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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

FIDE President should have tried to secure the rights of Carlsen’s World Cup match through corruption., 11/08/2014, Google translation
Tromsø (Dagbladet): It took about three hours before the presidential election in the International sjakkforundet (FIDE) took complete guy. Thereupon the British chess player and -kommentatoren Nigel Short and confronted the incumbent Kirsan Iljumzjinov with specific corruption charges.

– FIDE President has stated that corruption in sport is a serious problem and that it must be addressed with zero tolerance. Unfortunately, FIDE president been less open about issues of bribery and corruption charges relating to himself, said Short, when he had a document in his hand.

– There seems to be an agreement that Iljumzjinov signed himself. There is a plan to fill both his and the then president of the English Chess Federation, Andrew Paulson, their pockets with money. Iljumzjinovs signature and initials shows on the sheet. My question to the President: Have Iljumzjinov signed this document?

– Would secure World Cup rights
The answer Briton got in return was anything but convincing, says the famous Dutch chess journalist Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam.

– Iljumzjinov thought it was just a request he had received, not a document. At the same time he admitted to have signed it. Why would he do that if it was only a request, say ten Geuzendam Dagbladet.

The mentioned document is supposed to ensure Iljumzjinov, personally, 51 percent of the company Agon Enterprises, who would get the rights to the scheduled World Cup match between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand in November.

– You can see that people are very angry. It is clear that there is much that is not fair here. What does not make sense. People screaming. I find it hard to describe but it’s like fighting between the two candidates that take place here now, says Peter Doggers, founder of one of the world’s greatest chess sites,, Dagbladet.

In uproar
It peaked when delegates from the Ivorian Chess Federation took the floor soon after Short. He refused to ask more questions, as the FIDE leadership believed Short had used up all the allotted time that was set aside for the purpose.

– I refuse to give up the microphone. I have traveled all the way from Africa to Tromsø. We are an equally important part of FIDE as some others. I have a right to get answers to my questions, said Essoh Essises.

Just as the security guards were on their way to escort the man out, Iljumzjinov promised that he would receive a written response later. Soon after leaving anyway Essises premises.

To be determined
It was around nine ten the 85 General Assembly of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) started. Top of the agenda in the densely packed auditorium at the University of Tromsø was the election of a new president.

The highly controversial candidates, incumbent President Iljumzjinov (52) and challenger Garry Kasaprov (51), had a year-long campaign marked by corruption accusations, threats and other mudslinging behind.

Now the time has come to decide who would win the prestigious fray.

Expected circus-conditions
There was great excitement related to how the process would proceed. Prior expected more circus-like conditions, which was the case when Iljumzjinov defeated Anatoly Karpov in Khanty-Mansiysk Russia four years ago.

If there was a perfect circus to begin with, bar the first half hour mark by a tense atmosphere.

Immediately after the meeting was set, the President of the Philippine Chess Federation word. Standing, with microphone in hand, Prospero Pichay asked repeated questions about how advance votes “obtained by the use of threats” (from Iljumzjinov camp) could be applicable.

More controversies
Selection committee chairman, Margaret Murphy, however, would not respond directly to the allegations. Instead she showed only the regulations adopted by generalforsamlignen in 2012.

– I’ve given you the explanation of advance votes three times. Sorry, we have to continue, said Murphy.

Soon after continued controversy. Then the delegates from the Ivorian connected up the highly inflamed case where the representative of Gabon, among several others, suddenly and unexpectedly was replaced by FIDE with Iljumzjinov sympathizers short time ago.

– How did the election committee for the decision? Gabon president sitting here today. He’s been robbed, thundered Essoh Essises.

– I do not think this is the place or time to discuss it. It has been voted and chosen the former, responded selection committee chairman.

– Vote Kasparov!
The Ivorian delegate settled, however, not satisfied with this answer. Finally, it ended with the Iljumzjinov even spoke up and said:

– I understand that this is a moral issue. Therefore, I urge the delegate from Gabon to please vote for Kasparov. View the obvious, this is fixed. Thank you! Iljumzjinov said to applause from the audience.

Challenges Kasparov was not, however, among those who were impressed by Vladimir Putin friend’s initiatives.

– Iljumzjinov, you have said that you do not have the opportunity to influence the electoral process. Now it was just what you tried to do. Okay, Gabon votes happily at me, but that does not mean I know how the delegate from Uganda, who received Gabon original place votes.

Having to present themselves
Iljumzjinov allowed himself should not rush. The Kalmykia-born Russian drew just smile and asked Kasparov nicely to present themselves, so everyone else had to.

– What is your name?

– Kasparov, Garry. Sorry I have not introduced myself, but I thought linked knew the name of one of the world champions. There are only 16, said Kasparov and smiled – to laughter from both Iljumzjinov and the rest of the meeting.

Soon stemmetid
It was approaching the time for which the delegates should decide “all-time dirtiest election campaign.”

Before that, it was clear for a last appeal from the candidates. In the course of about 20 minutes long speech, Kasparov came with more startling promise.

1 If Kasparov is elected FIDE President, the liabilities of national associations, the International Chess Federation be removed tomorrow.

2nd Member fees will be cut by 50 percent.

3 Controlled Rich Rex Sinquefield will spit ten million U.S. dollars into the FIDE budget.

– Not ten million, 20!
Iljumzjinov went up the pulpit soon after. And 52-year-old could obviously not be worse than his challenger.

– Kasparov promises ten million U.S. dollars from his American friend. There is money in Russia. I guarantee not ten but that $ 20 million will be provided to FIDE today!

It was the last word, for now there are no more candidates can do. The choice is on!

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