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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

Nationalism in the USA and Russia

Mitrokhin Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog post on the Ekho Moskvy website, 13.08.2017

The developments in Charlottesville, Virginia, make us put a question – what is the reason for such a surge of national radicalism in the USA?

I have no doubt that the main reason is Trump and his nationalist rhetoric before the elections as well as after them.

The fascists, who took action in Charlottesville, had heard the “America first” slogan from the President himself (the German translation for it is “über alles”) and had been inspired all out by it. All they had to do was to vote but they went on. They spilt blood. They showed that it is not only ISIS that supplies terrorists but also the American right-wing forces.

Of course Trump said that this was inadmissible. He truly believes that he has nothing to do with it. But he did the main thing within a year: warmed up the topic, jacked up the stakes of ultra-rightists, sharpened their emotions and expectations. Now they realised that the old man will not go any further and began acting on their own.

It is instructive to compare the situation with nationalism in the USA and the RF.

Putin tightened the stranglehold on the topic here in Russia as well. Except for verbally shouting “Russia first!”. But he has Kiselyev for this purpose, who solemnly says on a regular basis – “the whole world stands against us!”. [TN: Odious TV presenter Dmitry Kiselyev].

Trump came into office boosting the national inferiority complex and Putin is using it to retain the power.

It is easier for him because while mass media is Trump’s enemy, Putin holds it under the sole of his Salvatore Ferragamo boot. Another dictator’s advantage over a president of a democraic country is also of great significance: Putin is capable of establishing a monopoly on national populism not only in mass media.

He realises that among all present ideologies nationalism is the strongest means of influence on the masses. A monopoly on it is as important as control over firearms. If you have the monopoly, you can restrain its most ugly forms, which are destructive for the society.

This is why Russian nationalists suffer so much from Article 282 [of Russia’s Criminal Code against inciting hatred or enmity] and other Articles these days. Potkin and Demushkin serve their sentences for the reason that they breached Putin’s monopoly on nationalism not because they are nationalists. This is what real extremism is, according to Russia’s Themis. But there is no such an article on the Criminal Code, thus, she has to arrest nationalist activists under ridiculous pretexts.

But Trump does not have these very resources. The murderer will definitely get a most severe punishment. But in the US they cannot confront hundreds and thousands of his circumstantial masterminds the way they do it with Demushkin in Russia.

Therefore, Trump will lose this battlefield. We will fail to establish a presidential monopoly on the explosive ideology.

Putin has the means to keep it under control but Trump does not.

Does it mean that a nationalist flame will flare up in the USA?

This will not happen due to the fact that there are “fire-prevention” forces represented by the civil society and the above-mentioned independent mass media in that country. It is likely that nationalistic excesses will take place again and even multiply but fascists will not become an influential political force in the USA, not to mention that they will not come to power.

However, I wouldn’t be so optimistic about Russia. Limiting extreme excesses of nationalism Putin vigorously feeds our population with this ideology via the state TV channels. In case Putin’s power weakens or he retires, they will stop limiting the “excesses” and the consequences of the feeding will remain. And it will be a long time before someone begins weeding this field because Putin has been as enthusiastic about exterminating the civil society as the radicals.

Under such conditions Article 282 will be as ineffective as the Constitution articles on the freedom of speech and assemblies. Imagine how many old fascists, who went into inner emigration under Putin’s rule, and the ones, of Putin’s call up, actually, will show up and multiply.

Heaven forbid that one will even see such a horrible thing in a dream. Imagine Putin sitting somewhere in Cuba, Syria or Venezuela watching a TV report about the development in Russia saying: “See, they drove me out and got fascists!”.