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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 February, 2014

Olympia-Kritiker im Hungerstreik

ARD, 17.02.2014 Der russische Umweltaktivist Jewgeni Witischko befindet sich nach Angaben seiner Organisation im Hungerstreik. Witischko verweigere die Nahrungsaufnahme, seit er am Mittwoch vergangener Woche von einem Berufungsgericht in Krasnodar zu drei Jahren Lagerhaft verurteilt worden sei, teilte die Vereinigung für die Verteidigung der Umwelt im Nordkaukasus mit.

A message to the IOC about Evgeny Vitishko

ENVIRONMENTAL WATCH ON NORTH CAUCASUS, February 17, 2014 On February, 15 the IOC broke silence over the case of Evgeny Vitishko, who was sentenced to serve three years in a colony this week after his tireless work to expose environmental violations in Sochi. Here is what spokesman Mark Adams told journalists, according to the media: […]

Sergei Mitrokhin sends a letter to IOC President asking him to speak up on imprisonment of environmentalist Yevgeny Vitishko

Press Release, 17.02.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin has sent a letter to Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee asking him to speak up on a politically motivated imprisonment verdict to environmentalist Yevgeny Vitishko. According to Mitrokhin, the verdict has a direct linkage to the Olympic Games taking place in Sochi.

Solidarietà e vicinanza all’ambientalista russo Evgeny Vitishko

Italia dei Valori, 15.02.2014 Il segretario nazionale dell’Italia dei Valori, Ignazio Messina, ed il responsabile delle relazioni internazionali del partito, Massimo Bernacconi, esprimono la loro solidarietà e vicinanza all’ambientalista russo Evgeny Vitishko, condannato alla pena di tre anni di reclusione per le sue azioni in difesa dell’ambiente nella regione di Krasnodar.

Sergei Mitrokhin’s letter to the IOC

Mr. Thomas Bach, President, International Olympic Committee No 1257 of February 17, 2014 Dear Mr.Bach, Informing you herewith that environmentalist Yevgeny Vitishko imprisoned for three years began a hunger strike, which has been lasting for six days already. A politically motivated arrest of a public figure in the region during the Olympics represents an event […]

Evnegy Vitishko and Suren Gazaryan case. Synopsis

YABLOKO’s Evnegy Vitishko and Suren Gazaryan was nothing political in the Evgeny Vitishko case”. A criminal case of the so-called “damage to the fence” at the country cottage of Alexander Tkachyov, Governor of the Krasnodar Region, was filed against YABLOKO’s environmentalists Evnegy Vitishko and Suren Gazaryan for the their fight to return public lands seized […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: The Impotence of the West

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 15.02.2014 A sluggish and delayed reaction of the IOC to the sentence to environmentalist Evnegy Vitishko [envisaging three years of imprisonment for him for his criticism of Governor’s seizure of public lands] represents another example of vain hopes of international interference in the issue of protection of […]

Prime Minister of Norway, IOC and EU express concern on imprisonment of environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko

Press Release, 14.02.2014 This morning, Vladimir Kimayev, leader of the Sochi branch of the YABLOKO party, had a meeting with Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, where they discussed prosecution of environmental activists in the Krasnodar Territory and the sentence of the court envisaging three years of imprisonment for Evgeny Vitishko. The meeting was attended […]

Sochi Winter Olympics: IOC ask Russian authorities for explanation over Yevgeny Vitishko sentence

The Sydney Morning Herald, Press Release, 13.02.2014 Olympics chiefs have sent a ‘please explain’ to Russian authorities after a Sochi environmentalist was sentenced to three years in a penal colony for damaging a fence. Yevgeny Vitishko, a 40-year-old geologist, had campaigned against the environmental damage caused by the development of Sochi for the Winter Olympics.

Public Prosecutor detected encroachment of the law in the criminal case against Andrei Rudomakha

Press Release, 14.02.2014 Public Prosecutor of the Krasnodar Territory detected encroachment of the law in a criminal case for “slander against the judge” filed on YABLOKO’s Andrei Rudomakha. This is stated in an official response to Assistant Attorney General to an appeal by YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin who stated that the prosecution was not justified.

