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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 will run in elections independently

imageHowever, is ready to negotiate with RPR-PARNAS in single-mandate constituencies

By Viktor Khamrayev, Kommersant, 2.06.2015

The YABLOKO party will run independently in the upcoming regional elections, however, it may nominate any nonpartisan candidates recognizing YABLOKO’s coalition principles to run on behalf of YABLOKO. This was announced by party leader Sergei Mitrokhin, who also added that YABLOKO was ready for consultations with the RPR-PARNAS party so that to jointly nominate candidates in single-mandate constituencies.

YABLOKO has finally made a decision that the party will run independently at the elections to the regional legislative assemblies, that should be held on September 11. “We will nominate lists of candidates in all the regions where we have our regional branches, ” YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin told to Kommersant. There will be no YABLOKO candidates list, for example, in the parliamentary elections in the Magadan region. In general, the party intends to participate in 20 election campaigns so that its candidates could pass into regional parliaments and city councils of regional centres.

In some regions, such as Novosibirsk, Kaluga and Kostroma regions, YABLOKO lists of candidates will compete with nominees from the “democratic coalition” which develops around the RPR-PARNAS party and Alexei Navalny. Since last year’s single day of voting YABLOKO has been forming its own “coalition of the political alternative”. The two coalitions have not displayed any interest to form a union limiting [cooperation] to reciprocal invitations: representatives of the “democratic coalition” invited YABLOKO to join them, and vice versa. The invitations were usually transmitted through the media. Also through the media exchanged the parties their polite refusals.

However, Sergei Mitrokhin told Kommersant that YABLOKO was ready for consultations with the RPR-PARNAS so that “to agree on the candidates in single-mandate districts” [in the regions] where elections are held by the majority or the mixed system. YABLOKO is ready to include in the list of nonpartisan candidates from local activists and public figures well known in region, where seats in the parliament are contested by the party as a whole (the proportional system). At present YABLOKO has a faction in the Legislative Assembly is St. Petersburg, headed by Grigory Yavlinsky, the founder of the party, a faction in the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia and Lev Shlossberg, leader of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, represents the party in the Legislative Assembly of the Pskov region.

St.Petersburg YABLOKO will begin preparations for the elections with a new leader, as another election of the leader of the regional branch were held in St.Petersburg YABLOKO on May 24, the results of which were declared invalid last time due to a technical error. Mikhail Amosov, Associate Professor of St. Petersburg State University, succeeded in this post businessman Andrei Palevich. Mr. Amosov promises to intensify the work of the party in the streets focusing on purely YABLOKO events.

“It is a normal practice or for election campaigns for democrats to agree on candidates in single-mandate constituencies,” Boris Makarenko, the head of the Center for Political Technologies, said to Kommersant. However, the expert expressed his concern that Russian “democrats” could have “lost the skills of fighting” in the years of their being the non-system opposition”. According to Mr. Makarenko this was demonstrated by the last year’s elections to the Moscow City Duma, when YABLOKO and the Civic Platform could have succeeded in getting at least one mandate per party if they had “agreed on dividing the constituencies [between the parties]”. In the end, neither of the parties got representation in the Moscow Parliament.

The issue of “nominating lists of candidates in the same region is more complicated,” Mr. Makarenko noted. In his opinion, both YABLOKO and RPR-PARNASS are doing all they can so that to raise their ranking in a year before the federal election, which, according to the data of all the public opinion services, remains within the ​​statistical error (below 3 per cent). “But if it turns out that one of the parties has the real potential in some region so that to overcome the five per cent threashold and get mandates, the other party have to remove its list,” the expert noted.