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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

Not only the “reset” of the presidential terms

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 19.06.2020

The action of the authorities to amend the Constitution of Russia has approached the finish line.

Both in terms of content and form, the amendments proposed by Putin to the Basic Law of the country, as well as the so-called “popular vote” are, as is well known already, unlawful (see the expertise).

Opponents of this lawlessness speak mainly about the of “reset” of Putin’s terms – granting the right to extend his powers until 2036. This is absolutely correct: such an “amendment” is a mockery of law and opens the way for the almost eternal irremovability of power. However, it is important to see that people are being pushed to a non-alternative vote with one tick [for all the amendments], putting more than 200 hundred amendments [in a package to one vote] at once, which draw up an authoritarian corporate state at the level of the Constitution, serving the interests of the nomenclature and the groups around the power. That is, the present closed antisocial political system with an adventurous foreign policy course, with extremely incompetent corrupt, semi-criminal and non-independent staff at all levels, with a militaristic and police ideology and corresponding repressive mechanisms will now be enshrined in the Basic Law of Russia.

It is possible that after the “reset” [of the presidential terms], kind of having received the right to remain in the Kremlin for another 16 years, thereby bringing his whole circle to the condition of absolute fear and obedience and nipping even thoughts of a transit [of power] in the bud, Putin will suddenly leave at some point and, as usual, will leave a “successor”. In the system that is now enshrined in the Constitution by these amendments, any successor within the framework of Putin’s political system (for example, one of the top army generals or the Federal Security Service) will be no better for the country than Putin, and, most likely, much worse. Not only because Putin chooses his environment this way, but also because of the logic of the system built for 20 years and now enshrined in the Constitution: the authorities have no other support in it except lies and fear, and other instruments of maintaining control, except repression and intimidation.


How the state will act within the framework of the already rewritten Constitution can be judged by the measures taken only over the past six months, after Putin first proposed amendments to the country’s Basic Law (see the list of officially adopted decisions and those prepared for adoption).


In recent days, the course towards repression and intimidation has become even more pronounced. In Petrozavodsk, Karelia, the trial of the historian Yuri Dmitriyev [head of the Karelian branch of the Memorial human rights society, who found mass graves of Stalin’s victims in Karelian forests] was resumed. Throughout his life, the leader of the Karelian Memorial has fought for historical truth and talked about the killings of innocent people, our compatriots, including the mass graves of victims of Stalinist repressions in Karelian Sandarmokh. So that the researchers would not seek the truth, and so that it would not hurt anyone to even think about the past, they fabricated a dirty case against the historian Dmitriyev (first – one case, and then the second) and put him in jail.


It has become known about another “treason”. Valery Mitko, 78-year-old President of the St. Petersburg Arctic Academy, is accused by the Federal Security Service of transferring “secret data to the Chinese secret services”. Recently, scholars from the Moscow Central Research Institute of Engineering have already been involved in such cases: 79-year-old Vladimir Lapygin, 76-year-old Viktor Kudryavtsev and 77-year-old Sergei Meshcheryakov, as well as Viktor Prozorov, 72-year-old designer of the Sevastopol Central Design Bureau Chernomorets. A strange list of older scientists… Is it again [like in the Stalin period] the search for “enemies of the people”?


So the point is not only in “resetting” the presidential terms. The main threat to the future of Russia is an authoritarian system based on lies, fear and arbitrariness, which they intend to consolidate in the country’s Constitution with the help of amendments.  We should not provide a turnout and vote for this.