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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

Head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma Maxim Kruglov to Moscow police chief Oleg Baranov: We categorically disagree with some of the methods that Moscow police use in their work

Press Release, 27.03.2024

Photo: Oleg Baranov, head of the Moscow Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia / Photo by the Moscow City Duma

Oleg Baranov, head of the Moscow police, at the annual report on the work to the Moscow City Duma, promised the Yabloko faction to assist in the work on issues voiced by the faction leader Maxim Kruglov.

It should be noted that that the head of the Moscow police Oleg Baranov spoke at the Moscow City Duma with an annual report on the performance of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in 2023.  Baranov received 15 questions from factions in the Moscow City Duma and 50 questions from deputies. The answers to the questions were preceded by a report in the form of a video film, which this year was not available for viewers of the stream of the meeting.

Answering a question from the head of the Yabloko faction, Maxim Kruglov, about the beating of Moscow resident Vasily Tkach, who was detained in Sochi, Baranov objected that Tkach “could have absolutely calmly stated that he had suffered some kind of harm or physical impact, but he did not at any stage”. Nevertheless, Baranov noted that the police carried out an investigation into what had happened, the results of which were sent to the investigative committee for a decision.


Commenting on Maxim Kruglov’s message about the unlawful demands of employees of the Moscow migration departments for international passport applicants to present a military ID and a certificate from the military registration and enlistment office, the head of the Moscow police promised to look into it and, if necessary, make changes to the regulations for processing documents. It was decided to work on this issue privately.


Oleg Baranov explained the problem with unsolved crimes of removing memorial plaques from the walls of houses of the civil project “The Last Address” by the fact that the Moscow video surveillance system had a limited storage period for information. The signs  had been installed since 2016, while the authorities began establishing the facts of the presence of the signs on the walls only in 2022. The head of the Moscow police said that thus it was impossible to establish when and who stole the signs. However, there were cases when police officers refused to even view video footage in a cases of removed plaques. An official investigation has been ordered into this fact.


Speaking from the Yabloko faction following the results of the report and answers to questions from the head of the Moscow police, deputy Maxim Kruglov noted that Oleg Baranov’s decision not to reschedule his report in the context of the recent terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall and speak in person deserves respect. The Moscow police really have to work largely in extreme conditions, Kruglov noted. At the same time, in 2023, the Yabloko faction received many complaints from citizens about excessive police actions against detainees, cases of the use of excessive force and beatings.


“Who is detained by the police? The one who uses the icon of Instagram and Facebook social networks, banned in Russia, on the Internet. The one who writes about his opinion, his position. All the power of the Moscow police is directed against them. We have seen that this is not the threat to our country; that is not the place where terrorists can be found,” deputy Kruglov said.


It should be noted that the head of the Moscow police marked in his report that 240,000 video surveillance cameras were installed in Moscow and this helped to solve  over 10,000 crimes. In addition, thanks to the Safe City video surveillance system, more than 4,300 wanted persons were identified, and more than 3,800 people were detained for committing crimes. Maxim Kruglov emphasised in his speech that  the Safe City system did not help in preventing the terrorist attack in the Crocus City Hall.


“Given the above, we cannot support your report. We categorically disagree with some of the methods that the Moscow police use in their work,” the head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, Maxim Kruglov, summed up.



is a Deputy Chairman of Yabloko,

a member of the Federal Bureau of the Party,

Deputy Chairman of the Moscow branch of Yabloko,

head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma,

Candidate of Political Sciences.