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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

On the environmental policy on the eve of the scheduled Year of Environment

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky and Alexei Yablokov, 27.12.2016

The joint statement by Grigory Yavlinsky and Alexei Yablokov was published in late December 2016. Two weeks later Alexei V. Yablokov passed away. This crucial document, which proposes the ways to reduce morbidity and mortality in Russia, has turned out to be the political heritage of environmental scientist Alexei Yablokov.

The Press Office of YABLOKO, 11.01.2017

The upcoming 2017 was established as the scheduled Year of Environment by a decree of the President of our country. A meeting of the National Council of Russia, which will be devoted to the issues of the environmental development of the country, was arranged for December 27, 2017. The time schedule of the Year of Environment developed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection includes a large number of events.

It should seem that finally the authorities have seriously turned towards the environment. But this impression is deceptive. Talking “about the environment” cannot substitute for the solution of the environmental problems.

Thus, renewal of forests is slower than destruction of forests due to cutting and forest fires (and this was envisaged by the Forest Code of the Russian Federation, despite the fact that academics, public activists and foresters opposed its adoption).

The growing pollution of rivers and other bodies of water was aggravated by the Water Code, that halved the water conservation zones and weakened the protection of waters.

Solving the problem of solid domestic waste is on the way of squeezing the sector of small and medium-sized businesses, which represent the basis of a successful solution of solid domestic waste problems in all countries.

According to the development of renewable energy sources and power supply sources, our country falls behind all the developed countries without exception, and this gap is not narrowing but growing.

The attack on protected natural areas mounts under the pretext of advertising campaigns in support of tigers, leopards and snow leopards. Old-growth Mediterranean forests, which have been preserved for hundred years, stretching along the Black Sea coast are being unlawfully covered with VIP-houses. Unlawful seizure of banks and restriction of free access of people to water bodies takes place in all recreational areas. Commercial development all over diminishes green space in suburban and urban areas.

The government environmental and health-related monitoring became a fiction. The necessity of animal protection laws has been under discussion for years while the level of animal abuse keeps growing.

The long-tern policy of the government on the creation of different obstacles to the work of independent environmental groups ended up in including a large number of these groups in the list of foreign agents.

The path of development chosen by the Kremlin where Russia is given the raw-exports role of the developed countries – as well as the self-isolation course and retreat form the European path of development which took place in recent years – generates more and more environmental problems. In our opinion, the President must make a decision on restoring an independent state environmental agency in one day instead of announcing the scheduled Year of Environment.

If the legislators had such a wish they could revive the environmental laws which have been diluted over the past 16 years within half a year and provide:

– the creation of the state environmental fund (for targeted use of fees for emissions and discharges of pollutants which are now blending in the budget):

– the reintroduction of the State Environmental Expertise Institution to the full extent;

– the creation of economic incentives to improve environmental quality and energy efficiency

Within months the government could:

– improve the efficiency of state forest protection dramatically;

– prohibit hazardous incineration technology;

– prohibit the construction of new nuclear power plants and provide real support to the development of renewable energy sources;

– introduce compulsory insurance of environmental risks;

– prohibit oil extraction in the Arctic until safe technologies are developed;

– re-introduce the study of ecology in schools.

If the Public Prosecution Office of the RF had a wish to help solving environmental problems, within a few weeks they could:

– develop and adopt effective measures to stop the widespread falsification of the results of public hearings on the urban and industrial development projects;

– launch a campaign for the demolition of all illegal constructions in conservation areas and on the banks of a water bodies.

The Supreme Court of the RF could emphasize the importance of lifting the common practice of solving environmental disputes without regard to the public interest.

And, of course, one of the priority cases should be the rejection of the state policy of restricting the activities of non-governmental environmental organisations.

Such a policy switch of the state in order to solve the accumulated environmental issues will result into the reduction in morbidity and mortality associated with environmental factors and improvement of the quality of life of Russian citizens. And there will be no need to be engaged in window dressing by means of the scheduled Year of Environment.

Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of YABLOKO Political Committee

Alexei Yablokov, Chair of the Green Russia faction of YABLOKO