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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 visited Saratov

Yabloko’s presidential candidate visited an industrial enterprise, learned about food-stuff prices in the market places and met with the residents

Press Release, 13.02.2018

On 12 February, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky visited Saratov, a city situated in the South-East of the European part of Russia. This is the fifth of Grigory Yavlinsky this year to a Russian region within the framework of his pre-election tour. Yavlinsky began his visit with laying of flowers in memory of those killed in the crash of a flight of “Saratov Airlines” to the monument of An-24 aircraft installed in front of the city airport.

Grigory Yavlinsky held his first meeting at the Avrora Park Engineering company of the Aurora Group of companies. Yavlinsky inspected the production facility producing packing and packaging equipment, talked with the employees of the enterprise, and discussed with Mikhail Shaporov, Director General of the company, the business climate in the region and in the country in general.

Shaporov noted that one of the main problems of the enterprise was shortage of personnel. According to the entrepreneur, graduates of educational institutions do not meet the requirements of the labour market, and it was difficult to send them to study abroad.

Grigory Yavlinsky stressed that the inability to fully implement personnel exchange and training exchange with countries of Europe and America was an integral part of a large problem of the Russian state – a closed and non-competitive economy.

“The main goal should be building a modern, open and efficient economy in Russia. We should not be distracted here by anything else! Certainly, this [solution of this problem] includes the problems of education, public healthcare, and demography,” Yavlinsky said.

Yavlinsky also told that he intends to release the machine-building enterprises from paying VAT.

Further Grigory Yavlinsky gave an interview to the radio station Ekho Moskvy in Saratov. In a conversation with the editor Olga Radina, Yavlinsky announced depressing figures for the region: one third of residents do not have sewerage in the houses, 20 per cent have no water piping. The first and the key steps to solve the problems of the housing and utilities sector in Saratov are return to direct elections of the Mayor, cancellation of the municipal filter in the gubernatorial elections, and change of the budget policy.

In the federal, the regional and the municipal budgets, should get per one third of the total amount. This will contribute to the development of entrepreneurship in the region, Grigory Yavlinsky said. The strategy for reforming the housing and utilities sector, overcoming the crisis and qualitative economic growth is set out in the book “Land-Housing-Roads”.

The next item of Yavlinsky’s visit to Saratov was the visit to the market place in the city centre, the most popular among the residents of the city. The sellers told Grigory Yavlinsky that the cost of production had been constantly growing, and demand fell significantly compared to the last year.

The visit continued with a sightseeing tour along the central streets. Some streets represent typical examples of chaotic development due to the illiterate urban policy. Old historical buildings are shadowed by tasteless new construction, public utilities do not function, and walks along unclean and broken roads are simply dangerous.

At the end of the day, after a briefing with representatives of federal and regional media, Grigory Yavlinsky met with residents of the cities Saratov and Engels. About 300 people gathered in the hall to talk with the presidential candidate, express support and ask questions about his programme.

Yavlinsky presented the three main theses of his programme.

First, Russia needs a new competitive and truly stable economic system. A new economy under new laws and principles can be built only with a complete change of power. Yavlinsky devoted many years to the study of the Russian economy and knows how make the economy function.

Second, Russia must overcome its isolation in foreign policy. The war with Ukraine and participation in the civil war in Syria is a cruel crime, against Russians too. It is necessary to establish good neighbourly relations with the world and agree on lifting of the sanctions. Despite the government’s propaganda, sanctions do not benefit the Russian economy: every year we lose about 3 trillion roubles, which exceeds the budget for education and healthcare.

Third, it is necessary to save citizens from constant fears of poverty, arbitrariness, war.

Saratov has become the fifth region that Grigory Yavlinsky visited in 2018 as part of his presidential campaign. Before that, he visited Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Pskov, Novgorod, and last year Yavlinsky met with voters in Ryazan, Vladimir, Tomsk, Kazan and Yekaterinburg. This week Yabloko’s presidential candidate intends to visit St. Petersburg.