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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 Bureau draws the result of the parliamentary election campaign

Press Release, 28.10.2016

Summing up the results of the election campaign to the State Duma was the key issue of the meeting of the Federal Bureau of the YABLOKO party held in Moscow on 28 October. YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova spoke about the objective and subjective reasons of the failure to overcome the five per cent threashold to the parliament, and the party founder Grigory Yavlinsky spoke about another, higher, goal than the seats in the State Duma – telling the truth to the people.

Opening the discussion on this issue, Emilia Slabunova noted that YABLOKO leaders and the apparat attempted to prepare a full-fledged campaign analysis and report.

Slabunova identified the objective factors that, in her opinion, determined the election results: changes in the electoral system targeted at the reduction of the turnout and interest in the elections, construction of political process favourable for the authorities and “unprecedented, blatant and cynical” use of administrative resources, in particular, pressure on candidates from the YABLOKO party.

She also mentioned other problems lying behind the failure of the party to get a faction in the State Duma: “the lack of conditions for full-fledged political competition which envisage equal access to mass media for all political forces”, “monopolisation of the channels of influence on the public opinion” and “powerful propaganda impact” on people in order to justify the government’s actions.

According to Slabunova, the subjective reasons of YABLOKO failure in the elections were the shortcomings of party-building in the regions, underestimation of the importance of participation in regional and municipal elections, insufficient work for formation of a broad base of supporters and debunking of the myths around the party and its stance, insufficient activity in the period between the elections, as well as weak fundraising mechanism.

Emilia Slabunova stressed that the party had been analyzing its election campaign openly and without any fears, but the analysis was not yet over. The discussions should continue with the heads of regional branches of the party and at the joint meeting of the Federal Political Committee and the Election Council of the party.

Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO founder and Chairman of the Federal Political Committee, said that the past election campaign was unusual not only for Russia but also for the world practice. Its peculiarity was the party was using “parliamentary methods under a regime which had nothing to do with these methods”.

Grigory Yavlinsky also reiterated that it was clear yet at the beginning of the election campaign that all public policies – international, domestic, social and economic – had been at a deadlock.

“What was the meaning [of YABLOKO participation in the elections]? To tell [people] the truth about what was happening in the country. It was our primary responsibility. Because we are the party of the Russian educated class, the Russian intelligentsia, it is our primary responsibility. If we do not do it, then we are simply not need,” Grigory Yavlinsky noted. He stressed that “to tell the truth was a higher goal than the seats in the State Duma”.

Grigory Yavlinsky said that for the party it was important to raise the following issues in the election campaign: the “criminal and unacceptable” war with Ukraine, the senseless war with Syria, the situation with Crimea. In addition, YABLOKO also raised the issue of the economic system exhausting itself. “This is a dead end, when the problem is not solved wither from the left or right, or from the top of from the bottom,” he said.

In these circumstances, the goal of the party’s participation in the elections was creation of conditions for a peaceful transformation of the system. According to Yavlinsky, this could be done only through an open and clear demonstration of the fact that millions of people in Russia shared such point of view. “It could be of great political significance, when a million people share this stance at the elections,” he said.

Also it was noted that YABLOKO offered a full-fledged programme for the solution of the problems, however, it can be implemented only through the change of the system and the President.

The second important task YABLOKO had during the election campaign was “not to provoke violence, because it would lead to irreparable consequences”.

“In these conditions, it was a good result that we received over a million votes, per 10 per cent in Moscow and St. Petersburg, [managed to form) several factions in the legislative assemblies of the regions, obtained good results in research centres, such as Moscow State University (MGU) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MFTI), which, in my opinion, was a good result,” Grigory Yavlinsky noted.

According to Yavlinsky, YABLOKO’s task after the election would be ensure that this million would not vanish.