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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 proposed to Sergei Naryshkin to abandon construction of the Parliamentary Centre in a Moscow park

Press Release, 26.11.2014

Today, when participating in the Council of Non-Parliamentary Parties “Development of Entrepreneurship in Russia”, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin proposed to Sergei Naryshkin, Speaker of the State Duma, to abandon the construction of the Parliamentary Center in Mnevnikovskaya floodplain nature protection territory.image

“Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that all need to tighten their belts. Naturally, businessmen took it personally. Businessmen will be ripped off again. But maybe MPs have to think not only about raising taxes, but also how to reduce the costs? ” Sergei Mitrokhin said.

Mitrokhin told Naryshkin that public hearings for construction of the Parliamentary Centre in a protected natural area had already been announced

“First of all, Muscovites will lose a place where a good park could be made. Second, according to Vladimir Resin, Chair of the parliamentary commission for construction of the Parliametary Centre, this will cost about USD 1.5 billion, although I think that this figure will be exceeded,” he said.

“Propose them to cancel the project until a more suitable location is found and better times come. They should not irritate the society that MPs are improving their living and work conditions in such hard times,” Sergei Mitrokhin told to Sergei Naryshkin.

According to Mitrokhin, huge budget expenditures are made in the interests of oligarchic businesses and state officials connected with them.

“We are going to spend 25 trillion roubles on defense, but two years ago, chief military prosecutor said that every fifth rouble in the defense expenditures is plundered. This is a quote. What has changed since then? Ex Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov was granted a pardon. There were only his deputy Evgenia Vasilieva and a few people around her left under investigation. The case of plundering every fifth rouble was closed at this,” Mitrokhin said.

Mitrokhin also reminded to Sergei Naryshkin that there had been several smaller, but very typical examples of corruption identified by YABLOKO’s Anti-Corruption Centre: “3 billion rubles were allocated for broadening of the [posh] Rublyovskaya road by 2 km, this is only for broadening of the road, not construction of a new road. Reconstruction of Pyatnitskaya street [in the centre of Moscow] cost 1 billion rubles. After that, there emerged a large cave in the street. Storm drainage does not function”.

“Why MP Makarov raises a question how to strip businesses once again, rather than how to stop this monstrous waste of budget money?” YABLOKO leader asked the MPs.

Mitrokhin also added that state support allotted to entrepreneurs is plundered.

“The beneficiaries of state support are not honest businesses, but ‘tame’ businesses connected with state structure that win all tenders whatever laws there may be written. And same businesses also get the state support money. This is a narrow circle of people. It is, on one hand, lobbying, as state officials are working for such businesses, and on the other hand, this is raiding,” Mitrokhin said.

Sergei Mitrokhin believes that also the case with oligrach Yevtushenkov had a negative impact on the business climate. “If this happened to Khodorkovsky, and the same thing, albeit for different reasons, happened to Yevtushenkov, this means that it can happen to anyone”.

Mitrokhin considers a compensatory tax on super profits received from privatization as an alternative to the endless redistribution of property: “Businesses may gradually pay the tax, but all the sins related to their distant past, where limitation period for litigation expired long ago, like in the Yevtushenko case, will be pardoned by the state. As a result, businesses will be legalised and raiding will be stopped.

Mitrokhin said that the current financial support for entrepreneurs was extremely inefficient. “This is what representatives of business asked me to say: “we are ready to give up any financial support, but do not touch us any more and stop raising taxes. Leave business alone, let them earn money and create jobs. Let people earn a living,” he concluded.