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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 Trump-Show

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 15.07.2018

During his visit to Europe, Donald Trump continues his political trolling of Europeans. These are not just separate episodes. This is not even an individual political style. This is a conscious denial of the content of politics, its replacement with a show. And this is not politics in the style of a show, but a show instead of modern politics.

All that Trump says to Europeans, as a rule, does not make any sense. He threatens with the US withdrawal from NATO, if the partners do not double the costs, but no one believes that the US will quit from the alliance.


Trump pokes the Germans in the face of energy dependence on Russia and the supply of Putin’s regime with “pipeline dollars,” but nothing can change here: the German policy towards Russia in recent years has been very tough and is formed exclusively in Berlin, and it is not Trump who can move this policy to this or that side.


Trump criticises the plan for soft Brexit after this plan has already been adopted. Such criticism paves the way for the process of the “divorce” between the UK and the EU to come to a complete standstill. In addition, the American president talks about his preferences for the already former head of the British Foreign Ministry Boris Johnson and criticises Prime Minister Theresa May in a philistine manner.


All this shows that Trump does not act as a supporter or opponent of any policy, but as a person who simply entertains and feeds his ego. And the administration of the White House then cleans up the media space behind him saying that the president “treats everyone well”.


Trump generally speaks and acts not as the president of the United States, in whose hands there are (to put it mildly) some levers of influence on the situation, but as a provincial philistine who says that “all politicians, except me, are useless fools.” In the same philistine style in an interview with the British The Sun, he demonstratively crosses the boundaries of the political and diplomatic format and shamelessly comments on British domestic policy.


Trump stayed almost half his office. It is clear already that he has failed to seriously change the American domestic policy and to “cope” with the American system, and most likely he will have to reconcile with the system in order to qualify for re-election for a second term. Therefore, what is left for Trump is only to feed his ego with foreign-policy escapades, such as meetings with Kim Jong-un and Putin, and also trolling Europeans.


This becomes for him something like a British lush royal ceremonies – bright, certainly drawing attention, but, in contrast to ceremonials, the American president’s tour really affects international relations. Given the US position in the world and the crisis of international politics in general, such an exotically irresponsible behaviour of the American leader can result in serious trouble. Unlike the American political machinery, which seems to be successfully digesting Donald Trump, international politics in its present form may choke on him.

Picture: An illustration of how this whole story is seen by the influential The Financial Times: the “kids” Donald and Boris are being naughty.


In light of this, one can expect anything from the meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin but a positive and serious result (see the article “Helsinki 2018: The Lost Future”). Continuing his verbal escapades and trolling of his negotiating partners, Trump can provoke a further increase of tension, for example, in Syria or in relations with Ukraine.


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What Trump said in his interview with The Sun:


“If they do a deal like that [on Brexit], we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal,” Trump said in an interview with the conservative British newspaper The Sun.


According to Trump, Theresa May ignored his advice on how to negotiate an exit from the European Union. “I would have done it quite differently,” he said commenting on May’s plan. “I told Theresa May how to do Brexit but she didn’t listen to me.”


According to the US president, the so-called “soft Brexit”, for which May stands up, went in the opposite direction compared to his recommendations, which “is very depressing.”


In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Trump also noted that [former Foreign Secretary] Boris Johnson would make “a great Prime Minister”.  “I think he’s got what it takes,” the president said.


And now what the US administration has to do:


Washington. 13 July. INTERFAX. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that US President Donald Trump liked and respected Prime Minister May very much. Commenting on Trump’s statements on the British Prime Minister in his interview with The Sun, Sanders stressed that the President said that Prime Minister “is a very good person” and he “never said anything bad about her”. According to Sanders, the US President “likes and respects Prime Minister May very much”.