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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

Youth Yabloko conducted protest action “14 years of Putin’s Russia”

Press Release, 07.06.2014

Youth YABLOKO activists from different regions of Russia conducted a protest action called “14 years of Putin’s Russia” in Moscow on June 7.image

The activists held a banner which said “14 years of Putin’s Russia: Do officials steal money? Do submarines sink? Do rockets fall? Yet the Crimea is ours!” and 17 different posters which said “Fair elections? – 146%” [The “146%” refers to a screen capture from a Russian news broadcast that spread across the internet, appearing to show total votes for all of the parties adding up to 146% during the parliamentary elections 2011], “Fight against corruption? – Serdyukov amnestied” [former Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, who had been charged with criminal negligence], “Do we protect orphans from foreigners? Let them die at home”[about the so called Dima Yalovlev’s law forbidding the Americans to adopt Russia’s orphans], “Submarine Kursk”?- “It has sunk” V.Putin.


Alexandra Maxyutova and Nikolai Kavkazsky

One of the organizers of the event Nikolai Kavkazsky said that the main aim of the action was to sum up the long-term Putin’s promises. The activist held a banner which said “Ferderalisation according to Putin: 2004 – abolition of gubernatorial elections, 2014 – abolition of mayoral elections”. “Our authorities claim they support federalisation in Ukraine but actually Putin’s regime constantly curtails federalisation which is witnessed by abolition of gubernatorial elections and the plans to abolish mayoral elections,” explained Kavkazsky.

Chair of St.Petersburg Youth Yabloko Alexandra Maxyutova noted that taking the current situation in the country into consideration one could state that in the future the situation would get worse. “We will struggle and try to change and control the situation even at the minimum level. The St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO will participate in the municipal elections this year and I hope we will succeed,” said the activist.


Maria Yefimova
Banners: social state? The expenses for education and health decrease.The expenses for police and defense increase. The police state! and Ministry of Defense or Ministry of Attack?

The organizer of the action Maria Yefimova said that one of the priorities of the YABLOKO party was to restore youth opposition movement and activate protest moods among the youth. “We understand that at the moment the protest movement has become weak but we want to move on, work out an action plan and show that we exist and fight for a better life in this country,” she announced.

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin approved of the action and noted that the young members of the party managed to attract the attention to the most important issues that take place in Russia. Mitrokhin claimed that Putin’s regime had done no good for Russia during those 14 years.


Alexandr Korovayny

“I’m interested in the youth’s fresh look since they were children when Putin came into power. The outcome is said. As a result Russia heads the list of countries with the highest rate of social stratification and corruption. We slowly sink to the bottom. It’s important that young people characterise the results of Putin’s actions adequately,” commented Mitrokhin.


Sergei Mitrokhin


Alexei Sokolov
What is the price of your free education?
“In my opinion there are no political prisoners in Russia” Putin – names of political prisoners


Alexandr Orlov and Alan Alikov


Olga Tsarepova