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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

Mass picket against torture and reprisals held in St.Petersburg

Press Release, 19.02.2018

On 18 February, over 100 St. Petersburg activists participated in a mass picket against torture and political reprisals organised by the Yabloko party by the monument to the victims of Stalin’s reprisals – the Solovetsky Stone.

Boris Vishnevsky, leader of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg; Nikolai Rybakov; Deputy Chairman of Yabloko; members of the Yabloko Bureau Anatoly Golov and Alexander Kobrinsky; Vitold Zalesski, member of the Board of the Memorial society; former Soviet political prisoners Yuly Rybakov, Alexander Skobov and Vyacheslav Dolinin; journalist Daniil Kotsiubynsky; human rights activists Dinar Idrisov and Grigory Mikhnov-Voitenko; Yana Teplitskaya, member of the St. Petersburg Public Monitoring Commission, as well as activists of the Solidarity movement, “Open Russia” and supporters of Alexei Navalny participated in the action.

Human rights defender Yuly Rybakov in his speech urged citizens not to be indifferent to information about torture by the FSB (Federal Security Service).

“One can not remain silent, history has shown that indifference leads to tragedies on a national scale,” the human rights activist said.

Boris Vishnevsky, leader of the Yabloko faction in St.Petersburg parliament, also expressed his confidence that there were many people in St. Petersburg who are concerned about torture by law enforcement agencies, but the problem was that they were keeping silent.

“I assure you that if tomorrow 100,000 people in Petersburg demand to stop political reprisals, torture and attacks on political activists, our “dear” law enforcement agencies and the prosecutor’s office would behave quite differently,” he said.

“We see that they have been rapidly building a Stalinist state in our country, where people are cogs in the wheel, dust underfoot, and where law enforcement bodies are never mistaken,” Boris Vishnevsky added.

Anatoly Golov, member of the Yabloko Bureau, told to all who gathered that the Yabloko faction brought to the St. Petersburg parliament a bill on the video recording of all contacts between citizens and law enforcement agencies.

“We will seek adoption of this law, this technology is not very costly, but human life and dignity are much more expensive,” he said.

Journalist Daniil Kotsyubinsky stressed that society must resist torture and reprisals.

“The authorities are testing us for strength: will we oppose torture or be frightened. If they see that we are not afraid, then they will slow down for a while,” the journalist said.

“The fact that today there are not so many people [participating in the action] is not a problem, it would be a disaster, if no one came. For a picket, 100 people is quite a figure, but we must fight further,” Kotsyubinsky stressed.

Grigory Mikhnov-Voitenko, member of the St. Petersburg Human Rights Council, noted the main common fault of the Russian society was indifference.

Yana Teplitskaya, member of the St. Petersburg Public Monitoring Commission, who was one of the first to publicize information about the torture of St. Petersburg anarchists by the FSB, stressed that they should be immediately released.

Alexander Kobrinsky, Yabloko Bureau member, noted that political reprisals can only be stopped by active social resistance, and asked the media to pay close attention to information about torture.

He also conveyed to the picketers the words of the candidate for the presidency of Russia Grigory Yavlinsky, that law enforcement officers who use torture should be placed in prison.

Soviet dissident Alexander Skobov noted that the repressive bodies of the Russian Federation became more cruel than even during the late USSR, because then KGB officers were proud that they did not apply physical measures to those accused in political crimes.

Human rights defender Dinar Idrisov said that hideous Middle Ages were hidden behind the democratic façade, which the modern Russian authorities are trying to demonstrate to the world and part of Russian society, as people  like in the Middle Ages were forced to confess under torture to crimes they had not commit.

Vitold Zaleski, member of the Board of the Memorial society, noted that the country had been sliding into totalitarianism.

“It is important that we all disseminate information about what we have heard. Those torturing people should be removed from power, the law should be changed, so that only the facts are valid in court, and not confessions,” the human rights activist said.

In conclusion, Boris Vishnevsky, leader of the Yabloko faction, said, “I hope to live until such times when we will not need to go out to such pickets.”

On 12 February, the Yabloko party published a statement on the inadmissibility of torture and reprisals,  and the St. Petersburg Yabloko initiated a mass picket for Russia without torture and political reprisals.

The statement signed by Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chairperson, and Boris Vishnevsky, leader of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, marked that several attacks on political and civil activists occurred in St. Petersburg at the end of January. At the same time, information was received about abduction and torture of Russian citizens by officers of the FSB in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.