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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

Interethnic and interreligious enmity is the path to the collapse of Russia

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 2.11.2023

Photo by RFI

The attack on the Makhachkala airport by a crowd motivated by national hatred under anti-Semitic slogans, as well as anti-Semitic actions in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia – all these are the symptoms of a progressive serious illness of the state and society.

Against the backdrop of the 18 months long special military operation, discontent, fear, suspicion and hatred are growing in different social groups in Russia. The value of human life is decreasing.

The situation is aggravated by the condition of the media landscape and mass consciousness – uncritical consumption of information through social networks, formation of “information bubbles”, spread of fakes and the “post-truth” effect. In Russia, the situation is considerably worsened by the lack of platforms for free public discussion and transformation of television, radio, and online media exclusively into the tools of state propaganda.


All this creates powerful preconditions for manipulating mass consciousness through disinformation and provocations.


The prospects of growing mutual distrust between different ethnic groups in Russia and the threat of interethnic and interreligious hostility causes particular concern.


What happened in Dagestan on 29 October is not a problem of the Republic [of Dagestan] or the region. This is a threat on an all-Russian, a national level.


Interethnic and interreligious hostility, persecution based on ethnicity, dividing the country’s citizens into “us” and “strangers” manifests the shortest path to the collapse of Russia. The prerequisites for disaster are so significant that an explosion could occur in almost any region of our country. What we have observed in Dagestan is not merely a local episode, but an example of how quickly a large fire can flare up. It should be especially noted that local authorities and the law enforcement started to react to what was happening in Makhachkala only after the crowd began storming the international airport, although already the day before all signs of the escalation of the situation were obvious – up to loud calls to “go to the airport and meet the plane from Tel Aviv”.


A clear and explicit assessment of what has happened as an absolutely unacceptable criminal phenomenon must be given at all levels, including the head of state.


It is extremely important once again to prevent at the state level the lack of a legal assessment of attempts to organise interethnic pogroms, as was the case with another dangerous crime in our country – the armed rebellion in June of this year.


Authorities at all levels must do everything necessary to effectively investigate the anti-Semitic acts in accordance with the law.


It is obvious that what happened is largely the result of the policy of “manual control” that has long been carried out in Russia in the sphere of interethnic and inter-confessional relations, and only demonstrates the deadlock of this type of authoritarian policy. A real restoration of the rule of law is vitally necessary in the country in general and in the North Caucasus in particular.


In order to prevent interethnic conflicts, it is necessary to immediately seek ways to agree on a ceasefire in Ukraine and establish the rule of law in our country. It is necessary to find the direct organisers of provocations in the North Caucasus, and not shift responsibility to some abstract “hostile forces” abroad. It can be assumed with a high degree of confidence that the hidden initiators and instigators of the interethnic conflict in the North Caucasus were some motivated provocateurs and high-level representatives of regional authorities. To prevent the recurrence of such acts in the future, an immediate reaction from regional and federal authorities and law enforcement agencies to any, even seemingly insignificant signs of escalating mass hysteria and ethnic hatred, is needed.


By and large, to counter the main threats in Russia the following is needed:


– immediate agreement on a ceasefire so that people are not being killed in Ukraine;

– focusing the state’s efforts on preventing such internal threats as decline in living standards, vulnerability of citizens to the state and lack of basic civil rights, as well as such threats as the rise of dehumanisation, disunity and hatred in society;

– returning the opportunity for open public discussion, within the legal framework, of the key problems of the country’s life, free public discussion in the mass media;

– reorientation of law enforcement agencies to combat real threats to the life and health of citizens instead of looking for mythical “fakes about the army” and other repressions against those who disagree with government policies.




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.