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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’s human rights defenders discussed with Vladimir Putin the law “On foreign agents” and public control in prisons

Press Release, 09.12.2016

YABLOKO’s representatives in the Human Rights Council Natalia Yevdokimova and Andrei Babushkin raised the issues of application of the law “On foreign agents” and public control in places of detention during the meeting with President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin.

Natalia Yevdokimova, Advisor to the Commissioner for Human Rights in St. Petersburg, spoke about the controversial practices of application of the law “On foreign agents” and urged President to cancel it.

According to the law “On foreign agents”, an organisation receiving foreign funding and engaging in political activity [which is interpreted very broadly] may be considered “foreign agent”, Yevdokimova said. (It should be noted that the law “On foreign agents” has become a problem for Russian NGOs. Once registered as a “foreign agent” receiving foreign funding, NGOs are subject to additional audits and are obliged to mark all their official statements with a disclosure that it is being given by a “foreign agent”. In addition, the words “foreign agent” in Russian have strong associations with cold war-era espionage, and the law has been criticised both in Russia and internationally as a violation of human rights and as being designed to counter opposition groups).

Yevdokimova noted that the law contains an exception for certain types of activities that can not be interpreted as political, specifically support people with disabilities, promoting healthy lifestyles, environment and charity.

However, there are organisations that are engaged in such activities falling under an exception, but nevertheless they were included in the registry of foreign agents, and in general the law is applied selectively: “I would like to compare Levada-Centre and VTsIOM [both engaged in sociological surveys and polling]. The do the same thing and obtain money from the same sources. But one is a foreign agent, and the other is not. Why? Because they do different research? No, they conduct approximately the same kind of research. Thus, the law is applied selectively, and it is bad. I do not want to VTsIOM, God forbid, be registered as a foreign agent. This is not slander and not a complaint. I just want to show that there are some things that require attention,” Natalia Yevdokimova told the President.

According to Yevdokimova, such cases are widespread. Despite the serious situation with the spread of AIDS, the register of foreign agents contains already five organisations engaged in this issue.

“They receive foreign funding, but they are struggling against this terrible disease. I think this is simply absurd, not to mention, inhumane,” she said.

Natalia Yevdokimova also called on the President to abolish the foreign agents law. Vladimir Putin in response said that he had been getting hold of “foreign instructions” for NGOs, and he was convinced that other countries had been trying to influence the situation in Russia through NGOs.

At the same time, Vladimir Putin agreed that the law enforcement practice and the law “must be revised”.

Andrei Babushkin, Board Member of the Presidium of the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights, touched upon the problem of social control over prisons.

He cited the example of the Colony No 7, where public activist Ildar Dadin was serving his sentence [and was tortured according to different reports]. Two times human rights defenders were refused to inspect the colony. Also they received refusals on their requests to visit other places of detention.

Andrei Babushkin said that social control institutions were very poorly developed in Russia. On the order of the President, the Council prepared a number of amendments intended to make public control irreversible, efficient and boosting public confidence in corresponding authorities and the law enforcement system.

However, the Ministry of Justice considerably edited the amendments and they lost about two-thirds of the content and, moreover, acquired a number of dangerous provisions targeted on the contrary on creation of a barrier to public scrutiny.

The State Duma has been considering the amendments for a year already, but yet they have been adopted in the first reading only. The human rights defenders prepared a new variant of amendments for the second reading and handed them to Sergei Kiriyenko, deputy head of the Presidential Administration. Andrei Babushkin urged Vladimir Putin to support these amendments.

“We are convinced that it is necessary to create barriers on the legislative level so that barriers to prevent [the authorities] from putting obstacles to public control,” he said.

Andrei Babushkin also informed President about problems: the amendment on inclusion of the term in the pre-trial detention facility into the term of imprisonment, on pardon and protection of indigenous peoples.

“The institute of pardon is extremely important, and there is a range of people who can not exercise their right to release on parole. They simply will not live up to it,” Babushkin said. According to him, the Council could prepare proposals on how to strengthen the institution of pardon.

Babushkin also said that the Council had proposals for preservation of small nations and their culture. Vladimir Putin agreed that this was a very important question. He agreed with the human rights defender and that the issue of control in prisons had to be elabourated.