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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 place and prospects of the Yabloko party

Decision by the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko of 24 November, 2023, published on 1 December 2023

Russia is going through the stage of collapse of post-Soviet modernisation. The cause of the current crisis was the failure of misguided political and economic reforms. The main feature of the current historical moment is the boundless tragedy of the bloody and destructive in all respects armed conflict with Ukraine.

Today, Yabloko is the only political force in Russia standing for an immediate ceasefire and stop killing of people.

This position is being aggressively rejected by supporters of the war both inside and outside the country. However, increasingly more people come to understand that this position in the current conditions is the only realistic one. In addition, from a political point of view, it opens up the possibility of political consolidation of all who want peace.


Perhaps now such a unification is still far away, but the presence of the Yabloko party in the Russian legal political field is a serious factor influencing the situation and attracting people. Hence [we observe] new people, who had not previously been involved in or were not interested in politics, especially young people, joining the party.


In the current circumstances, it is especially important that Yabloko is a party that consistently opposes nationalism and populism. Nationalism and populism (both left-wing, egalitarian, and right-wing, imperial) are a direct path to civil war, to the collapse of the country. The events of recent months show that this danger is absolutely real. The continuation of hostilities and massive loss of life, the decline in the value of human life, the radicalisation of public sentiment, the accumulation of discontent and hatred in society, the emergence of ugly marginalia to the forefront of the socio-political agenda, the destruction of the legal framework and the return of criminals to the public field – all this confirms this alarming assessment.


Our task is to do everything possible to protect the country from falling into the abyss.


If such a catastrophic outcome can be avoided, then the task of building a new, future Russia will arise.


Today, due to the lack of understanding of any clear perspective, fear and uncertainty are growing in society, and further transform into hatred and aggression.


Today we can no longer talk about correction of the course; we do not even face a choice between development and stagnation.


It is necessary to offer the country a way out of the impasse. People in Russia need an understanding of perspective, a look into a peaceful future, not associated with war. At the same time, we should realise that such a change can not in any way be a return to some point in the past, some kind of normality, or a fork in the road at which we took a “wrong” turn.


All present parliamentary parties, voting unanimously in the State Duma for the continuation of the current policies, are unable to offer the country a perspective.


Therefore, today Yabloko is the party of the future.


Since its founding, Yabloko has been a party of an alternative to the post-Soviet way of reforming the political, economic and social system in post-Soviet Russia, which those who broke into power were imposing on the country by means of semi-criminal methods.


Today Yabloko represents a party of an alternative to the “Putin’s system”, its foreign and domestic policies, and the ideology that this system imposes on Russia through fear.


We must persistently and intelligently propose to people a fundamental change in the meaning of politics. It is necessary to build the state on a fundamentally new basis, linking the work of all state and public institutions with humanistic European values. The main among them are human life, faith in Man and the highest moral values, freedom, creative personal development, life without fear and social solidarity.


Believing in supreme human values and a human spiritual dimension when it comes to politics is not a juxtaposition of the ideal and the material, the carnal and the spiritual. This is an understanding that in the 21st century, pragmatism and short-term interests are insufficient to meet the requirements of society and the state as a complex system; a higher level of political thinking is needed.


The challenges facing the country are connected not only with the consequences of the failure of Russian post-Soviet modernisation, but also with the crisis of global politics – both the system of international relations and the modern post-war political system as a whole based on the European model. We are confident that for the future of Russia there is no alternative to the European model, the consistent and persistent institutionalisation of human values.


This is precisely because today our country is in an extremely serious and deepening crisis, we must rely primarily on ourselves and go ahead of the global agenda. Only in this way can we ensure the future of our country.


Yabloko is a party based on universal humanistic values, a party of “institutionalisation of values.” Our programme “Reforms for the Majority” was based on this principle, even if it had not been fully formulated then. This distinguishes us from other current participants in the political process in Russia.


In the present situation the work of the party should be focused on building a perspective, an understanding of the future of Russia. Serious and responsible politics requires a change in the concept of our work – not looking for a “niche” that would ensure a presence in politics, but addressing the majority.


Therefore, no matter how bold and ambitious it may sound against the backdrop of the special military operation and repression, the meaning of the continuation of the life and work of the Yabloko party in Russian politics is the struggle for power in the future Russia. All our political work should be based on this understanding.


The meaning of preserving and developing our party is Russia represents a road to the future in the modern world, peace and freedom.


Grigory Yavlinsky,

Chairman of the Federal Political Committee,