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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

Forum against xenophobia and nationalism was conducted in Moscow

Press Release, November 5, 2013

On November 4, Russia’s National Unity Day, YABLOKO and human rights advocates conducted a Public Forum “Russia’s Unity Is in Solidarity of Its Citizens. Against Xenophobia and Nationalism”.img_9604

The forum began with the performance of a national Caucasian dance by the children’s dance ensemble “Samur” and a song in the Tajik language by Akhat Mukhamedov.

Secretary of YABLOKO Political Committee Galina Mkhaleva opened the Forum. “Cross-ethnic tension increases within the society. Our goal is to propose ways of solving the situation. Such problems can’t be solved by introducing the visa regime or by demonstrative deportation of immigrants. Today we’ll try to come to an agreement whether we can work together, get united and resist xenophobia”, she said.

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin said that Russia can exist only in the conditions of civil and cross-ethnic peace.

Mitrokhin mentioned that the present authorities are in many ways responsible for the current situation. “We don’t have a decent regional policy which would prevent the large gap between the economic development of the regions of Russia. We don’t have a definite national policy, though cross-ethnic policy is very difficult to introduce. Migration policy doesn’t exist in Russia”.

YABLOKO leader believes that it’s impossible to ignore nationalism and xenophobia in a multi-cultural country. “We want to address the authorities, opposition and society: Stop playing with xenophobia and nationalism! You play with the devil by doing this”, warned Mitrokhin.

Lidia Grafova, Chair of the Migrants’ Organisation, said that a modern person mustn’t suffer with xenophobia. It’s a gregarious feeling typical of primitive tribes. She called the journalists to be objective when touching cross-ethnic problems despite the pressure on behalf of the authorities.

Secretary of Journalists’ Union Nadezhda Azhgikhina said that the main resource of the country are the people. It’s vital to achieve dialogue between different social groups and nationalities.

Chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group Ludmila Alexeyeva said that “every time we are taught to hate someone and to call somebody an outer enemy.” She reminded of the Chechen campaign, “war against oligarchs”, and now the immigrants are announced to be the “enemies”.
“It’s unbelievable that the leaders of the country arouse cross-ethnic hate”, said Ludmila Alekseyeva. She called to stop nationalistic moods in the country whether they concern statements or even jokes.

According to YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky, the root of the cross-ethnic tension is in the economic policy of the oligarchic system which aims to get extra profit from the slave labour of the immigrants and it also depends on the denial of the authorities to consider the equality of all the citizens before the law. The authorities hide their destructive policy by means of pseudo-patriotism, isolation of the country and arousing hatred toward the citizens of Russia with non-Slavic appearance.

Those who call themselves liberals and the opposition profit from this situation for “their PR personal PR and because of political foolishness,” Yavlinsky noted.
“For their justification they invented the myth of “moderate” nationalism, which is not really the case, since there is no distinction between “moderate” nationalism and outright fascism, between “moderate” nationalism and antihumanism,” he stressed.
All of these problems can not be solved without changing the political and economic system in the country. This can only be implemented by a new democratic opposition, which “will draw a line under the dark years and will really create a modern evolutionary bloodless transition to a civilized European political system,” Yavlinsky concluded.

As a result of the Forum the Committee on United Resistance of Xenophobia was founded. Representatives of YABLOKO, Moscow Helsinki Group, Migration of the 21st century foundation, analytical center Sova, Journalists’ Union, Committee for Civil Cooperation, Migrant’s Organisation entered the Committee on United Resistance of Xenophobia.

Members of the Committee plan to conduct lectures, round tables, exhibitions, concerts, rallies, publish newspapers, videos and other educational materials.


Sergei Mitrokhin


Galina Mikhaleva


Nadezhda Azhgikhina


Ludmila Alexeyeva


Grigory Yavlinsky


Lidia Grafova

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