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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

The Moscow City Duma is not going to return Muscovites their right to public discussions of construction projects. Yabloko’s deputy Mitrokhin spoke on the side of the citizens

Press Release, 21.02.2024

Photo: the Moscow City Duma / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Today at a meeting of the Moscow City Duma, the parliamentary majority did not support the draft appeal of Yabloko deputy Sergei Mitrokhin to the head of the city demanding that authorities must return to Muscovites their right to public hearings on the issues of urban planning. The issue put in the “Miscellaneous” section of the agenda was considered without the active participation of representatives of the pro-government United Russia party and its sister parliamentary association My Moscow. Deputies of these factions also voted against Mitrokhin’s project.

The letter prepared by Mitrokhin to Mayor Sergei Sobyanin runs that deputies are receiving numerous appeals from Muscovites objecting to the construction of various objects in the city, including those that were not submitted to public hearings (public discussions) in the manner prescribed by the federal and Moscow city planning codes. The purpose of land use at a number of addresses was changed without taking into account the opinion of residents of the city, and instead of a museum, kindergarten or convenience store, multi-storey residential complexes emerged in the city plan.


Amendments to the Land Use and Development Rules of the City of Moscow that construction projects do not need public hearings (public discussions) were passed as a result of the implementation of the Moscow Government Resolution No. 438-PP of March 22, 2022 “On the implementation of the provisions of Article 7 Paragraph 2 of the Federal Law of 14 March, 2022 No. 58-FZ “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation”. Federal Law No.58 gave the highest executive bodies of the state power of the country’s constituent entities the authority to approve urban planning projects without holding public discussions or public hearings. Not all regions cancelled public hearings. However, in Moscow the new rule, depriving Muscovites of the right to speak out against the authorities’ plans for city development, was adopted in the spring of 2022 and remains in force at least until the end of 2024.


In his speech at a meeting of the Moscow City Duma, Sergei Mitrokhin said that by implementing the resolution of the Moscow Government, citizens are deprived of even the opportunity to learn about and read the documents on new construction projects.


“The most monstrous projects fall on their heads suddenly. This is an abnormal situation that we cannot tolerate. I know at least ten addresses where the implementation of certain projects began without public hearings,” Mitrokhin said.


In a draft appeal to the Moscow Mayor, Yabloko deputy Sergei Mitrokhin proposed the following:

– to cancel the provisions of Moscow Government Decree No. 438-PP of 22 March, 2022, which allows not to hold public hearings;

– postpone the construction of facilities whose projects have not been submitted to public hearings for the period necessary for preparing and conducting public hearings;

– publish construction documentation, according to which changes were made to the Land Use and Development Rules for construction purposes without holding public hearings (public discussions).


Commenting on the procedure for discussing the issue and the attitude of deputies towards it, Mitrokhin emphasised that the rights of citizens must to be take away so easily. “This is a right that every Muscovite needs. Because if someone thinks that everything in his yard is good and wonderful, and infill development will not begin, he is deeply mistaken,” Mitrokhin added.


The head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, Maxim Kruglov, spoke in support of Mitrokhin’s project. He noted that even such an imperfect and limited institution of interaction between society and government as public hearings, which did not develop any binding decisions, was eliminated by the authorities.


“This was the only institution within which citizens and the executive power could communicate on specific construction projects. Certainly, this institution was not perfect. Nevertheless, there was some space for live communication and exchange of opinions: officials and developers could listen and hear citizens. It is clear that there is a desire to cancel everything that is inconvenient and uncomfortable for the authorities. The executive branch does not know how to talk with citizens and, apparently, is not going to learn how to do this,” Maxim Kruglov summed up.


Representatives of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, A Just Russia and non-factional deputies also spoke in favour of the Yabloko deputy’s project. The majority of United Russia and My Moscow voted against.