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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 meeting of the Committee Against Xenophobia to the 10th anniversary of the Andijan tragedy

Press Release, 14.05.2015

A regular meeting of the Committee Against Xenophobia took place in the office of the YABLOKO party on May 13.image

It was attended Dr. Galina Mikhaleva , Coordinator of the Committee Against Xenophobia and Secretary of the Political Committee of the YABLOKO party, Alexander Engels, Director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and Holocaust, Usman Baratov, President of the Inter-Regional Uzbek Ethnic Group Vatandosh, Grigory Semyonov, Deputy Chairman of the Moscow YABLOKO and other members of the Committee.

The Committee meeting was timed to the 10th anniversary of the Andijan tragedy. At the beginning of the meeting Usman Baratov made a report on the tragic events and demonstrated photographs.

Mass-scale riots began in Andijan on 12 May 2005 after the court sentence to 23 businessmen. The trial was accompanied by rallies in support of the arrested (the protesters believed the case had been fabricated). On the night of May 12 – 13, demonstrators seized a number of administrative buildings. President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov ordered violent suppression of the rebellion. According to Usman Baratov, the security forces conducted mass shooting of unarmed demonstrators in the central square of Andijan on May 13, 2005.

“Islam Karimov laid the blame for the tragedy entirely on the demonstrators, refusing to carry out an independent investigation. And we still do not know the truth. Equally appalling was Russia’s decision to vote against the UN resolution condemning Uzbekistan for its stance to consider the events in Andijan only as an internal affair of the country. In fact, Russia’s President Putin backed Karimov’s actions “, Usman Baratov noted.

The Committee decided to organize a conference with the involvement of witnesses of the events, lawyers, experts in international law, and historians in order to give a balanced assessment to those events in Uzbekistan.

“Do people have the right to an armed rebellion if they had no legal ways to achieve justice? That is where the events in Andijan differ from the peaceful uprisings in Budapest in 1956 and Prague in 1968, from the Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989. It is important that the international community has to find an answer to this question “, Galina Mikhaleva said.

After the lecture, the Committee held a discussion of an action in memory of deported peoples scheduled for May 18. The Committee members noted the mass-scale nature of the deportations of peoples under Stalin. The Crimean Tatars, Meskhetian Turks, Chechens, Ingushs, Karachai-Cherkessia people, Poles, Germans and many others were the victims of the dictaror.

The participants also noted the importance of the action against the rising re-Stalinization of the society, manifested, in particular, in the abundance of printed materials praising Stalin, installation of monuments and commemorative plaques, buses with portraits of Stalin in the streets, and television programs with a positive assessment of Stalin.

“Now we are witnessing a rapid process of re-Stalinization. Moreover, policy documents not only of the Communist Party, but the party of Communists of Russia, not to mention the anti-Maidan organizations contain a direct promise to restore Stalin’s personality cult, and this must be fought against, ” Galina Mikhaleva said.

Alexander Engels offered to publish an open letter on the dangers of re-Stalinization of the society developing with the tacit protection of the state and bring to this matter to experts.

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on June 17 in the Tatar center.