parliamentary election in Moscow. We appreciate this trust and must justify it,” she said.

But the most important thing is that the party demonstrates its readiness to cooperate because there are a lot of non-partisan candidates.

“Thus, we show and prove that we want and can work with our allies despite the fact whether they are members of Yabloko or not,” she stressed.

Grigory Yavlinsky said that the federal party leadership, the Moscow branch, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova and Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov, head of the campaign headquaters Elena Rusakova and Yabloko’s partners Dmitry Gudkov and Maxim Kats worked on the candidates list together. He thanked them for their work. He also thanked Moscow Yabloko Deputy Chair Galina Mikhaleva for coordination of the process.

Yavlinsky stressed that list of candidates that was formed became the symbol of new people coming to politics with Yabloko’s assistance.

“In 2017 a thousand people is ready to sign the Memorandum of Political Alternative – it is a serious political step,” Yavlinsky said.

Yabloko Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov spoke about the immediate tasks.

“It is important that the candidates have effective election campaigns and meet as many voters as possible in person. Then we should begin preparing observers for September elections,” he explained.

The municipal elections will take place on 10 September, 2017, in 124 municipal districts of Moscow.