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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 oppositional Mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevnegy Roizman candidate to the post of Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region

Press Release, 21.06.2017

The Yabloko party has nominated Yevgeny Roizman, Mayor of Yekaterinburg, candidate in the gubernatorial elections of the Sverdlovsk region. This decision was adopted by the Federal Bureau of the party. According to the results of the secret ballot, nine our of ten members of the Bureau present at the meeting voted for Roizman, one member of the Bureau voted for the candidacy of Sergei Tyurikov, an entrepreneur and member of the Bureau of the Sverdlovsk Region branch of YABLOKO.image

In speeches before the vote, most members of the Bureau supported Royzman’s candidacy. Deputy Chairman of the party Nikolai Rybakov said that Roizman was “one of the few popularly elected mayors” and he did “not depend on the Kremlin and President Putin.”

Party Chairman Emilia Slabunova called Roizman “the brightest and most talented public politician”. “It seems to me that it is very important for politicians who work in the opposition that such people as Roizman show their willingness to fight in our unthinkable hard conditions,” Slabunova noted.

Grigory Yavlinsky in his speech said that the second candidate Sergei Tyurikov was a very promising politician, but pointed to a number of obstacles that prevent him from supporting his nomination to Governor. “He has no political experience. We can not support a candidate without political experience as Governor of one of the largest regions of Russia,” Yavlinsky said. In addition, he noted that Sergei Tyurikov was a member of the Sverdlovsk Bureau of Yabloko, but did not see the problem that led to the breakdown of the regional party conference, and therefore bore responsibility for what had happened when the regional party conference failed to nominate Roizman due to pressure from the regional authorities on the chair of Yabloko’s branch.

Speaking about the candidacy of Yevgeny Roizman, Grigory Yavlinsky noted that he had six points in favour of his support. “There are no such strong and courageous people as Roizman in Russian politics. Do you understand that the fight against the drug mafia is the road to the cemetery? “ Grigory Yavlinsky addressed the Bureau members. “And he fought simultaneously with the authorities, and with the drug mafia. This means that a person has the experience, willingness and ability to fight against mafia – and this is almost the key thing for the Governor of the region. Mafia is the main feature of regional life. He should be nominated even for this personal trait only.”

At the same time, Grigory Yavlinsky noted that Yevgeny Roizman had a colossal experience: he was a deputy of the State Duma, a member of the government commission on combating drug addiction, initiated a number of laws and had been the head of Yekaterinburg. Yavlinsky noted Roizman’s charisma and popularity in the region.

Also Yavlinsky stressed that he had agreed with Roizman all the ten opints of the Memorandum of the Political Alternative each Yabloko candidate had to sign.

Answering the journalists’ questions at the press conference after the nomination, Yevgeny Roizman said that he would try to the municipal filter [to get registered in the campaign each candidate has to collect signatures of municipal deputies in favour of the nomination]. “We are in contact with all the potential deputies who did not give their signatures [for my nomination]. Their number is already less than the required 126 deputies … but the pressure [from the authorities on the deputies] is very strong,” Roizman said.

According to Grigory Yavlinsky, the Yabloko party together with Yevgeny Roizman would raise the issue of canceling the municipal filter even if Roizman is elected Governor. Party Chair Emilia Slabunova in turn recalled that Yabloko had already submitted its proposals to the Central Electoral Commission for improving the electoral legislation and abolishing the municipal filter for those parties that had their own deputies in regional parliaments. A corresponding draft federal law was introduced by Yabloko factions through the legislative assemblies of Karelia and the Pskov Region, but in Karelia it was already rejected by the majority of the ruling United Russia.