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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

49 per cent of Russians already support the idea of Russia’s withdrawal from Syrian war

Yabloko collected over 85,000 signatures for the withdrawal of Russia’s troops from Syria
Press release, 05.09.2017

Less than a third of Russians support the idea of continuing Russia’s participation in the Syrian war, the Interfax news agency reports referring to the latest survey by the Levada Centre, which was held in 48 regions of Russia on 18-22 August.

About half of the respondents (49 per cent) think that Russia should withdraw from the military operation in Syria. Less than one third of them (30 per cent) claim that Russia should continue its participation. 32 per cent of the respondents fear that military intervention into the Syrian war may grow into “a new Afghanistan”.

The evolution of public opinion on the issue represents a great interest. According to the polling agency VTsIOM, 34 per cent of the respondents supported the idea of Russia’s withdrawal for the war in Syria in April. 25 per cent of respondents approved of the measure in 2016.

In the meanwhile Yabloko collected over 85,000 signatures for Russia’s withdrawal from the military operation in Syria as part of The Time to Return Home anti-war campaign, which was launched in 40 regions of Russia. The campaign is still being carried out in Moscow and the Krasnodar Territory at the moment. The Time to Return Home is the initiative of Yabloko and Grigory Yavlinsky, whom Yabloko is intending to nominate as a candidate for the president of Russia.

Alexander Gnezdilov, Yabloko Deputy Chair:

“Nearly half of Russians support our initiative. Yabloko is the only large party that represents and shares the opinion of these people. We feel this huge support during the campaign. You know that the propagandists tell us, the citizens of Russia, about our victories in Deir ez-Zor from the screen. But their voice hushes when it comes to reporting the death of two Russian militant (and it happened on the land, not in the air).

Russia has all the necessary facilities to begin the withdrawal of the troops in October. A new president, who will be elected in March 2018, should make new steps – find a new sustainable structure for Syria (together with other key countries), which will prevent a new round of the civil war and develop a common international counter-terrorism policy and – what is equally important – eradicate the conditions for its immanence.

A new president also has two more tasks. The first one is countering terrorism in Central Asia because a threat for the lives and safety of Russia’s citizens, which is becoming more and more noticeable these months, is coming form there (let us remember the act of terror is St.Petersburg metro or the latest reports of the Federal Security Service on their prevention of acts of terror in Moscow).

The second task is restoring a single legal framework, single educational and cultural space, equal protection of the citizens’ rights and freedoms in all the regions of Russia, as well as implementing the principals of democracy, of a social, secular state governed by the rule of law as assigned by the Constitution in practice.

Any extremist fundamentalism, not only jihadism, must meet with a tough and decisive rebuff on behalf of the state. This way we will be able to protect the lives of our soldiers, secure the safety of our citizens, pay due attention to the internal development of our country, it social well-being, which is also one of the protective devices from extremist moods within the society.”

Yabloko claims that Russia must withdraw from the civil war in Syria immediately, allot federal budget funds to the development of Russsia’s economy, city infrastructure, education, healthcare and increase benefits and pensions.

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova sent an appeal to Finance Minister Anton Siluanov with the demand that the data on the state expenditure on the military operation in Syria must be published. However, the Finance Ministry refused to do it claiming that this was a classified budget item.
According to Yabloko’s calculations, over 140 billion roubles were spent on Russia’s military operations in Syria as of July 2017.