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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: “Putin must make them investigate the Mikhail Beketov case

Civil funeral service in memory of journalist and public
activist Mikhail Beketov took place at the House of Journalists
today. Mikhail Beketov was a Russian journalist who combated
against crime and corruption in the city of Khimki (including
defence of Khimki Forest which had to be cut due the construction
of the Moscow–Saint Petersburg highway).

Beketov was attacked and severely injured by “unidentified
persons” in 2008. As a result his leg and fingers on the left
hand were amputated, he lost speech and became handicapped.
The attackers have not been found. He died in hospital of
complications due to brain damage at the age of 55 on 8 April

Ombudsman Vladimir Lukin, Editor-in-Chief of oppositional
Novaya Gazeta Dmitry Muratov, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin,
leader of the Khimki Forest Movement Yevgenia Chirikova, journalists
Yevgenia Albats and Oleg Kozyrev, and other well-known journalists,
politicians, public figures and citizens of the Khimki city
came to pay tribute to Mikhail Beketov. Vsevolod Bogdanov,
head of the Russian Journalists’ Union, read out the telegram
of condolence from President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

“I have to question myself: do we really need a Sherlock Holmes
to investigate this case? Is the circle of suspects so wide
that it takes so much time to investigate the case? However,
the circle of possible perpetrators is narrow and the circle
of those who ordered this crime is even narrower. This makes
me suspect that the reason is not the incompetence of the
authorities, but something else,” said Ombudsman Vladimir

Vladimir Lukin, Russia’s Ombudsman

The Ombudsman recalled that the murder of another outstanding
journalist Yuri Shekochikhin had not been investigated properly.

“Mikhail Beketov struggled face to face against the crime
in Khimki, and there are a few people like him, however, there
are a lot of journalists among these few. This list [of murdered
journalists] coincides with the list of unsolved murders.
The investigators know the name of the person who ordered
this crime, but there is no will so that to bring this person
to justice. The tragedy of our country is that outright criminals
are in power now. Mikhail stood in their way and was murdered.
President Putin should have sent not only his condolences,
but had to keep up his promise and take the case under his
control. What else but death can become a reason for this?
May the memory to a great person Mikhail Beketov live forever,”
said Sergei Mitrokhin.

Sergei Mitrokhin

Yevgenia Chirikova said that Mikhail Beketov had been the
first to agree to meet her and write about cutting of Khimky
forest. She is a witness in the Beketov case and told that
Mikhail had known about the planned assassination. He had
even carried a traumatic gun before the attack. He had told
his friends that if something happened to him, the trace could
be found in the Khimki Administration.

Yevgenia Chirikova thanked Sergei Mitrokhin, who had helped
to transport Mikhail Beketov from the hospital in Khimki where
he had been slowly dying to the Sklifosovsky Research Institute
of Emergency Medicine, and this prolonged Mikhail’s life for
a few years. Chirikova also thanked Elena Kostuchenko, who
had donated her blood to Mikhail Beketov and had been supporting
him during his last years.

Yevgenia Chirikova

All those present at the ceremony could not hide their tears.
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