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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 Yablokov: Chernobyl is still beside us

Press release, 22.04.2016
The consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant are noticeable even 30 years after, Adviser in the Russian Academy of Sciences, head of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction Alexei Yablokov says. Today he has launched his book “Chernobyl: Сonsequences of the Disaster for People and Nature” at Interfax.image

The environmentalist noted that the information that only Ukraine, Russia and Belarus had suffered from the Chernobyl disaster was a myth, it had done damage to the European countries as well.

“It is widely thought that the Chernobyl disaster influenced Ukraine, Belarus and Russia but this is only 47 per cent of radionuclides, all the rest did damage to other territories. If we take the contaminated area, it turns out that 22 per cent of territory in Belarus, 13 per cent in Austria, 6.3 per cent in Ukraine, 5 per cent in Sweden and Finland, 1.6 per cent in the European part of Russia demonstrate the radioactive contamination of 0.1 curie. Europe has suffered a lot form the Chernobyl disaster and the fact that the IAEA and World Health Organisation connive at the consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe in Central and West European countries can be explained only by political reasons,” he said.

Alexei Yablokov said that 400 million people had been exposed to radiation because of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

“After 30 years 5 million people, including 800 thousand children, live in the dangerous areas. A second spreading of the radionuclides can be observed in recent years. It mostly concerned peat and forest fires. In 2010 the Chernobyl radionuclides were discovered again thousands of miles away in Sweden and Turkey,” he stressed.

The environmentalist said that the number of radionuclides had decreased during 30 years period but their bio oncentration in plants, mushrooms and animals remained at a high level.
“Last year berry jam was purchased in the most prestigious supermarkets of Wastern Europe. Caesium was found in 5 samples out of 50, one sample demonstrated the level hazardous for consumption. And what can we say about us? Every year the Public Health Authority discovers about 500 kilograms of radioactive berries in Moscow. It is the top of the iceberg. Maybe one hundredth part of what we eat is radioactive. Chernobyl is still beside us,” Yablokov says.

On the whole, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus spent about one trillion dollars to eliminate the damage caused by the accident. 830 thousand people participated in the elimination on behalf of the Soviet Union.
Alexai Yablokov also recalled other statistics – in the year of the disaster and during the past years the number of cancer diseases and the death rate increased, the number of miscarriages also increased not only in Russia but in the European countries as well.

“One can say that during 30 years the death rate made more than 1 million people because of the Chernobyl disaster,” he stresses.

Moreover, German and Italian demographers noticed that the sex ratio changed. The number of boys decreased during the second half of 1986 – 1987 in many countries.

According to Alexei Yablokov, 9 years ago he participated in a picket outside the World Health Organisation building in Geneva. The slogan said: “Tell the truth about Chernobyl, cancel the agreement with IAEA”. Since that time the action is being held every day.

“Breaking the oath of Hyppocrayes, the World Health Organisation engaged themselves not to tell anything bad about radiation without consulting nuclear experts, therefore one cannot trust the official statistics,” Yablokov said.

The environmentalist claimed that the supoort of nuclear power industry in Russia was connected with the support of nuclear weapons as a political instrument.

“Nuclear power industry is very dangerous. Vladimir Vernadsky [a renowned Russian and Soviet scientist] was right saying that the mankind was not ready to use nuclear power. The fact that accidents occur way too often only proves it,” Yablokov said.
Coordinator of Greenpeace anti-nuclear programme Rashid Alimov said that the benefits for the families of Chernobyl victims had been cut and the number of built-up areas which belong to the Chernobyl zone had been reduced as well.

On 23 April, YABLOKO is going to hold a rally in support of the residents who live in polluted areas.

Alimov noted that the contaminated areas were situated in 14 regions of Russia and the products which were produced there spread around the country.

He agreed with Yablokov that the construction of new nuclear power plants could not be justified.

Alexander Nikitin, Chair of the Board of Bellona environmental group, Deputy Chair of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction, also said that nuclear facilities were of potentially high danger but the decision on the construction were made by politicians, so they should be responsible in the first place.

“30 years after the Chernobyl disaster the lessons haven’t been learnt not only in Russia but in the whole world,” he says.

Alexei Yablokov is planning to launch the book in Minsk and Oslo.

The environmentalist’s book represents the most comprehensive survey of health, environmental and biological research data from different countries of the world on the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster for 30 years.

It deals with geographical and environmental characteristics of the polluted areas, morbidity and mortality in the radioactively contaminated areas, impacts on the environment and ways to minimise the consequences of the disaster for the affected population.