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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

Conference “Unsolved environmental problems of Moscow and the Moscow region” took place in Moscow

Press Release, photographs, 05. 04. 2014

The second theoretical and practical conference called “The unsolved environmental problems of Moscow and the Moscow region” where YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Chair of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction Alexei Yablokov participated was conducted in Moscow.05-04-conf-2

The experts discussed the basic environmental problems of the Moscow region: air, water, natural and green spaces, biodiversity, transport, construction, health and so on.

Forty five experts and activists  including the representatives of all the administrative districts of Moscow and the Moscow region made reports on the main environmental problems of Moscow and the Moscow region.

Head of the environmental protection laboratory at the All-Russian scientific and research institute of environmental protection Boris Samoylov said that there had been no changes since the first conference had taken place. The nature is still considered as an object of profit and entertainment and Moscow still exists on the account of the environmental capital of the second half of the 20th century. Only political solutions can make a difference.


Alexei Yablokov

Alexei Yablokov believes that the authorities  act slyly by making statements on the improvement of the environmental situation but don’t take any measures.  This way the project on the cut of industrial estates in Moscow and growth of green zones failed.

The environmental performance in Moscow is in terrible condition, said the scientist. Only thirty hazardous substances are under control for today when six hundred are thrown out.

“The air pollution level goes beyond the limit. One hundred percent of Muscovites are in the conditions of strong pollution. About five percent of water exceed medical and chemical norms which is unacceptable for the capital. Strong soil pollution takes place in some of the districts of Moscow,” explained Alexei Yablokov.

According to the environmentalist, the health of the citizens is the key to understanding the environmental problems. Moscow is leading in a number of diseases (prostate cancer, stenocardia) which shows the situation directly.


Sergei Mitrokhin

Yablokov said that there should be statistics not only in the districts but in the municipalities for the further development of the research. The health index can later elicit unfavourable environmental zones.

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin concentrated on the problem of greenery in Moscow which is on of the sharpest problems. He reminded that according to the World Health Organisation, at least half territory of  Moscow should be covered with greenery which is obviously not like that.

The territory of the specially protected nature areas in Moscow make only nineteen thousand ha and the natural complex yet thirteen thousand ha, which in total makes only thirty two thousand. If we divide it by the number of Moscow citizens (about 12 millions), we’ll see that only twenty square meters are secured per one citizen for today,” explained YABLOKO leader and also added that the calculations are optimistic  as lots of natural areas are used for other purposes.

YABLOKO’s inspection in the Losiny Ostrov [park and natural reservation] showed that the most of the territory is used for other agendas: there are plenty of illegal parking spaces, trash dumps and industrial zones.

YABLOKO leader reminded that Moscow general outlay ensures the increase of greenery spaces, creation of large greenery objects, reservation of a part of the city for green plantations. But nothing is done in practice.

On the contrary, the specially protected nature areas went through more than 200 corrections and lost 1500 ha during the recent years. As a result the active road construction, infill development, construction of religious buildings take place at natural complexes.

The environmental legislation degrades year after year. The possibility of deforestation was simplified.

YABLOKO leader said that the annual conference was not enough and the permanently acting committee on environment protection under aegis of YABLOKO and the Communist party should be created.

YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction, the Public Environmental Organisations Union, Moscow City Community for Environment Protection and the Communist party in the State Duma organised the conference.

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