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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

Lev Shlosberg in the European Parliament:”Russia does not need cynical political allies”

Press release, 17.11.2016

On November 16-17, the Boris Nemtsov Forum -a platform for Russian-European dialogue – took place in the European Parliament.

Lev Shlosber, deputy of the Pskov Region parliament, YABLOKO Federal Political Committee member, Chair of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, was invited to participate in the forum by the organisers of the Forum.

A plenary debate on “Getting back on track: policy and priorities for a new relationship” was held on November 16.

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, Leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), and Petras Auštrevičius, Vice-Chair of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe moderated the debate.

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, former Federal Minister of Justice of Germany, Irina Prokhorova, culture historian, editor and publisher, Zhanna Nemtsova, the founder of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation, Jerzy Pomianowski, Executive Director of the European Endowment for Democracy participated in the plenary debate.

In a different speech, Lev Shlosberg called all the European politicians to constantly focus on the situation with political prisoners in Russia, in particular, Ildar Dadin, who was tortured in jail.

Here is Lev Shlosberg’s full speech at the plenary meeting of the BorisNemtsov Forum on 16 November.

Mr. President,
Ladies and gentlemen,

The Russian-EU dialogue is in a political deadlock today.

This deadlock is not accidental, it did not result from a misunderstanding. It resulted from a split between the fundamental values to which the Russian Federation and the European Union adhere when forming domestic and foreign policies.

In the absence of common values resistance becomes the subject of an international dialogue, not cooperation or joint development.

Basically, Russia and Europe returned to the state of a cold war and political rivalry.

There is no such a governmental body in Russia today which accounts for the European values. Russia’s cooperation with Europe stopped being political and is preserved only in the economic sphere, in the realm which was not frozen by the sanction.

There is not a political party in the State Duma which adheres to the European values. I cannot name a single deputy of the lower house of parliament out of 450 members or a single senator of the upper house of parliament out of 170 members who would represent Russia’s European-minded voters.

Russia’s governmental bodies which cooperate with the European institutions are judging by a paradoxical political thesis “Russia is not Europe” which is popular in Russia today.

However, Russia’s political and cultural history was European until its statehood was forcefully cut off in 1917.

It is important to bear in mind that this political course fully corresponds to President Vladimir Putin’s personal political stance, in essence, he formed and defined it.

There is not even such a discussion on the possibility of other stance within the system of Russia’s governmental bodies. Supporters of such a stance will be immediately forced out of the system of public administration.

How can one build a dialogue between Russia and Europe in such a situation?

How can one form and define the agenda?

As for the agenda on resistance and confrontation, such an agenda was formed successfully. Russia’s government is pleased with it.

This agenda became acceptable or even desirable for a significant part of the Russian society due to the efforts of the state propaganda.

Not for the whole society, of course.

The European choice for Russia, the European course of development is essential for this part of the society, for our voters. The representatives of these citizens are acting only at the levels of regional parliaments and local representative bodies in our country today.

Today we should begin developing the agenda for the future dialogue between Russia and the Eu: a common agenda for cooperation and joint development.

If we fail to develop the agenda [for the future] today, we will not be ready to work tomorrow, people hope for this work.

This agenda can be developed by the European political institutions only via direct cooperation with Russia’s European-minded politicians despite their political status at the moment.

All the critical issues of Russia-EU relations, inclining human rights and freedoms, security, economic institutes, conflicts and military activities in Ukraine, Georgia, and Syria must be on the agenda.

It is vital that the development of the agenda should begin already today and should correspond to the public political stance of the European institutions already today.

There is an example which I cannot but bring forward – a trial for Boris Nemtsov murder is under way in Russia now. It is obvious that those who ordered the assassination are out of the court eye, apparently, the perpetrators are most likely to escape the responsibility too. Where is the constant attention and public political stance of the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and other European institutions on this trial which is in the deep periphery of attention? Unfortunately, this attention and this stance are absent today. But this constant attention may be the most effective, if not the only, instrument of the European politicians’ influence on the political situation in Russia.

We and our voter should do the rest of the work.

We are doing it the way we can.

But it is vital for Russia’s citizens, who adhere to the European values, to realise that we have political allies in Europe, who account for the fundamental values of human rights and freedoms not cynical considerations of Realpolitik.

Thank you.