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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

The Moscow Mayor’s Office will take into account only one of 57 amendments submitted by municipal deputies to the Moscow budget via the Yabloko faction

Press Release, 9.12.2020

Photo: Maxim Kruglov, leader of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma

Maxim Kruglov, leader of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, submitted 57 proposals prepared by Moscow municipal deputies to the second reading of the Moscow budget for 2021. According to the present legislation, Moscow municipal deputies do not have the ability to influence the formation of the city budget. However, Maxim Kruglov launched a platform – an aggregator of amendments to the Moscow city budget from municipal deputies of the city – so that Moscow municipal deputies could introduce their amendments to the Moscow budget through the Yabloko faction of the Moscow City Duma.

In total, municipal deputies sent 172 amendments to Kruglov, but only a third of their proposals after examination were included in the final list of proposals submitted by the Yabloko faction to the second reading of the budget by the Moscow City Duma.

According to available information, the Mayor’s Office intends to take into account only one of the amendments: allocation of 100 million roubles for the registration of apartment buildings of the Gagarinsky district in the cadastral register.


Moscow municipal deputies, in the amendments introduced by Kruglov, asked the Moscow City Duma to allocate funds for the following:

– construction and repairs of children’s and adult outpatients clinics in different districts of Moscow;

– creation of a system and implementation of environmental monitoring;

– construction of sports and recreation complexes;

– increase in subsidies to non-profit organisations in the physical culture and sports sector;

– arrangement of a skate park and a sports ground;

– maintenance of animals shelters;

– improvement of streets, courtyards and green areas in different districts;

– capital repairs of housing in some areas of the city;

– repairs of a kindergarten;

– reconstruction of a music school and a cultural centre;

– construction of a non-stationary pavilion in one of the Moscow parks;

– planting of a green hedge along one of the streets;

– renovation of apartments for World War II veterans;

– provision of food packages for the needy, as well as social support for victims of Stalin’s political reprisals and gifts to children from the community of large families;

– construction of tram traffic in one of the areas;

– maintenance of courtyards in one of the areas, where an experiment to minimize the use of deicing reagents is underway;

– repair of transit highways and water supply systems;

– replacement of the gray concrete fence around the building of the Moscow office of the Federal Bailiff Service in one of the districts;

– arrangement of pedestrian sidewalks at the exits from schools and kindergartens, as well as installation of interactive timetables at public transport stops;

– subsidies to the Almega and Lomonosovets children’s centres and the Kosmos sports centre;

– development of cycling infrastructure in some of the districts;

– purchase of buildings for a cultural centre in Zyuzino and a social centre in Gagarinsky;

– purchase of 45 elevators for houses not equipped with elevators in one of the districts;

– tap lights for road markings at pedestrian crossings in Zyuzino;

– compensation for the lost income of employees of the entertainment sector who did not receive any income due to coronavirus restrictions;

– lease of premises for meetings of municipal deputies of the Molzhaninovsky district with voters;

– holding local festive and socially significant events in the Lomonosov district;

– activities for the separate collection of garbage in the Arbat area.


In addition, municipal deputies proposed to save budget funds by reducing the height of houses being built in Zyuzino under the Moscow Mayor’s renovation programme, abolishing of the plans to build the northern backup of Kutuzovsky Prospekt, reconstruction of Arbat lanes and “improvement” of Bitsevsky Forest and Moskvoretsky Park.


Despite the position of the Moscow Mayor’s Office, the fate of the amendments will be decided not by officials, but by the deputies of the Moscow City Duma, Maxim Kruglov notes. It is expected that all the amendments made to the second reading of the city budget by the Moscow City Duma will be examined during three sessions.


If the amendments of the municipal deputies are not adopted, the Yabloko faction will try to implement them already in 2021 by all available parliamentary methods.


It should be noted that not only deputies, but also deputies associations have the right to make amendments. The Yabloko faction proposed to allocate more than 144 billion roubles from the Moscow budget to support businesses affected by the pandemic, and also made specific proposals to provide assistance to vulnerable categories of citizens. Other Yabloko deputies – Yevgeny Bunimovich, Sergei Mitrokhin and Daria Besedina – introduced their own amendments.