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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

Letter by Alexei Yablokov, Chair of the YABLOKO Green Russia Faction, on awarding him the Bruno Schubert Prize


Dear colleagues,

First of all, I am very grateful to the Kuratorium of the Bruno Schubert Prize for
awarding me with such a prestigious prize.image

And I am terribly sorry for not being here, my serious illness gives me no possibility to travel for some time.

The very existence of the Bruno Shubert Prize is important and inspiring because it draws public attention to wildlife protection, and natural environment protection within Germany and internationally.

These issues become more and more urgent every year. Despite a some progress in past decades, global rate of species distinction do not decline.

You have just heard from my old friend, Manfred Nikiesh, with whom we
were members of IUCN Council, that from the very beginning of my scientific and
public activity I am deeply involved in a real fight for the protection of the Nature and against whaling, against pesticides, against environmentally dangerous territory planning in Siberia and Middle Asia, and for better national and international environmental laws and regulations.

I believe that biodiversity is a precondition of a human existence and well being. After all, only the effective ecosystems are able to ensure life-supporting qualities of the biosphere (including the quality of air and water).

Humankind is the result of the evolution of the biosphere. But for the biosphere this “result” became a big problem-maker and became dangerous.

Before the appearance of a man there were just two infinite parameters in the Universe – space and time. Human beings introduced additional dimension to eternity – limitless greed, commonly referred to as an “economic growth”.

Hopefully, now not only scientists, but even the world’s political leaders start talking about the need for transition from traditional economic growth to a “green economy”.

But it is only an approach to understanding of the situation in Anthropocene. A real green economy means that the environmental security is more important than the traditional “national (military) security”.

Even now the industrial, transport and other kinds of pollution kill more people
than wars. Health of human beings is only possible upon the health of the Nature. And biodiversity is a cornerstone of the health of the nature.

We need to do much more for the conservation of the biodiversity. Period of the “conquest of the nature” have to turn into a period of “nature management”.

There are many ways for this: the preservation of existing ecosystems and restoration, the genetic banks, centers for the reproduction of rare species, such as the Frankfurt Zoo, more effective regulations on different areas of Humankind activities, etc.

This is a direct protection of biodiversity.

But there is another, not less important direction of action – reduction of anthropogenic pollution of the biosphere.

Today we have more than two hundred and fifty thousand of anthropogenic chemicals and compounds emitted into the biosphere on an industrial scale. Many of such are alien to Nature.

We usually pay attention to the radioactivity growth in biosphere only after a disaster, like Chernobyl or Fukusima. In fact, it is also a result of a day-to-day work of the nuclear industry.

By the way, I expect that the Schubert Prize will give me the opportunity to complete the review of the Chernobyl impact on wildlife in Europe – there are a lot of such data after the 30th Chernobyl’s anniversary, including those relating to Germany.

Chemical and radioactive pollution of the biosphere leads to the dangerous growth of the mutational process, destroying the internal environment of every living creature.

We know that this is already happening in some human populations, but this also should happen in populations of all spices of the Earth.

For many people in my country it looks meaningless to focus on biodiversity protection now, while Russia escalates the military violence over the world alluding to the nuclear weapons.

I am sure that awarding me with the Bruno Shubert Prize will draw attention in Russia to the enduring importance of the protection of wildlife.

Once more – many – many thanks for this prestigious prize.