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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

Russia should change its foreign policy in such a way so that economic sanctions against it are cancelled

imageInterview by Emilia Slabunova, Expert magazine, 29.01.2016

The magazine Expert asked YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova a number of questions about the key economic and political priorities for 2016. The election campaign and the elections to the State Duma in the Fall will be the most important events of the year.

Expert: Should the law on the Central Bank be amended so that it would envisage Bank’s responsibility for economic?

Slabunova: It does not make any sense. According to Article 4 of the Law “On the Central Bank” the monetary policy “is developed and carried out” “in cooperation with the Government”. This is the instrument the Central Bank uses so that to influence the economy. And, according to the law, it is not the only instrument. There is no need to introduce the norms into the law that will not add anything [to the functionality of the Bank] and will not facilitate the solution of the current economic problems of our country.

In addition, today we are facing the problem of a drop of the GDP by 4 per cent as of 2015, rather than “economic growth”. This is a very large drop. And the government has to solve this problem.

Expert: Do you think that it is necessary in the present socio-economic situation to amend the policies of the government, and if changes are needed, what changes should be made?

Slabunova: The first and the key decision should be made by President: the foreign policy should be changed policy in such a way so that economic sanctions against Russia are cancelled. Most importantly, we need access to the global capital markets. This is a very important condition for the earliest possible stop the recession and the subsequent recovery. This decision should be taken as soon as possible.

The government’s fiscal policy should serve to the objectives of stopping the economic recession. Today they are discussing sequestration of the recently adopted federal budget by 10 per cent. Does the government realize that it may affect the economic recession? WE do not hear from the Government any concerns in this respect, as if such a problem does not exist.

The preset budget is with deficit 3 per cent of the GDP. In absolute terms, this is about 2.4 trillion roubles. A cut by 10 per cent makes about 1.6 trillion roubles. The question is in the degree – what deficit we can afford. There is the Reserve Fund and, at worst, the National Welfare Fund. They can be used as sources for covering additional deficit. If we adopt a more moderate proposal, then it makes sense at least not to cut the expenditure part so dramatically, or not to cut it at all.

Opening the access to the international capital markets for the country and controlling the recession by means of fiscal policies – that is what I consider the top priority.

Expert: What is your opinion, which political agenda will dominate the election campaign and the primaries of the [ruling] United Russia [party]? Will the crisis affect the results of the parliamentary elections and the political situation in the country in general?

Slabunova: The crisis will obviously affect it and has already been affecting it. Drop of real incomes and living standards will enhance the protest moods. Socio-economic issues will dominate election campaigns. I think that United Russia may face an acute question of the efficiency of governing at its primaries.

Expert: What do you expect from the new composition of the State Duma? Do you think that the mechanisms of primaries and general attention to the political competition will lead to the emergence of new persons, ideas and competences in the big-league politics?

Slabunova: For our country, it is already vital that the parliament would have strong real opposition. Our party has been preparing for elections and we will spare no effort to ensure that the YABLOKO faction emerges in the State Duma. The emergence of new leaders and, consequently, ideas and competences will be facilitated by free political competition, equal conditions for all the political forces in media coverage and fair elections, rather than primaries.