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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: Rehabilitation. Restitution. Lustration.

shlosberg_2Blog post by Lev Shlosberg, 21.08.2016

One can not forget August 19, 1991. To be exact: one can not forget this long day of 19-20-21 August, which was not interrupted by sleep. The day began early in the morning of 19 August, when breathing seized up from a voice on the radio, and ended on the evening of 21 August, when the pain in the heart lessened.

As for the essence of the developments, everything was simple: they wanted to take freedom away from us and endeavoured to do it. But we did not give it up. Freedom has already come to the light from the minds and hearts and one failed to force it back into a pottery jar.

That day no one could imagine what Russia would be like in 25 years time. To tell the truth, we felt certain that we a sure to live in a free country next century. What else could it be like! One can call us naive, certainly. Yes, I agree, we were naive. We did not expect what was going to take place afterwards.

August 1991 showed the power of the electrical energy of freedom, which was stored within people over the past decades. This generator could rotate the wheels of history. The coup was not organised by free people. But free people defeated the coupists.

That moment, that very moment, one should have continued making history. Very quickly and resolutely. And by legal means. Rehabilitation. Restitution. Lustration [the purging of corrupt officials]. Succession of the state from the Russian Empire. Prohibition of the Communist Party’s activity. De-Stalinisation. The reform of courts. New Constitution. New general election.

The electric energy of people, who enjoyed the air of freedom, allowed to do that. It would have been legitimate not only as a matter of law but also on the level of public conscienceness. Moreover, people were ready for such actions and expected them to take place.

History gave us about half a year to do it. The economic and political situation could not give us more time. There is no turning to some of the decision that one made. History provides quite a small window of opportunities. One should fit it. One should manage to do it in time. One did not simply missed the opportunity in 1991. One did not dare to do it. Some [politicians] did not want to do it.

And this was the moment when we lost. That moment when the foundation of what happened next was laid: economic blow, bandit capitalism, shooting near the Government House [during the 1993 Constitution Crisis], loans-for-shares auctions, criminal privatisation, the Chechen wars, election fraud, default, arbitrary rule in courts, censorship, fear, lies, violence, unfreedom, resignation of Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, Kursk submarine disaster, YKOS oil company case, Nord-Ost seige [Moscow theatre hostage crisis],  terror attack in Beslan, temporary substitute, rally at Bolotnaya and Sakharov Squares, the law of scoundrels [a bill banning adoptions by Americans], “a crazy printer”[The State Duma has been given such a nickname by critics who accuse the parliament’s lower house of having churned out a large number of repressive laws], Crimea, Donbass, Syria.

The price of unfreedom is another history.

The one that could take place at that moment is lost forever.

We live in a country which we gave to the people of unfreedom.

The main lesson of 1991 is simple and cruel: when history gives you an opportunity – make history.

If history favours our generation and gives us another opportunity, I know what to do and how to do it.

Rehabilitation. Restitution. Lustration.

So on down the list.

Only in that case freedom will come not for a day, but for a long time. To be exact, taking into consideration that a human’s life is short, it will come forever.