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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

“We did something wrong to the whole country”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 13.02.2020

Everyone knows that the Network [antifascist group] case was fabricated, and confessions were beaten out under torture, including the President of Russia, who was informed about torture at the meeting of the Human Rights Council. As the saying goes, “tell comrade N: a monstrous mistake has occurred”.

Speaking in court with his last statement, Dmitry Pchelintsev, who was sentenced for the longest term, 18 years, in this case, said,

“I have never been particularly interested in politics or justice, or anything like that. In principle, mainly because I was not very interested in it and I did not think that it could ever become.., that I would ever come across this. However, after spending more than two years in solitary confinement, I analysed how I ended up here and what brought me here. And naturally, I could only make one conclusion, which, I think, is obvious to everyone: we really did something wrong with the whole country. And we did not do something [important], although we had to, were even obliged to do.”

Indeed, open and unashamed falsification of criminal cases and election results at all levels becomes almost a norm in the country, this means only one thing: we are doing something wrong to the whole country. A vast majority of people are not involved in politics, are not interested in it, and do not believe in the possibility of changing anything in the life of the country.


The Network and the New Greatness cases [when young people were accused of creating an extremist society to that to allegedly take the power in Russia], the “Moscow riots” case [when those protesting against election fraud in the Moscow parliamentary election were imprisoned] – hundreds of similar examples can be found throughout Russia. Well, is it not yet clear where the security forces, intelligence agencies and Vladimir Putin lead the country? Is it not yet obvious that amendments to the Constitution are needed only for consolidation of this path formally and legally at the highest level? Well, it may seem that Putin’s amendments are not about that. However, in order to officially establish authoritarian totalitarianism in Russia, it is enough to simply abandon the first two chapters of the Constitution (“Fundamentals of the Constitutional System” and “Rights and Freedoms of the Citizen and Individual”) or to neutralise them to a large extent by turning the Fundamental Law of the state into the same hybrid, like our entire social and political system.


It is incredibly difficult to stop the final transformation of the country into a nomenclature-bureaucratic corporation. Realizing what times are coming, seeing the determination with which the leader of the hybrid coup intends to fulfill his plan and suppress his opponents, many people get afraid, fearing for their personal comfort. This situation is not new. The Russian elites have already swallowed the rejection of sensible reforms, the criminal privatisation of the 1990s, the crime of the two Chechen wars, the extension of the presidential term to six years, the annexation of Crimea, and the war in Syria.


Now Putin is proposing the adoption of amendments to the Constitution, which will open the way to a modern totalitarian state. In this situation, it is not enough to simply criticise Putin’s actions. Sprinkling ashes on one’s head and lamenting that all is lost is senseless. It is a mistake to hope that either all this will not affect you, or there are others who will oppose the totalitarian system. Today it has become more obvious than ever: a responsibly organised, peaceful and lawful mass political action is necessary. Protest against falsification of criminal and political cases in the courts! Explain the dangers of rewriting the Constitution! Support alternative amendments! Join the Yabloko party! #FreedomToPoliticalPrisoners! #СвободуПолитзаключенным!