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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

A rally in memory of the victims of political repression and in support of current political prisoners held in Veliky Novgorod

Press Release, 31.10.2023

The Novgorod branch of Yabloko organised a rally on 30 October, the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression. The rally participants read out loud the names of Novgorod residents  who were shot during the years of Stalin’s terror, as well as excerpts from the letters of the current political prisoners.

Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the regional branch of the Yabloko party, and deputy of the City Duma of Veliky Novgorod:

“Political repression, one way or another, affected millions of people, millions of people were innocently convicted, millions died, their loved ones were forced to live with the stigma of “enemies of the people”, and were subjected to deprivation and discrimination. However, even after the collapse of the Soviet system, the state never gave a final assessment of Bolshevism and Stalinism as a system of terror. As a system based on two anti-human principles: “the end justifies the means” and “man is nothing, he is trash”. Stalinism and Bolshevism remained an unlearned lesson in the public consciousness, which means that what should never have happened again did happen again.

We again see political trials, arrests for political reasons, “Stalinist” imprisonment terms for politicians opposing the Putin regime, mass-scale criminal and administrative cases for convictions, for political stance, for words. State media incite one part of society against another, the terms “national traitors”, “the fifth column”, “foreign agent”, the analogues of Stalin’s “enemies of the people”, are heard again.

A State Duma deputy from [the pro-government] United Russia party, Andrei Gurulyov, publicly, broadcasted for an audience of millions of people, calls to eliminate 20% of the Russian population who do not agree with Vladimir Putin’s policies. Isn’t this a call for mass repression, incitement to hatred based on political enmity?

The State Duma Ethics Committee hypocritically calls this stream of hatred “a figure of speech” and “figurative expressions,” to which the deputy has every right. Deputy Chairman of Yabloko Boris Vishnevsky appealed to the public prosecutor’s office with demands to conduct a check on Gurulyov’s words and bring him to criminal liability, but we all understand that this will not happen.

The state has stopped trying to overcome Stalinism and Bolshevism and preserve the memory of the victims of repression. The Memorial human rights society has been liquidated, its leaders are being repressed, and monuments to the victims are being attacked. A wave of vandalism has swept across Russia – memorials are being damaged, the “Last Address” signs are being dismantled en masse from the houses [which were the last addresses of the victims].

But the most monstrous thing is that in parallel they have begun the process of perpetuating the memory of Stalin, the organiser and ideologist of mass repression. The most noticeable monument to the “leader of the peoples,” eight meters high, appeared in our neighbouring city, Velikiye Luki. Yabloko deputies Boris Vishnevsky and Artur Gaiduk were the only ones who contacted the public prosecutor’s office and demanded its dismantling. To no avail.

30 October is not just a day of commemorating victims of state terror, but also a day of solidarity with political prisoners, the number of whom is growing in Russia every month.




Ksenia Cherpanova, a member of the Regional Council of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko:


In the 1990s, we thought that the times when people were imprisoned for words, a different point of view, or disagreement with a political course were irrevocably over. And we were happy about it, and did not think that all this could happen again.


Today at a rally organised by the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party, we talked, in addition to returning the names of the victims of Stalin’s terror, about political prisoners in modern Russia and read out loud excerpts from their letters. The unlearned lessons of the past have returned. We tried to make sure that all could hear the words of our imprisoned contemporaries, so that they were heard, these people were not forgotten and supported.



The organisers of the rally expressed their gratitude to all the Novgorod citizens who participated in the action.