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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: Exhaustion of the state

Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 23.12.2016

Today the President has the end of year press conference, the President is answering the questions of the journalists. There are a lot of question but, in my opinion, there is one major question: what is going on with our state? The situation with [oil company] Rosneft will probably help answer this question.

First they told us that Russian banks including Gazprombank provided Qataris and assumed Swiss with funds to buy Rosneft. What followed was even more interesting. Former Deputy head of Russia’s Central Bank supposed that the deal was financed by the [Central] Bank of Russia: the debts of the banks to the regulator increased by 240 billion roubles since the privatisation of Rosneft was announced! This way, the transaction for the sale of 19.5 per cent of shares of the the largest state company turned out to be not simply strange but symbolic.

Such systems as the one we have in Russia at the moment always evolve, and they evolve towards a certain direction at that, going through several phases. It seems that now we are entering the phase  when the superstructure of the system is beginning to serve not just group or corporate interests, these phases are already gone through, but private ones in the literal sense of this word.

Group interests are, for example, the interests of the military industrial complex, or the agricultural complex. Or, let us suppose, big commodity-driven business. Theoretically, any brisk, working system cannot but reflect the interests of certain social corporations. By the way, excessive protection of such interests may lead to negative consequences for the rest of the society. The thing is that the society is always diverse, if it denotes its interests in politics, it is not done directly but via some unions.

But it is already an alarm signal when not some public corporations but certain individuals, no matter whether they are on their own or belong to small groups, are becoming the major force in the country. Individuals driven only by their private interests can both make a real mess of things and spoil the whole broth. In such a situation they can do serious damage to the society. It is also about corruption when one starts pointless multi-billion projects to steal a penny. It is also about strange transactions which appear unobvious even at first glance, and as soon as you go into detail the number of question, which are left unanswered, is growing. It is also about unreasonable foreign policy adventures which are launched because of personal ambitions or advance in rank.

In this respect the privatisation of Rosneft’s block of shares is a bad sign.

Of course, such non-transparent transactions were made before. But, first of all, now it is the case with the very strategic asset of the state. A lot of things – in terms of the budget and life of the country – depend on the way this asset will function. Of course, one could turn their back on the problem, turn a blind eye to it, but not this time.

In the second place, despite the fact that some degree of unscrupulousness is inevitable in politics, one must not make unscrupulousness a principle of politics. At the moment our country is waging a hybrid war with the biggest part of the world, and the Middle East emirate of Qatar is on the other side of the front in this war. So, under the circumstances how can one allow the Qatar Sovereign Fund to manage such an important asset? The other thing is that the authorities imposed this war on the country, and we need to drop out of this resistance somehow. Even if we suppose that the transaction with Rosneft is the path to the way out (though I can hardly believe it), the door is situated in a different place.

In the third place, not only the essence of the privatisation deal but the procedure of carrying out the formal commission of the government was violated in several respects. And this is also a very bad sign. If one can neglect the state discipline concerning SUCH a transaction, which interferes with someone’s personal interests and circumstances, then what can one tell about thousands of less important deals on the state scale of this kind?

This way, I am afraid, the process of turning the state from an instrument of harmonisation of interests of different groups of the society into a screen for personal self-interested deals with state property got a new acknowledgement and a new impulse. This is called the exhaustion of the state.

If it goes on like this, we have the combats for personal interests ahead – this is a real precondition, which is hard to eliminate, to coercive actions behind-the-scenes at the highest level.