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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 Forum of Young Election Representatives gives start to Yavlinsky’s presidential campaign

Press release, 04.02.2017
The Forum of Young Election Representatives of presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky is taking place in Moscow today. Young people from 30 regions of Russia have gathered in YABLOKO’a office in Moscow today.

“We begin our presidential race with young people since our party and our campaign are aimed at the perspective and the future,” said YABLOKO Bureau member Ivan Bolshakov opening the forum. “Putin and his team are afraid of the future and take the perspective away from us. Our generation must change the course, turn the indicator and divert our train forward, to new Russia,” he noted.

YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova said that YABLOKO is ready to make an offer to all the young people of Russia who want to see the future and shape it in accordance with their talents and abilities.

“YABLOKO is a truly oppositional and open party. Any young person can be sure that our party is ready to welcome and accompany him both as a young politician and as a voter,” she explained. According to Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO “has a lot of young people in the governing bodies of the party and the regional branches. During the 2016 election campaign every third candidate at the election of all levels was under the age of 35”.

Finally, the main thing that YABLOKO can offer to young people is our candidate for President of Russia – Grigory Yavlinsky. “He knows what to do in order to take our country out of the present state of affairs. He is a very brave person. Being in politics for many years he did not lose hope, strength and assurance that this wall and this asphalt, not even asphalt but concrete, can be broken. He is guided by the immense responsibility for the future of the country, he is a true patriot,” Slabunova said.

YABLOKO Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov noted that “those in power do not realise that they should find the solutions to the modern challenges in the future, not in the past”. Under the present state of affair young people have two choices – either to leave the country or to take the situation into their own hands and participate in the presidential campaign.

Galina Shirshina told those present about the experience of the Karelian branch of YABLOKO and the way they managed to win the mayoral election in Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Republic of Karelia, in 2013. She explained that working in YABLOKO’s team “is an interesting experience which requires constant personal development, professional growth and mobilisation of external and internal resources in order to solve difficulties which may occur”.

Kirill Goncharov, a 24 years old head of four YABLOKO’s election campaigns called his peers to do their best for Yavlinsky’s victory in the presidential race.

In his speech presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky said that the essence of the coming election of the head of the State was that the country should move forward and stop going round in circles.

According to Yavlinsky, the about-turn towards the past is a global trend and “in this respect Putin is very close to Trump”. This is also about Brexit and the growth of nationalism in Europe, for example, “the rising star of the French political Olympus Marine Le Pen”. “There are tendencies of returning to the past in many spheres and fields – “it used to be okay then!” – and there is lack of understanding with regard to the future. There is this main slogan “Make America Great Again” even in such a country as the United States. “Again” means going back, it is the exploitation of the past,” Yavlinsky stressed.

Yavlinsky emphasized that the topic of the past had been exploited in Russia for a very long time. “President Putin does not see any future, he lives in the past, therefore he wants to capture a part of Ukraine as if it had some positive meaning for our country. There is nothing but shame, damage and crime about at,” he said.

At the same time Yavlinsky is sure that Russia has the potential and resources in order to provide a rapid translational motion of advance for our country. In order to do so we need to change the government, stop “the policy of conflicts and pressure on the neighboring countries” and achieve the lifting of sanctions.

“Our responsibility is to provide a decent future but only you can fulfil it. If you put your personal, private interests in the first place, Russia will not be able to become a decent modern country, it is simply a fact,” he noted.

“No such a thing as “again” exists for us. We have another task – to make Russia a modern and rapidly developing country where life, dignity and respect for a person will be the priority. I invite you to work for it,” Yabloko’s presidential candidate concluded.

The New YABLOKO – Young Generation Forum opened a series of meetings of Grigory Yavlisnky and his election representatives. Young people from 30 regions of Russia participated in the Forum.

A candidate for President of Russia has the right to nominate up to 600 election representatives, the party, which nominated the candidate, can also nominate 100 election representatives.

YABLOKO made a decision to nominate Grigory Yavlinsky as candidate for President of Russia at the party congress in February 2016. The party claims that Yavlinsky represents a real alternative to the incumbent President Vladimir Putin.

Grigory Yavlinsky participated in the presidential race three times. In 1996 he finished forth, in 2000 he finished third. He was withdrawn from the presidential race of 2012 on political grounds.