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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 St. Petersburg and met with St.Petersburg residents

Press Release, 16.02.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky, presidential candidate of Russia, visited St. Petersburg. The meeting with the residents of the city became one of the most massive in the ongoing election campaign of the leader of the Yabloko party. The hall with a 400 seats capacity turned out to be too small for all who wanted to attend.

The meeting was opened by MP Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. Vishnevsky recalled that for Grigory Yavlinsky St. Petersburg had been always saying that St.Petersburg was always in his heart, as he worked as a deputy of the St. Petersburg Parliament for five years (2011-2016) and know the problems of the city well.

Taking the floor, Grigory Yavlinsky spoke about the key points of his programme. He said that the main problem of Russia was a halted economic growth, and an important task facing the country was to create the image of the future.

“My programme is entitled “Way to the Future “, I described the image of the future in it, I told people what they can expect if the economic policy, for which I take full responsibility, is implemented,” Yavlinsky said.

“A very special situation has developed in Russia today, when no one, including the present president, has any idea what future the country needs. People have lost its image, this is a very dangerous situation and the key manifestation of the crisis, ” Grigory Yavlinsky said.

“If we manage to achieve a change in the deadlock policy in these elections, we will be able to create one of the most efficient and dynamic economic systems in the world within ten years,” the leader of the Yabloko party added.

The presidential candidate noted that when he was an MP of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, he led a group that developed a strategy for the development of the city for 50 years, implementation of this programme would make St. Petersburg one of the leading cities in the world.

“I twice sent the programme “The Greater St.Petersburg. The 21st Century” to Vladimir Putin and Georgy Poltavchenko [Governor of St.Petersburg]. We discussed it at several international conferences, but implementation of this strategy, certainly, requires a completely different approach to politics,” Yavlinsky said.

Grigory Yavlinsky asked the audience to ask him questions so that the meeting would take place in the format of a dialogue. The residents of the city were interested in many things: from the revision of the results of the loans-for-shares privatisation and the forthcoming municipal campaign to the attitude of the candidate for the problem of transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the church which many citizens resisted and the new image of the leader of the Yabloko party.

Answering a question about the information about the tortures of Perm and St. Petersburg anarchists by FSB officers, Grigory Yavlinsky noted that torture is absolutely unacceptable for him, and all who use torture must be prosecuted.

The candidate recalled that during his work as a deputy of the St. Petersburg parliament he introduced a bill envisaging that any contact of law enforcement agencies with a citizen can only take place under video recording, and there was developed a scheme that would simultaneously protect the rights of citizens and policemen, but the bill did not pass lacking one vote only.

Grigory Yavlinsky commented on the initiative to create a coalition for municipal elections in St. Petersburg. The leader of Yabloko stressed that such a project should be implemented on the basis of the St. Petersburg branch of the party based on the successful experience of Moscow.

According to the presidential candidate, the system of “political Uber” should not exist simply as the technical delivery of people to power, without reliance on political meaning.

Answering a question about loans-for-shares privatisation of state property in the 1990s, Yavlinsky recalled that the basis for his activities in the 1990s was the thesis “reforms for the majority”. Unfortunately, then President Boris Yeltsin and his government took another way of distributing property,  a fraudulent way.

According to the candidate for the presidency, it is possible to restore justice in the issue of the results of privatisation through the introduction of a special compensation tax.

“Injustice always leads to poverty. As soon as you are deprived of rights, you will necessarily be shifted into poverty,” Yavlinsky said.

Commenting on the status of St. Isaac’s Cathedral,  its transfer to the church and possible closing of a public museum in the cathedral, which residents of the city resist, Grigory Yavlinsky noted that the museum should preserved in the cathedral.

“I am for a respectful relationship with the Russian Orthodox Church, but I would like this to be achieved through mutual understanding, and not through bureaucratic decisions and violence,” the party leader said.

Answering the question about the “voters’ strike”, Grigory Yavlinsky noted that it is important to come to the elections and demonstrate disagreement with the present policies.

“If we stay at home, nothing will ever work out; if you do not go to the polls, then only those who are for Putin will vote. If each of us brings ten people to the polling station, then we will force the authorities to carry out our programme,” Yavlinsky concluded.

St. Petersburg became the sixth region that Grigory Yavlinsky visited this year as part of his presidential campaign. Prior to this, the politician visited Samara, Pskov, Novgorod, Ryazan, Vladimir, Tomsk, Kazan, Yekaterinburg and Saratov. On 19 February presidential candidate intends to visit Krasnoyarsk in Siberia.