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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 participants of the rally on the anniversary of deportation of Crimean Tatars demanded to establish the Day of Deported Ethnic Groups

Press Release, 18.05.2014

A rally in memory of the deported ethnic groups on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of deportation of the Crimean Tatars took place in Moscow on May 18. The rally was organised by the Committee Against Xenophobia and the YABLOKO party. The participants of the action paid tribute to the memory of the Crimean Tatars and the other ethnic groups who were forcibly resettled from their native land in Joseph Stalin’s time and demanded to establish the Day of Deported Ethnic Groups

More than 250 participated in the action including representatives of the deported ethnic groups, human rights advocates, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva and YABLOKO’s activists. The participants of the rally spoke about the admissibility of the “creeping” rehabilitation of Joseph Stalin and attempts to implement his methods of governing today.image

“Today is the 70th anniversary of the Crimean Tatars deportation,” reminded Galina Mikhaleva in the beginning of her speech. “Seventy years ago the agents of the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs gathered nearly all the Crimean Tatars including the elderly people and children, entrained them into the calves’ carriages and sent to Central Asia.”


Chekism is fascism. The deportation of ethnic groups, provocations, repressions, murders, tortures…

After that 20 percent of the Crimean Tatars population died every year. Galina Mikhaleva mentioned that despite the partial rehabilitation in Nikita Khrushchev’s time the Tatars hadn’t been allowed to return to their native territory. Mikhaleva also reminded that the Crimean Tatars hadn’t been the only victims of Stalin’s repressive policy therefore the rally was devoted to all the deported ethnic groups.


Galina Mikhaleva and Usman Baratov

“More than 30 ethnic groups have been deported under different pretences. In total more than 6 million people suffered,” declared Galina Mikhaleva.

Sergei Mitrokhin said that on the 70th anniversary of deportation the authorities had treated the Crimean Tatars in the spirit of Stalin and decided their fate without permission by joining them to the Russian Federation. After that the status of the Tatars in the region hadn’t improved but had become worse. The prohibition of rallies at the territory of the peninsula and a refusal to let leader of the Crimean Tatars Mustafa Dzemilev to the Crimea was also a move into the negative direction.


Sergei Mitrokhin

According to Mitrokhin, we could observe the attempts of the creeping rehabilitation of Stalin within Russia.

“On May 9 we’ve seen the portraits of Stalin and Beria at Red Square. Yes, the authorities are afraid to accept these old symbols openly so far but we can see the way they[the authorities] become more affable to these symbols. They want to gradually rehabilitate Stalin and Beria as actually they want to carry nearly one and the same policy”, said YABLOKO leader.

Sergei Mitrokhin mentioned that the goal of those who came to the rally was to accept that challenge and not to let the deportation take place again.
In his speech Sergei Mitrokhin reminded that not only the repressed ethnic groups had suffered prosecution in Stalin’s time but the Russians as well. He reminded about the destruction of a significant part of peasantry.

Representative of the Civil Federation movement, member of the Committee Against Xenophobia Igor Bakirov supported Mitrokhin’s point of view. “We actually see the way national groups are announced enemies of the state and let’s hope that this rally will show the authorities that the practice of deportation is impossible in the future,” said the activist.

“When one of our relatives dies that hurts us. Can you imagine the sorrow, the amount of destroyed fates and non-started families when the deportation took place?” declared head of the Crimean Tatars community in Moscow Mustafa Mukhtermov and also added that apart from the deported ethnic groups one shouldn’t forget about those who had been subjected to repression in Stalin’s time, whose number is impossible to count.

Head of the cross-regional Uzbel community “Vatandosh” Usman Baratov said that such actions traditionally used to take place in Simferopol but that time when the authorities had prohibited street actions the rally had been conducted in Moscow which was unique.

Semilia Khanu Izidinova who was born in a cattle carriage and suffered all the difficulties of the deportation spoke about what she had gone through.

“The soldiers of Lieutenant General Anton Denikin [the White movement] who had been deported even before the World War II started took my mother and father to their place and allowed them to live and work in a hen house. The temperature there was 50 degrees above zero and there were planty of snakes but we didn’t lose hope to return to our motherland,” said the representative of the Crieman Tatars community. In 1975 her parents returned to the Crimea.

The participant of the events which took place 70 years ago Aslan Adalov said that it was incorrect to consider the word “deportation” only as resettlement as most often it was about the death of people and broken fates.

“Now they say that the deportation had taken place within two days, actually it happened in 15 minutes. The agents of the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs came in and said, “the cars are waiting for you, go and don’t take anything with you”. My mother took a sack of flour, that was all,” said the deported man. Lots of the deported people died from hunger on the way to the new place.

The participants of the rally adopted a resolution demanding from the authoroties to pay tribute to the memory of the deported ethnic groups, to find the Soviet authorities guilty of this crime, to establish the Day of Deported Ethnic Groups and to open a monument in memory of the deported ethnic groups as well.


Lev Ponomaryov, a well-known human rights advocate

The Committee Against Xenophobia members and representatives of public organisations proposed to creat the Public observation comission on the Crimea aiming to carry independent monitoring of respect for human rights in the region.