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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 'Overcoming Stalin’s Legacy'

Municipal deputies of the Ryazan branch of Yabloko signed a petition against the liquidation of the Memorial human rights society

Press Release, 01.12.2021 Photo: Logo of International Memorial Municipal deputies from the Ryazan branch of the Yabloko party Konstantin Smirnov, Maria Rakcheyeva, and Anatoly Kivva signed a petition initiated by the Moscow Association of Independent Deputies against the liquidation of the Memorial human rights society, the country’s oldest human rights organization, one of the founders […]

Nikolai Rybakov: The main thing is not to keep silent!

Press Release, 25.11.2021 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 25 November, Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov met with human rights activists and public activists who came to the building of the Supreme Court of Russia. The court is considering the claim of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office to liquidate the international historical and educational society […]

“This is the latest move in Russia’s accelerating crackdown on civil society” – Liberal International President condemns threats to shut down Memorial

Statement by Liberal International, 18.11.2021 Liberal International’s President Hakima el Haité has condemned the Russian authorities’ threat to shut down Memorial, one of the country’s oldest and most respected human rights organisations. This is the latest blow against civic freedoms in the regime’s accelerating crackdown on government critics and human rights defenders. By labeling human rights […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Liquidation of the Memorial human rights society will be Vladimir Putin’s personal decision”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 15.11.2021 A submission on the liquidation of the International [human rights] Society Memorial was sent to the Supreme Court of Russia. The formal pretext for this looks deliberately contrived: the absence of a “foreign agent” label in the materials of an organisation with a large number of branches and a huge document […]

On the pressure on civil society

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 12.11.2021 Photo by Pyotr Kassin / Kommersant After the elections to the State Duma, the authorities intensified repressions against civil society and the country’s intellectual elite, and began to crack down on independent public institutions. The lawsuit of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office to liquidate Memorial, the oldest human rights […]

The successors of the executioners want to erase the memory of the victims

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 12.11.2021 Photo: The office of the Memorial human rights society / Photo by Safron Golikov. Kommersant The Public Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation filed a lawsuit to liquidate Memorial International, a human rights organisation with more than 30 years of history, conducting research of political repression in the […]

Members of the Kemerovo branch of Yabloko honoured the memory of the victims of political repression

Press Release, 30.10.2021 Photo by the Press Service of the Kemerovo branch of Yabloko Members of the Kemerovo branch of the Yabloko party Vitaly Ilyin, Alexander Kalashnik, Svetlana Bondar and Vitaly Bakharev honoured the memory of the victims of the political repressions of 1937 –1938 by laying flowers at the place of execution and mass […]

The leader of the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko convicted of rally in a place specially designated for holding public events

Press Release, 2.11.2021 Photo: Andrei Avtoneyev / Photo by Ivanovskiye Novosti The Frunzensky District Court found Andrei Avtoneyev, Chairman of the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko, guilty of organising a rally in memory of the victims of political repression. Avtoneyev was fined 21,000 roubles, but he will appeal this decision.

Leader of the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko Andrei Avtoneyev detained at a rally in memory of victims of political repression

Press Release, 30.10.2021 Photo: Andrei Avtoneyev / Photo by Ivanovskiye Novosti The memorial event in memory of the victims of political repression in Russia organised by the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko took place in the park near the Ivanovo circus on 30 October. The participants of the action paid tribute to the memory of the […]


Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 29.10.2021 Photo: Solovetsky Stone monument to the victims of political repressions in Lyubyanskaya Square, Moscow, October 2021 Pyotr Gerasimovich Kunatsky, 37, worker at the construction site of the department of public education. Shot on 4 December, 1937. Sergei Vasilievich Mokshanov, 55, head of the sports department of the Posyltorg of the People’s […]

Yabloko participated in the “Returning the Names” action dedicated to the memory of victims of Stalinist political repression of 1930 – 1953

Press Release, 29.10.2021 Leaders, members and supporters of the Yabloko party took part in the action “Returning the Names” and read out the names of citizens shot during the Great Terror 1936-1938 and Stalinist repressions of 1930 – 1953. The action in memory of the victims of political repression has been annually organised by the […]

Yabloko members honoured the memory of victims of political repression of the Stalin’s period of 1930-1953

Press Release, 29.10.2021 On 29 October, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Ivan Bolshakov, Yabloko Deputy Chairman, Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of the Gender faction and party activists and supporters laid flowers at the Solovetsky Stone monument in Moscow. The Solovetsky Stone in Moscow is one of the most significant monuments to the victims of political repression killed […]

On the situation in Russia

Decision No 145 by the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, adopted on 14.10.2021, published on 18.10.2021 Photo by Alexander Kazakov / Kommersant The situation in Russia, in almost all spheres, is currently determined by trends summarising the previous 25 years and set by the 2020 “constitutional reform” [Vladimir Putin’s amendments to the Russian Constitution]. This […]

On the calls to vote of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation

Decision No 148 by the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, adopted on 14.10.2021, published on 18.10.2021 Photo: Gennady Zyuganov, the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF),  bows to the bust of Stalin on 5 March 2021, the anniversary of Stalin’s death / Photo by Irina Buzhor / Kommersant The Political Committee […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Do you say that the real opposition is the communists? Then expect new repressions, the Iron Curtain and a war”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 31.08.2021 Photo: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Photo by Alexander Miridonov /Kommersant Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov equated criticism of Joseph Stalin with an attack on the outcome of the Second World War. What for? It attracts communist voters to the [ruling] United Russia party and at the same time makes it […]

Anna Cherepanova: Mayor Busurin’s proposal to cancel the erection of a monument to victims of political reprisals is a huge mistake

Press Release, 23.03.2021 Photo: A sketch of the monument to the victims of political reprisals / photo from the official website of the Administration of Novgorod Sergei Busurin, Novgorod Mayor, is committing a huge human and political error. He proposed to the Novgorod Duma to cancel the decision to erect a monument to the victims […]

Yabloko held an interregional seminar in Yekaterinburg

Press Release, 12.03.2021 On 6-7 March, 2021, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and Deputy Chairman Ivan Bolshakov held seminars with regional headquarters of the party in Yekaterinburg. The participants  of the seminars discussed the party’s coalition policy and the upcoming election campaign to the State Duma. In total, leaders and activists of Yabloko regional branches from […]

A crime against everyone

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 23.02.2021   Today is the Day of the Defender of the Fatherland [in Russia]. A memorable day for all our multinational people, who defended our country shoulder to shoulder during the Second World War. I congratulate all those who today defend Russia from foes, diseases, poverty, arbitrariness and lawlessness. All those who […]

The vertical of executioners

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 18.02.2021 Photo: Session of the Third Court of Cassation considering the case of Yuri Dmitriyev, 16 February, 2021 “Here, in the Sandarmokh area, a place of mass executions, over 7,000 innocent people were killed from 1934 to 1941 by the NKVD executioners: residents of Karelia, prisoners and special settlers of the White […]

The Investigative Committee to Emilia Slabunova: The Russian Military Historical Society exhumed not 17, but 20 people in the place of mass burial of Stalin’s victims in Sandarmokh, but their identities have not been established

Press Release, 2.12.2020 The Directorate of the Investigative Committee for Karelia admitted that during the so-called expeditions of the Russian Military Historical Society (RVIO), established by Vladimir Putin’s decree and chaired by ex-Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, to the place of mass burial of Stalin’s victims in Sandarmokh the remains of twenty people were exhumed, […]