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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

Mitrokhin: The flag of Russia is the only thing left from democracy in our country

Press Release, 22.08.2014

On August 22 YABLOKO’s activists participated in a march and rally devoted to Russia’s National Flag Day and the win over GKChP (State Committee on the State of Emergency). The event was conducted by the For human rights group. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin also participated in the action.image

About one hundred people gethered by the memorial to democracy defenders and conducted a rally in memory of August 22, 1991 when the three-coloured flag was raised above the White House[the Government building] as the state symbol instead of the red width with a hammer and sickle for the first time in Moscow.


Lev Ponomaryov

Leader of the For human rights organisation Lev Ponomaryov said that the events of August 19-22 1991 had put to an end on of the most severe totalitarian regimes in the world.

“We’ve won then. It was a historical event. An it occurred as a result of a mass peaceful protest. There was no such an example in the history of Russia when hundreds of thousands people came up together and the political regime in the country changed. As for today’s events at Maidan, they started as a peaceful protest but not as peaceful as it was here in 1991, we didn’t through Molotov cocktails and so on. Of course, Russia is responsible for the bloody events in Ukraine but Maidan pushed Russia towards it. It’s a very important lesson – the rallies should be mass but peaceful. And the regime change should take place only this [peaceful] way”, said Ponomaryov.


Sergei Mitrokhin

Sergei Mitrokhin explained why YABLOKO decided to participate in this action for the first time. “After all the events that have taken place this year it’s absolutely clear for us that the flag of Russia is the only thing left form democracy in our country, it’s the only thing left from the choice that the citizens of Russia made up in 1991. They choose a democratic European civilization against barbarism and degradation of our country. Today the authorities propose to turn back to the opposite direction and choose some “special” way, unknown way which is based on some traditions, nobody knows which traditions, based on some conservatism”, he mentioned.

Sergei Mitrokhin also said that there had been some mistakes within the democratic choice. YABLOKO have always said that Yeltsin made a mistake by declaring Putin president.image

“What do we have today? Corruption, thievery on behalf of the officials of all levels and blood which is being shed in Eastern Ukraine due to Putin’s initiative among other things. All this means that the flag of Russia is not only the last symbol of democracy but also our last base and we should stand for it till the end. With this base we should start a pitched fight for the return of democracy to the state, return of the choice which was made in 1991 to our people. And we will do it by a peaceful democratic constitutional way”, concluded YABLOKO leader.


Valeri Borshchyov

A well-known human rights defender, YABLOKO member Valery Borshchyov remained of mass democratic actions of 2011-2012. “It means the memory is alive and we didn’t lose that experience. We know that the regime can be changed by peaceful methods”, he said.

YABLOKO activists laid white roses to the monument to democracy defenders who died in 1991.




YABLOKO activist Sergei Vinogradov and YABLOKO candidates for Moscow City Duma deputies Olga Radayeva and Ilya Khandrikov




See also:
Grigory Yavlinsky on the Russian coup of August 1991