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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 took part in the rally “For Free Russia”

The action against arbitrariness and reprisals was held on Academician Sakharov Prospect in Moscow

Press Release, 10.06.2018

Today, Yabloko leaders and representatives of the party took part in the rally “For Free Russia Without Arbitrariness and Reprisals”, which took place on Academician Sakharov Prospekt. The party was among the organisers of the action against mass violations of the rights and freedoms of citizens.

Growth of the number of political prisoners, blockings in the Internet, tyranny and torture in law enforcement, repression against political opponents of the regime, dismissals from job for likes and reposts in the social networks have become the hallmark of Putin’s government, Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko party, said in her speech at the rally.

She also stressed that the revealed facts of destruction of personal data files of the victims of Stalin’s political reprisals represented “the height of shame and cynicism”. “For the second time the state decided to repress these people. What can be more shameful? “, Slabunova noted.


All this takes place against the backdrop of talking about a breakthrough and expanding the boundaries of freedom. However, a new political season began and it has been characterized by such actions of the authorities. In Pskov, where the Yabloko party nominated its candidate for governors, the acting governor collected more than one thousand signatures of deputies [in favour of his nomination] in one day, which makes it extremely difficult for an oppositional candidates to overcome the municipal filter. “I am absolutely sure that the same situation will be in the Moscow Region and in the Altai Territory,” Emilia Slabunova said.

Photo: Emilia Slabunova


This “filtered” power will never act in the interests of people, it will do everything to destroy political opponents, the number of political prisoners will continue to grow, and the political Ice Age will only toughen, Yabloko Chair noted. We must say a decisive “no” to such power, Slabunova concluded.


The present government has turned Russia into an aggressor really threatening the peace, said Sergei Kovalyov, ex Soviet dissident, the first Human Rights Ombudsman in Russia and member of Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee.


According to Kovalyov, the annexation of Crimea and part of the territory of Georgia, the endless hybrid war in eastern Ukraine, the military presence in Syria, saber-rattling over the world and threats to the world community, the gendarme regime and a “falsely and hastily made up” image of the country surrounded by enemies – all this proves conclusively the aggression imposed on our Motherland by its overstaying ruler.

Photo: Sergey Kovalyov


The best in this situation is civil disobedience. Our duty is to follow Acad. Sakharov’s example, call on the international community to curb the aggressor, while it is still possible to do so with harsh, but peaceful means, the human rights activist said.


Valery Borshchyov, ex Soviet dissident, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group  and member of Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee, read out a statement by human rights defenders on the need for reform of security agencies.


“We believe that Russia, like any other country, needs state structures that would ensure protection of society from terrorism and extreme manifestations of extremism, but would abide by the Constitution of the Russian Federation”, Borschyov said.


The existing structure of the Federal Security Service (FSB) burdened with historical continuity [from he KGB], does not fulfill these functions, so must be reformed and taken under the control of the society, human rights activists believe.

Photo: Svetlana Gannushkina, Lev Ponomaryov and Valery Borshchyov


The statement was signed by renowned human rights defenders Valery Borshchyov, head of the Moscow Helsinki Group Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Sergei Kovalyov, head of the Committee “Civil Assistance” Svetlana Gannushkina, and head of the movement “For Human Rights” Lev Ponomaryov.


Sergei Mitrokhin, Chairman of the Moscow branch of Yabloko, spoke about a new period in the behaviour of the authorities. If earlier the power exploited the Russian national wealth and economized on people by means of not paying normal wages, pensions, saving on healthcare and education, now “the dictatorship is proceeding from the policies of economising on the people to the policies of its direct exploitation”.


“What is the law on raising the retirement age about? Its main idea is like this: we will not pay you any more, but you will work longer [without a pension], until you die. Here is the instrument for exploitation of the people. And there are many such instruments in the arsenal of our authorities,” Sergei Mitrokhin said.

Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin


According to Mitrokhin, there is only one way out of this: to raise civil activity in people. “We need to wake people, otherwise there will be neither us, nor the people, nor Russia,” Mitrokhin concluded.


One of the main requirements of the organisers of the event was to free Ukrainian film producer Oleg Sentsov who is on hunger strike in the prison, Chechen human rights defender Oyub Titiyev and other political prisoners.