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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


Environmental Watch on North Caucasus, Press Release, June 19, 2013

Politics prevails over environmental protection at the 37th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee: the Committee was silent about destructive construction of Lunnaya Polyana, a ski resort for Vladimir Putin, and a road to this resort

The 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC, or Committee) is ongoing at this moment. The Committee had hearings on five Russian World Heritage Sites, including the most problematic Western Caucasus and Virgin Komi Forests Sites.

It is the 6th time, when UNESCO WHC discusses the issue on Western Caucasus. It is because of the critical situation around the protection of the Site. Despite the fact that Russia did not comply with any of the Committee’s previous decisions and that the problem with protection of the Site has reached its critical point for the inclusion in the List of World Heritage in Danger because of the road construction to the Putin’s resort Lunnaya Polyana, Committee issued a very weak decision (37 COM 7B.23), thus, sanctioning the destruction of the Western Caucasus natural complexes.

Moreover, the most serious environmental problem of Western Caucasus – construction of the resort Lunnaya Polyana for Vladimir Putin and the road to this resort, was not mentioned anyhow in the decision of the Committee. Thus, the Committee decided to be blind to the problem of massive destruction of natural complexes of the Western Caucasus Heritage as a result of construction of the ski resort for Vladimir Putin and the road to the resort.

Importantly, there is no word about destruction of natural complexes of Western Caucasus as a result of Olympic constructions in the area of Krasnaya Polyana. Ecosystems of Achipse and Laura rivers were destroyed because of construction works conducted by Gazprom. And this is not the end of it.

The Committee ‘took notes’ that Russia is planning to construct ‘a large scale tourism infrastructure’ on the Lagonaki Plateau and the Committee ‘took notes’ that Russia is planning to propose a boundary modification of the Site excluding parts of the Plateau. Thus, Committee does not see any problem with just changing the boundaries as long as such change complies with their own procedures.

All ‘hard’ words in the decision, which are reiterated from previous decisions, look more like an attempt to save the face of UNESCO WHC but definitely not the attempt to save the natural habitat of wildlife in Western Caucasus.

The Committee ‘[e]xpresses its concern about the changes in the legal protection of the property which make it possible to develop large scale tourism infrastructure on the Lagonaki Plateau situated within the property boundaries and reiterates its request to the State Party to ensure that no large scale ski or tourism infrastructure is built within the property.’

It also ‘[n]otes the conclusion of the joint 2012 World Heritage Centre/IUCN monitoring mission that anthropogenic pressures on the property are increasing and urges the State Party to implement all its recommendations’.

All issued recommendations in this decision are reiterated from Committee’s previous decisions, all of which have been ignored by Russia.

Extremely weak and inadequate decision on Western Caucasus is the evidence of politicized World Heritage Committee and that its position on Western Caucasus is weakening. Another evidence for this is that the decision does not mention anyhow that there is a need for monitoring mission to Russia regarding the construction of the resort Lunnaya Polyana and the road construction in the valley of the Shakhe river.

All this undermines civil society’s trust to this international institution which did a lot for the Western Caucasus protection in the past and was the main guarantor of its integral protection. Representative of Greenpeace-Russia, Andrey Petrov, described atmosphere at the Session as extremely politicized and dissimilar to environmental protection. He also described how Russian delegation is manipulating delegations from other countries using political tools and lobbying Russia’s interests at the session.

It seems that World Heritage Committee’s political interests prevail over the protection of unique natural heritage of humanity.

Andrey Rudomakha

(Environmental Watch on North Caucasus)