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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

YABLOKO’s Ten Key Programme Issues

YABLOKO Bureau decision, 05.02.2015
1. The European vector of development based on the values of democracy, human rights, the rule of law and inviolability of private property has no alternative in Russia. The so called Vladimir Putin’s “Eurasian political course” towards Russia’s international isolation, conflict with the West and destabilisation of the former Soviet Union is against the national interests of our country and poses a threat to its integrity.

2. Bolshevism and Stalinism are misanthropic ideologies and practices as well as Fascism and National Socialism. As long as the state does not officially condemn the coup of 1917 -1918 (the seizure of power and the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly) and the crimes of Bolshevism and Stalinism, it won’t be possible to build the rule of law in Russia.

3. Nationalism in all its forms and manifestations as well as religious fundamentalism, are unacceptable both from the moral point of view and because they undermine the foundations of Russia’s statehood and Russia as a multi-ethnic country. Not only acts of violence, but also open manifestation of aggressive nationalism, such as the Russian Marches or other manifestations focusing primary on the rights of a certain nation or an ethnic group only or attach ethnic features to some problem or threat create the danger of escalation of ethnic and religious conflicts.

4. The transition from the authoritarian to the democratic regime can not be enforced, it should be implemented in constitutional way. Revolutionary upheavals are fraught with bloodshed and collapse of the country.

5. Urgent political reforms targeted at transfer from the rotten authoritarian system to the true separation of powers, real local self-governing, transparency of the legislative and the executive authorities and their accountability before people, and honest elections. All the repressive laws limiting human rights and liberties (proclaimed in Chapter 2 of the Russian Constitution) must be abolished, they are: the Dima Yakovlev’s law [or the “orphans law”], restriction of the right to protest, assigning the “foreign agents” status to NGOs, censorship in the mass media and social networks, etc. Reforms ensuring independent judiciary and depoliticisation of the security forces (whereas the latter should be put under parliamentary and public control), must be conducted. An important element of this process is the rejection of any filters and restrictions at the elections of heads of the executive authority and MPs of all levels. Moreover, all political prisoners must be released and [imprisonment of political opponents] should never happen again. All politically motivated criminal cases must be closed and decisions taken in connection with such cases must be reviewed.

6. Reforms targeted at complete separation of business from power, which merged due to the erroneous policies of 1990′s and 2000′s, must take place in Russia. The key tasks are fight against corruption, abolishing of support of large businesses from the state budget, and transition from the resource-based to the high-tech economy.

7.Militarisation of the country and economy at the expense of cutting budget expenditures on education and healthcare, as well as bureaucratic “pseudo-reforming” of science and research, must be abolished.

8. Russia must give up its provocative, leading to multiple victims, closed and ambiguous policies towards Ukraine, abolish military and political support of separatists and its reluctance to recognize Ukraine’s full-fledged international sovereignty, Russia must act by means of diplomacy involving the international community [into peaceful resolution of the conflict]. An international conference for crisis resolution is needed. The crisis resulted largely from unacceptable actions of the Russian authorities towards Ukraine and led to different consequences that literally the whole world will have to deal with for a long time.

9. The annexation of Crimea is unlawful as it contradicts both the international and the Russian law, the agreements signed by Russia and sets a precedent for similar actions towards Russia in the perspective. The solution of the problem of Crimea is possible only through a legitimate referendum under international supervision.

10. Broad anti-corruption investigation of the high officials who were or are at the key positions in the Government, Presidential Administration, law e