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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 toponymy of Moscow should be the panthen of heroes not the panopticon of villains

Statement by the Regional Council of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, 11.07.2014

The Moscow branch of YABLOKO welcomes the decision of the Moscow Government to rename Ulitsa Podbelskogo metro station into Bulvar Rokossovskogo.

The names of terrorists, executioners and usurpers of power shouldn’t disgrace the map of Moscow and create fake guidelines for the national consciousness of the Russians including the rising generations.

In terms of this we demand from the Moscow authorities to be more consequent.

Up to now Voykovskaya metro station immortalizes the memory of the terrorist Petr Voykov who attempted to murder the mayor of Yalta in 1917 and was one of those who shot the Romanov family in 1918.

Frunzenskaya metro station bears the name of a terrorist and revolutionary who participated in the military takeover against the lawful authorities of Moscow together with Vadim Podbelsky.

In due time Lermontovskaya metro station was renamed into Krasniye Vorota in accordance with the principle of recovery of primordial toponymy in the names of metro stations. Why did the name of the great poet disappeared from the metro map and the names of Bolshevik cut-throats remained there? Frunzenskaya metro station was not renamed into Khamovniki. Isn’t time to restore justice together with the old names?

Of course injustice doesn’t end here. The name of Ulyanov-Lenin, the main usurper of power, initiator of red terror which didn’t let the people of Russia to decide their fortune at the Constituent Assembly, is is imprinted on the map od Moscow three times: Biblioteka imeny Lenina, Leninsky Prospect, Prospect Ilyicha and the Moscow metro itself bears the name of Lenin which should be abandoned. The Library named after Lenin was renamed it the old name stands for the nearby metro station. This toponymic absurd can be fixed easily by renaming the station into Bibliotechnaya. Ploshad Ilyicha station needs to be renamed into Rogozhskaya. As for Leninsky Prospect, it can be renamed into Gagrinskya after the name of the nearby square.

We reminded of our proposal to rename Leninsky Prospect into Prospect Vyssotskogo. This great Moscovite didn’t get the honorary to be fixed in any toponymic quality in our city.

Many other creative geniuses such as for example a Moscovite Marina Tsvetayeva remin in the oblivion. But not only poets, artists, musicians.

There are no mentions of the voivode (an army commander) Mikhail Vorotinsky, who saved Moscow in 1272. He defeated the Tatar Khan who threatened to destroy Moscow. This victory meant a lot to Moscow and the whole Rus.

A good precedent of revival of historic memory could be the renaming of Voykovskaya metro station into Vrotinskaya.
The Moscow branch of Yabloko is ready to propose the Moscow Government a complex programme on restoration of the historic memory of Moscow including proposals not only to rename the metro stations, streets and squares but to set monuments and memorial plaques.

The toponymy of Moscow which contains corpses of Bolshevik leaders in its middle will remain a hotbed of man-hating ideology and Bolshevik practice until such a programme is brought into effect.
The toponymy of Moscow should become a pantheon of national memory about the heroes, devotees and geniuses and not the panopticon of an ugly cult of political bandits, usurpers and murders.

Chairman of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO,
Sergei Mitrokhin