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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

The Conference of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO nominated Sergei Mitrokhin to run in the Moscow mayoral elections and approved his election programme

Press Release, June 13, 2013

The Conference of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO nominated Sergei Mitrokhin to run in the Moscow mayoral elections. He was nominated unanimously be the delegates of the conference.


Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of YABLOKO

Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder, also spoke in support of the candidate. “I think that we are nominating the strongest candidate for the Mayor. He has had experience of political work in Moscow, long experience in the Moscow City Duma and for ten years he was a deputy of the State Duma,” Yavlinsky said. According to him, Mitrokhin is familiar with the problems of the city budget, problems of the residents and with Moscow problems in general. “Mitrokhin is the only politician who all these years have been devoting much of his time to defending the interests of Muscovites from arbitrariness of officials and business,” Yavlinsky stressed. “It feels and understands the municipal and the federal policy, and he relies on a large team of experts”, he said.


Dr. Grigory Yavlinsky, founder of YABLOKO, member of YABLOKO’s Political Committee and Sergei Mitrokhin, Chair of YABLOKO

Yavlinsky also noted that “other candidates can not be compared with Mitrokhin, because they have not had the slightest experience in Moscow”.

In his speech Sergei Mitrokhin presented to the delegates of the conference and the press abstracts from his election programme entitled “The Moscow Authorities Should Be Put Under Muscovites’ Control.”

Mitrokhin said that his primary purpose as Mayor of Moscow would be “transform the existing bureaucracy and turn it to face the people so that it would begin serving Muscovites rather than itself”.

One of the first steps of the future Mayor would be re-election of the Moscow City Duma. Mitrokhin said that this was Muscovites’s demand when they came out on Bolotnaya Square and Sakharov Prospect. After re-election of the Moscow City Duma, its proxies should be broadened. The Moscow City Duma should approve the privatisation programme, different short-term and long-term programmes, approve the waiting list for municipal housing and be much more involved in the issues relating to housing and utilities sector and formation of its tariffs.

According to Mitrokhin, all key positions in the government have to be approved by the Moscow City Duma; whereas accountability of the Mayor and heads of all the departments should be increased.

On a district level, Sergei Mitrokhin proposed to “eliminate dual power”, i.e. “abolish the district councils and transfer their proxies to municipalities”.

Mitrokhin also said that fight against corruption should start with examination and probe of all of the Moscow legislation and regulations for corruption. Laws and government regulations contain abundance of norms allowing to the officials to dispose of huge resources without any control, Mitrokhin noted.


Galina Mikhaleva, First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, Mikhail Petrov, Secretary of the Regional Council, Sergei Mitrokhin, Grigory Yavlinsky

The problem of illegal migration is also related to corruption, this problem can be solved only through complete transparency of those entities that attract labour force to Moscow. The main such entity is the Moscow government, he said.

Transparency of monopolies and management companies will allow redirecting these funds for reconstruction of utilities networks.

Sergei Mitrokhin stated his intention to freeze all the road projects started by ex Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin that caused protests of Muscovites and to check their feasibility studies. Among other priority measures in the field of urban planning he mentioned adoption of a new General Plan of the city. It should be developed with participation of international experts and adopted at real public hearings by all Muscovites.

According to Mitrokhin, the priorities of the new General Plan should be as follows: social housing, limiting the density and height of the buildings, restrictions on commercial housing, development of open spaces, green areas and preservation of the historic city centre.

Moscow should become the world centre of the knowledge-based economy, said Sergei Mitrokhin in conclusion.

mer-13-06-13-4The Conference unanimously approved his theses of the election program. It was decided not to close the conference, but to hold one more stage of the conference where the delegates would discuss and adopt the full version of the election program.