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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: “The pogrom in Biryulyovo, Moscow, was organised on order”

Firstnews, 22.10.2013

berulovoNationalistic forces were eager to catch fish in muddy water and feather nest by actively using the situation in Biryulyovo, Moscow, however, they did not find support from the local population of the area. The residents of the Biryulyovo district did not join them.

The Human Rights Council (HRC) under the President expressed doubt that the reason for the events in the West Biryulyovo district, Moscow, lied in inter-ethnic strife. Human rights activists who observed the conflict from the very beginning lay blame for the anti-immigrant riots on the law enforcement and some political forces rather than migrants or residents of the area.

Andrei Babushkin, HRC member, Chairman of the Committee “For the Civil Rights” and member of the Bureau of the YABLOKO party, led a team of observers from the HRC in Biryulyovo. In his view, the protest was organised “on order”.

FN: How strong was the nationalistic element in the Biryulyovo conflict?

Andrei Babushkin: When we talked to the local residents, they first spoke about the inaction of the police and only then about migrants. These issues turned out to be inextricably intertwined. So, local residents did not blame all the migrant workers. They were dissatisfied only with those of them who committed offenses. But the residents of the area cited numerous cases when the police simply did not come out on a call.

Also, when we came to Biryulyovo, it was right after the beginning of the insurgence, we saw that there were two groups of protesters. One was located by the Biryulyovo-Tovarnaya station and another one near the Biryuza shopping center. The first group consisted of young men who were standing in front of television cameras shouting slogans like “Russia for Russians” and “Moscow for Muscovites”. There were about 40 such people at most. This means that only one tenth out of total four hundred protesters in Biryulyovo chanted extreme right wing slogans and smashed cars.

When we talked to those nationalistic guys, and it turned out that they were not the locals.

FN: But local residents joined them in the course of the protest, did not they?

Andrei Babushkin: The nationalistic forces were eager to catch fish in muddy water and feather nest by actively using the situation in Biryulyovo, Moscow, however, they did not find support from the local population of the area. The residents of the Biryulyovo district did not join them. Initially they went to Biryulyovo trading centre together with the nationalists, but then realized that they were used in other people’s games and showed civil responsibility.

There is another important point there – whether mass-scale insurgences did take place there or not. I can state that the events in Biryulyovo did not reach the degree of a riot. They can be qualified as hooliganism, vandalism, or hooliganism for inciting ethnic hatred. Certainly, there was a danger of mass-scale pogroms, but the police prevented them.

FN: Who profits from the crisis in Biryulyovo?

Andrei Babushkin: Yesterday’s monitoring showed that prices on fruit and vegetables in Moscow shops rose from 20 to 50 per cent. This is a terrible blow to Moscow households. We have observed an unprecedented attempt to monopolize the sales of fruits and vegetables. There is no doubt that the people who organised the pogroms and those who ordered closing of the wholesale shopping centre received money from the same source. I think there is a very strong economic interest of those who would like to damage the reputation of the country on the eve of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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