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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

Andrei Babushkin: One night and 1001 Arabs or on the events in Cologne

imageBlog-post by Andrei Babushkin in the Live Journal, 11.01.2016
In 2015 the authorities of Germany accepted about a million refuges and together with Sweden and Austria faced the main burden of the wave of migration hitting Europe.

On the night of 1 January, about a thousand young men of Arab and North African appearance aged from 18 to 35 attacked women by the railway station of Cologne, sexually abused them and snatched out handbags and jewelry. On 1 January, 90 women turned to police reporting robberies and sexual assaults, and one rape case (according to the other sources, 379 cases were filed).

Similar attacks took place in Hamburg and Stuttgart, however, these assaults were of a lesser scale: there were fewer attackers and victims.

What was that Germany had to face: a drunk trick of spoiled migrants or a well-planned provocation?

One of the indicators of the world criminal statistics speaks in favour of the fact that junked up and drunk migrants decided to punish hospitable Germans for their hospitality: large metropolises always demonstrate a higher crime rate committed by migrants than the average in the country.

However, that’s where the arguments in favour of the spontaneous character of the actions by the bad guys from the Arabic East end.

All the rest gives evidence on the planned character of the action. First, the nature of the attacks – either sexual violence or theft of property – shows that the attackers acted in accordance with strict instructions: not to kill, not to break arms and legs, not to set cars on fire, not to smash shop windows, only sexually assaulting women or encroaching on their property.

Second, the age characteristics [of the attackers]: there were virtually no people over 35 absent among the attackers, which shows that there were age filters cutting off people who would be hard to manipulate with due to their life experience.

Third, simultaneous actions of the attackers in three large German cities (but not at all leading by the number of migrants who have found shelter there) indicate that we are dealing with an action targeted at influencing the public opinion, rather than ungrateful migrants’ natural reaction to German wealth. Fourth, localisation of the attack scenes is important. Is it possible that the spoiled youth out of a million of migrants was having good time only in three places, and these places turned out to be exactly the places with a large number of women and tourists? Of course, most incredible coincidences take place in real life. But not of that kind.

One can give the fifth, sixth or seventh reasons, but I will confine myself to one argument: my experience of studying three dozen conflicts with an ethnic factor shows that there were no conflicts involving at least 20 people that developed simultaneously without any planning. All the conflicts which involved over 20 aggressive villains were planned and, as a rule, were very carefully planned. Why? Simply because when the number of participants on one side exceeded 20 people, there always emerged positively minded leaders among them who prevented the conflict, any abuse or knifing. In the situation with Cologne there were reports on the guys of North African appearance who tried stop their follow tribesmen.

What punishment is in store for those responsible for the crimes committed in Cologne, Stuttgart and Hamburg? Nothing much:

Article 249 of the Criminal Code of Germany (violence endangering human life or health when seizing movable property) envisages at least one year of imprisonment and in less grave cases – from six months up to five years.

Article 177 of the Criminal Code of Germany (coercion to sexual acts by force or threats of imminent danger to life and health) envisages imprisonment for at least one year, and at least two years for graver cases. Further I will write about my conclusions which I am exactly sure of, but they are on the surface.

The German police is one of the best in Europe, and 265,000 people work there. Its credibility rating among the population was 74 percent in 2010. In Moscow during spontaneous brawls police officers arrest about 30 or 40 percent of the participants, and later, guided by video records, arrest the rest, it is hard to believe that the German police worked worse.

Nevertheless, there were either none or three detainees in Cologne and the police turned out not to be ready for the situation. For some reason it reminds me of the situation of 4 September 2004 in Beslan [when a school full of schoolchildren was taken hostages]: a bus with armed militants passed through a dozen of checkpoints like a knife through the butter.

It is hard to imagine that the police, guardians and ordinary citizens (and in Germany there are true citizens, rather than simply people with passports in their pockets) failed to notice that a thousand of young and drunk Arabs turned into an aggressive mood, and headed to the railway station.

And I want to give a piece of advice to Angela Merkel: if you want to find the guilty, study the connections and views of those police chiefs who took the decisions on that fateful day. Certainly, there is a possibility that only morons were on duty in these three large cities on New Year’s Eve, but it is hard to believe it. If they were not morons, why did not a rapid response group arrive at the place immediately after the first complaint? The solution of “The Cologne mystery” is important not only for Germany, but for all the countries affected by migration.

We need it so that at least to tear the mask of “an evil migrant threatening the European prosperity” from the cunning provokers. And finally, I definitely will not be surprised to learn that the elusive Cologne provokers and ISIL graze from a single source.