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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

A Triumph of Lies

The sentence to Yuri Dmitriyev means the beginning of the government’s war against the society

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 30.09.2020

Photo: Yuri Dmitriyev. Photo by AFP PHOTO /Scanpix/LETA

The present Russian regime does not always need chemical warfare agents. Old proven tools also work well. If you need to get rid of undesired persons, shut the mouth of truth-seekers, then there are investigative bodies, courts and prisons for this. To be more precise, there are no longer real investigative bodies and courts in Russia. The Investigative Committee, the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Public Prosecutor General’s Office, the courts – all these are just tools of the punitive system inherited from the Bolsheviks.

Yuri Dmitriyev, a 64-year-old historian and human rights activist, was sentenced to 13 years in a maximum security colony. Everyone knows very well, including judges and public prosecutors, that his case has been rigged from the beginning to the end. However, one can easily read the personal hatred and revenge to the Russian people of modern Stalinists – high-ranking officials – in the filthy and vile slander against an innocent and honest person. They saw how many people of different professions and views supported and defended Dmitriyev, and, looking with horror at Belarus, proactively declared a hybrid war on society. The decision of the Supreme Court of Karelia [sentencing Dmitriyev to 13 years in prison instead of releasing him] is a deliberate and coordinated blow to the entire Russian society.

It is quite possible that this is only the beginning, and now, after the plebiscite of July 1 [on Vladimir Putin’s amendments to the Russian Constitution] , this inhuman system, hostile to the people, will continue to operate in this way.


Putin’s system wants to declare itself a triumphant – always and in everything, – even in lies! Its lies must be the biggest. Its falsities must be of a grand scale. Putin’s system does not tolerate the truth, it does not organically get along with society and therefore is waging an exterminatory war against it. It was simply decided to destroy Yuri Dmitriyev, who tried to preserve in Karelia the memory of the thousands killed during the Stalin’s Great Terror and tell the truth about the crimes of Bolshevism. At any price. By means of any lies.


I will repeat what I wrote in July this year:


THEY LIED when in 1937 and 1938 they secretly loaded prisoners onto barges in the Solovetsky Islands, so that they could then be shot in the Karelian forests. After 1939, THEY LIED to the relatives of the prisoners already buried in the forest ditches that they were allegedly sentenced to ten years without the right to correspond. Since 1945, THEY LIED to their relatives that their fathers, sons and brothers died in custody for natural reasons.

Even after the restrictions were lifted in 1988 and the families finally found out about the death sentences, THEY continued to LIE, hiding the places of mass executions. When in the late 1990s historian Yuri Dmitriyev, together with his colleagues from the Karelian [branch of the] Memorial [human rights society], discovered the tract with the remains of the victims of the executions, THEY LIEED, referring to the statute of limitation, and refused to initiate a criminal case.


THEY LIED when they forced to remove the words “executioners of the NKVD” from the inscription (“Here, in the Sandarmokh tract, the place of mass executions from 1934 to 1941, over 7,000 innocent people – residents of Karelia, prisoners and special settlers of the White Sea – Baltic labour camp and prisoners of the Solovetsky prison – were killed by the NKVD executioners. Remember us, people! Don’t kill each other!) on the monument to the victims of the memorial complex that had been already opened in Karelia.


Then THEY LIED that in Sandarmokh were the remains of anyone, but not of innocent victims of the Bolshevik-Stalinist terror. And so that the researchers did not seek the truth and that it would be discouraging for anyone to even think about the past, THEY DEFAMED historian Dmitriyev by fabricating a dirty case – the first one, and shortly the second one – and put him in prison.


THEY are the modern successors of the Bolshevik cause, the servants of the authoritarian regime of the absolute minority, which regards the people as a source of resources to be used along with natural resources. THEY WILL LIE always and about everything.


But we must know the truth:

– in the forest tract of Sandarmokh there lie the remains of about 7,000 innocent victims of the Bolshevik terror;

– Russia lost at least 26 million people for the period from 1917 to 1953, as a result of the civil war, collectivization and continuous mass terror.



And we will always be grateful to Yuri Alexeyevich Dmitriyev for his many years of selfless professional work. We will strive to the last to achieve the complete acquittal and release of Yuri Dmitriyev.




Grigory Yavlinsky

is Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO, Vice President of Liberal International, PhD in Economics, Professor of the National Research University Higher School of Economics.