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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 Yabloko Party presented 100 solutions to overcome corruption in Russia

Press Release, 15.09.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

On 15 September, the Yabloko party presented its anti-corruption programme, consisting of 100 items. Yabloko believes that corruption should be viewed as a violation of human rights. The presentation was attended by the leader of Yabloko Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the party Ivan Bolshakov, Yabloko candidates for the State Duma – lawyer Roman Kiselev and member of the Yabloko Bureau Grigory Grishin.

Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov noted that a modern society can only be built when defeating corruption. Corruption violates the rights of Russian citizens from affordable healthcare to modern education and good roads. Rybakov stressed that 100 solutions presented by Yabloko were developed by the Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre – the only political centre that proposes political changes that can lead to a decrease in corruption in Russia. Rybakov noted that reduction of corruption in Russia requires the emergence of a real democratic opposition faction in the Duma, ensuring the independence of the judiciary, freedom of speech and freedom of the media.


“Now there is no vote against corruption in the parliament, Yabloko is going to the State Duma to reduce the level of corruption in our country and to use the money saved from theft for the construction of new schools, hospitals and roads,” Nikolai Rybakov said.


Ivan Bolshakov, Deputy Chairman of the party, said that Yabloko’s approach to combating corruption differs from other parties.


“If they talk about corruption, they are fighting the consequences. Yabloko is fighting the causes of corruption,” Bolshakov said. “And the reasons [of corruption lie in the following]: the super-presidential system of power, the lack of rights of parliament, the helplessness of civil society, complete closeness, non-transparency and autonomy of the state machine.”


According to Bolshakov, in order to defeat corruption, it is necessary to create effective institutions, a democratic system and law that is the same for everyone. Bolshakov also detailed the main proposals of the party to fight corruption, which relate to political, administrative and judicial reforms, freedom of information and parliamentary control.


Roman Kiselev, Yabloko’s lawyer and a candidate to the State Duma, noted that this anti-corruption programme is an excellent example of an integrated approach to the formulation of positive changes. The programme offers a list of specific measures in all key areas: from the system of public administration, budgeting and distribution of finances to courts, organisation of replacement of government positions and a system for protecting citizens from corruption.


“Some proposals, for example, regarding the omnipresent control of the elected bodies over the executive branch may even seem radical, and this is good, because it shows the degree to which this programme is uncompromising,” Kiselev said.


Grigory Grishin, a member of the Yabloko Bureau, noted that corruption is a complex phenomenon. He also recalled that Yabloko deputies in the State Duma undertake to refuse 75% of their salaries and not use official cars.


“The fight against corruption must be carried out institutionally and consistently,” Grishin emphasised.


Grigory Mashanov, senior lawyer at Transparency International, noted that Transperancy International’s proposals were taken into account in Yabloko’s anti-corruption programme. According to Mashanov, the Yabloko programme is complex, and if at least 10% is taken into account, it will be a big step in the fight against corruption.


Yabloko’s anti-corruption programme consists of four blocks:


  1. Formation of a system of checks and balances:

– strengthening the powers of parliaments at all levels;

– building an independent judiciary;

– effective and independent public prosecutors’ supervision;

– accountability of the executive branch and the building of meritocracy.


  1. Broad involvement of citizens in combating corruption:

– introduction of the right to compensation for damage from corruption in court;

– introduction of the right to private prosecution of corruption;

– establishment of guarantees of civil control;

– ensuring full transparency of the state;

– formation of mechanisms of direct democracy;

– protection of whistleblowers (informers).


  1. Guarantees for the safety of journalists and freedom of speech

– abolition of repressive laws;

– introduction of personal inviolability of journalists;

– guarantees against searches and other investigative actions;

– guarantees for the receipt and dissemination of information;

– the special status of anti-corruption NGOs;

– cessation of state propaganda.


  1. Redirecting and controlling financial flows

– transparency and efficiency of budgeting;

– competition in the distribution of funding to organisations;

– cutting redundant bureaucratic costs;

– ensuring the transparency of transactions and competition in public procurement;

– equal distribution of tax revenues by levels of government.