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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

Social Сontract between the Yabloko party and the citizens of Russia


Signed by candidates

from the Yabloko party

to the State Duma of

the Russian Federation

September 07, 2021


Signed by citizens of

the Russian Federation

during voting

at polling stations

September 19, 2021


We, the candidates for deputies of the State Duma of Russia, nominated by the Yabloko party, conclude a Social Contract with the citizens of our country, which we promise to fulfill in full, professionally, honestly and consistently, representing the interests of our voters.

Picture: Expenditure on the Maintenance of the State Duma

13,043,686,900 bln roubls per year:

– deputies’ wage pay: 6,6 bln roubles per year;

– supporting of a deputy: 3,5 mln roubles per month;

– maintaining a car for a deputy: 2 mln roubles per year.



In case of our election to the State Duma, we publicly promise to work honestly, openly and exclusively in the interests of our voters.


We are part of the people of Russia, we are against benefits and privileges for the people’s deputies, and therefore, we declare that from the first day of the work of the State Duma of the new convocation, members of the Yabloko faction will refuse parliamentary benefits and privileges:



– undertake to monthly transfer the difference between the salary of a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and the average salary in Moscow (with a faction of 30 people this amount will total per year at least: 355,000 roubles x 30 x 12 = 127,800,000 roubles) to orphanages or children’s medical institutions to help needy children;


– refuse to use personal State Duma provided vehicles for personal needs, both in Moscow and when traveling to the regions;


– refuse to participate in any commercial activity bringing income to the deputy or his family members. They will demand to ensure the unconditional implementation of the prohibition for deputies to engage in commercial activities and receive income from companies that are close to them;


– refuse to cover from the budget the costs of their travels in business class when travelling by air and first class compartments when travelling by railway, as well as staying in VIP lounges;


– refuse accommodation as deputies in luxury hotel rooms during business trips;


– undertake to annually publish a report not only on their income but also on their expenses;


– undertake to annually publish a report on their work as a deputy.



–  on the abolition of the special preferential pension system and the system of medical support for deputies. To amend Article 29 “Medical, household and pension provision of a senator of the Russian Federation, a deputy of the State Duma” of the Federal Law “On the status of a senator of the Russian Federation and the status of a deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation” No. 3-FZ dated 08.05.1994, (hereinafter “the Law on the status of a deputy”), equating pension, medical, and recreation-and-resort services to the rules and rates applicable to ordinary citizens of the Russian Federation;


– on the refusal of a lump-sum allowance for each family member of a State Duma deputy when moving to Moscow;


– on the reduction of the duration of the vacation of a State Duma deputy to the vacsation of an ordinary working citizen of Russia, i.e. from 42 to 28 days;


– on the refusal from gratuitous travel in city public transport (i.e. completely abolish Article 33 of the Law on the status of a deputy);


– on the complete refusal to cover from the budget the costs of travels in business class when travelling by air and first class compartments when travelling by railway, as well as staying in VIP lounges;


– on the deputies’ refusal of accommodation in luxury hotel rooms during business trips;


– on the annual publication of not only income, but expenses of a deputy. Provide in the law for inspections in the event of a significant discrepancy between income and expenses.



radically turn around the political course of the country ensuring:


– peace and friendly relations with the neighbouring European countries;


– continuous growth in the well-being of citizens;


– restraining of the growth of prices;


– a real fight against corruption;


– the priority of healthcare, education and the fight against crime. The health and safety of the elder generation will be our priority.


– making the State Duma a body dependent first of all on the will of the citizens of Russia.


– changing the political system of Russia – putting the Russian state at the service of Russian citizens, basing on freedom, law and justice, equality of citizens of the country, respect for the individual and human rights.


This will launch real changes in the interests of the absolute majority of Russian citizens and the transition:

from the power of corruption to the rule of law,

from state lies to truth,

from insurmountable inequality to justice,

from violence to dignity,

from humiliation of a person to respect for a person.


Towards a life without fear in our home country!


Watch the press conference of Yabloko in Interfax where announcement on giving up deputies’ benefits and privileges was made ( )


Cover photo by Anton Belitsky / Kommersant