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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

Grigory Yavlinsky: According to the Laws of the Ruling Group

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 19.01.2021

Old brick wall of prison with barbwire background

Photo by SergeMat /

Mathematician Azat Miftakhov was sentenced to six years in prison for a broken window in the office of [the ruling] United Russia [party]. The crime has not been proven, and one of the two anonymous witnesses has died.


Historian Yury Dmitriyev [who found in Karelia one of the largest places of mass burial of Stalin’s victims in Russia] was sentenced to 13 years in prison. The case against the historian was completely fabricated in revenge for his activities in  perpetuation of the memory of the victims of Stalin’s reprisals.

Journalist Ivan Safronov is accused of treason and has been held in the Lefortovo pre-trial detention centre for six months. The Federal Security Service (FSB) has classified the case, however, no evidence of the journalist’s guilt has yet been presented.


Independent expert Antonina Zimina and lawyer Konstantin Antonets were sentenced to 13 and 12.5 years in prison for treason. A married couple from Kaliningrad was accused, among other things, of disclosing the identity of an FSB officer who was a guest at their wedding ceremony and was featured in photographs that were subsequently published.


In July 2019, thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow. Citizens opposed electoral fraud – against the invalidation of the signatures of thousands of Muscovites [who in accordance with the law, signed for registration of their candidates in the Moscow City Duma election] and the subsequent non-registration of independent candidates to the elections to the Moscow City Duma. As a result of the arrests, which lasted several months, 21 people were convicted, two are on the international wanted list. The convicted who are so far in the colonies are:


Maxim Martintsov, 2.5 years in a penal colony;

Kirill Zhukov, 2.5 years in a penal colony;

Sergey Surovtsev, 2.5 years in a penal colony;

Eduard Malyshevsky, 2 years and 9 months in a penal colony;

Yegor Lesnykh, 3 years in a penal colony;

Yevgeny Kovalenko, 3.5 years in a penal colony.


All of them fought for our common rights, against state lies. We must not forget about them! These people are political prisoners, they and their families need regular support (you can help via the website


В России неуклонно растет число политических заключенных: по сравнению с началом 2018 года количество политзеков увеличилось почти в 2,5 раза. Такие данные следуют из доклада «Политические репрессии и политзаключенные в России в 2018‑2019 годах», который подготовил и опубликовал летом минувшего года правозащитный центр «Мемориал». Если в начале 2018 года в списке политзаключенных «Мемориала» числились 130 человек, то к июню 2020 года в нем было уже 314 фамилий.

The number of political prisoners has been steadily growing in Russia: compared to the beginning of 2018, the number of political prisoners has increased by almost 2.5 times. Such data follow from the report “Political Repressions and Political Prisoners in Russia in 2018-2019”, which was prepared and published last summer by the human rights centre Memorial. At the beginning of 2018 there were 130 people on the list of political prisoners of Memorial, and there were already 314 names in the list by June 2020.


Russia is not a law governed state. The country has a regime of unlimited personal power. The laws are applied as the ruling group wishes. The events around Alexei Navalny are proof of this. We must seek the release of all political prisoners of the regime and build a new state.