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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

Nikolai Rybakov in Voronezh: on charitable foundations, helping the homeless and preservation of historical buildings

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 01.09.2021

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov at the DobroSvet charitable foundation for helping children

We spent the day in Voronezh together with Tatyana Shkred, Chair of the regional branch of the party, candidate for elections Alexander Strelnikov and the team of the Voronezh branch of Yabloko.

The morning began with an interview to KP. Together with journalist Viktor Leshakov, we discussed the Yabloko programme, the causes of catastrophic mortality from COVID, the ecology of the region, the party’s proposals on creation of a modern economy in Russia and reduction of poverty.


At a meeting with Alena Stepakina and Natalia Obraztsova, the heads of the Voronezh charitable Foundation DobroSvet for children with cancer, we were told about the work of the foundation and the action that takes place on the eve of 1 September – “A Bouquet of Kindness”.


The essence of the action is simple: instead of many bouquets [that children present to their teachers of the first school day] on 1 September, children and their parents who decided to take part in the action give the teacher one bouquet from the whole class (each student comes with one rose). The rest of the money that was planned to be spent on flowers, the parents send to help children with cancer in Voronezh.


If a large number of classes take part in the action, it will be possible to provide very tangible assistance. If 200,000 schoolchildren refuse from bouquets on the Day of Knowledge [1 September] in Voronezh only, the average cost of which is 300 roubles, then 60 million roubles can be raised for the treatment of children with cancer! Similar actions are taking place in Moscow and other cities.


Indeed, thanks to foundations such as DobroSvet, many lives have been saved. But Yabloko believes that the state is obliged to undertake any expensive treatment for children.


After the charitable foundation, we went to a meeting with Mikhail Zhidkov, the head physician of the Voronezh Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital N1, who showed us a new children’s hospital building under construction, where children with cancer will be also treated. The hospital will be equipped with modern medical equipment, which, given the resources that Russia disposes of, should be in every region in the 21st century. But unfortunately, in our country, the construction of such modern medical centres is rare. On the contrary, hospitals are closed across the country every year, and staff are laid off or forced to leave the hospital by overwork and low salaries.


Photo: Nikolai Rybakov with the head physician of the Voronezh Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital No 1 Mikhail Zhidkov at the construction of a new children’s hospital block


In Russia, it is extremely important to develop not only the lowest level of health care, but also high-tech medicine; so that, using the modern achievements of science and medicine, people, first of all, children, could receive decent medical care.


Another important social topic was the closure of the Rassvet shelter for homeless people in Voronezh which we discussed together with community activists.


The local authorities are closing the shelter, which has been helping homeless people since 2009. People in need could receive assistance in the form of accommodation, food, clothing, medical and legal assistance in this organisation.


At the moment, there is no state institution in Voronezh where it is possible to organise the stay of homeless citizens. Previously, Rassvet sent most of the people to the volunteer shelter, which was situated in 45th Strelkovoi Divizii street. Later, this shelter was closed by a court order. In July, at the suggestion of the head of the Kominternovsky District of Voronezh, homeless citizens were relocated to municipal residential premises. But a month later, literally on the eve of our arrival, representatives of the city administration asked the homeless to vacate these premises. The fact that the autumn-winter period was approaching did not bother the city authorities. I turned to the Governor of the Voronezh region with a demand to intervene in the situation and provide premises for accommodation of people, among whom there are people with disabilities, and theu have no one to take care of them but the state.


Photo: Nikolai Rybakov and Tatiana Shkred with community activists discuss the problem of closure of the Rassvet shelter for the homeless


Yabloko proposes to transfer part of state functions in the social sphere to public and charitable organisations. This also applies to care for homeless people.


Another problem which is worrying the residents of Voronezh is the demolition of the House of Culture of the 50th Anniversary of the October Revolution, or “The Fifty”, as the locals call it.


The recreation centre was built in 1967 and was previously owned by the Khrunichev State Space Research and Production Centre, but was sold together with the adjacent park at an auction. “The Fifty” went under the hammer for 509.4 million roubles to the company Axioma, which is engaged in the construction of new buildings in Voronezh. People are convinced that, according to the old tradition, they want to demolish the recreation centre and the park, and build up the area with high-rise buildings.


Voronezh residents are for the preservation of the legendary building and organised collection of signatures [under a petition for preservation of the centre], about 5,000 people signed it in a month.


Photo: Nikolai Rybakov, Tatiana Shkred, Alexander Strelnikov at a meeting with activists near the Palace of Culture named after the 50th Anniversary of the October Revolution.


In August, the Palace of Culture named after the 50th Anniversary of the October Revolution in Voronezh was included in the list of objects with signs of a cultural heritage. But literally before our arrival, it became known that the monumental mosaic in the hall of the Palace of Culture was dismantled along with a sign at the entrance. We will help people to defend the building, which is of great historical value for the city and personally for Voronezh residents.


The problem of preservation of the historical appearance of cities must be addressed at the federal level. It is necessary to preserve and restore such architectural monuments and structures either with the help of the funds of the municipality, or with the involvement of private business. But the preservation of the architectural heritage, the status of architectural monuments, including newly discovered ones, must be guaranteed by law.


Also I met with the Yabloko party’s activists in Voronezh, gave an interview to the local TV channel Gubernia and, together with the volunteers, finished the day by distributing Yabloko leaflets in the streets of evening Voronezh. This week we will visit Vladimir, Ufa and Tomsk.