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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

Alexey Yablokov, pioneer of the environmental protection, great and warm friend, man of courage, eminent scientist, is now gone.

imageThe Russian academician Alexey V. Yablokov passed away on January 10th, at 83, after a long and painful sickness.

The most significant traits of Alexey Yablokov personality were obvious to anybody from the first contact : the benevolence, the moral rigor, the intellectual intransigence, the patriotism, the commitment for the public good, and the tireless activity in the service of the defense of the conditions of life on Earth.

Charles Digges, in the name of the well known Russian-Norvegian organization Bellona, with which he collaborated for many years, paid a long tribute to him, under a title which summarizes in a few words the historical importance of the career of the man whom President Boris Eltsine had taken by his side between 1989 and 1992 as consellor for the questions of ecology and environment :

Alexei Yablokov, grandfather of Russian environmentalism, dies at 83
Alexey Yablokov fought a thousand battles. He denounced the make-up of the number of catches of the Russian whalers, in breach with the international covenants (1997). He coordinated the counting of the Soviet atomic ships and submarines, and of the 17 000 containers of radioactive waste immersed in the Arctic Ocean. His white book on these questions brought to Russia more than a 3 billion dollar help to dismantle 200 submarines and secure dozens of stocks of military radioactive waste.

He played a major role of advice and witness in the procedure concluded by the release in 2000 by the Supreme court of Russia, of the Russian environmentalist Alexander Nikitin, prosecuted by the Russian State since 1995 for publishing the report “The Russian Northern Fleet: Source of Radioactive Contamination”.

Without counting his energy, he fought for bringing the aftereffects of Chernobyl to the rank of major and long-lasting disaster. He was used to saying : “Chernobyl is a growing tree…”. With the physicist Vassily Nesterenko, one of the most eminent “war veterans” of Chernobyl (the word “liquidator” is a political euphemism, as nothing is liquidated, except for human lives and abandoned territories), and his son Alexey, he wrote the book “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment”, published by Naouka in Moscow in 2006, and then by the Academy of Sciences in New-York in 2009, and available in French in an augmented version (Tchernobyl : Conséquences de la catastrophe sur la population et l’environnement, <>).

Although tormented by the painful developments of his disease, he keept on working till the absolute limits of his strength. One of his last publications was : “A Review and Critical Analysis of the Effective Dose of Radiation Concept. J Health Pollution, Part I, June 2013 et Part II: An Approach to an Objective Assessment of Human Radiation Risk, October 2014. It should induce every independent radio-biologist to take a close look at the gap between the presentation of the effects of the radiation by the international authorities – OMS, Commission internationale de protection radiologique et United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation – in charge since 1957 of the development of atomic energy (in support to the very young EAIA), and what was revealed by the major accidents, among them Chernobyl.

Alexey Yablokov was and still is an irreplaceable example. We were not only honored, but also very lucky to have joined him in the fight for the recognition of the damage of Chernobyl, and so that the screed of the oblivion and the indifference do not seal the fate of the population affected by the consequences of the accident. Carrying on his work is from now on our duty, that of all who remain concerned by the victims of Chernobyl and Fukushima.

We express to his family and his friends our most sincere condolences, and we share the pain of his loss with them.

Yves Lenoir
president of Enfants de Tchernobyl Belarus
author of La Comédie atomique, La Découverte, 2016