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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 visits Kaliningrad within the framework of Grigory Yavlinsky presidential campaign

Press Release, 08.02.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova began her visit to Kaliningrad, Russia’s Western region, within the framework of Grigory Yavlinsky presidential campaign.

The two-day visit of Yabloko Chair started with a meeting with truck drivers protesting against the installation of a truck weighing station in the Kaliningrad region. From now on every passing truck should be automatically weighed, and if a maximum permissible weight is exceeded, the driver receives a fine.

“We have recently weighed three vehicles six times, and the error of the scales reached 4 per cent,” trucker drivers complain. “So it turns out that the price of a 160 kg error is half of driver’s working day, plus there is a fine for the organisation.”

According to Emilia Slabunova, 68 per cent of the roads in the Kaliningrad region do not meet the req

uired standards, and such extortions could be avoided in case of redistribution of budget money. “There is a way out of the situation, and it is quite obvious: 1 per cent of the GDP, the funds that are spent on defense and the army, can be redistributed in favour of construction and repair of roads,” the politician noted.

Emilia Slabunova also visited the wheelchair manufacturing plant of Roman Aranin, a Russian inventor who founded a company for production of wheelchairs and other products for people with disabilities. Workers of the enterprise, including employees with disabilities, create unique wheelchairs with caterpillar traverse, floating wheelchairs, platform elevators and wheelchairs that can step up and down the stairs.


Yabloko’s Chairman noted that the living and working conditions of people with disabilities are constantly in the party’s focus of attention, and in November 2017, the Bureau of Yabloko following consultations and meetings with specialists, adopted a statement on the need to create a society of unlimited possibilities and build a socially responsible state.


About 71,500 people with disabilities live in the Kaliningrad region, and 20,500 of them are able-bodied, however, only a quarter of them have such an opportunity, Emilia Slabunova said. “Russia buys about 100,000 electric wheelchairs annually, almost all of them are imported. And here they produce wheelchairs of a new generation. There should be a state programme to provide people with disabilities with such devices,” she stressed.

Emilia Slabunova also visited an enterprise for the production of window constructions and discussed the problems of local entrepreneurs.






At a meeting with residents of Kaliningrad Yabloko Chair discussed the problems of the whole region and ways to solve.

She cited data on the average wage in the region: as of the end of 2017, according to the Federal State Statistics Service, it was 31,166 rubles (approx.. USD 519), 30 per cent less than in the North-West Federal District of Russia,  ​​and 20 per cent lower than the average salary in Russia. Kaliningrad is ranked 62nd as of the quality of public services in major cities of Russia.


It is possible to change the situation by choosing the alternative offered by Grigory Yavlinsky in his presidential programme “The Road to the Future”. Its first strategic direction is the fight against poverty. “The government says that we have 14 per cent of the poor, which is 19 million people out of 140 million – one out of seven. But we call the poor those who have income below the subsistence level. But they are not just poor, they are the poorest.  Those who have wages below the national average should be called poor,” Slabunova said.

One of the measures to address the problem of poverty should be exemption of those who have income at the level of the subsistence minimum from the income tax.

Another strategic task for Grigory Yavlinsky as Yabloko’s presidential candidate is to change the budget policies, the structure of the redistribution of taxes collected in the regions. “In the Kaliningrad region 72 per cent of taxes go to the federal budget, 8 per cent remain in the urban and rural settlements, 20 per cent in the regional budget. We propose the following: 33 per cent should stay with the local authorities, 33 per cent at the regional level, and 34 per cent at the federal level. Only under such conditions it will be possible to switch on all the mechanisms for creation of a normal business climate on every level,” Emilia Slabunova noted.

The programme of Yabloko’s presidential candidate also assumes absolute budget transparency against the current 20 per cent of its classified articles, and a change in the structure of budget expenditures: reduction of expenditures for military purposes and the law enforcement and redistribution of expenses in favour of education and health care.


Implementation of the program “Land – Houses – Roads” is another strategic task. The programme envisages allocation of plots of land for families to build a house, but the state must at the same time provide the site with all the necessary infrastructure.

“Grigory Yavlinsky knows how to bring the economy and the country out of the crisis, so you have to come and vote for different policies, for the future,” she concluded.