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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 hosted a screening of Vladimir Kara-Murza’s film “My Duty to Not Stay Silent”. Unidentified young men attempted to disrupt the event.

Press Release, 12.10.2022

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The central office of the Yabloko party in Moscow hosted a screening of the film “My Duty to Not Stay Silent” by imprisoned journalist and politician Vladimir Kara-Murza. The film is about priest Georgy Edelstein. Before the screening, Kara-Murza’s lawyer Vadim Prokhorov, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky spoke to the participants of the event. Unidentified masked and hooded young men attempted to disrupt the screening of the film: they burst into the hall shouting “Kara-Murza is a traitor to the motherland!”. The hooligans were driven out of the hall.

Kirill Goncharov, the host of the screening and Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Yabloko, noted at the beginning of the event that this was the second screening of a film by Vladimir Kara-Murza, which Yabloko was holding without the author of the film: during the screening of the film “Nemtsov”, the politician was in a coma after being poisoned [with symptoms the same as of Novichok victims].

Vladimir Kara-Murza addressed the audience in a letter: specially for the event, he prepared a welcoming speech, which was voiced by his lawyer Vadim Prokhorov. We publish the text of the Vladimir’s greeting from prison in full:


“Dear friends,

First of all, I would like to thank Yabloko – and specially Grigory Yavlinsky, Nikolai Rybakov and Kirill Goncharov – for organising the screening and apologise for not being able to be with you today. It has turned into a kind of a tradition already. Last time, Kirill Goncharov and I agreed to show the film “Nemtsov” here at the Yabloko office, but I ended up in a coma after being poisoned. Now we have agreed on this screening – and I ended up in jail. Apparently, for some time I will not agree on anything with Kirill. But seriously, it is very important to me that our film continues to live and find its audience, even while I myself am on temporary downtime – and I am deeply grateful to everyone who is here today. We will definitely see each other again, including, certainly, [our meetings] in this hall.


I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all my friends and colleagues at Yabloko. I don’t know how happy the special unit of our pre-trial detention centre is to see my face on the postcards that come to me [to jail] from the regional branches of Yabloko from all over the country, but I feel very warm from your words and from your support. Thank you.


This film is about a surprisingly bright person; one of the most wonderful people I have ever met in my life. Father Georgy Edelstein has never lived up to stereotypes. A deeply non-Soviet person in Soviet society. A non-Soviet person in Soviet society. A defender of freedom who rejects the title of dissident; a village priest in Russia who was restored to his parish by President Reagan and whose son would become an Israeli statesman. A man who has been always telling the truth – about the state persecuting for the faith, and about the church hierarchs who participated in this. A man who considered it his duty to not stay silent.


“If we are silent, we are participating in the evil that is happening in the world. I have to say what I think. (…) Silence, I am convinced, betrays God.” These are the words of Father Georgy, we hear in the film. I thought about them in February, when Georgy Edelstein was one of the first – and, unfortunately, one of the few clerics of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate – to publicly speak out against *** *** in Ukraine. I think about these words every morning, waking up where I have been for the past six months. Because, in the end, no matter how high the price of NON-silence is, the price of silent complicity in evil is unacceptable.


And because silence betrays God.”


Vadim Prokhorov, the lawyer of Vladimir Kara-Murza, also thanked those supporting the politician in prison with letters and postcards, and recalled that the worst thing for a dissident is to be forgotten.

Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov, speaking to the participants of the film screening, noted that such an event would not only support Vladimir Kara-Murza, but also all those who gathered in the hall.

“The film by Vladimir Kara-Murza gives an opportunity to think about how to live in such a difficult time. To think and find answers to many questions, including those about the responsibility for one’s actions. It is very difficult for us today to be responsible for what they do on behalf of our state. But each of us must answer for what we do on our own behalf – on behalf of Yabloko, on behalf of those who came to the meeting today,” Nikolai Rybakov concluded.


Grigory Yavlinsky read out to the audience a fragment from his letter, which he had recently sent to Vladimir Kara-Murza, where he expressed “the words of brotherhood and solidarity” to the political prisoner. “You have become an example of courage and loyalty in upholding goodness and light. Your desire for help and love for your neighbour prove that it is impossible to break a person like you,” Yavlinsky writes in his letter.

“You are a man of the world and understand that the global security system is weakened and the world is threatened if principles and values are neglected for the sake of personal well-being; that not a single person or country is a distant island, and all of humanity is interconnected at different levels, and if some kind of injustice is committed somewhere, others cannot be indifferent. You are a man of moral imperative,” the letter runs.

Vladimir Kara-Murza was an authorised Yabloko campaigner in the 2021 parliametary elections, as well as an authorised campaigner of Grigory Yavlinsky in the 2018 presidential election.

Now the Vladimir Kara-Murza remains under arrest on criminal cases brought against him for “fake news about the army”, “carrying out the activities of an undesirable organisation” and “treason”. On 12 October, the Basmanny Court of Moscow extended his arrest for two more months. On the same day, it was reported that Kara-Murza was awarded the Vaclav Havel Prize for his work in protection of human rights.


Vladimir Kara-Murza’s film “My Duty to Not Stay Silent”, awarded two special prizes at the 26th International Film Festival “Stalker” in 2020, is available on YouTube.