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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

“They Chose Freedom”. Yabloko hosted a screening of a film by Vladimir Kara-Murza about Soviet dissidents

Press Release, 28.08.2023

On 25 August, a screening of Vladimir Kara-Murza’s documentary film “They Chose Freedom” took place in the central office of the Yabloko party in Moscow. The film is dedicated to the history of the dissident movement in the USSR from its emergence in the 1950s to the fall of communist power in 1991. The event was timed to the 55th anniversary of the demonstration of dissidents on Red Square on 25 August, 1968, when eight young people opposed the invasion of Soviet troops into Czechoslovakia. Representatives of the dissident movement took part in the discussion of the film: Yan Rachinsky, Chairman of the Board of the International Society Memorial; human rights activist and journalist Oleksandr Podrabinek; Svetlana Gannushkina, Chairman of the charitable organisation Civic Assistance Committee and a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party; Valery Borshchev, Co-Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group and a member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko; as well as Yabloko leaders Grigory Yavlinsky, Nikolai Rybakov, Ivan Bolshakov, Sergei Mitrokhin, Lev Shlosberg, Kirill Goncharov, and Alexander Gnezdilov. Yevgenia Kara-Murza, the wife of the author of the film Vladimir Kara-Murza who is currently imprisoned for 25 years, spoke to the audience via videoconference.



Yevgenia Kara-Murza greeted the participants of the screening and thanked them and the Yabloko party.

“Thank you very much for creating this small island where people of the same beliefs, the same views can gather for several hours on Friday evening, look at each other and realise that there are many of us. And each of us can do something. And throw this phrase into a dustbin “What can I do alone? I am powerless in the face of the state”, and forget about it. And the history of the people about whom Vladimir made his film proves this.

Even one person, if he refuses to give up, can become the grain of sand on which the wheels of a huge state machine will begin to slip. This is the main lesson of Vladimir Kara-Murza’s film.”


Chairman of Yabloko Nikolai Rybakov, speaking to the audience, noted that people may first feel despair while starting watching the film:

“After so many years, we again hear about the events that are coming back. But then, a feeling of hope definitely arises. A hope that we will cope and finally realise the mistakes made and will not step on the same rake.


Rybakov stressed that the screening of this film was also organised in support of the author of the film Vladimir Kara-Murza. “Together with him we are fighting for the future of our country – we want to change it for the better, make it free and fair. And some day it will become like this. I hope that we are getting closer to this time. And I really hope that Vladimir will soon be able to fully join us in this work again. I am wishing strength to him and strength to his whole family to go through this very difficult time.”


Chairman of the Yabloko Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky, reiterated in his speech what he had said as a defence witness at the trial of Vladimir Kara-Murza:

“The accusations made against Vladimir are false. Vladimir Kara-Murza is a sincere, honest, courageous and very romantic person. This is his characteristic feature and, moreover, this is its strength.”


Yavlinsky also said, without going into detail, that there is a real hope that Kara-Murza will be released much earlier than the end of his prison term. “There are such opportunities, the main thing is that he stands all this. His fate is so arranged, that there is hope. We all need to think about Vladimir and wish him this,” Yavlinsky concluded.


On 17 April, 2023, politician and journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza was sentenced to 25 years in a strict regime penal colony, having been found guilty of “treason”, spreading “fake news about the army” and “participation in the activities of an undesirable organisation”. At the screening of the film, the audience also wrote letters and postcards to political prisoner Vladimir Kara-Murza.





The four-episode documentary film by Vladimir Kara-Murza “They Chose Freedom” is available for viewing at the links:


Episode One: “Awakening”


Episode Two: “Society Against the Authorities” 


Episode Three: “Defeat and Victory”


Episode Four: “Is History Repeating?”