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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: If the majority of Russians vote in the elections in September, the situation will radically change

Press Release, 09.06.2016

According to Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg’s Legislative Assembly, politics led to situation when modern solutions could no longer be taken in the economy and everyday life. He made such a statement at a press conference held in the Rosbalt news agency in St. Petersburg. Grigory Yavlinsky and Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Kobrinsky, YABLOKO members of the Legislative Assembly, drew the results of the work of the YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg in 2011 – 2016.image

Grigory Yavlinsky noted that, according to the results of elections to the city parliament in 2011, the YABLOKO party received six mandates in the Legislative Assembly, but because of election fraud the party was represented in the Legislative Assembly by only three MPs.

For five years YABLOKO deputies submitted to the Legislative Assembly 96 bills, 24 of them were adopted. In addition, YABLOKO MPs received about 4,000 applications from city residents.

YABLOKO MPs told journalists about the most urgent problems the faction dealt with in the five years.

Boris Vishnevsky spoke about the work on preservation of St.Petersburg historical heritage. “We managed to get protection for definite architectural landmarks …, saved them from destruction and illegal reconstruction,” Vishnevsky said. The second topic was urban planning: “No one engaged in the amending the General Plan of the city development and the law on green zones in public areas as actively as the YABLOKO faction,” he noted.

Alexander Kobrinsky spoke about protection of citizens’ rights. He stated that complaints of violation of residents’ housing rights prevailed among all applications. Complaints on inaction of the city government were also very numerous. “I got a complaint from citizen, whom police refused 15 times to initiate a theft case, despite the fact that each time the prosecutor’s office canceled these decisions of the police as unlawful,” Kobrinsky noted. Also YABLOKO actively defended animals’ rights and fought against doghunters, according to Kobrinsky some improvements were reached here as compared to 2012.

The prime concern of the YABLOKO faction was the city budget. Draft budget amendments developed by Grigory Yavlinsky envisaged greater transparency of the budget process and strengthening of fiscal discipline. In December 2015, the Legislative Assembly approved Yavlinsky’s bill in the first reading. However, the ruling party majority in the city parliament tried to delay the adoption of the bill, scheduling the second reading for the next convocation of the Legislative Assembly in autumn 2016. Despite this, Yavlinsky has been working in the ad hoc working group preparing the bill for the second reading.

Another field of work of YABLOKO MPs was long-term development of St. Petersburg. The Expert Group headed by Grigory Yavlinsky developed conceptual strategy “Greater St.Petersburg. The 21st Century”. The concept envisages joint development of the city and the Leningrad region without their “mechanical merger”. The document was presented to the Governor and the City Government.

The third area was development of the city heating system. “If no measures are adopted here, then the Minstry for Extraordinary Situations will have to take it up, rather than the Legislative Assembly. It will be a catastrophe [with heat provision],” Yavlinsky said. Together with experts, he developed a bill on capital repairs of housing and modernization of the heating system.

Nevertheless, serious reforms in the energy sector are impossible due to political reasons, Yavlinsky noted, “The Department of Energy protects only the interests of the largest businessmen related to each other by kinship ties. Interests of St.Petersburg have no meaning for them”.

Yavlinsky believes that “as long as such institutions as independent judiciary and independent press, transparency and accountability of government, free and independent businesses are established in the country, modern solutions are simply impossible.” “This is the meaning of our political stance,” he said.

A movement of Grigory Yavlinsky supporters was founded in St.Petersburg. Its activists engage in civic activities in St.Petersburg. They also run a large project on public control over the expenditures of the city budget.

Some of the federal level initiatives developed by Yavlinsky during his work as St.Petersburg MP together with the State Duma deputy Dmitry Gudkov have been already submitted to the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

Speaking about the upcoming elections to the State Duma, Yavlinsky told the press about the “Coalition of the Political Alternative” forming around YABLOKO. Thus, State Duma deputy Dmitry Gudkov and politician Vladimir Ryzhkov signed a coalition agreement with YABLOKO and will run from YABLOKO in the elections. Their nominations will be presented at the YABLOKO Congress in late June. The party list to the Russian parliament will include non-YABLOKO candidates, including candidates from trade unions.

“If the majority of Russians come to the forthcoming elections and vote, the situation will radically change. This would be like a miracle. But today a mass-scale propaganda is unleashed so that to reduce people’s interest in the elections. The price paid for this will be very high. While there is a possibility to change something, it should be used, ” Grigory Yavlinsky concluded.