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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

Alexander Yefimov called on the Ombudsman and the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Volgograd Region to check the conditions of detention of prisoners of war

Based on the publication on the web-site, 26.06.2022

Photo: Alexander Yefimov/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Alexander Yefimov, a member of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party from Volgograd, appealed to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Volgograd Region, the regional Public Monitoring Commission performing public control over the conditions of detention and providing aid to convicts, the Federal Penitentiary Service and the public prosecutor’s office with a request to visit and check detention centre No. 2 in the city of Kamyshin, where prisoners of war from Ukraine can be kept, as well as check the conditions of their detention .

Information that prisoners of war from Ukraine may be kept in pre-trial detention centres and penal colonies located on the territory of Volgograd and the Volgograd region began to spread through the federal media in late spring. Thus, Kommersant, citing a source close to the administration of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Volgograd Region, reported that the region’s pretrial detention centres were overcrowded due to the transfer of two institutions for war prisoners from the territory of Ukraine: “there are only Ukrainians now in Detention Centre No 2 in Kamyshin,” the source of Kommersant newspaper said. “The same situation is in the premises functioning in the mode of a pre-trial detention centre in Penal Colony No 19 in Surovikino”.


Alexander Yefimov, Volgograd human rights activist, concerned about the conditions of detention of prisoners of war, said that Ukrainian prisoners of war need to be helped. Then, according to him, the rights of Russian prisoners of war would be also respected in Ukraine.


“I have been told in different personal discussions that there were prisoners of war from Ukraine in the Volgograd region,” Alexander Yefimov said. “There was information in numerous posts on social networks that there were Ukrainian prisoners of war and citizens of Ukraine in penal colonies and pre-trial detention centres in the region, and criminal cases were initiated against them in accordance with the Criminal Code of Russia. Most often, detention centre No 2 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Volgograd Region was mentioned in connection with this. Therefore, I wrote appeals to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Volgograd Region, to the regional Public Monitoring Commission, the Federal Penitentiary Service and the Public Prosecutor’s Office. I asked to check the conditions in which the prisoners of war had been kept.


It is clear that a “special operation” is underway, but we must try to remain human even in this situation. The principles of reciprocity apply in international law. By showing to the world and Ukraine that we treat Ukrainian prisoners of war as human beings and respect international norms, the world will press so that the rights of Russian boys who found themselves in a similar situation on the territory of Ukraine are respected.


Alexander Yefimov complains that he did not receive a response from either activists, or lawyers, or state departments.


“The Volgograd lawyers’ community perfectly understands the essence of the issue. Lawyers do not want to get involved in politics, but are ready to intervene in resolving humanitarian issues, realising their importance. “If we received an appeal with a specific name for legal support, we are ready to go there. But we can’t get specific information yet,” Alexander Yefimov says.


“I got the usual formal replies. I think that this boorish attitude is not towards me, but first of all towards the Russian soldiers who are now in prisoners of war. For example, there are appeals from mothers who want to get information about their sons who are prisoners of war in Ukraine. But when we will make requests there, they will ask us: are you doing something so that we would help you? Then we will answer that help is provided. It is important to launch the process. But, apparently, the topic is too scary for everyone.”


After the start of the so-called “special operation” on February 24, Yabloko offered all its possibilities, experience and knowledge for the practical creation of a special humanitarian corridor for the exchange of prisoners of war and bodies of the dead with Ukraine. The party sent relevant appeals to Russian and international structures, in particular to the International Committee of the Red Cross.


Yabloko calls for a comprehensive exchange of prisoners, based on the general principle of “all for all”, with the obligatory observation of personal safety of each prisoner of war.