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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

Protesters to be equated to terrorists

vishn_1_9But this refers only to those opposing the government

/ / By Boris Vishnevsky, Novaya Gazeta, 07.04.2014

On 15 April, the State Duma is going to adopt in the second reading the amendments to the so-called “anti-terrorism package” [of laws]. It was submitted to the State Duma in January, after the terrorist attacks in Volgograd, by a group of MPs, including Irina Yarovaya, Andrei Lugovoi, Alexander Sidyakin, Adam Delimhanov and other persons specializing in repressive laws.

The original version adopted in the first reading on 28 February suggested that, according to the explanatory note, “the crime aiming at promotion, justification and support of terrorism be regarded as an aggravating circumstance.

In addition, it was proposed not to apply limitation periods to persons who have committed terrorist crimes as crimes against the peace and security of mankind.

It was also proposed to clarify the purpose of committing a crime, i.e. to add the so-called notion of “destabilisation activities to the state power bodies and local authorities” to the “impact on decision-making bodies of the state and municipal authorities, international organisations”.

Finally, there was introduced a new type of offense – “organisation of committing terrorist crimes, as well as the organization of financing of terrorism” – with punishment by imprisonment from 15 to 20 years.

And now, in the midst of the “new circumstances” related to the escalation of the conflict around Crimea and Ukraine in general, the State Duma Committee for Security and Anti-Corruption has prepared stringent amendments that, generally speaking, have nothing to do with the fight against terrorism. They are directed in the opposite direction, which is significantly more relevant in the light of the events in Ukraine.

What is offered?

First. “Organisation of mass disorders accompanied by violence, pogroms, arson, destruction of property, use of weapons, explosives, explosive, poisonous or other substances and objects that represent a danger to others, as well as armed resistance to authority ” (Article 212 of the Criminal Code “Mass-scale Riots”) is proposed from now on to be punished by imprisonment for up to 15 rather than up to 10 years [as envisaged by the Criminal Code at present].

Second. “Preparation of a person for organising riots or participation in them” (Article 212 of the Criminal Code have not envisaged such an offense in before) will be publishable by imprisonment from 8 to 15 years.

Third. The persons who “undergone training for the methods of organising riots, rules for handling weapons, explosive devices, explosives” and so on (Article 212 have not envisaged such an offense either), will be imprisoned from 5 to 10 years and a fine of up to 500 thousand rubles will be imposed on them.

Fourth. Citizens who acknowledge their guilt, i.e. inform the authorities that were trained as future participants in the riots, or help to identify other “trainees” or organisers or sponsors of the “training”, will be exempt from liability. Unless they have not committed other crimes.

Fifth. There will be established a system of fines for “declination and the recruitment of persons for participation in an extremist activity”, including “with taking the advantaged of an official position”.

We should note here, that yet there has been virtually the only case where an accusation of alleged “organisation of mass disorders” was brought to court – the May 6, 2012 case of a rally in Bolotnaya Square, [Moscow]; the defendants were Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhaev of the Left Front, as well as their former colleague Konstantin Lebedev who was working hard to for bringing up charges against them.

At the same time none of the pogroms organised by nationalists in recent years (or on obvious reasons of ethnic enmity and hatred), for example, the [pogrom] in Biryulyovo, [Moscow], failed to be qualified as a crime falling under Article 212 of the Criminal Code, for some reason everything was reduced to ordinary hooliganism. Although all the signs of mass-scale riots were there. But protesters did not oppose the government, and their protest was not recognized as a “riot.”

Russian nationalists are not dangerous to the authorities, as they are “socially close”. Recently they have become even closer with the authorities passionately supporting them in the “Crimean issue” and stigmatising the democratic opposition for being “traitors” and “defeatist attitudes”.

Absolutely different people turn out to be dangerous for the authorities: those who oppose their policies. It is their protests that are qualified as “riots”. And the above-described changes in legislation are designed and adopted so that to fight against such people.

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