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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: “Sentsov’s survival is the responsibility of every person who has a Russian passport”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 14.09.2018

Oleg Sentsov can die at any moment.

While the whole country is enthusiastically discussing the video appeal of the deputy minister of the Russian government with strange threats of physical violence against a citizen who accused him of corruption and [the deputy minister’s] fantasies about the “duel code.”

While everyone is guessing who is the most important idiot in the case of poisoning in Salisbury.

While the people are arguing why the Russian President danced at the wedding of Austrian extreme right-wing nationalists.

While the “experts” are trying to understand what those who made up a story about how American astronauts drilled holes in a spaceship to return to Earth more quickly have been smoking.

While this is happening – Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov may die in a Russian prison.

Every day brings a new portion of absurdity, lies, dirt and idiocy to our lives… This has been continuously discussed, ridiculed in social networks, memes and caricatures are created… It turns out that attention of millions of people is almost completely filled up with this.

Meanwhile, Oleg Sentsov can really die at any moment.

The epic mood on this issue is completely inappropriate. His death will be the departure of a man unjustly persecuted by the Russian authoritarian-police system, who chose his way of fighting against lies and arbitrariness. Preservation of Sentsov’s life is the responsibility of all of us, every person who has a Russian passport. Everyone!

Those who are in power and close to power believe that they will be able to get some of their cynical benefits from the tragedy. But for ordinary people, for all – both for the Russian people, and for the Ukrainian people, – Sentsov’s death will be a new common disaster, which we all, most likely, will never be able to cope with.

If the Russian government represented the people, then it would have to show mercy. Because the essence of charity is that it is always unilateral. But this power does not represent us, and has no mercy. Moreover, this authority is afraid of charity, as of all other human things.

There have been virtually no working contacts at the necessary level between Moscow and Kiev for a long time, human contacts are also almost blocked. The meeting in the Normandy format could help to resolve humanitarian issues, including this, the main one – the issue of the liberating Oleg Sentsov. But after the death of Alexander Zakharchenko [so-called head of the unrecognised Donetsk Republic] in Donetsk all turned down such a meeting. The collective West is now unable to mediate in the relations between Russia and Ukraine. Moreover, there is simply no such a West.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is dying in the Russian colony, dying for thinking like millions of us, and speaking up about it.

The situation with Sentsov, in view of its exceptional importance, would have to be discussed in the UN Security Council – along with the growing tension and the threat of a military clash in the Sea of Azov, along with the humanitarian and environmental situation in Crimea and a political solution to the situation in eastern Ukraine. The modern world should not be so helpless!

Sentsov is dying. And any of us tomorrow may be in his place.

Essentially, the decision to sentence Sentsov to 20 years in a strict-regime colony was taken on Putin’s order, which no official in the Russian legal system dared to challenge. Although no one was hurt by Sentsov’s actions, and in general it is not clear what exactly he did. Therefore, only Putin can free Sentsov. Everyone should strive for this – remember this every day, talk about it, write about it and demand it.

Personally, Putin is fully responsible for the life of Oleg Sentsov. Not the Federal Service for Execution of Punishment, not [Russian Ombudsperson] General Moskalkova, not jail-keepers, not colony doctors – they all just follow the orders – not they, but personally Vladimir Putin is responsible.

Oleg Sentsov can die at any moment.