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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 Presents Candidates for State Duma Elections

Press release, 3.07.2016

The YABLOKO party has represented its coalition list of candidates for the State Duma deputies as well as 185 candidates in the single-mandate constituencies. The delegates were discussing the candidatures for 15 hours during the second day of the Congress, July 2. The discussion ended by ballot voting.


YABLOKO’s campaign slogan:” Freedom. Respect. Responsibility.”

The ten top candidates in YABLOKO’s parliamentary election list are as follows: Grigory Yavlinsky, party founder,  head of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, Emilia Slabunova, party Chair, deputy of Karelian Legislative Assembly, Vladimir Ryzhkov, famous politician, professor at the Higher School of Economics, Lev Shlosberg, head of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, ex-deputy of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly and journalist, Sergei Mitrokhin, head of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO and ex-Chair of the party, Mark Geilikman, head of the party election head-quarters, Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chair of the party and environmentalist, Galina Shirshina, ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Alexander Gnezdilov, Deputy Chair of the party and theatre director, and Dmitry Gudkov, politician and oppositional MP of the State Duma.

The federal list consists of 64 regional groups where 331 nominees are going to run (besides the federal top ten)in the elections. The average age of candidates is 49 years. Over 90 per cent of the candidates have a higher education.

One third (27 per cent) of candidates are non-members of the YABLOKO party and representatives of political parties and organisations who joined the Coalition of Political Alternative. “We managed to make a list which reflects the interests and views of that part of the society which, to different extents, but agrees that [Russia] needs to change the political course and current authorities – both the government and the President,” Grigory Yavlinsky said, presenting the list. All the non-party candidates signed the Memorandum of Political Alternative.

There is a number of distinguished people among the leaders of regional groups. This way, a well-known film director Alexander Sokurov headed YABLOKO’s regional group in St.Petersburg. Andrei Zayakin, co-founder of Dissernet (online group dedicated to exposing intellectual fraud), headed the group which unites the Transbaikal Territory, the Republiks of Buryatia and Yakutia, Kamchatka and the Irkutsk Region. The three groups in Moscow are headed by Sergei Ivanenko, deputy of the State Duma of the 1-3 convocations and YABLOKO deputy Chair, economist Alexei Melnikov and human right defender Valery Borshchev.

The regional group in the Chechen Republic is headed by a well-known human rights defender, Chair of the Civil Assistance Committee Svetlana Gannushkina, the list in the Leningrad Region is headed by deputy of the Legislative Assembly, trade union leader Alexei Etmanov.

Anastasia Kravchuk, vice-speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia, headed the group which unites the Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Kaliningrad Regions, the Nenets Autonomous Area, the Republiks of Komi and Karelia.

Evgeny Vitishko, environmentalist and ex-political prisoner, headed the group which unites the Krasnodar Territory, Crimea and Sevastopol.

Artyem Tarasov, first legal soviet millionaire, headed the Krasnoyarsk group. Pavel Sulyandziga, Deputy Chair of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, headed the list in the Primorsky Territory.

Deputy of the Kursk Legislative Assembly Olga Lee headed the group in the Kursk and Belgorod Regions. Leader of the Dront environmental centre Askhat Kayumov headed the group in Nizhny Novgorod.

YABLOKO nominated candidates for deputies in 185 single mandate constituencies. Politician Vladimir Ryzhkov will run in the Barnaul single mandate constituency of the Altai Territory, Lev Shlosberg will run in the Pskov single mandate constituency.

YABLOKO nominated its candidates in 14 single mandate districts out of 15 in Moscow. Among them are Sergei Mitrokhin (Babushkinsky district), Dmitry Gudkov (Tushinsky district), economist Igor Nikolayev (Kuntsevsky district), co-Chair of December 5th Party Yulia Galyamina (Leningradsky district), former State Duma deputy Vladimir Semago (Lublinsky district), member of Presidential Human Rights Committee Andrei Babushkin (Medvedkovsky district), deputy Chair of the Democratic Choice party Igor Drandin (Orekhovo-Borisovo district), municipal deputy Elena Rusakova (Cheryemushki district).

YABLOKO’s candidates will run in eight single mandate constituencies in St.Petersburg. Among them are leader of the regional party branch Mikhail Amosov (North-Eastern district), co-Chair of the Consumers’ Union of Russia Anatoly Golov (North-Western district), YABLOKO deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov (Central district).

Vladimir Mikhailov, deputy of the Kostroma Region Legislative Assembly, was nominated in the Kostroma region constituency. Olga Lee, deputy of the Kursk Region Legislative Assembly, runs in the Kursk single mandate constituency.

Evgeny Vitishko runs in the Krasnodar Territory, environmentalist Askhat Kayumov is going to run in the Nizhny Novgorod constituency, member of the Public Chamber of the RF Sergei Symak – in the Samara Region constituency.
The party is going to provide the documents to the Central Election Commission to register the candidates on July 8. YABLOKO’s candidates are exempted from collecting signatures to register a candidate.