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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 honoured the memory of  politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow and Russian regions

Press Release, 28.02.2023

Photo: Kazan / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 27 February, eight years ago, opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was killed by the walls of the Kremlin on the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge. On the day of the murder, Yabloko annually holds commemorative events in Moscow and Russian regions in memory of Boris Nemtsov who opposed the war and was killed because of it.

Photo: Moscow/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

In Moscow, Yabloko leaders and activists came to the site of the murder, which has become a people’s memorial. Flowers were brought to the Nemtsov Bridge by Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chair Ivan Bolshakov, Moscow Yabloko Deputy Chair Kirill Goncharov, and party activists.

Photo: Moscow/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

In the evening, an event in memory of Boris Nemtsov was held at the Yabloko office in Moscow. Grigory Yavlinsky, Nikolai Rybakov, Vadim Prokhorov, the lawyer of Boris Nemtsov and Vladimir Kara-Murza, shared their memories about Boris Nemtsov.

Photo: Moscow/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

A documentary “Nemtsov” by Vladimir Kara-Murza was demonstrated. The hall was full of civic activists, supporters of Yabloko and all those who want to see Russia free, democratic and open to the world, friendly and peaceful towards its neighbours, as Nemtsov wanted it to be.

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky, Moscow/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov, Moscow/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Photo: Kirill Goncharov, Moscow/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Lawyer Vadim Prokhorov conveyed greetings from Vladimir Kara-Murza, a close associate and a friend of Nemtsov, who is in jail now:

Photo: Lawyer Vadim Prokhorov, Moscow/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

“For eight years now I have hated the end of February, and that 27th of February scrolls every year in my head for minutes. Until our last correspondence. “See you tomorrow, godfather [of my daughter]!” It was at 23:06, 25 minutes before the shots on the bridge. For me, as, I know, for very many people, those shots forever divided life into “before” and “after”.


Vasily Zhukovsky in his famous lines taught us not to say “with anguish: they are not with us anymore; but with gratitude: they were with us”. I am grateful for every day for all the 15 years that I had the opportunity to go through with Boris Nemtsov. Thank you for each lesson, each advice, and each work done together. And, most importantly, for that invaluable experience that can be shared only and exclusively by personal example.


Boris was very fond of Andrei Sakharov’s words: “When you don’t know what to do, act according to your conscience”. And he lived just like that: he said what he thought; did what he promised; did not betray either beliefs or friends. And he always acted as he considered right, and not as it was profitable, easy or convenient. Regardless of the price. In his case, it was the highest possible price.


Many thanks to Yabloko, Grigory Yavlinsky, Nikolai Rybakov and, separately, Kirill Goncharov for today’s event. Huge thankы to everyone who is here today. It is very important for me. Boris has always gathered good people around him and goes on doing so.


It is always hard for me to find words on this day. All words seem insufficient. And then the inscription that Nemtsov left for me on one of his books comes to my mind: “Volodya, with the best wishes and confidence that we will break through together!”. Optimism has always been one of his main qualities, no matter what. Today, in spite of everything, I want to believe that we will break through. By all means.


Yours, Vladimir Kara-Murza”

Photo: Moscow/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Photo: Moscow/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Photo: Moscow/ Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The leaders of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko also honoured the memory of Boris Nemtsov by laying flowers to the Solovetsky Stone, a memorial to the victims of political repression. The action was attended by Alexander Shishlov, the leader of the regional branch and head of the Yabloko faction of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, and Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chair of Yabloko. The ceremony of laying flowers was also attended by Olga Pokrovskaya, members of the regional bureau and the regional council of the party.

Photo: Olga Pokrovskaya, Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Shishlov, Saint Petersburg / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

“Eight years ago, together with Boris Nemtsov, we discussed holding an anti-war and anti-crisis march in St. Petersburg and Moscow on 1 March, 2015. But it turned into a march in memory of Nemtsov then, which was attended by about 20,000 people in St. Petersburg. They marched across the Trinity Bridge and held a rally on the Field of Mars. We know why he was killed. When Russia becomes a free and democratic country, the names of those who ordered this and other political assassinations will be named,” Boris Vishnevsky said.

Photo: Pskov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

A candle in memory of Boris Nemtsov was also lit in Pskov. Politicians Lev Shlosberg and Nikolai Kuzmin laid flowers at the foundation stone in memory of the victims of political repression in the square in front of the Myrrophores Cemetery.


Photo: Pskov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


Photo: Kazan / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Actions were also held in Novgorod, Kazan, Ufa and Barnaul. Yabloko regional leaders and activists laid flowers and lit candles in memory of Boris Nemtsov, who was murdered eight years ago. A commemorative rally was held in Barnaul.

Photo: Novgorod / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Every year participation in such events becomes increasingly more dangerous. Today, in the second year of the “special operation” in Ukraine, against which Boris Nemtsov opposed, the commemoration of the politician is regarded by the authorities almost as an anti-war statement. The authorities can forbid the laying of flowers, but will not take away the memory and desire for peace.

Photo: Novgorod / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service