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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

Mitrokhin: I will return Moscow to small business which suffered from Sobyanin in the first place

Press Release, August 21, 2013

A round table on the problems of the small business and its development  perspectives after the election of a new Moscow Mayor “Small business goes to the Moscow Mayoral elections” was conducted at International University, Moscow, on August 21.1185515_579676008745942_2142310531_n

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin was the only candidate for Moscow Mayor, who was present at the meeting. The temporary acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Mikhail Degtyaryov (LDPR), Nikolai Levichev (Just Russia) ignored the event, Alexei Navalny (RPR-PARNAS) and Ivan Melnikov sent their representatives.


Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin

Sergei Mitrokhin opened the event. He said that his slogan “I will return Moscow to the Muscovites” directly concerns the small business as it suffered from Sobyanin’s new team in the first place. It started with the mopping-up of stalls, kiosks and stands. “A lot of work places, the right and freedom to do business, the real estate items which they rented were taken away from the entrepreneurs”. YABLOKO leader told that at the request of the residents he stopped the demolition of a grocery store in the Altufyevo district and about his inspection at the Vikhino market. According to Sergei Mitrokhin, Sobyanin mops up markets to do public relations on the struggle against illegal immigrants, but the residents suffer from it as buying the products at a market is cheaper and more profitable.

Another problem of small business is corruption. “We know how the tenders for the city’s order are placed. Small business just cannot squeeze into it”, said Mitrokhin. He also said that the role of the small business in Moscow is a lot smaller than it could be. “Small business is viewed as an interference. Mercenary economic interests stay behind it:  monopolistic trading networks and supermarket which are easy to deal with and get rewards from them. The absence of small business is in the interests of these monopolies”, said the candidate for Moscow Mayor Mitrokhin.


Deputy head of International University’s department Anna Anfimova, chair of the All-Russian movement “For Fair Market” Ilya Khandrikov, compere of the meeting Vladimir Maslakov

“The antimonopoly policy, competition and the support in the  other spheres are vital”, said Ilya Khandrikov,  the organiser of the meeting, chair of the All-Russian movement “For Fair Market”.

The participants of the round table discussed the problems of the lease and selling the premises for the entrepreneurs. According to Sergei Mitrokhin, the period of redemption of the non-residential premises, which the entrepreneurs rent, should be increased. “The city should get rid of unprofitable premises, they should be handed to the small business. The lease is a hook and a stranglehold for the small business”, said Mitrokhin.

The entrepreneurs, who were present at the meeting, told about the problems that they face. Nadejda  Baranova suffered from corruption of the officials, who didn’t allow her business to develop. Larisa Pak, who opened a cafe, became a victim of racket. Tatiana Vasilkova, the establisher of  a learning clubs for children network, told about the disproportional material costs which accompany the business and about financing problems.

Ilya Khandrikov believes that the entrepreneurs should consolidate. “If we want our business to be developed, then we should create a system of entrepreneurs’ communities which should  assume responsibility for economy management and solve the following issues: filling the market with goods and services, protecting the business as a class, providing  qualitative goods, providing labour force”.


Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva, Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin, an individual entrepreneur Alexander Simakov

The participants of the round table came to the conclusion that one of the main problems of the small business development is the absence of the dialogue between the authorities and entrepreneurs. They are the two structures that exist separately. Sergei Mitrokhin pays special attention to this problem in his electoral programme. He believes there should be many platforms where the authority and small business will be able to discuss the legislation and Moscow’s government’s regulation with the assistance of the experts and lawyers. According to Mitrokhin, such organisations should receive part of the state responsibility and be involved in the active organisation of the city’s order placement.

Mitrokhin said that there are nearly no representatives of the small business in the housing and public utilities sphere, though there should be. In his programme Mitrokhin proposes to close the local housing maintenance offices and delegate their functions to the local government, which will solve this issue openly and organise the tenders for the placement of the city’s order which will lead to the dramatic increase of the small business fraction in the distribution of the city’s order. Mitrokhin also said that one of the points of his programme is the abolition of the Moscow’s government’s regulation on the out-of court demolition of the non-stationary retail facilities. Sergei Mitrokhin believes that a lot depends on the Moscow Mayor. He can improve the regulatory environment significantly, thus improving the business climate in the city.

In the conclusion of the meeting the entrepreneurs gave their advice to the candidates for Moscow Mayor. Alexander Korshunov, vice-president of Moscow’s entrepreneurs association, said that he would like to see the Mayor that wouldn’t promote himself on every TV channel, but would roll up his sleeves and set to work and give the opportunity to work to the others. Stanislav Minayev, chair of the public organisation “Small Business Entrepreneurs”, believes that the new Mayor should stress the advantage of the small business over the big business. Tatyana Vasilkova asked to reconsider the charging scheme and return the 14 percent payroll tax rate, now it is 30 percent. The entrepreneur Svetlana Kirnarskaya recommended to pay attention to the young entrepreneurs, who are being enticed abroad. A self-employed entrepreneur Alexander Simakov proposed to find a mechanism which will help the entrepreneurs, who suffered from the actions of the present Mayor.

Vladimir Maskalov, a professor at International University, the compere of the event, concluded:” It’s important for the business that at any change in the power structure the improvements took place”.