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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 historical risks of Russia’s artificial estrangement from European civilisation

Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March 2023

Published on 27.04.2023

Photo by Vladimir Sergeyev, RIA Novosti

The Statute of the Council of Europe, the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the European Charter of Local Self-Government, the European Social Charter, the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption, the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism and other international legal acts of the Council of Europe have ceased functioning in Russia.

Expulsion of Russia from the Council of Europe and the legal break with the community of European countries represents a consequence of the decision to launch a special military operation.


The denunciation of the European treaties and [abrogation] of Russia’s obligations will result in the changes in the [Russian] federal constitutional laws “On the State of Emergency” and “On the Martial Law” that are relevant in the current situation. The denunciation of European treaties virtually relieves the Russian authorities of their international obligations and responsibility for any restrictions and violations of the rights and freedoms of citizens during martial law and a state of emergency.


These decisions legally formalise a new forcible civilisational anti-European choice of the country with centuries-old European history.


They reflect the intention of the current Russian authorities to eradicate all the political and legal European roots of Russia, and break the natural European ties of Russia as an integral part of Europe.


This is the essence of President Putin’s policy denying the priority of the fundamental human rights and liberties and the constitutional duty of the authorities to protect these rights. Essentially, this means a fundamental rejection of the democratic foundations of the modern Russian state.


The anti-European choice comes into conflict with the 1,000 years of Russian history starting from the early Middle Ages.


The Rurik dynasty had direct European roots, the Romanov dynasty had multiple dynastic, that is, direct blood ties with European dynasties.


The Russian language belongs to the East Slavic language group, the languages of which are deeply rooted and widespread on the territory of the European continent.


The highest achievements of the Russian culture in music, literature, fine arts, architecture and sculpture are an important part of the European culture.


The Russian legal system bases on the principles of the Romano-Germanic, that is, European, legal system.


Actually, the denial of the European roots of Russia means the denial of the value of the entire previous history of the country, the achievements of Russian statesmen, public figures and cultural figures, and leads to the distortion of history in favour of the misinterpreted momentary political interests and maintenance of personal power at any cost.


Before the Bolshevik coup of 1917, Russia tried to put into practice European achievements in state building and public policy: freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, democratic elections, local self-government, parliament, and independent justice. Moreover, modern European public law has also some Russian roots dating back to the Pskov Judicial Charter (late 14th – mid-15th century) and the Novgorod Judicial Charter (15th century).


Anti-European policies [of the Russian authorities] represent a civilisational U-turn leading the country to a historical dead end, which will take many years, perhaps decades, to overcome.


The policy of breaking up with European traditions and rejecting European humanistic values contradicts not only the history of Russia, but, first and foremost, the strategic interests of Russian society and the state. It poses a direct threat to the rights and interests of the majority of Russian citizens.


Unfortunately, the policies of artificial tearing Russia away from Europe is not unilateral. The decisions of a number of European countries to restrict the right of Russian citizens to freely move around Europe, the severing of ties between educational, academic and cultural organisations, non-governmental organisations, and other similar actions against ordinary citizens, carried out on the basis of citizenship, only increase isolation.


The Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party states the following:


  1. The artificial political, economic, cultural and civilisational separation of Russia from modern Europe represents a strategic mistake.


  1. The integration of European states on the basis of liberal democratic values made it possible to stop bloody wars on the European continent, despite the sharp and long-term contradictions between the nations. We should use this successful historical experience, rather than impose an anti-European choice on the country, which in the current conditions represents a road to nowhere.


  1. Peaceful resolution of value-based, cultural, educational, linguistic and political contradictions that objectively existed and have been accumulating between Russia and Ukraine, is possible on the principles laid down in the foundation of the modern European community.


  1. Compliance with European principles ensures the growth of well-being, improves the quality of life and considerably broadens the opportunities and prospects for the majority of Russian citizens.



  1. Commitment to the European political principles will help Russia to preserve civil peace and prevent xenophobia, nationalism and Nazism.


  1. It is important in the current situation to maintain international human contacts, and pursue the people’s diplomacy policies persistently and patiently.


Grigory Yavlinsky,

Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of

the Yabloko Party





On Russia and its citizens. Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March 2023


On the stand of the Yabloko party in connection with the special military operation and the challenges of the near future. Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March, 2023


On the future of Russia. Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March, 2023


A ceasefire is the first and inevitable step towards peace. Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March, 2023


The Federal Political Committee of Yabloko: Grigory Yavlinsky’s article “Just Stop!” expresses the official political stance of Yabloko. Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March, 2023


 “Just Stop!”, article by Grigory Yavlinsky published by the Novaya Rasskaz-Gazeta, 5 February, 2023


On the work of the party in the present conditions.  Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 March, 2023


“On the priority steps to bring to an end the killing of people in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict” Resolution of the Yabloko Party Congress, dated 16 April, 2022


“On urgent measures to prevent a possible nuclear conflict”, decision by the Federal Political Committee of 29 September, 2022


“On the critical need for an early ceasefire as soon as possible”, decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 20 October, 2022