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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

Pickets near the house where Stalin’s victims were shot

Press Release, August 28, 2013

Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin and YABLOKO’s activists conducted one-person pickets near the house where Stalin’s victims were shot on August 28. They came out for the maintenance of the historic building and demanded to turn it into a memorial museum devoted to the victims of political 1150234_428968820558207_1119969570_nreprisals.


Alexander Glushenko showing the letter from the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow

The information that the house where Stalin’s victims were shot maybe turned into a museum and the building itself will become one of the main sights of Moscow appeared in the media the day before the pickets. Echo Moskvi radio station quoted Head of Moscow’s Cultural Heritage Department Alexander Kibovsky who said that “it’s too early to talk about what will appear in the building after its restoration is finished”. One of the supporters of the idea to open a memorial museum in the house which was a shooting site is a scientist Alexander Glushenko. He announced that he had received a letter from the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow. The letter said that “there will be a large memorial complex in the building devoted to the history of Gulag. A weak earlier the media said that the temporary acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin proposed to open a café in the historic building.

YABLOKO’s activists conducted the pickets despite the discrepant information. “We are glad that our struggle made the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow take such a decision. But it’s not enough, we need Moscow Government’s official regulation that the house will me maintained and all the projects connected with turning it into a cafe or a shopping centre will be cancelled.That’s why we’ll continue to picket”, said the candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin.

A journalist asked YABLOKO leader why he was so concerned with that issue and whether it was connected with the election campaign. Sergei Mitrokhin answered that YABLOKO had been concerned with that problem for a long time and it was important for YABLOKO’s members.

YABLOKO member Alexei Nesterenko agreed with Sergei Mitrokhin. He has been picketing the house where Stalin’s victims were shot since April 28, 2011. His father was shot in that house, therefore it’s important for Nesterenko to turn the place into a memorial museum. “Building something else on the bones of 30 thousand shot people is incredible. I doubted whether I will support any mayoral candidate at the elections, but after I found out that Sergei Mitrokhin is the only candidate who is concerned with this situation, I decided to support him”, said the scientist. SONY DSC

Galina Mikhaleva

“We hope that the house will be turned into a museum, but we’ll continue our struggle so that this place reminded the people of the innocent victims of political reprisals that were killed”, said First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO.

The Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union was situated in this house in the years of Great Terror. “The enemies of the people” were adjudged at the place, among them: writers Isaak Babel, Boris Pilnyak, film director Vsevolod Meyerhold, marshals Mikhail Tukhachevsky and Alexander Yegorov, members of Political Bureau Nikolai Bukharin, Grigory Zinovyev, Lev Kamenyev and the others.


Alexei Nesterenko

The YABLOKO party collects signatures for turning the house into a museum. 1663 people already put their signatures. SONY DSC