Congresses and Docs

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

The Supreme Court revives the communist slogan “the abolition of private property”

Boris Vishnevsky on the decision of the Supreme Court to allow the PIK development group to demolish residential blocks of flats in the Kuntsevo District, Moscow, and build up the area again

Boris Vishnevsky’s Telegram Channel, 23.11.2018

Image: Sergei Mitrkhin, member of Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee, at a rally in Kuntsevo

“The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property,” Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels once wrote in the Manifesto of the Communist Party.

For 70 years their dreams were coming true on the Sixth Part of the World. They end and consequences of this process are well known.

Thirty years later it seemed to us that the dreams of Marx and Engels were resting in peace in the dust bin.

It seemed so until the court hearing of 22 November where the Supreme Court revived the slogan “the abolition of private property”.

The court upheld the plans of the Moscow government to allow the PIK development group to “clean up” the area with 37 apartment blocks (the building are not failing) in Kuntsevo to build tower blocks. The court ignored the protests of the local residents against the development plans.

So, the court upheld the plan to demolish the apartment blocks, built tower blocks and rehouse the local residents who do not want this. In reality, [the court] does away with the private property rights under the pretext of “integrated development of the area”.

This policy of the “integrated development of the area” can be easily introduced in any area along with its twin brother “the development of built-up areas”. These are the two “bats” that threaten the private property rights of the local residents.

About two weeks ago, on 6th November, the State Duma has passed through the first reading a draft of the federal law No 503785-7 “On the Amendments to the Town-Planning Code of the Russian Federation and Certain Legislative Acts (Including the Improvement of Legal Regulation of the Relation Concerning Urban Development Zoning and Area Planning as well as the Relation Concerning the Withdrawal of Land for the State and Municipal Needs)”,

This draconian bill to withdraw land with residential houses and give it to a developer under the pretest of “the development of built-up areas”. It is clear that both the developer and the state officials involved benefit from the scheme (If you think that they will make a decision like this without agreeing on mutual benefits, raise your hand, so that I could admire you).

In this case these are not only failing building that may be demolished. Ny the way, if the local authorities have such a wish, it does not take them a long time to put a boiling on the list of “failing apartment blocks”. However, it takes a long time for the residents to prove the officials wrong. And it is also costly.

The buildings that are subject to demolition or reconstruction may be demolished if they are put on the list of “the targeted programme”. In other words, if the officials approve of the targeted programme – the residents are told to move out. In theory they may appeal to court. However, practice shows that the courts almost always cooperate with the administration and support the withdrawal decisions.

The explanatory note to the bill is rather cynical. It says that the bill is aimed at the development of the “depressed zones” and “will have a positive impact on the development of the construction industry without introducing additional administrative barriers that may result in the extension of the construction period”. So, it means that the developer can take private property away from the resident as soon as possible, make them leave their homes, demolish those buildings and build new once on the “cleaned up” area and gain profit “without any additional barriers”. The residents of “the depressed zone” will move out…

If the residents fail to stop this plan, the robbers supported by the officials and police, will knock at their door.