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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

Maxim Petlin: “The European Court of Human Rights satisfied my complaint against the Russian Federation”

Blog post by Maxim Petlin, 28.10.2022

Photo: Maxim Petlin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights satisfied my complaint against the Russian Federation and declared the Resolution of the Sverdlovsk Regional Court dated 16.11.2010 unlawful and violating Article 8 of the European Convention. In November 2010, the regional court, on the basis of the submission of the Federal Security Service for the Sverdlovsk region, considered it possible to deprive me of a number of constitutional rights, including the inviolability of my home, the secrecy of telephone conversations and correspondence, and also allowed Federal Security Service officers to conduct surveillance on me in order to collect information and subsequently initiate a criminal case.

The basis for such radical measures were my political activities: speaking at meetings and organising rallies, they specially emphasised my stance against the expansion of the powers of the Federal Security Service and against the “Putin – Medvedev regime”, the court saw the signs of a crime in all this, under Article 280 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Extremism”).


It should be noted that, having immersed into my life and explored it, the employees of the Federal Security Service already in February 2011, that is, three months later, found my activity criminal and initiated a criminal case, however, this time under Article 163 of the Criminal Code (“Extortion”).


After six months of investigation, after deciphering 16 hours of audio and video recordings and obtaining the opinion of an expert philologist, which, to the surprise of the Investigative Committee, ran that there were no threats or demands from me to the “victims”, which should be the main signs of extortion, the investigator of the Investigative Committee formulated a new accusation – this time an attempt to receive a bribe, Article 290 of the Criminal Code.


However, these charges, already within the framework of the trial in the next year, 2012, had to be abandoned by the public prosecutor who represented the state prosecution, and this happened after none of the “victims” could formulate why they had been going to give me a bribe.


As a result, the public prosecutor, after a two-week pause, remembered what the Federal Security Service officers had come with, and re-charged me under Article 163 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, ignoring the opinion of the philologist in the case. By the way, we were not able to call the expert philologist to court, the judge considered it unnecessary, since this, apparently, could demonstrate the absurdity of the charges and two years of trial and investigation, and, possibly, could prevent him from passing a guilty verdict.


Yesterday, the ECHR issued a decision that means little in the current situation, because it is obvious to me that it will not be executed and my sentence will not be canceled, but in the future this should be very important for our country. I hope that after many years it will be clearly established by law in New Russia, including on the basis of this decision, that citizens cannot be deprived of their constitutional rights for their political activities (including opposition activities): wiretapping, surveillance, secret entry into homes and other must be invalid.


Finally, a few key quotes from the ECHR decision


.. The Court considers that in the present case (set out in the attached table) the courts did not test for “reasonable suspicion” and did not apply “necessity under the criteria of a democratic society” in examining the applicants’ complaints.


… These complaints are, therefore, admissible and reveal a violation of Article 8 § 1 of the Convention.


… Mr Petlin (application no. 14829/12), lodged an application under Article 13 of the Convention with the regard to the relevant well-established case-law of the Court. This complaint is not manifestly ill-founded with regard to the meaning of Article 35 § 3 (a) of the Convention, nor is it inadmissible on any other grounds. Accordingly, it must be recognised as admissible. Having examined all the materials, the Court concludes that the complaint also reveals a violation of the Convention in the light of its well-established case law (see, inter alia, Konstantin Moskalev v. Russia, no. 59589/10, of 7 November 2017, on the lack of effective remedies for complaints of covert surveillance).


Maxim Petlin

is a member of the Yabloko Bureau,

Chairman of the Sverdlovsk branch of Yabloko