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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

Sergei Mitrokhin demands from the Chair of the Investigative Committee to file a criminal case against “landscape designers” who worked in the centre of Moscow in Tverskaya Street

Press Release, July 15, 2013

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin sent a letter to Alexander Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee, demanding to file a criminal case under Article 285 of the Criminal Code (“abuse of power”) in respect of the officials who organized “landscape works” of Tverskaya Street in the centre of Moscow. Over 500 million roubles were allotted for the work, while the cost of the materials needed for landscaping was overstated tenfold.

Several violations were admitted in the organisation of work on the landscaping in Tverskaya Street.

First, the announced tender for landscaping design and planting of trees and shrubs was canceled, after which the Moscow City Government issued a special order for a grant for State Unitary Enterprise “State Environmental Center”.

For the sake of circumvention of the law, the corrupt officials had to violate the Budget Code envisaging that state unitary enterprises can receive subsidies and grants only in a competitive manner, explains Sergei Mitrokhin in his blog today.

The subsidy allotted for the works in Tverskaya Street amounted to 529 million rubles.

Second, the state unitary enterprise which received the grant announced a tender for the works of beautification of the street. A
significantly overstated price of such a contract amounted to 289,686,260.00 roubles.

Thus, according to the work requirements described in the tender documentation, it was necessary to install 105 litter bins worth
30,813,946 roubles. The cost of one litter bin, according to the documentation was 293,466 rubles. According to the technical
specifications of the tender, the litter bins had to be made from solid granite Multicolor Red from Indian deposits. The market value of
a tile of this granite (300x600x18) is 2,100 rubles, which is an average cost for a granite tile. Thus the average market value of a
litter bin made of solid granite should vary in the range of 25,000 –40,000 roubles.

Therefore, the cost of a litter bin provided in the tender documentation was overstated approximately by ten times. The same
refers to other goods that have to supplied for the works, runs Mitrokhin’s statement.

Third, only two companies are closely affiliated with each other – OAO MISK and OAO DORSTROY – participated in te tender.

General Director of OAO MISK is G.M. Zhivotinsky. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of DORSTROY. The winner of the
tender was OAO MISK.

It should be noted that these two companies had already implemented works on laying pavement slabs in Moscow, after which G.M.Zhivotinsky and his wife bought elite housing in Miami.

Thus, adoption of the Moscow City Government Resolution No 128-PP on allotting a grant for the works of landscape design of Tverskaya Street in Moscow was organised in bypassing of the law. The nest step was organisation of bids for the works with a many-fold overstated price of the contract. Independent suppliers did not participate in the bids, and only two companies affiliated with each other participated in the tender, runs Mitrokhin’s statement.

Sergei Mitrokhin has also sent appeals on this case to Sergei Kundeyev, Public Prosecutor General of Moscow, and Sergei Sobyanin,
the Acting Mayor of Moscow.

YABLOKO leader asks Public Prosecutor General of Moscow to issue a protest on the decision of the Moscow City Government launching the landscaping works in Tverskaya Street.

Sergei Mitrokhin demands from the Acting Moscow Mayor to conduct an audit and “submit its findings to the investigative bodies for
adoption of a decision on instituting criminal proceedings”.

On Thursday, July 18, the YABLOKO party will hold an action in Tverskaya Street so that to demonstrate to Muscovites how much money was spent on landscaping and planting of trees in Sergei Sobyanin’s style.