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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

Yabloko deputies in the Moscow State Duma demand from the Moscow police to investigate the chemical attack on the office of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper

Press Release, 16.03.2021

Photo: The Yabloko faction of the Moscow City Duma, from left to right: Sergei Mitrokhin, Daria Besedina, Yevgeny Bunimovich and Maxim Kruglov.

Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, sent an appeal to the head of the Moscow police, Oleg Baranov, with a proposal to prove the effectiveness of the Safe City electronic surveillance system after a chemical attack on the Novaya Gazeta editorial office.

On 15 March, 2021, a noxious chemical smell was felt in the building of Novaya Gazeta editorial office (3 Potapovskiy lane, Moscow), where not only the office of the newspaper is located, but also rented premises, for example, a children’s studio and a subdivision of the Moscow Department of Transport (GBU MosTransProekt). It was noted not only by journalists, but also by other people who were in the building, including employees of the Moscow Mayor’s Office. Officers from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and even the Federal Security Service (FSB), as well as the communal services, that arrived at the scene. However, according to the final conclusion of Mosgaz (Moscow gas service), they did not find any signs of a leakage.


A few hours later, the editorial office of Novaya Gazeta published a video from an outdoor surveillance camera showing how a man dressed in the uniform of a courier from one of the food delivery services lingers in one place for no apparent reason, and at that moment clouds of unknown gas start evaporating from his bicycle.


“Look, this is already a machine for committing terrorist acts: a fake courier sprays poisonous gas from a container which is mounted on a bicycle, right at the entrance to the building. The idea is clear: employees who have passed through the stain will bring the poison to all floors of the building on their soles,” runs the editorial office statement.


The publication also recalls the repeated cases of threats against the journalists of the paper, which is famous for its independent investigations.


Less than a week ago, on 10 March, Oleg Baranov, head of the Moscow department  of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, presented an annual report on the work of his department to the deputies of the Moscow City Duma. Opposition MPs, including all representatives of the Yabloko faction, criticised both the form and the content of the report. Yabloko also prepared an alternative report on the work of the police, which separately highlighted the fact that police used the Safe City system to prosecute opposition political activists.


Yevgeny Bunimovich, MP of the Yabloko faction of the Moscow City Duma and Chairman of the Commission on Science and Education, reminded to the head of the Moscow police that when considering the budget of Moscow for 2021, Yabloko deputies questioned the ethics of using the Safe City system and asked to clarify how legal the use of such technologies was and how it related to the law on the protection of personal data.


“The police come home to people who did not commit any unlawful actions, who are not accused of anything, but they were just fixed by the cameras in the wrong place in and time,” Bunimovich explained the position of the faction. Raising the same topic, Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction, said that the police virtually persecuted people for the “crime of thought”.


In response, Oleg Baranov emphasised that his tasks include the use of all means and all possibilities for solving crimes.


And already three days after the public criticism, Sergei Mitrokhin, an MP of the Moscow City Duma from Yabloko and a member of the Federal Political Committee of the party,  was detained during a meeting with his voters. Mitrokhin faces an administrative arrest for up to 30 days. After this two more opposition deputies of the Moscow City Duma Yekaterina Yengalycheva and Mikhail Timonov were detained.


Basing on what was said during the report of the head of the Moscow police, the Yabloko faction of the Moscow City Duma appealed to the heads of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Moscow with a proposal to use all the possibilities to establish the identity of the “courier” who got on the video  spraying poisonous gas to the entrance of Novaya Gazeta office and the motives of his actions, thus proving the effectiveness of the Safe City system in the fight against terrorism and other offenses.


The incident in the building of Novaya Gazeta took place on the same day with a publication containing testimonies of a former police officer of the Chechen Republic about extrajudicial executions of citizens of the Russian Federation in Chechnya. Based on the published evidence, Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov appealed to the Public Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation and the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation demanding to conduct an investigation.