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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

“Ukraine and the four Duma parties of war”. Boris Vishnevsky on the hand out of the United Russia party cards to the heads of the Lugansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic in Eastern Ukraine

Blog post by Boris Vishnevsky, 6.12.2021

Photo by BerksiuS_Ukr / depositphotos

The main event of the 20th congress of the [ruling] United Russia [party] is neither the re-election of [former Russian President and former PM] Dmitry Medvedev as Chairman of the party (but everyone understands that it is not he who is leading the party).

Nor small and meaningless personnel changes.

Nor the usual Putin demagogy – that allegedly “United Russia performed well during the election campaign” [in the parliamentary elections in September 2021], “won confidently, with a good margin” “once again demonstrating that the party is the rightfully a party-winner” (but we know thing song: we know too well how this “victory” was forged and what falsifications ensured this “advantage”).

The main thing is the solemn handing out of United Russia party cards to the war lords of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and the Lugansk People’s Republic and (LNR), the marionette “republics” [in Eastern Ukraine] which no one recognized.

Just think about it: the war lords of unrecognised marionette “republics” are solemnly announced as members of the ruling party.


But in reality, they are the proxy rulers of the territories, who were torn away from Ukraine by means of a military revolt organised by the Russian authorities and the Russian military. And who mockingly demand from the Ukrainian authorities to sit down with them at the negotiating table and “negotiate on neighborhood and proximity”.


The demonstrative handing out of party cards to them is a clear demonstration of the intensified aggressive intentions towards Ukraine, which Putin cynically denied sovereignty in his July article, and about the government of which Medvedev spoke in an openly offensive tone in his October article.


But those were just words, but the time for deeds might come.


They need to somehow compensate for the drop in ratings (which cannot be hidden by any “victories” in fraudulent elections), the obvious lies with the “pension reform” (all the promises of its allegedly positive results for citizens were violated), the obvious inability to fight the coronavirus epidemic otherwise, as through threats and bans, and a fall in the living standards of those who do not belong to “Putin’s friends”, top officials or “siloviki”.


So there are shouts from Moscow that Ukraine, as they say, “took half of its army to Donbass” – should convince an ordinary Russian citizen in the street that it is not the Russian authorities who are plotting a new attack on Ukraine, pulling the army to its borders, but vice versa.


When the Foreign Ministry’s talking head declares that “the Russian armed forces on Russian territory are the legitimate right of a sovereign state,” a natural question arises: why are you so indignant if the Ukrainian armed forces are stationed on Ukrainian territory?


Yet the threat of a new war with Ukraine has not become a reality.


But if it does, it is easy to predict how the Duma parties, which unconditionally support Putin’s foreign policy, will react to it.


[All the parliamentary parties] United Russia, Zyuganov’s [communist party], that the Prilepin’s and Mironov’s [A Just Russia for Truth party], that the Zhirinovsky’s [LDPR party] are one and the same party of war.


There was only one party of peace in all the past elections, which opposed the war and warned of its danger: Yabloko.


Which demanded in its election programme to recognise in full the sovereignty of Ukraine and stop the intervention in Donbass.


But many “thought leaders” (including those from the beautiful far away) did not pay the slightest attention to this, calling to “Smart Voting” supporting the communists or a Just Russia. And not to vote for Yabloko, which supposedly “would not pass”.


Well, others have “passed” – those who will now support the war in a single impulse.


They are indistinguishable in this respect (as well as in others – say, in the question of “foreign agents”) from the [ruling] United Russia [party] to the point of confusion.


Don’t say now that you weren’t warned.


Source at the Ekho Moskvi web-site



is Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko Party, member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee and  Bureau. Leader of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg