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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 on Security and Combating Terrorism on television Channel One

Channel One, 12.03.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky, presidential candidate of Russia, spoke at the next round of debates on Channel One The topic was “Public Security, Counteraction to Terrorism”.

Transcript of the speech:

Grigory Yavlinsky: Friends, if we talk briefly about everything related to the threat to national security and, in particular, about terrorism, then, I would say, the fundamental reason [of all this] is corruption. First, corruption does not allow to efficiently combat terrorism. Second, corruption largely finances terrorism. Third, corruption contributes to organised terrorism.

And the situation develops in such a way that, because of so much corruption, which everyone knows, citizens simply do not trust their own state. Without trust on the part of citizens to the state it is impossible to truly defeat terrorism.

I will give several examples. So far, no one has finally explained what was there behind the acts of terror when 307 people died in September 1999 when blocks of flats were blown up [in Moscow]. So far, no one really explained why after [the act of terror in a theatre in the] Dubrovka [district, Moscow] 119 people died in hospital because the [secret services] refused to report the antidote to the poison that was used there. Why and who decided on the storming of the Beslan [school in the North Ossetia where schoolchildren, their parents and teachers were taken by hostages by terrorists], and 364 people, including 188 children, were killed there?

What does this demonstrate? [This shows that] a state where a person’s life does not come in the first place in the fight against terrorism will always face a big threat of terrorism. [That is why] my prime goal is to create a state of trust.

Anatoly Kuzichev [the anchor]: Grigory Alekseyevich, you in your electoral programme say that the security of the state should be based on the security of its citizens. This is a thought that is difficult to argue with. But what do you think, is it possible to limit the rights of the individual in the context of fight against terrorism, in the conditions of real [provision of] security? I am asking not only for your opinion, for your thoughts in this respect, but I also recall, for example, the famous American Patriotic Act, according to which, as the Americans themselves admit, for the sake of security many of those same rights can be infringed, because security is more important. Could you give us your opinion on that, please.

Grigory Yavlinsky: First of all, I would like to tell you frankly that the Americans in this matter are not at all a model for me on this problem, as in many others. Now with regard to limiting [the rights]. This is a matter of the quality of the state. If you have a state that you trust, it has many opportunities to solve many issues. If you have a non-transparent state, a corrupt [state], where the security service protects only officials and only the authorities, rather than citizens, then in such circumstances you can not rely on it, because it is always done mercenary, always done in the interests of some groups, and, most importantly, in the interests of maintaining the power forever. This is how it is today.

But I would like to speak also about the third element of public safety in Russia – this is the economy. There must be a powerful economy in order to feel safe. Today the economy of Russia is less than 2 per cent of the world economy, and yet it has been falling. Today we are in a situation when the entire Russian economy (and I affirm it) depends on how oil is traded in Washington and London. Literally from what the weather is like there. When it is warmer there, prices are falling, when it is colder there, prices are rising. This is where we must find a solution to the problem of our security. Russia can not be a country that is absolutely dependent on such conjunctural things as oil prices, because they are manageable.

Now one more thing. Could you explain me why until present the State Duma has never considered how security services work, how they provide security, why Russia is ranked the third in the world as of the number of murders, it is ranked the third in the world after Mexico and Brazil.

Grigory Yavlinsky: I have spoken about corruption, about the quality of the state, and about the need to create a modern powerful economy. And now I want to tell you what concerns all of you – that is food security. In Russia 30 per cent of dairy products are falsified, 50 per cent of cheeses are fake. Over 50 per cent of the red caviar is also falsified. Growth of palm oil constitutes 25 per cent for the past three years. Thousands of children annualy are poisoned from malnutrition. These are real security issues.

And at the same time, just look what has been happening. Over the past five years, 24,000 schools, 10,000 libraries, 10,000 hospitals and out-patient hospitals have been closed. It will be very difficult to restore later on. And all this will have to be restored, because we are a big country and we need libraries and schools (both large and small). One should love the country. That’s the problem.

And there is one more problem, from which all public insecurity results – this is a colossal injustice and a gap in incomes. In Russia it [the gap] is the largest in the world. Incomes [of the richest and the poorest] differ by 17 times. Injustice, inability to find justice in courts, absence of law that is the same for all, absence of a transparent and accountable state – this is all that we need to change so that we would live in one of the best and fastest developing countries of the world by the middle of this century. My programme Way to the Future explains how to do this and what should be done. And I vouch before you for this programme.

Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the YABLOKO Party, Vice-President of Liberal International. Doctor of Economics, Professor of Higher School of Economics