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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

“The cultural code of the modern economy: freedom, creativity and equal opportunities”

Grigory Yavlinsky spoke at the conference on gender equality

Press Release, 03.03.2018

Russian presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky, speaking at the All-Russian conference “Gender Equality and the Future of Russia”, named three fundamental things forming the cultural code of the modern economy: freedom, creativity and equal opportunities.

The politician stressed that gender equality was an element of a civilised society: society can not be considered modern if it does not recognise equality between women and men.

“If society does not understand that equality between men and women is so fundamental that it predetermines all other relationships, then there arise problems with children, families, and it is impossible to build a modern economy in such a society,” Grigory Yavlinsky said.

According to Yavlinsky, the economy of the 21st century is an economy built by a free person who lives without fear of arbitrariness, violence, poverty and diseases.

“Fears can be different, but they keep a person in tension and restriction, so he can not create anything modern. The basis of the economy is freedom, creativity and equal opportunities. These are the three fundamental things forming the cultural code of the modern economy,” he stressed.

Grigory Yavlinsky noted that Vladimir Putin did not understand this. For Putin, the economy was bridges, Skolkovo, and healthcare meant only building the largest maternity hospital.

The presidential candidate named the main directions of his programme. He said that it was important to uphold economic equality. This would mean the receipt of income and jobs, affordable education for all, possibility of retraining for women after maternity leave, and creation of a system of social services.

“Why can not a great power solve the issue of kindergartens? Why can not it solve the issue related to guaranteed payment of alimony? “, he asked.

Grigory Yavlinsky proposed to implement a system of savings accounts, that would allow young people at the age of 18 to accumulate 1 million roubles, as the state should annually transfer the deductions from the sale of oil and gas to all children from birth until reaching adulthood.

“I think this is an important element of equaling the starting conditions, stabilising the family, creating conditions so that the family could be a strong reliable institution, because it is from there that the future will grow,” he said.

The presidential candidate spoke about the importance of paying children’s benefits up to the age of seven and social benefits, in the event that a lonely mother raising a child loses her job. According to Yavlinsky, the state should welcome and support preschool education – children’s clubs, sections and centres. We need crisis centers in our country, so that everyone would have an opportunity to turn to psychologists. Here the politician remembered Andrei Zvyagintsev’s film “Loveless”, depicting the situation when parents do not need a child at all.

At the same time, Grigory Yavlinsky stressed that gender equality should be observed in relation to men too. When it comes to divorce, the Russian court a priori recognises all the rights for children for the mother only, and this is not always true.

“The key thing is that the law should be the same for all,” Yavlinsky said. “Why do some regions marry in 12-15 years, and in others at 18,” he asked.

“The issue of gender equality is a question of human rights, a fundamental issue, the issue of the fundamentals of life. Does the person have the right or not? Is the person dust in the wind or is he/she living in his/her own country, is the person a citizen, is the person a basis of everything? ” Yavlinsky said.

He also noted that the national idea in Russia should be ​​respect to an individual. This also applies to the relationship between the sexes.

Grigory Yavlinsky thanked Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of the Yabloko Gender Faction, who headed this direction of party work, implemented it politically, and also thanked Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova for promoting these ideas.

Emilia Slabunova, in her turn, noted that the problem of ensuring gender equality in Russia was very serious. Therefore, last summer, the party sent to the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection Yabloko’s alternative strategy for women developed as an answer to the government’s strategy. The document developed by Yabloko contained definite measures to ensure gender equality.

Emilia Slabunova noted that global poverty, hardships in everyday life and the militarisation of all aspects of life were among the problems that, together with gender inequality, made the situation of millions of women and men in Russia very difficult.

“I believe that women who should and can say their decisive “no” to poverty, war, uncivilized situation in the housing and utilities sector, and gender inequality,” she noted. “Now more than ever, it is important for women to switch into politics, especially since there is such a political force, and politicians who are ready to solve these problems. Our presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky has a clear plan for resolving them.”

Grigory Yavlinsky said that he was proud of the fact that he as a presidential candidate had a detailed elaborated programme for gender equality,  a programme of a serious economic, political and social strengthening of the society.

“It is believed [in Russia] that some kind of missile is the strengthening of society. But in fact, the strengthening of society is the creation of an atmosphere of respect and love. And this is impossible without a breakthrough in the part of gender equality,” he concluded.