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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

Svetlana Chechil, Yabloko Federal Council member, released from penal colony

Press Release, 02.06.2017

Today, Svetlana Chechil, YABLOKO Federal Council member, has been released from penal colony. Yesterday the Supreme Court of Karelia overturned the decision of the court of first instance and replaced the remaining part of punishment for Svetlana Chechil, ex-head of the Prionezhsky district administration, who was serving the sentence in a penal colony in Karelia with “restriction of freedom”.

According to Chechil’s lawyer Alexei Solovyov, from now on Chechil must register in the police every month and can not leave Petrozavodsk, the capital of Karelia, without permission. Restriction of freedom will be valid for Svetlana Chechil until the end of the sentence, which will expire in four months. All this time she can not leave the house from 10 pm to 6 am and attend large-scale mass events.

“I personally and my colleagues in the party are happy that Svetlana Chechil is finally free,” Yabloko party Chair Emilia Slabunova said. “Congratulations to her and her wonderful family, so that they can finally embrace each other and be together.”

“It was an unprecedented political case, completely trumped up and aimed at intimidation of not only Chechil, but also the members of the Yabloko party in Karelia and Russia, so that to frighten all active citizens who are not ready to put up with what is happening in the Republic [of Karelia] and the country in general,” Slabunova stressed. “Svetlana Chechil’s example shows that courageous people do not intimidated, and they are ready to prove their case, despite the fact what they have to endure because of it and the hardships they have to overcome” she added.

“The Chechil case was handled by the Human Rights Council. I express my deep gratitude to all those who made efforts to ensure that Svetlana Chechil be released,” Slabunova noted.

Last December, Svetlana Chechil applied to the Petrozavodsk Court with a request for parole, but she was denied it due to the presence of two “penalties”. Later both of these penalties were recognized unlawful by the courts. In April 2017 the court refused to replace penal colony for Chechil by a milder punishment.

Svetlana Chechil, head of the administration of the Prionezhsky district of Karelia, was sentenced to 18 months of penal colony. She was accused of abuse of power. The criminal case was instituted shortly after the meeting between Chechil and Deputy Governor Oleg Gromov, where the official threatened the “Yabloko woman” with reprisals if she participated in the contest for the post of head of the district administration.

Yabloko considers the verdict to Svetlana Chechil political reprisals on behalf of former Governor Khudilainen. Criminal prosecution against Chechil is groundless, absurd and politically motivated.

In May 2016, the party held an all-Russian action in defense of Chechil. Pickets in her support were held in Petrozavodsk, Moscow, Ivanovo, Vladimir, Tula, Cherkessk, Kursk, Saratov and other cities.

In 2015, a similar situation occurred around Yevgeny Vitishko, well-known Russian environmentalist and Yabloko party member. Kirsanovsky District Court of the Tambov region made a decision to replace the part of the punishment in a penal colony by restriction of freedom. In 2012, Vitishko was sentenced to three years of probation for a trumped-up charge of the so-called “damage to the fence,” which was illegally established on public lands around the summer residence of Governor of the Krasnodar Territory Alexander Tkachyov.

Then a special prosecutor’s inspection found that there had never been any fence in that place. In December 2013, the suspended sentence was replaced by a real one. February 18, 2014 in the midst of the Olympic Games in Sochi, the activist was sent to a colony-settlement in the Tambov region.