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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 visited Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, to support Yabloko candidates in the election to the Assembly of City Representatives

Press Release, 29.08.2019

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova arrived in Vladikavkaz, capital of North Ossetia-Alania, on a two-day visit so that to support Yabloko candidates in the election to the Assembly of City Representatives.

Yabloko’s list for the election includes 14 candidates and is topped by Badri Gazzati, leader of the North Ossetian Yabloko and Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper “Ossetia. A Free Viewpoint”. Gennady Betrozov, director of the Bashnya Zhizni (Life Tower) charity foundation, is number two on the list, and businessman Andrei Vinarsky closes the top three.


During her visit, Emilia Slabunova held a working meeting with Rustem Kelekhsaev, head of the administration of the head of North Ossetia and the government of the Republic. Emilia Slabunova emphasised at the meeting that the republic has enormous potential, which is not used to the full extent.


Photo from left to right: Anatoly Sidakov, curator of the party’s branches in the North Caucasus, Rustem Kelekhsaev, Emilia Slabunova and Badri Gazzati


Slabunova outlined a number of problems in the region, the solution of which the party will seek. One of them is the situation with the Electrozinc plant. Recently, the plant, which is dangerous for the life and health of the region’s residents, has been closed, among other things, thanks to the efforts of Yabloko: for many years, the party sought to liquidate it.


Emilia Slabunova spoke about the need for reclamation of the territory of the plant and recultivation of the land outside it. She also emphasised the need for in-depth medical examination for residents of Vladikavkaz, and basing on the results of such examination – development of a programme for rehabilitation of residents and detoxification of the territory of the plant.


Slabunova also pointed out the need to develop a programme for employment of the staff of the plant and publicly informing residents of the republic about environmental situation. Environmental monitoring and its results should be accessible to citizens, Slabunova stressed.


Slabunova also touched on the topic of low salaries of teachers. The average salary of teachers in the region following the results of the first half of this year is less than 26.500 roubles — this is lower than the average salary of teachers in Russia and the average salary in the region.


The politician also talked about the need to solve the problem of provision of land to the North Ossetian peasants, the development strategy of the republic and solution of the problems of those who suffered from the terrorist attack in Beslan School No. 1 on 1 September, 2004.


“We need a law on the status of victims of political repression, and the republic could initiate this law,” Slabunova said. “The housing issues have been resolved, but at the same time there is a problem with rehabilitation of these people.” We need a serious rehabilitation programme at the level of the Ministry of Health of the republic, she added. Slabunova also stressed the importance of conducting a meaningful independent investigation into the causes of the tragedy, identifying the real culprits of the huge number of victims.


At the meeting with voters Slabunova confirmed the party’s willingness to solve these problems. “It is important that deputies from Yabloko come to the Assembly of Representatives of Vladikavkaz. No other party will put the solution to these issues on the agenda,” she said.


Emilia Slabunova also met with Yabloko candidates and thanked them for their courage. “Thank you for your fighting spirit, for participating in elections from an opposition party in an aggressive, toxic socio-political environment,” she said.


Badri Gazzati, Chairman of the North Ossetian Yabloko, emphasised that the campaign was taking place under difficult conditions: the ruling party seized all advertising resources, hindering the campaign. “However, despite this, we still hope for a successful outcome and party representation in the Assembly of City Representatives,” he said.


At the press conference, the politicians talked about Yabloko’s electoral programme. In case of victory, party deputies will engage in “garbage” reform: ensuring separate collection and recycling of garbage.


Yabloko also advocates the support and development of environmentally friendly transport: the development of tram traffic and restoration of trolleybus services.


Emilia Slabunova emphasised that “one of the points of the party’s programme is modern budget policies, when the priority is given to the interests of city residents.” Today the share of environmental expenditures in the city budget is only 4,4 mln roubles, i.e., 0.01% of the budget, and only 10 mln for physical education and sports, i.e.0.2%.


Modernisation of the housing and utilities system, development of institutions of culture and fight against corruption – all this will become important tasks for MPs from the party, Emilia Slabunova emphasised.


Photo: At School No. 1 in Beslan


Slabunova also met with representatives of the public organisations founded after the act of terror in Beslan School No.1 so that to help the victims and their relatives: Susanna Dudieva (Mothers of Beslan) and Ella Kesaeva (Voice of Beslan). The politician visited the scene of the tragedy – School No. 1 in Beslan and the memorial cemetery “The City of Angels” (where the victims of the terrorist attack are buried), where she commemorated the victims.


Photo: At the memorial The City of Angels