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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

Nikolai Rybakov: “It is necessary to introduce a ban on the destruction of green areas in the cities by the authorities”

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 29.08.2021

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov with Yabloko candidates in the Arkhangelsk region Oleg Mandrykin and Oksana Vladyka at the radioactive waste storage facility in Severodvinsk

In one day we managed to visit two cities of the Arkhangelsk region – Severodvinsk and Arkhangelsk.

In Severodvinsk, we checked the indicators of water pollution in the White Sea on the city beach Yagry. The device showed a two-fold excess of the maximum permissible pollution. Alas, not only this water is not fit for drinking, but it is also it is undesirable to swim in it. This can lead to the ingestion of, for example, intestinal viruses into the human body, and lead to serious health consequences.

Together with the candidates from the Yabloko party in the Arkhangelsk region – one of the leaders of the Stop-Shies coalition Oleg Mandrykin, engineer Maxim Piskunov, legal adviser Oksana Vladyka and volunteers, we visited the Mironova Gora radioactive waste storage facility in Severodvinsk, which was built in the 1950s.


Everything from the radioactive equipment of damaged submarines to the clothes of the decontamination groups was taken to the bunker then. The clay soil was to become a natural barrier to groundwater penetration. The storage was filled up back in 1979 and forgotten. But concrete containers began losing their leakproofness and were filled with water. In the 1990s, environmentalists sounded the alarm, and in the early 2000s, the federal and the regional budgets found money to finally make the territory inaccessible to people. But this is a short-term decision and the fate of the Mironovaya Gora storage has yet to be dealt with.


Radiation is dangerous because it is not visible, and its consequences in the form of oncological diseases manifest themselves years after the radiation injury. Severodvinsk is a city where many potentially dangerous works are carried out. Therefore, there must be a system of reliable information for citizens in the event of radiation incidents, and also there must be a very serious level of medicine and the services of the Ministry of Emergency Situations so that to provide aid to people in the event of an incident. But the best thing is to eliminate such objects of accumulated environmental damage altogether. Yabloko stands for this.


Together with local activists, we discussed the problem of construction in the city centre, where they want to erect a complex of new buildings “Kvartal 100” in the green area. Instead of improving the green oasis on the shores of Lake Teatralnoye (between the Drama Theatre and the Central Department Store) and providing the residents of the city with a park for recreation, the local authorities decided to cut down more than 2,000 trees and give the expensive land to developers.


Photo: Nikolai Rybakov together with Yabloko activists, candidates and volunteers at the construction site in the centre of Severodvinsk


Creation of green areas where people could repose, recreate themselves and improve their health is an urgent task for most cities in our country. A ban on the destruction of green areas in the cities should be introduced at the legislative level so that to prevent the city authorities from disposing of such land as their own.


This territory was given by the former Governor without competition or tenders to the general developer, who today is going to build 11 high-rise buildings there. Thanks to our activists, this area can be still defended. To destroy such a landscape by the hands of the authorities is a crime against the inhabitants of the city. There are places for housing construction in the city, but no site so that to create a good park for people.


The holiday Dervish80 is being held in Arkhangelsk these days in honour of the 80th anniversary of the arrival of the first convoy Dervish to the port of the city [that was sent by the allies in the Anti-Hitler Coalition to Arkhangelsk during the Second World War]. A caravan consisting of six ships from Holland and Great Britain arrived in Arkhangelsk on 31 August, 1941. It delivered the most important strategic cargoes to the city, including 3,800 antisubmarine bombs and magnetic mines, 10,000 tons of rubber, 1.5 tons of branded boots, tin, wool, and inventory. In total 78 Arctic Lend-Lease convoys (about 1400 merchant ships) carried out humanitarian aid to the USSR for the four years of the war. They provided very important support to our country during one of the most difficult periods in history. For us, this experience should be a lesson – in the fight against evil, we all need to be able to unite. Not to break, but to establish international relations.


In Arkhangelsk, I met with Alexander Peskov, journalist of the Dvina Segodnya publication, to discuss Yabloko’s proposals to change the situation in the country.


I also met with the local activists of the party: Alexander Kozenkov, a candidate for the State Duma, an entrepreneur, a member of Opora Rossii, Ruslan Akhmetshin, Deputy Chairman of the Arkhangelsk branch of Yabloko, and environmental activist Artyom Kanayev. We discussed topical issues related to the elections and the situation in the country.


Photo: Nikolai Rybakov on the Dvina embankment in Arkhangelsk


I walked along the Dvina embankment, talked to the residents of Arkhangelsk and, together with a team of volunteers, handed them our newspapers and leaflets. The next destination is Voronezh.