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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: Will another Chernobyl happen in the next 27 years?

imageBlog by Alexei Yablokov, 21.04.2015

On the eve of 26 April – the International Day Commemorating Victims of Radiation Accidents and Catastrophes (in Russia since 2002 – the Day of Liquidators of Radiation Accidents and Commemoration of Victims These Accidents and Disasters”) – I was going to write that this ‘radiation year’ was marked by unprecedented Russian nuclear (military and energy) costs (comparable with all [Russia’s] national reserves), and irresponsible Russian nuclear blackmail which astonished and arouse serious concern in the world. However, yesterday I found the most detailed and serious statistical analysis of nuclear accidents and disasters which was published in a solid edition and I decided first of all to draw the attention of the mankind to an important conclusion of the Swiss-Danish team of researchers – about a 50 per cent probability of another disaster comparable with that in Chernobyl which may happen in the next 27 years.

This conclusion comes from a mathematical analysis of the most comprehensive list of the world’s atomic radiation accidents for the period 1946 – 2014 which was compiled by the authors. (It turns out that there were as many as 174 of such disasters). The researchers distinguish “ordinary” accidents related to radiation leakage (here they considered the accidents causing economic losses of over USD 50,000), and 15 catastrophic accidents, such as the Dragon Kings (a term used in Western literature since 1999 to refer to events repeatedly coming out of the general series). The analysis demonstrates that in general radiation accidents and disasters have been taking place less frequently, but their damage have increased. The authors calculated and the “costs” of the Fukushima disaster (USD 166 billion by 2015), and the “costs” of the Chernobyl disaster (USD 32 billion). According to my calculations (based on official estimates of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia), the “cost” of Chernobyl amounts to at least USD 500 billion. However, if 80 per cent of Fukushima radionuclides had not been blown away by the wind to the east and remained in Japan, the damages from Fukushima would have surpass Chernobyl by manyfold. Another conclusion of the authors, which immediately attracted the attention of specialists was that the international scale of radiation accidents, proposed by the IAEA and widely used in the world was not accurate enough.

Returning to the conclusion that the probability of a large nuclear disaster – and “forewarned is forearmed”, and “he who has ears, let him hear,” – it is necessary, as it has been already done by Germany and several other countries, to abandon nuclear energy as quickly as possible. Especially now when there are economic reasons for this (see my post “Energy Revolution: Renewable Energy Sources Have Become the Cheapest in the World”).

On the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster (1986 – 2016) another edition of the monograph “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and Nature” has been under preparation. Previous editions of this monograph (written by me together with the late prof. Vassily Nesterenko, former Chief Designer of mobile atomic power station Pamir, who devoted himself after Chernobyl to the rescue of child victims) were published in St. Petersburg, New York, Kyiv and Tokyo. The upcoming edition, together with a large amount of new material on the consequences of the disaster, will also mention the above a sensational calculations on the probability of a new major nuclear accident.

1/Wheatley S., Sovacool B., Sornette D. 2015.Of Disasters and Dragon Kings: A Statistical Analysis of Nuclear Power Incidents & Accidents (arXiv:1504.02380 [physics.soc-ph).

2/The Chances of Another Chernobyl Before 2050? 50%, Say Safety Specialists. MIT Technology Review, April 17, 2015