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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

Professionalism Versus Insanity

Statement on the resumption of the activities of the Public Constitutional Council

Novaya Gazeta, 25.11.2020

The Public Constitutional Council, which we established in January 2020 in response to the President’s initiative to amend the Constitution of the Russian Federation, warned at the same time that the adoption of the proposed amendments to the Basic Law of the country would lead to further “resetting to zero” of all public institutions.

The draft laws that are currently being submitted to the State Duma and prepared in development of the adopted constitutional amendments, and often going beyond them, strengthen authoritarian tendencies and the irremovability of power, eliminate the separation of powers and deprive the judicial system of the remnants of independence, deprive society of the ability to control the activities of state structures, and belittle the already pitiful remnants of the welfare state.


This dooms the country to long-term economic and social stagnation, weakens it in the foreign policy arena and strikes, among other things, on the prospects of confronting the coronavirus pandemic.


These circumstances put on the agenda both the monitoring of the virtually anti-constitutional legislation, and preparation for the convocation of the Constitutional (Constituent) Assembly in the long run, which should consider and adopt the new Constitution of Russia as a democratic country, in which the rights of every person to a free and dignified life are implemented in deeds rather than on words.


The Public Constitutional Council, in connection with the above, announces the resumption of its activities in order to make a feasible contribution to this historical work for the fate of Russia. We invite all concerned citizens to participate in the activities of the Council.


Founders of the Public Constitutional Council:

Yevgeny Gontmakher

Grigory Yavlinsky

Vladimir Ryzhkov

Leonid Nikitinsky



Leonid Nikitinsky, Co-Founder of the Public Constitutional Council and columnist of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper:


– At the meeting of the Council members, Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov told what had been done in the spring and summer. The proposals, alternative to the presidential amendments, were collected in nine packages and integrated in the draft Constitution of Free People. The proposed amendments dealt with the institutions of the presidency, parliament, elections, the judiciary and certain issues such as the prohibition of torture, problems of war and peace, and others. The amendments were submitted for discussion in regional legislative assemblies, where Yabloko is represented, and the point of the work is at least that an alternative project exists.


Now we are witnessing a kind of “casting” of State Duma deputies and members of the Federation Council to introduce “in the development of the updated Constitution” the bills that are directly targeted at infringing on the political rights and freedoms of Russians, enshrined in the inviolable Chapters 1 and 2 of the Constitution. Proposals such as introduction of a permission-based procedure for educational activities (the meeting participants dedicated a separate statement to it) represent an attempt to directly revise the Constitution of the Russian Federation that has been in force for over a quarter of a century.


Deliberately or not, the participants in the “casting” also try to demoralise society as a whole and legal experts who are simply overwhelmed. The renewal of the methodical – as far as there are enough resources – and patient work of the Public Constitutional Council presupposes a cold-blooded opposition to the process of “throwing shit into a fan”, and the Council invites experts and legal scholars to participate in this first of all.


The very procedure of preparing amendments to the Constitution, as well as voting on them, undermined their legitimacy, and everyone (including the participants in the “casting”) understands that their fate will not be long. The Public Constitutional Council is trying to look into the future further than the conventional gentlemen [Senator] Andrei Klishas and [State Duma deputy] Pavel Krasheninnikov [who introduced many bills in the “development of constitutional amendments”, such as on the guarantees of immunity to the President who resigns and a revoked bill on a simplified procedure of taking children away from their families].