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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: Picketing at Lubyanka Square was worth it

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog, 04.02.2015

Picketing for freedom of Svetlana Davydova began at 14.00 outside the main office of the Federal Security Service at Lubyanka Square.

It started a little nervously. A capacious police van, PAZ brand, was parked next to the office.

Just as the participants of the action came out of the underground passage, several police officers immediately approached them and demanded a kind of “permission to film” when they saw a camera in the hands of our press service employee.

The policeman who required the “permission”refused to introduce himself or show his badge. He ran away from the camera lens. Others began to check the passports of the picketers taking pictures of the documents via mobile phones.

However, they didn’t check mine. I know that I appear on the electronic databases of all the law enforcement agencies.image

I came to Lubyanka not only to protect Svetlana, but, sorry for the confession, myself. If there will be a precedent for planting a new version of Article 275 of the Russian Criminal Code on treason against the state every second post of this blog may become the reason for persecution. After all, who knows what may be declare a state secret at some moment? I’ve written about sending Russia’s troops to Eastern Ukraine more than once as well. So, I have not only public interest, but self-interest too.

Lots of journalists gathered by the main entrance. They had one question: “Why did you come here?” It is strange because the answer to the question was written on the poster: “Free Svetlana Davydova”.

When the journalists began taking comments of the activists a snow removing tractor appeared suddenly, it began to honk and drive the journalists from side to side. The tractor passed the picketing place several times. The police demanded: “Do not interfere with the work of the snowplow”.

YABLOKO Chair advisor Sofya Rusova initiated the picket

The party activist Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko with the placard moved away from the entrance of the FSB office to the roadway. The police rushed to him immediately and said that “for your own safety you should go away from here.” It sounded ridiculous considering that about a dozen police officers stood on the roadway, and cars, except for very tinted FSB Mercedes, didn’t drive up in that place.

The action did not last long. Police stood by reporting the information about what was happening via walkie-talkie phones and and was waiting for a command.

The command apparently was “do not detain them”. Perhaps they were ashamed of a large number of journalists as it seemed awkward to break the law in their sight.

Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko, a grandson of a famous revolutionary, now a civil rights activist

Two hours after the news agencies spread the information about our action at Lubyanka Square, the information appeared that Svetlana Davydova was allowed to go home with a written cognizance not to leave [the Smolensk region, where her hometown – the Vyazma city – is situated. Davydova was detained at her flat and taken to Moscow’s Lefortovo pre-trail detention centre].

Of course, I do not think that it was our picket that became the main reason for her release.

The collection of signatures was organised, many respected people made statements [in support of Svetlana Davydova]. It happened so that our picket became the final chord. But who knows what could have happened if at least one of the elements was missing in this campaign?

It’s too early to celebrate the victory. Svetlana is still facing many torments during interrogations and in court. A severe sentence on the absurd charges against her can not be excluded yet.

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Press Secretary Igor Yakovlev

Therefore we are going to stand for her until all the charges against her will be dropped. It’s important not only for Svetlana and her family but for all active citizens in Russia. Anyone of them can become next.