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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: Vladimir Putin has not proposed any strategy for Russia’s development in his address to the Federal Assembly

Press Release, December 12, 2013

Instead of presenting of a development strategy for Russia to the society, Vladimir Putin acted as an economic manager, Sergei Mitrokhin said. Vladimir Putin “even did not touch on the major problems of the country. Obviously, a very low level of non-resource exports is due … to the fact that our country virtually does not produce anything but for oil and gas,” Mitrokhin noted.

The President did not say anything about a sharp conflict between the government and the civil society, and on the ways and means of resolving it. Speaking about the success in solution of social problems, Vladimir Putin did not address the issue of social stratification, despite the fact that Russia was ranked one of the top countries of the world as of this parameter. The Head of State also said nothing about the arbitrariness of the law enforcement towards civil society activists.

“Vladimir Putin sparingly and fragmentary touched on the issue of corruption, which is one of the most important problems in the country,” Mitrokhin said.

YABLOKO leader also said that the President’s statement about the advantages of conservatism as a way to prevent the country’s sliding down was quite symbolic. “Vladimir Putin gave a clear signal that Russia will continue to move perpendicular to the European development vector. However, it is difficult to share his certainty that this movement will save our country from barbarism, vise versa, this movement is the main cause of degradation of the state – in the economy and the social sphere,” Mitrokhin noted.

“At the same time, the President included a number of topics into his address [to the Federal Assembly] that I had formulated during a [non-parliamentary parties’] meeting with him in the Kremlin: a need to ensure interethnic peace, mass-scale construction of housing and “deoffshorisation” of the economy,” he said.

YABLOKO leader also noted that measures on “deoffshorisation” of the economy mostly copy the proposals of the YABLOKO party, that he had personally handed to Vladimir Putin.

“However, not all the measures proposed by us were taken into account: [the Presidential Address] lacks the measures for ensuring full transparency of natural monopolies and organisations involved in the production and export of raw materials,” Mitrokhin said. YABLOKO leader also recollected that at the meeting with the President he had proposed the programme “Land-Housing-Roads” developed by the YABLOKO party and targeted at the provision of affordable housing for the middle class. Sergei Mitrokhin expressed his hope that the country would move in this direction.

“The President also voiced our demand for increased liability of those using the slave labour of illegal migrants. Only struggle against slave-owners can lead to reduction in illegal migration,” Mitrokhin added.

Sergei Mitrokhin also commented on some other issues of the address.

Mitrokhin noted that because of the resistance of the civil society the President did not say anything about elimination of local self-government in large cities and districts. “The President spoke about the future reform of local self-government, but did not determined its frameworks as had been expected. This is due to a firm public response to such a proposal. However, obviously attacks from federal and regional officials on local self-government will continue,” he said.

According to Mitrokhin, the President failed to find arguments in favour of the planned liquidation of the Supreme Arbitration Court. ” Putin spoke about the need for unified legal practices, but it is an artificial argument, as the Supreme Court and the Supreme Arbitration Court adopted joint decisions on all the important issues at their joint plenary sessions. Unification of legal practices needed only raising the status of these joint plenary meetings”.

Also Sergei Mitrokhin negatively assessed the plans to “bring e-commerce in order”, as Vladimir Putin spoke about “full or partial ban on purchases for Russian citizens in foreign online stores”. “This measure is adopted in the interests of Russian monopolists. Today, for millions of Russians this is the only opportunity to buy goods at fair prices, rather than extremely high prices established by large networks – monopolists – the difference in prices may be 3-4 times”.

“In general the Presidential Address leaves a strange impression. We can suspect that it is meant to embellish and disguise the real Vladimir Putin’s policies aiming at maintaining of his power, protection of the interests of oligarchic clans, but in contrast to the text of the Address these policies have nothing to do with the interests of the Russian people,” Mitrokhin concluded.