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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

Human rights and inter-ethnic relations in the Northern Caucasus discussed in Pyatigorsk

Press Release, 25.05.2014

Pyatigorsk, May 24, 2014. The YABLOKO party and representatives of the human rights community organised an interregional conference “Human Rights and Inter-Ethnic Relations in the Northern Caucasus”. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, member of the party Political Committee and a human rights activist Valery Borshchev, Valery Goryachev, Chief of YABLOKO Staff, and leaders and representatives of regional branches of the party participated in the event.image

The meeting was also attended by Valery Khatazhukov, head of a public human rights center in Kabardino-Balkaria, Magomed Mutsulgov, Chairman of nonprofit organisation “Mashr”, Nikolay Lyashenko, Director of the Budenovsky branch of the Institute “Friendship of Peoples of the Caucasus “, human rights activist Kheda Saratov and many others.

One of the main topics discussed at the conference was persecution of human rights defenders and political activists by local authorities and law enforcement agencies.

“Corruption, kidnappings, mass violations of human rights during military operations – these are just some of the problems of the North Caucasus,” Sergei Mitrokhin said opening the conference.

Another problem, according to the YABLOKO leader, was negative attitude of the federal centre and the Russian political elite to the region.image

“We have people who are happy at annexation of Crimea, and they say that the Caucasus should be separated [from the rest of Russia] by barbed wire. It is significant that there was no response to my appeals to the law enforcement and Vladimir Putin personally about criminal statements made by Vladimir Zhirinovsky and [Governor of the Krasnodar Territory] Alexander Tkachyov. So if one creates ten 10 ministries for the North Caucasus problems, at such an attitude you will not be able to solve a single problem,” Mitrokhin noted.

Valery Borschev expressed his confidence that the civil rights activists would be the driving force in the region. He also recalled that public activists’ joint actions could lead to tangible results, as had been the case with the release of Michail Savva, professor of the Kuban State University.

Magomed Shamilov, Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Police Officers and Prosecutors told that the federal government were encouraging corruption and lawlessness in the law enforcement agencies, and officials were “making money on blood”.

“They have been continuously conducting military actions in the republic, when they should have conducted at least one brain storm,” Shamilov said with irony.

Anatoly Sidakov, leader of the North Ossetian branch of YABLOKO expressed his certainty that there were no interethnic problems between the peoples of the Caucasus and the Russian population, but there was organised crime in governing.

image“The regional authorities would not have dared to behave in such a [blatant] way without federal support,” Sidakov said.

The conference adopted a decision to create a new Public Committee for Human Rights in the Northern Caucasus, which would solve the acute problems of residents and work with their appeals. The Committee should include representatives from the all the regions of the North Caucasus, one representative per each region. A work plan would be developed by the end of the year.

Also basing on the results of the conference YABLOKO forwarded letter to Vladimir Putin asking him to take under personal control the trial over Chechen human rights activist Ruslan Kutayev which had been going on for four months already.

Human rights defenders connected the prosecution with Kutayev’s criticism of the actions of head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov who had banned mourning ceremonies on the verge of the date of deportation of Chechens by Joseph Stalin. Kutayev voiced his criticism on that on February 18 at the academic conference “Deportation of the Chechen People. What It Was and Can It Be Forgotten?” According to human rights activists, Kutayev was tortured after his arrest.

A video with all the speeches will be uploaded on our web-site soon.

On May 26 Sergei Mitrokhin will meet with local residents and activists of the regional branches of YABLOKO in Nalchik and Grozny. The meetings will be attended by Khakim Kuchmezov, leader of Kabardino-Balkarian branch of YABLOKO, Anatoly Sidakov, Chair of the party branch in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania and Valery Goryachev, Chief of YABLOKO Staff.