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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

Protests and the tasks of the opposition

Statement by the Yabloko party, 29.01.2021

A new wave of political repression, targeted against a wide range of Russian citizens, the entire protesting civil society in Russia, has emerged.

The public protest is caused by people’s fatigue and unacceptability for them of the twenty years of irreplaceable authoritarian rule by Vladimir Putin and the prospects of the endless repetition of this situation. This is directly related to the events of the past year ─ the unlawful rewriting of the Constitution in order to establish a regime of unlimited personal power.

The protest of citizens is conditioned by deep reasons: lawlessness, corruption, long-term decline in living standards, electoral fraud, state lies… Outrage at politically motivated arrests of human rights defenders and activists, poisoning and lawlessness that has been going on around Alexei Navalny for many years ─ all this fuelled today’s surge in protest activity.

We are consistent and principled opponents of both the irremovability of Vladimir Putin and the entire system of the authoritarian power based on violence, lies, corrupt ties, disregard for the interests of people, and aggression towards neighbouring countries. This system means not only Putin and his circle, it comprises all the state institutions without exception, including the formal opposition parties ─ the so-called parliamentary parties.


Therefore, we consider the right of Russian citizens to peaceful protest be natural and inalienable.


At the same time, we insist that public protest has prospects for positive changes in the country only if it is fundamentally peaceful, politically conscious and purposeful.


The basis of such a protest is people who openly oppose the “Putin system”, and equally reject populism, nationalism, xenophobia, leaderism, Bolshevik incitement of social hatred, substitution of  democratic procedures and institutions by the power of the crowd, political self-interest and manipulation.


We consider it our duty to represent the political interests of these people, who are the successful future of Russia.


We will not recede from our initial demand for a full and convincing investigation into the attempt on the life of Russian citizen Alexei Navalny. This is of great importance to everyone. We believe that the refusal [of the authorities] to investigate [this case] allows us to raise the question of the existence of so-called death squads in Russia, which carry out extrajudicial killings of political opponents of the government. There are many examples of this ─ the murders of [opposition politician and Putin critic] Boris Nemtsov, [journalist and human rights defender] Anna Politkovskaya, [human rights defender] Natalia Estemirova, [journalist] Larissa Yudina, [human rights defender] Farid Babayev, the fatal poisoning of [journalist and MP] Yuri Shchekochikhin and [journalist] Timur Kuashev (four of the seven people named are members of the Yabloko party)… The list can be continued. All these people ─ politicians, human rights defenders and political journalists ─ harshly criticised Putin and the system of power created in the country, and openly fought corruption. In addition, a refusal to investigate Navalny’s poisoning may be the indication of production and criminal use of banned chemical weapons in the country.


We demand the immediate release of all political prisoners, of whom there are already several hundred in Russia, and their number is growing.


The repressive regime has moved from attempts to block information on public protests towards preventive arrests and aggressive defamation of both participants and organisers; hysteria of the search for internal enemies and “foreign agents” has been whipped up in the country.


We warn of the grave danger of provocations during civil protest actions. It is a matter of personal choice whether to participate in specific unpermitted protest actions or not, and everyone is well aware of the possible consequences.


But regardless of whether you are participating or not, in no case succumb to provocations from different sides, that are very likely to take place. One of the signs of provocations are calls for violence, replacement of mass civil political solidarity with populism in the spirit of “conspiracy theories” or revolutions. This is a path into the abyss and provides enormous opportunities for repression for the cunning and cynical government. In today’s situation, regardless of who the authors of the provocations are and their intentions, they will primarily be used by the authorities for their own purposes. Remember: “All revolutions are conceived by idealists, implemented by fanatics, and its fruits are stolen by scoundrels”.


Our primary goals are simple and clear:

– a government regularly replaced every four years in transparent and publicly controlled elections;

– independence of courts, abolition of unjust sentences;

– Russia is a federation: election of heads of regions, mayors of cities, ensuring of financial rights of regions, cities and municipalities;

– freedom of speech, elimination of censorship in the media, creation of independent public television in each constituent entity of the federation under the control of specially elected public councils;

– economic reform of the state-monopoly capitalism, demonopolisation and diversification of the economy, protection of property rights, rights of entrepreneurs and fair competition;

– real eradication of corruption, adoption of a federal law on the recognition of civil anti-corruption organisations as socially useful, requiring special protection and support from government agencies, providing them with access to official documents of executive authorities;

-a guaranteed basic income for the citizens of the country, which will be funded by the state through the export of natural resources.

All these goals and objectives have been thoroughly developed and calculated by us, they are all real and feasible. We have highly qualified experts, honest and incorruptible professionals for their implementation.


There is only one condition: citizens must want this and fight for this political programme by all peaceful means, including elections, which will be held this year.


It makes no sense to expect that the current government will achieve these goals, or at least move towards them. The government must changed. But changing the government and the system of its organisation in Russia effectively, seriously and for a long time can only be done by forcing the current elite to engage in dialogue with the society which is putting forward such or a similar programme of change, has political leaders and millions of supporters of the change.


Russia will be free, democratic and federal, or there will be no Russia.


Nikolai Rybakov,

Yabloko Chairman


Grigory Yavlinsky,

Chairman of the Federal Political Committee