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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: It is necessary to form public pressure so that to return Russia to the European way of development

imagePress Release, 18.12.2016

Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the YABLOKO party, made a speech in front of the delegates of the congress of the Democratic Choice party, which takes place in Moscow today. Yavlinsky said that the emergence of a responsible and reasonable right-liberal party would be a great benefit for Russia, and called for a public pressure to return Russia to the European way of development.

Yavlinsky devoted his speech to economic issues. He noted that in the current situation discussion of discussion of economic programmes and policies would be senseless. Yavlinsky compared programmes with an attempt to put down in some regulations at which point it would be necessary to press a pedal in the car and which way to rotate the wheel, rather than finding out if the car was in order and whether the driver was a sane person.

He assessed the “machine” of the Russian economy as a very small (2 per cent of the global GDP) and non-competitive (as Russia had only two competitive goods – raw materials and weapons). In addition, Yavlinsky also noted low productivity of labour in Russia and weak technological equipment of Russian industry.

He said that almost all of the resources were in the hands of the state, the private sector was crushed and discredited by the government. Yavlinsky recalled that in the law suit with YUKOS shareholders the Russian side had officially announced that the company had been created in a burglarious and criminal way, which, according to Yavlinsky, cast a shadow on all Russia’s private businesses in the international arena.

Yavlinsky noted that property rights had been contingent in Russia. “Today you are an owner, and tomorrow you are an offender. You are an investor until the moment you are going to invest money, right after this you are a swindler,” he said.

Yavlinsky said that “the driver of the car”, i.e. all those who control the economy, were career bureaucrats: “These are people who sit on the administrative rent, they are firmly connected to this rent. It is naïve to think that they may change something.”

YABLOKO leader added that no economic instruments could change the situation; the system could be changed only by political means. The changes could take place only outside the system, not inside it.

“The economy has begun serving the politics, it serves the interests of a narrow group of people. In recent years, it has been serving the foreign policy ambitions of this small group of people,” Grigory Yavlinsky said. According to him, the main purpose of the economy in the current situation was maintaining this group in power for an indefinite period of time. He noted that such policies would lead to economic backwardness of Russia.

“A modern economy can not exist in the situation of state’s lies. A market economy requires trust, objectives, understanding and communication between the state and the people,” YABLOKO leader said.

Grigory Yavlinsky also told about the first steps that should be taken to remedy the situation. He said that the task would be to provide “a clear and precise definition of where the state has the right to do in the economy, and where it has no right.”

Among the restrictions for state Yavlinsky singled out termination of the discussion about calls on the Russian “exotic and specific way of development”. There should be put an end to challenging private property – both large and small-scale. The third step is to stop concentrating the resources in the hands of the state. The fourth step is to cease introducing new restrictions in cross-border movement of foreign capital.

In addition Yavlinsky noted that the state should not adopt any important business decisions without discussing them with the business community. Information policies should not harm businesses. Those destroying entrepreneurship should be held accountable. Yavlinsky also added that this responsibility should be addressed to President Putin.

It is necessary to change the foreign policies of the country and return to Russia “on the main path of its development – the European way”, Grigory Yavlinsky stressed. According to him, the return of the country to the European way of development should be “the task for all responsible political forces”.

“We must create public pressure in favour of these changes, aiming at these prospects. While we do not have it, while there are no groups demanding these changes, nothing will change, and everything will just come to decay. Time is running out,” he concluded.