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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 on the true Russia

An interview with Sergei Brylyev,, 20.11.2017

Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of Yabloko’s Political Committee, has begun his presidential campaign in Tomsk. He ran in the presidential election in the remote year of 1996. He achieved his best result in 2000 coming third. However, he did not manage to became a candidate later on.

– Grigory Alexeyevich, why did you begin your election campaign in Siberia? When did you announce the start of your election campaign in Tomsk?

– Because this is Russia. This is true Russia. Tomsk is a wonderful city. Moreover, one of the major components of my proposals on the economic policy is to change the structure budget distribution. Can you imagine that 67-68 per cent of the Tomsk tax return goes to the federal budget whereas only about 27 per cent is left for the city. And the tax return on the municipal level is only 3 per cent. But I think that the starting basis should make at least 33 per cent. Look what a wonderful city it is! But it is not very easy to live here. Do you know the number of Tomsk residents who have natural gas in our energy super power? 8 per cent. And a pipeline is situated quite nearby. Where does it lead to? To China.

-When did you run for President for the first time? In 1996?

– Yes.

– Then you ran in 2000 – it was our best result, you came third.

– Yes.

– Well, it was a good result. Why are you running for President again?

– We must change our policy. The country is about to reach a deadlock.

– Even despite the collapse of the liberal idea? Unfortunately, it collapsed.

-It is not about any idea. It is that we must not let our country collapse, it is about to reach a deadlock. Such economy and such economic policy lead to poverty. The country is in isolation. We must withdraw from the civil war in Syria. It is a senseless mire, and will take years before Russia manages to get out of it. I do not approve of such a policy, it must be changed.

-It is easy to say that you do not approve of it. But what should be done instead?

– We should have peace with Ukraine. We must stop the war against it and the propaganda of hatred. The number of Russians engaged in business should reach at least 60 per cent, and not it is 16 per cent of the population. People should learn to trust the government.

– Do they need more trust? The level of credibility is about 80 per cent.

– Yes, the level of credibility for canned sprats in a shop that has nothing else to offer is also high. By the way, it the level of credibility for a certain person not the state.

– Putin?

– Yes, he is only one.

– Do you speak of Ukraine this way because you were born in Lviv?

– I was born in the Soviet Union. The whole matters a lot to me. This is why I say so. What is the difference? You should speak of Ukraine the same way because you were born in Moscow, for example.

– And what do you think about the situation with Crimea?

– The situation with Crimea is very bad because the world community does not knowledge what happened it 2014. This is why we must hold an international conference on the future of Crimea and develop a road map to solve all the issues. We are a country with unrecognised boarders. And would not like to live an a country with unrecognised boarders.

– Let us not speak of Crimea in terms of territorial boarders, but the sovereign will of people. You are a democrat. And the majority of the residents of Crimea voted for joining Russia. What about the sovereign will?

– In this case we need to ask them to vote in the conditions of a legitimate referendum that will be acknowledged by the world. That is it. I think Russia should stop being the object of sanctions for all the countries in the world. When is it going to end? It will result in very serious future consequence.

– It is an everlasting topic – the unity and separation of our democratic forces. It has been an issue for such a long time…

– Wonderful. There are different democratic forces in our country.

– You have a competitor on the liberal flank now – Ksenia Sobchak.

– She is a candidate “against all”. I am a candidate for all.

– I remember that both of you were making speeches at Bolotnaya Square [where big opposition protest rallies took place].

– There was about a million people at Bolotnaya Square then, and it was a very right thing to attend. It was the first signal that policy must be changed. Instead [the authorities] started arresting people. Political prisoners appeared in Russia. This is very bad.

– Who are your competitors in this election? Who are running against?

– Against Vladimir Putin. He is my only rival.

– Despite the fact that his rating makes 80 per cent?

– Despite his 90, 146 per cent rating. His rating is about 146 per cent. And he is my rival.

– We are talking about the presidential elections. I know that they are coming soon. But if we look at the results of the parliamentary election, the democrats did not do very well.

– I would say that the whole country did not do well. By the way, I would like to take the opportunity to thank our voters. Over a million people voted for us. A million people of Russia, who can tell the difference between the truth and the lies under present conditions, is a big achievement. We in Yabloko do appreciate our voters.

– What bar do you set in the presidential election?

– My main objective is to change the policies in Russia. The result in the election is not that important. You cannot go by the result in this election. We can do it only if the situation starts to change, if the economic, foreign and internal policies start to change, if sanctions are lifted and the collapse of foreign policy is prevented. If we improve cooperation with our neighbours and the world. If we have the institution of private property which cannot be taken away and redistributed. If we have competition, sources of finance, new technology. That will be the main result.

– You are not a presidential candidate from the legal point of view yet, you are a candidate for a presidential candidate?

– That is true.