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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: “One should conduct a legitimate referendum on the Crimean issue”

Press release, 13.12.2014

YABLOKO leader, when opening the Federal Council, stated that the solution of the Crimean issue can become only a legitimate referendum with the agreement of Ukraine and control of international organizations. An international conference should be conducted beforehand.image

At the beginning of his speech, Sergei Mitrokhin summed up the results of the year 2014 and emphasized that the political spectrum configuration have changed dramatically during that period. The political forces had to predicate upon the key issues of international policy.

“On the one hand, a force consolidation of the parties of power was taking place, which coincides with the State Duma complement. On the other hand, a political force within the opposition has identified itself as the opponent of authorities in the sharpest political issues of the country. This force was us, the YABLOKO party”, he emphasized.

According to the politician, the Crimean issue has become an acid test. Many opposition politicians became confused by it and some of them even approved of the authorities actions, and only YABLOKO expressed its stance openly, reasonably, consecutively.

“When mass media calls us “the fifth column”, the enemies of state, demands to take away the budgetary financing, they show our outstanding importance within Russia’s politics”, he stated.

Sergei Mitrokhin reminded that a year ago the party took the decision to head for the European way of development and at the same time the present authorities chose the anti-European way of development for Russia.

“Now we can see what the outcome is: what is happening to ruble, the country actually participates in the war, new victims appeared, the prices increase, inflation, a deficit of food in the shops is beginning. According to anti-corruption stability rate, Russia has dropped five more positions. What profit did we get from this anti-European way. I believe, nothing good. Probably, the majority of Russia’s citizens will say that the revived Crimea”, he said.

YABLOKO leader stressed that exactly the annexation had taken place since it broke both the international, Ukrainian and Russian laws.
To all appearance, Russia’s development perspectives aren’t optimistic if one doesn’t change the situation, stated Mitrokhin.


“We received a hostile, set at war neighboring state instead of a fraternal boar daring state. The loss of a fraternal nation was the price of the political adventures”, said Mitrokhin.

According to Sergei Mitrokhin, the Ukrainians and Belorussian can’t be separated from the “Russian world” conception and one shouldn’t follow russophobic tendencies. Another outcome of the annexation of Crimea is international isolation?

“If we don’t head to the economy of knowledge in the 21 century, we’ll return to the agrarian society which will drug out miserable existence”, he said.

Sergei Mitrokhin reminded that all the agricultural equipment was delivered from abroad therefore it’s hard to talk about the substitution of import. YABLOKO leader also emphasized that the authorizes managed to withdraw the citizens’ attention from the problems of corruption, education and health by patriotic rethoric.

“We don’t say that one should give away Crimea so easily. It would have been the same populist decision as the illegitimate referendum. It would lead to a civil war. We suggest that a fully legitimate referendum should be conducted – with the agreement of Ukraine and under control of international organisations”, stated Mitrokhin.

YABLOKO leader emphasized that it’s vital to conduct an international conference where all the issues should be discussed openly. All this is impossible without settling the situation in the East where Russia actually is leading a hidden, undeclared war.

Mitrokhin emphasized that the results of the las election show that YABLOKO’s stance found support within the citizens. YABLOKO openly expressed its supposedly unpopular position and proposed a memorandum for the candidates to sign.

Results: the approximate result to the Moscow City DumA was 12,5 percent, in some of the electoral districts YABLOKO candidates gained 30 percent, YABLOKO win in Korolyev and got outstanding results in Zhukovsky and Kashira [the Mosocw region] where the authorities didn’t everything to carry out election fraud.

YABLOKO called to participate in all the election that will take place next year both local and regional.

“I call you to start active preparation for the elections to the State Duma of 2016. The preparation for this election will take place within tough conditions. Not only the stability of the regime but the state integrity may be in question. But the election is the only platform where we can legitimately struggle for power”, he stated.

The politician called to take into consideration all the mistakes that had been made by the opposition whose activity has dropped since 2011.


“There should be no signs of Sergei Udaltsov’s policy and no revolutionary romantics today, the same as illegibility of political connections”, he stressed.

Sergei Mitrokhin said that YABLOKO was ready to create a coalition of democratic forces but without those infected by the viruses of nationalism and populist radicalism.

He stressed that YABLOKO stood against oligarchy.

“We are going different ways with the parties which sympathize with oligarchy. Heading to the future with such parties means putting oligarchs on the lists of power pork”, he stated.

“When creating a coalition one should think of not those who will help to do away with the current authorities but those who will help building a new democratic modern Russia”, summed up Sergei Mitrokhin.

“We’ll do away with all the problems and changes we might face due to the guidance of those principles and programmed that we’ve developed. If we manage to overcome this hard time ourselves, we will not just survive, we will become the strongest and win”, concluded YABLOKO leader.