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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

Construction of the Parliamentary Centre in a Moscow park is unacceptable!


Statement by the Moscow branch of the YABLOKO party

On November 24, 2014, [the authorities] announced public hearings on “The project [for] area planning in Mnevnikovskaya floodplain” which is part of the natural protection zone “Natural-Historical Park Moskvoretsky”. The project envisages construction of the Parliamentary Centre for the Federal Assembly of Russia. The fact that such hearings were announced demonstrates that the authorities gave the project a “green light”.

Quite symbolically on the same day Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that Russians had to “tighten their belts” because of the economic crisis. This is the manifestation of the classic case where one carries fire in one hand and water in the other.

The Parliamentary Centre was not built in the days when an oil rain was pouring on the country. Today when citizens are proposed to “tighten their belts” MPs, on the opposite, receive a gift in the form of improved working and living conditions. According to the presented draft project, it is planned to build not only the Parliamentary Centre for the Federal Assembly of Russia, but also a sports center, transport interchange nodes, housing and administrative buildings. The cost of the Parliamentary Centre only is estimated at USD 1.5 billion.

The choice of construction site causes much resentment, as it is a specially protected natural reservation.

Six years ago parliamentarians wanted to take a children’s park around the stadium “Krasnaya Presnya” from Muscovites, now MPs’ appetites focused on Mnevnikovskaya floodplain which is part of the natural and historical park “Moskvoretsky”. It is envisaged to build administrative and socio-residential buildings in over a third of 351.6 hectares of the floodplain.

Mnevnikovskaya floodplain is a habitat to more than 30 rare species of birds and animals listed in the Red Data Book of the City of Moscow.

Today the Government of Moscow has positioned Mnevnikovskoy floodplain area as an “uncomfortable, depressed territory” where “facilities causing great damage to the environment continue functioning despite bans and courts’ decisions”. The Moscow Government sees solution of this problem in the total building up of Mnevnikovskaya floodplain.

This stance of the Moscow authorities is a surprise, as under the current legislation protection, maintenance and use of protected areas in order to preserve unique and typical natural complexes and objects, flora and fauna and their genetic fund, study of natural processes biosphere and control over the change in its condition, and environmental education is the task of the authorities of the city of Moscow, and their criminal negligence of this fact led to such a situation that the territory of Mnevnikovskaya floodplain is far from the condition appropriate to the natural territory.

Despite this, instead of solving the problem on the proper maintenance of Mnevnikovskaya floodplain, the Moscow Government pushes through the decision on building-up of this territory.

The YABLOKO party believes that the draft “The project [for] area planning in Mnevnikovskaya floodplain” submitted to public hearings contradicts to the following [laws]:

– the Charter of the City of Moscow prohibiting alienation of lands of specially protected natural territories;

– The law of the city of Moscow No 48 “On Specially Protected Natural Territories of the City of Moscow” dated 26.09.2001 prohibiting construction within the boundaries of protected areas which is contrary to the purposes of education and the use of specially protected natural areas;

– The General Plan of Moscow Development which stipulates that the territory of Mnevnikovskaya floodplain is specially protected natural area and is not intended for placement of objects in the interests of the Russian Federation on the territory of Moscow;

– The City Development Code of the city of Moscow, according to which the development of the area is to be carried out in accordance with guidelines for the General Plan of Moscow Development that have not been adopted by Moscow yet;

– the draft submitted to public hearings and its feasibility study say nothing about the settlement Tretykov in the territory of Mnevnikovskaya floodplain where about a hundred of Muscovites have their permanent resident and private property.

The YABLOKO party urges:

– the Moscow Government to abandon the adventure that threatens to destroy 20 per cent of the natural reserve territory Moskvoretsky and is prone of an ecological disaster in the North-West and West of Moscow and is contrary to both the spirit and letter of the city development and environmental legislation, and withdraw the draft “The project [for] area planning in Mnevnikovskaya floodplain” (part of a protected natural area “Natural-Historical Park Moskvoretsky “) submitted to public hearings;

– Deputies of the State Duma and Federation Council members to listen to Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov;

– postpone the construction of the Parliamentary Centre;

– in the future to find a location for the Parliamentary Centre which would be acceptable from an environmental point of view.