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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

Muscovites gathered for a rally in support of the Tomsk TV-2 company

Press release, photos, video, 21.12.2014

A rally in support of the Tomsk TV-2 television company and regional press was held in the centre of Moscow on December 21. The rally was organised by the YABLOKO party, the Glasnost Defense Foundation and the Moscow Union of Journalists.

The action was attended by over three hundred people. The rally in Tomsk gathered several thousand people. The organisers invited to Governor of Tomsk region Sergey Zhvachin, Tomsk Mayor Ivan Klein and Speakers of the State and the Regional Duma to the rally, but none of them came.

imageOpening the meeting Sophia Rusova said that TV 2 was one of the few regional channels, which managed to maintain their own brand. She noted that the team of TV 2 comprised several dozens journalists working in the news desk. They had been creating programmes ranking higher than federal news programmes, and also regularly hosted charity marathons, including those in support of sick children.


Zoya Svetova and Sophia Rusova

“If on January 1 the residents of Tomsk do not see TV-2 programmes in the broadcasting network, this will be a direct violation of the law “On Mass Media” and a violation of Article 29 of the Constitution on the freedom of speech,” Rusova said.

Alexei Simonov, President of the Glasnost Defense Foundation, Andrei Filimonov, Tomsk TV-2 journalist, journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza, former editor of FNR Andrei Allakhverdov, Vladimir Korsun, Eidtor-in-Chief of, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and other spoke at the rally.


Sergei Mitrokhin said that the state policies observed now in Moscow and Russia’s regions began with the take-over of a private NTV channel by the state. “It is the so-called “punitive operation” targeted against civilians”, he noted. According to Mitrokhin, the first victims of this “operation” were journalists as the most dangerous people for the authoritarian regime. Then it spread to the civil society, the political opposition and non-profit organizations. “The “punitive operation” went in depth of our society, and today we have one more example, – reprisals against TV-2. Could this be predicted in 2001, during the take-over of the [independent] NTV company? Many regional companies did not even think that they could be the next in turn. Today, it is indicative that we are recollecting how it all began, ” he said.

Mitrokhin also noted that the “punitive operation” would affect every citizen if we went on turning a blind eye on all this.

“Today people are punished for freedom, creativity, truth and independence. Defending TV-2, we are protecting all the victims of the “punitive operation”: the prisoners of the Bolotnaya Rally case, Alexei Navalny whom we defend despite our different political views, and environmentalists such as Yevgeny Vitishko who is now in jail. We need to remember all of them,” Sergei Mitrokhin said.

“Chasteners, out of the Kremlin!”, “Hands off TV-2!”, “For the freedom of regional press!” chanted the participants of the rally.

The participants of the rally adopted a resolution running the Tomsk and the federal government should create all the conditions for TV-2.

The Tomsk company TV-2 has been facing closure, and it may be closed in the beginning of 2015. Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network would like to unilaterally terminate its contract with TV-2 and has sent to TV-2 a notification on termination of broadcasting from 1 January, 2015.

TV-2 is one of Russia’s oldest independent television companies, it was founded in May 1991. The company received 23 awards.

A picket in support of TV-2 gathered 5,000 people in Tomsk past weekend.