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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 raised 220,000 roubles to help political prisoners at a charity auction in the office of the party

Press Release, 4.10.2019

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky

On Thursday, October 3, an auction in support of political prisoners was held in the Moscow office of the Yabloko party. The main partner of the action was the portal of the initiative group Case 212, where you can find detailed information about the prisoners of the so-called “Moscow riots case” and transfer money to assist them. Journalists, politicians, actors, public figures, scientists, and even the defendants were selling their works at the auction.

Kirill Goncharov, Yabloko politician from Moscow, was the anchor of the auction. He reminded the audience that publicity was needed more than ever, since attention to criminal cases of the “Moscow riots” case by public opinion leaders could have a positive effect on the outcome of a court decision. Goncharov called the names of the defendants on the “Moscow riots” case, and stressed that Danil Beglets, Ivan Podkopaev, Yegor Zhukov, Yevgeny Kovalenko, Konstantin Kotov, Vladislav Sinitsa and Pavel Ustinov had already been sentenced to imprisonment or got suspended sentences.

Photo: Kirill Goncharov


Yevgeny Bunimovich, Yabloko MP in the Moscow City Duma and Honoured Teacher of Russia, could not attend in person, but recorded a video message. According to the Bunomovich, the society finally showed normal natural feelings standing up for the innocently convicted. “As a teacher, I feel personal responsibility,” said Bunimovich. “It is painful to watch how they are breaking the lives of the young people, because we taught them to be honest and that it is impossible to beat unarmed people, and now they are convicted because they were raised in such a way – they are held accountable for all of us, for the Russian literature, and the Russian intelligentsia. This auction is a small part of what can be done for them today”. Bunimovich submitted his autobiographical book “Choice” to the auction, the narrative of the book is dedicated to his first and victorious campaign to the Moscow City Duma in 1997.


Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova spoke about a systemic violation of human rights and freedoms in Russia. She offered a jar of honey to the auction explaining that a politician needs a lot of strength and energy for the fight.

Photo: Emilia Slabunova


Journalist and writer Viktor Shenderovich said that he had been voting for Yabloko when many of those present still went to primary school. His further speech was devoted to the case of blogger Vladislav Sinitsa, according to the journalist, this is an absolutely innocent person and his case requires close public attention. As a lot, he submitted a rare edition of a watercolor album with his essays Trolleybus No 22 and Other Stories. The book was published with illustrations by Irina Litmanovich, a student of Yuri Norshtein (a Soviet and Russian animator best known for his animated shorts Hedgehog in the Fog and Tale of Tales). Two copies of the book by Viktor Shenderovich and Irina Litmanovich were bought immediately by two bidders for a record amount of 41,000 roubles each.

Photo: Viktor Shenderovich


Journalist Mikhail Fishman said that sometimes “it is possible to pull people out [of prisons], but not to change the system itself”. His lot was the last two issues of the Russian Newsweek magazine with autographs of editorial staff.

Photo: Kirill Goncharov, Mikhail Fishman


Politician Grigory Yavlinsky recalled that elections in Russia have been rigged for a long time, from about 1995-1996. According to Yavlinsky, it is quite obvious that it is not the people who went to the rallies who are guilty, but the criminals who hold power by any means. Basically, society had been watching election fraud without any emotions, but now people began to understand something, he said. “The seizure of power is a form of terrorism,” Yavlinsky stressed. In his opinion, the first elections with unpredictable results would mean the end of the current political system. He also recalled that electronic voting and voting machines were another way of falsifying elections. “Technologies falling into the hands of deceitful authorities are dangerous,” he emphasiыed. At the end of his speech, Grigory Yavlinsky said addressing the authorities, “We will not give you just our indignation. We will be engaged in real politics, and not just walk along the boulevards”. As a lot, the politician presented his new book on Russian politics The Putin System in English, published by Columbia University in February 2019.

Photo: Grigory Yavlisky


Journalist Ilya Azar sold a copy of the protocol on his detention in his flat in Moscow.

Photo: Ilya Azar


Actor Anatoly Bely sold two tickets for any performance at the Moscow Art Theater expressing his support to political prisoners.


One of the defendants in “Moscow riots” case programmer Aidar Gubaidullin presented his jacket, as he was detained in this very jacket, and he had this jacket with him in the pre-trial detention centre for a month and a half, and he had it on when he was released.

Photo: Aidar Gubaidullin


Deputy Chairman of Yabloko Nikolai Rybakov painted a picture specially for the auction: poppies growing on top of broken asphalt. He also expressed solidarity with political prisoners and urged people not to stop on actionism, and continue to support prisoners by all means.

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov


In addition, politician Vladimir Ryzhkov, writer Dmitry Bykov, director and producer Sergei Kachkin, Yabloko’s Viktor Kogan-Yasny and Yuri Shein, politician Vyacheslav Igrunov, actress Irina Vilkova, and dissident Viktor Bulgakov provided books for the auction.


Art critic Irina Yazykova auctioned a picture from Emilia Ratner’s personal collection “Moses in Front of the Unburnt Bush”.


The paintings by Andrei Bilzho, cartoonist Vyacheslav Shilov and many others were also sold at the auction.


Alexandra Krylenkova, one of the members of the Delo 212 initiative group, recollected rare but very valuable victories of human rights defenders. As a lot, she presented a box of apples (Yabloko means “apple” in Russian) with a letter from the freed prisoner Alexei Minyailo.

Photo: Alexandra Krylenkova, Aidar Gubaidullin and released Yabloko prisoner Valery Kostenok.