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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 Turkish lesson

392_300_25026_yabl_Grigory Yavlinsky’s official website, 17.07.2016

Political instability in a neighboring country such as Turkey is a serious trouble for Russia. Neither our country, nor our government is ready for such events close to our borders. At the moment Russia is occupied with military and political games in Syria. However, the events in Turkey show that everything can change within one night. Now, after the military coup attempt failed, Recep Erdogan is going to continue his course on renunciation of Mustafa Ataturk’s principles, constitutional alteration, unlawful seizure of plenary powers and real crackdown on the civil society in a more aggressive way than before.

The military coup attempt in Turkey is the result of this very course – populist authoritarian and nationalistic policy. One must take it into consideration that Turkish institutional foundation of the state before the revolt was broader and stronger than in our country: democratic institutions, representative and judiciary powers in the Republic of Turkey are much more real and independent than in today’s Russia. Nevertheless, the dead-end political situation (the conflict between Erdogan’s growing populist authoritarianism and the militants who are dissatisfied with it) is accompanied by, as in the case with Russia, looking for a political ideal outside Europe. Although it seems that Turkey is still aiming at the European Union, an empirical rhetoric has once again appeared in the political ideology. The result is obvious: the rising of uncertainty and chaos in a country is a feature of the transition to the “way which does not exist”.

The Turkish President can be compared to Victor Yanukovich. The European way for Turkey means the political end of Erdogan’s personal power, just as it put Yanokovich’s ugly regime to an end. The latest developments have shown it clearly, that the denial of the European course, political mythology, attempts to turn to the past, are very dangerous and sooner of later may turn into a disaster for the country. It only appears so that Erdogan has won today. What has happened in Turkey, and mainly what is happening and what is going to happen, will weaken and demoralize the Turkish army and will strike at the state, which is fraught with serious consequences

Violence as a means of overcoming a political crisis always leads to a deadlock. The direct consequence of the forcible shift of power is the death of people. The casualties faded into insignificance in Russian reports. Erdogan and his successful fight against the coup became the main topic for discussion instead. But it is important to realise that even such a short coup attempt, as in the example with Turkey, turned out to be fatal for hundreds of people. It is dangerous to consider that the people, who went to the streets, defeated the coup. These were the circumstances of the coup itself, which rather remained of the the Decembrist revolt, that helped Erdogan to win: in the very centre of the country, with a direct thereat to Erdogan’s life, but at the same time without a consolidated support among the high-ranking military men or the elite of the country. Hoping that a direct collision of the unarmed citizens with organised and motivated army will end up in a unity with law enforcement is a utopia.

The bloody events in Turkey demonstrate that there are no other means to change a regime but political ones. Those who love adventures and admire “strong leaders” must finally realise it.

There will be a bad situation in Turkey now: arrests, reprisals against political opponents,  repressions of freedoms will increase. Erdogan may become a real dictator.

During the night hours of the coup it turned out that there was a large number of Russians who wished success to the Turkish army. It indicates that a military coup is considered as an acceptable means of struggle against a regime for some democratic activists in Russia. But it is a mean and unpardonable mistake. One can not establish democracy using tanks! Especially Russian tanks. The calls to “repeat the Turkish military coup in Russia”, which appeared on the Russian segment of social networks during the first hours of the coup, are irresponsible and dangerous, they are even silly. The events which took place in Turkey is a good occasion to remind it once again that democratic reforms in Russia are possible only by peaceful means as a result of elections no matter how ugly they seem at the moment.