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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: “Never vote against, vote for”

Speech at the debates on the television Channel One

Channel One, 01.03.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky, candidate for the presidency of Russia, discussed Russia’s financial and economic policies with candidates for the post of head of the state during the debates on the television Channel One on the 1 of March. The candidate from the Yabloko party told about low income families and offered to cancel the income tax for them, and also spoke about his programme Housing-Land-Roads targeted at boosting domestic demand and encouraging of economic development.

Yavlinsky plans to take part in all the television debates. The schedule of the broadcasts for the current week can be found here.

Transcript of Grigory Yavlinsky speech

GRIGORY YAVLINSKY: Speaking of all that we have heard here, yesterday I spoke with a woman who is a shift supervisor at a confectionery factory. [She has] a family of four people: a husband, [who is [a technician in an air squadron] and two children. The total income of the family amounts to 30,000 rubles [approximately Euro 428). They are skilled people. The income is 30,000. The family pays 7,000 for housing and utilities, 2,500 for a kindergarten, and 1,500 for a school. Plus a [mandatory] fee for [future] capital repairs of their block of flats. Look at what is left: the entire family lives below the poverty line. I suggest that the income tax is abolished for all people whose families live below the poverty line.

Second. There are huge problems in depressed regions, where people receive 14,000 roubles of average salaries (e.g., in Kalmykia), 16,000 roubles (e.g., in Pskov). It is It is impossible to comprehend. In Russia in the 21 century people get such a low income. We will open accounts [for such people] and make a basic income. The basic income for depressed regions will be for pensioners, for those who are not able to work, for the poorest people. Thus, we will increase domestic demand. [We will open] savings accounts for people from their birth to 18 years. They will thus accumulate the amount with which they can at least begin [their grownup] life. I have made calculations [of the exact amount]. Until 18 years there will be accumulated maybe not a very large amount as a percentage of the oil and gas sales [by the Russian Federation], but 1 million rubles can be accumulated. One begin [a grownup] life with this. These are only the first measures that are necessary for all discussed here, about overcoming poverty.

ANCHOR: Grigory Alekseyevich, let me ask a naive question. On the one hand, you propose to abolish all taxes, except for the income tax. On the other hand, if I understand you correctly, you propose to develop science, and many other spheres. But where will you take the money to develop science and pay salaries?

GRIGORY YAVLINSKY: It is not difficult. Just imagine that inappropriate expenditures of ministries and departments annually range from 600 to 700 billion rubles. Construction of the stadium in St. Petersburg cost 45 billion rubles. Dividends from Rosneft and Gazprom that they do not pay amount to 700 billion rubles, despite the fact that these are state-owned companies, and so on ad infinitum. Let us return to the heart of the matter.

I want to tell you how today we can pursue the policy that will ensure economic growth and domestic demand For ten years I have been developing a programme called Housing-Land-Roads. This is the programme targeted at the emergence of the owner of housing on his own land in Russia. This is an extremely important programme, because it creates a feeling for people that they have their own land. For example, 30 hectare can be obtained free of charge in the European part of Russia, 60 acres behind the Urals, in order to build your own house for your own family. And the entire infrastructure (roads, gas supply, electricity and water supply) can and should be provided by the state at the expense of oil, gas and weapons revenues, which we have discussed here. This is 1.8 billion square meters of housing. Such a programme in the next six years will be expensive [amounting to] 13 trillion rubles. But, having a weapons programme of 22 trillion, [the state] can share and can easily move in this direction.

The second direction for creating incentives for development is aligning the regions through a more equitable distribution of funds from the federal budget.

Dear friends, let me share with you one idea, but it is very important: never vote against, vote for. You can not be against everything and against all. This is nonsense. You need to see what you need to vote for. And I will tell you what you need to vote for. If you ask me very briefly: “How can we make the Russian economy grow?” I would answer in two words, I have been doing this for 40 years, I would tell you: freedom and law. And the law should be the same for everyone. And private property should be inviolable. Here are the three simple rules on which the Russian economy will grow. It is true that for many hundreds of years in Russia have not managed to create a dynamic modern economy. But now we will succeed. Because in the 21st century the economy built by free people, people who are able to use creativity and people who enjoy equal conditions for all. Freedom of creativity and equal conditions for all – this is what our life requires, this is what the 21st century economy needs. Because the economy of the 21 century is created only by people who are respected and who respect themselves, respect their government and respect their state. This is the condition for building a new economy. And then we will abolish VAT for machine builders, and then we will solve all other problems.