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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: Russia needs ‘refounding’ of the state on the basis of historical continuity and overcoming of a hundred years of turmoil

Press Release, December 17, 2013

Grigory Yavlinsky believes that refounding of Russia’s statehood on the basis of historical continuity is critically important. There are important pivotal points in Russia’s history that determine its modern development. Such a statement was made by Grigory Yavlinsky at the conference on history organized by YABLOKO and attended by the country’s leading historians.

Grigory Yavlinsky stressed that there is a complex but inextricable connection between history and politics, however, for politics it is crucial to understanding of historical meanings, mechanisms and development trends. In this sense, in his view, the policy is a special form, another dimension of history. According to Yavlinsky, such understanding is another form or another dimension of history. He noted that the famous statement by famous Russian historian Vassily Kluchevsky was very timely at present: “Politics must be no more and no less than the applied history. Now it is no more than a negation of history and no less than its distortion.” “We need to move away from arbitrary political interpretation of history, we need a maximum honest attitude to history with the ability to discuss any topic,” Yavlinsky said.

According to Grigory Yavlinsky, in the past one hundred years in Russia history and politics broke apart which led to a massive crisis of legitimacy and self-identity. Yavlinsky expressed his certainty that Russia’s leadership sensed this crisis, and used a “modern political Post Modernism mixing the things that did not mix, denying all meanings and the analysis of the causes and consequences of historical events, and consciously cultivating imitation and ignorance.” He said that today this “political Post Modernism” manifested itself in the today’s state symbols – “the imperial coat of arms, the Soviet anthem and the trade-and-democratic flag”, as well as in the idea to introduce a common history textbook.


According to Yavlinsky, illegitimacy of the Russian power represents a direct consequence of the “coup d’etat of 1917 – 1918”. “It might be tolerable in the Soviet system, which denied all historical continuity, but you can not build a law-governed state on the coup and the terror that followed,” he said. Grigory Yavlinsky also noticed that “this illegitimacy is seen in the extreme uncertainty of the present nomenclature” so it pictures history “as an endless process of searching of past victories”.

YABLOKO leader also stressed that overcoming the long political crisis implies overcoming Bolshevism and Stalinism and restoring historical continuity with the [old] Russia – not “with the artificial gold plated empire”, but with the country that “was able to abolish serfdom without a civil war, [start] great reforms, and made a dramatic way to the Constituent Assembly.”

Yavlinsky said that the strategic goal can be creation of a modern state based on historical continuity, connected with the society and being an extention of the society, which represents actually the refounding of the state.” “In 1613, it was impossible to build a state on the legacy of the Time of Troubles, but a new turmoil has been lasting not for the past 20 years only, but all the years after the Bolshevik coup,” he said. Also Yavlinsky expressed his confidence that “there are no obstacles to realization of these goals in the Russian history and culture.”

According to Grigory Yavlinsky, this goal should become the basis for formation of the modern democratic movement: “We should engage in dialogue around this, rather than around how we should quickly dump the power.”

The conference-debate “Historical Knowledge as a Factor of Development ” was held on December 16. It was organized by the YABLOKO party, the Memorial society and the Sakharov Centre. The main theme of the conference were approaches to the studies of national history. Prominent historians, sociologists, teachers of history and authors of textbooks, such as Yury Afanasiev, Andrei Medushevsky, Konstantin Morozov, Boris Dubin, Leonid Vasilyev, Igor Dolutsky, Alexei Kara-Murza and others participated in the conference.