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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

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko defended the city forest. The court overturned the decision of the regional parliament to change the boundaries of the only natural monument in Chelyabinsk

Press Release, 17.09.2020

The Second Court of Appeal in St. Petersburg sided with the defenders of Chelyabinsk forest that the city authorities were planning to cut. The Court overturned not only the decision of the Chelyabinsk Regional Court, but also the decision of the Regional Legislative Assembly to change the boundaries of the city’s only natural monument. Lawyers Andrei Talevlin and Vladimir Kazantsev (the latter is under house arrest now) managed to win the case.

On September 16, 2020, the Court considered the appeal filed by environmental activists and invalidated the resolution of the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region of December 26, 2019 which permitted the cuttings by means of changing the boundaries of the protected territory of the forest “On approving the boundaries of the natural monument of the Chelyabinsk region of the Chelyabinsk (city) pine forest and its zone of protection”.


Andrei Talevlin, a lawyer, environmentalist and member of the Bureau of the Yabloko party, told about the details:


“In December 2019, our Legislative Assembly changed the boundaries of the only protected natural forest area in the city of Chelyabinsk. On the one hand, they annexed the territory, which they seized in 2011, and on the other, completely unreasonably cut out a piece of the territory for the construction of the surgical complex of the children’s hospital. They just took it and cut it out, without even having a justification for this, without researching the conservation value of the territory. We decided that this should not be done and appealed, and the regional court refused to satisfy our appeal.


We went to the court of appeal, which supported us. Why did we succeed? Because sooner or later such a cheating must end! They really do what they want according to the principle: I want to deceive and I do it. You can not do it this way. After all, this is a specially protected natural area, and there is a legal regime, legislation that protects it. You cannot just brush off the laws like that!


In St. Petersburg, both the court and the Public Prosecutor’s Office sorted out the case, looked at the laws and made an informed decision. Moreover, they not only satisfied our demand to cancel the seizure of land plots from the boundaries of the protected area, but completely canceled the entire decision of the Legislative Assembly, together with the decision of the Chelyabinsk court.


It is important to note that we have never been against the construction of a children’s hospital, which can be built elsewhere – as it was originally planned. It is not our fault that construction lobbyists have no competence in either construction or environmental legislation, but there is a corruption component. This is the trouble of the team of Governor Texler, which submitted the bill [on cutting part of the forest] to the Legislative Assembly, and the trouble of the deputies who voted for it.


Here is an important and characteristic fact: on 20 May there was a decision by the Chelyabinsk court, and already on 26 May, when this decision had not yet entered into force (!), The Legislative Assembly had already changed the permission to use the plot [do the cuttings], referring to this decision!


We were handling the case together with Vladimir Kazantsev, who was unable to attend the appeal in St. Petersburg today, as a trumped-up charge was brought against him and he is under house arrest. Certainly, this [arrest] is not due to the defence of the Chelyabinsk pine forest. This is the persecution for his fight against the dangerous project of the Tominsky Mining and Processing Plant”.


It should be noted that in December 2019, the regional parliament seized more than 4 hectares of a specially protected natural area for the construction of a children’s surgical building of the Regional Hospital. Initially, the building was planned to be built on the territory of Medgorodok without changing the boundaries of the city pine forest. The construction planning plan was approved for the corresponding land plot. However, the architects and constructors did not cope with the task and offered to build an object on the territory of the Chelyabinsk city pine forest. The Legislative Assembly promptly deprived the land of the status of a natural monument so that to satisfy the needs of the developers.


The competition for architectural and construction project was won by a local firm (OOO Regionproekt), affiliated with the Deputy Minister of Construction of the Chelyabinsk Region. The contract for the design of the surgical building between the regional Ministry of Construction and OOO Regionproekt is currently undergoing an urgent audit of the Main Control Department for the Chelyabinsk Region. The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko demanded to conduct an audit due to the revealed violations, as well as a possible conflict of interest: the new deputy minister of construction, the customer of the work, was the owner of this company and its general director at the conclusion of the contract.


Andrei Talevlin, member of the Yabloko Federal Bureau and Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch of the Yabloko environmental faction in the region, appealed to the Regional Court to cancel the decision of the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region to seize part of the territory of the Chelyabinsk pine forest for development.


After the appeal of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko to the court, the regional Ministry of Construction terminated the contract for the development of a part of the city pine forest.