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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’s Public Campaign Headquarters launched in Moscow

Press release, 23.01.2018

On 23 January, Grigory Yavlinsky’s Public Campaign Headquarters was launched in Moscow. The initiative to open the headquarters belongs to politician Vladimir Ryzhkov, Novaya Gazeta newspaper publisher Dmitry Muratov and ex-Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina. According to Yavlinsky, their support is a big honour for him. The Public Campaign Headquarters will function along with Yabloko’s campaign headquarters and will focus on promoting Yavlinsky’s electoral programme and involving news supporters among key opinion leaders.

According to the head of Yavlinsky’s campaign headquarters Nikolai Rybakov, “many people, who are generally recognised in our country, including renowned human rights advocate Svetlana Gannushkina, journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza, academician Yuri Pivovarov, professor of Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs Tatyana Chernikova, political scientist Nikolai Petrov, economist Igor Nikolayev and many others joined the headquarters”.

Politician Vladimir Ryzhkov said that being a ch-Chair of Yavlinsky’s Public Headquarters was a big honour for him. “I see this activity as part of the line on the consolidation of the democratic opposition, which we started several years ago,” he explained.

He criticised the idea of boycotting the presidential election saying it was “unproductive and harmful for democracy in Russia”.

If we have a candidate with an alternative programme, we should support him, Ryzhkov noted. He believes that Yavlinsky’s economic programme will enable growth and development. “The situation that Russia is not improving and not developing is related to the dead-end model created by Vladimir Putin and his team – state capitalism, prevalence of the state sector and state monopolies, extreme state regulation, endless checks and pressure on business, private property insecurity and self-isolation of the country after the situation with Crimea,” the politician said. “Yavlinsky’s programme represents an alternative to the present policy – competitive market economy instead of state capitalism, cut of state regulation and creation of favourable environment for small and medium-sized businesses instead of super regulation, inadmissibility of private property and intellectual rights and end of the international isolation,” Ryzhkov added.

According to Petrozavodsk ex-Mayor Galina Shirshina, she supports Yavlinsky for various reasons. “It is important to me that the main idea of Yavlinsky’s programme is the wellbeing of people,” she said. Shirshina also expressed concern about the situation with business. “The government’s statements on the situation with business and the economic development are very unbelievable. I am sure that if Yavlisnky’s programme is implemented, Russia may become one of the leading economies,” the politician explained.

Novaya Gazeta publisher Dmitry Muratov called Grigory Yavlinsky his “fellow soldier” – Yavlinsky and Novaya Gazeta journalists helped releasing hostages during the war in Chechnya and the 2002 Nord-Ost siege.

“When someone is trying to promote patriotism through wars, it leads to serious losses. When the war in Chechnya broke out, it was Yuri Shchekochikhin [Novay Gazeya journalist and Yabloko member] who released the first prisoner of war. However, before the war was officially declared, it was Yavlinsky and his team who courageously did it. Let me remind all hybrid wars supporters that when the officers of the Kantemirovskaya Division were deprived of all documents and sent to capture Dudayev’s palace driving 40 tanks, all the tanks burnt and the officers who survived were captured. And our Defence Minister called them “some contract fighters” and denied any connection with them. Then Yavlinsky came there to exchange the prisoners. The aim was not only to exchange the prisoners but to prevent a crazy and dangerous adventure. But the country was anyway involved in the adventure – the Chechen war,” Muratov said.
He also reminded that in 2002, when terrorists seized the Dubrovka Theatre, journalists Anna Politkovskaya and Roman Shleinov were brining water to the hostages. At that time Yavlinsky was negotiating with the terrorists and managed to release several children.

Grigory Yavlinsky thanked the founders of the headquarters for their support saying it was a big honour and responsibility. “I am responsible to hundreds of people – maybe not all of them are well-known at the federal level. There are many teachers, doctors, businessmen, engineers, officers, sportsmen and other people. I am very grateful for their support. I am responsible to all of them,” Yavlinsky said.