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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 revealed the message of his presidential campaign: free elections, free economy and free people

Press Release, 21.09.2017

_mg_1514-700x467On 21 September, Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, whom the party intends to nominate for the 2018 presidential election, revealed the key messages of his election campaign at a press conference at the Interfax news agency. The press conference was also attended by deputy heads of Yabloko Nikolay Rybakov and Alexander Gnezdilov.

The leaders of Yabloko reiterated that the first stage of Grigory Yavlinsky’s campaign was held this summer and was called Time to Return Home. The party held an all-Russian collection of signatures in favour of Russia’s withdrawal from the war in Syria and allocation of funds spent on the military operation for Russia’s domestic social and economic development. The collection of signatures took place in 55 Russian cities, and Yabloko managed to enlist the support of 107,000 citizens. Yabloko is confident that half of Russian society shares this position, referring both to the experience of the campaign and the latest public opinion polls. Now, Time to Return Home will be transferred into an online mode: the party launched a special website where the collection of signatures continues. More information about the campaign Time to Return Home can be found here.

According to Yavlinsky, the party will present the main points of the economic and domestic policy programme within the second stage of the campaign.

One of the basic requirements of the programme is the return of direct elections of mayors, governors and senators. “We will conduct the same field campaign, and we will campaign for direct choices of mayors, governors and members of the Federation Council in offline mode,” Yavlinsky said also adding that the party considers this to be the most important topic of the domestic policy proceeding at least from the experience of Yabloko’s allies Galina Shirshina (the elected mayor of Petrozavodsk, suspended from office) and Yevgeny Roizman (the head of Yekaterinburg, who was not allowed to run in the gubernatorial elections by the authorities in the summer of 2017).

Speaking about the economic agenda, Yavlinsky emphasized the need for a radical change in priorities in the budgetary policy – a transfer from militarism and support of state corporations and bureaucracy to the knowledge-based economy and development of human capital, and increase of spending on education, healthcare, science and culture.

In addition, the party will insist on a more equitable distribution of taxes between the federal centre, Russian regions and municipalities: “We believe that a correct budget policy in our present economic situation should target a sharp increase in budget revenues and distribution of collected taxes in equal shares between the federal centre, the regions and local self-government bodies,” Yavlinsky stressed.

Yavlinsky also spoke about The Economic Manifesto of Yabloko envisaging reduction of the state’s participation in the economy. “The state behaves like a corporation,” Yavlinsky said. “The state has now a 70 per cent presence in the banking sector. This means that there is no banking system. They only need to return the Gosplan (the body responsible for economic planning in the Soviet plan-based economy)! ” the candidate for president noted ironically.

Yavlinsky also said that the key social and economic task should be the creation of a broad middle class of owners due to guarantees of the rights for every Russian citizen for his/her share in the national wealth. This can be ensued by Yavlinsky’s programme  of mass-scale transfer of land into the ownership of citizens for individual housing construction, aimed at securing of the most important economic assets – land and real estate – for the middle class.

“Our key task is a free person in Russia. This is a person who can, without fear, engage in creative work, tell what he thinks, do not sacrifice his/her individuality, resist servility, slavery, lack of culture, aggression and greed we see in abundance now,” Grigory Yavlinsky concluded.

The Yabloko party congress held in February 2016 adopted a decision on Grigory Yavlinsky participation in the presidential election (in March 2018). No Yabloko will have to collect at least 100,000 voters’ signatures so that to register its candidate in the election campaign. In should be noted that one region can not give more than 2.500 signatures.