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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 Federal Political Committee of YABLOKO adopted a decision on the principles of the electoral programme and the coalition policies

logotip1Press Release, 24.01.2016

On 23 January YABLOKO held this year’s first meeting of its Federal Political Committee (FPC). The meeting was devoted to the upcoming second phase of the party Congress that has to take place in February. The FPC considered the electoral programme and the coalition policies.

The key factor determining the nature of the programme will be the fact that for the first time since 1996 elections will take place in a situation of economic recession, decline in living standards of most of citizens, social and economic crisis. This is stated in the basic principles of the electoral programme adopted by the FPC. The programme will address all the citizens of Russia. YABLOKO will propose a “coherent and compelling economic, social and humanitarian alternative” for the country. The party states, that Russia needs a radical change of the course conducted by President Vladimir Putin.

Grigory Yavlinsky Chairman of the FPC, spoke about the price paid by Russia for this course. According to Yavlinsky, “the most striking in our economic situation is not even the exchange dollar/rouble and euro/rouble rate or the energy prices, but fast growing economic isolation of Russia.”

The gap between Russia and developed countries has been abruptly growing, – what German Gref, ex Russian Minister of Economics, called “downshifting” in his speech in the recent meeting of Gaidar’s Forum, and what Grigory Yavlinsky called “de-modernization” in his book of the same title in early 2002. Grigory Yavlinsky emphasized once again that there would be no developing countries in the world in a few decades, there would be only developed and undeveloped countries. According to Yavlinsky, at the present economic and political course it would be impossible to pull Russia out of the zone irreversible backwardness.

Yavlinsky also noted that the crisis in the US and Europe demonstrated changing of the global cycles – technological, economic, financial and social. “No one knows how they happen exactly, but it is known that the Russia does not participate in this. The issues of alternative energy or private space, or virtual currencies, or related technologies are unknown to Russia,” Yavlinsky said. “A new economic paradigm of human development has been emerging, but Russia stands apart saying that it wants to remain there, and invents some distant provincial-peripheral place for itself.”

Grigory Yavlinsky, also spoke about the growing gap between the society and the state. According to him, diametrically opposite positions on a huge number of issues developed between the state and the society, as well as within society: who ordered the murder of Litvinenko; whether top officials of the law enforcement, their relatives and children were involved in corruption; whether Russia conducted a war in Ukraine; who ordered the murder of Boris Nemtsov, etc. “The worst things happen when the gap on such issues increases and leads to a great split,” Yavlinsky said. “There is only one way out of this – creation of the alternative [to the present economic and political course], ad while the country sees no alternative to Putin, there is no hope,” Chairman of the FPC stressed.

Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the party, made a report at the Federal Political Committee. The report was devoted to the preparation for the Party Congress that would be held in late February and the key principles of the programme and coalition politicies. The Congress will launch a two-year election campaign for YABLOKO, which will include not only the September elections to the State Duma, but also the presidential election of 2018.

The party will be form the Programme Committee and the Council for the Federal, Regional and Local Elections.

The Coalition Proposal adopted by the FPC designated principles that YABLOKO would use for building a coalition with all the potential partners. Such coalition partners can not include the present parliamentary parties, as well as Stalinists, nationalists, fascists, militarists, xenophobes and other left and right radicals. The ruling United Russia, the Communist Party, the Just Russia and LDPR were referred to as “the instruments for implementation of Vladimir Putin’s course,” and YABLOKO stated its intention to fight against these and similar parties in the elections.

YABLOKO regards PARNAS and the Civil Initiative parties as competitors, but at the same time YABLOKO is ready to tactical cooperation with these parties “on the basis of multual tolerance and mutual abolishing of criticism”.

YABLOKO invited politicians and civic activists sharing democratic values, supporting the European way of Russia’s development and ready to sign the Memorandum of Political Alternative and to support the candidacy of Grigory Yavlinsky for President of Russia to joint YABLOKO party list of candidates, as well as to run from the party in single-mandate electoral districts. On the same principles YABLOKO is also ready to agree on the candidacies with self-nominated candidates and representatives of other parties so that they would not compete against each other.

The Political Committee among its members also formed a group that would negotiate interaction in the elections with other democratic forces. The group included Sergei Ivanenko, Sergei Mitrokhin, Victor Sheinis and Lev Shlosberg. Lev Shlosberg became Coordinator of the group.