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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

FSB provocation against YABLOKO’s Maxim Petlin

Press Release, February 25, 2011

A district court in Yekaterinburg decided to release the leader of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO Maxim Petlin under the bail of deputies of the regional parliament and the city parliament. The state prosecutor demanded to apply such preventive measure as imprisonment of Petlin before the trial.

Chairman of the YABLOKO party Sergei Mitrokhin also sent his letter to the court so that Petlin could be released under bail, but the judge refused the motion stating that the letter was sent by fax.

Maxim Petlin, leader of YABLOKO’s branch in the Sverdlovsk region was arrested on February 22 on suspicion of gouging 3 million rubles out of construction company the Forum Group.

The construction company had planned to build a shopping center on the territory of a public garden in Yekaterinburg. The Mayor’s office gave a permit to cut down over 1,100 trees in the garden, however, local residents and Maxim Petlin opposed this decision and even stopped cutting of the trees. After that representatives of the developer offered to sign an agreement with the residents promising to stop cutting and launch a public discussion of the project. Maxim Petlin, in his turn, undertook to suspend all public actions during the negotiations.

The agreement was signed on February 22, and Petlin had to give to the developer the copies of his complaints to the prosecutor.

Andrei Panteleyev, Petlin’s ex-assistant and activist of the initiative group brought the documents to the office so that to hand them to the developer. The representative of the developer, in his turn, handed Panteleyev package saying that it contained documents for the deputy of the Sverdlovsk Duma Mr. Petlin. When the package was in the hands of Panteleyev, FSB (Federal Security Service, the former KGB) entered and detained him saying that the package contained money allegedly given to Petlin as a bribe. The package was opened and it really contained money marked by special powder.

After this Panteleyev had an asthmatic attack and was taken to hospital. However, the investigators ordered to take him to the interrogation in handcuffs right out of the hospital ward. “The investigators lacked the evidence and they decided to “take them out” of a person who was in a very bad physical condition,” said Sergei Mitrokhin.

However, today the Regional Prosecutor’s Office announced the results of its audit of the Forum Group held at Petlin’s request. The verdict stated that cutting of the garden was illegal. Public Prosecutor of Ekaterinburg has already appealed to the district court to so that to recognize the decision by the Head of Yekaterinburg Administration void.

However, Petlin’s flat was searched and his computer and documents referring to the Forum Group were confiscated by the FSB.

Maxim Petlin speaking in the court pleaded not guilty. “I think this is a political provocation by the Forum Group. I am very interested in a thorough investigation of this case and so that all the charges could be taken from me. I’m not going to hide and do not intend to exert pressure on the investigation and trial. I did not threaten and do not intend to threaten members of the Forum Group. I have no authority to exert pressure on the investigators. I have a social and political experience. People know me well, and I value their trust… My honor is dearer to me,” he told the reporters.

Mitrokhin called this case “a FSB provocation” and accused FSB in corruption.

“Maxim Petlin would never make such a suicidal step for a politician, moreover a politician from the opposition. We are stating that absolutely any citizen can be arrested on the same pretext. We are stating that such an action against Petlin means an attack against Sverdlovsk YABLOKO – the main oppositional force in the region which has been in tough confrontation with the authorities,” runs YABLOKO’s statement.

Regional elections will take place in Yelaterinburg in March. YABLOKO’s candidate Irina Skachkova was withdrawn from the race under a pretext of “fraudulent signatures” in favour of the candidate. The court declined her suit despite of the face the eleven witnesses confirmed their disputed signatures in court.

The present action against Petlin continues the line of reprisals set by the authorities against YABLOKO’s activists.