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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

Journalist Andrei Nekrasov must not become another political prisoner

imageStatement by the YABLOKO party, 11.08.2015

It has been already a month since journalist Andrei Nekrasov is imprisoned.

On July 15, oppositional blogger and journalist from Udmurtia was put in prison in Nicosia, Cyprus, in connection with Russia’s request on his extradition. Nekrasov is well-known in Udmurtia for his investigations of corrupt practices of the regional bureaucracy and functionaries from the ruling party.

In 2008 Andrei Nekrasov began collaborating with local independent newspaper Den (Day), where he was in charge of journalist investigation of corruption and embezzlement of public funds by the officials in the Udmurt Republic.

In early 2009 two FSB (Federal Security Bureau) officers attempted to recruit Andrei Nekrasov threatening him to replace his probation by actual imprisonment in case of his refusal. To avoid this Nekrasov had to leave his position at the newspaper and continue his collaborate with the paper as a freelance reporter.

In 2010, Andrei Nekrasov founded public movement Svoi Dom (My House) which protested against destruction of houses in Izhevsk by the developers connected with local authorities. He got numerous threats for these activities.

In 2011 Andrei Nekrasov began publishing newspaper Izhevsky Nabludatel (The Izhevsk Observer), and became its Editor-in-Chief. Despite gaining popularity and a sizeable readership, the newspaper did not function long. In 2012 it was closed because of financial difficulties emerging due to pressure on advertisers which led to their termination of their cooperation with the paper.

In 2012, Andrei Nekrasov was nominated candidate to the State Council of Udmurtia by the YABLOKO party. He was not elected.

In 2013, Andrei Nekrasov and his colleagues created an independent trade union in the Izhmash plant (of the Kalashnikov consortium). The key demand of the trade union was minimum wage amounting to 10,000 roubles (about 250 euro at the time). Andrei Nekrasov highlighted the demands in independent press and on his blog.

Shortly after due to a provocation Nekrasov was accused of blackmailing and extortion from Mr. Konstantin Bousygin, then CEO of Izhmash and head of Rosgranitsa Border Guards at present.

The investigation of the case has been controlled by the Federal Security Service. It began with a search in the office of the Den newspaper. At the time, Andrei Nekrasov was a witness in the case. Notwithstanding his witness status, and without being presented charges he was detained, publicly handcuffed, and taken to the local FSB office where FSB officers tried to obtain a confession with the help of “physical pressure”.

If the Cypus Justice agrees to his extradition, he may be subject to imprisonment up to 15 years due to two criminal cases that have all signs of fabrication.

The start of extradition proceedings is scheduled for 13 August.

Such respected international organisations as Reporters without Borders and French Russie Liberte publicly spoke in defence on Nekrasov.

We are appealling Minister of Interior of Cyprus Mr Socrates Hasicos with a request to ensure an impartial investigation of the case in accordance with EU standards and to take into account the Andrei’s application for political asylum due to persecution and threats against him in Udmurtia.

We hope that on 13 August Andrei Nekrasov will be released from the Cyprus prison and will not be subject to politically motivated extradition.

Sergei Mitrokhin,

Chair of the YABLOKO party