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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

Mitrokhin about political prisoners: “As long as at least one of them is in jail, any one from us can be the next”

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin called to pay close attention
to the Russian regions where dozens of people had been persecuted
for political reasons. He made such a statement at a rally
against the political reprisals that took place in Moscow
on April 17.

Sergei Mitrokhin recalled journalist Michael Beketov who
was attacked and severely injured in 2008 and died of severe
injuries in April 2013. The names of those who ordered this
crime were known, but they were not arrested. Also many cases
of murdered journalists and public figures remained unsolved,
Mitrokhin said.

“What should be done to make our law enforcement system
work and so that it stopped being so sluggish and inert, amorphous
and unclear? One should simply start to really fight against
corruption, as Alexei Navalny has begun doing or Maxim Petlin,
leader of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO, who was imprisoned
for disclosing a corruption scheme of Yekaterinburg authorities”.

“When you start fighting against the system: fighting
against corruption, for fair elections, and protect people
from the arbitrary rule, that’s when you start pulling the
hidden thread – then there emerge ‘evidence’ against you,
and investigation develops very quickly and very quickly you
are imprisoned,” Mitrokhin said.

According to YABLOKO’s leader, “the system protects
thieves and murderers from such fighters”.

The leader of YABLOKO called to protection of every political
prisoner, “not only such well-known persons as Alexei
Navalny”, but also to defend “Peter Ofitserov who will be
on the same prisoner’s box with Navalny”.

“Let us see look at the regions where many unknown activists
have been persecuted and pressed on the order of the federal
government. Let’s do everything so that to replenish our ranks,
let’s create a committee for political prisoners and those
who are facing detention,” Mitrokhin noted.

“As long as at least one of them is in jail, any one
from us can be the next,” he concluded.

YABLOKO activists have been systematically facing pressure
and persecution from the authorities. In different regions
authorities collect information about YABLOKO members and
activists, invite them to “conversations”, practice wiretapping,
detentions, searches, seizure of documents, administrative
arrests and open criminal cases against them.

In March 2013, the Sverdlovsk Region Court sentenced Maxim
Petlin, leader of YABLOKO’s branch in the Sverdlovsk region,
to three years of imprisonment on trumped-up charges of extorting
money from a construction company, as he and local residents
of the area successfully fought against unlawful construction
works of this company.

“Freedom to Maxim Petlin!”

Similar prosecutions and an clear danger of being imprisoned
forced Suren Gazaryan, YABLOKO’s activists in the Krasnodar
Territory who openly criticized Governor Tkachyov, to leave
Russia and ask for political asylum in Estonia.

Several YABLOKO’s activists have been still on probation:
Vasily Popov, YABLOKO Political Committee member (convicted
for criticizing the head of Karelia) and Ivan Bolshakov, YABLOKO
Bureau member (who allegedly broke a police officer’s hand
at a rally in South Butovo). Nikolai Kuznetsov has been recently
sentenced on charges of assaulting a police officer in the
city of Stupino, the Moscow region. Now they can not engage
in a full-fledged political activities without rising to be


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