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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

Sergei Mitrokhin demands to revoke the “Crimean law” envisaging seizure of private property in five days without any trial

imagePress Release, 29.09.2014

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin has sent a letter to Yuri Chaika, Public Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, demanding to challenge in court the law of the Republic of Crimea “On the Specifics of Buyout of Property in the Republic of Crimea” which may lead to a situation when residents of Crimea may be deprived of any property in an extremely short time.

According to Sergei Mitrokhin, this law was passed on August 8, 2014, contradicts the Constitution and the generally accepted principles and norms of international law, violates the rights of an unlimited range of persons.

According to the law, the owner shall be notified of “nationalisation” of his property within five days and the property is taken from the owner without any trial, that is, in Crimea any property can be withdrawn from the owner on arbitrary decision of the authorities.

“Contrary to the norms of the Russian law, the Crimean authorities have started sweeping and crude nationalisation with a mockery low redemption price,” Sergey Mitrokhin wrote in his blog.

“The owner must be notified of “buying out of his property” on the basis of Article 5 of the impugned law within five days which is in direct contravention of Part 2 of Article 63 of the Land Code of the Russian Federation stipulating that a notification of withdrawal of land for state and municipal needs must be sent to the owner at least a year prior to such withdrawal,” runs the statement.

The “Crimean law” envisages withdrawal of property not only in connection with the state needs, but also for the sake of “safety of the state.” The redemption price is determined by solely the authorities “on the basis of the conclusion of appraisers”. And there is no mention that the price is the market price. Also it is not indicated which assets will be nationalised. Thus, even plots of land belonging to citizens and their houses can be nationalized.

That is, the owner may be arbitrarily deprived of property which “contradicts Articles 239, 242, 279 – 287 of the Civil Code, neglects the rights of the owners of the seized or requisitioned property, the procedure and terms of seizure of property for state and municipal needs envisaged by the present laws of the Russian Federation”.

Sergei Mitrokhin notes that the legislation of the Russian Federation, including the universally recognized norms of international law, as an integral part of the Russian legal system, expressly prohibits the procedure of “buying out of property”.

This violates both the rights and freedoms of a person and a citizen limiting the property title.

“The [Crimean] law stipulates for an arbitrary uncontested deprivation of property without recourse to court proceedings based solely on the decision of the state authorities of the Republic of Crimea,” runs the statement.

The “Crimean law” establishes an absolute mechanism for deprivation of property, ruling out any possibility for the owner to challenge the decision or choose the form of compensation and agree on property valuation.

However, this law has been already applied in practice.

The statement also notes that “from public sources it became known that the State Council of the Republic of Crimea adopted a decision of forced buying out of 28 city markets and over 122 recreation facilities, the property of foreign nationals and the Yalta film studio.”

YABLOKO leader marks that “the Crimean law” must be revoked, rights of physical persons or legal entities violated by this law should be restored and the damage must be redeemed. He also notes that impartial examination of the case by the state authorities of the Republic of Crimea, including the regional prosecutor’s office, arises much doubt, that is why he turns to the federal authorities with a demand to revoke the law.

Sergei Mitrokhin also has sent such a statement to Ella Pamfilova, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation.