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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: YABLOKO has always had problems with PR

Novaya Gazeta turned to all the candidates registered for Moscow mayoral election with a request to answer a candidate’s questionnaire. To our surprise, all the candidates gave their agreement. We are going to publish the answers as soon as the candidates send them to us. A questionnaire from YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin came first.

July 27, 2013

1. Why do Muscovites have to vote for you?

This is explained in my report “Ten Years at the Service of Muscovites”. In a nutshell, I am better than all the other candidates not only because I know the problems of Muscovites, but also I know how to solve them. I know the problems of Moscow from within, and I have been working defending the interests of the Moscow citizens systematically, regularly and nearly every day. In addition, I’m the only native Muscovite among the candidates.

2. Who is your main rival?

Muscovites’ apathy towards the elections and [Acting Mayor from the ruling party] Sergei Sobyanin.

3. What is the first thing you are going to do when you take up the post [of the Moscow Mayor]?

I will conduct an independent audit of the municipal budget and will start forming up a new anti-corruption budget for 2014 free of “under that table payments”.

4. Do you have your own team? Who will take the key positions in your government? Please give several names.

My team consists of specialists in different policies: Grigory Yavlinsky on economic issues, Yevgeny Bunimovich, Moscow Ombudsman for Children, – on education, Alexey Yablokov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, – on environment, Andrei Babushkin, human rights defender, – on work with law-enforcement agencies, Vitaly Reznikov, head of YABLOKO’s Anti-Corruption Centre – on anti-corruption fight, expert Tatyana Ovcharenko – on housing and utilities sector, Alexander Gnezdilov, young stage director, – on culture and Anatoly Golov, Co-Chair of YABLOKO’s Social-Democratic Faction – on social issues.

5. Are you ready to involve representatives of the “systemic” and the “non-systemic” opposition to work in the Moscow government?

The competence and honesty of a person is the main thing for me. Regardless of the fact what political views this person may share. But extremism of nationalistic and leftist trends are unacceptable.

6. Are you ready to offer a position in your future government to any of the present candidates for Moscow Mayor? If so, to whom?

I can offer Alexey Navalny to do public relations for the Mayor’s Office because YABLOKO has always had problems with PR.

7. What will Muscovites say after the end of your term?

“No other head of the city have ever done so much for Moscow in the history of Russia as Mitrokhin did”.

8. Can you tell what are the main mistakes the present Mayor in his work? And what are his achievements?

The mistakes of [Acting Mayor] Sergei Sobyanin caused discontent with his policies in different social groups: virtual liquidation of small-sized businesses, useless road projects, not only the reconstruction of Leninsky Prospect which Sobyanin has already abandoned, but the North-West Chord as well and merging of schools and hospitals in Moscow [into large entities]. His achievements are as follows: abolishing of most of [previous Mayor] Yuri Luzhkov’s investment projects in the centre of Moscow and improvement of work with citizens’ complaints.

9. Will you lobby abolishing the municipal filter [for registration in the Moscow mayoral elections] when you become Moscow Mayor?

Definitely I will. I initially spoke against this law because it restricted the right to take part in the elections and allowed to oust opposition candidates [from the campaign].

10. Which city or capitol in the world is in your opinion ideal or close to being perfect? What experience are you going to take up as an example?

I think Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo are good examples. They are very well adjusted for comfortable living of every person, including people with disabilities.

11. What monument (to a person or an event) in your opinion is needed in Moscow?

There was such a voivode (an army commander) – Mikhail Vorotinsky, who saved Moscow in 1272. He defeated the Tatar Khan who threatened to destroy Moscow. This victory meant a lot more to Moscow and the whole Rus than the [victory at the] Battle of Kulikovo as Mongolians burnt Moscow two years after this battle. And virtually nobody knows about him [Mikhail Vorotinsky]. I would set up a monument to this person.

12. Do you walk around the city often? Do you have your favourite places? Are there places you don’t like?

I love Moscow very much and feel nostalgic in the places where I used to live. In the first years of my life I lived at Bolshoy Sukharevsky lane, than at Narodnaya Street, and later at Yaroslavskoye Shosse (Highway) by the Losiny Ostrov [park and natural reserve] which at present I protect from the attempts to destroy it. I don’t like Moscow-City [a new business area with skyscrapers], I think such skyscrapers spoil the city. Office centres should be built closer to the outskirts of the city.

13. How do move around in the city? Do you have security guards?

I have a car, but I often use underground because of traffic jams. I don’t have security guards.

14. Do you regret getting involved in this thing [with mayoral elections]?

No, it’s not like me to hesitate after a decision has been taken. I always feel confident and full of energy in a situation of a tough struggle.