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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

After Paris 11/13

ygVedomosti, 16.11.2015

By Grigory Yavlinsky

First, we can hope that now it is clear to all where the enemy is. Everyone in Russia (except those who complete lost heads in their hatred of the West, but there are not so many such people) feels the blows of mortal danger coming to us from the Paris events together with a fresh trauma from the [Russian aircraft crash] over the Sinai.

That is what represents a direct threat to us, rather than the development of the missile defense system by the United States, or NATO and certainly not the signing of an association agreement between Ukraine and the EU and the change of power in Kiev. These pseudo threats look very foolish against the real threats and at the background of the Paris [attacks].

Second, it is generally clear what Russia should do: to fully and as a part of a broad international coalition to participate in the fight against ISIS. It is criminally naive to neglect the attempts to solve the problem in the hope that “we will not be touched by it”. Not because we are responsible for the whole world and should contribute, though it too has place to be, but because we will be affected. They attack where they can and at the weak places, and we are a weak place.

Third, it is clear, and that movement along this obviously the only productive way is extremely difficult due to the political situation in Russia, the nature of the Russian authorities and its policies.

Formally there are no single headquarters and coordination of the coalition, where Russia could switch in on the level of the military. However, there is an alliance of the states acting on their own, but feeling themselves allied with a more or less common approach to the situation and common goals.

Russia, entering the Syrian conflict, proposed the creation of a kind of deliberately unrealistic new coalition with participation of the Middle Eastern states and Kurds, but in fact acting in alliance with Assad, Iran and Hezbollah.

Russia has been trying to demonstrate it negative attitude to the coalition the United States, Europe, the Middle East and other states. The representatives of the coalition, in their turn, have repeatedly said that Russia, in their view, was not engaged in a struggle with ISIS and that it had some other military and political goals. According to military specialists and experts, Russia has not been struggling with ISIS much, in contrast to France…

This situation of confrontation and mistrust, where any coalition actions with the participation of Russia are simply impossible, has emerged not only and not so much due to the difference in approaches to the events in Syria proper. Everyone could agree about Syria, as evidenced, for example, in the negotiations in Vienna. But! The Russia’s anti-European policies accompanied by continuous lies and leading to a serious armed conflict with Ukraine forms the foundation for Western mistrust to Russia.

While the Russian side does not demonstrate its willingness to change this course, return to historically conditioned and normal cooperation with the developed world and correct all that was made to Ukraine, there will be no confidence, and therefore there will be no coalition.

In other words, [Russia’s] anti-European course means the absence of the coalition. If the left part of the equation does not change, the right remains the same.

Can we count at least on something in this sense? Can it happen so that the ability to take a serious position in the real, not a dreamy international coalition, which is the largest after the anti-Hitler coalition both as of its composition and tasks, will encourage the Russian regime to abandon its anti-European course?

Certainly, Putin’s Russia is not the Soviet Union, and it is not the middle of the 20th century, so that Vladimir Putin could count on the role of leader of the USSR. Real shifts in politics and rejection of the anti-European course will mark the beginning of the end of the regime.

This is reminiscent of the situation with Viktor Yanukovych, for whom signing of the agreement on Ukraine’s association with the EU would be the beginning of the end of its larcenous system. However, he personally, in case of movement along this path, could play a positive role in the history of Ukraine. Certainly more positive than that he got as a result of his attempts to maintain power through the rejection of the European way. It is a historical fact.

Now a “window of opportunity” for shifting Russia’s position has emerged. The fate once again gives Russia a chance to come to senses and avoid fatal errors. Further there is the issue of reason and intelligence: one should not argue with history.

Intelligent Russian citizens now realize, from one hand, where the danger is and from what they should protect themselves, and on the other hand, they are aware that are facing this danger alone and no one from the outside will come and rescue them, and the Russian government will go on thinking that inappropriate and futile struggle with the West is the priority.

That is what it is to be hostages of the [political] course…