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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

Liquidation of hospitals represents a blow on Muscovites’ health

Press Release, 22.10.2014

The Regional Council of the Moscow branch of the YABLOKO party demands from the government to Moscow to abolish its plans on urgent reduction of the number of hospitals and the total number of beds, runs the statement adopted by the Regional Council.

The Moscow branch of YABLOKO considers such liquidation of [allegedly redundant] hospitals be a crime against Muscovites and urges city officials to regard construction of modern health care institutions as infrastructure facilities, as health is more important than roads, transport, tile paving and coloured lights on the sidewalks.

The Regional branch of the YABLOKO party in Moscow also demands that a monitoring of (forecasted) and evidence-based examination of the needs of the residents of each Moscow district in hospitals and their profile; planning and launch of construction of large multi-profile hospitals on the basis of monitoring the real needs of Muscovites; revision of budget expenditures and allocation of more funds for health care at abolishing of large-scale “aesthetic projects.”

Moscow Government adopted “The Schedule of Changes in the Release of the Property” envisaging liquidation of 28 hospitals of 2015. The authenticity of the document was confirmed by Leonid Pechatnikov, Deputy Mayor for Social Policies.

Reduction in the number of doctors has already begun, including those from the hospitals that were not included in this list.

At the same time Moscow has been spending billions of roubles on doubtful road construction, “beautification” of parks, super expensive tile paving and decoration of streets with benches and street lights.

“The priority items in the Moscow budget should be health care, rather than decoration of streets,” runs the statement of the Regional Council.

Since January 2015, Moscow will completely abolish budget financing of city hospitals transferring them into “multi-channel” financing (partially from the city budget, partially from the funds of obligatory medical insurance, as well as paid services and other non-government sources of funding).

In addition, wage pay of medical personnel is calculated differently. Earlier the tariffs of obligatory medical insurance covered each day of a patient in hospital and every medical manipulation, so some hospitals tried to ensure that patients stay in the hospital as long as possible, often without the necessary bases. In 2014 all were proposed to transfer to the clinical and statistical groups method envisaging that a hospital gets some average remuneration for treatment of a patient with a specific diagnosis. If a patient’s treatment turned out to be cheaper and faster, then the excess of the funds remains in the hospital, if it is more expensive, then the hospital loses money. However, this not very humane method is better than the trivial per bed costs, and for competent managers it is a chance to gradually improve the quality of services provided there is budget support to health care.

However, this method has been used in Moscow only as an experiment and only in four hospitals. And Muscovites have not got any information on its outcome yet.

At present there has been no research on how many hospital beds are needed in Moscow. Taking into account only permanent residents of the city is non-academic: Moscow has long ago become an agglomeration with several million unregistered people who also require health care. The Moscow Department of Health Care neither gave any justification of the number of beds required, nor the profile of treatment needed. For example, it was proposed to close two psychiatric hospitals treating almost 700 people at present.

Consequently, doctors will get more pay, but this will refer only to those who are not discharged; but the amount of work for them will increase, as well as their fatigue and nervousness. The quality and efficiency of work in such conditions is unlikely to improve.

The Regional Council of the Moscow YABLOKO notes that this sharp decline in the number of hospitals will hit all the payers of population, the middle class in the first place.