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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 election campaign head-quarters opened in the heart of Moscow

Press Release, 23.08.2016

Today YABLOKO Moscow election campaign headquarters opened in Bolshoi Kislovsky lane in the heart of Moscow. The event brought together several hundred volunteers, who up to the Day of Silence on the threashold of the voting day 18 September will be convincing Moscow residents to come to the polls. The meeting was attended by Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO Chairperson, and Grigory Yavlinsky, the party founder and head of its Federal Political Committee.image

“Today, we have brought here people who have been with us for many days. We train them intensively, working 24/7. The core of the team are young people aged 18 – 30, students or graduates, those who demand changes [in the Russian politics]. They are tired [of the present situation], but do not want to leave the country. YABLOKO is their chance. We want to give them the feeling of freedom at least in this headquarters during those days,” Kirill Goncharov, head of the campaign headquarters, said.

He also added that YABLOKO Moscow volunteers base has about 400 people today.

“About 300 out of these people have gone through [our] trainings, prepared what they would tell to voters. We will concentrate 80 campaign “cubes” [with our leaflets] in the territory of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. Simultaneously we will collect signatures for the return of referendums to Russia’s capital. We also hold a series of pickets in the city. Our activists will collect signatures and distribute campaign literature, ” Goncharov said. He added that YABLOKO will have campaign buses in the residential districts of Moscow.image

According to Goncharov, changing of Moscow legislation so that to simplify conducting referendums in the city should be the next challenge after a successful election campaign. At present conducting a plebiscite requires collection of at least 150,000 signatures of Muscovites. Since yesterday YABLOKO began collecting signatures in support of such change of the Moscow law and will work for it in the State Duma.

Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO Chair, and Grigory Yavlinsky, the party founder and head of its Federal Political Committee, came to the meeting to tell the young people about political goals of the party. The volunteers met them with a storm of applause.

Emilia Slabunova noted in her speech that “the future is not simply knocking on the door, it is bursting in every window and every hole”.

“The present government is not ready to meet the challenges of the time, to meet the future. It has different goals and objectives: it strives to preserve itself. But the future comes where it is expected. YABLOKO has a plan how to build a prosperous Russia. The YABLOKO party believes that politics can and must be honest. To do this, two conditions are required: so that honest people come into politics, and so that they are further replaced, rather than be in power for 16 years or more. YABLOKO has people who are willing to open doors to the future and keep them open all the time. And these people are you. Because it is your future. You will find all the right words and be persuasive to those who doubt, will take them by the hand and lead those who are afraid, and encourage those who are afraid, ” she said.

Grigory Yavlinsky expressed his confidence that the basis for successful development of the country was respect for its people.

“It is important that there is a programme, and we have it, but people do not believe that someone may be able to implement programmes. Why don’t they believe in it? People feel that they are not respected, not asked of their opionin, decisions are taken without them. Our country develops so slowly and sloppily, because people do not feel that they are respected. We want to get the governments listen to us. We want to be heard, rather than bugged. The new YABLOKO is a tool which will help to get this respect,” he stressed.

Slabunova and Yavlinsky also answered questions from the volunteers about the development of education and economy in the country, as well as the ways to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.

According to Kirill Goncharov, the Moscow headquarters will work 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“It [the headquarters] will function 24/7. We have night shifts, day shifts and morning shifts. In the morning we will conduct trainings for volunteers and do our planning. In the afternoon we will gather to conduct operational work. And in the evening there will be an informal part. We will have public, open lectures, concerts and musical performances [by most popular Russian groups],” Goncharov said.

According to him, some artists refused for political reasons, fearing that after this they may be closed access to concerts.

Moscow election headquarters of the YABLOKO party is located at Bolshoi Kislovskiy 4, Building 3 (Metro stations Arbatskaya, Boblioteka Imeni Lenina, Okhotny Ryad or Teatralnaya). Tel: 8 800 505 61 48.