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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

Politicians always work for victory – Sergei Mitrokhin

The ALDE Party, Interview with Yabloko leader and Moscow mayor candidate Sergei Mitrokhin,  September 3, 2013

alde-logo[1]This Sunday, the people of Moscow go to the polls to choose a mayor for their city. It is the first time the Russian capital’s mayor has been chosen by popular vote for ten years. The last direct election was in 2003, before legislation was introduced granting the president the right to appoint regional leaders. The poll for the mayor of Moscow will take place on September the 8th as part of regional elections held right across Russia.

Latest research suggests 58 percent of eligible voters support the Kremlin-backed candidate and acting mayor Sergei Sobyanin, while 18 percent back the high-profile opposition candidate and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny. The two front runners have claimed the lion’s share of the publicity in the run-up to the vote, but there are also a further four runners in the race. One of them is Sergei Mitrokhin, the leader of the Russian United Democratic Party or “Yabloko”, an active member of the ALDE Party. Liberal Eyes caught up with Mr Mitrokhin on the campaign trail:

Liberal Eyes: Why is the election of Moscow’s mayor so important?

Sergei Mitrokhin: Moscow is Russia’s capital and 7.5 million voter live here. Also over 80 per cent of Russia’s financial resources are concentrated in Moscow and the city “sets the trend” for Russia’s economic and political development. The Mayor of Moscow is the third most influential political figure in Russia.

Liberal Eyes: What are the major issues at stake here?

Sergei Mitrokhin: Sergei Sobyanin, the acting Mayor, is a part of the oligarchy, he is one of the key figures in Vladimir Putin’s team which has established a corrupt authoritarian regime where citizens are deprived of their rights. Sobyanin could not or would not change the flawed system of governance in Moscow which only benefited bureaucrats. I am categorically against this, and, together with my party, propose an action plan for the peaceful ousting of this team from power, the dismantling of the old system and construction of a new democratic state. Sobyanin has been criticized on many counts: the closed system of governance in Moscow, the lack of accountability, high levels of corruption and illegal immigration, inadequate transport, more expensive utilities and the commercialisation of education and healthcare.

Liberal Eyes: What can you personally offer voters?

Sergei Mitrokhin: I want to rebalance the relationship between the people and those in power: I will bring back fair elections, expand the powers of local government, and introduce referenda. Tenders for city construction and development projects will be decided on at legitimate public hearings, and the decisions will be binding.

I will work within a legal framework, which has never been done before. I plan to remove urban policy planning from the influence of big business, connected to the federal and the Moscow city authorities. I will clamp down on theft in the state, housing and utilities sector. I will tackle the problem of illegal immigration, root and branch. I will develop an urban plan based on a legal and scientific framework.

Liberal Eyes: Yes, but what will your priorities be if you are elected?

Sergei Mitrokhin: I will establish fair elections for the Moscow City Duma (Moscow parliament) and then will reinstate the whole range of supervisory powers that were seized over the past 15 years. I will increase opportunities for the people of Moscow to influence political decisions directly. I will cancel administrative city boards and transfer their proxies to municipalities. I will carry out an independent audit of all budget expenditure and tariffs. I will review the all the tariffs in the housing and utilities sector. I will support young families, senior citizens, people with disabilities and protect women’s rights.

I also plan to work to preserve the historical memory of Moscow, including the memory of the victims of political dissent.

Liberal Eyes: What is your prediction for the result of the vote on Sunday?

Sergei Mitrokhin: Let political scientists and social scientists worry about that. Politicians always plan and work for victory.

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