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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

On the current developments in Russia: stop the escalation of hatred

Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee No 157 of 20 October 2022, published on 1.11.2022

Photo by Anatoly Zhdanov, Kommersant

A military conflict between Russia and Ukraine with a huge potential for escalation up to the use of nuclear weapons is going on. At the moment, there is no reason to believe that the end of the armed conflict is approaching. What is happening is a disaster for our country on the scale of a national catastrophe.

Referendums and the annexation of the territories of the self-proclaimed the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions represents a qualitatively new stage in the development of the tragic situation, which promises even more blood and destruction. The Yabloko party did not recognise the annexation of Crimea, nor does it recognise the current annexation, just like the vast majority of UN member states.


Massive strikes on infrastructure facilities in Ukraine, announcement of partial mobilisation in Russia, and continuation of hostilities – mean the death and suffering of people every day. “Partial mobilisation” is only the beginning of the process of involving the entire 140 million Russian people in the war, demonstrating the potential for further escalation.


One of the main problems of the country, which led to the catastrophe, is the gap between society and the state, people’s disbelief (which is objective, justified by knowledge of the system and the rules of its real functioning) in the possibility of changing something and influencing the government. As long as the military clash continues, the situation will only get worse. The socio-economic situation of the country and the life of the people will only get worse. Human losses will increase. We can forecast, – against the background of disappointment and growing poverty, – the development of militant nationalism, turning into National Socialism, further “search for enemies”, and repressions against the dissenting.


The goal of the regime, which is no less significant than the imperial territorial acquisitions, is the separation of Russia from the West and the imposition of anti-Europeanism on the Russian people by drawing them into a real military conflict with half the world. The consequence will be the growth of Russia’s dependence on totalitarian China, its connection with such regimes as the Iranian, which has already become a supplier of weapons for Russia.


A special issue is the real threat of a nuclear conflict. The Russian authorities, having played with the reconstruction of the external signs of the USSR, are striving to reproduce the situation of the Caribbean crisis, that is, to impose direct negotiations with the United States. However, the current crisis has very little in common with the events of sixty years ago. An alliance with odious regimes like Iran and North Korea is fraught with a dangerous qualitative transition – one of the two largest nuclear powers joins the destructive forces seeking to destroy the existing world order, regardless of the cost.


Last year, Russian society, despite the fact that the military threat was obvious and the six-moths-long political campaign of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko aimed at preventing it, already underestimated the reality of the war. Repeating this mistake is unacceptable.


The large-scale military conflict in the east of Europe, launched by Russia, is coupled with the extremely unsatisfactory state of global and international politics. Political entropy acts destructively and continues to expand the scale of negative influence. This means that militarism, staking on force, military spending, and the subordination of political and state thinking to the schemes of thinking of the military-industrial complex and the military have been growing and will continue to grow. All this creates colossal additional threats to the future; whereas Putin’s Russia will act along the lines of division, exacerbate them, use global faults, a possible “change of leadership” (transition from the United States to China), and populism that is growing in world politics.


Putin has already achieved a certain result: Russia is plunged into an armed conflict, and the whole world is plunged into the logic of preparing for a military confrontation, an arms race and the expansion of military blocs. His purpose is the opposite to achieving peace. He still wants:


– expansion of territories under its control;


– restrictions on the sovereignty of Ukraine;


– destabilisation of the situation in the West.


The Federal Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko confirms the relevance of the measures proposed in our statement No. 155 “On urgent measures to prevent a possible nuclear conflict” dated September 28, 2022. The main thing is to stop the hostilities.


Before it is too late, we must overcome the situation of society’s immersion in the war, the escalation of the war must be stopped. It is necessary to preserve the humane in people, and resist dehumanisation. The system that gave rise to the war is fed by hatred, revanchism, and a complex of envy and bitterness. The responsible part of Russian society should stop playing on the field of hatred, revenge, and the search for enemies.


Grigory Yavlinsky,

Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko