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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

Emilia Slabunova: Grigory Yavlinsky’s programme will allow the country to move to the future. The second day of Yabloko Chair visit to Kaliningrad

Press Release, 09.02.2018

Yabloko party Chair Emilia Slabunova visited Kaliningrad, Russia’s Western region, to present Grigory Yavlinsky presidential programme. Yesterday, Slabunova ended her two-day visit to the region with a visit to the ambulance station and a discussion with regional journalists.


During the visit to an ambulance substation of Kaliningrad, the politician spoke about the health care in the region. She said that one of key problems was low wages of healthcare workers. A doctor’s salary in the Kaliningrad region amounts to 46,000 roubles (approx. 766 USD), which is 30 per cent lower than the average salary of doctors in the North-West Federal District of Russia and 20 per cent lower than the average salary of doctors in the country in general. “Such low salary does not allow, for example, to take a mortgage and solve their housing problems, provide recreation of a normal quality. People are forced to work on a 1.5-2 salary rate,” Slabunova said.

Therefore, the salary of doctors should be at least 60,000 roubles, and salaries for mid-level medical staff at least 45,000 roubles, only in case young professionals would come to the sector, Slabunova stressed. She also added that the state should help to solve the housing problem of medical workers: to provide preferential mortgages, office housing and other support measures.


Aid to the cancer patients in the region was also discussed: as a result of “optimization of costs” in the region, the oncology centre was closed, and the new one was not built. “Certainly, [the authorities] say that the main reason is the lack of funds. We categorically disagree with this. One has simply to look at the stadium Kaliningrad Arena. According to the estimates of Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre, the stadium is ranked second among the most expensive stadiums in the country. Each place in the stadium will cost 508,500 roubles, and losses during construction amounted to 8.8 billion roubles. “With this money, it was possible to build a modern oncology centre,” Emilia Slabunova said. The total cost of the stadium construction amounted to 17,8 billion roubles, the budget of Kaliningrad is 11 billion roubles. The region could live 18 months on this money,” the politician noted.

There is a lack of oncologists in the region. Now there are only 12 oncology medical rooms; whereas the norm is 40. “The number of people with newly diagnosed cancer has been growing, and every effort should be made to solve this problem as quickly as possible,” Slabunova added.


On the final day of her visit, Slabunova also gave several interviews to local media and a press conference. At the press conference she spoke about the situation in the region, saying that “it leaves much to be desired”. According to the results of 2017, the Kaliningrad region is ranked 37th as of families welfare, 7 points down compared to the previous year. And the average salary in the region is 31,166 roubles, 30 per cent lower than the average salary in the North-West Federal District, and 20 per cent lower than in Russia in general. Among other problems of the region are introduction of visa-free entry, abolishing of construction of a coal-fired power plant in the village of Vzmorie as residents protest against it, and other.

“Such a system of government in the country can not be tolerated any more,” Emilia Slabunova said. “A change of power is needed. This can be done on [the election day of] 18 March in order to fundamentally change the foreign and the domestic policies, and the economy. The programme of our candidate, Grigory Yavlinsky, is aimed at this, it will allow the country not to remain on the sidelines of world development, but to move to the future. ”

Slabunova also noted that the key directions of Yavlinsky’s programme were fight against poverty, a new budget policy, the implementation of the program “Land – Housing – Roads “, solution of all the foreign policy faults of the present government: peace with Ukraine, withdrawal from the war in Syria, solution of the problem of Crimea and restoration of all good-neighbourly relations. Emilia Slabunova spoke about all these strategic directions of the programme in detail at a meeting with Kaliningrad residents on the first day of her visit.