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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

Boris Vishnevsky: St. Petersburg has turned into a zone of lawlessness and police rule

Speech by the head of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, 3.02.2021

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky/ photo from the official website of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg

Laws have been passed in this room for more than a quarter of a century.


However, for the past ten days St. Petersburg has ceased to be a zone of law and has turned into a zone of lawlessness.


Tough detentions of civilians, beatings of women, use of electric shockers, demonstrative humiliation of citizens – all this in response to a peaceful protest, the right to which is guaranteed by the Constitution.


Non-admission of lawyers to the detained, many hours of detention of people with sight disabilities and mothers of young children, refusal to provide information to MPs, ignoring any indications of violations of the law – all this done with an insolent grin “if you are dissatisfied, you can complain”.


The concept of human rights has ceased to exist, as well as the concept of law.

High-speed justice, night courts (apparently, soon trials will be held right in the police vans in a specially arranged “compartment for trials”), overnight keeping of dozens of people in police vans, torture conditions in police departments where people are kept for up to two days, bans on giving them food and water, confiscation of phones…


This is St.Petersburg of the 21st century. Under President Putin and Governor Beglov.


The Governor, who had been deafeningly silent for a week, and then claimed that reinforced security measures were taken when the “mass walk” began. Given that the city began to resemble the city captured by Aliens a day before the start of the walk.


All this is an obvious operation to intimidate society: to intimidate, so that they would shut up and sit quietly at home, criticising the goverment only in the kitchen.


But it won’t work.


Because the idea of ​​change is becoming dominant.


“You can’t live like this,” as they said [in the USSR] in the late 1980s [on the verge of collapse of communism].


I would like to remind you that at that time people took to the streets not for Boris Yeltsin to replace Mikhail Gorbachev, but for changing the political system.


So that there would no the leading role of the communist party any more; so that there would be a multi-party system and freedom of speech, fair elections and economic competition.


And the system did change – although later, in the past two decades, it began to return to the former in many ways.


Today it responds to public protests only with repression – the former lower ranks of the KGB and ex petty officials from the Leningrad Executive Committee and the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office have no other way to talk to people.


The system neither knows any other ways and means, nor has a desire to know them.


Moreover, it deliberately shows that it will only respond to protests with violence and maliciously joyful humiliation of human dignity, and even greater strengthening of the power of the irreplaceable leader.


The authorities do not remember how the course towards strengthening the czarist regime ended a hundred years ago, it became hated by the overwhelming majority. And when it began to crumble, no one came to protect it.


The current protest is no longer a protest for Alexei Navalny only, and the court sentence to him has the same relation to justice as [Putin’s propaganda journalist] Vladimir Solovyov to journalism or [Spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry] Maria Zakharova to diplomacy. It should be canceled, like other sentences to political prisoners.


And the protest is no longer a protest against Putin only.


This could have been be dealt with by letting Alexei Navalny go and replacing Putin by his successor with the help of another “reshuffle”.


This is a protest against the System.


Also this is the protest of a generation against the System.


The System is always doomed in such a confrontation.


Change is inevitable and cannot be stopped,


As they failed to stop the change three decades ago.



is Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko Party,

member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee and  Bureau.

Leader of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg