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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

Grigory Yavlinsky drew up the results of work of the YABLOKO faction in the spring session of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly

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Grigory Yavlinsky, head of YABLOKO faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, summed up the work of the faction in the spring session.

Yavlinsky noted that the key directions of his work remained budget and budget process, housing and utilities sector, in particular, combined heat and power, as well as long-term development of St. Petersburg. In the spring session this work resulted in seven key legislative proposals in total.

The efforts of the YABLOKO faction led to the formation of a commission for improvement of the efficiency of budget expenditures in St. Petersburg. Governor Georgy Poltavchenko decided to create such a commission basing of Grigory Yavlinsky’s proposal in the fall of 2014, however, the commission was founded only nine months later.

The commission is headed by Governor Poltavchenko, and his deputies are Vice Governor Mikhail Mokretsov and Grigory Yavlinsky. “I am sure that the participation of the Governor in the work will make decisions of the Commission binding,” Yavlinsky noted.

The tasks of the Commission are as follows: analysis of budget expenditures, discussion and drafting of normative acts and regulations, examination of proposals for improving the work of the officials – the measures that will improve the efficiency of budget spending.

According to Yavlinsky, non-transparency of the budget creates a big problem and is prone of corruption. Also Yavlinsky noted that significant budget funds were spent without due calculations and justification. Non-implementation of the budget represented another problem.

YABLOKO’s draft law on the improvement of the budgeting process, which addresses these and many other problems, was resisted by the city administration and the deputies of the Legislative Assembly. Nevertheless, Yavlinsky said that the faction would insist proposing the draft law for a vote of the Legislative Assembly in the beginning of the next session.

According to Yavlinsky, another important project for him was development of the Conceptual Development Strategy for the Metropolis “Greater St. Petersburg. The 21st Century “. The strategy was developed by a group of experts headed by Grigory Yavlinsky.

One of the goals of the concept is coordination of positions on the key issues of urban development between St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region for the effective development of agglomeration the Greater St. Petersburg. It is important that coordination should take place not only between the authorities of the two regions, but participation of the society and business should be also very important.

Yavlinsky stressed that the Concept represented an attempt to create a common model of planning and development for a large city and its region. The strategy was published on the Internet, so that to allow for public comment and experts’ proposals. Grigory Yavlinsky presented the strategy at the First International Forum of Spatial Development:

Another important area of work of the YABLOKO faction was housing and utilities sector. Yavlinsky stressed that this topic was very important for St. Petersburg as it was experiencing large problems in heat supply and housing repairs. This sector had been non-transparent and extremely inefficient. Grigory Yavlinsky said that with the cost of gas several times lower than in Europe, St. Petersburg residents had to pay for heat almost as much as Europeans.

Accordinng to Yavlinsky, the present St. Petersburg heat delivery scheme until 2030, approved by the Ministry of Energy, had never been with experts and contained gross errors.

YABLOKO developed proposals for a radical improvement of the heat and electricity markets and use of energy-efficient technologies. These proposals were submitted to Arkady Dvorkovich, Vice Premier of the Russian Federation.

In addition, YABLOKO developed basic principles for a comprehensive programme of modernisation of the heating system and capital repairs of housing. Such a programme would save an enormous amount of heat and thus significantly reducing the final cost to consumers. Finally Vice Governor Igor Albin made a corresponding order based on YABLOKO’s proposals.

YABLOKO’s proposals for the housing and utilities sector were presented at a round table at the Third Russian International Energy Forum.