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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

Voronezh branch of YABLOKO organised a clean-up in the memorial zone of mass grave of victims of political reprisals

 Press Release, October 22, 2013

The Voronezh branch of YABLOKO and the administration of the Somovsky settlement organised a clean-up in the memorial zone of the mass grave of the victims of political terror of 1938-1939 in the Dubovka settlement.dubovka-400x265

YABLOKO activists, representatives of the Memorial movement, Solidarnost, the Democratic Choice party and civil activists participated in the action.

Vyacheslav Bitutsky, head of the Voronezh branch of Memorial, said that the Comission on the Restoration of the Rights of Rehabilitated Victims of Political Reprisals in the Voronezh Region decided to send a letter to the federal authorities asking to enlist the Dubrovka memorial into the list of places of federal significance and also to ask the Governor to support the public initiative. The regional branch of YABLOKO also supported this initiative.

According to Chair of the Voronezh branch of YABLOKO Tatyana Shkred, the reprisals is one main issues in YABLOKO. “We will continue to deal with this issue. The scale of the disaster of 1938-1939 strikes us, in some way it concerns everyone. My great grandfather who was a reindeer breeder was shot in 1938, but he was posthumously rehabilitated in 1961. My great grandmother spent several years in prison supposedly for the connection with the Finns. After that our family was forced to leave our native places”, said Tatyana.

According to Bitutsky, Voronezh is one of the few cities where the memory of the victims of political terror is perpetuated. “A unique memorial was unveiled here. The names of forty eight people – farmers, locksmiths, cab drivers, housewives were marked on the granite slab. All of them were shot in 1938. The names were restored due to the list of seized property which was found in the clothes of the shot preacher”.

The members of the Voronzh branch of YABLOKO took the patronage under the first two mass graves last year. At that time they were completely abandoned. Nearly every year the remains of the people shot during the Stalin’s repression times are found in Dubrovka. This year 150 victims shot by NKVD in the 1930-s were found within several days. According to the items of clothes they were farmers, workmen and soldiers, both men and women.

The remains of an under-age person were found for the first time this year. The remains will be reinterred in the Alley of Sorrow after the exhumation and expertise .

The existence of the graves in Dubrovka became known due to the local hunter Ivan Tekutyev who was an eyewitness of the burial in 1938. He told about this in the 1980-s. After several articles in the media the excavations started. The first grave was discovered in 1989. During 1990-1993 the explorers found 25 graves and retrieved the remains of 924 people. The search was stopped due to financial problems and  recommenced in 2006. At that time 225 were found. A memorial zone called the Alley of Sorrow was created for the reinterment.

In 2009 the reinterment was stopped again because of financial problems and started in 2011.  The remains of 170 more people were found. On the whole the remains of 2500 people were discovered. According to Memorial, about 8000-10000 people were buried in Dubrovka during the times of Stalin’s reprisals. Another reinterment will take place in Dubrovka on October 30, the Day of memory of the victims of political reprisals. All the comers can participate in the memorial event.

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