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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

Stop creeping re-Stalinization

Resolution by the 22nd Yabloko Congress adopted on 10.12.2023, published on 26.01.2024

Photo by Yevgeny Odinokov, RIA Novosti

The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko is worried and draws attention to the campaign unfolding in Russia to justify the Great Terror and its inspirer, Joseph Stalin. Against the background of the ongoing loss of human lives in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the liquidation of democratic institutions and the growing repressiveness of the state, this campaign increasingly threatens the rights and freedoms of Russians. The political and criminal practices from the darkest times in our history are once again returning to the daily life of the country. We are witnessing the return of the basic principles of the Stalinist state: “man is nothing, just dust underfoot”, “repressive authorities do not make mistakes”, which leads to the impossibility of defence against repression.

One of the reasons for this situation is that the state and legal assessment of the October coup of 1917 and the subsequent policies of the communist period still have not been given.


The only achievement in this field is related to perpetuating the memory of victims of political repression. However, today this fragile achievement is being revised, and the memory of the innocent victims of Bolshevik atrocities is being consistently eradicated.


The activities of the international [human rights] society Memorial – the main non-governmental organisation that, since the 1980s, has successfully been involved in preserving the memory of the victims of Stalin’s repressions and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for this – have been outlawed and banned, and its employees are being persecuted. Andrei Shalayev, the founder of the “Immortal Barracks” project, dedicated to the memory of those repressed, was forced to leave Russia due to persecution.


The authorities of the Volgograd region are not abandoning attempts to rename Volgograd to Stalingrad, despite the results of numerous public opinion polls, according to which the overwhelming majority of citizens do not support the return of the name of the executioner to the city.


The unique museum of the history of political repressions “Perm-36”, created by volunteers on the site of a former political prisoners camp, came under state control and was virtually destroyed.


There is a looming threat of destruction of the burial sites of victims of political repression in the Karelian area Sandarmokh. In order to erase the memory of the Great Terror, the Russian Military Historical Society is promoting mythical versions of Soviet prisoners of war allegedly shot by the Finns in Sandarmokh. Yury Dmitriyev, who discovered the burial places of victims of repression there, was sentenced to 15 years in a maximum security colony.


Monuments to victims of state terror have been disappearing from the streets of the country. Signs with the names of the repressed are being removed from the walls of houses where they lived in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In Vorkuta, Vladimir, Tomsk, Irkutsk and Sverdlovsk regions, Yakutia, Perm Territory and St. Petersburg, monuments to repressed Poles and Lithuanians were destroyed or dismantled.


At the same time, monuments to Stalin have appeared in recent years in the Kirov, Pskov and Tver regions. In the Tver region, a bust of the dictator was installed right on the territory of the Mednoye memorial complex – at the burial site of victims of wars and repressions. There are at least 110 monuments to Stalin in Russia at present, of which only 15 remain from Soviet times, and 95 were erected in recent years. A copy of the monument to the founder of the KGB, Felix Dzerzhinsky, which once stood on Lubyanka square in front of the KGB building, appeared on the territory of the headquarters of the Foreign Intelligence Service in the Yasenevo district [in Moscow].


The monumental perpetuation of tyrants is often accompanied by violations of the legislation on the procedure for installing monuments, but neither the authorities nor law enforcement agencies see any problems in this.


People holding high government positions directly justify the repression and call for dealing with “internal enemies” and “isolating or destroying twenty per cent” of Russians. The number of political prisoners grows. The expression “Stalin’s terms” is returning to widespread use. Courts are again sentencing dissidents to decades in prison.


Educational and cultural policy is becoming increasingly ideologised and militarised, and mass denunciation is encouraged. Increasingly more Russians, including cultural figures, who dare to express disagreement with the actions of the authorities are declared foreign agents, lose their jobs, their names and sometimes even images are removed from works of art and theater posters in the worst Stalinist traditions, and performances of musical groups are disrupted by the police. Thus, state censorship did not allow the release of the feature films “Captain Volkonogov Fled” and “For You and Me,” which touch on the theme of repression, and did not issue a distribution certificate for Alexander Sokurov’s film “The Fairy Tale,” who portrayed, among the heroes, Stalin and other totalitarian leaders of the regimes of the 20th century.


There has been published a new school history textbook manipulating historical facts and political assessments. Schoolchildren and students are told about the “enemies” of Russia within the framework of the so-called [lessons] “Conversations About the Important” and “Fundamentals of Russian Statehood”. Basic military training has returned to general education, and children are now being prepared for war instead of being helped to find their way in life.


The Yabloko party calls to stop the Stalinization that is sweeping the country, stop rewriting history and desecrating the memory of millions of victims of repression.


The Yabloko party reiterates the need to condemn at the state level the crimes of Lenin and Stalin against the Russian people, carry out deep and comprehensive de-Stalinisation making it one of the cornerstones of state policy. Otherwise, we will all be doomed to follow a spiral of violence that spares no one, including the initiators of repression and the executors of orders.


Nikolai Rybakov,

Yabloko Chairman