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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

Vladimir Ryzhkov: “The poverty of Siberia is the result of purposeful activities of the federal government”

YABLOKO parliamentary candidate visited the cities of Siberia
Press release, 25.08.2016

On August 23-24, YABLOKO parliamentary candidate Vladimir Ryzhkov visited Tomsk and Novosibirsk as part of the election campaign. Ryzhkov had a meeting with party supporters, held two press conferences and participated in radio and television programmes.

The politician began his working visit with recording an interview on the Ekho Moskvi in Tomsk radio station. He explained why he was running in the election as a YABLOKO candidate.

“The party had no corruption scandals over all the 25 years of its existence. It conveys a great deal to me,” Ryzhkov said.

“Voting for YABLOKO is the right thing to do for me, my family, for Tomsk and Barnaul. If 25-30 professionals from YABLOKO enter the parliament, the regime will change,” the politician said.

He also said that Ella Pamfilova, the new head of the Central Election Commission, is intended to make a stand for fair elections.

Ryzhkov touched on the topic of the presidential election of 2018. “This [parliamentary] election is not just an issue of forming a faction. In 2018 we need a single [presidential] candidate from democrats who will have supporters in the State Duma,” Ryzhkov noted.

Vladimir Ryzhkov gave special consideration to the economic agenda at a press conference dedicated to the regional elections. He stated the following figures: 4.5 trillion roubles is spent on defense, the same sum is spent on education and health care together.

Ryzhkov called the distribution of income between the regions and the centre an absurd. This way, Siberia gives 52 per cent of the budget income but the poorest regions are situated on its territory. The politician said that YABLOKO had designed a bill on the cutting of budget receipts for the centre from 65 to 50 per cent.

The politician characterized the wage rate of MPs as “bribery of deputies on the part of the executive power”. Ryzhkov promised to enforce a law to cut the wage rate of State Duma deputies. If the initiative is not adopted, he promises to transfer half of his wage to a charity fund to support his voters.

Vldimir Ryzhkov also participated in a programme on Rossiya 24 TV channel.

On 24 August, Vladimir Ryzhkov visited Novosibirsk. He held a press conference together with Alexandra Nalobina, Chair of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO.

“The poverty of Siberia is the result of purposeful activities of the federal government. The main problem is the lack of financing,” YABLOKO canddiate said.

As an example, the politician stated the government allowances for the regions: there is 55 thousand roubles for a resident of Crimea per year and 10 thousand roubles for a resident of the Altai Territory per year.

Commenting on today’s composition of the State Duma, Ryzhkov emphasized the likemindedness of economic views of parliamentary parties: state controlled market, increase in public sector which already makes 55 per cent. Moreover, all four parliamentary parties make the same decisions concerning the key issues.

Vladimir Ryzhkov said that the prospect of YABLOKO’s receiving 10 per cent of votes in Siberia looked real but one must “make an effort”.

Ryzhkov also visited YABLOKO’s election headquaters, situated in a rock club. The owners of the club gave the premises to YABLOKO in acknowledgement of the fact that the party made a stand for freedom of art.

Later Vladimir Ryzhkov held a meeting with YABLOKO supporters in a book store. Speaking of John Locke’s conception of inalienable rights, Vladimir Ryzhkov explained that the Constitution of the Russian Federation as well as the Constitutions of other countries was based on that conception. He stressed that a large number of laws, which were adopted by the Russian Parliament over the past 5 years, contradict that conception. He stated the so called Dima Yakovlev Law, which barred American citizens from adopting Russian orphans, as an example.

Previously the politician visited Volgograd as part of the election campaign.