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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

Trial of Professor and human rights defender Mikhail Savva started

Press Release, November 6, 2013

imageTrial of Professor and prominent human rights defender Mikhail Savva started in Krasnodar on November 6, 2013.

The Krasnodar FSB officers arrested the prominent human rights defender and Southern Regional Resource Centre board member Mikhail Savva on April 12, 2013. The arrest follows the sudden search of Savva’s apartment, where the activist lives with his family, at six o’clock in the morning by Krasnodar Region FSB officers.

The search lasted six hours and was carried out without a warrant; FSB agents are permitted to conduct operations like this without a court ruling only in exceptional circumstances where the sovereignty of the state, or the lives or health of its citizens are threatened, although how Mikhail Savva could pose such a threat remains a mystery.

According to his wife, during the search the officers confiscated a computer, memory cards, photographs and even old home movies on VHS cassettes, discs, documents, every mobile phone in the apartment, and bank cards, including those belonging to other family members. Copies of Savva’s communications to the FSB regarding the events of 14 March were also confiscated. A further search was carried out in the family’s garage.

After the search, Savva and his lawyer Andrei Savchenko were taken to the Krasnodar Region FSB offices. At two o’clock in the afternoon, the lawyer told Savva’s wife on the phone that her husband was being held for 48 hours prior to a court ruling.

The repressive actions against Savva and the Southern Regional Resource Centre began on 14 March of this year when Krasnodar Region FSB officers carried out a pre-investigation check of the Centre. The FSB officers’ actions were justified on the grounds of information concerning improper use of funds from a Ministry of Social Development grant distributed by the Krasnodar regional government. A computer was later confiscated from the Centre’s office and several other NGOs were subjected to aggressive checks. Mikhail Savva widely publicised the ways in which these checks were in violation of the law.

On 18 March, as part of the federation-wide campaign of raids on NGOs, representatives of the prosecutor’s office visited the Centre’s office.

The directors of various legal entities in the region were subjected to questioning and checks at various times until 9 April, motivated by the fact that all of the organizations were subcontractors of the Southern Regional Resource Centre.

On 5 April it was announced that Mikhail Savva had been removed from his post as deputy chair of the region’s Gubernatorial Human Rights Council, a move likely in anticipation of his expected arrest.

In three days’ time on 15 April, Mikhail Savva is due to give a report at a session of the Presidential Human Rights Council on violations committed during inspections of NGOs in Kuban. It is not impossible that one of the reasons for Savva’s sudden detainment was the Krasnodar regional authorities’ wish to stop Savva from attending this meeting.

Mikhail Savva is one of the most prominent and, arguably, high-status human rights defenders in Kuban. A doctor of political sciences and a professor at Kuban State University, he served as the chair of the Public Council of the State Agency for Internal Affairs in Krasnodar Region for several years. However, even this has not stopped the FSB officers from pursuing him in flagrant breach of the law.

The Yabloko party’s Krasnodar branch chair, Andrei Rudomakha, commented on the arrest: “The arrest of Mikhail Savva is a continuation of the wave of repression against civic activists in Krasnodar Region. Vadim Karastelev, Anastasia Denisova, Suren Gazaryan and Evgeny Vitishko and many others have already fallen victim to these repressions. This arrest is one of the most outrageous acts of the campaign against NGOs which has been rolled out across the country under the direct order of Vladimir Putin. I am convinced that this move is not based on any infringements of the law, but purely on the fact that Mikhail Savva had become inconvenient for the authorities.

In addition, the fact that the official reason given for the persecution of these independent NGOs in Krasnodar Region was their receipt of grants from the regional government, i.e. “budgetary funds”, is highly symbolic. It shows that, in Russia, it is extremely dangerous to receive grants from one’s own government, as it gives the state additional opportunities for reprisals against undesirables.”

YABLOKO calls all the civil society to show solidarity with Professor Mikhail Savva and to protest against lawlessness in the Krasnodar Territory.