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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’s candidates from single-mandate constituencies receive wide support in Moscow and St.Petersburg

imagePress Release, 20.09.2016

YABLOKO managed to get high results on party lists in the parliamentary elections – 9.5 per cent in Moscow and 9 per cent in St.Petersburg. YABLOKO’s candidates in single-mandate constituencies also received wide support in these cities.

Four single-mandate candidates came second in the race in Moscow: Sergei Mitrokhin, Dmitry Gudkov, Julia Galyamina and Kirill Goncharov.

Dmitry Gudkov who ran in Tushino District, Moscow, received 20.4 per cent of votes.

“Thanks to everyone who worked in our wonderful headquarters, thank you, who were a supporter and volunteer. Our team had over 3,000 people, and we had the best campaign in this election, ” Godkov wrote on his web-page.

Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of the Moscow YABLOKO, scored 12.5 per cent in Babushkinsky District, Moscow.

“Many thanks to all 20,997 residents of constituency No 196 who supported me in this election!” Sergei Mitrokhin thanked his voters.

Julia Galyamina running from YABLOKO in Leningradsky District gained 14.7%.

“Dear 23,684 citizens, thank you for your trust. I will try to justify it, even without being a deputy,” Galyamina said.

Kirill Goncharov obtained 11.3 per cent in Nagatinskiy District.

“After the final vote counting [it turned out that] 19,390 people supported me. I am grateful to everyone who gave vote in my support. We were able to increase the share of votes received by the federal list of YABLOKO in the district from 6 per cent in 2011 to 9 percent now, and despite the fall in turnout by almost two times, we virtually maintained our voters. Moreover, our Party is rates the fourth [in the district], ahead of A Just Russia party,” Goncharov said.

Other single-mandate candidates also received high percentage of votes in Moscow: Igor Nikolayev (13.8 per cent), Andrei Babushkin (14.7 per cent), Olga Demicheva (10.2 per cent), Mikhail Peskov (10.9 per cent), Elena Rusakova (12.2 per cent).

St. Petersburg has also gave a large number of votes to YABLOKO’s single-mandate candidates. Thus, Mikhail Amosov received 13.3 per cent of votes and Nikolay Rybakov – 13.9 per cent.

“If there is a point somewhere, where all those who are against the present system can unite, now it is absolutely clear: here it is – in YABLOKO. A vote is not enough. Being an observer in elections is not enough. A donation is not enough. Propaganda for YABLOKO is not enough. The only thing that will help to really change something is active participation in YABLOKO’s work”, Rybakov noted.

The party succeeded to pass to the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg, Mikhail Amosov and Boris Vishnevsky became MPs there. They won in single-mandate constituencies: Mikhail Amosov received 20.8 per cent of votes and Boris Vishnevsky – 25.64 per cent.

“[It will be] difficult to work in the newly elected Legislative Assembly: almost all the MPs represent the United Russia party and its satellites. But we will manage. Today, YABLOKO is the only parliamentary alternative to the authorities. In contrast to those who signed the agreement with the ruling party on “fair elections”, Vishnevsky wrote on his Facebook page.

Other YABLOKO single-mandate candidates in St.Petersburg also showed good results in the elections to the Legislative Assembly: Olga Tsepilova (17.9 per cent), Andrei Palevitch (15.21 per cent), Anatoly Golov (15.04 per cent) and Kirill Strakhov (12.91 per cent).