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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 the discussion on election legislation reform

Press Release, October 3, 2013

The Committee of civil initiatives conducted a conference on “The first single voting day: results, tendencies, perspectives”on October 3. The experts discussed the results of the regional elections and proposed their initiatives on the reform of the election legislation. Such initiatives as the abolition of the municipal filter at the gubernatorial elections, the rebound of the electoral blocks, the introduction of a deposit for non-parliamentary parties for participation in the elections, increasing of the campaign period in mass media were discussed.image

YABLOKO’s representatives took part in the discussion, among them were member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee and member of Central Election Comission Elena Dubrovina, secretary of YABLOKO’s Political Committee Galina Mikhaleva, member of YABLOKO’s arbitration Ildar Fasayev, member of YABLOKO’s Regional Council in St.Petersburg Kirill Strakhov and deputy chair of the Bashkir branch of YABLOKO Artur Asafyev.

Galina Mikhaleva stated that the election legislation is closely connected with the legislation on political parties. “It’s easier to change the law on political parties than to make many amendments to the electoral law and mix the consequences of the liberalization which led to the appearance of a large amount of political parties many of which are spoilers”.

Galina Mikhaleva finds the discussion of the amendments to the electoral legislation very important. “It’s vital that the amendments should be ready at the right moment, otherwise the situation of 1993 year will happen again. At that time Russia’s political system was reshaped and the new legislation, as well as the electoral legislation, were “made on a napkin”.image

According to Mikhaleva, YABLOKO can support most of the amendments proposed by the Committee of civil initiatives. “We have remarks to some of the terms as the activity of the Committee of civil initiatives is directed on all the civil society and can’t coincide with the position of a certain political party. In particular, we disagree with the term that the representatives of one political party could be on the list of candidates of another political party. This undermines the essence of the party system and is bad for the development of the party system in the future”, said Galina Mikhleva.

“For many years I’ve been talking about the problems of the electoral legislation. In the first place, it’s the excessive overregulation. Over the last 10 years the corpus of the electoral legislation increased and the articles become more and more difficult for understanding. New parties are unable to run in the elections without a group of lawyers”, said Elena Dubrovina.

According to Dubrovina, the municipal filter has become the main damaging factor in the Moscow Mayoral campaign. The situation when one of the candidates supported by the authorities actually passed the signatures to another candidate doesn’t agree with the democratic electoral process. “The legislation must be simplified. It must be distinct, clear to everybody, not only to the lawyers, but to all the members of the society”, said Dubrovina.image

Kirill Strakhov, member of the Regional Council of the St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO, told about the violation of the law at the municipal elections in St.Petersburg. The municipal elections in the number of municipal councils which lost their power were not conducted despite the judgement proceedings.

Artur Asafyev, deputy chair of the Bashkir branch of YABLOKO, mentioned the destructive role of the spoiler parties by the example of his district when the Patriots of Russia party and the Alliance of Green party received a mandate in collision with the authorities.

Member of YABLOKO’s arbitration Ildar Fasayev expressed doubts about the necessity of the abolition of the “single voting day” as he helps the party structures to help the regional and local departments with “umbrella” election campaigns.

“However, the authorities can agree to defer the spindle voting day to a a later date ( at present it’s September 8) as the low voters turnout is unfavorable for both sides. The time for the abolition of the municipal filter is ripe a long time ago. We must aim that the peculiarities of electoral legislation shouldn’t be used to prevent the “unwanted” candidates from running in the elections”, said Ilar Fasayev.image