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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: The dispersal of the May Day demonstration showed how the situation in St.Petersburg will develop if Mr.Beglov is elected Governor

Echo Moskvi in St. Petersburg radio station, 13.06.2019

On 12 June, Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of Yabloko and Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the party, spoke on the Echo Moskvi in St. Petersburg radio station about the party’s participation in the upcoming gubernatorial and municipal elections in St.Petersburg, as well as of the party’s vision of the future development of the city.

Grigory Yavlinsky commented on the cases of journalist Ivan Golunov and human rights defender Oyub Titiyev, as well as brutal dispersal of the May Day demonstration by the St. Petersburg authorities.


The key topic of the broadcast was the upcoming election of the Governor of the city due in September, where Boris Vishnevsky, Yabloko candidate and leader of the party faction leader in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, will take part.


According to Grigory Yavlinsky, St. Petersburg deserves a smart Governor who will protect the interests of the city residents.  “A beautiful city needs a smart Governor. I know of such a candidate, this is Boris Vishnevsky – he would be smart and good Governor for St. Petersburg. He is a person who knows the city, a person who is impeccably honest and intelligent. St.Petersburg needs such a Governor,” Grigory Yavlinsky noted.


“Just look through the programme of Boris Vishnevsky, its key items. He says: in five years there will be no communal shared flats, and he will do it, he knows how to do it; he says: there will be a normal public transport – this can be done; he says: medications will be affordable, there will be not only paid medicine which is extremely expensive [but also there will be good – that’s what the governor needs,” added the leader of Yabloko.


Grigory Yavlinsky also stressed that the Yabloko had a unique comprehensive programme for the development of the city “Greater St.Petersburg. The 21st Century”, and Boris Vishnevsky took part in its development. If elected Governor, Boris Vishnevsky could proceed with implementation of this programme. The implementation of the programme could make St. Petersburg one of the leading world cities, as it combines economic, social, political and governing aspects.


Grigory Yavlinsky noted that interim Governor Alexander Beglov, who is the government’s candidate in the upcoming elections, had already demonstrated by dispersing the May Day peaceful demonstration in the centre of the city what future he was offering to St. Petersburg.


“The only politician out of those I know who went out with a poster “Freedom to Golunov” [anticorruption investigative journalist Ivan Golunov was planted drugs and arrested] is Vishnevsky. [If elected Governor] he will fight against planting drugs to people. And what will happen when acting Alexander Beglov [will be Governor] was shown during the 1st of May demonstration. It is for you to choose,” Yavlinsky said.


The leader of Yabloko believes that Vishnevsky may be prevented from being registered in the election race, since there is the so-called municipal filter system [mandatory collection of signatures of municipal deputies most of whom come from the ruling United Russia party in favour of nomination], but the party and its candidate will make every effort to overcome it. Yavlinsky noted that the still the final word belongs to the city residents. “If a million people go into the streets, the municipal filter will be canceled and elections will be different, if not, this would mean that people agree with everything,” Yavlinsky emphasised.


Grigory Yavlinsky also told the audience about the Yabloko’s municipal elections campaign in St.Petersburg. Thousands of young people expressed their desire to run in the party list at elections.


“More than a thousand young people from Yabloko will become candidates for deputies in 103 municipalities out of 111. This is very important. There are many young people who want to start learning politics, who come into politics. This is largely the meaning of the activities of our political party,” Yabloko founder said.


Yavlinsky also noted that Yabloko was ready to create a common list of Democrats at elections. He said that doors are open for all who share Yabloko values and views, who are ready to sign the Memorandum of Political Alternative.


Commenting on the case of arrested journalist Ivan Golunov, Grigory Yavlinsky noted that if society had showed a similar civil protest over the arrest of human rights activist Oyub Titiyev in Chechnya, then Ivan Golunov’s case would not have happened. There would be no similar criminal cases if normal and fair elections appeared in the country, as well as an independent judicial system.


“The Golunov case is not a special case, it is necessary to fight so that to change the system. We need to get to the root of it – it is certainly important to fight for Golunov, but it is even more important to fight for changes in the country, ” Yavlinsky said.