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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 on the dismissal of renowned members of the Presidential Human Rights Council

Special for the web-site of Yabloko, 22.10.2019

Photo: Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Fedotov. Photo by RIA Novosti

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Valery Fadeyev, former anchor of the Vremya programme on Channel One, as the new head of the Human Rights Council. At the same time, Putin signed a decree on changing the composition of the Council. Political scientist Yekaterina Shulman, head of the Agora human rights organization Pavel Chikov, professor of the Higher School of Economics Ilya Shablinsky, head of the Voskhod human rights organisation Yevgeny Bobrov, and former head of the Presidential Human Rights Council Mikhail Fedotov were expelled from the Council.

In addition, Vladimir Putin appointed new Council members: Kirill Vyshinsky, Executive director of the Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today) Tatyana Merzlyakova, human rights Ombudsperson in the Sverdlovsk Region, and Alexander Tochyonov, President of the Centre for Applied Research and Programmes.

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova, Lev Shlosberg, member of the party’s Federal Political Committee, and Andrei Babushkin, member of the Presidential Human Rights Council and Yabloko Federal Bureau member, commented on the dismissals and new appointments in their accounts in social networks.


Emilia Slabunova:

Every day brings another attack on human rights and freedoms in Russia. The Ministry of Justice demands liquidation of the movement “For Human Rights” by Lev Ponomaryov. Those who opposed the violation of these rights and freedoms – human rights defenders Pavel Chikov, Yevgeny Bobrov were expelled from the Council, this dismissals was especially cynical regarding Ilya Shablinsky and Ekaterina Shulman, who have been working there less than a year.


There are virtually no doubts that they were replaced in the Human Rights Council by regime apologists…


By the way, the Committee for Monitoring the Implementation of Russia’s Obligations at the Council of Europe, in which I made a report in Strasbourg on October 1, invited Mikhial Fedotov, Chairman of the Human Rights Council, to the meeting. He refused to come.


What can be done? Join the Yabloko party. Rights and freedoms can only be protected with political instruments.


Lev Shlosberg:

The smell of human rights disappears from the Human Rights Council under the guarantor of human rights and freedoms [President of Russia]. The Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights becomes a branch of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.


Not only that, Mikhail Fedotov was fired and removed from the Council, but Ilya Shablinsky, Pavel Chikov and Ekaterina Shulman, members of the Council who openly and fearlessly defended citizens from the police state, were expelled from the Council, as well as Yevgeny Bobrov, defender of immigrants and migrants and Deputy Chairman of the Council.


A letter of 27 Council members to Putin requesting an extension of Fedotov’s proxies until the end of the current term of the Council was predictably left unanswered and thrown into a garbage can. The answer is in the presidential decree No. 512 of 10.21.2019 [expelling Fedotov and some of the Council members].


This slap in the face is revenge on the quietest Fedotov and the most active members of the Council for their open human rights work. Everyone has been demonstrated: real human rights activism should in no way be associated with President Putin. As they say, do not come close to it.


Well, but all is for the better: no imitations, no covers, and no illusions. The rights and freedoms of a person and citizen have nothing to do with a citizen acting as a guarantor of rights and freedoms.


Andrei Babushkin:


If we could predict somehow the resignation of Mikhail Fedotov (although we hoped that we could avoid this resignation), the expulsion of four of our colleagues from the Council was an unpleasant surprise.


Pavel Chikov has been a member of the Council since 2012. Probably half of the people who are accused of high-profile cases are defended by lawyers from the Agora organisation headed by him.


Ilya Shablinsky was one of the best experts in the field of electoral rights. He revealed many violations, both in the electoral laws and in the law enforcement practice.


Ekaterina Shulman came to the aid of those who were detained under doubtful circumstances and helped to prevent arbitrariness against them.


However, the most important was the role of Yevgeny Bobrov, Deputy Chairman of the Council. At field meetings of the Council, he received citizens until the very morning, prepared up to half of all the recommendations of the Council, established contacts with ministerial departments and agencies, prepared a number of invaluable proposals on registering citizens and in the field of housing construction.


More than 30 members of the Council gathered to say good-buy to Mikhail Alexandrovich Fedotov and the colleagues. Some had tears in their eyes; whereas Mikhail Fedotov looked the most cheerful among the Council members.


“The Council was mainly concerned with “extinguishing fires”,” he said. “In the near future I would like to work on the problems of the next decades,” Fedotov stressed.


Fedotov promised that he would participate in the work of the Council as an expert, and would not lose touch with its members.


I would very much like to see Mikhail Alexandrovich as Secretary of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation or, in the worst case, a member of the Federation Council.