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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

Maxim Kruglov will ask the Moscow police head about inaction, illegal demands of police officers and violence against detainees

Press Release, 26.03.2024

Photo: Maxim Kruglov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 27 March, deputies of the Moscow City Duma will hear a report from Oleg Baranov, head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Moscow, on police activities in 2023. In addition, Baranov will answer questions sent by all factions of the Moscow City Duma. Yabloko will ask Baranov to comment on the inaction of the police when “The Last Address” signs commemorating the victims of repression of the Soviet period disappeared from Moscow houses, the illegal demands of migration department when processing passports for travel abroad for Russian citizens, as well as the history of the detention and beating of a young man by Moscow police. The questions will be voiced at a meeting of the Moscow City Duma by the leader of the Yabloko faction and Deputy Chairman of the party, Maxim Kruglov.

Muscovite Yelena Tkach addressed Moscow City Duma deputy from Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin. Her son Vasily Tkach, a resident of the Presnensky district of Moscow, was detained in Sochi and escorted to Moscow by Moscow police officers. Vasily Tkach was told that he was detained based on the testimony of video cameras: he allegedly looked like a person who was wanted. Tkach did not know that he was a defendant in a criminal case and did not hide from anyone. During transportation, Tkach was severely beaten by Presnya police officers: his face was broken, a tooth was knocked out. The Yabloko faction will demand that the head of the Moscow police investigate what happened and take response measures.


Another question for Oleg Baranov concerns the illegal demands of employees of the Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to the citizens applying for international passports to present a military ID and a certificate from the military commissariat. The administrative regulations, approved by Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia No. 186 dated 31 March, 2021, establish the procedure for obtaining an international passport for travel abroad. In particular, the regulations establish that a military ID is provided by the applicant only if it is available (clause 29.1.4), and a certificate from the military registration and enlistment office is provided on the applicant’s own initiative (clause 39.1). However, Yabloko deputies have repeatedly received requests from citizens, as the migration department employees refused to accept documents, requiring the applicants to independently contact the military commissariats to obtain a certificate. The faction will ask the chief of the Moscow police whether he considers it necessary to solve this problem of systemic violations of administrative regulations by his subordinates and what can be done for this.


The third question from Yabloko to the head of the Moscow police concerns the disappearance of memorial plaques of the “The Last Address” project from the walls of houses in Moscow. Numerous appeals from citizens and deputies to law enforcement agencies did not bring results. Police officers did not even consider it necessary to check the recordings of video cameras and did not see the disappearance of memorial plaques as an offense. Oleg Baranov will have to answer the question of how he assesses such inaction of his subordinates and whether he plans to take measures to find and punish those responsible for the disappearance of the “The Last Address” signs.


The meeting of the Moscow City Duma, when the head of the Moscow police will report to deputies and answer their questions, will begin on 27 March at 10 a.m. The meeting will be streamed on the Moscow City Duma YouTube channel.


It should be noted  that last year the head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, Maxim Kruglov, asked Oleg Baranov about the persecution of the Deputy Chairman of the Moscow branch of the Yabloko party, Andrei Morev, unlawful detentions of citizens based on the city’s facial recognition system, as well as about numerous cases of fraud associated with the deprivation of property rights on real estate. The Yabloko party faction did not support the report of the head of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for Moscow, Oleg Baranov, and Maxim Kruglov noted in his speech that the Moscow police had finally become an instrument for political reprisals.