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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 situation in Ukraine

ukr_0Statement by YABLOKO’s Bureau, 01.03.2014

The Bureau of the Russian United Democratic party YABLOKO consider the bloodshed and the death of people in Ukraine a tragedy common to both Ukraine and Russia. From now on everything possible should be done not allow the use of violence and weapons for solving political issues in Ukraine as well as in Russia.

We believe that the persistent unwillingness of the people set in authority to carry on a dialogue with the civil society, to react to the peaceful mass actions of protest and the demands of the citizens adequately became the direct reason of the political impasse which lead to the escalation of violence and a tragedy. Even the emergence of more radical forces in the political areana represents a result of long-term suppression of the natural social development by the authorities, as this development has been continiously curbed and restricted by the authorities for the sake of maintaining the power, and thus is channeled in an unnatural direction.

We think that Victor Yanukovich in person and all the government institutions of Ukraine including the deputies of the parliament take full political responsibility for the development of the situation according to the force scenario up to the bloodshed on February 18-20.

We also think it necessary to investigate the use of force and weapons which lead to the death and injury of people in December 2013 – February 2014. The provisional government of Ukraine should take all measures to conduct an independent international investigation.

We call for the return of the political process in Ukraine to the parliamentary course  and also to the realisation of the European vector of development without  substituting it with nationalism. Particularly, we pay attention to the necessity of the return of the law on regional languages.

Russia shouldn’t favour the further  escalation of the situation in the neighbouring state by its overseas actions. All should be done for the  establishment of the peaceful constructive intergovernmental relations between Russia and Ukraine. The official recognition by the Russian Federation of Ukraine’s provisional government formed by now would be an important step towards this.

The territorial integrity of both Russia and Ukraine can be impeached by no actions. Moreover, Russia should give up any actions of not only political, but also economic and information character, which aim to destabilise the situation in different regions of Ukraine and in the whole neighbouring state.

At the same time one can’t turn a blind eye on the fact that the realisation of this only reasonable tactics of Russia-Ukraine relations will always be under threat due to anti-European course of the Russian authorities.

In terms of culture and history Russia, Ukraine and Belarus belong to the European civilisation and the only orientation of their further development which really exists is the European one. The only way to keep its statehood for all of our countries is to follow the European course.

An attempt to follow the other direction is a departure from the natural historical development. The Ukrainian crisis and its tragic consequences are the first large-scale display of this departure and the direct result of the breach of the natural process of the historical development of the former USSR.

Therefore ceasing the chase after the “Eurasian” chimera and return to the European way of development is the first and foremost domestic policy task and its solution is extremely important for both the future of Russia and the neighbouring post-Soviet states, Ukraine in the first place.

Despite the authorities’ policies for retaining the power and reprisals against the opposition the most effective method of solving this task is the evolutionary process of peaceful transformation. The provocations which aim to destroy the governmental institutions don’t bring our goal closer, but hold it away.  YABLOKO consider all the political forces which follow the parliamentarism principles our allies.

Russia should become a modern powerful European state where one can stand up of their position and, at the same time, make a compromise where possible.

We believe that despite all hardships, the peoples of Russia and Ukraine will keep their historic and civilizational fraternity notwithstanding all their inevitable differences.