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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 Investigative Committee to Emilia Slabunova: The Russian Military Historical Society exhumed not 17, but 20 people in the place of mass burial of Stalin’s victims in Sandarmokh, but their identities have not been established

Press Release, 2.12.2020

The Directorate of the Investigative Committee for Karelia admitted that during the so-called expeditions of the Russian Military Historical Society (RVIO), established by Vladimir Putin’s decree and chaired by ex-Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, to the place of mass burial of Stalin’s victims in Sandarmokh the remains of twenty people were exhumed, and not seventeen, as reported previously. This is indicated in the response of the Investigative Committee to the appeal of the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia from Yabloko – Emilia Slabunova and Ivan Gusev.

The Russian Military Historical Society made two expeditions to Sandarmokh, trying to prove that this mass burial is not a burial place of Stalin’s victims shot in Sandarmokh during Great Terror in 1937-1938, but was a place of burial of prisoners of war – the Red Army soldiers and officers – kept in Finnish concentration camps and killed and buried there in 1941-1944. The legitimacy of the expeditions raised many questions from journalists, human rights activists and historians. Many historians and researchers regard the situation around Sandarmokh as a political campaign by the Russian authorities targeted at silencing or revising the history of Stalin’s reprisals, indicating that the purpose of searching for the remnants of Soviet prisoners of war at the site of the memorial cemetery of Stalin’s victims (when the names of many  victims were found out and confirmed) represented shifting the emphasis, replacing and ousting the memory of the state’s terror against its citizens.

In August 2018, Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko MP in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia and then Chair of the Yabloko party, applied to the Karelian Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Public Prosecutor General’s Office asking to check on the lawfulness of the actions of the Russian Military Historical Society in conducting search and exhumations in the memorial place. However, the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the court, where Slabunova appealed against the inaction of the prosecutors, supported the Russian Military Historical Society and did not conduct any checks on the legality of or control over the works.


According to the Russian Military Historical Society, in the period from August 25 to September 5, 2018, two burial pits were opened, followed by the exhumation of the remnants of five people, and on August 16, 2019, the remnants of twelve more people were found and transferred for examination to the Investigative Committee of Karelia.


The deputies from Yabloko asked to report on the results of the forensic medical examination of the remnants. They also asked whom the remnants were later transferred for burial and what was done to memorialise them, as required by law.


The Department of the Investigative Committee, referring to the results of expert studies, that have been still unpublished, as well as the procedural decisions taken, announced their intention to bury the remains in the Medvezhyegorsk region of Karelia. Artur Parfenchikov, head of the Republic of Karelia, also informed about this in response to a similar appeal from Yabloko.


However, as follows from Parfenchikov’s answer, the examination did not establish the identities of the killed.


“One shouldn’t be surprised that the identities have not been established,” Emilia Slabunova writes on her Facebook page. “It is only Yury Dmitriyev [imprisoned historian] who has been returning all the names of the victims from oblivion. For him, every person is valuable and he devoted his whole life to returning them to their families and history. The neglect of the heirs of the executioners who are in power today to human life is demonstrated once again by the fact that for 1.5-2.5 years they did not make efforts to find the names of not thousands, but only seventeen people.”


Slabunova also wonders where the remains of three more people came from: “Is this another manipulation or fraud?!”


Emilia Slabunova intends to find out what will be the status of these persons and where their burial will be. “If these were the search operations of the dead servicemen, as it has been continuously emphasised, is it planned to bury them with military honours?” Slabunova writes. She also sent a request to the Ministry of Defence, but has not received a response yet.


Earlier, Chairman of the Yabloko party, Nikolai Rybakov, made a proposal to create a public coalition Sandarmokh, which would continue the work of historian Yuri Dmitriyev who had been working on identification of the victims and their executioners but was imprisoned on false accusations. On 30 October, 2020, on the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Reprisals, a large delegation from Yabloko made a special visit to Karelia so that to pay tribute to the victims of the Great Terror buried in Sandarmokh – one of the largest b