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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 to conduct a conference “War in Chechnya: political mistakes and war crimes”

Press release, 20.11.2014

On November 28, YABLOKO will conduct a conference called “War in Chechnya: political mistakes and war crimes” coincided with the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the First Chechen war and 15th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Chechen war. The conference will take place at YABLOKO main office.

War in Chechnya and war in Ukraine: is there anything in common? Were the Chechen lessons learned? Would we have a war in Ukraine now if the Chechen war hadn’t taken place? How can the Chechen experience help to avoid the same mistakes with the situation in Ukraine?

A photo exhibition called “Chechnya-Ukraine: New war, old mistakes” – a photo report of the Chechen wars and the armed conflict in Ukraine including pictures that haven’t been published before – will be launched within the conference.

Politicians, public persons, veterans of combat operations and journalists who had witnessed the beginning of the war in Chechnya, participated in it and also witnessed military operations in Ukraine will participate in the conference.

The moderators of the conference:

Prof.Galina Mikhaleva, Secretary of YABLOKO Political Committee, PhD in Political Science

Dmitry Florin, YABLOKO member, veteran of combat operations in Chechnya, independent journalist, author of a book on the war in Chechnya

Participants of the conference:

Grigory Yavlinsky (YABLOKO founder, deputy at St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly), Sergei Mitrokhin (YABLOKO Chairman), Arcady Babchenko (independent journalist, veteran of combat operations, reported about military actions in Ukrain ), Stanislav Dmitriyevsky (human rights advocate from Nizhny Novgorod), Tatiana Kasatkina (Memorial human rights group), Sergei Kovalev (YABLOKO, Memorial human rights group), Tatiana Lokshina (Demos centre, Moscow), Timur Olevsky (journalist, reported about military operations in Ukraine), Oleg Orlov (Memorial human rights group), Kheda Saratova (human rights advocate from Chechnya, Memorial), Alexandr Cherkasov (Memorial human rights group), Grigory Shvedov (editor of Kavkazsky Uzel), Lev Shlosberg (YABLOKO Bureau member, Chair of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO), Mikhail Shevelev (independent journalist, made reports during the Chechen war) and others.

The conference will take place at YABLOKO main office, 31/2 Pyatnitskaya Street, construction 2.

The very first “secret” assault of Grozny, Chechnya, took place on November 26, 1994. The attempt of Russia’s secret services to capture the city and topple president Dzhokhar Dudayev failed. Russia’s militants who had been recruited by the Federal counterintelligence service participated in the assault. The abortive assault of Grozny showed the active participation of Russia’s authorities in the Chechen internal conflict and in connection with that the Security Council of the Russian Federation took the decision to start force “measures aimed at maintaining of constitutional order”. The burnt column of Russia’s tanks, captured Russia’s militants became the result of such a decision.

Minister for defense Pavel Grachev publicly abandoned the captured militants and stated that “a large number of mercenaries fight for both parties of conflict”. Also, he called the tank column “a column of armed opposition to Dudaev”. Despite the fact that at that time TV channels weren’t poisoned by censorship and showed the captured soldiers who said their names and part numbers, the official authorities abandoned them.

A similar thing takes place in Ukraine at the moment. “The lost paratroopers”, “captured and dead Russia’s soldiers who “suddenly” turned out to had been dismissed from the part lists” or had gone on “vacations”. They’ve been abandoned too.

The presence of the Russian army in the conflict in Ukraine is being officially belied the same way as in 1994. Everyone knows what followed the assault of Grozny, Chechnya, on November 26, 2014.


Death toll on behalf of the federal forces
5,402 killed

16,098 wounded

510 missing in action

Loses of the Chechen military units:

2500-2700 killed

Killed civilians:

According the Izvestia newspaper, from 9 to 14 thousand people

According to Aslan Maskhadov, more than 120.000

The Second Chechen war:

In August 1999 an uncontrollable group of Chechen militants invaded the territory Dagestan. The elected president Aslan Maskhadov disapproved of the invasion. However, the decree ordering the start of the “counter-terrorist operation” was passed by President Boris Yeltsin in September.

On September 23 Russian troops started mass bombing of Gronzny an its surrounding, on September 30 they entered the territory of Chechnya. The Second Chechen war continued the First Chechen war.

Military losses
According to Russia’s official data, the federal forces lost 4,572 soldiers, 15,549 were wounded, 10,800 Chechen militants were killed, about 1000 civilians were killed.