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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 visited ecologist Evgeny Vitishko at Tambov colony

Press Release, 02.07.2014
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and member of YABLOKO Political Committee, member of Moscow Helsinki human rights group Valery Borshchev visited the ecologist Evgeny Vitishko at a penal colony in the Tambov region.


Meeting with head of the colony

Chair of the Public Observation comission of the Tambov region Alexandra Pavlikova and human rights advocate, member of the Public Observation comission Lidia Rybina were also present at the meeting.

Evgeny Vitishko spoke about the incarceration conditions which forced him to become human rights advocate for the prisoners.


Evgeny Vitishko

Small cavils in the colony have become a norm. The prisoners receive remarks and punishments for insignificant occasions. On the one hand, it’s connected with legislation imperfection but on the whole such attitude is created by the system itself. Vitishko himself was reprimanded for sitting on his bed at the wrong time.

According to Vitishko, the right of prisoners for speaking national languages is violated, the right for telephone communication with relatives is seriously restricted. There are two telephones in the colony for 600 people and only two hours are given for telephone task. There aren’t enough fridges, only two for 120 people.

Such attitude to people leads to emergency events. This way on May 1 2014 a riot was about to take place as several scores of prisoners weren’t given food as they didn’t write a claim for nutrition in the canteen. Theoretically they can cook themselves but the are no conditions for it in the colony.

But a more emergency event of late was a mass search of 30 prisoners in the punitive confinement. Federal Penal Service of the Tambov region sent 70 officers for this purpose. Vitishko said the prisoners were beaten with rubber truncheons during the search. He forwarded an appeal to Prosecutor’s Office about what has happened.

According to head of the colony (who was absent on the day of the search, his subordinates didn’t participate in the search as well) the facts stated by Vitishko were not confirmed. Everyone who was questioned said they were treated well.

Sergei Mitrokhin and Valery Borshchev are determined to forward an appeal to Prosecutor’s General demanding to conducted another check.

Mitrokhin expressed admiration with the courage and self-possession of Evgeny Vitishko. “Actually today he does a heroic action by protecting the people and resisting the system in the places where it tries to do away with him”.

Valery Borshchev says that colonies in the Tambov region have always been one of the best in Russia and violation of prisoners’ rights was a rare case but now there are alarming facts of violation of prisoners’ rights which should be checked.

“There are very few people like Evgeny Vitishko who care for public interests in the first place. Even in the colony he cares about the rights of prisoners. We’ve been working with penitentiaries for years but have never faced the incidents which Evgeny Vitishko describes especially that the search was conducted by workers of other colonies”, said Lidia Rybina.

However, the meeting with the ecologist didn’t go well. An agreement on using photo and video cameras was reached with heads of the colony and Vitishko wrote an allowance for using the materials. However, an officer at the colony snatched the camera and iPad from the hands of Sofya Rusova, adviser of YABLOKO chairman, during the meeting with Vitishko. Apart from all the photos of the meeting with Vitishko the colony staff delisted Sofya Rusova’s personal photographs.

YABLOKO leader and the human rights advocates believe that what Vitishko said during the meeting caused worries of the colony staff.


Lidia Rybina

Summing up, Sergei Mitrokhin and Evgeny Vitishko agreed on cooperation in publishing Vitishko’s publications and instructions on the behavior of political prisoners in the Russian prisons. Tomorrow we will publish an exclusive interview with Evgeny Vitishko at YABLOKO website.image image image