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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

MP of the Moscow City Duma Kruglov to the head of the Moscow police department: “The Moscow police has turned into a tool for political reprisal”

Press Release, 15.03.2023

Photo: Oleg Baranov, head of the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow / Photo by the Moscow City Duma

Today, deputies of the Moscow City Duma heard a report by Oleg Baranov, head of the Moscow Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, on work of Moscow police in 2022. The faction of the Yabloko party prepared many questions for the chief of police. The questions concerned the interests of Muscovites.

Maxim Kruglov, the leader of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, asked the chief of the Moscow police to clarify whether illegal and senseless detentions of citizens using CCTV cameras would ever stop. Kruglov referred to dozens of cases when politicians, journalists and civil activists who had not committed any offenses were stopped and detained in the subway, and taken to the police.


On 9 May and 12 June, 2022, alone, police detained more than 80 people, who had previously attracted the attention of the police in connection with suspicion of potential participation in opposition events. All of them were kept in police stations for several hours, and then released without a protocol of detention and without any legal justification for the reasons for detention. In particular, Asya Kazantseva was forced to give written explanations that a conversation had been held with her that “people who have had administrative detentions should not enter the [Moscow] metro on the Russia Day [12 June].”


“We never apply preventive measures to politically active citizens. But we, certainly, apply preventive measures to the violators of public order, who were documented by the Moscow police more than once. Such as a conversation, a warning, and, in the end… just telling them “be careful, the Moscow police are working,” the head of the Moscow police replied, after which Kruglov had to ask the head of the Moscow police whether it was really better for politically active citizens not to use subway on Russia Day of 12 June. Oleg Baranov answered that “it is generally healthier to walk”.


Krugloc also asked why the police are so effective when it comes to bringing to administrative responsibility the dissenting, and detain residents of Moscow and Russia so that they cannot publicly express their political position? But when it comes to protecting Muscovites from apartment scammers, when it is necessary to find provocateurs, who helped the authorities to deprive Andrei Morev, the former head of the Yakimanka District in Moscow and Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Yabloko, of his right to be elected in 2022, and find those who distributed chemical substances in the building of the editorial office of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper on 15 March, 2021, the police are powerless, and even the video surveillance system cannot help them.


“How can we, deputies of the Moscow City Duma, help you so that you and your staff begin to protect all Muscovites without exception, regardless of their status and political views?” Maxim Kruglov asked.


“You can really help. And I have already talked about this. By installing more video cameras so that we do not have “dark spots” on the territory of our city,” the police chief replied.


To the objection that the police had all the video camera recordings confirming the innocence of Andrei Morev, the head of the Moscow police replied that there was no evidence of innocence, but there were testimonies of some citizens, moreover, Morev “discredited” the army on his Facebook.


Another question from the Yabloko faction concerned numerous cases of fraud related to the deprivation of owners of their real estate. But Oleg Baranov could not give a substantive answer to this question.


Summing up the report of the chief of police, Maxim Kruglov noted that over the past very hard year the police had finally become a tool for political reprisals.


“Until 2022, the main action of the police in suppressing political dissent was the detention of Muscovites at rallies. In 2022, starting from March, rallies finally disappeared as a political phenomenon in the Russian capital. However, the work of the Moscow police still have had plenty of work. Indeed, people continue to write posts, make reposts and put likes in the social media. Therefore, the best police forces have been thrown in search of this dissent threatening the foundations of the state. Day and night, adult men sit and monitor the Internet, looking for “fakes” about the armed forces, expressed in statements, likes and reposts, and find them, after which people are sent to prison for a long time. Bravo, great job for adult serious professionals,” Maxim Kruglov said.


The Yabloko faction did not approve the report of Oleg Baranov, head of the Russian Interior Ministry’s department for Moscow.