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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

Memories of the Future

Grigory Yavlinsky reflects on the fate of great scientists who got under reprisals in the 1930s and draws parallels with modern Russia

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 26.07.2018

Aircraft designer Andrei Tupolev, whose planes were used throughout the country, “spied in favour of France”. Biologist Nikolai Vavilov, one of the most famous Russian scientists in the world, “worked for the Poles”. Georgy Langemak, designer of the Katyusha missile system, was a “German spy”. Sergey Korolyov, the father of Soviet cosmonautics, was accused and convicted of “sabotage”, like Academician Viktor Glushkov, one of the best specialists in hydrodynamics, whose plans were used in the construction of the Volga-Don canal… This tragic list contains names of thousands of scientists, engineers and outstanding specialists.

Those who had to be imprisoned tomorrow asked for protection of those repressed today. In 1931 Academician Nikolai Vavilov wrote a letter in defense of Prof. Alexander Lebedev, agrophysicist, who was sent to the camp to build the White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal. However, five years later, Academician Dmitry Pryanishnikov wrote in defense of Academician Nikolai Vavilov. And in 1935 young [physicist] Lev Landau asked to release his colleague Moisssei Korets. And another three years later, Pyotr Kapitsa and Niels Bohr wrote to Stalin with a request to release Lev Landau.

Such were the 1930.

80 years passed. And now Valentin Danilov, physicist from Krasnoyarsk, “spies in favour of China”, Igor Sutyagin, Moscow physicist, “works for the British”, Oscar Kaibyshev, physicist from Bashkortostan, “spies on behalf of South Korea”, and Vladimir Lapygin, member of the Central Research Institute of Machine-Building, “turns out to be a Chinese spy”. These days we have learned the name of another “traitor”: Viktor Kudryavtsev, 74-year-old physicist also from the Central Research Institute of Machine-Building, according to the Federal Security Service (FSB) version, turns out to be a “NATO spy.

By the way, Viktor Kudryavtsev was among those who signed a letter to Putin a year ago with a request to pardon his colleague in the Central Research Institute of Machine-Building – 76-year-old Vladimir Lapygin, who was accused in a state treason because of a bureaucratic mistake and sentenced to seven years in a strict-regime penal colony. I would not be surprised if the other signers of the letter, 23 (!) scientists, along with Kudryavtsev, will also be in [pretrial detention prison] Lefortovo. The FSB has its own, special criteria for “state treason”.

The format of the appeals to the country leader has also changed somewhat – now appeals to Putin are being increasingly addressed though YouTube. And the rest is all the same. The authorities are still the same – the modern Bolsheviks. They want to strengthen the state with fear, shut up everybody’s mouth, force scientists, threatening them with physical destruction, to work for an arms race in penal colonies and sharashkas [special research teams of academics created in penal colonies so that to make them work on Stalin’s projects]. They sing praises to the Stalinist system and live in accordance with its rules.  That is why it is impossible to believe in their stories about scientists-enemies of the people and traitors.

And why, in fact, do we have to believe them? The authorities lie absolutely about everything: about pensions and income growth, about the war in Ukraine and Syria, and about the death of our citizens, about fulfilling their own promises [to the people] and fair elections. Just watch television! So why should we believe that scientists who have worked all their lives to ensure the defense capability of our country have suddenly become spies and traitors? No, it is impossible to believe it.

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The lawyer of the prisoner who was tortured in the Yaroslavl penal colony left Russia. She and her family have been threatened with reprisal for disseminating the video of the tortures.

By the way, today is the Day of the Investigation Officer of the Russian Federation. Congratulations!