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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 Bureau warns against the growth of fascism in the Russia’s society

Press Release, October 5, 2013

On October 4, 2013, YABLOKO Bureau summed up the results of the single voting day and assessed the results of Russia’s political development.

YABLOKO nominated its lists of candidates in nine regions and five regional capitals at elections of different levels: gubernatorial elections, elections to regional legislative assemblies, elections of heads of municipalities and representative bodies of local governments. The elections of September 8 had important results in the number of regions.

YABLOKO factions and party representatives appeared in the parliament of the Novgorod Region and in the number of cities of Moscow, Kaliningrad, Sakhalin, Sverdlovsk and Tver Regions, the Perm Territory and the Altai Republic. Forty YABLOKO municipal deputies were elected to city and town councils of the Karelia Republic; whereas YABLOKO received an absolute majority of the vote in five towns. Galina Shirshina supported by YABLOKO was elected Mayor of Petrozavodsk.

However, the Moscow mayoral elections got most of the attention. The Moscow mayoral election campaign and its results where discussed by YABLOKO’s Bureau and YABLOKO’s Political Committee.

The Bureau also marked the difficulties with Sergei Mitrokhin’s campaign conducted in the conditions of mass hysteria around Alexei Navalny incited by the federal and the Moscow authorities.

Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder and head of YABLOKO’s faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, mentioned that after 2011 the oligarchic groups and those close to the government had a feeling that the power had been weakening and there emerged oligarchic groups preparing to seize the power. Taking into account the prevailing public moods one of such “dissatisfied oligarchic” groups made a stake at Alexei Navalny, as his stance and personality fitted into the public expectations pattern and the demand for a populist and a nationalist.

Grigory Yavlinsky proposed to those few members of YABLOKO who demonstrated such moods during the Moscow mayoral campaign not to deceive themselves and the party. “One day you will understand your mistake and we will receive you back to YABLOKO”. In this context Yavlinsky mentioned some members of the Krasnodar branch of YABLOKO.

The Bureau also discussed both the objective difficulties of campaining in the situation of pre-term elections and the drawbacks of organisation of the campaign.

The participants of the discussion unanimously agreed that the main task of maintaining the party’s political line had been fulfilled and the candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin had done everything so that to carry a dignified campaign.

The Bureau also marked the party successes at the regional elections and the techniques of such campaigns, as well as mass-scale violations of the law and election fraud still observed in the elections.

The Bureau noted that the party planed to conduct a Federal Council meeting in December 2013 so that to discuss in detail the goals of further campaigns including elections to the Moscow City Duma.

The discussion resulted in adopted a statement by the YABLOKO Bureau “On the threat of growth of nationalistic moods” which expressed great concern in view of the rise of ethnic tensions and conflicts in the society. YABLOKO stated that the responsibilities for this had been lying on the authorities, “The corrupted regime has been playing with xenophobic moods so that to mobilise the conservative social groups” relying on nationalistic groupings here. The Bureau also noted that those who called themselves “liberal opposition” also bore the responsibility as they had lost the immunity against this dangerous virus and showed mass support to nationalists and populists engaging the latter into Russia’s politics.

The Bureau urged the authorities and all the public and political forces that did not divide people into “our folk” and “strangers” to stand up against the threat of growing fascist moods in the society, the government and the opposition.