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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: “The authorities behave like a skilful cheater”

Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chairman, came to discuss Yabloko’s further development strategy in the Kamchatka Territory and communicate with supporters, party members and civic activists of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

AiF at Kamchatka, 28.11.2019

Real politics emerges on the [Kamchatka] peninsula

– Where our party comes, there real politics emerges. Because it is a real alternative. We can say that this is a marker of a healthy political life in the region. The party always leads a political discussion and struggle for power taking into account our values. The party’s election success this year is a sign that there is a request for real political forces in the country.

There is such a widespread myth that all changes can occur only in Moscow. Now all the most important things are happening in the regions. Examples of this year are Yekaterinburg, Shies, the [so-called] “garbage” riots across the country. People are tired of not being heard [by the government]. The opening of the branch after a ten-year break is a sign that politics has returned to the Far East. This is a region that has always been famous for active citizens and its independent position. I am certain that Yabloko in Kamchatka will actively defend the rights and interests of citizens, participate in elections and win elections. So join our team! The party is open to all people who share our views and values.


Total mistrust to government


– The living standards in Russia are extremely low, and certainly it is not for me to tell you what problems exist in Kamchatka. But if you think that it is better in other cities, you are mistaken. Take, for example, the healthcare. Everywhere, even in capitals, people lie in the corridors in hospitals, because there are not enough places in the wards. For weeks, they have to wait for coupons in outpatient clinics for a regular appointment with a doctor. A registration in a queue for magnetic resonance imaging prescribed by a doctor is another story. However, they told me about this situation in one political shows on the federal channel as follows: “Don’t go to the hospital so often, it is all useless.”


And we continue to get stuck in this, because the current government, apparently, is not interested in dealing with internal Russian problems. Power finances Africa and fights in Syria. It reacts to problems selectively, trying to guess what can cause protest and what can pass unnoticed. The pension reform, which should rather be called an insult to the population, was specially carried out during the World Cup in Russia. During the Olympics in Sochi, there was passed a law on the possibility of seizing property from people. It affected only the Krasnodar Territory at first, but gradually reached other regions. The authorities behave like an skilful cheater.


– If people are not satisfied with this situation, then why they do not seek to change it at the political level?


– Today, unfortunately, many do not believe in the possibility of change. Independent candidates are not allowed to participate in the elections; it is vitually impossible to pass the municipal filter. People think: my vote will not decide anything, my candidate is not on the ballot. Look at the results of the mayoral election in Moscow: 75 per cent of the population did not come to the polls.


I see our paramount task in overcoming this mistrust. In this case, the situation of the beginning of 1990s should not be repeated. Then a lot of people came to politics who could not correctly and professionally set goals and objectives and competently approach problem solving. We should offer a democratic alternative and professionally trained people.


Environmental control


One of the main activities of the party is the struggle to maintain a favourable environment. Kamchatka environmental activists came to the meeting of our regional party members.


“Today we are the only ones against burning garbage,” Nikolai Rybakov said. “Yet the State Duma has been demonstrating a surprising unanimity regarding the construction of incinerators. Europe built them thirty years ago and only recently, realising that this was not necessary, began closing them. Technologies are completely different today.


First, we burn garbage that can still be recycled. Second, they do this without introducing a separate collection system. But it is simply dangerous to burn many kinds of waste. And certainly living near such objects is dangerous to health. People understand this and fight for their right to favourable environment.


The authorities are afraid of elections


– Public activities are certainly extremely important, but the authorities are not afraid of them. Only honest elections really scare the government. Now even a whole wave of rallies in Moscow in Sakharov Avenue has passed – and they were allowed. I am absolutely convinced that the authorities are not too interested in such actions. The real political protest of the people will be the moment when people come to the polls and vote as they see fit, and then their votes will be honestly counted. This is democracy, which must be returned. All power is in the hands of voters.