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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 launched Economic Manifesto

Press Release, 12.09.2016

On 12 September, YABLOKO leader Grigory Yavlinsky and the country’s leading economists Yevgeny Gontmakher, Igor Nikolayev, Mikhail Subbotin and Sergei Ivanenko launched YABLOKO’s Economic Manifesto.

“YABLOKO takes up the responsibility to tell [the country] what should be done, what should be the economic policy priorities. Our Manifesto is devoted to this,” Igor Nikolayev, Director of the Institute of Strategic Analysis FBK. According to Nikolayev, the document outlined the priorities of economic development of the country, that the government failed to determine.image

YABLOKO leader Grigory Yavlinsky, evaluated the situation in the Russian economy of Russia as “very bad.” He noted that the ongoing recession would affect further development of the country.

He stressed that the main problems of the Russian economy were its poor diversification, low technological level and low labour productivity. According to Yavlinsky, only Russian raw and weapons could successfully compete on the world markets.


He stated that the main resources of the economy were concentrated in the hands of the state and companies controlled by the state, and private capital could work only in the field where it was allowed to; whereas such a permission could be withdrawn any time.

Sergei Ivanenko, Deputy Chair of the party, said that there were serious problems with the quality of the labour force, as the most talented and able people had been emigrating. Sergei Ivanenko also cited the data of official statistics: 2.5 million people left Russia for the past 15 years, while only 2 million emigrated for the entire Soviet period. According to Ivanenko, the emigrants mostly represented the country’s “intellectual capacity”.

Grigory Yavlinsky also noted that there were a lot of questions to the people running the economy in Russia. “Means of social mobility do not work, and are replaced by such criteria as loyalty and devotion to the modern political state. As a result, career bureaucrats with no economic experience run the economy, ” YABLOKO leader said. The top bureaucracy merged with the business, and this merger became “a cancerous tumor of the Russian economic system scattering its metastases in all sectors,” he said.


Grigory Yavlinsky also noted that if the authorities had the least chance to change nothing, they would use it. According to him, change of people in power bodies was needed and this should be done only via elections.

“The economy was turned into a servant, an instrument of implementation of a very narrow tasks set by the supreme power – preserving its power for an endless term and realisation of its foreign policy ambitions,” Grigory Yavlinsky said. He also added that the politics was not simply destroying the economy, it was robbing the country’s future.

The situation can be changed, but to accomplish this the state should take up a number of commitments, including abandoning of its search for exotic ways of stimulation of economic activities such as mobilisation of the economy, cease disputing ownership for the major assets, stop concentrating resources, abandon creation of insurmountable obstacles for business development in Russia.

“The main purpose of the Manifesto is that today the problem of the economy is in politics, in the irremovability of power, non-implementation of laws and irrational foreign policy,” Yavlinsky concluded.


Yevgeny Gontmakher, Deputy Director for Science in the Institute of the World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that before 2008 he thought that the economic situation could be corrected by technological solutions, but after the crisis he realized that the problem was in the state.

Gontmakher noted that the state itself was not able to pull itself by the hair out of the swamp, as Baron Munchausen did, this required action from the outside – participation in elections and public opinion pressure. Therefore, an economist decided to become YABLOKO authorized representative in the election campaign.