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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

“There are no changes, there is a cementing of power”

Nikolai Rybakov on Radio Free Europe 17.01.2020

On January 16, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov took part in the Facing the Event programme hosted by Yelena Rykovtseva. The guests of the studio – Sergey Obukhov, former State Duma deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Fishman, journalist from the Dozhd television channel, and Mikhail Kasyanov, former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, – discussed the appointment of Mikhail Mishustin as Prime Minister, what Russians can expect after amendments to the Constitution are adopted and the irremovability of power announced in the President’s Address [to the Federal Assembly].

Nikolai Rybakov: The most important thing is that the listener has just said [about the new Prime Minister] that he is a symbol of change. Certainly, he is not a symbol of change, because there are no changes, there is cementing of power. And the person was chosen proceeding from the fact whether he is able to guarantee this cementing of Putin’s power and guarantee that it will continue after 2024, rather than depending on whether he plays hockey or tennis. And not only Putin’s personal power, but also that of the clans around him, the group. And this man, obviously, is able to guarantee it.

Yelena Rykovtseva: Two people are already telling us that this [Presidential] Address, all these changes that are being introduced into the Constitution, are aimed at preserving Vladimir Putin forever. So I want you all, everyone, to express your attitude to this opinion. And how exactly do these amendments keep it forever? Nikolai, do you agree that they are designed for this?

Nikolai Rybakov: So I, as a matter of fact, I have voiced it already, as skaters, pianists and actors who are joined together in the commission for amending the Constitution will tell you. Well, there is a number of completely incomprehensible phenomena. For example the State Council. Well, they used to gather and would have go on calmly gathering together. But someone decided to fix it in the Constitution. It [the State Council] is a completely unclear body – where it will fit in, what powers it will have. And perhaps this will be the Chairman of the State Council with powers that are not yet clear to us, which [pianist] Denis Matsuev will play for us later. But why is all this being done? In general, if you combine the first part of the Address and the second, I would say this is a disaster.

I agree that there should be free breakfasts [in schools] in the country where there are 20 million poor people, there should be free breakfasts, but for the poor, and not for everyone. But they did not think about it at all. It is impossible to breathe life into national projects, it is impossible to do it, because they are absolutely stillborn, they have no content which would be carefully thought over.

Now they are masking the entire situation in the country. The Constitutional Court is actually destroyed. Because if the President appealed to the Constitutional Court before signing the law, and the Constitutional Court made a decision, officially deciding that this law is constitutional, then the citizen can no longer appeal [to court] about this law, because the Constitutional Court has already said that it is constitutional. Plus, the President gets, along with the Federation Council [the upper chamber of the parliament], an absolutely controlled possibility to dismiss not only the judges of the Constitutional Court, but also the judges of the Supreme Court, which is generally outrageous. Russia really needs reforms, but they must evolve exactly in the opposite direction. Why is there consolidation of presidential power? Because it means the President’s control over the judicial system.

Mikhail Obukhov: Which has not been there before.

Nikolai Rybakov: But now this is being fixed, because the President will be able to dismiss judges. How could they think about such a thing! The worst thing that has been done in the whole system is that they propose to consolidate in the Constitution that we no longer recognise the supremacy of international law. That is, that decision of the Constitutional Court was not enough for us; now they want to write it down in the Constitution, which many parliamentarians are also happy about. That is, in fact, this is close, if we do not call it a constitutional coup d’etat, in any case it is very close to it. Perhaps, after some time, when we find out what this commission will really come up with, then perhaps there will really be a statement that this coup has occurred.