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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 elections are over but life goes on” – Grigory Yavlinsky launches new books and a website dedicated to presidential campaign

Press release, 18.10.2018

A politician and economist Grigory Yavlinsky launched a new website dedicated to his presidential election campaign and his new books at ceremony that took place in Yabloko office in Moscow. Yavlinsky answered the questions of the audience and signed autographs.

The meeting began with a minute of science to commemorate the victims of the tragedy in Kerch.”Very young people, children died. Many people were injured. Let us wish those wounded a speedy recovery and commemorate whose who passed away,” the politician said.

The new website is full collection of Yavlinsky’s election campaign materials 2018. Here you can find information on the course of the elections campaign and what was on the agenda in Russia and around the world at that time.

“The elections are over but life goes on. The values I was promoting during the elections campaign are even more relevant today,” Yavlinsky noted.

“The first page of the site is a map of Yavlinsky’s visits to different cities over the course of the campaign. “I travelled 40,000 kilometres – almost the equator. I managed to do it within 87 days,” he explained. This section contains information about each visit. Video records of meetings with voters are available as well.

The next section contains all programme documents of the presidential candidate: The Way to the Future, The Economic Manifesto, The Peace Plan, The Blog Future, Land-Housing-Roads, Gas for Every House, The Map of Fiscal Capacity.

“I was the only candidate with a programme. It is very unusual for a country which always had state plans, programmes… However, we ended up electing a president who says: “We do not need any programme!”.

The book “The Way to the Future” answered the question what should be done to ensure the wellbeing of the country. “The key issue that I considered is the future – it is the most important and unclear issue for today. Where shall we go? And how? In my book I tried to explain it,” Yavlinsky said. The book also suggests a way of finding funds without raising the retirement age.

“The Economic Manifesto” is the economic programme of the candidate. According to Yavlinsky, the document differs from other economic programmes as it explains the way the policy should be carried out to support the economy and not interfere in it.

“The state always interferes in the economy and prevents it from functioning properly. Now the government came up with a new plan to cut dollar use. This is not possible because the shoe of Russia’s economy in global GDP is less that 2 per cent. So, we have to use the currency that is being acknowledged globally when making international transactions,” the politician noted.

“The Peace Plan”suggests a way to end wars with Ukraine and in Syria. Nothing can be done unless the wars are stopped. Having a warfare with Ukraine is an absolute crime. It has no grounds, goal or sense.

“If the country began one more war, it would be the way to a collapse. This arms race, moral degradation, a catastrophe from the point of view of moral, ethics, economy and politics,” he said.

An article “My Truth” which is also available on the website tells why the political made a decision to run in the elections.

“In this article I said that I understand the nature of the event I take part in, I know it is fake, it is a show. I understand that I will be surrounded by strange people, and the main candidate will not participate in the discussion. I will not have an opportunity to debate with him. I go there to tell the truth, my truth, about what is going on in the country, the truth about the future,” Yavlinsky told those present. The records of television debates are available on the website.

Another section of the site presents the key events of the 87 days of the election campaign – from the nomination of the candidate at the party congress to the briefing on the election night. The website also contains information on the main developments in Russia and around the world during this time.

“We all lost these elections. Not only my supporters but also those who vote for Putin or the communists. The winners are a limited circle of people who benefit from this system,” Yavlinsky said.

Yavlinsky thanks his supporters for giving him the mandate to represent their interests and tell the truth about what is going on in the country. If millions of people join Yabloko, the party will be able to have a serious impact on Russia’s politics, the politician thinks.

“We need to create an influential political force. A political may suggest an idea but he will be able to realise it only if millions of people support him. The more people do so, the greater the probability that the idea will be brought to light,” Yavlinsky explained.

According to the politician, it is crucial to involve young people in political activities. “We need to bring up politicians. We need new politicians who will play fair. This is way our party exists, this is our mission,” the politician concluded.