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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 conducted a round table dedicated to 105 years since the Bolshevik coup d’etat

Press Release, 10.11.2022

A round table dedicated to the 105 years since the October 1917 coup was held at Yabloko. Its participants – historians and politicians – spoke about the lessons to be learned from the October coup.

The round table was opened by Nikolai Rybakov, Chairman of the Yabloko party. According to Rybakov, despite the fact that 7 November, the date of the coup, had gone from our life as a Soviet holiday and a special day, the traditions remained, and it was these traditions that served as a basis for all modern politics in Russia. Rybakov noted the stance rooted in Russia, when the people were considered as expendable supplies for solution of the highest national tasks.

“We have a lot of work to do in order to build a state which will be rooted not on the Bolshevik principles: the rejection of the values ​​of human life and human rights, but will be built on completely different foundations and beliefs. Unfortunately, the past 30 years have not helped much in this. But there is no other way. This path must begin with an assessment of the events that took place in 1917 and conclusions that have to be drawn from them,” Nikolai Rybakov said.


“The lessons of the October 1917 coup consist in outlining a programme of reforms that would make it possible to implement the ideas of the February 1917 [bourgeois-democratic] Revolution and overcome the legacy of the October coup and the Soviet project”. This opinion was expressed by Andrei Medushevsky, Doctor of Philosophy and Professor at the Higher School of Economics. Speaking about the October coup in the context of other revolutions, he noted that revolutions always occur in societies that embark on the path of modernisation. Andrei Medushevsky conducted a detailed analysis of the communist experiment in his book “The Political History of the Russian Revolution: Norms, Institutions, and Forms of Social Mobilisation in the 20th Century.”


Alexander Shubin, Doctor of Historical Sciences and chief researcher at the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, recalled that the events of 1917 were motivated by the fatigue from the First World War, economic and social collapse, as well as the understanding that state institutions work against people. “Most of the people making the October Revolution were not inspired by the communist myth, but by questions of land and peace. The Bolsheviks took advantage of this,” Shubin noted.


Kirill Alexandrov, Candidate of Historical Sciences, noted one of the main features of the political system that emerged as a result of the October coup. According to Alexandrov, this system could only exist by coercion to hypocrisy and lies.


Olga Malinova, Doctor of Philosophy and professor at the Higher School of Economics, noted that modern interest in the topic of 1917 is built through the prism of the collapse of the USSR. According to Malinova, now it is high time to talk about the unspoken revolution of 1993.


Konstantin Morozov, Doctor of Historical Sciences and professor at the Free University, noted that the Bolsheviks had been always afraid of fair elections and democracy. Such was the result of a “birth trauma” from the defeat of the Bolsheviks in the elections to the Constituent Assembly in November 1917.


“The key lesson of October is that this coup did not allow people to believe in the power of “self-organisation”. Self-organization of people is still in its infancy,” Vladimir Buldakov, Doctor of Historical Sciences and Chief Researcher at the Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, stressed.


Sergei Mitrokhin, a member of the Yabloko Political Committee and an MP of the Moscow City Duma, argueing with Andrei Medushevsky, expressed the opinion that the October Revolution was an example of counter-modernisation. “Today, all the modernisation was virtually abolished, only the archaic was left. We will have to rake it up,” Mitrokhin added.


It should be noted that the round table “The Lessons of the October 1917 Coup and the Present” was held within the framework of the Yabloko Party University. All the speeches will be published as a separate brochure.