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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 residents of Novgorod will be proud of deputies from Yabloko

The politician visits Novgorod to support party candidates

Press Release, 4.09.2019

Photo: Maxim Petrov, Emilia Slabunova and Anna Cherepanova

Yabloko Chairperson Emilia Slabunova is on visit in Novgorod, north-west Russia, to support 76 party candidates in elections at different levels that are taking place in the region.

This is already the sixth in the past three years visit of Yabloko leader to Novgorod. This visit began with a meeting in the Tesovo-Netylsky ambulant clinic. Yabloko’s list of candidates in the elections to the Council of Deputies of the Tesovo-Netylsky rural settlement is topped by the district doctor Maxim Petrov. During her meeting with Petrov Slabunova discussed the state of local health care and the results of the government’s “optimisation” of the sector conducted in the region.


Lack of equipment and medicines, a large amount of work, whereas wages that do not correspond to those declared in the President’s May 2012 decrees, lack of specialists – these are just some of the problems of the health care in the region. Residents have to wait for ambulance to come from Novgorod, so the waiting time is 40 minutes or more!


After visiting the dispensary, Emilia Slabunova said in an interview with local journalists that the party’s candidates would focus on all the acute problems of the region, including the health care.


The social problems faced by the residents of the region are related to the budget policies pursued by the authorities, Slabunova stressed. “The priorities of the budget are not built in favour of people,” she noted.


Yabloko candidates, if elected, will strive to change the budget policies. The party proposes to distribute all collected taxes in proportion: 33% for the local budget, 33% for the regional budget, and 34% will go to the federal budget.


Yabloko nominated Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the regional branch of the party, as a candidate in the by-elections to the State Duma in single-member constituency No. 134. Yabloko also nominated Ksenia Cherepanova, head of the public organisation The Regional Centre for Human Rights to run in the by-election of deputies of the Novgorod Regional Duma


The Novgorod Yabloko also nominated candidates for the heads of Yermolinsky, Trubichinsky and Savinsky rural settlements in the Novgorod region. Yabloko candidates also participate in the elections of several councils of deputies: in the Tesovo-Netylsky, Yermolinsky, Savinsky, Trubichinsky rural settlements, and the Krestetsky urban settlement.


Emilia Slabunova emphasised that Anna Cherepanova, the party’s candidate at the by-elections to the State Duma, the current deputy of the Duma of Novgorod, has already made a lot of efforts to stop the thoughtless optimisation carried out by Governor Andrei Nikitin and Antonina Savolyuk, regional healthcare minister.

Photo: An interview

It should be noted that the Novgorod branch of Yabloko went on a picket in support of the dismissed doctors of the children’s regional hospital. In winter, the party’s regional branch also held a rally against healthcare optimisation in Okulovka. In addition, the regional Yabloko office organised a rally against the closure of a round-the-clock hospital in the regional hospital of Shimsk in the Novgorod region, as well as a rally against the closure of the hospital in the village of Moshensky. On 13 July, the regional branch of the party organised a rally in Novgorod in support of the dismissed doctors of the the otolaryngology department of the children’s regional hospital, as well as against “optimisation” of the health care in the region.


Anna Cherepanova, leader of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, spoke about the crisis of the healthcare system in the region from the rostrum of the regional Duma. The leader of the Novgorod Yabloko stressed that the irresponsible policies of the authorities turned the Novgorod region into a suicide region.


The attention of Yabloko’s deputies will also be directed at solving political problems: canceling the municipal filter in gubernatorial elections, returning direct elections of city mayors, electoral reform, repealing the law on disrespect of authority.


Serious legislative measures to combat corruption, introduction of mandatory separate collection of garbage and creation of conditions for a small businesses that can work in the field of garbage processing – all these tasks will be solved by Yabloko candidates if elected, Emilia Slabunova stressed.


Honest, principled and incorruptible – this is how Yabloko leader described Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch of the party, nominated by the party at the by-election to the State Duma. “Our candidate has a whole set of qualities that will allow her to be a real defender of the interests of Novgorod residents,” Slabunova noted. “Residents will not only not be ashamed of such a deputy, they will be proud of her, they will feel that they have someone to rely on in solving their problems.”


Speaking about Ksenia Cherepanova, head of the Regional Centre for Human Rights public organisation and Yabloko candidate for deputies of the Novgorod Regional Duma, Slabunova noted that Ksenia would be able to competently solve any issues as a deputy.


In the evening, at the rally “Let Us Protect the Novgorod Healthcare!”, Emilia Slabunova said in her speech, “Everything is fine with medicine, we have wonderful doctors, but we have problems with the organisation of healthcare, for which the authorities are responsible, so that all the achievements of modern medicine would work for the people! ”

Photo: Rally. 


According to Slabunova, what has political reasons can only be changed with political tools. “To do this, you need to change politicians, elect differentr deputies to the State and regional Duma,” Slabunova said.


The rally participants adopted a resolution, “We, the participants of the rally in defense of the Novgorod medicine, demand the resignation of Governor Andrei Nikitin, the government of the Novgorod region, and regional Minister of Healthcare Antonina Savolyuk for the collapse of the healthcare system in the Novgorod region and massive violation of citizens’ rights to affordable and high-quality medical care. We urge all to come to the elections on 8 September and change the anti-people power ”.