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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

“If we spoke from a position of law, they would have been acquitted.” Yabloko summed up the results of the Ingush case

Press Release, 6.09.2023

Photo: Ruslan Mutsolgov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 5 September, a press conference “The Ingush case. The Results” was held at the central office of the Yabloko party in Moscow. Public defenders spoke about the four-year history of the Ingush case and the appeal of the verdict: Ruslan Mutsolgov, Chairman of the Ingush Yabloko, Oleg Orlov, Co-Chairman of the Memorial Human Rights Centre, and Valery Khatazhukov, head of the Kabardino-Balkarian Public Human Rights Centre. Lawyers Magomed Bekov, Andrei Sabinin and Bashir Tochiyev also answered journalists’ questions.

On July 28, 2023, the Stavropol Regional Court completed consideration of the appeal of the defence and upheld the sentence to Malsag Uzhakhov, Akhmed Barakhoyev, Zarifa Sautiyeva, Musa Malsagov, Ismail Nalgiyev, Bagautdin Khautiyev and Barakh Chemurziyev. The defendants in the Ingush case received from 7.5 to 9 years in prison.


All of them were convicted for participation in a 2018 national gathering against changing the borders of Ingushetia in favour of neighbouring Chechnya.


According to public defenders, the actions of the authorities within the framework of the Ingush case were one of the first signs of increased repression throughout the country.

Photo: Oleg Orlov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Oleg Orlov said that in November 2021, his client Zarifa Sautiyeva turned to him from the “aquarium” in the courtroom with a question: “Oleg Petrovich, do you understand what they are preparing for us? I don’t mean a sentence, I mean all of us, the whole country?”


These were prophetic words, Orlov notes: “Now in 2023, we all perfectly understand what they were preparing for us, where they brought our country and where the country has fallen down.”


The trial in the Ingush case was absolutely political, says Ruslan Mutsolgov, a human rights activist and leader of the Ingush Yabloko.


“The goal of this trial was not to uphold the laws, but on the contrary, to give legitimacy to the repressions that were unleashed in Ingushetia. Those methods that were tested in the Republic of Ingushetia, on the cases of the leaders of the protest and its ordinary participants, were transferred to other regions,” Mutsolgov noted.


Photo: Valery Khatazhukov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Valery Khatazhukov believes that the North Caucasus represents a political testing ground for the whole of Russia. “Everything began here. When some kind of elections were still taking place in Russia, and there was some kind of real separation of powers [in the country], we have not had this for a long time already. We were a kind of training ground, and now the whole of Russia is turning into a large North Caucasus… And we urge the federal authorities to pay attention to this situation and try to somehow change it.”


Khatazhukov also stresses that if conditions were created for discussion of the problem of the border, if, in addition to legislation, traditional institutions, including religious ones, were used, then “the Ingushs would come to an agreement with the Chechens”. In general, assessing the course of the trial and the decision of the court, the participants in the Ingush case note total lawlessness.

Photo: Magomed Bekov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

“If, for example, we comment on the Ingush trial as a whole from the standpoint of law, from the standpoint of justice and from the standpoint of compliance with the law and common sense, then this does not make any sense. Here we can only talk about how the law was violated. How the law was violated by the court of first instance, the court of second instance and during the preliminary investigation. If we spoke from a position of law, they would have been acquitted,” Magomed Bekov says.


The lawyers of the defendants of the Ingush case stress that they are ready to go through all judicial instances to protect the Ingush activists. Meanwhile, the defence has not yet received an appeal decision, and the cassation hearing of the case is likely to take place only in 2024.

Photo: Andrei Sabinin (right) / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Complaints about unjustified detention and repeated extension of detention without sufficient grounds have long been filed with the European Court of Human Rights, lawyer Andrei Sabinin notes. After the cassation, complaints will be filed against the verdict.


In addition, there is an opportunity to apply to the UN Human Rights Committee, and some of the those convicted in the Ingush case are planning to use this tool.