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Memorandum of Political Alternative

YABLOKO's Ten Key Programme Issues

THE DEMOCRATIC MANIFESTO

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 DECISIONS:

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

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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

Realeconomik

The Hidden Cause of the Great Recession (And How to Avert the Nest One)

by Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky

Resoulution
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
www.svobodanews.ru
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

Demodernization
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

IT IS IMPORTANT!

 

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

Political Economy. Kemerovo

Grigory Yavlinsky: “The key cause of the tragedy in Kemerovo is the merger of business and government”

Smart Power Journal, 02.04.2018

The key cause of the tragedy in Kemerovo is the merger of business and government on all levels, which underlies the economic, the political and the socio-political structure of modern Russia.

First, this evident corruption unity of regional / local authorities and business destroys the possibility of effective inspection of fire or some other safety. The whole institute of inspection has a different purpose: either getting corrupt benefits, or maintaining good relations with the government’s “protection racket” of a particular business. The effect of all inspections of objects initiated after the Kemerovo tragedy will be brought to nought by this factor. This factor will turn all the demands to “tighten the controls” into correct in principle, but meaningless statements, into the “letting off the steam”.

Second, this is a less obvious, but more important factor: a system based on the merger of power and business, prevents the creation of a stable and strong institution of private property, turns the business into time-servers.

The owner needs living people, working and bringing profit to enterprises, and a stable reputation. A business, proceeding from its own interests, should not build facilities (especially such where presence of a large number of people is expected) from flammable rapid-burning plastic. And this was the most likely the cause of deaths of people [during a fire in the shopping mall Winter Cherry in Kemerovo] – rapid ignition and a lot of toxic smoke, plus uncontrolled erection of internal partitions [in the building], without taking into account the specifics and capabilities of fire extinguishing and smoke removal systems, if they functioned there at all.

But this [can be] in a high vision horizon, long-term planning, and taking into account the transfer of the business to children and grandchildren. In the situation of instability, constant threat of losing the property title (but in modern Russia it is temporary, transient, a business smaller than large-scale, not even an ‘estate’ that the ‘tsar’ gave for service, the sovereign can take it away, it is a chance, luck, a purse found on the road, which all passers-by who are stronger or have a strong patron can encroach on), the main goal is to earn as much money as possible in the short term.

Certainly, the psychological specifics of domestic businessmen and the world trends play a role in  striving of business to profit, but this can be combated by reviving other traditions of the domestic business culture (business reputation, a merchant’s word, alms / charity) and offering a different global vision.

However, in the absence of the institution of private property as a basis, any “superstructure” turns into a sand castle, which will constantly fall apart, washed away by rain and winds of everyday reality.

But the state, in the end, bears the main responsibility, because its duty is to establish and maintain the rules of the game, provide a favourable business climate, tax stability and independent arbitration.

But here we return to where we have started – there is no separation between the state and business, the state and its officials without an institutional separation from business based on specially adopted laws (the package has been prepared for a long time, we have written and spoken it about many times) – also represent businessmen – time servers, striving to maximization of momentary profit (in the vernacular they are called crooks and thieves).

Toughening of the state control and granting new powers to the law-enforcement will not help, either, because it will only intensify the situation of instability in the rules of doing business.

The foreign policy, including the missile show at the Manege (the President’s Address to the Federal Assembly in March 2018, – Ed.), also adversely affects the situation. The politics leaves the economy to balance on the verge between stagnation and recession, which makes the probability of a crisis permanent, and political factors directly affect the exchange rate of the national currency and so on.

Thus, the basic situation of unpredictability and instability consolidates and develops further.