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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

Russia and Ukraine

logotip1Statement by YABLOKO’s Political Committee, 30.10.2014

Submitted by Grigory Yavlinsky

Russia’s aggressive policy towards Ukraine is central in the anti-European policies of the Russian authorities.

The annexation of Crimea and transfer of the Russian arms to the so-called “separatists”, sending volunteers there, propaganda and military support from Russia – all of this fits into the concept of “incitement of war”.

This policy does not have the slightest meaningful perspective – either political, or economic, or military, or diplomatic. It only leads to endless bloodshed, rapid growth of crime, lies and even greater degradation of the situation both in the South-East of Ukraine and the Russian state and society. Support of quasi-state formations that have absolutely no political or economic means in addition to other things a lie and unforgivable attitude towards people as some “material” for geopolitical experiments.

Whatever the goal of the Russian government in this bloody military-political adventures may be: either destabilization or a split or control over Kiev via implementation in Ukraine of the “doctrine of limited sovereignty” – all this is infinitely dangerous and strategically meaningless.

While Russia does not change its principled anti-European stance, no truce or peace agreements will be fully effective, moreover, will be able to guarantee peace, stability and security for people.

In the future, we need an international conference we have repeatedly spoken about. It could openly discuss difficult and dangerous crisis between Russia and Ukraine and try to give answers to basic questions. All the interested parties should participate in such a conference.

However, in the long run, even all this is not enough.

There is a need of a common strategy targeted achievement by Ukraine and Russia of substantially close goals: movement of both the countries to Europe. In the end, that is where the solution of the key problems, including Crimea, lies.

This means Russia’s abolishment of its anti-European policies and its gradual movement towards European politics and the way of living. This is how we can create the foundations for real peace.

The Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO confirms the correctness of the political assessments given in the previous statements of the Political Committee, the Bureau and party leaders on the actions of the Russian leaders as regards Ukraine.

We are for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and categorically against the revival of the “limited sovereignty doctrine”.

We again demand that Russia must observe its international obligations, the Constitution of the Russian Federation and Russian laws. We insist on cessation of incitement and propaganda of war.

Our stance is absolutely clear:

– We are for the inviolability of borders in Europe;

– We support the territorial integrity of Ukraine;

– We believe that Crimea belongs to Ukraine and its annexation is illegal and must be canceled;

– We believe that the future of the Crimean Peninsula should determined by its residents on the basis of corresponding legislation. We can not consider the referendum of March 16, 2014 be legitimate, it was conducted in haste and without compliance to any rules, laws and regulations, under the “protection” of the Russian armed forces.

We think it fair to raise the issue of conducting a lawful and legitimate referendum (or local referenda with the prospects of cantonisation of Crimea) which would fully comply with the Ukrainian laws and norms of international law agreed with Kiev, the Crimean government, Moscow, the EU, OSCE and the UN. Such a referendum should be held under strict international control and contain three questions: whether people want to live in Ukraine, or an independent Crimean state or Russia.

We believe that determination of the procedure for such a referendum should be an important issue for discussion at a specially convened international conference on the peaceful settlement of the crisis.

For us, it is obvious that the will of the people must be inextricably intertwined with respect for the dignity and interests of all the residents of the territory where [such referendum] is held, and with the maximum consideration of its specifics. Referenda mean that citizens speak in favour of living in an open and peaceful society in a form of state affiliation they chose, rather than establishment of the power of some authoritarian groups that are beyond any control.

We urge to stop military and political adventurism in South-East Ukraine which has already taken away thousands of lives and facilitate the return of the territories, that became the arena of military actions, to peaceful living.

We also urge the Russian government officials, MPs, politicians and journalists to respect the choice made by the Ukrainian people on 26 October, 2014.

Possible abuses and omissions should not serve as a pretext for further destabilisation of society and the State of Ukraine.

The best protection of Russia’s interests is constructive, strategically meaningful peaceful and responsible work with the new [Ukrainian parliament] Verkhovna Rada, the President and other government institutions in Ukraine.