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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

A look at the “Eastern Partnership” of the European Union

July 17, 2013
Author : Victor Kogan-Yasny

The “Eastern Partnership” is an important and interesting programme of the European Union. In my view, this programme is substantially more important than it can seem at the first glance.

Let me stipulate at once: it is foolish and wrong to oppose this programme to the contradictory Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan “Customs Union” and to a rather declarative “Eurasian Economic Community”, to believe that one contrasts the other.

In my view, the Eastern Partnership has two main tasks. The first task is to introduce on the post-Soviet space the best from the political culture formed in Western Europe after the Second World War. The second task is to assist in solving numerous questions of stability and security, reaching internal and international accord. Economic association in various formats is one of the serious means of solving these tasks.

The image of the Eastern Partnership consists in overcoming conflicts. Due to its rather undecipherable status the programme is capable of daring non-standard approaches, impossible both for individual countries and unions with a legible status.
The “Eastern Partnership” is an interesting and serious political “start-up”, so needy now for many reasons. Here lie its pluses and a potential force.

The first thing the “Eastern Partnership” can do is to become an important supplementary mechanism to look for the keys to overcome “the frozen conflicts”. It could be done by the way of particular diplomacy that is inaccessible to the European Union as an entity and OSCE due to their status reasons. “Eastern Partnership” can build contacts and establish a dialogue with anybody irrespective of its self-designation, if only it is useful. The Eastern Partnership can give more attention to representatives of all political and social spectrum of participating post-Soviet countries and make this intercourse more topical, so that it can contribute to making adequate forecast and attaining bold results directed at peace, security, freedom and well-being of people. The above-said concerns above all Transcaucasia and the territory of Moldova. Ukraine and Belarus also have not so obvious but still dangerous lines of interregional tension which require conflict-prevention approach.

The second thing, but not least (to define order in such things is hardly possible) is the topic of Ukraine. Being relatively stable for some time and having acquired much from the European political culture, Ukraine, in my view, should rapidly move in the direction of Europe.

In Ukraine a generation of people is growing and entering the world of politics. This generation does not remember the Soviet power or political peripetias of the 1980s-1990s (and even Maydan-2004 they do not remember properly). For this generation the notion of independence is something given which, as it were, does not need to be comprehended and treated with care and responsibility. For this reason, what people were afraid of 20-10 years ago (regionalization, disintegration by language, aggravation of antagonism), may become dangerous in the forthcoming ten years. Realization of European perspective is a major, in my view, means of consolidation of Ukraine, non-admission of tendencies harmful for it and its neighbors, first of all for the Russian Federation.

The problem here is not so much in the ambitions of some Russian figures, but if Ukraine begins to lose its identity, ethnosocial logic will involve Russia into a whirlpool of a dangerous development. This must not be categorically allowed. (Incidentally, in a lesser degree, a similar danger exists for Ukraine from the Southwestern direction not because some governments want to intervene.)
The perspective of Russia’s attachment to the Eastern Partnership and possibly someone else (David Cameron spoke about it in this vain during his visit to Astana) will balance the situation in the post-Soviet region and remind proximate peoples and their political classes of the perspective and possibility of restoring their unity not by a search for strange and artificial apical chimeras, but in the direction normal for entire vast region political vector conditioned at least by a two-century historical basis.
The author is grateful to Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky, Dr. Andey Kosmynin and Ambassador Petras Vaitiekunas for fruitful discussions and to Alexander Markov for his assistance in preparing the English version. Keyword search EUROPE-Russia Report inappropriate content.