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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

It is Vladimir Kara-Murza who is a patriot of Russia. Yabloko leaders on a 25-year sentence to politician and journalist Kara-Murza

Press Release, 17.04.2023

Photo: Vladimir Kara-Murza at the Yabloko congress on the threashold the State Duma election campaign of 2021 / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Moscow City Court has sentenced politician and journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years of a strict colony regime. He was found guilty of treason (Article 275 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), dissemination of knowingly false information about the actions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (Article 207.3, Part 2, clauses “d” and “e” of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), as well as cooperation with an organisation undesirable for the Russian Federation (Article 284.1 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

Kara-Murza pleaded not guilty. “My self-esteem even went up. I realised that I did everything right. 25 years is the highest score I could get for what I did, what I believed in as a citizen, as a patriot, as a politician. So, I did everything right,” Vladimir conveyed through his lawyers.

The Yabloko party considers the persecution of Vladimir Kara-Murza political and demands that the sentence be overturned. Yabloko party leaders and Yabloko deputies in the regional parliaments have repeatedly applied to the court with guarantees for Kara-Murza. Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko Grigory Yavlinsky appeared in court as a defence witness.

Here is how Yabloko leaders reacted to the verdict:


We will have to comprehend 25 years of imprisonment to our comrade and like-minded person Vladimir Kara-Murza, but not accept it. Is it a revenge of the system? Yes, it is. But hardly a desire to isolate the opponent. He is not a rival he is to such power… But it turns out that he is a rival. Like everyone who maintains dignity, independence, who has his own opinion and refuses to march together [with them] – literally and figuratively.


It is easy to say that the system so emphasises its cowardice and weakness. But just imagine: we don’t know how much time – day after day – [Vladimir will have to spend] in custody. One can express confidence that Volodya will remain free there too, but, again, we don’t know for how long he will have to be within four walls [of the prison], without his family, in the most difficult conditions. Now everyone is saying that he is not alone, that we are all nearby, but once again – we don’t know for how long and in what conditions he will have to stay there.


This is the most cruel sentence to date! Volodya is not just a good person, talented and open-minded, he proves with his life that there are people for whom the truth – whether one call it fundamental, or European, or universal, or eternal, what words fit better for one – is life, rather than words.


Could he have kept silent at all or after the first poisoning? Maybe. But he, Volodya Kara-Murza, could not. Did his family raise him that way? We all know and remember his father, Vladimir Kara-Murza Sr., and we understand what a real noble upbringing is. Certainly, the family, certainly, his parents laid the foundations of his character. But it is also simply an inner impossibility to live if injustice is happening, if the law is violated and the country is thrown back. The impossibility of withdrawing into personal well-being when everything collapses. This is a real politician and a real person!


Volodya, our dear our friend, I am sure we will meet and hug much sooner than this damn time has passed! Let’s live!





There is no doubt that Vladimir Kara-Murza was sentenced for his political stand, for doing everything he considered necessary for Russia to become a free country. Vladimir Kara-Murza is a sincere and intelligent person, a patriot of Russia, and these are the people our country badly needs. I wish Vladimir strength, and he has a lot of courage. We will do our best to get him out as soon as possible.





The monstrous sentence against Vladimir Kara-Murza is the third attempt on his murder.


Vladimir is a sincere, honest and courageous person.


A thousand times more patriot of the country than those who loudly shout about it, confusing the Fatherland and the authorities.


He must be saved.


Strength and endurance to him.


The dungeons will fall.


“Russia will be free, tell this everyone,” Vladimir Kara-Murza said after the verdict was passed.





When a court passes judgment on a politically motivated criminal case, it is not passing judgment on the defendant, but on the state, including itself. Political repression is always a sentence to the state.





I am going to court that will pronounce the verdict on Vladimir Kara-Murza. Let me remind you that he, twice poisoned and forty-one-year-old father of three children, is facing twenty-five years in prison.


His guilt before the country is, apparently, that he harshly criticised the hostilities and spoke about the responsibility for them in the Legislative Assembly of Oregon, the US.


But I do not think that it is the country that convicts Kara-Murza. Those against whom he called for sanctions, considering them responsible for the death of Sergei Magnitsky in a Russian prison, are going to sentence him to a real late Stalin period imprisonment term.


It is precisely those people in uniform who want to imprison Kara-Murza forever, for whom real honest, brave and free patriots of their country are a bone in their throat, a stain that lies across their picture of the world in milking their country and unpunished ecstasy of their omnipotence.


But you should not give them the right to speak on behalf of the whole of Russia. An extra star on their shoulder straps, received in total silence and fear, is the only reward for cannibalism.


Times will inevitably change, these people in uniform, bringing to life the ghost of Stalin today, will perish with all their stars, and the country will appreciate a real brave and loving patriot.


Volodya stands firm and brave. May God give him physical and mental strength.