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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

For every man, there’s a law to convict him under

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 15.03.2021

Photo: Participants of the Municipal Forum in a police van. Photo by Avtozak Live

Police detained over 170 municipal deputies in Moscow. This is how the authorities are fighting the pandemic and “undesirable organisations” [the Russian law “on undesirable organisations” gives prosecutors the power to extrajudicially declare foreign and international organisations “undesirable” in Russia and shut them down].

The State Duma is developing a bill on criminal punishment for false information about increases of prices. This is how the authorities are fighting inflation in the country.


Roskomnadzor [the Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications] began slowing down Twitter in Russia. This is how the authorities fight against protest moods in society.


Vladimir Putin signed a decree blocking “illegal” election campaigning on the Internet. This is how the authorities fight against political competition in elections.


The State Duma adopted a law restricting educational and informational activities. This is how the authorities introduce ideological censorship in education.


This is not an annual survey of government repression at all, and not even monthly monitoring. These are reports from the past three or four days! The state mechanism for introducing comprehensive restrictions is gaining momentum literally, before our eyes. Soon, the threat of blocking popular social networks, and possibly even disconnecting Russia from the worldwide network, may seem like a mere trifle against the background of real imprisonment sentences for dissent.


You reposted a discussion on the illegality of the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation – then face an imprisonment term for calling for a violation of the territorial integrity of Russia.


You expressed your indignation with the school history curriculum in the parents chat – then get criminal liability for distorting historical facts.


You retweeted a friend’s post about participation in a street protest – and here goes criminal liability for the organisation of unauthorised actions.


You decided to speculate publicly about the falsified cases brought against “extremists” who call for a change of government – this falls under an article on justifying extremism and terrorism.


You questioned the reliability of official data on the living standards or official coronavirus statistics – here come accusations of insulting the authorities and disseminating fake news.


Those who believe that it is possible to sit it out, that the main thing is not to stick out, are very much mistaken. This is not an outbreak of aggression on the part of the authorities, but the essence of a new era, the essence of the regime enshrined in the plebiscite on 1 July, 2020 [when the Russian Constitution was changed]. The authorities treat in such a way not only to their political opponents, but also the absolute majority of Russia’s citizens. Since concern for the welfare of the population is not a priority for the regime, an increase in discontent is inevitable. The cynical government understands this well, therefore it signals that any manifestation of not even a protest, but discontent will be suppressed.


As the Stalin’s Public Prosecutor Andrei Vyshinsky said, “find me the man, and I’ll find you the crime”.  The machine of repression is being built not only for political and public leaders and activists. Putin’s system has been muzzling dissent for a long time, a clear confirmation of this are the murders of Yury Shchekochikhin, Anna Politkovskaya, Boris Nemtsov, Timur Kuashev, and Farid Babayev, the attempts on the life of Vladimir Kara-Murza, Alexei Navalny and many others. As it turns out ( ), special technologies and techniques have been developed for these purposes, possibly, there are “death squads” as well. However, now the repressive mechanism is being constructed for all Russian citizens. Its main purpose is to sow fear in society. Today, Putin’s power runs the country with the help of fear; this system has no other levers. There is no interaction between the authorities and society through such institutions as elections, protection of human rights, and justice, primarily because these institutions have been destroyed in Russia. Only fear remains. Fear pervades everything. Fear must grip every citizen of the country. This is the goal of Putin’s entire policy today.


And this is important to remember. Just as it is important to remember the main threats to our country (read What Threatens Putin and What Threatens Russia, February 2021 ), not to be led by propaganda from anyone’s side, and not to be disoriented by imaginary threats. Because the main threat to Russia is the irreplaceable and unlimited power aimed at depriving people of freedom and total subordination of their lives.




Grigory Yavlinsky

is Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO, Vice President of Liberal International, PhD in Economics, Professor of the National Research University Higher School of Economics.