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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 founder Grigory Yavlinsky: Sergei Mitrokhin is a very honest person

Press release, photographs, 03.09.2013

On Monday, September 2, candidate for the Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin and founder of the YABLOKO party Grigory Yavlinsky met with residents of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. Galina Mikhaleva, First Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, moderated the meeting.cao-03-09-13-4

Sergei Mitrokhin told the voters of the key points of his programme his political stance as a candidate for the Moscow Mayor. “Moscow is in a quite dangerous situation at present. The city authorities conduct incorrect policies that can lead to very serious consequences. We see a lot of errors in the policies of the present city authorities, mercenary interests, stealing of the [Moscow city] budget funds, senseless road projects and we see corruption,” Mitrokhin said.cao-03-09-13-2

In his speech Sergei Mitrokhin spoke about the problem of illegal migration, city development, protection of environment, the situation in the housing and utilities sector and social protection measures, such as solution of the problem of lack of places in kindergartens and stopping of unlawful merger of schools.

Sergei Mitrokhin said that when he became Mayor, he would listen to the Muscovites’ opinion and maintain a dialogue with them. In this respect he noted that it would be important to establish a mechanism of public hearings, hold referendums and enhance local self-governing. Sergei Mitrokhin also promised free and fair elections to the Moscow City Duma [Moscow parliament]. “Parliament is the most powerful tool for of feedback between citizens and the authorities,” he said.cao-03-09-13-1

Sergei Mitrokhin was also asked many questions by Muscovites. For example, he was asked about his attitude to the bearing of arms. Mitrokhin said that he was categorically against such an initiative referring to the experts’ opinion. He also added that the right to free bearing of arms had been exercised in the countries with a mass culture of arms bearing which Russia had not have.cao-03-09-13-5

Several questions referred to the construction of mosques and other places of worship in Moscow. Mitrokhin said that all construction works should be done within the framework of the law and in accordance with the City Construction and Development Plan. Mitrokhin noted that special zones for building of places of worship should be allocated. But they must be located in such a way so that their functioning would not by in the way for other people irritating them. Land should be allotted for such construction and religious communities should have the right to buy it off. Also he stressed that it should be a must that different confessions should enjoy equal rights.cao-03-09-13-3

Answering the question about a scandalous reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences Mitrokhin said that the authorities would like to deprive the Academy of its “academic freedom”: “The Russian Academy of Sciences is denied the right to self-government. There are two reasons for this: political (the government wants to subordinate the science) and economic (large property of the Academy)”.cao-03-09-13-8

According to Mitrokhin, the first step towards the destruction of the Russian Academy of Sciences was made a few years ago, when the Russian President began appointing the President of the Academy, but nobody seemed to notice the danger then. Sergei Mitrokhin said that the YABLOKO party was strongly against such a reform of the Academy. “But this does not mean that the Academy should not be reformed, it must be reformed but this should be done jointly with the academic community,” he said.

Sergei Mitrokhin was asked what he would do with Lenin’s Mausoleum. YABLOKO’s leader answered that in his opinion it should be removed from the Red Square, as “there should be no cemetery in the Red Square”. Mitrokhin also expressed his indignation of the fact that the highest honour had been paid to the person “who had been as behind the destruction of entire social groups of our nation”.

The audience also asked about the expansion of Moscow, women’s labour rights, construction projects and moving of the capital to another city.cao-03-09-13-6

YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky told the audience why in his opinion people should vote for Mitrokhin. Yavlinsky said that in the federal elections of 2000, he obtained 22 per cent in Moscow and 34 per cent in the Central Administrative District of Moscow. So Yavlinsky addressed the audience as YABLOKO’s voters.

“Sergei Mitrokhin is a very honest person,” Grigory Yavlinsky said adding that he had known Mitrokhin for 20 years. He also marked his modest way of living, “Mitrokhin wants to live like his voters live”. Speaking about Mitrokhin’s courage he recalled Sergei Mitrokhin’s campaigning against and stopping imports of nuclear waste into Russia.cao-03-09-13-7

Grigory Yavlinsky also noted that Sergei Mitrokhin was the only expert on Moscow among all the candidates, “He knows Moscow and can answer every question in detail moreover proceeding from his experience. Also Mitrokhin is the only candidate who in contrast to other candidates without disposing of any administrative resource really had been solving problems of Moscow residents”.cao-03-09-13-10

YABLOKO founder stressed that Sergei Mitrokhin was a professional politician. “His key incentive is not to allow to destroy Russia,” Yavlinsky said.

Another advantage of Sergei Mitrokhin over other candidates was, according to Yavlinsky, his clear electoral programme and a professional team that can implement it.

“You will witness a very important political event. There will be another attempt to force the voters one way or another under the guise of their “voluntary” choice to elect a candidate who is the best to the authorities, i.e. [the Acting Mayor] Sergei Sobyanin ,” Grigory Yavlinsky said. He urged the audience to render support to Mitrokhin, the only real candidate knowing and loving Moscow. “If Moscow shows all Russia that it can honestly elect a person whom people really believes in, this will mark the beginning of changes. If Sergei Sobyanin remains Moscow Mayor, there will be no changes,” stressed Yavlinsky .

After his speech, Grigory Yavlinsky, answered questions from the audience. The questions dealt not only with the immediate problems of Moscow (economy, allocation of budget funds, corruption, etc) but also Russia’s prospects.cao-03-09-13-9_0