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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

Petrozavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina may be removed from office on June 3, Valentina Karelova, 02.06.2015

Mayor of Petrozavodsk [the capital of the Republic of Karelia] Galina Shirshina doesn’t rule out that during the session of the City Council, which will take place on 3 June, deputies can go beyond giving low estimation to her work. Nevertheless, she is not going to rest on oars and is ready for any outcome.image

– One of the main issues at the session of Petrozavodsk City Council will be your report on the the work of the city Administration in 2014. It is well-known that the current majority of the deputies is in opposition to you and most likely your report won’t be accepted. Are you ready for this?

– Life in Karelia is such that one has to be ready for anything. But it doesn’t mean that I will sit quietly in the corner and keep silent. We do not rule out that deputies will give low estimation to my work at the next session on 3 June. Recently we have discussed it at the meeting [of my staff]. Moreover, I do not rule out that they may make a tricky move, the way it was in Novgorod, and demand my resignation. But we have a clear vision what we are going to do if they take this unlawful decision.

– On the other hand, you can definitely rely on YABLOKO activists in Karelia.

– We have a clear agreement with YABLOKO activists. They are the team who did everything to elect a different [not from the ruling party] mayor of the city. During my nearly two yours in office these people did not create a single situation which made me feel ashamed. I can proudly say that YABLOKO activists are the political force in the city and the Republic I can rely on and who can show me the right direction. Let us say they are the magic source of movement. We can criticize each other, argue, we are not afraid to speak about the mistakes. If something is not clear or we are dissatisfied with something, we discuss it. We have democratic and business relations.

– However, this does not refer to Governor of the Republic of Karelia Alexander Khudilaynen.

– I try to differentiate economic and political issues and distance myself from any accusations set froth against Alexander Khudilaynen such as, for example, being non-effective manager. I can not estimate him as a manager because I do not know the situation. I can only say that wrong decisions concerning the city of Petrozavodsk have being made. I note that it is the capital of the Republic. For example, functioning of the Road Fund of the Republic when Petrozavodsk problems are concerned is not clear to me.

– The roads of Petrozavodsk really leave much to be desired.

– It seems that it is a purely economic issue. What is more, 51 percent of the registered car owners of the Republic are residents of Petrozavodsk. It means that all of them pay the transport tax filling the Road Fund of the Republic. However, this year the fund did not give our city a single rouble. This is a unique situation. That is why roads are a complicated issue, it is true. I do not understand how one can speak of investment development in the Republic when there are such roads in the capital city. And yes, there is also a Municipal Road Rund, I can provide a full report on every rouble spent from it. For example, our road cleaning and holes patching contractor is an enterprise of the Republic. I can not negotiate with the contractors because they do not fulfill the contractual provisions, therefore I address the founder and the state committee, through no reaction to these appeals follows. I consider it as a lack of understanding of the importance of these things for effective work, including the governor.

The forum of active citizens and non-profit organisations The Community has just finished its work in Petrozavodsk. How can you assess its work?

– We pay much attention to the work with public organisations. We have an open online expert council, a virtual reception office of the Petrazavodsk Administration. We also hold open public hearings and open city briefings. Recently we have conducted a forum of public organisations and its work led to our decision to create a single centre for them. Petrozavodsk is a unique city in my opinion, active people live here and they want their opinion to be heard.

– When opening The Community forum, Alexander Bryechalov stated that the NGOs of the North-West received only 170 million roubles of presidential grants, about 5 million of this money was given to Karelia. He said the main reason behind such low allotment of money was the failure of the activists to correctly fulfill the applications for the grants. 

– That is why we decided to create a single centre for public organisations where the conditions for legal and bookkeeping services and involvement and search of additional resources will be provided. There are 1,200 NGOs in our Republic, 860 of them are registered in Petrozavodsk. In addition, only 300 of them really work, about 70 cooperate with the city Administration. The project of the single centre for public organisations is ready. I think it will be of great support to public activists of the city. I once again repeat, we have municipal facilities, we have little left to do, we have to find the means to bring the project to life. I think we will do it this year.