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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 principled unacceptability of voting on Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Decision No 132 of 5.06.2020 by the Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee, 8.06.2020

The Federal Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko thinks that amendments to the Constitution of Russia, initiated by President Putin, represent demolishing of the foundations of the constitutional system of our country, the Russian legal system as a whole.

It is accompanied by ultimate discrediting of the state institutions that are consciously involved into this process: both houses of the parliament, the Constitutional Court, and the Central Electoral Commission.


The “nation-wide vote”, scheduled for July 1, involves all citizens of the country, the entire Russian people, into an unlawful event, and, thereby, transfers the responsibility for these unlawful actions onto citizens.


Instead of the democratic social state provided for by the current Constitution, an unlawful nomenclature-bureaucratic model of the mafia type with the ideology of demagogic patriotism is being  illegally imposed on the country.


The essence of the nomenclature-bureaucratic corporate state of the mafia type is in the merger of the executive, the legislative and the judicial branches of power, in their interweaving and subordination to an authoritarian ruler personally. Such a system is ruled by fear and corruption. There are no fair elections, no independent court, no rule of law, and no justice.


The amendments to the electoral law that have just been adopted, primarily introduction of electronic and postal voting, represent implementation of a super-authoritarian political model created on the basis of amendments.


It is proposed to consolidate the isolationist complex of views on the Second World War and the Victory in the Great Patriotic War as the core of the ideology of the corporate state. Such an ideology is strongly at odds with the understanding of the largest catastrophe of the 20th century in Europe and throughout the civilized world. It is significant that the vote will actually begin immediately after the [military] parade [commemorating the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945] on June 24, which the authorities use as a propaganda “warm-up” of the so-called “all-Russian vote”. This is what becomes the main function and the semantic load of the parade, and not the holy memory of the war and the Victory. The fact that [the Victory Day of] May 9 passed this year [due to anti-COVID measures] without military columns and military vehicles and equipment on Red Square did not detract from the significance of the holiday, everyone to whom it is dear tried to fill it with special meaning, regardless of the prevailing conditions.


It is a qualitatively different condition of the state, a claim of being a “separate civilisation”, and not just “zeroing” the terms of office of the current President, that becomes the basis and justification of the regime of personal power, around which a mafia-corporate system of control over the country and the exploitation of its human and natural resources is built.


A narrow circle of beneficiaries not only usurps power, but actually replaces the institution of the state.


The Constitution is unceremoniously turned into an instrument of authoritarian power. This will be a “Putin’s” constitution – with the system of organisation of power proposed by Putin, and the possibility of any changes at the initiative of Putin.


The Putin system is afraid of political competition and, therefore, bashfully hushes up the alternative amendments developed at the initiative of the Public Constitutional Council by the country’s best constitutional lawyers that strengthen the Constitution, implement the idea of ​​expanding citizen participation in the life of the state, and form a system of genuine democracy and the rule of law.


Given the continuous fraud that the Russian authorities have organised during the elections of all levels in recent decades, we understand how the “voting results” will be announced: the pre-programmed percentages will be “determined” through lies and fraud.


The tasks of our party, Yabloko supporters, and responsible citizens are not limited to the day (or rather, the days) set aside for voting. They are not in adapting to new conditions, not in the struggle for a “place in the sun” in Putin’s mafia-corporate system. We are entering into a struggle against the consolidation of this system, its transformation into an uncontested reality.


We are certain that the attitude to the amendments proposed to the Russians should be formed according to the principle: “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or … sit in the seat of mockers”.


In addition, we consider it our political responsibility to declare that, given the unpredictable development of the coronavirus pandemic, the so-called “nation-wide vote”, in addition to its illegality and insolvency, is also extremely risky for the health of citizens. In fact, health and, possibly, the lives of citizens are sacrificed for political manipulation and the desire to maintain a lifelong power.


The Federal Political Committee considers it fundamentally unacceptable for the Party as a constitutional political institution to participate in unlawful, unconstitutional, fake voting, the sole purpose of which is to draw society into the establishment of irremovable power in Russia and the consolidation of a corporate authoritarian regime in the country.


At the same time, we respect all legal forms of civil protest against the so-called “amendments” and the procedures for dragging them in, for example, voting against or crossing out ballots. The main thing is the understanding that the upcoming “popular approval” is illegal, has an antisocial character, and its results cannot have legal force.


Our goal is to build on the site of the Putin system a modern democratic state with rule of law, accountable and controlled by the Russian people and governed by law and justice. We will continue this work while there are at least minimal opportunities for the activities of the opposition Party.


Grigory Yavlinsky,

Chairman of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee