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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

Yavlinsky answered journalists’ questions about forthcoming presidential elections, Olympic Games 2018 and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia the at press-conference in Interfax

Press Release, 5.12.2017

Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko founder and Yabloko’s presidential candidate, answered journalists’ questions at a press conference devoted to his concept of the country’s development. Yavlinsky explained why his programme addressed the entire Russian society rather than individual “electoral groups”, and how his economic development plan differed from Boris Titov’s plan, formulated a road map for Donbass, criticised sports officials and admitted that he would not have gone at the Olympics, if there had been no Russian flag.

Grigory Yavlinsky said that he regarded Vladimir Putin and his policies as his main opponent in the upcoming election, and all citizens of Russia be his potential voters.

According to Yavlinsky, a significant part of the society was ready to vote for the incumbent President simply because they saw no alternative: “These people do not want revolutions, coups or scandals. They want stability. I also want stability. Only I want a stable development, but not a stable stagnation.”

“Who can vote for me? Citizens of the Russian Federation. All of them! What I told you is in the interests of absolutely everyone, because everyone wants that there is a fair trial in Russia, that there is inviolable private property, that there is freedom and no arbitrariness, that our economy is ranked the fifth, rather than the 78th. I represent the interests of the entire society, rather than individual groups, corporations or structures.”

Yavlinsky formulated the most important differences of his economic programme from other concepts, in particular, the programmes of Sergei Glazyev and Boris Titov. “They are created under the present structure of power and under the incumbent President,” Grigory Yavlinsky said.

“This is such endless work on rewriting Encyclopaedia Britannica. But nobody needs this, no one will do it.” According to Yavlinsky, the key task should be creation of a “qualitatively new, modern socio-political system in Russia, based on Russian history and Russian culture.” “This can and should be done, and that is what our programme is about,” he said.

Grigory Yavlinsky also noted that the erroneous economic path was chosen back in the early 1990s and recalled that he then left the government in disagreement with the destruction of the economic space of the USSR, the Belovezh agreements and Yegor Gaidar’s concept of privatisation.

Speaking about Russia’s foreign policies Yavlinsky stated once again that normalisation of relations with Ukraine should be the primary goal. He also noted that implementation of the road map for setting peace in Donbass would be able to end the armed confrontation and protect the Russian population of the region. “The priority of life in Russia is peace, all foreign policy should be aimed at one goal – a safe life and economic growth, rather than war and isolation.”

Also, journalists asked Yavlinsky to his opinion regarding Russia’s preparation for the World Cup and the doping scandal threatening Russian athletes with a ban from the Olympics 2018.

The politician criticised how funds were being used to build infrastructure for the World Cup (in particular, the stadium Krestovsky in St. Petersburg) and doubted that it would be in demand in the future. He gave an example of major sports facilities, abandoned after the Moscow Olympics 1980.

Speaking about the situation with the 2018 Olympics, Yavlinsky said he was not ready to advise Russian athletes whether to participate in it if the IOC takes a negative decision.

“They spent most of their lives on this, let them take their own decisions whether they should go or not, if restrictive measures are taken against Russia. I practiced sports a long time, in my youth. Personally, if I did not have the flag of my country, I would not participate. But it is me personally. And what other people decide is their decision and their fate. ”

According to the politician, thousands of athletes and the country as a whole were put in a humiliated situation, and the sporting officials of the country should bear responsibility for what has happened.