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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

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Creation of a powerful economy is the key task of the government for the next 30 years”

Press Release, 31.01.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko’s candidate for the post of the Russian President, met with the business community of the Pskov region in the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry during his visit to the Pskov region. Yavlinsky spoke with the entrepreneurs about the key issues of his economic programme and also told them why modernisation and economic development in the country are impossible without changes in Russia’s policies.

According to Grigory Yavlinsky, the problems of the Russian economy and its role in the global economy are obvious and do not cause any special disputes. In this sense, Russia is a peripheral country, which gives only about 2 per cent of world GDP. He also marked weak diversification of the economy, excessive presence of the state in business, monopolism, low labour productivity and, consequently, Russia’s low competitiveness in all fields, except for raw materials and armaments.

Yavlinsky said that the present ruling circles in Russia view the economy as a means of reproducing their own position in power and meeting their foreign policy ambitions; where as Russia needs the opposite: “All the state policies for the next 30 years should be reduced to one thing only: creation of a powerful economic system in Russia. Because a country with such [long] borders, such [vast] territories and lacking a powerful economic system can not exist. “We will do everything else later, we will solve all other tasks as soon as we become a real economic power,” he noted.

According to Yavlinsky, the present Russian system is not capable of changes from within, and the key criterion for the selection of management personnel in business and the economy is loyalty, rather than professionalism and ability of making the change.

“The motivation of these people is specific. They earn from the administrative rent, which stems from their monopoly position. Nothing will change without changing these people, without political changes. Only political changes can change motivation,” Yavlinsky added.

He also touched upon the topic of sanctions and isolation of the Russian economy. “The policy that led our country to a situation where all can impose sanctions on it, a policy that tears our economy away from the world markets and isolates it, a policy that creates barriers – such policy is wrong, it needs to be changed! Nobody [in Russia] has the right to put the country in the position of a target,” Grigory Yavlinsky said. “Everyone is discussing the idiotic list published in the US. The list is anecdotal. But everyone is discussing only this. Because we are a peripheral economy, we are an economy-appendage, but we act as if we are a leading economic power. But in order to behave like a great power, we must first become a great power! “, Grigory Yavlinsky said.

In the second part of his speech Yavlinsky spoke with the members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry about the steps that can change the situation and offered in his “Economic Manifesto” (i.e., the section of the his presidential programme). He noted that the key task for business climate and development is predictability: “It is pointless if you as the main economic subjects do not know what the rules of the game are and what will happen to them in a year, or two, or five. It is impossible to build a modern economy without confidence in the authorities and institutions,” he said.

Yavlinsky also spoke about the eight points that the government and the state must fulfill in order to create an efficient economic model:

not to look for exotic ways to stimulate economic activities such as mobilization of economy or achieving its full self-sufficiency; not to challenge property title for large assets of their current owners, except in case of serious criminal offenses against the individual; not to increase concentration of the assets in the main sectors of the economy and not to oppose private businesses in any industry, including strategic industries; not to create any additional obstacles and restrictions for foreign capital and investments, and not to impose restrictions on cross-border movement of funds and resources, including currency controls, except for temporary restrictions in some cases.

In addition, according to Yavlinsky, the state must coordinate any decisions that dramatically change the conditions of economic activity in the private sector, with the existing business associations and authorised expert centres, conduct its information policy in such a way that would not damage the foreign activities of Russian businesses, and develop and implement a system of personal responsibility of officials for unlawful actions causing damage to an enterprise or a company.