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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 Gender faction conducted a rally “Women against war!”

Press Release, 08.03.2014

YABLOKO’s Gender faction and a number of public organisations conducted a rally for protection of women’s rights in Russia. This time the annual rally was held under the slogan “Women against war” in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The participants of the action came out not only for equal rights for men and women, but also for a peaceful solution of the conflict in Ukraine.

“Despite our struggle for gender equality, the situation with women’s rights doesn’t improve. But women are not alone here. The situation with the rights of migrants, representatives of ethnic minorities, LGBT groups, journalists, scientists, bloggers doesn’t improve as well,” said Chair of YABLOKO’s Gender faction Galina Mikhaleva at the beginning of the rally and announced its slogan “Women against war”.


Galina Mikhaleva

Galina Mikhaleva reminded of the high level of women’s discrimination in Russia. The law ensuring equal rights and opportunities isn’t still adopted. There’s no law against domestic violence though 14 thousand women die of domestic violence every year in Russia. Women earn 2/3 of men’s wage, it’s difficult for young women to get employed, the rate of child benefit is minimum, it’s hard to find a place in a kindergarten and so on.. According to Galina Mikhaleva, the project of the Family Code proposed by Deputy Mizulina will force women to live by rule of the Domostroy [Household Book written in Old Russia, 16th century]. Mizulina suggests that only a traditional family with three children can be considered a family, taxes are imposed on a divorce, the reproductive rights of women are limited.


Grigory Semyonov

YABLOKO’s municipal deputy Grigory Semyonov spoke about inequality that exists in Russia.

“It is so that all the troubles in Russia are solved by women. When there are not enough doctors and medicine women find expedients to cure their children. When there’re not enough schools women teach children to read and write,” said the municipal deputy.

Semyonov believes that the present condition of things is not right and that family problems should be divided fifty-fifty.


Tatyana Ovcharenko

“What women really disagree to put up with is sending children and husbands to war. Let’s try to free them at least from this trouble,” added the deputy.

Head of YABLOKO’s School of Active Citizens Tatyana Ovcharenko also said that that year she would remember the 8th of March due to Vladimir Putin’s actions who got the Council of Federation allowance to send troops to Ukraine. “Women at both sides of the boarder are terrified by the thought that military actions might break out,” said Ovcharenko.


Nikolai Kavkazsky

“The struggle for women’s rights is very important, especially when the state force patriarchy and adopt repressive laws”, reminded the amnestied “prisoner of Bolotnaya”, member of YABLOKO’s Gender faction Nikolai Kavkazsky. He came to the rally with a rainbow flag, but the police demanded to take it away otherwise they threatened to arrest the organisers of the rally.

“It’s a complete violation of Article 31 of the Constitution on the freedom of assembly,” said Kazkazsky.


Maria Karavayeva

Maria Karavayeva, the activist of the Gender faction, said that the holiday of the 8th of March lost its original sense and became a holiday of all women. “All the world’s practice show that women’s participation in politics, legislative power, judiciary, management of companies make the policy of the state more social-oriented and effective. At the moment the tasks connected with human’s life, safety, education, medicine are sacrificed,” said YABLOKO’s activist.

A famous activist, leader of “Women of the Kola Peninsula” movement Lubov Shtilyeva spoke about her twenty years struggle for women’s rights and expressed thanks to the YABLOKO party, the only party which struggles against gender discrimination.

A civil activist Darya Garmonenko reminded that during Putin’s term the citizens were persuaded that feminism is a shameful ideology and a woman should struggle for her rights.

“The state tried to show feminists as crazy man-haters. And in many ways managed to do it as the society looks down upon feminists. It isn’t beneficial for the state if women go to authority and public organisations, that’s why we are being persuaded that a woman’s role is to serve a man,” announced the activist.


Darya Garmonenko

At the end of the rally Galina Mikhaleva reminded the winners’ names of the Sexist of the Year award.