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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’s political regime is turning into national-imperial neo-Bolshevism

logotip1Press Release, 18.02.2015

YABLOKO Political Committee believes that the present Russia’s regime of peripheral authoritarianism is turning into national-imperial neo-Bolshevism. The key element to this development has been inadequate foreign policies. The main slogan of the democratic opposition in these conditions must be the demand to stop interfering into Ukraine’s affairs.

Also recently YABLOKO Political Party has adopted a statement submitted by the party founder Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky. The statement provides a tough assessment to the situation in the country and proposes tactical and strategic measures to correct it.

Aggressive foreign policies, deepening economic crisis and rising pseudo-patriotic hysteria in the domestic policies lead to the transfer of the present regime of peripheral authoritarianism to the national-imperial neo-Bolshevism, runs the statement. In terms of the historical development of the country this regime “is oriented on the marginal theories, absurdly mythologised view of the past and unrealistic vision of the future.”

“The annexation of Crimea and brutal (armed) intervention into the affairs of Ukraine are the roots of the deepening economic crisis and sharp deterioration in the well-being of Russian citizens.” The problem has already become deeper than the personality of Vladimir Putin and his regime. “The Russia’s conflict with the West has been growing into a tough antagonistic confrontation, when the historical prospects of the country, rather than merely political and economic interests are at stake.” (This topic is elaborated in Grigory Yavlinsky’s article published in Russian by Novaya Gazeta in early February  and at YABLOKO web-site in English, as well as in the Spanish by El Pais).

Despite the reprisals YABLOKO believes that it is important to state a clear and unambiguous position of the on behalf of those who maintains the common sense, has the courage to speak out against the government and is ready to take responsibility for the future of the country:

The key slogan of the Russian democratic opposition must be stop of interference into the affairs of Ukraine and cease of fighting on its territory. “Implementation of this task is entirely in the competence of Russia’s political leadership,” runs the document. This demand must not be diluted and dissolved in a long list of demands put forward by the people to the authorities.

YABLOKO also states that views the Minsk Agreements with “cautious hope”, however, the party is certain that these agreements can not have a long-term effect without a fundamental change in Russia’s foreign policies. Russia’s convening of an international conference on Crimea (such an initiative was proposed by YABLOKO in March 2014 ) will represent a step towards changing the foreign policies and strengthening of the Minsk Agreements, and there will be no changes in the economy without this. However, YABLOKO goes on insisting on the formation of a “professional responsible government capable of implementing measures to rescue the economy and mitigate the impact of the blows the economy encounters due to the deepening crisis.”

YABLOKO completely rules out any possibility of even a tactical alliance with all the political forces supporting the war, including the “parliamentary” parties [the ruling United Russia, a Just Russia, Zhirinovsky’s party and CPRF], as well as other National Bolsheviks, the Stalinists, communists and imperial nationalists.

According to the Political Committee, the programme for overcoming the legacy of Bolshevism and Stalinsm in Russia should become a platform for joining together of all the sound political and public forces. An Anti-Bolshevik political agreement will be the starting point for new Russian policies: public, competitive, European and reflecting the interests of the society.

YABLOKO also states that its strategic goal is convening in the projected historical perspective of the Constituent Assembly of Russia of the 21st century which will have the tasks of “restoration of historical continuity with pre-Bolshevik Russia through convening and founding on this basis of a state of responsible citizens, whose core values will be freedom, law, private property and social solidarity.”