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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 assessed the election results and defined the party’s tasks for the future

Press Release, 15.10.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 14 October, a closed meeting of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party took place in Moscow, 15 out of 17 members took part in it (Igor Artemyev and Svetlana Gannushkina were absent). The main topic of discussion was the results and lessons of the past parliamentary elections – the first elections after the establishment of “the 1st of July system”, the adoption of Vladimir Putin’s amendments to the Russian Constitution.

The Political Committee is aware of the difficulties and threats is store for the party in the modern political system, constructed by a repressive regime, up to and including the ban on its activities.

According to the decision of the Political Committee, the priority task of the party in the new conditions, should be “maintaining in the social and political life of the agenda based on humanistic values”​. At the same time, Yabloko should focus on the expert and professional content of its work, showing society the need for and the ways to achieve democratic changes. The party will continue preparing a meaningful strategy for the country’s development for decades, train people, develop political structures and persistently pursue policies based on respect for a person and his/her freedom, and life without fear.


Members of the Political Committee note that these elections demonstrated that Yabloko needs to have a sufficient number of its own candidates. In exceptional cases, a party can nominate its associates, but not those who use it as a “political taxi” and at the same time support such projects alien to the party as, for example, the so-called Smart Voting, [the project by Alexei Navalny’s team calling to vote at the elections for any parliamentary parties but the ruling United Russia. These parties are virtually clones of United Russia and all such voting by democratic electorate took off some percentage points from Yabloko, the only non-parliamentary party from the opposition that managed to get registered in the election and which joined different democrats under its logo].


The Political Committee emphasises that the Smart Voting, promoted by Alexei Navalny and his team, is based on the false assumption that everyone who does not belong to the ruling United Russia party is certainly better than United Russia. “Calls to vote on the candidates list sent by a headman or his instructor devalue the very idea of ​​elections,” the decision of the Political Committee runs.


The Smart Voting project aimed at ensuring that the Communist Party of the Russian Federation significantly increased its representation and influence in parliament, and this would only “strengthen the authoritarian system and accelerate its movement towards totalitarianism, repression, imperialism, confrontation with neighbours, the whole world, and ultimately towards war”.

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky. Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


The Political Committee notes that a number of public figures actively called on in the media and social networks to vote for the communists. “Their position is important, since traditionally the intelligentsia, the “creative class”, intellectuals bear the function of the guardians of important constants. When this function, to our great regret, is exchanged for momentary achievements, the whole society takes a step down,” the decision of the Political Committee runs.


The Political Committee notes that not only the authorities, but also what can be called “modern Bolshevism” are the opponents of Yabloko. By Bolshevism the Political Committee means “political populism, calls to unite around a charismatic leader who combines nationalism with primitive egalitarianism in his calls”. This ideology is dangerous because it spreads quickly and claims to be exclusive.


The hopes of Navalny’s supporters for “a change of power from the street” are, according to the Political Committee, not only groundless, but also dangerous. This line is beneficial to the authorities, since the repressive machinery will always take over in the clashes in the streets, and then another sharp toughening of the regime will follow. As a result, relying on street protests will not end with anything except imprisonment of many people, broken lives and even bloodshed, the Political Committee indicates.


To change the situation in the country, Yabloko will seek a nationwide political dialogue. “This does not mean asking the authorities for something or negotiating tactical issues. The basis of the dialogue is that civil society has its own stance on fundamental issues: the future of the country, the direction of its movement,” the decision of the Political Committee runs.


Photo: Viktor Sheinis, Valery Borshchev, Lev Shlosberg, Sergei Ivanenko, and Sergei Mitrokhin. Photo by the Yabloko Press Service


Yabloko considers its political allies to be those for whom common ideology and values ​​come to the fore, and not those who call to forget about the differences in ideology in the name of fighting the government as a common enemy.


The Political Committee congratulated Dmitry Muratov, a member of the party and editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. “This is a prize for a meaningful direction in journalism, politics, public life, the direction that addresses the essence of events, traces their connection with the life of society and bears responsibility for every word spoken and written,” the decision of the Political Committee runs.


Members of the Political Committee sharply condemned in their speeches the flows of hatred and persecution pouring on everyone who openly expresses his opinion. Dmitry Muratov, in particular, was subjected to such an attack.


The full texts of the decisions of the Political Committee will be published soon after the introduction of all the amendments to the draft statements voiced at the meeting.