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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

International conference on migration problems takes place in Moscow

The way towards an efficient migration policy
should go through the solution of major Russia’s problems:
separation of business from government, building of a law-governed
and democratic state, said YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin
at the opening of an international conference on Migration.
The conference, organized by the YABLOKO party and the ALDE
party was held in Moscow on April 6.

According to Sergei Mitrokhin, the present labour laws fail
to balance the interests of the employee and the employer,
and virtually protects only the employer. “Where slave
labour is welcome, it will oust all other forms of labour
which will have its consequences,” Sergei Mitrokhin said.

Sergei Mitrokhin

Those who suffer from this are not only migrant workers, but
also Russian workers ousted from the labour market by cheaper
labour migrants and Russian pensioners who do not receive
solidarity payments to the pension fund, and the Russian society
as a whole, as the rise of ethnic-based nationalism is dangerous
for our multinational country,” he noted.

Eugenia Yurko, Bureau member of the Women’s
Organization of the Liberal Party of Moldova

Mitrokhin also quoted official statistical data: Russian
Vice Premier Olga Golodets announced that 38 million of the
70 million employees working in non-transparent conditions
“were employed nobody knew where and how”. “In these
conditions, any migration policy will resemble the texts of
plays from the theatre of absurd,” said YABLOKO leader.
According to Mitrokhin, the task of liberals and democrats
in these conditions should be to “develop solutions and
approaches close to reality in the midst of this absurdity”.

Robert Woodthorpe Browne, member of the Board
of Chatham House and Bureau member of Liberal International,
Muhammad Amin Majumder, Spokesman for the Federation of Migrants
in Russia, Sibylle Laurishk, Chair of the FDP group in Bundestag.

Mitrokhin also noted that migration policy should be based
on such values as human rights, equality and respect to the
individual. “When workers cease being slaves, their work
will be expensive, and will no longer be so attractive to
predatory businesses and so destructive to our economy, society
and the state,” said Sergei Mitrokhin.

Julius von Freytag-Loringhofen, head of the
Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Russia, Imre Sooaar, MP Estonia,
Jasenko Selimovich, Sweden’s State
Secretary of the Ministry of Labour

Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder and member of YABLOKO’s
Political Committee, agreed that Russia, with its widespread
corruption, had been demonstrating a strong economic interest
so that the situation with migration would remain as it was.
Construction, trade and service companies using slave labour
and governmental structures associated with them are interested
in this.

Grigory Yavlinsky

According to Yavlinsky, all of the problems have been rooted
in the political and economic systems created in Russia in
the past 20 years by Boris Yeltsin and then by Vladimir Putin.
YABLOKO’s task would be development and implementation of
a comprehensive alternative to the system.

In his speech Yavlinsky also spoke of the importance of the
European experience with displaced persons and refugees. Russia
would inevitably face this problem after the withdrawal of
the US troops from Afghanistan, Yavlinsky noted.

Sir Graham Watson, ALDE party President, welcomed the conference
participants. Astrid Thors, Vice-President of the ALDE party,
delivered a key report on migration in the globalised world
and the liberal approach to the migration policy.

Astrid Thors, Vice-President of ALDE, MP

Four panel discussions were held within the framework of the
conference: “Migration dynamics and its political, economic
and cultural consequences”, “Integration of migrants of the
first and further generations: positive and negative experience”,
“Restraining and regulatory mechanisms: different countries’
experiences and international cooperation” and “Regulation
of migration: the tasks of the state and the society”. The
reports were made by Russian and foreign experts and politicians.

Imre Sooaar, MP Estonia, Jasenko Selimovich,
Sweden’s State Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Alexander
Verkhovsky, head of the SOVA centre.




See also:


Bureau member Robert Woodthorpe Browne was among the high
level speakers on migration and assimilation at Yabloko Conference.
International. Press Release, April 6, 2013

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). M
April 6, 2013