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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

“Anti-terror” laws are required only for “tightening of the screws”

Statement by the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO

January 16, 2014

The YABLOKO party expresses its categorical disagreement with the bills submitted to the State Duma by its four factions on Wednesday. Under the guise of combating terrorism the united bloc of the authorities and the pseudo-opposition parties pursues the policies of curbing rights and liberties.

Bill 428889-6 aims at ceremonial increase of criminal liability for terrorism and aiding to terrorists. This measure is meaningless, as persons linked with terrorism certainly admit the possibility of death due to their activities, and not due to the courts’ decisions: the Criminal Code is the last thing which would interest them.

This measure is also meaningless in the circumstances when the FSB (Federal Security Bureau) is not interested in the investigation of the attacks: suspects in the acts of terror are in most cases eliminated while trying to arrest them. Thus, according to official statistical data of the courts, in the first six months of 2013 courts made verdicts with a reference to Article 205 of the Criminal Code “Act of Terror” only in relation to six people.

Considering such weak law enforcement against terrorists and their accomplices, these draconian measures are clearly targeting innocent civilians rather than terrorists.

FSB officers get the right to inspect personal identity papers, conduct personal search and search of vehicles. And there is virtually no restriction to this right: [the authors of the bill] used loose formulations like “wrongdoing” and “unlawful purposes”.

Bill 428884-6 severely restricts the rights of Internet users. From now on every website owner and even owners of personal pages must be registered with the authorities. Website owners will be required to store all the information – commentaries, users’ personal correspondence, web search queries, and so on, for six months and make it available for the police and the FSB.

The bill extends its action on organisations located outside of Russia but having Russian users. If, for example, Facebook, refuses to store data of its users, this may become the basis for banning Facebook in Russia.

We do not dispute the importance of FSB access to personal correspondence of terrorists. However, this access should not be overly burdensome for ordinary citizens and providers. More importantly, it must take place under the control of the court and only for the purposes specified in the law.

Countless unpunished cases of publication of correspondence and “wiretapping” allow us to assume that the bill is aiming, first, at the control over the dissenting and, second, the development of profitable business in saling personal data.

Finally, the third bill of the package, Bill 428896-6, aims at the destruction of electronic payment facilities. The maximum allowed amount of payment without identification of the payer will be reduced from 15,000 [approx. Euro 340] to 1,000 roubles [approx. Euro 22-23]. We believe that the real goal of this bill is counteraction to fundraising by political and non-profit organizations, including charities.

We are stating herewith that the government does not offer anything for real fight against terrorism, and is cynically uses horrible crimes to further curbing of civil rights and liberties.

As for the State Duma, its duty to the citizens of Russia is to raise the question of the efficiency of the security services.

The YABLOKO party reiterates its demand: to create a parliamentary commission to study the activities of FSB in their investigation of three monstrous acts of terror in Volgograd.

We urge the State Duma deputies to reject the proposed amendments and instead imitation of a violent reaction to the acts of terror to urgently address the real issues of Russia’s security.

Sergei Mitrokhin,

Chairman of the YABLOKO party