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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 meeting with Advisor to the Mayor of Liverpool took place in YABLOKO

Press Release, photographs, May 24, 2013

Yesterday, on May 23, two meetings with Mrs Flo Clucas, Adviser to the Mayor of Liverpool on EU funding programmes, UK, were held in YABLOKO’s office. In the first meeting Mrs Clucas met with members and activists of YABLOKO’s Gender Faction, and in the second meeting she spoke to YABLOKO’s municipal deputies and candidates for deputies, party activists and experts on the problems of municipal governing of large cities in the UK such as Liverpool

During the first meeting, Mrs Clucas told how in the beginning of the 20th century her grandmother fought for equality of women’s rights with men. She also spoke about the situation with women’s right in the UK in general.

During the second meeting, Mrs Clucas spoke about her many years of experience in the Liverpool City Council as a municipal deputy.

She noted that a responsibility to inform citizens of the decisions of the Council and explain how these decisions would influence their everyday living was one of the key responsibilities of the Council members. Also City Council members should learn the residents’ opinions on the main issues of city life, collaborate with local organisations and conduct campaigns for protection of the residents’ interests.

Mrs Clucas also said that her first project had been protection of the residents of her district from the construction of a facility for manufacturing of sausage wraps next to residential housing. Intense fighting lasted for about 18 months, but it resulted in a victory of the residents.

Mrs Clucas noted that a feedback with the residents, maintaining constant communication with residents, availability of a municipal deputy for such contacts, as well as continuous contacts with local media and organisations were the priorities in her work. Thus, every citizen, every company and school had her contact information and could get in touch with her 24 hours a day.

“Feedback is very important, otherwise you will not know how efficient your work is,” Flo Clucas said.

Advisor to the Mayor of Liverpool also spoke about the housing situation in the city. According to Mrs Clucas, the housing problem was very acute in the city, despite the fact that after the Second World War many residents had been moved to better houses through a local councils’ programme. Then many residents had complained about poor living conditions and unsatisfactory performance of public utilities services. Mrs Clucas also told a funny story illustrating the work of the City Council of that time. A woman asked the Council to fix a leaking roof. However, instead of repairing the roof they set her a new bath. When a reporter of the BBC covering the story asked her why they had installed a new bath for her instead of repairing the roof, she replied, “Obviously so that to collect water from the leaking roof”.

According to Mrs Clucas, after the Liberals were elected to the Council, they began looking for new solutions of the housing repairs problem. Estimates showed that repairs of the total housing stock would take about 600 million pounds, while the annual budget of the Council amounted to only 10 million pounds. However, the deputies of the Council managed to improve the work of the housing and utilities control department. In addition, the Council applied to housing associations and non-profit organisations engaged in housing renovation for aid. Part of this property was transferred for management to these organisations, and some to the management of housing cooperatives, that later began managing the housing on a commercial basis. Now the residents have the right to elect five directors to the boards of such housing associations.

Advisor to the Mayor of Liverpool also spoke about how the deputies were trying to attract citizens to cooperation with the Council and the work of deputies with the city Mayor.

In the second half of the meeting, Mrs Clucas answered questions from the participants. Among the most interesting questions was the question on inter-ethnic and inter-confessional relations in Liverpool.

According to Mrs Clucas, the main problem was a problem that had not been solved for 20 years and was associated with a large influx of refugees from Somalia because of the outbreak of the civil war there. The Somali community in Liverpool has reached almost 20,000 people. The Council organized a special team to help these people. They are provided both medical and other assistance, including English language training courses and integration into the local environment.

Representatives of Moscow initiative groups of residents also asked the guest how to make the fight against construction works in the Moscow parks more efficient. According to Mrs Clucas, the residents need to collect as many signatures of the residents protesting against construction works in the protected areas as possible and involve residents in such protests.

Answering the question about her attitude to the only woman Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, Flo Clucas noted that there were two types of attitude to Mrs Thatcher: either love or hate. However, Mrs Clucas noted that her attitude lied in between these two extremes, because “some of the things made by Margaret Thatcher were great, but some just awful”.

(from left to right) Galina Mikhaleva, head of YABLOKO’s Gender faction, an interpreter, Flo Clucas, Olga Radayeva, International Secretary.

Flo Clucas is an Advisor to the Mayor of Liverpool on European Funding and is Chair of the Mayoral Commission on EU Funding.

A Liverpool City Councillor from 1986 to 2012, Flo has held Executive Councillor roles in a number of areas: Environment; Health; Social Care; Community Safety; Housing; Economic Development and Finance. She has been actively involved at a senior level in EU funding programmes for the city and metropolitan area and has helped to bring millions of euro into the city.

Flo was a member of the EU’s Committee of the Regions from 2002 to 2012. In that role, she was President of the ALDE Group; President of the Ad Hoc Commission on the EU Financial

Framework 2014-20 and has been Rapporteur on a number of dossiers: Housing and Regional Policy; Maritime Safety; Medium Term Financial Framework; 6th Progress Report on Cohesion.

She was recently elected President of ALDE GEN, the gender equality network and was President of the Women’s International Centre for Economic Development in Liverpool, the first such centre in the world.

She was appointed OBE by the Queen in 2005 and Cavaliere of the Order of Italian Solidarity in 2009. She has been a Justice of the Peace since 1994.