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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 situation in Karelia is a vivid example of the deadlock our country is in”

Press release, 25.08. 2016

YABLOKO leaders Grigory Yavlinsky and Emilia Slabunova came to Karelia – a key region for the party, where YABLOKO has been facing unprecedented pressure from the regional authorities. Yavlinsky and Slabunova spoke about the purpose of the visit and the party election programme at the press conference which took place in Petrozavodsk, capital of Karelia, today.

“We are here to warn that every single one of the episodes of the attempts to press on our candidates are sent to the Central Electoral Commission. We simply will not allow such pressure put on them,” party Chair Emilia Slabunova said at the press conference. For example, the Administration, the law-enforcement and security services put pressure on Maxim Ivanov, Anton Polyakov, Sergei Tchernetsoff and Anatoly Kulakovsky, forcing them to withdraw their candidacies from the election.

Slabunova also spoke about “a very difficult situation in the Republic”. According to her, Karelia is a region that has been dropping to the bottom with the fastest rates, and there is a lot of evidence of that. Karelia is among the regions with the highest unemployment in Russia. Emilia Slabunova stressed that her duty would be “to free the Republic of the management team leading Karelia to a collapse”.

Emilia Slabunova tops the list of the party in the elections to the Legislative Assembly of the Republic she is now member of.

Grigory Yavlinsky who tops the federal party list spoke about the federal part of the election campaign.

“The present Russian system has exhausted its possibilities both in politics and the economy and this is the main problem of the federal agenda,” Grigory Yavlinsky said. He noted that even in the most favorable years, when Russia received a windfall gain from the sale of oil and gas, the government did not manage to break the deadlock in terms of qualitative growth.

During this decade, the country received five additional budgets, but still 30 million people in Russia do not have their own homes, 45 million people live without hot water, 30 per cent do not have gas in their homes, one third of the settlements do not have roads and railroad links.

According to Yavlinsky, Karelia represents a glaring example of the deadlock the country has found itself in now. Yavlinsky believes that the reprimand the President of Russia made to Governor of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen on dilapidated housing, was, in fact, made for the use of the law enforcement as a tool to suppress the opposition

“We are ranked 110th in the world as of life expectancy, which means that it is necessary to change the policy and it is necessary to change the power,” YABLOKO leader said.

Grigory Yavlinsky also stressed that many discoveries had been made by scientists from Russia, for example, Pavel Yablochkov invented the first light bulb, Alexander Popov invented radio, Sergei Lebedev made the first computer and the Soviet Union launched the first satellite, while at present the country accounted for only 1 per cent of the global telecommunications market.

“Bulbs are invented here, but they shine to other people. If the situation does not change, in the 21st century, we will fall behind forever, because now the greatest competition in the history of mankind begins,” Yavlinsky noted.

According to him, different socio-economic conditions that lead to respect to an individual are required in the modern world so that people could realise their potential. This means that there should be an independent judiciary, respect for private property and real federalism.

“Russian national idea is described in one word – respect. This is what our people have always lacked. This mean that the state does not use people, does not suppress, force or frighten them, but respect them. And then we respect our country, and know that the state is working in our interests,” YABLOKO leader stressed.

The participants of the press conference, including Galina Shirshina, ex elected mayor of Petrozavodsk and leader of the party list in the elections to the City Council, answered journalists’ questions.

After the press conference, the leaders of YABLOKO plan to meet with residents of Petrozavodsk and Olonets.