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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

Archive for 'Overcoming Stalin’s Legacy'

Yabloko took part in the rally “For Free Russia”

The action against arbitrariness and reprisals was held on Academician Sakharov Prospect in Moscow Press Release, 10.06.2018 Today, Yabloko leaders and representatives of the party took part in the rally “For Free Russia Without Arbitrariness and Reprisals”, which took place on Academician Sakharov Prospekt. The party was among the organisers of the action against mass […]

Mass picket against torture and reprisals held in St.Petersburg

Press Release, 19.02.2018 On 18 February, over 100 St. Petersburg activists participated in a mass picket against torture and political reprisals organised by the Yabloko party by the monument to the victims of Stalin’s reprisals – the Solovetsky Stone. Boris Vishnevsky, leader of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg; Nikolai Rybakov; Deputy […]

“Our society is ready to become a wall in the way of the state terror aimed at the citizens”

Press release, 29.10.2017 Yabloko leaders and activists participated in an annual action commemorating victims of political reprisals. Thousands of people come to the Solovetsky Stone at Lubyanka Square to read aloud the names of the people who were executed during the Great Terror. This year so many people came that each person received a sheet […]

Liberal International launches Liberal Manifesto 2017 in Russia

The event was held in Yabloko’s office Press Release, 14.10.2017 Russia was the first country to launch the Liberal Manifesto 2017, a document reflecting the goals of virtually all the liberal parties in the world. Representatives of the Liberal International (LI) arrived in Russia to present the Manifesto in Russia. The event took place in […]

Altai branch of Yabloko commemorated victims of Stalinism

Press release, 23.08.2017 On 23d August, the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, Yabloko’s candidates for deputies of the Barnaul City Duma, the Altai Territory, laid flowers at the memorial to the victims of political reprisals and held a moment of silence.

The Great Terror and Modern Bolshevism

By Grigory Yavlinsky, 15.08.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky web-site Today it turns 80 years since the beginning of the Great Terror [unleashed by Joseph Stalin]. They say, why speaking about it again, because everything has already been said, and the present political topics are different. Nikita Khrushchev, Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin and even Vladimir Putin spoke of […]

The leader of the Orel branch of YABLOKO called Alexander Prokhanov to debate on the issue of installing a monument to Joseph Stalin in the city

Press Release, 15.08.2017 According to, Alexander Nagolyuk, Coordinator of YABLOKO electioral headquarters in Orel, challenged conservative writer and publicist Alexander Prokhanov, whose Izborsk Club offered to put a monument to Joseph Stalin in Orel.

Memorials to Joseph Stalin are mockery of millions of people and historical memory

Press release, 28.06.2017 Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee released a statement condemning the decision to install a plaque commemorating a 1924 speech by Josef Stalin in Moscow State Law Academy.

Grigory Yavlinsky: this happened to our grandfathers

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 30.10.2016 It was not so long ago. In our country. This happened to our grandfathers and great-grandfathers. Millions of innocent people fell victims of political terror on the part of their own state. The Bolshevik system was protecting itself destroying the brightest, bravest and most educated, the best people of the country. […]

YABLOKO paid tribute to the memory of victims of Stalin’s political reprisals

Press Release, 29.10.2016 On 29 October YABLOKO leaders and activists paid tribute to the memory of victims of Joseph Stalin’s political reprisals launched in 1938. On the eve of the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Reprisals, they took part in the Returning of the Names action.

YABLOKO will participate in the Returning of the Names annual action on paying tribute to the victims of Stalinism

Press release, 28 October On 29 October, on the eve of the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Reprisals, leaders and activists of the YABLOKO party will take part in the Returning of the Names action. They will pay tribute to the victims of Stalin’s reprisals by the Solovetsky stone at 1 p.m.

In memory of victims of political reprisals

Press Release, 28.10.2016 Memorial cemetery Dubovka is located in Voronezh in the bottom-land of the Usmanka river. Residents of Voronezh, shot during in the prison of the city NKVD (People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs) during the Great Terror announced by Joseph Stain in 1937-1938, were buried here.

YABLOKO to commemorate victims of the Great Terror

Press release, 17.10.2016 On October 29, YABLOKO leaders and activists will participate in a memorial action commemorating victims of political reprisals, who were executed under Joseph Stalin. The ceremony is conducted by the Memorial human rights group annually.

Rally in memory of deported peoples took place in Moscow

Press release, 19.05.16 The Committee against Xenophobia conducted a rally in memory of the deported peoples at Krasnopresnenskaya Zastava Square on 18 May.

YABLOKO insists that a museum must be opened in the house where victims of Stalin’s terror were executed

Press release, 11.05.2016 YABLOKO member Alexei Nesterenko has conducted a picket by the house where the victims of Joseph Stalin’s terror were executed. He demanded that the house must be turned into a memorial museum.

Lev Shlosberg: Statue of Stalin must be dismantled

Press release based on the statement by Lev Shlosberg, Chair of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, 24.02.2016 On 24 February, Chair of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO Lev Shlosberg forwarded an application to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov Region demanding to dismantle the statue of Joseph Stalin. Shlosberg claims that all the officials who […]

YABLOKO finished the action in memory of junkers and officers interrupted by police

Press release, 15.11.2015 On November 15 YABLOKO finished the action in memory of the defenders of democratic Russia, which had been interrupted by police earlier.

Sergei Mitrokhin demands to open a criminal case against the policemen who detained him during remembrance action

Press Release, 12.11. 2015 YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin demands to open a criminal case against the policemen who detained him on 7 November (the anniversary of the October Revolution – the Bolshevisks’ coup d’etat of 1917) during the action in memory of cadets and officers who fought against the Bolshviks in 1917.

YABLOKO demands to demolish monuments to Stalin

Statement by YABLOKO Bureau, 09.11.2015 Placing monuments to Joseph Stalin in the regions of Russia is part of the Communist party (CPRF) election campaign. Every day we receive messages about the erection or preparation to install busts to the the executioner in the regions of Russia. The busts were placed in Penza, Stavropol, Liptesk, Shelanger […]

YABLOKO commemorated victims of the Great Terror

Press Release, 29.10.2015 YABLOKO leaders and activists participated in the annual memorial action commemorating the victims of political reprisals during Stalin’s period. The action was organised on the threshold of October 30, the Day of Political Prisoners, established in 1974 by Soviet political prisoners who conducted hunger strikes and lit candles in memory of the […]