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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: “Great Britain has proved that it is the most important part of Europe.”

imageGrigory Yavlinsky web-site, 24.06.2016

British referendum has ended. From now on Britain and the EU, and Russia will live with this result. All of Europe will think how to respond to the challenge. Such a result has raised a lot of pressing issues, rather than solved some problems.

The European Union, with all its problems and shortcomings, has been the most successful political, socio-economic and humanitarian project in the world for several centuries. This is an achievement of the civilization, the essence of which is to prevent wars on the continent which gave rise to the two most bloody world wars. And the matter was not the bureaucratic formation with its center in Brussels, but its essence. Creation and development of the EU is a new quality of policies based on respect and trust to an individual for the defence of his/her rights, a beacon indicating the trajectory of development for all.

What the EU opponents offer is not a return to some kind of “golden” past. What can be returned? Victorian England with Sherlock Holmes? The Empire on which the sun never sets?

Such a choice is always about the future. Supporters of Britain’s exit from the EU propose to follow the path which has unsteady ground of denial under the feet, and fog ahead. Among other things, the British, in fact, voted for their secession from one of the most powerful economies in the world. And pound sterling responded to it quickly.

The vote at the BREXIT referendum is a confirmation that the political civilisation focused on the European model, is facing serious problems associated with the lack of vision and perspective. The modern political establishment has no vision of the future which would be convincing enough for millions of citizens. And here come the chaos factors that are always ready: simplification and coarsening of politics, growth of violence, increasing influence of nationalists and the right-wing, EXIT, attempts to isolate themselves, and Donald Trump in America…

Common sense in today’s world does not always win, and simple solutions – to get away, tear off or break up – seem attractive. In addition, many of those who voted “against” were motivated by the desire to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with a variety of things. All this together determined the result.

There will certainly difficulties now, but the European project is clearly viable, therefore, there is a positive scenario. It can not be ruled out that the alliance of France, Germany and continental Europe may become even more organic and strong as a result of the fact that the weird British will make decisions separately. Obviously, a serious and long overdue reform of the EU, as well as a new strategy for cooperation with such countries as the UK, Norway and Switzerland will be discussed and launched in the next five years. Europeans will cope with it, will sort it out and will do better than it was – in the long run, they have a clear potential of unlimited growth.

But what is there ahead for Russia? Are we going to participate in the search for a new common path? After all, it is a question of our future. Or shall we continue to move in line with the present anti-European political course, on a non-existing path? Emptiness, denial, aggressive disbelief instead of a vivid modern Russian thought?

What is BREXIT’s lesson for us? We are once again demonstrated that people’s opinions in Europe do matter and that the referendum was real, “no nonsense”, a political tool rather than a way to formalize already adopted decisions with an absolutely predictable result. Such a way of decision-making is more important than the desires of even the most skilled politician, because it builds confidence, trust and respect – the engine and the main element of productive life.

Speaking about practical issues, the EU is most likely to introduce such a model of relations with Britain as it operates with Norway or Switzerland and will finally hold long-overdue reforms.

The Russian President on the eve of the British vote expressed his bewilderment: why? Why did David Cameron make a referendum if he opposed the withdrawal from the EU? But David Cameron did all this because the government respecting its citizens acts like this. It trusts them in adopting decisions that directly determine their country’s future.

That is the main thing! Britain has proved that it is the most important part of Europe. And it is the British citizens who will solve the problem of the development strategy of Europe which is still united in its political, humanitarian, philosophical grounds, rather than London politicians and bankers. They will do it responsibly and together with all Europeans.