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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 visited eight towns of the Maritime Territory in the Far East

Press Release, 3.08.2021

Photo: Sergei Poltorak, Marina Zheleznyakova and Nikolay Rybakov

From 30 July to 1 August, Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov visited eight towns of the Maritime (Primorsky) Territory: Artyom, Bolshoy Kamen, Fokino, Nakhodka, Partizansk, Arsenyev, Ussuriysk, as well as the village of Shkotovo. Marina Zheleznyakova, who tops the regional list of candidates of the party to the State Duma in the Maritime Territory, and Sergei Poltorak, the head of the Martime branch of the Yabloko party, and a group of young Yabloko activists from Vladivostok, went on the trip together with Rybakov.

In Artyom, the Yabloko leader met with the residents of a house which is unfit for living, nevertheless people live there in bad conditions. Despite the fact that residents of the house regularly pay for utilities, major repairs in this house have not been carried out for a very long time. Nikolai Rybakov noted that it is dangerous to live in such conditions. “Although the residents pay their utility bills, neither the management company nor the local authorities are ready to improve the living conditions of people. The situation cannot be changed without the intervention of the regional authorities. We will try to help people,” Rybakov said after the meeting.


In the village of Shkotovo, residents told Rybakov about the failed garbage reform. There are few waste collection areas in the streets of the village – people have to take their garbage a long way from their houses, the waste collection areas are situation a few blocks away from their houses.


“Every day we insist that it is time for us to start the separate collection of garbage, but people do not even have a common container near the house. And the head of the Shkotovsky disrtict, Viktor Mikhailov (member of the pro-government United Russia party), has been holding his post for 16 years,” Rybakov noted.


In the town of Bolshoy Kamen Rybakov and the leaders of Martime branch of Yabloko met with the head of the city Alexander Andryukhin and the Chairman of the City Duma Alexei Kuznetsov. At the meeting, they discussed problems that can not be changed without participation of the federal authorities.


One of the acute problems of Bolshoi Kamen is the provision of housing for the poor and orphans. As of January 1, 2021, the queue for such housing is 1,506 people (284 families). Based on the established norm in Bolshoy Kamen, the norm for the provision of living space is 13.5 square meters per person in a family, which means the town needs to build 20,000 square meters of social housing, but the town has no funds for this.


The second important problem of Bolshoy Kamen is personnel shortage in the social sector. The city received the status of a territory of advanced development, and enterprises with this status tempt specialists with large salaries. As a result, the social sector is left virtually without personnel.


It is increasingly difficult for the town to find specialists for the development of cultural and sports facilities (coaches, teachers, and educators), since the average salary in the advanced development enterprises is two times higher than in the social sphere. In the meantime, several social facilities will be built in the city by 2023, and they will require the involvement of 160 different specialists.


The shortage of personnel and the outflow of the population also occurred due to the closure of the branch of the Far Eastern State University in the city during the pandemic,  and 30% of the 1,500 students of the University come from Bolshoy Kamen.


According to the head of the town, before the closure of the University, the city was attractive for both students and teachers. Now, when young people were deprived of the opportunity to get a higher education and work in their hometown, they are leaving the town looking for better prospects in other places.


In Nakhodka, Marina Zheleznyakova, who has been helping residents in the fight against coal dust, demonstrated this environmental problem to Rybakov. In the Far East, coal is stored in open areas right in the sea ports. In winter, in dry weather, coal dust rising during transshipments into the air settles not only in the port, but it also covers the neighbouring territories, where residential buildings, social and children’s institutions are located. In windy weather, coal dust is carried over very long distances. Hence there emerge illness and premature death in the region. The topic of coal dust officially came into the federal agenda when, in June 2017,  a boy from Nakhodka complained to President Vladimir Putin during a direct line with the President about dust in the city due to the transshipment of coal at the port. Then the President instructed the Public Prosecutor General’s Office and the Ministry of Natural Resources to take measures to bring the work of the port of Nakhodka in line with environmental standards.


But nothing was done. “An open transshipment remained in the port. And for so many years the State Duma has not been able to pass a law that would protect the residents of the city from inhaling coal dust which is hazardous to life and health,” Marina Zheleznyakova said.


Photo: Nikolai Rybakov meets with residents of the house which is not fit for living in the city of Artyom


On the first day of the trip, the Yabloko leader also visited the town of Fokino, where he walked along the central streets, distributed leaflets with the Yabloko campaign team and talked with citizens.


The head of Yabloko visited the state natural marine reserve The Gulf Vostok of the Sea of ​​Japan. Professor Anatoly Drozdov of the National Research Centre for Marine Biology, located on the coast of the bay, told Rybakov about the work of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the study of endemics of the Sea of ​​Japan. Here Rybakov also met with the Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrei Adrianov, with whom he discussed the Russia’s role in the world in reducing the carbon footprint, the situation with fires and how Russia could remain “the lungs of the planet”.


On the second day of the trip, the Yabloko leader visited three more towns: Partizansk, Arsenyev and Ussuriysk.


In Partizansk, local residents came to meet with Nikolai Rybakov so that to tell him what conditions they have to live in their hometown.


For example Dina Nedbailova, one of the residents of Partizansk, a pensioner with a disability, a labour veteran, an honorary donor of Russia, who had worked all her life in coal mining, where she manually washed coal before it was exported abroad, was left without heating and water at her old age.

Photo: Dina Nedbailova (right)


Today she lives in her house of the 1930s without coal and water. In order to warm the house in the winter months, she has to burn electricity and pay 7,000 – 8,000 roubles every month for it, at an average pension in Russia of 15,000 ruobles. The pensioner was also left without running water. In the 21st century, when the government of the country is proud of intercontinental ballistic missiles and Nord Stream 2, citizens have neither heat nor clean drinking water in their homes.


Previously, water was taken from a water pump located near the house, but soon the water utility company cut it off, and the elderly woman was left without water. Her daughter, who works as a cook in a kindergarten, carries water to her mother in bottles several hundred meters away from her house. The water utility company periodically brings water in barrels to the pensioner, but this water is not clean drinking water.


Dina Nedbailova wrote to all possible authorities, so that the state help her solve the problem, but this did not happen. Nikolai Rybakov will try to help change the situation.


In Arsenyev, the Yabloko Chairman met with residents in the central streets of the city and answered questions. There are many young people in Arsenyev, who do not watch state propaganda TV channels, well understand the situation in the country and are determined to change it. The Yabloko party is well-known in Arsenyev.


The final point of the trip to the Maritime Territory was Ussuriysk. The Yabloko Chairman met with numerous residents of the city in the central square, spoke about Yabloko and the importance of the upcoming elections for them, their city and the country.


After a trip to the Martime Territory, Nikolai Rybakov visited Khabarovsk and Novosibirsk.