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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

State Duma of the Sixth Convocation Discredited the State

logotip1Statement by the 19th Congress of the YABLOKO party, 11.07.2016

Summing up the results of the work of the State Duma of the sixth convocation, the Russian United Democratic YABLOKO party states the negative influence which the deputies made on the public, political and economic life of the country.

The State Duma of the sixth convocation was the most incompetent, aggressive and ignorant in the history of Russian parliamentarism. There was no opposition, the faction voted indistinctly from each other, supporting the policy of Russia’s isolation from the civilized world, adopting inhuman and humiliating laws, introducing punitive measures and exactions from the citizens.

The constant degradation of the Parliament as an institute has taken place within the past years. The State Duma gained the reputation of “the mad printer” which mechanically produces the most odious initiatives.

The bills were developed without participation of the expert community, they were passed without proper debate and within a very short term, neglecting democratic and regulatory procedures, consequently, the bills came out considerably undeveloped, with vague and unclear wording creating conditions for arbitrary rule, abuse of power or even unenforceable in practice. As a result, the distinction between politics and extremism, between entrepreneurship and fraud, between public activities and work for a foreign country, between artistic freedom and blasphemy were actually erased.

[The deputies] have to specify, add and elaborate the new bills endlessly. This way, for example, the new version of the law “On the election of the State Duma deputies”, which was adopted in 2014, has been amended 8 times within a year and a half. The vast majority of the discussed draft laws (85 per cent) are the amendments to the existing legislation. Half of the laws passed by the Duma are of repressive or restrictive character.

The differences between the factions are becoming less important. The initiators of the repressive laws come from all the parties represented in the Parliament.

The MPs opened Pandora’s box when they adopted the “Dima Yakovlev” law, which deprived thousands of Russian orphans of their future, in response to the Magnitsky Act.

The State Duma unanimously supported Vladimir Putin’s anti-European and conservative course, cynically manipulating public consciousness and presenting the citizens’ attempts to resist [such policy] as intrigues of the “fifth column” (a group that undermines a nation/army/structure from within). Since the beginning of the foreign policy adventures in the east of Ukraine this rhetoric has increased substantially and was enshrined in official state acts.

The rights and freedoms of the citizens were constantly limited. The sensational law “On insulting religious believers’ feelings” restricted the ability of people to express their opinions freely. Amendments to the law on rallies led to the fact that the people who just participated in one-person pickets or legal mass actions were imprisoned. The attack on the freedom of speech increased: the share of foreign participation in the Russian media was limited, and Internet censorship was virtually introduced. Intelligence agencies received access to the personal correspondence of citizens, “likes” in social networks can be qualified as “extremisn”.

The past give years have become disastrous for NPOs. The laws concerning non-profit organizations put hundreds of Russian organizations involved in environmental, human rights, education and charitable activities on the edge of survival.

The ongoing “optimization” of the social sphere lead to mass closing of schools, libraries, hospitals and clinics in many built-up areas of the country. The number of informal and targeted requisitions from citizens and businesses is growing.

Today the State Duma demonstrated its complete failure, undermined Russia’s position in the world, the legitimacy and reputation of the Russian Parliament. Each deputy of the sixth convocation, with few exceptions, carries the responsibility for this.

Only the people of Russia can change this situation by coming to the polling stations and voting for the alternative represented by the YABLOKO party. Only then the real Parliament will appear in the country. The Parliament which will tell the truth about the situation in the country, the actions of the government and its individual representatives. The Parliament which is a place for discussion and coordination of interests, the voice of the society and the controller of the executive power. The Parliament which sets the standards of the new political culture – without violence and cynicism, lies and theft.

Emilia Slabunova