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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

Grigory Yavlinsky: On the Brink of War

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 18.04.2021

Photo by Alexei Kudenko / RIA Novosti

To what condition have they brought the country, so that in 2021, literally, a possible war with Ukraine is all over the news? What had to be done with the people so that they could seriously discuss how the Ukrainian army could threaten Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog, and Belgorod? What did the media need to be turned into so that they whipped up an atmosphere of hatred from morning till night – not only towards Ukrainians, not only towards the West, but also towards their own citizens who dare to speak up against the regime and against the war?

In addition to international crimes such as the annexation of Crimea, unleashing and sponsoring the war in Donbass, Vladimir Putin is personally responsible for the propaganda of war. Bringing the country and people to war with their closest neighbour can be called in no other way, but a grave crime without a statute of limitations. And one can finger point at the Ukrainian leadership as much as one likes, one can shout as much as one likes that Russophobes in the United States and Europe are trying to annoy us and provoke an aggravation of the conflict in Donbass. Putin is the President of a country with enormous nuclear potential and ambitions to influence politics around the world – from South America to Central Africa. How it comes out that such a large and influential Russia cannot extinguish the war at its borders? Cannot contribute to the ending of the seven-yearbloodshed, which has already claimed the lives of over 13,000 people?


The answer is: no, it cannot. Because it doesn’t want to, it doesn’t wish to. It was Russia, Putin’s Russia, that unleashed this war in 2014 in order to maintain political control over Kyiv and by any means to prevent Ukraine’s European integration. All these years, it was Moscow that sponsored and supported the hostilities in the east of Ukraine. Because the simmering conflicts that flare up from time to time along the Russian borders constitute the very “instability belt” maintaining Russia’s levers of influence in the neighbouring territories (in Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Donbass). This policy has its own name: the imperial national chauvinism with the concept of “limited sovereignty”. For many years Russia has been trying to apply this doctrine of the post-war USSR to its closest neighbours.


Today, in order to divert attention from internal political problems and return the lost popularity to Vladimir Putin, as in the “Crimean” 2014, the Kremlin is frantically looking for populist solutions. They believe that even a mere loud sabre-rattling will make a great impression on the Russians, and the “small victorious war” will bring huge political dividends to the regime.


However, it is important to remember that a war seen through the Kremlin embrasure looks like a tool for strengthening the Putin regime. In fact, for Russia, the war with Ukraine is primarily a terrible crime, it is a mass murder of people, these are coffins in which soldiers on both sides of the border will return to their mothers, wives and children. War is complete isolation from the whole world. War has dire economic consequences for the entire country and every citizen. War is a grave trauma for a whole generation: just remember Afghanistan and Chechnya. Only bankrupt politicians, well-paid “political scientists”, and endlessly lying mass media can speculate on the topic of war.


As if there were no millions of dead, as if there was neither the collapse of the world on June 22, nor tears in the eyes on May 9. And today the [Russian] state propaganda, with all its might, is pushing for war “with little blood on a foreign territory”, and cheerfully sings again: “If tomorrow is war, if tomorrow we are marching out…”


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Mass-scale and purposeful propaganda of hatred, which has swept through almost all Russian media, and incitement of deadly hatred in people are today targeted against Ukraine. This hatred will apparently return like a boomerang to Russia. Pushing millions of people into war irreversibly cripples minds and souls. In fact, this is driving to suicide, a crime without a statute of limitations, for which all those who pushed the country and people to this will have to be held accountable.


There are no goals, objectives, or arguments that could justify a war with Ukraine. Even from the standpoint of the so-called romantic nationalism, such a war is not a defence, but a complete defeat of the Russian world and Russian civilization. Behind a possible war there are only personal ambitions, and false ideas about the structure of the modern world and the future of Russia.


Today we need to talk only about one thing – how to stop the war, which has been going on for seven years and these days can flare up with renewed vigor and on a new scale. In order, achieve an end to the bloodshed in Donbass in deeds rather than words, it is necessary to implement the peace plan published at the beginning of 2018 [also read in English here]. Because the main and ultimate task of real politics is the preservation of human life and dignity.




Grigory Yavlinsky

is Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO, Vice President of Liberal International, PhD in Economics, Professor of the National Research University Higher School of Economics.