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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 does not recognise the results of the elections to the State Duma

imageStatement by the Federal Political Committee, 22.09.2016

The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO does not recognise the results of the election of the 7th State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation due to the following reasons:

The elections of 18 September, 2016, demonstrate a deep crisis the state is now in, as well as testify of the destructive developments in the society.

The key objective result of the voting day of 18 September was sharp decline in the turnout. Even according to the official data, the registered turnout was below 50 per cent, whereas according to unofficial but credible estimates, the actual voters’ turnout did not exceed 35 per cent. Even if we proceed from the official data, [this means that] 13 million less people came to the polls in 2016 as compared to [the turnout of] five years ago (52,700,994 as compared to 65,656,526 people). In Moscow, the turnout fell by 26.5 per cent, in St. Petersburg by 22 per cent.

This is a clear evidence that the gap between the government and the society, the state and the people has been growing, [it was] catalysation of [people’s] ‘retreat’ [from the state], continuation of the collapse and atomisation of the society resulting from the anti-European policy of the government and the cumulative effect of the failures of the post-Soviet reforms.

A specific factor, which led to a decrease in turnout were deliberate actions of the government, their purposeful deterring people from elections. In particular, transfer of the voting date [from December] to September, the format and duration of the debate on federal television channels, the behaviour of representatives of the parties-spoilers in the debate, the coverage of the campaign by the federal media, and so on, were targeted on provision of such a result.

In modern conditions, the Russian regime has been cultivating [in the people] a feeling of inability to change anything and foredoom to live in the proposed circumstances, instead of repeating mass-scale reprisals and reproduction of totalitarian methods of control over the individual. This model can be called “hybrid Stalinism”. Hybrid Stalinism is manifest not so much in adding the Stalinist and the nationalist faction to the ruling party in the Duma (these are only manifestations, and not the essence of the phenomenon), but in the very policies of the regime that use Bolshevik-Stalinist methods adjusted to the present and employing modern technologies, basing on the practices and methods of control over the society grounded on absolute lies and violence. The objective consequence of this policy is further delegitimisation of the state and its institutions. The power decomposes the society and destroys the state, cutting a branch while sitting on it, but it can not act differently already.

The official result of the election was reached by means of a large-scale manipulation with the public stance: first, a special operation to suppress the actual turnout of citizens was conducted, then the administrative resource was used so that to ensure forced voting of those who would cast their votes “properly”, and after closure of polling stations the official data on the turnout continued to grow. Meanwhile, the source of legitimacy lies in real people’s trust and support, rather than silence, indifference, and abstaining from coming to the polling stations of a part of people and forced voting by another part.

Proceeding from the given assessment of the electoral campaign and the situation it was conducted in, the Federal Political Committee of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO has decided to:

Due to willful and deliberate policies of the authorities targeted at [ensuring] non-participation of citizens in the electoral process, the majority of voters neglected the elections. For the first time in the new Russian history, the State Duma was formed by a clear minority of the population. Therefore, it does not represent the Russian society; it is not a body of representation of the people.

Manipulation with the turnout, mass-scale forced voting, as well as fraud during the vote count and issuing of [voting] protocols do not allow us to recognise the federal election conducted on 18 September fair and legitimate.


Chairman of the Federal Political Committee