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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

24 per cent of the conservative audience of the Russian News Service will vote for Grigory Yavlinsky at presidential elections

ygPress Release, 11.03.2016

One fifth of the Russian News Service radio audience supports YABLOKO’s stance on Crimea and a quarter is ready to vote for Grigory Yavlinsky in the presidential election. Such are the results of a telephone survey conducted during broacasting of an interview with Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee and leader of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO.

Sergei Mitrokhin said that he did not see a rival to Grigory Yavlinsky in the opposition. He noted that nomination of Yavlinsky would united the opposition around this political figure.

Mitrokhin said that Grigory Yavlinsky’s advantages over other Russian politicians were good knowledge of the economic and the international situation, his large experience in the state governing, his negative attitude to totalitarianism, nationalism, etc. According to Mitrokhin, the main advantage of YABLOKO’s candidate was that Grigory Yavlinsky was a world renown economist.

“We have a very hard situation in the economy today, and there is no light at the end of the tunnel, we are in such total dependence on oil and gas prices, that we really need a very strong professional economist – not just an adviser, an expert or even a Minister, but exactly the head of the state who should take over the responsibility for withdrawing the country from the economic dead end,” Mitrokhin said.

Mitrokhin also stressed that Grigory Yavlinsky had high moral qualities, impeccable reputation and did not resort to populism.

The online voting for Grigory Yavlinsky showed that 24 per cent of radio listeners supported his candidacy.

Sergei Mitrokhin was asked about the party’s position on Crimea. The politician called inclusion of the peninsula into Russia an annexation, as de facto the territory was annexed, but de jure a small number of states recoginised the Russian Crimea.

Mitrokhin noted that the terms stipulated by the UN charter and other international documents had not been met during the so-called referendum in Crimea. Treaties between Russia and Ukraine had been violated and the referendum had been held in the presence of a significant number of the armed forces.

Sergei Mitrokhin also said that YABLOKO proposed to hold a series of negotiations with Ukraine, the EU member states and the USA so that to discuss all the existing problems: Crimea and Donbas, the implementation of the Minsk agreements and others.

“We proposed that package of international documents should be formed, and part of it should be the consent of Ukraine and other countries to conduct an internationally recognized referendum abiding all the rules and with unhindered participation of observers, the right to campaign “for” and “against” in the state media – all these formalities must be fulfilled, ” he said. This referendum should be recognised by all countries, Sergei Mitrokhin stressed.

A telephone voting demonstrated that YABLOKO’s stance was supported by 20 per cent of the radio station listeners.

Commenting on the results of telephone surveys conducted by the radio station known for its critical attitude towards the opposition, Sergei Mitrokhin said that such a high percentage of support for YABLOKO suggested shifts in the attitudes of a large part of the society and that people came to understand that it was time to change the political system.

It should be noted that the Chairperson of the National Media Group the radio station belongs to is Alina Kabaeva, retired rhythmic gymnast and ex MP from the ruling party. Director General of the radio station is odious media manager Aram Gabrelyanov, the creator of the yellow tabloid Life, the LifeNews website and the LifeNews television channel. In late February, the site editor of the radio station made a headline of the interview with YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova which completely distort the Party’s position on Crimea and, thus, caused a loud scandal.

Voting on the candidacy of Grigory Yavlinsky for President of Russia was held on other radio stations – Kommersant FM and Ekho Moskvi where the YABLOKO leader received the majority of the votes.