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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

Memorandum of Political Alternative

Herewith support the key programme principles of the Coalition of the Political Alternative


Memorandum of Political Alternative of the candidate nominated by a regional branch of the YABLOKO party at the elections to _____________________________________________________________

in _________________________________________ in 2015.
I, ___________________________________________________________

Herewith support the key programme principles of the Coalition of the Political Alternative:

1. The European vector of development based on the values of democracy, human rights, the rule of law and inviolability of private property has no alternative in Russia. The so-called Vladimir Putin’s “Eurasian political course” towards Russia’s international isolation, conflict with the West and destabilisation of the former Soviet states is against the national interests of our country and poses a threat to its integrity.

2. Bolshevism and Stalinism are misanthropic ideologies and practices as well as Fascism and National Socialism. As long as the state does not officially condemn the coup of 1917 -1918 (the seizure of power and the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly) and the crimes of Bolshevism and Stalinism, it will not be possible to build a state based on the rule of law in Russia.

3. Nationalism and religious fundamentalism in all their forms and manifestations are unacceptable both from the moral point of view and undermine the foundations of Russia’s statehood. Any manifestations, such as the “Russian Marches” focusing primary on the rights of a certain nation or an ethnic group only or attaching ethnic features to some problem, create the danger of escalation of ethnic and religious conflicts.

4. The transition from the authoritarian to the democratic regime must not be conducted by force, it should be implemented in a constitutional way. Revolutionary upheavals are fraught with bloodshed and collapse of the country.

5. The country needs urgent political reforms targeted at transfer from the authoritarian system to the true separation of powers, real local self-governing, transparency of the legislative and the executive authorities and their accountability before people. Only honest elections of all levels without any “filters” or restrictions can provide all this. Depolitisation of the law-enforcement is needed, these bodies should be put under parliamentary and public control. All political prisoners must be released, criminal cases raised against them abolished and the decisions adopted on such cases earlier revised.

6. All the repressive laws limiting human rights and liberties guaranteed by Chapter 2 of the Russian Constitution (including the Dima Yakovlev’s law [or the “orphans law”], restriction of the freedom of assembly, assigning the “foreign agents” status to NGOs and the law on unwanted foreign organisations), and censorship in the mass media, social networks and in the field of culture (including that conducted allegedly “so that not to hurt the religious sesitivities” and many other contrived pretexts) must be abolished.

7. Russia needs reforms aimed at complete separation of business and government (that merged in Russia due to the erroneous policies of 1990 – 2000s), support of large businesses from the state budget must be abolished.

8. Militarisation of the country and its economy at the expense of the budgetary support of education and health care must be rejected. Bureaucratic “reforming” of science and research Transfer from the resource-based to the high-tech economy is needed.

9. Russia must recognize Ukraine’s sovereignty in the borders of 2013, give up its support of separatists. Annexation of Crimea is unlawful, contradicts to the norms of the international and Russia law, agreements signed by Russia are sets a precedent for similar actions against Russia in the future. The solution of the Crimea’s problem can be only through a legitimate referendum and under the observation of OSCE which should be recognized by the UNO.

10. A large-scope investigation in the activities of the officials suspected in corruption and holding positions in the Government, Presidential Administration, law enforcement agencies, state-owned companies and state corporations is needed.

The political alternative includes pursuing these objectives by supporting candidates of the YABLOKO party and their Coalition allies in the elections of all levels, including at the State Duma elections in 2016 and the party candidate for the post of President of the Russian Federation Grigory Yavlinsky at the elections in 2018.


Chair of the regional branch Candidate