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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

Alexei Melnikov on Russia’s Economic Security Strategy until 2030: A memorial to underdevelopment


The government arrogantly believes that the current situation in Russia will remain unchanged for a long time. Therefore they adopt The Economic Security Strategy until 2030. But Russia is facing quite serious and painful changes that will take place much earlier [than in 2030].

Russia’s time machine does exist. However, it has only one direction – coming back in time, the “future” option is unavailable. This is the essence of a voluminous, boring Russia’s Economic Security Strategy written in a trite language, which President Vladimir Putin has signed.

Such a document could appear only in a stagnant political atmosphere in a country, which has no free presidential elections and where the establishment find themselves at a loss and do not know how to solve the problems of the state, therefore they only imitate paper activity.

The thing is that the issues that serve as points of political struggle in the elections in western countries are turned into a bureaucratic procedure in Russia. The President “decides”, the Government “prepares proposals”, it also “ensures compliance with mechanisms” and submits “an annual report” to the President. No problem. “The History of a Town“, part 2. No doubt that there will be no results. Such an experience already exists.

There were no results and nothing was done after the decrees of the soviet party congresses had been written in “correct”,  facile words. The USSR was going towards a collapse, the establishment was performing a ritual, the grass roots were indifferent. The same thing happens today. At the same time, Russia’s authorities composed a strategy until 2030 and it is likely that they have no doubt that they and Russia will remain more or less the same in the modern dynamic world within 15 years. This conceit is dangerous.

The ruling “strategists” turned the whole country into a single bureaucratic structure and the normal economic life was turned into a useless word combination – “economic security”.

The epoch created much unnecessary legislative “garbage” including the laws “On Security”  and “On Strategic Planning in the Russian Federation”, which serve as the foundation for Putin’s “Economic Security Strategy”. Here is a typical example that, according to Russia’s authorities, “a state” is not an assembly of people, consumers who have economic interests but “a state” solely exists over people, it is such a structure where people serve only as means. Therefore this “strategy” is the establishment’s  collection of ideas on how to preserve their power. This explains the actual aim of the strategy – the way that Russia’s establishment can survive in modern world with “economic sovereignty” and “sustainability of the domestic economy to internal and external challenges and threats” which guarantee the preservation of power.

At the same time, “The Economic Security Strategy” is a wonderful illustration of the idea that its authors’ government represents serious danger. The thing is that this government, which confronts the West and pushed Russia to isolation, is responsible for “the emergence of new challenges and threats” such as “the use of discriminatory measures against key sectors of the Russian economy, restriction of access to foreign financial resources and modern technologies” that are mentioned in the text of the “strategy”. It also concerns the threat “of enhancing the conflict potential in the zones of economic interests of the Russian Federation and close to its boarders”. Who forced [the government] to start [a conflict] with Ukraine three years ago? Who makes them persist in their point of view today? The Russian authorities have created problems for the citizens themselves and now they call their work “challenges and threats”.

On the other hand, the wording of some “challenges and threats” shows that nothing significant was done in order to make Russia a modern country within nearly 20 years. Inevitable processes that were already obvious 15 years ago still represent “challenges and treats” – “change in the structure of global demand for energy resources and their consumption patterns, development of energy-saving technologies and reduction of material consumption, development of “green technologies”.

“The Economic Security Strategy” is imbued with the conservative spirit and is characterised by lack of faith in private initiatives and a tendency towards “sovereignty”. It is a mythical and idealistic construction. One will fail to preserve the foundations of today’s “capitalism of bosom friends”. Russia is facing serious changes much earlier than in 2030. They are impossible if the status quo is preserved, they will be painful.

Then nobody will think about “The Economic Security Strategy”. It is hopeless retro even today – a memorial resume to dissipated 1990s and disastrous 2000s.