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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

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

Action of Support

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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

Grigory Yavlinsky: A Catcher in the Lie

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 3.06.2019

The Internet has been discussing the new series Chernobyl. They write that this is one of the most significant films not only about the catastrophe, but also about the USSR in general. As a contemporary of these events, I can say that all my friends and acquaintances who had at least some qualifications necessary to eliminate the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant went there. Most of them as volunteers. The highest human solidarity and dedication, by any measure, was demonstrated by dozens of thousands of people from all over the country in the struggle against the consequences of the catastrophe.

But the most important thing that the liquidators told on their return was not about the difficulties and dangers (sometimes deadly) they had encountered there, but about monstrous official lies. Thus, lack of freedom of speech and independent media led, in addition to other things, to the fact that on 1 May, 1986, five days after the explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, thousands of people went on the [traditional] “holiday” demonstration in Kiev and other cities that turned out in the Chernobyl radiation zone, exposing themselves and their children to a terrible danger. And later the official lie about Chernobyl has been total and deadly for a very long time.

 

People often wonder why the Soviet Union collapsed. Some believe that it was because of an inefficient economy, low oil prices, others – that it happened because of the desire for self-determination in the national republics. Really, all these reasons did take place, but they were not something new and had existed for ten or twenty years before the collapse of the USSR. In fact, the Soviet system collapsed when people were permitted to say what they thought – out loud, on state television, radio, in all newspapers, at rallies and meetings. Since the Soviet system was built totally on lies, on coming in contact with freedom of speech and publicity, it immediately collapsed. This was the main reason for the collapse of the USSR. Therefore, for modern Russia, Chernobyl has a special socio-political significance.

 

Today, our country lives by the same Soviet standards: in the situation of almost complete absence of politically significant free media (consequently, the society is deprived of the truth about what is happening), non-transparency of the government, informational closeness of the state, low price of human life, secret burials of those who died in eastern Ukraine and Syria, important decisions made without any discussion. All this represents a model of the relationship between man and the mafia state, which is imposed [on people] by the present Russian system. The system, headed by Putin, treats an individual in an absolutely cynical way, without the slightest respect. The official state lie is comprehensive: starting with the statistics of Rosstat [Russian Statistical Agency] and ending with the results of opinion polls by VTsIOM. They are lying about the war in Ukraine and Syria, Russia’s place in the world, the situation in the economy, the space industry and the aircraft construction, the level of health care and poverty. They lie about everything! It looks like the state is in a state of war with its own population, which like an enemy at the front, must be deceived all the time. When the President’s trust rating fells down to 30 per cent, it is immediately recalculated according to the “new methodology” – and in two days, 72 per cent of respondents trust the President. It is funny.

 

But then there came a series of explosions at the defense plant in Dzerzhinsk. A column of smoke was visible within a radius of dozens of kilometers, glass was broken in hundreds of houses, kindergartens and schools were damaged. Officially they reported 89 injured. They assured [people] that there were no victims. They said that there were no chemical or other harmful emissions either. Is it possible to believe all this?.. If, God forbid, something like the Chernobyl accident happens to us, we all will find ourselves once again in mortal danger that we will be unaware of.

 

But the truth is as terrible for the present system as for the Soviet regime. Because as soon as people start speaking up what they really think about their living and the developments, thus replacing the lies and propaganda on federal television channels, the Putin system will collapse. #MakeYourVoiceLouder

Source

Grigory Yavlinsky is Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party, Vice-President of Liberal International. Doctor of Economics, Professor of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics”.