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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

Archive for 'Evgeny Vitishko case'

Ex-political prisoner Yevgeny Vitishko elected Chair of the Krasnodar Territory branch of Yabloko

Press release, 17.07.2017 On 16 July, a prominent environmental activist and ex-political prisoner Yevgeny Vitishko was elected Chair of the Krasnodar Territory branch of Yabloko. In January 2014 Vitishlo, known for his criticisms of the environmental impact of the Sochi Winter Olympics, was sentenced to a three-year imprisonment by the Krasnodar Regional Court for spray-painting […]

Evgeny Vitishko released from colony

Press release, 22.12.2015 Today the Tambov regional court has made the decision to commute the sentence to Evgeny Vitishko, environmentalist and YABLOKO member. Imprisonment was replaced with custodial restraint according to the place of Vitishko’s residence, which means he will return home and stay their until the end of the detention period under supervision.


EWNC, 12.12.2015 UPD Today Evgeny Vitishko had to stop his hunger strike due to abrupt deterioration of his condition. ( Environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko, who is in prison since February 2014 and was set to be freed last month, is still in prison, and his health is deteriorating due to a hunger strike he declared to […]

Court postponed consideration of Evgeny Vitishko’s appeal on release on parole

Press release, 03.12.2015 Today, December 3, the Kirsanovsky Court of the Tambov region postponed consideration of YABLOKO’s Evgeny Vitishko’s appeal on his release on parole until December 25.

Evgeny Vitishko announced hunger strike

Press release, 26.11.2015 YABLOKO’s environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko announced a hunger strike as a sign of protest against the actions of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Tambov region which had challenged the court decision to commute the sentence to Vitishko.

Public prosecution office challenged court decision to release Evgeny Vitishko

Press release, 20.11.2015 On November 20, the public prosecution office challenged the Kirsanovsky district court decision to commute the sentence to YABLOKO’s environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko. Today it was the last day to challenge the court judgement and tomorrow Evgeny Vitishko should have been released.

Federal Penitentiary Service supports release on parole for Vitishko

Press release, 16.10.2015 Enviromnmentalist Evgeny Vitishko submitted another application on release on parole to the Kirsanovsky district court of the Tambov region. The Federal Penitentiary Service supported Vitishko’s motion for the first time.

A superior court satisfied Vitishko’s appeals

Press release, 08.10. 2015 Today, October 8, the Tambov regional court annulled the decision of the inferior Kirsanovsky district court (court of the first instance) on the refusal to release on parole Evgeny Vitishko, environmentalist from the Sochi region and YABLOKO member, and the refusal to amnesty him in connection with the 70th anniversary of […]

Evgeny Vitishko went on hunger strike

Press release, 06.10.2015 On September 29, YABLOKO member and environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko, who is serving his three year sentence in a colony in the Tambov region, went on hunger strike demanding to release him. His lawyer Sergei Loktev reported the information to the press.

President of Russia: Public Prosecutor General to examine the information on violation of the rights of imprisoned environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko

Press Release, 02.10.2015 Andrei Babushkin, Member of the Council for Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, a member of YABLOKO’s Bureau, President Vladimir Putin to commission the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia to inspect the penal colony, where Evgeny Vitishko, YABLOKO’s environmentalist, is serving his sentence. Vladimir Putin assured that the inspection would be […]

Evgeny Vitishko was denied release on parole

Press release, 01.08.2015 The Kirsanovsky district court of the Tambov region refused to release environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko on parole. Earlier Vitishko’s lawyer Sergei Loktev filed a motion suggesting that Vitishko should be released on parole as having served most of his imprisonment term. The defense plans to appeal against the decision.

Andrei Babushkin to visit the final court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko’s case

Press release, 30.07.2015 Human rights defender and YABLOKO Bureau member Andrei Babushkin will visit the court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko’s case where his lawyer Sergei Loktyev’s motion on replacing the rest part of the imprisonment term with release on parole will be considered on July 31.

Novosibirsk branch of Youth YABLOKO demands to free Evgeny Vitishko

Press release, 30.07.2015 On July 30, activists of the Novosibirsk branch Of Youth YABLOKO Svetomir Yun and Maria Trakhanova conducted a series of one-person picketing in support of environmentalist and political prisoner Evgeny Vitishko.

Final court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko case to take place on July 31

Announcement, 27.07.2015 On July 31, the final court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko’s case will take place. The Kirsanovsky District Court of the Tambov region will consider Sergei Loktev’s, lawyer of Evgeny Vitishko, motion on replacing the rest of the imprisonmemt term with release on parole.

Sergei Mitrokhin meets with representatives of the Danish Helsinki Committee

Press Release, 23.07.2015 Wednesday, July 22, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin met in YABLOKO’s office with a group of human rights defenders from the Danish Helsinki Committee led by Carl Eric Foverskov. Olga Radayeva, YABLOKO International Secretary, also took part in the meeting.

YABLOKO calls for directing motions in support of Evgeny Vitishko

Press release, 20.07.2015 The YABLOKO party calls for directing motions in support of politcial prisoner and environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko on replacing the rest of the imprisonment term with release on parole to the Kirsanovsky District Court of the Tambov region until July 31, 2015.

YABLOKO turned out a batch of T-shirts by Evgeny Vitishko’s birthday

Press release, 3.07.2015 YABLOKO turned out a batch of T-shirts devoted to the birthday of environmentalist and political prisoner Evgeny Vitishko. Today he turns 42.

Trial on Evgeny Vitishko

Announcement, 24.06.2015 On June 25, the Tambov Regional Court will consider Evgeny Vitishko’s appeal against the decision of the Kirsanovsky District Court which refused to relese Vitishko on parole. Lawyer Sergei Loktev will represent Vitishko’s interests. In case the Tambov Regional Court dismisses the motion of the defense, Vitishko will fill a cassation appeal to […]

YABLOKO celebrated World Environment Day

Press release, 05.06.2015 On June 5, World Environment Day, YABLOKO conducted picketing outside the Ministry for Natural Resources and the Environment of Russia. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Secretary of YABLOKO Political Committee Galina Mikhaleva participated in the action.

One hundred fifty human rights and environmental NGOs from all over the world petition the Russian authorities to free Evgeny Vitishko immediately

//, 15.05.2015 One hundred fifty human rights and environmental NGOs from all over the world petition the Russian authorities to free Evgeny Vitishko immediately.