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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

No War!

logotip1Statement by the Political Committee of the YABLOKO party, 03.14.2014

The position and actions of the Russian authorities towards Ukraine and in connection with the developments there represents a dangerous political gamble.

We consider raising the issue of possible introduction of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine be absolutely unacceptable.

We also regard the operation on separation of Crimea from Ukraine and its annexation be an error of a national scale.

The basis of this dangerous policy is positioning of Ukraine as a “failed state”, which is popular among the entourage close to the powers that be, as well as imposing of the idea that it is in Russia’s interests to push Ukraine into political degradation and territorial collapse, or to transform it into a puppet state.

We are convinced that it is in Russia’s interests to make an immediate break with such ideology and to bring such policies to an end.

In connection with the violation of a package of international treaties and agreements connecting Russia and Ukraine, destruction of the system of guarantees given to Ukraine by Russia together with the U.S. and Britain in 1994, the immediate consequence of the continuation of this policy is undermining of the validity of the treaty on nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, rejection of the principle of inviolability internationally recognized borders and recognition of Russia as a country with a zero international reputation.

In the case of even an informal, and moreover formalized annexation unprecedented in Europe since 1945 – either of Crimea or any other territories – Russia will become a state with borders that are not recognized internationally and with all the consequences, both local and global. Russia would be confronted with the as yet uncertain, but potentially extremely dangerous position of the almost 300,000 strong Crimean-Tatar community and other groups, and would also have to deal with extremely serious economic and humanitarian problems.

It is vital that no blood has been spilled so far in Crimea: However, one thing is evident: Crimea today is humiliating en masse people who are upholding the Ukrainian Constitution (for example, the beatings handed out during the meetings on 9 March) and Ukrainian soldiers (compelling them to break their oath of allegiance or to surrender their weapons). This looks like nothing more than revenge against the Ukrainian people for trying to show dignity and self-esteem. Unfortunately, the authoritarian leadership of Russia did not understand twenty years ago and does not understand now how long-lasting and devastating the effects of contempt for human dignity and mass-scale humiliation of people might be.

Direct humiliation in Crimea of people loyal to their internationally recognized state, propaganda mediated humiliation of the whole of the Ukrainian state, which has become a key element in the Russia’s information policy, lies and violence, underlying domestic and foreign policy mean poisoning the Russian national consciousness and paralysis of the opportunities for citizens of Russia to morally realize themselves as independent individuals in the best Russian tradition, based on respect for people and nations. The implications all the citizens of our country will feel for a long time.

The main result of the current policy in respect of Ukraine is to consolidate Russia’s course as a non-European country, a “quasi-Eurasian” state, which disregards human rights and international law, rejects the whole system of painstakingly formed relations of the 21st century, and acts as fanatical antagonist of the West. Such a course and the political position of the authority pushes our country and state far back.

The purpose of this course is the preservation of the “sovereign” criminal-oligarchic system of government established after 1991 to the detriment of national and state interests of Russia.

Continuing along this course in domestic policies would result in Russia’s transformation into a closed and even more isolated corporate state, which has in principle no ties with society, the possibility for its citizens to express their opinions and discuss the developments.

Its continuation in the internal politics threatens Russia’s transformation into a more closed isolated corporate state, which, in principle, there is no connection between society and state, the ability of citizens to express their opinions and discuss what is happening. This would lead to a ruinous halting of development, the destruction of the nation’s creative potential, and everything that could provide Russia with a dignified present and future.

On the foreign policy point of view, this course is the primary source of destabilization of the entire post-Soviet Russia threatens its continuation as a new crisis on its borders and within the country.

From the point of view of foreign policies this course would destabilize the entire post-Soviet space, continuation of this course would threaten Russia with new crises both on its borders and also within the country.

They will be especially dangerous in a situation of undermining of all the approaches to the issue of territorial integrity, all the institutions that support the peace and security of Europe after the Second World War, destruction of the established mechanisms and the rules and traditions for conflicts resolution.

The blame for undermining international law and degrading the institutions of security cannot be laid only at Russia’s door. The hypocrisy, and shortchanging of the underlying values of European culture for transitory “pragmatic” interests, the focus on brute force, and compartmentalization of international law emerged and have been enhancing in the international politics for the past twenty years. They came to the fore in the war in Yugoslavia, the events in Iraq and other countries in the Middle East.

However, today it is Russia that assumes responsibility for crossing the border dividing an extremely dangerous tendency from chaos. This means that our country is getting a back seat in history.

We can only fundamentally improve the position of our country and open up development opportunities by decisively renouncing our anti-European stance and returning to the European course that does not reject Russia’s uniqueness, and participate deliberately and seriously in the implementation of the major European project over an area running from Lisbon to Vladivostok.

However, today we address not only the supporters of our view on the strategic development, but also our ideological opponents, all political and social forces and professional politicians putting the country’s interests above their own gain, we declare the following: it is necessary to put an end to Russia’s adventurous po