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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 deputy Artur Deputy Gaiduk appealed to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office due to the inaction of the Pskov region Public Prosecutor’s Office on the appeal to dismantle the monument to Joseph Stalin in Velikiye Luki

Press Release, 5.10.2023

Photo: Monument to Joseph Stalin in Velikiye Luki / Photo from open sources

Artur Gaiduk, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies from Yabloko, points out that the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov Region, which received for consideration and response his August appeal to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office in connection with the unauthorised installation of a monument to Joseph Stalin in the city of Velikiye Luky, ignored the failure of the organisers of the installation of the monument to comply with the requirements of the Regulations of the Velikiye Luky City Duma on the procedure for installing monuments, memorial signs and memorials boards. The Regulations comply with federal law.

The regional Public Prosecutor’s Office considered that the monument to Stalin was located on a private territory (in front of the entrance to the Mikron plant), and for this reason the organisers allegedly should not have coordinated its installation with anyone. In addition, the Public Prosecutor’s Office called the eight-meter tall monument a “small architectural form”.


It should be noted that Stalin’s repressions were recognised as a crime by decisions of the highest bodies of power of the USSR and Russia. The monument was erected two kilometers from the place (in front of the entrance to the Mikron plant), on the territory of the Velikiye Luki fortress, where there was an NKVD prison before the war, where thousands of innocent Soviet people at the behest of Joseph Stalin and ended their lives in the years of the Great Terror. Erecting a monument to Stalin represents a direct insult to the memory of millions of victims of the repressions carried out under the leadership of Stalin, who even personally approved the “execution lists”.


Arthur Gaiduk writes in his appeal to Public Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov that the head of the administration of Velikiye Luki, Andrei Belyaev, knew that the monument to Stalin was erected illegally, but did not take any measures. This is confirmed by his letter to the Director of the Mikron plant, in which Belyaev refers to the Regulations adopted by the Duma and writes that “actions that violate the requirements of the municipal legal act are unacceptable,” without putting forward any demands to the owners of the territory of plant where the monument was erected.


“Despite these obvious circumstances, the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov region did not properly respond to the identified violations, did not take prosecutorial response measures to eliminate the identified violations, and did not bring the perpetrators to justice.


In addition, the regional Public Prosecutor’s Office completely ignored the legal position set out in my appeal, based on the current legislation of the Russian Federation regulating the issues of de-Stalinisation of the country’s socio-political life, without assessing my legal argumentation,” the deputy writes in his appeal.


In his first appeal ( ) to Public Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov, Artur Gaiduk cited the provisions of presidential decrees adopted in the 1990s and currently in force on additional measures to restore justice for victims of repressions that took place in the 1930 – 1940s and early 1950s, declaring them illegal, and criminal repressive acts against peoples subjected to forced relocation, on the restoration of the rights of all victims of political repression of the 1920 – 1950s, on the rehabilitation of victims of political repression, and on the rehabilitation of repressed peoples.


In a new appeal to the Public Prosecutor General, Artur Gaiduk demands:


– give a legal assessment of the installation of a monument to Stalin on the territory of the city of Velikiye Luki and take prosecutorial response measures aimed at dismantling the monument;

– give a legal assessment of the actions of officials of the Velikiye Luki city administration, the Mikron Experimental Plant, the initiators of the installation of the monument to Stalin on the territory of the Mikron plant, and other persons who took part in the adoption and execution of the illegal decision to install the monument;

– give a legal assessment of the actions of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov region in terms of its compliance with the established procedure for conducting supervisory procedures, which the regional Public Prosecutor’s Office should have followed when considering the issue on the merits.


The monument to Stalin was solemnly opened in Velikiye Luki on 15 August at the initiative of the Russky Vityaz (Russian Knight) organisation, which positions itself as a foundation for the preservation of cultural heritage. On the initiative of this foundation, a monument to Ivan the Terrible appeared in the city of Alexandrov, Vladimir Region.


Earlier, Boris Vishnevsky, MP of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg from Yabloko, also contacted ( ) the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov region. The regional Public Prosecutor’s Office sent a response to Vishnevsky that exactly copied the response to deputy Arthur Gaiduk.