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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: The authorities’ actions against YABLOKO candidates in Yaroslavl are a political crime

Press Release, 8.09.2017

“All happening around our candidates is a political crime,” YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova said at a party rally for fair elections in Yaroslavl. “Because it is committed for political reasons, against political opponents – a specific political party and specific political leaders.” Emilia Slabunova came to Yaroslavl to support party candidates in the municipality of this city.

YABLOKO and party candidates pose a serious threat to the authorities, as the authorities make so much effort to organise all sorts of obstacles for our candidates,” Slabunova said. “What is not dangerous does not cause so much activity around. This means that everything we do is right: we have the right content of the campaign, the right ideas, and the right people who stand for election,” she noted.

Photo: Emilia Slabunova and Oleg Vinogradov

Earlier the administrative resource prevented YABLOKO’s candidate Oleg Vinogradov to pass the municipal filter (collection of the signatures of a large number of municipal deputies in his favour) required for entering the gubernatorial election campaign in the Yaroslavl region. Vinogradov is also leader of the local branch of the party and former Deputy Governor. On 1 September, the police in Yaroslavl arrested 130,000 copies of the party’s campaign newspaper without any grounds.

“The arrest of our newspaper on 1 September, the day of Vladimir Putin’s visit to Yaroslavl, was an action of intimidation of the democratic forces of the city and the country in general, who have had the courage to criticise the authorities,” Oleg Vinogradov, the top candidate of the party list to the municipality, said at the rally. “As a democratic party, we stand for public control over the authorities. And certainly, the authorities do not like it. ”

Emilia Slabunova noted that “We understand that we have very strong candidates, that is why such a struggle is taking around them”. “This is a wonderful team, they are courageous and honest people, and Oleg Vinogradov is a political heavy-weight, initiator of important legislative initiatives,” she said.image

One of the initiatives of the leader of the Yaroslavl branch of the party was the return of the direct mayoral elections to Yaroslavl.

The regional branch twice launched a petition for a referendum – a city referendum first and then a regional one. Both times YABLOKO’s initiative was turned down by the authorities.

“We applied to court, as these refusals are unlawful. We will force the authorities to appoint a referendum “, Vinogradov said.

There are many problems in the region the deputies of the municipality will have to address.

Emilia Slabunova noted that the situation in the region was far from being favourable. “The potential of the city, its history, its culture, and its residents is not used,” she stressed.

The budget of the city is scarce, the deficit exceeds 0.5 billion rubles, social spending in 2017 was less than in 2016. Only 31,000 roubles (less than Euro 400) is allotted in the budget per a resident, and it is impossible to solve even the most acute problems with such a budget. But the authorities attempt to close the deficit at the expense of people who become sponsors of inefficient managers, Emilia Slabunova pointed out.

Yaroslavl ranks 180th in the ranking of 300 Russian cities as of the quality of life. In June 2017, the average salary was 31,883 roubles, i.e. 41 per cent lower than the average salary in the Central Federal District, and 24 per cent lower than the average salary across the country, Slabunova noted. She also added that the task of the party and its candidates should be giving honest assessments to the situation and offer an alternative, the programme of action that would help to lead the country out of the crisis.

“There are 469,075 voters in Yaroslavl. I urge everyone to come to polling stations on 10 September and vote for YABLOKO candidates, because these candidates will protect your rights, your taxes and your property,” Emilia Slabunova said.

During her visit to Yaroslavl, Slabunova also met with party members, voters, and gave several interviews to local media.image

YABLOKO’s list of candidates at the election of deputies of the Yaroslavl City Duma is represented by 20 candidates and is topped by Oleg Vinogradov, leader of the regional branch of the party and former Deputy Governor of the Yaroslavl region. 14 people are also registered in the majority districts.