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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: Cruelty to animals demonstrates society’s moral order

Press Release, 17.02.2018

On Saturday, February 17, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky visited the Sheremetyevsky dog shelter of the Charitable Foundation “In Good Hands”. He considers it necessary to adopt a law on protection of animals. As a deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, Yavlinsky proposed to introduce measures against cruel treatment of animals: two years of imprisonment for murder or a fine of 700,000 roubles (approximately Euro 10,000).

Grigory Yavlinsky examined the shelter and met with its inhabitants. There are almost 280 dogs in the shelter.

The uniqueness of the shelter is that it has warm crates. There are virtually no such shelters in Moscow and throughout Russia. The Sheremetyevsky dog shelter contains about 200 smooth-haired dogs who can not live in the cold in warm crates.

Every month about twenty dogs are adopted from the shelter. However, once a month one adopted dog dies because of the dog hunters who lay out the poisoned food on the ground, Lydia Belozerskaya, administrator of the shelter, said.

Grigory Yavlinsky calls for adoption of the law on protection of animals. He proposed to introduce measures for the cruel treatment of animals (two years of imprisonment for murder or a fine of 700,000 roubles) several years ago, when he was deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. However, the State Duma has failed to pass a law on protection of animals for almost 15 years.

“Protection of animals is a matter of principle. In my opinion, it is exclusively political, this is a very important part of my programme and a key direction of activity in the country in general,” Yavlinsky said.

Grigory Yavlinsky believes that cruel treatment of animals demonstrates the society’s moral order.

“We should not be surprised, at such an attitude to animals, that bloody crimes occur in schools, and there grow up children with cruelty, hatred and anger already in their blood – this is because it is allowed to kill animals in the country. When society does not know how to handle animals, I assure you, it abolishes its soldiers. It then does not care about those who are sent to fight. And then these people die. And there emerge nameless graves. Parents do not know what happened to their children. This is all linked into one chain – cruelty and anger. The atmosphere in the society leads to the most serious crimes,” Yavlinsky stated.

The politician drew the attention of journalists that many dogs are being killed before large-scale events – the Olympics and the World Championships. And often this is done under the guise of “noble” goals – they catch animals for sterilisation, but in fact they are killed. There is alsocorruption, as billions of roubles are spent on it, the presidential candidate said.

Grigory Yavlinsky said that he had been helping to a dog shelter in Tatarstan for several years already, and told that he had had two dogs. The first – a mongrel – was picked up by his children, it lived in the Yavlinsky family for 15 years, and the second dog was a sheepdog.

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky and Irene Belenkaya, hostess of the shelter.

The leader of Yabloko introduced Irene Belenkaya, hostess of the private shelter, to journalists.

“There are people who themselves, without any help from the state, pay huge money for renting the land, redeeming the guilt of the whole society for how it treats animals,” he said.

Irene Belenkaya told to journalists that huge amounts of money go to electricity, rent, dog food and cure and operations for dogs, but there are very few people who want to help, many turn away because these are stray dogs.

“This is the most accurate characteristic, what the system of power in Russia is like today. And this attitude is the same to anyone either to dogs, or people ” Grigory Yavlinsky said.

The staff of the shelter showed Grigory Yavlinsky a dog named Yurma. The presidential candidate went for a walk with this dog.

All the staff of the shelter are specially trained. All dogs are examined and tested by dog handlers. Each dog has a certain summary: how it goes with children, how it treats cats, how it treats other dogs, how it behaves in an apartment, and so on. This is necessary in order to be able to find a family for a dog. All dogs are sterilized and neutered. All the dogs are walked twice a day.

There are people who come to the shelter just to take a walk with a dog. Not everyone has the opportunity to take a dog home. All dogs are waiting for their masters and homes. Maybe your dog is already waiting for you in the Sheremetyevsky shelter?