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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

Concert in support of “The third way”: “We’ll fight till the end”

Press Release, October 12, 2013

A concert in support of “The third way”(trety put’) cultural centre, which is under threat of illegal eviction from its premises, was conducted on October 12, at Pyatnitskaya Street, Moscow. Sergei Mitrokhin and YABLOKO’s activists came to support the event.


This is how the entrance to the premises looks like at the moment










The concert was supposed to take place at the premises of the organisation by candlelight, as the water and electricity have been turned off. But the police didn’t allow the participants of the concert to come in supposidely under the ground of the investigatory actions. The police said they were investigating a robbery which had taken place at night. This didn’t stop the organisers of the concert, they decided to conduct the event in the court.


Vlada Raskolnikova, head of the NGO, talks to the police officer


Sergei Mitrokhin, Alexander Lepnitsky, Vlada Raskolnikova decided to conduct the concert in the court


Sergei Mitrokhin helped to carry the equipment to the court


The participants of the concert get ready for the performance


Sergei Mitrokhin hung the poster “Let’s protect the Third way!”








































YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, head of “The third way” Vlada Raskolnikova, rock-journalist Alexander Lipnitsky greeted all those present. Vlada Raskolnikava asked the participants of the concert not to make much noise not to disturb the residents. “There are no grounds to stop our work, we will carry on painting pictures, conducting exhibitions and concerts”, she said. Vlada Raskolnikova mentioned that YABLOKO were the first who came to help.


Vlada Raskolnikova, Alexandr Lipnitsky, Sergei Mitrokhin greeted the audience










Sergei Mitrokhin told the guests about the case with “The third way” NGO. “We are dealing with the situation typical of our country: those who obey the law are evicted, those who violate the law triumph”, said Mitrokhin. Sergei Mitrokin called to support the NGO. “We’ll do what it takes to help the organisation. It’s only the beginning of our struggle. We have the law on our side. The culture is with us, the heresy is with them [the authorities], said Mitrokhin.

“We hope that our modest concert will inspire you for the new challenges”, said Alexandr Lipnitsky when opening the concert.
The street conditioned didn’t disturb the musicians. For many of them “The third way” became home where they’ve made their first steps.

By the end of the concert Vlada Raskolnikova thanked Mitrokhin and YABLOKO for “non-indifference to the law, humanity, understanding and the effort to conduct the concert in any case. Unfortunately the interests of a religious and a public organisations clashed. It’s not easy for me as a spiritual. But the goals of our NGO to assist the education of a person will be fulfilled”, promised Vlada Raskolnikova.

“Let’s wish each other that in the XXI century we will obey the law as this is the guarantee of the well-being of our country which has the culture and a wonderful history of church. Unfortunately, the rule of law never took place here”, said Alexandr Lipnitsky.

Sergei Mitrokhin thanked everyone and especially Vlada Raskolnikova for her courage, determination and inspiration which she gives to the members of the cultural centre. He mentioned that Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, head of Moscow Department of Culture Sergei Kapkov and head of Moscow Cultural Heritage Department Alexandr Kibovsky were invited to the concert. However, they ignored the invitation.

“The are not the authorities, we are the opposition, that’s why the solution of this problem is not in our power. But in such situations we say “We are going to fight till the end!”.”The third way” is the symbol of freedom, culture, art, that’s why we will protect everything vital to our country, everything that will be our future”, said Mitrokhin.

The cultural centre “The third way” had been situated at Pyatnitskaya Street for 22 years. The authorities want to evict it because of the property dispute with the nearby church.

The collection of signatures in support of the organisation takes place on the Internet. More than 7000 signatures are collected at the moment.