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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

Russia developed a poverty management system instead of overcoming poverty. Yabloko held expert hearings on the situation with poverty in Russia

Press Release, 5.09.2023

On 4 September, a meeting of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party took place in Novgorod. The Bureau held expert hearings on the problem of overcoming poverty in Russia. The participants of the event discussed the problem and the Yabloko plan for overcoming poverty. A corresponding statement on the Bureau meeting will be issued soon.

At the beginning of the meeting, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov expressed the opinion that the fact that dozens of millions of Russian citizens have been living in poverty for many years, even decades, profoundly changes their consciousness and their life.


“The inability to buy normal high-quality food, afford using cultural educational resources, the inability to use high-quality medicine and purchase medicines – all this drives people deeply into a state of heavy serfdom from the state,” Rybakov noted.  “The conflict of 24 February, 2022, was, to a large extent, a consequence of this problem, when society was unable to say anything despite what was happening. In many ways, precisely because there is a very strong financial dependence of people on the state.”


According to Yabloko Chairman, the way out of this difficult situation will finally mean the end of serfdom in Russia, which still takes place in Russia.


Yabloko Deputy Chairman Ivan Bolshakov said that poverty and lack of democracy were interrelated factors.


“Instead of systematic work to overcome poverty in Russia, a poverty management system has officially taken shape,” Bolshakov noted. “This system is supported by one-off allowances that are paid before elections or other major events. These handouts from the state support paternalism and the desire for a strong hand.”


“We need a fundamentally different approach aimed at creating conditions for the growth of the middle class, and the institutional modernisation of the economy,” Bolshakov said.


Yevgeny Gontmakher, a well-known economist, Doctor of Economics, and a member of the Yabloko party, delivered an expert report. He spoke about approaches to the definition of poverty in the world, and the causes and characteristics of Russian poverty. According to Gontmakher, we live poorer than we could at the current level of the economy.


“Reforms are needed. We will not be able to succeed just in one day or in one year. But there must be political consistency, because there must be a government that does not act on the spur of the moment, as it is now: come day, go day. We need a view that is not limited to cycles of four years or five years. This is a problem for many years or even decades,” Gontmakher said.


Saving a person, from poverty and degradation inclusive, should be the main task of the state now, Yevgeny Gontmakher summed up.


Anna Cherepanova, a member of the Federal Bureau, a current deputy and a candidate for the Novgorod City Duma, spoke about the situation with poverty in her native region.


“The consequences of Governor Nikitin’s disastrous policies in the field of healthcare are well known. They are even visible in the statistics. At the end of 2021, the Novgorod Region was the leader in mortality among all regions of Russia. The mortality rate was 22.3 people per 1,000 population. The average rate for Russia is 16.8,” Anna Cherepanova noted.


Anna Cherepanova also added that Yabloko in its programme for the elections to the State Duma and the Novgorod Regional Duma offered voters increase spending on healthcare two-fold. It was also proposed to significantly raise the salaries of all medical workers, restore all the district hospitals, outpatient clinics, and first aid stations in the districts of the region that were “optimized” [in other words reduced], and provide patients with medicines at the expense of compulsory medical insurance in full.


“But the elections in 2021 have developed in such a way that there no representatives of Yabloko passed either to the State Duma or the regional Duma. And, accordingly, there is no one to raise these issues now,” Cherepanova said.


It should be noted that holding of the meeting of the Federal Bureau in Novgorod was connected with Yabloko participation in the elections to the Novgorod City Duma. The list of the party candidates is topped by the leader of the Novgorod Yabloko Anna Cherepanova.


The Chairman of the Social Democratic Faction of the party, Anatoly Golov, believes that the root of the problem lies not in the economic system: it is necessary to consider, first of all, the political aspect when working to overcome poverty in the country.


“The key point is that all the actions of President Putin and his government are not aimed at solving people’s problems, or improving their well-being, or developing of the regions, but like in the old joke: everything is for a person, and we even know this person’s name,” he said. Heads. “The problem of poverty in our richest country cannot be solved without fundamentally changing the policies of the authorities and the goals of their actions,” Golov added.


The Federal Bureau decided to issue a statement with the Yabloko plan how to overcome poverty in Russia.