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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

Igor Artemyev, head of Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Service: Russia built state-monopoly capitalism

Press release, 25.05.2016
A meeting between head of Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) Igor Artemyev and entrepreneurs whose businesses had been eliminated by illegal demolition of their sales premises in Moscow took place in YABLOKO’s office on the eve of Russian Entrepreneurship Day, 25 May. The situation with business in the country and the role of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service in regulation of business and government relations were discussed.

Chair of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO Chairperson Emilia Slabunova and Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov participated in the meeting. YABLOKO’s parliamentary candidates Dmitry Gudkov, Igor Nikolayev and Yulia Galyamina asked Igor Artemyev their questions.

“An anti-monopoly service is one of the key and most fundamental institutions ensuring development of the economy. I hope that entrepreneurs, researchers and experts will find answers to their questions today,” Emilia Slabunova said, opening the meeting.image
Igor Artemyev spoke about the court prospects of the entrepreneurs’ appeals to the Anti-Monopoly Service on violation of their rights when overnight the Moscow authorities pulled down a great number of small shopping centres despite the fact that most of the businessmen owning such shopping centres had all the documents for trade and location of the facilities in order. This night was called by shocked Muscovites The Night of the Long Shovels.

“We are examining all the cases now and see what legal grounds were there for the plots of land under the facilities. If the facilities were constructed legally, we dispute the actions of the authorities and support the entrepreneurs’ in the trials. If the facilities were registered improperly, the FAS can not support such entrepreneurs. For obvious reasons, we support the Moscow authorities in such cases,” Artemyev said.

Answering to Dmitry Gudkov’s question about the ways to stop distributing large state contracts between the persons close to the government, Artemyev stressed that the adoption of the Federal Laws No. 44-FZ and No. 223-FZ have complicated the situation considerably.

“Our version of No. 223-FZ was stricter regarding Gasprom and other legal persons. Instead the present [version of] No. 223-FZ was adopted which runs that it is not necessary to hold tenders on its first lines. As a result Gasprom has once again given the contracts worth hundreds of billion roubles to familiar persons. The same thing can be said about other famous monopolies. A counter reform took place right before our eyes,” Artemyev said.

Grigory Yavlinsky stressed that “a fundamental feature of the Russian economy is the merger of business and power”.

“Business and power is one corporation in our country. It cannot be in a different way under this system. The foundation was laid by how privatisation was conducted [in 1990s], since then it is a single system in the country no matter what level it is: a corporation or the Kremlin, or a beer tent, or head of the district,” Yavlinsky added.


Grigory Yavlinsky also emphasized that there had been no anti-monopoly policy until Igor Artemyev was appointed head of the Anti-Monopoly Service.

Artemyev said that, according to the statistical data, only seven per cent of lawyers who had contacts with the Anti-Monopoly Service reported about the facts of corruption. The indicator is high but, however, it is considerably lower than in other governmental bodies. Moreover, the Russian Anti-Monopoly Service takes the 14th place among the anti-monopoly services of the world. None of the state services take such a high place in world rankings.

“The Anti-Monopoly Service is a small island in the middle of the river and it can hardly head or change the trajectory of global processes which are taking place. State-monopoly capitalism was built in Russia. It is already a fact, and only small and medium-sized businesses, proper efforts on behalf of the government on wilful demonopolisation can lead to at least any economic changes and creation of conditions for growth,” Artemev summed up.