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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 made a speech ​​in Vienna on YABLOKO’s position on the situation in Ukraine

Press Release, 23.03.2014

On 21 March, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin participated in a panel discussion “Russia, Ukraine, Europe: Today and Tomorrow”, organized by Austrian liberal party NEOS – The New Austria and Liberal Forum. The event was held at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.image

The discussion was attended by Ambassador Hans Winkler, Director, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Ambassador Thierry Bechert, Permanent EU Representative to the OSCE, Childerik Schaapveld, Head of Office, Council of Europe Office in Vienna, Angelika Mlinar, President, NEOS Lab, Vice-President NEOS – Das neue Österreich und Liberales Forum, Anna Iarotska, Spokesperson, Association Democratic Ukraine. The discussion was moderated by Georg Hoffmann-Ostenhof.

YABLOKO leader made ​​a report devoted to the analysis of the situation in Ukraine. He explained YABLOKO’s position on this issue: YABLOKO did not support Vladimir Putin’s neo-imperialist policies targeted at the reunification of Russians throughout the territory of the former Soviet Union.
“Vladimir Putin received an oligarchic economy as Boris Yeltsin’s legacy, and in the past 14 years built his own system of political domination on this basis, and in this system he is the major and indispensable element. Vladimir Putin connects his perspectives only with the existence of this system and only as its head,” Sergei Mitrokhin noted in the beginning of his speech. Mitrokhin also said that all of Russia’s economic and political elite extracting their huge profits out of the country’s economy and at the expense of the rest of the population of Russia, make their plans accordingly.

“The main task of Vladimir Putin is maintain the system, protect it from the threats of “orange revolutions” that swept similar authoritarian and oligarchic regimes in other countries”, Sergei Mitrokhin said.

According to Mitrokhin, the policies of “tightening of the screws” were held in order to strengthen this system, this was manifest in curbing of civil rights and liberties and conducting selective reprisals against the opposition. Simultaneously there emerged an ideology stipulating that Russia did not have to develop within the framework of the Western civilization but had its own way.

Replacing the European vector of development for the “Eurasian” vector Vladimir Putin got rid of the need to justify his policies before the West.

“The regime needs confrontation with the West and with the outside world in general for its domestic use as a means of mobilization of support and suppression of the opposition,” Sergei Mitrokhin said.

The revolution in Ukraine was viewed by the Russian authorities as a challenge to the regime as Ukraine along with other CIS countries was regarded by the regime as its sphere of influence.

“Unfortunately, the errors of the Ukrainian opposition were a great gift for the Russian leadership, and then for the new government in Kiev. The main mistake was the alliance with the nationalists. Using this pretext the system decided to take revenge, and that was the main reason for the annexation of Crimea,” Sergei Mitrokhin said.

YABLOKO leader also noted that the annexation of Crimea was as important for Vladimir Putin’s system of self-assertion, as the invasion in Hungary in 1956 and in Czechoslovakia in 1968 for the Soviet system. Simultaneously this could allow the system to achieve more in mobilizing support and suppressing the opposition.

Mitrokhin also said that Vladimir Putin had openly stated that under his leadership Russia would implement the imperial project: reunion of Russians within the territory of the former USSR.

“In pursuit of this goal he is going to transform Russia into a rogue state and openly violates international law.

Apparently, the experience of North Korea, Cuba and other countries has taught him that international isolation is an inevitable condition for maintaining the power,” YABLOKO leader said.

According to Mitrokhin, the “imperial project” could be fraught with enormous risks and therefore could not last long.

He said that external sources had already added to the internal sources of instability of Putin’s system (unfair distribution of property and income).

“First of all there is a risk of destabilization in different directions. The most unpleasant thing here is associated with the reaction of the Islamic world and Islamic extremists on the situation with the Crimean Tatars. The second risk is enormous expenditures of the budget. The third is sanctions, which are double-edged as of their nature. Putin will use them for further injection of anti-Western hysteria and suppression of opposition,” Sergei Mitrokhin said.

YABLOKO leader also noted that all of these risks could lead to a disaster in the country. Therefore, the task of a responsible opposition would be to peacefully change the regime as soon as its inevitable weakening begins. But revolutionary violence would be absolutely unacceptable here, as its consequences may be much worse in Russia than presently in Ukraine.

Answering a journalists’ question about what Russia would expect to get from the West, Sergei Mitrokhin said, “Russia is expecting not sanctions that would hit common people and the opposition, but is counting on an extremely honest position, based on European values ​​and free from double standards”.

“And also we are waiting for effective assistance in building a stable democracy in Ukraine. The sooner the Russian citizens will see progress of democracy in Ukraine, the more chances our country will have to return to the European vector of development, without which it has no future,” he concluded.