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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

Anna Cherepanova called on the Governor of the Novgorod region to take urgent anti-crisis measures to help people

Appeal by the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, 6.04.2020

Photo: Anna Cherepanova

Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party and deputy of the Duma of Veliky Novgorod, sent an appeal to Governor Andrei Nikitin to immediately take anti-crisis measures and provide aid to people and businesses.

Here comes the full text of the appeal:


By decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin No. 239 from April 2, 2020, days off are set [in Russia] until 30 April, 2020, because of this announced “vacation” the residents of the Novgorod region are in a difficult financial situation. Your decree “On the introduction of high alert regime” with all the changes and the measures taken by the Government of the Novgorod Region to implement it do not say a word about the direct support of all those who work at private enterprises and organisations whose activities are suspended, as well as all who have lost their jobs or were forcibly sent on unpaid leave and remain now for the period of regular days off without his/her previously received income. Given that two-thirds of Russian citizens have no savings, most of these people are left without means of subsistence. Citizens have nothing to buy food, medicine and essential goods with, pay for housing and utility services and pay for loans.


We consider the anti-crisis measures adopted by the Government of the Novgorod Region as insufficient and ineffective, they are primarily aimed at restrictions and sanctions, and not economic support to citizens.


In this situation, the Government of the Novgorod region is obliged to find possibilities and direct the necessary budget funds to help people and businesses.


The Novgorod branch of the Yabloko Party proposes to immediately implement the following action plan:


For residents of the Novgorod region


1) pay a lump sum from the regional budget in the amount of 35,000 roubles to employees of private enterprises and organisations whose activities are suspended, self-employed, individual entrepreneurs without employees, as well as to all those who have lost their jobs or are forcibly sent on unpaid leave;

2) cancel [mandatory] fees for major repairs o fhousing for six months from April to September 2020. In a number of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, such measures have already been taken;

3) pay subsidies from the regional budget in the amount of 30 per cent of the cost of housing and utility services for six months from April to September 2020 to employees of private enterprises and organisations whose activities are suspended, self-employed, individual entrepreneurs without employees, to all those who have lost their jobs or are forced sent on unpaid leave, as well as to citizens who are in quarantine and self-isolation;

4) pay food subsidies in the amount of the specified subsistence minimum to citizens who have an income per family member below the subsistence minimum established in the Novgorod region. This money should be transferred from the regional budget to the accounts of special plastic debit cards intended exclusively for the purchase of food and other essential goods;

5) provide food sets for children from low-income families who received free hot meals in schools.


For small and medium-sized businesses:


1) reduce rates on the simplified taxation system for the “income” object from 6 to 1 per cent, for the “income minus expenses” object from 15 to 5 per cent;

2) “nullify” in 2020 property taxes and land tax for enterprises of “affected industries”;

3) exempt individual entrepreneurs and enterprises of the “affected industries” from the payment of lease payments under the lease of land, state and municipal property in 2020;

4) reduce utility tariffs (electricity, water and sanitation, heating, solid waste disposal).


We propose financing of the aid be means of the following:


– abolishing of expenses for exhibitions, congresses, festivals, forums, holiday and solemn events;

– reduction of costs for the maintenance of the excess state apparatus and institutions subordinate to the government (excluding social ones) in the amount of at least 20 per cent;

– 50 per cent reduction of the expenditure on maintaining state-owned media and publicising the activities of authorities;

– abolition of all tax benefits to large highly profitable businesses;

– “nullification” of subsidies for reimbursement of lost income by utilities by the results of an independent audit of tariffs for heat and hot water.