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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: There is a chance to stop the operation of resetting the presidential terms

Boris Vishnevsky’s blog post, 6.04.2021

Photo by jenoche/depositphotos

The Russian authorities intend to conduct a nationwide election campaign in an atmosphere of military hysteria.

I don’t want to repeat once again the phrase about “a small victorious war”, which the Putin regime is once again extremely in need, but we have to – everything is developing too alarmingly around Ukraine, as Russian troops are being pulled up to its borders.

This is happening against the backdrop of the fact that President Putin has been increasingly talking about the “Russian lands and traditional historical territories” allegedly “donated” to the former Soviet republics, which they should have returned by leaving the USSR.


Vladimir Medinsky, former Minister of Culture, and now presidential aide, speaking in the Federation Council, urges to think over, “how did it happen that the Great Russian lands ended up on the territory of Ukraine, Kazakhstan and even Belarus.”


And the leader of the puppet “People’s Republic of Donetsk” Pushilin declares that “he does not rule out the possibility of Kiev’s full-scale attack on Donbass” (as one have to come up with an “excuse” in advance when shifting the blame)…

Can Putin start a new war?

Yes, he can.


The main political institutions turned into mere scenery will not offer him any resistance in this.

Neither the obedient Federation Council, nor the caricatured State Duma, nor the servile Public Prosecutor’s Office, nor loyal courts will do this.


“Russia has consistently rejected all proposals for a real peaceful settlement in Donbass aimed at demilitarization of the region, and maintains and increases its military participation there, blocks the exchange of prisoners, continues to incite hatred towards Ukraine and propaganda for war,” runs the statement of the Yabloko Congress which took place pas weekend. Also, in the same statement: “A state built on lies and violence towards its citizens pursues the same foreign policies. Russia exports unfreedom and the threat of war all over the world. The Yabloko party warns the Russian society that Vladimir Putin’s policy may lead to a new war in East Ukraine, new deaths, destruction of the system of international relations, ousting Russia into a historical dead end, and destruction of the country’s civilisational prospects.”


The stance of Yabloko, which opposes the war, is fundamentally opposite to the position of the four State Duma parties, indistinguishable to the point of confusion, fully supporting Putin’s foreign policy and dreaming, together with him, of the restoration of the Soviet empire.


It is the Yabloko stance, and not the position of Putin and the Duma parties, that corresponds to the interests of Russian citizens, who absolutely do not need a new war.

With no one. And even more so with Ukraine.


And one more thing: from the text of Yabloko’s statement submitted to the Congress by Lev Shlosberg, Grigory Yavlinsky and Nikolai Rybakov:


“We see a direct connection between the militarisation of Russia’s foreign policy with the situation and the political attitudes of the authorities inside the country. This aggravation of the situation is accompanied by strengthening of the state propaganda for war, militarisation of public consciousness, and poisons the entire atmosphere in the country. It is in the atmosphere of military hysteria that the Russian authorities intend to conduct a nationwide election campaign.”


We have already seen one such campaign, in the fall of 1999.


When the “second Chechen war” began, against which Yabloko opposed (and which was supported not only by the Kremlin, but also by the Union of Right-Wing Forces [who declared themselves a liberal party]), for because of which it [Yabloko] was subjected to unprecedented persecution and defamation.

It was this campaign that brought Vladimir Putin to power.


Does someone believe that he will not dare to repeat it in order to ensure retaining the power he received then?


It is the State Duma, which will be elected in the fall of 2021, that will work in 2024, when the presidential elections are to be held.


By the way, Vladimir Putin has just signed a law allowing him to be elected two more times after “resetting” his presidential terms…

In 1999, society could have stopped the Successor operation by supporting in the elections the opponents of the war.

That did not happen. The consequences are well-known.


Now, supporting in the elections the opponents of the war, it is possible to stop the operation “Resetting of Presidential Terms”.

You just need not to miss this chance.


Remembering that only Yabloko is against the war – as it was then.


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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