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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 participated in memorial actions held nationwide and paying tribute to Boris Nemtsov

Press Release, 26.02.2017

YABLOKO leaders and activists took part in the demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov held in Moscow today. YABLOKO activists from many regions of the country formed a column under the banner of the party. The key slogan of YABLOKO was “No to Political Terror!”. The column was headed by party Chair Emilia Slabunova, party founder and Chair of its Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov, Sergei Mitrokhin, ex-Chair of the party and member of the Federal Political Committee, and Viktor Sheinis, one of the authors of the Russian Constitution and member of the Federal Political Committee.

“The murder of Boris Nemtsov is an act of political terror, the entire responsibility lies with bears President Putin who allowed for physical elimination of his political opponents,” Grigory Yalvinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the party, said. Grigory Yavlinsky. “Participation of YABLOKO in the demonstration represents a protest against political terror”.

“Instilling of fear, inflaming hatred and bullying –more destructive and more disgusting future for Russia can hardly be imagined. Therefore, YABLOKO and all the participants of the demonstration protest against violence, degradation and terrorism,” Yavlinsky noted.

According to YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova, the political assassination that happened two years ago had a political goal: intimidation of people. “It is very important that today, thousands of people came to the demonstration and have shown that they are not afraid, that Russia will be free and it will happen by our joint efforts,” she said.

Participating in the demonstration the party pays tribute not only to Boris Nemtsov, but also to all the victims of political terror. “We commemorate Larissa Yudina, [journalist and Chair of the Kalmykian branch of YABLOKO], Yuri Shchekochikhin, [a pillar of Russian investigative journalism and MP in the YABLOKO faction in the State Duma], and Farid Babayev [human rights defender, YABLOKO member and candidate to the State Duma]. Yet , no matter how many there were killings of politicians, public figures, journalists, we have not seen trials over those who ordered and implemented these crimes. This means that the state plays up political terror, and is interested in such ways of achieving its goals,” Sergei Mitrokhin, member of the Federal Political Committee of YABLOKO and the leader of its Moscow branch, said.

Sergei Mitrokhin

According to Deputy Chairman of the party Nikolay Rybakov, the number of slogans of the demonstration has been growing every year, this shows that there are few grounds for free political dialogue, and YABLOKO is a party aspiring for a peaceful dialogue and a peaceful change of power in the country.

The participants of the demonstration marched in the centre of Moscow, along part of the Moscow Bulvar Ring. According to the “White Counter” [independent counter], the action was attended by over 15,000 people.

After the demonstration the leaders and activists of YABLOKO went to the Big Moskvoretsky bridge where Boris Nemtsov was killed and laid flowers at the site of his murder.

Nikolai Rybakov, Emilia Slabunova, Grigory Yavlinsky

YABLOKO also participated in the memorial actions paying tribute to Boris Nemtsov in other Russian cities. Party activists participated in rallies in Voronezh, Rostov, St. Petersburg, Stavropol and Vologda, in the latter three cities the party was the organiser of the rallies. Novosibirsk activists were co-organisers of the demonstration and in Nizhny Novgorod YABLOKO was a participant in the demonstration. In Karelia, Tambov, Orel, Omsk, Chita, YABLOKO held pickets. In the Kemerovo the city administration refused to give a permission for a demonstration, therefore pickets were held there. In Murmansk YABLOKO conducted a round table dedicated to the memory of Boris Nemtsov. On 27 February, demonstration in memory of Boris Nemtsov will be held in Ryazan, YABLOKO activists will take part in it.

YABLOKO also took part in the memorial actions paying tribute to Boris Nemtsov held in Moscow in 2015 and 2016 and organised its own actions in the regions. This year the organisers of the rally in the memory of Nemtsov in Stavropol – members of the regional branch of the Youth YABLOKO – were pressed buy the Federal Security Bureau, the FSB. In view of this, YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova addressed , Alexander Bortnikov, head of the agency. On 23 February, police detained Kirill Bobro, leader of the Stavropol Youth YABLOKO, and two other party activists for a series of pickets against the pressure on opposition. The activists picketed the regional FSB office. The trial on this case will be held on 28 February.

Oppositional politician Boris Nemtsov was killed on the night of February 28, 2015, on the bridge by the Kremlin wall in Moscow. In his last year, he openly opposed the war between Russia and Ukraine. YABLOKO believes that he was murdered because of his anti-war stance. YABLOKO states that the political responsibility for the murder lies with the authorities and personally with President Putin.

Grigory Yavlinsky

Emilia Slabunova and Nikolai Rybakov

Boris Misnik, Coordinator of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee, and Victor Sheinis, Federal Political Committee member and one of the authors of the Russian Constitution