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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

Members of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policies: “No one should ever blackmail humanity with the threat of the use of nuclear weapons”

Web-site of the Council for Foreign and Defenсe Policies, 17.07.2023

Photo: Alexei Arbatov, member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko and Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and political scientist Sergei Karaganov, the author of an article about the need for a preventive nuclear strike on Europe / Photo by Vitaly Belousov, RIA Novosti

Members of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policies issued an official statement condemning calls on the possible launching a nuclear war which were published in the media. Three members of the Yabloko party – Academician Alexei Arbatov, member of the Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee, Major General Vladimir Dvorkin and military expert Sergei Oznobishchev – are among the signatories of this document.

Here goes the text of the statement in full:




Recently, there have emerged speeches and statements, including those done by some members of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policies, which promote, albeit with numerous reservations, the idea of a preventive nuclear strike by Russia in the event of a negative scenario for the development of military operations in Ukraine and adjacent territories. Moreover, their authors do not limit themselves to the flight of imagination about the use of tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Ukraine, but also propose to strike at the key NATO countries.


We are well aware of the results of old and modern studies of the possible damage resulting from such a war. It is the height of irresponsibility to hope that a limited nuclear conflict can be controlled and prevented from escalating into a global nuclear war. This means that destruction of dozens and perhaps even hundreds of millions of people in Russia, Europe, China, the USA, and other countries is at stake. This is a direct threat to humanity in general.


For our country, destroyed in the course of such a catastrophe, and our people, disorganised by such a war, this would also mean the prospects of losing sovereignty under the pressure of the surviving peoples of the South.


It is unacceptable when pseudo-theoretical reasoning and emotional statements in the style of the so-called “talk shows” are forming such moods in society that may push for the adoption of disastrous decisions.


These are no longer theoretical concepts. This is not only a direct threat to the whole of humanity, but also a very specific proposal to kill everyone who is dear to us and whom we love.


We, the members of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policies, consider such proposals absolutely unacceptable and unreservedly condemn them.


No one should ever blackmail humanity with the threat of using nuclear weapons and, moreover, give the command to use them in combat.


We invite all members of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policies to join this Statement.


Signed by members of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policies:


Anatoly Adamishin

Alexei Arbatov

Nadezhda Arbatova

Alexander Belkin

Georgy Bovt

Veronika Borovik-Khilchevskaya

Alexander Vysotsky

Alexander Golts

Vladimir Gurevich

Vladimir Dvorkin

Sergei Dubinin

Vitaly Dymarsky

Alexander Zakharov

Pavel Zolotaryov

Svyatoslav Kaspe

Lev Koshlyakov

Ilya Lomakin-Rumyantsev

Vladimir Lukin

Sergei Mndoyants

Alexander Muzikantsky

Arkady Murashyov

Sergei Oznobishchev

Vladimir Rubanov

Dmitry Rurikov

Yevgeny Savostyanov

Vladimir Entin

Igor Yurgens

Sergei Tsyplyaev



is a member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko. Head of the Centre for International Security of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Doctor of Historical Sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences