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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

Leaders of Yabloko’s regional branches on the dismissal of governors and show election

Press release, 10.10.2017

Today the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has dismissed another governor – Pavel Konkov, the Ivanovo Region. He is the 10th governor to be dismissed within the last two weeks. It seems likely that the provisional governors appointed by the Kremlin will go through the election procedure without leaving any alternative and will proceed with their obligations on a regular basis. The election itself will take the form of a referendum on trust – a real competition for the votes is almost nowhere to be expected. The appointees are mainly the so called “young technocrats”, whose will is tested by jumping off a cliff. This type of officials is gradually excluding the “political heavyweights” of 1990s and “effective managers” of 2000s from the gubernatorial field. However, we can hardly expect any changes in the absence of political competition. This is why Yabloko and Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko’s presidential candidate, initiated the collection of signatures for the return of direct elections of mayors, governors and members of the Federation Council – without any restrictions or filters. The initiative was launched on the website. Direct elections are one of the key points of Yavlinsky’s presidential electoral programme.

The slogan says: ‘I want to vote myself’

The Ivanovo Region: Governor Pavel Konkov was dismissed. Stanislav Voskresensky, deputy minister for economic development, was appointed provisional governor.
Daniel Bedayev, Chair of the Ivanovo Region branch of Yabloko:

The Presidential Administration is trying to think for the whole country violating the vary essence of democracy. Governor Konkov, who has just been dismissed, fell victim of this very logic of the staffing policy. Konkov was not a public politician and did not plan to become one. He became Governor on the orders of the Kremlin. The result is quite unfavourable: a number of corruption scandals involving the members of Konkov’s team, poor economic performance.

Such experience shows that the Kremlin’s staffing policy is failing to make a decision for the people and choose effective and responsible governors. Competitive election is a much better option.

The Novosibirsk Region: Governor Vladimir Gorodetsky was dismissed. Andrei Travnikov, Vologda Mayor, was appointed provisional governor.
Svetlana Kaverzina, Chair of the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko:

In the first place, the decisions to dismiss a governor made by Moscow show the governments attitude to the residents of the regions and voters, who do not understand why they should elect a governor if he or she can be so easily removed. We had a difficult relationship with Governor Gorodetsky, but we could cooperate somehow. We knew what to expect from him. It is not clear how to cooperate with Travnikov who was neither elected Mayor of Vologda, nor Governor of the Novosibirsk Region. But for some region he is going to be in charge. Delevoping relations with a person who is actually illegitimate is a difficult thing to do.

The Samara Region: Governor Nikolai Merkushin was dismissed. Senator Dmitri Azarov was appointed provisional governor.
Igor Yermolenko, Chair of the Samara branch of Yabloko:

Merkushin’s resignation was about to happen. He has been causing a split in the local society of late. I think he experienced a psychological shift at some point connected with his search for internal enemies, foreign agents, CIA adherents and so on. All this has noting to do with the Samara region. Sensible people live here. They realised that the policy of the regional administration was nonsensical. As for Azarov, despite thee fact that one United Russia member is going to replace another, there is ground for some positive expectations, in my opinion.

The Krasnoyarsk territory: Governor Victor Tolokonsky was dismissed. Speaker of the regional parliament Alecander Uss was appointed provisional governor.
Oksana Demchenko, Chair of the Krasnoyarsk Territory branch of Yabloko:

The previous governor’s three years in office show that he was not fit for the post. He failed to join the local elite and establish a dialogue with political parties. The elections to the State Duma were not transparent and legitimate, and he bears responsibility for this.

Alexander Uss ia a local person. He headed the regional parliament for a long time and is well familiar with local politicians and business structures. But the disadvantage is that he may turn out to be dependent on business.