Top liberal activist imprisoned for criticising corruption

Liberal International, February 23, 2014 A regional court in Russia – the same province in which the Winter Olympics are currently taking place – has rejected the appeal of an activist from LI full member Yabloko, who was found ‘guilty’ of criticising corrupt practices of the regional governor. his verdict envisages a three-year prison sentence […]

Youth YABLOKO picketed Public Prosecutor General’s office in support of Evgeny Vitishko

Press Release, photographs, 13.02.2014 A serious of one-person pickets in support of Evgeny Vitishko was conducted outside Public Prosecutor General’s office. Earlier the Krasnodar Regional Court has dismissed the complaint submitted by lawyers of environmental activist Evgeny Vitishko which means that the verdict of the court of a lower instance is coming into force. This […]

ALDE Party calls for release of Sochi’s environmental actitvist Evgeny Vitishko

The ALDE Group, Press Release, 13/02/2014 Yesterday 12 February 2014, one of Sochi’s principal environmental activists and member of ALDE Party Russian member Yabloko Evgeny Vitishko, was sentenced to a three-year imprisonment by the Krasnodar Regional Court for spray-painting an illegally erected construction fence in the middle of a nature reserve.

Russian Federation: Update – Human rights defender Mr Evgeny Vitishko to serve three-year sentence in penal colony

Front Line Defenders, 12.02.2014 Evgeny Vitishko is part of the Rights.Risks.Change! campaign On 12 February 2014, the Krasnodar Appeals Court ruled to uphold a decision to enact a three-year custodial sentence against environmental human rights defender Mr Evgeny Vitishko. He will now be transferred to a penal colony to serve out the remainder of his […]

Human Rights Watch calls on Olympics to help free activist Vitishko

UPI, February 12, 2014 NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) — The International Olympic Committee should urge the freeing of environmental activist Evgeni Vitishko, an international human rights group said Wednesday. The Human Rights Watch, based in New York City, called on Olympics leaders in a statement Wednesday to pressure Russia to free Vitishko, whose three-year […]

Environmental activist who criticised impact of Sochi Winter Olympics is jailed for three years for spray painting a fence

Yevgeny Vitishko, 40, had his suspended sentence turned into full jail term Environmental activist had originally been convicted for vandalising fence But judge ruled he has now violated the terms of the suspended sentence Vitishko is one of the most prominent campaigners against Sochi Games By JOHN HALL, The Daily Mail, 12.02.2014

“Sotchi JO de la honte” : un écologiste russe condamné en appel à 3 ans de camps

French Association, 12.02.2014 Aujourd’hui le tribunal de la région de Krasnodar a confirmé la condamnation à 3 ans de camps de l’écologiste russe Evgueni Vitishko. En plein JO de Sotchi, Russie-Libertés dénonce une nouvelle condamnation politique orchestrée par le régime russe.

Scheldende activist naar Russisch strafkamp

De Telegraaf, 12.02.2014 Een Russische milieuactivist uit de regio Sotsji moet 3 jaar naar een strafkamp. De man, Jevgeni Vitisjko, kwam vorige week nog in het nieuws toen hij werd opgepakt wegens schelden bij een bushalte.

Russische milieuactivist drie jaar naar strafkamp

Volkskrant, 12.02.2014 Een Russische milieuactivist uit de regio Sotsji moet 3 jaar naar een strafkamp. De man, Jevgeni Vitisjko, kwam vorige week nog in het nieuws toen hij werd opgepakt wegens schelden bij een bushalte.

Imprisonment sentence to environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko is discrediting the Olympics

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 12/02/2014 Earlier today the Krasnodar Regional Court has dismissed the complaint submitted by lawyers of environmental activist Evgeny Vitishko. This means that the verdict of the court of a lower instance in coming into force. This verdict envisages a three-year imprisonment term for Vitishko due to his criticism of Governor […]