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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

“Assessment of the personality of Joseph Stalin and the results of his leadership of the country is out of the competence of the Public Prosecutor’s Office” – a response to an inquiry from Arthur Gaiduk

Press Release, 20.11.2023

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

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov region once again found no grounds for taking measures of prosecutorial response in connection with the unauthorised installation of a monument to Joseph Stalin in Velikiye Luki, the Pskov region, and reported that documents for the approval of the monument were being prepared to be submitted to the City Duma. The monument was opened on 15 August, 2023.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov region continues to call the eight-meter monument a “small architectural form”. On the second attempt, the Public Prosecutor’s Office reluctantly admits that the “Regulations on the Procedure for Installing Monuments, Memorial Signs and Memorial Plaques” approved by the Velikiye Luki City Duma, were nevertheless violated, since the installation of the monument was not agreed upon.


At the same time, the Public Prosecutor’s Office reports that a certain initiative group of citizens, with the support of the Mikron plant (the monument was installed on the territory on the plant), is already preparing documents for the commission under the Velikiye Luki administration to perpetuate the memory of outstanding historical events that occurred in the city, as well as personalities.


It should be noted that Artur Gaiduk, an MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko, has already twice addressed the Public Prosecutor General of Russia Igor Krasnov with a demand to take measures of prosecutorial response in connection with the illegal installation of a monument to Joseph Stalin in Velikiye Luki. Both appeals were forwarded by the Public Prosecutor General’s Office to the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov Region.


In response to the first appeal from Arthur Gaiduk, the regional Public Prosecutor’s Office wrote that since the monument to Stalin was located in private territory – in front of the entrance of the Mikron plant, it meant that no permits or approvals were necessary, since the owners of “small architectural forms” are not required by law to coordinate such installations with local authorities.


Boris Vishnevsky, an 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.


When considering both appeals, the Public Prosecutor’s Office did not comment in any way on Artur Gaiduk’s arguments about the obvious violation of the decrees adopted in the 1990s and still currently in force: on additional measures to restore justice for victims of repressions that took place in the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s, on the recognition of repressive acts against peoples subjected to forced relocation illegal and criminal, on the restoration of the rights of all victims of political repression of the 1920s – 1950s, on the rehabilitation of repressed peoples, and on the rehabilitation of victims of political repressions. “Assessment of  the personality of Joseph Stalin and the results of his leadership of the country is out of the competence of the Public Prosecutor’s Office,” the second response from the regional Public Prosecutor’s Office ran.


It is clear from both answers of the Public Prosecutor’s Office that no measures of prosecutorial response will be taken in connection with the installation in Velikiye Luki of a monument to the head of state, who was personally responsible for political repressions against millions of people and who personally approved the execution lists. The illegal installation of the monument was de facto approved by the regional Public Prosecutor’s Office.


It should be noted that 61,588 people were repressed in the territory of the present Pskov region, in the period when Stalin was in power from 1918 to 1953, and 45,498 people were rehabilitated during the entire period of rehabilitation, and 8,205 residents of the region, including residents of Velikiye Luki, were sentenced to death.