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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

Two weeks ago, Yabloko proposed organising an exchange of prisoners and bodies of the dead with Ukraine

Now about what happened next

Press Release, 16.03.2022

Photo: Cars of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine. Photo by Sergei Averin / RIA Novosti

On 2 March, Grigory Yavlinsky put forward a proposal that the Yabloko party should be provided the opportunity to organise a humanitarian corridor for the exchange of prisoners and bodies of the dead between Ukraine and Russia. The Yabloko party had such experience during the first Chechen war. The next day, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov formally addressed this proposal to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova, International Red Cross President Peter Maurer, head of the Russian Red Cross Pavel Savchuk, and WHO Representative in Russia Melita Vujnovic.

Two weeks later, only the Russian Red Cross sent an answer running that the organisation does not deal with such issues.


From the Russian side, only Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova commented in the media on the topic of the exchange of prisoners and bodies of the dead, and from the Ukrainian side, Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk and Public Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova.


Here goes what open Russian sources write about the exchange:


4 March. Russian Ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova told journalists that she had not yet been able to agree with Ukrainian Ombudsperson Lyudmila Denisova on a visit to the prisoners of war with.


6 March. Representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine Oleksandr Vlasenko told journalists that the issue of the transfer of the bodies of dead Russian soldiers to their homeland “is being discussed by the parties at the top level”. The leaders of the International Red Cross in Geneva are involved in this. But for the moment he could not give any specific information.


9 March. Anatoly Golov, a member of the Yabloko Federal Bureau, launched a petition on the website demanding that Russian President Vladimir Putin immediately begin an exchange of prisoners and bodies of the dead with Ukraine on the principle “all for all”. The first signatures under the petition were put, in particular, by famous persons – film director Alexander Sokurov and musician Yury Shevchuk.


13 March. According to TASS, the government of Ukraine created a coordinating headquarters for the treatment of prisoners of war, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk. The headquarters included representatives of relevant ministries, law enforcement agencies and an adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine.


14 March. According to TASS, Public Prosecutor General of Ukraine Irina Venediktova announced that an exchange of prisoners with Russia should take place soon (


15 March. Russia expresses its concern about the attitude in Ukraine towards the captured Russian military, appealed to the UN and the OSCE, the press service of Russian Ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova reported. The Ombudsperson said that work was underway with representatives of the Red Cross.


As Moskalkova noted, she was ready to participate in any format for the return of the Russian military home. “Unfortunately, the Ombudsperson of Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova stepped aside from the human rights dialogue and the subsequent steps. In such processes, the exchange model is always discussed till the last. They can be different: one for one, all for all, a group for a group, wounded for wounded,” the Ombudsperson said.


15 March. A petition initiated by Yabloko for the exchange “all for all” gathered more than 40,000 signatures in a week.


16 March. President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer arrived in Kyiv. “I am here to speak with the public and the authorities so that the ICRC can expand its access and neutral and impartial humanitarian work,” RIA Novosti quoted Peter Maurer (


16 March. Based on the results of contacts with the Russian Red Cross, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent proposals to Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the Yabloko party participation in the humanitarian mission.


We will go on to closely monitor and report on the developments in this area.