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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 leaders and activists laid flowers in memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova killed by neo-Nazis

Press Release, 19.01.2020

Today, leaders, members and supporters of the Yabloko party paid tribute to lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova who were murdered by neo-Nazis from the BORN group on the doorstep of Prechistenka Street 3, Moscow, on 19 January, 2009. Yabloko has been holding memorial actions paying tribute to Markelov and Baburova for 11 years, since 2009, when this cynical murder was committed in the centre of Moscow.

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky, members of the Federal Political Committee Emilia Slabunova and Sergey Mitrokhin, member of the Federal Bureau of Yabloko Kirill Goncharov and other participated in the action.

According to Nikolai Rybakov, Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova should have lived in a completely different Russia, “In a country where thy listen to people, where their opinions are respected, where human rights and freedoms are protected, where a person can feel safe. They were killed by the regime that wants to build a completely different country – a country of lawlessness and disrespect for people”.

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov


The party Chairman said that while there is Yabloko, people will always have the opportunity to express their opinion, “We will convey this opinion to the authorities, to the whole country, and ensure that our country becomes as we want to see it — free Russia of the future, where people will no longer be imprisoned for their opinion. Look what is happening now in the regions. Our comrades are not killed there, but they are sent to jail just because they have their own opinion, and they express this opinion. It should not be like this and will not be. We will fight for this.”


Emilia Slabunova, MP of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia, said that the period of Putin’s power was marked by cynical political murders, including that in the centre of Moscow, right near the Kremlin walls, the murder of Boris Nemtsov, as well as the murder of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova. Slabunova noted that people are killed not only near the walls of the Kremlin or in the centre of Moscow, but also in more sophisticated ways. She recalled the case of Yuri Dmitriyev, head of the Karelian Memorial human rights centre, when the authorities were trying to destroy his reputation, trying to accuse them of those sins that he did not commit, “We must put an end to this. The moment is coming when society must protect the country, its future and its children,” Emilia Slabunova noted.


Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky and Emilia Slabunova


Sergei Mitrokhin, deputy of the Moscow City Duma, stressed that the threat of fascism still remains, because all the state propaganda, all the state television, all the pathos of government officials and senior officials of the state create fertile ground for extremism. “The political responsibility for this murder, I believe, lies with the leadership of our country. They did not express any emotion about what happened. So, they create the conditions for new crimes of this kind, but, I think that this will not work because of us. Our policy is able to block the path of fascism and other destructive forces of our society, bearing in mind the bright images of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova,” Mitrokhin said.

Photo: Sergei Mitrokhin


According to Kirill Goncharov, organiser of the action, Yabloko leaders and activists come here every year to remind to all that nationalism and its manifestations cannot be peaceful and safe for our country, “It always ends with tragedies, catastrophes, killings of peaceful people, democratically oriented people, those who want to see our country first of all a European civilised country. Therefore, we will come here next year, we will ensure that such murders do not happen in the future.”

Photo: Kirill Gontcharov


In the conclusion Nikolai Rybakov thanked everyone who came for their participation and recalled the statement made by the Yabloko party today regarding the launch of the preparation of alternative Yabloko’s amendments to the Constitution as opposite to the Putin’s amendments. According to Rybakov, “Putin’s time is ending, and our task is to ensure that it ends peacefully and that there are no more political murders in our country”.


One person pickets (that do not require any permissions from the authorities) were held in St. Petersburg on the anniversary of the murder of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova. Anatoly Golov, member of the Bureau of the Yabloko party and head of Yabloko’s Social Democratic Faction, took part in the action.

Photo: Anatoly Golov


“I knew Stanislav Markelov. By conviction, he was a Social Democrat, and together we did the same thing. I am sure that violence is not a method of resolving ideological conflicts. This discredits those beliefs which are carried by people committing violence,” Anatoly Golov said.


“I came here to pay tribute to the man who did a lot to protect others. The chain of political killings has not stopped, and we must pay tribute to all those victims. Their deaths are a big loss for the society as a whole. The society needs to understand that murder is not a way to resolve political conflicts. We need to discuss things, not to shoot,” Golov stressed.