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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 reason for comparing Stalin with Hitler

Mitrokhin Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog post at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 19.05.2015

Deputies of one of the [‘affiliated’] parliamentary factions of the ruling party want to introduce criminal responsibility for comparing the USSR with Nazi Germany.

Hereby I would like to declare solemnly and sincerely that I am not going to obey this law. (Maybe such statements too will be punished by imprisonment soon).

Looks like the news was specially announced in these days – the days of memory of deportation of Crimean Tatars.

Reprisals against peoples proceeding from the notion of their collective guilt is a common feature of the policies of the USSR and Nazi Germany.

On 18 May 1944, NKVD [later renamed into KGB] troops evicted on Stalin’s order over 190,000 people, mainly women, elderly, children and disabled veterans [of the Second World War] from their homes, loaded them into wagons for transportation of cattle and sent to the republics of Central Asia under a pretext of “betrayal of Motherland”. About 20 per cent of people died only in the first 18 months since the deportation.

Ten more nationalities were fully deported and dozens of nationalities were partially deported.

The present Russian authorities don not like to be reminded of this date and other dates connected with Joseph Stalin’s crimes.

On the eve of this tragic day Crimean Tatars and other repressed peoples not only didn’t receive a word of encouragement from the authorities but faced new repressions.

In 2014 Crimean Tatars were deported from Ukraine to Russia, after that a number of their leaders were actually deported back to Ukraine and FSB prohibits them to return to their homeland.

The Majlis (Ed. parliament) of Crimean Tatars is on illegal position. Several activists are imprisoned.

The rally in 2014

The rally in 2014

On May 18, 2014, Crimean Tatars were ‘mercifully’ allowed to conduct the traditional rally on the deportation day, but this year the rally was ruthlessly prohibited. The YABLOKO party was not allowed to conduct the same kind of rally in a decent place in Moscow.

A year ago Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanon allowed to conduct the rally at Presnya, close to the Moscow centre, but today he ordered that the rally may be allowed [much farther] only in Park Kulturi.

The remembrance dates of other deported peoples become the reasons for reprisals as well. On February 18, 2014, on the eve of another anniversary of the deportation of the Chechen and Ingush peoples of February 23, 1944, academic and research conference “Deportation of the Chechen People. How It Was and Can One Forget It?” took place in the National Library in Grozny (capital of Chechnya]. The next day drugs were slipped to Ruslan Kutayev, organizer of the event. He was given four years of imprisonment. This is how [President of Chechnya] Ramzan Kadyrov did his revenge because the round stable was not agreed with him.

In modern Russia we have already witnessed a direct relapse of deportations. In Spring 2002, the Krasnodar Territory authorities began constructing centers for temporary containtment and convoy departments aimed for forceful deportation of “illegal migrants” who were represented by Meskhitin Turks from the territory. Governor Alexander Tkachyov promised to provided charter flights for deportation of Turks and called the police and local Cossack armies to “activite” and conduct checks of passport regime “not only every day but every night”.

So, I advise the deputies who propose to introduce criminal responsibility for comparing the USSR with Nazi Germany to add extra point there: comparison [of the Nazi Germany] with modern Russia.

Certainly, Joseph Stalin was not a Nazi. But his absolute lack of principles allowed him to use the Nazi practices along with the Bolshivik ones.

What should be prohibited is not the comparison of Bolshevism and Stalinism with Fascism but praising of all such misanthropic ideologies and practices.

I would like to tell all the citizens of Russia, who think that deportation and genocide have nothing to do with them and their nationality: every Stalin’s crime “forgotten” by our present regime is a crime the regime is slowly preparing to. And no one can be certain today that he will not become its next victim.