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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

Pamfilova’s tears

Girogry Yavlinsky website, 21.09.2018

Many people discussed Pamfilova’s tears and annulling election results in Primorsky Krai yesterday. What has happened? What was it that upset the head of the Central Electoral Commission so much?

It turned out that is was not the breach of legislation, deception of voters or mockery of people who came to express their will that upset Ella Alexandrovna. According to Pamfilova, the main problem is that the work if the Central Electoral Commission was “derailed”!

By the way, Ella Alexandrovna honestly admitted that the Central Electoral Commission is almost helpless without the President’s support. Does this imply that the Central Electoral Commission has ignored election fraud before with the support of the President? Why did not Pamfilova cry in the autumn of 2016 when video proof of election fraud was released? There was much evidence. Why did not she burst into tears during the presidential campaign when Putin violated the law on election campaigning on all federal TV channels? Why was she silent when presidential candidates who did not collect signatures [to pass the municipal filter] and did not even attempt to do it were registered?

If the authorities disapprove of the election results, the way it happened with Primorsky Krai, and fraud is too obvious, they decide annul the results. But why cannot you recount votes? Why cannot they find and punish the guilty? Annulling the elections the way they are doing it now is real manipulation. Now the United Russia administration was given an opportunity to engage with the population, mend the fraud mechanism that misbehaved and have a “landslide” victory with a different candidate.

Finally, why did Ella Alexandrovna say that “only Lord can… guarantee” transparency in repeat elections in Primorsky Krai?

This is why:

There cannot be any open, competitive, fair election, normal election, in Putin’s Russia where there are no checks and balances, no influential independent media, no independent court and no big business independent of the government.

What is going on in Primorsky Krai is a private matter, an intra-party war. This is not a concern about voters’ change of mind (the authority know people’s mind quite well). This is the issues of the skilfulness of fraud. In Primorsky Krai they made a technical mistake and by circumstances this became known to public. Similar fraud is taking place in many places across Russia. It happened during the previous election and at all election starting from 1996. There was even a case when the President congratulates on the victory and then(!) manipulation takes place and they take victory away from those who is out of favour.

In Primorsky Krai (as in any other region) the authorities have their own way: they appoint a person who is loyal to Putin via “elections”. If it is not Tarasenko, there will be some other candidate. It can be a candidate from the Communist Party or LDPR. The most important thing is personal devotion. Does it really matter who will carry out Putin’s policy in Primorsky Krai – foot soldier Tarasenko or foot soldier Ischenko? There are many examples of such “pluralism” in Russia’s federal and regional administrations.

Everything that is going on in Primorsky Krai – media turmoil, tears, endless discussions, deep thoughts, etc. – this is nothing from the point of view of new elections. The electoral system will be destroyed to prevent future mistakes. This is it.

All this turmoil is only a distraction from shooting down our plane with 15 officers with our missile in Syria (It would be a good idea to declare mourning and punish the guilty), from another lies about Malaysia Airlines Boeing shot down in Donbass that were revealed by journalists, from the disgrace of “Salisbury tourists and poisoners”, from holes in the spaceship, from the minister accused of corruption who openly treats Navalny with physical altercation, from declining living standards, from isolation and sanctions.

At the same time: Sentsov who has committed no crime was put in prison for 20 years and may die at any moment. It seems that Verzilov was really poisoned to prevent him from investigating into the activity of the private military company “Vagner” and the merger of journalists in Africa. Furthermore, secret services still persecute young people whom they provoked in relation to the case of “The New Greatness” organisation.

Do not allow them to disturb you and distract you by a fake agenda. Elections in modern Russia is a deliberately organised fake. No matter if whether they take place in Primorsky Krai or Moscow. We still need to participate in elections like this to have the platform to tell the truth about what is going on in the country, region or city as clearly as possible. We need to participate in them to explain to people what will happen and not to tell them who loves the President better or will follow his will in the best way.