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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

Yabloko demands from the government to review the list of systemically important companies

Press Release, 11.04.2020

Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin with a demand to review the list of 646 systemically important organisations that should receive state support. The party believes that this list was compiled in a non-transparent manner and in violation of the basic principles of market competition.

Rybakov draws the attention of the head of government to the presence of OOO F.O.N. company (legal entity of the betting company Fonbet) in the list, which does not fulfill important social functions and does not meet a number of criteria approved by the Ministry of Economic Development for inclusion in the corresponding list. “The bookmaking activity in the conditions of the economic crisis is destructive, it increases the losses of citizens and drives them into debt dependence. Inclusion of OOO F.O.N. and a number of other companies in the list of systemically important organisations testifies to the potential corruption nature of such lists and is, most likely, the result of lobbying,” the Chairman of Yabloko said.


The party also does not approve of creation of priority conditions for a number of companies to the detriment to their competitors, which is expressly prohibited by Article 10 of the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition”. In particular, Nikolai Rybakov notes that OOO Adidas appears on the list, while its largest competitor, OOO Nike, is absent, and Swedish clothing manufacturer H&M is present, but another major fashion brand Zara is not indicated in the list. The Catering Section of list shows that the Pizza Hut pizzeria chain is there, while Papa Jones, Domino’s Pizza, and Dodo Pizza are not included. The list contains many foreign food service chains, but the Russian chains Teremok, Shokoladnitsa and Kroshka Kartoshka do not appear on the list.


The Yabloko party believes that such policies many results in the long-term in the departure from the market of a number of companies, including well-known domestic and foreign brands, which will entail a decrease in quality and growth of prices for manufactured products.


“We consider it necessary to abandon practices encouraging unfair competition and put market participants in unequal conditions. The victims of this approach will be Russian citizens working in the enterprises that are not on the list, as well as millions of consumers,” Nikolai Rybakov emphasises in the appeal.


Yabloko Chairman proposes proposes to take a number of measures so that to avoid such consequences. In particular, exclude OOO F.O.N. from the list of systemically important companies and significantly expand this list adding there organisations that affect the Russian economy and social stability. In order to make the criteria for getting into the list more objective, Nikolai Rybakov proposes involving to work such business public associations as The Russian Union of Industrialists Entrepreneurs, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia), Opora Russia, associations and unions of different industries, and conduct an independent audit.

As another measure, Yabloko proposes to provide small and medium-sized enterprises unhindered access to financial resources, including interest-free loans, and to exempt them from paying taxes, including VAT, until the end of the year, and in case of microenterprises also exempt them from insurance contributions. Nikolai Rybakov calls for the abolition of 95 per cent of tax and non-tax payments for the companies working in tourism and hotel business, and allocate subsidies to each small and medium-sized enterprise in the amount of 1 million roubles per enterprise. For self-employed, it is proposed to abolish tax payments until 2022.


Yabloko also calls the government to preserve of jobs so that to minimise the social consequences of the crisis. According to Yabloko, the state should pay state subsidies in the amount of 80 per cent of the average salary in the region for those workers who were sacked or forced to take unpaid leave.


“These and other measures will support not only individual businessmen affiliated with the authorities, but the entire economic life of the country afloat. Today, the country needs a strategic plan for saving the economy that applies to every citizen of Russia, rather than questionably selected companies,” Nikolai Rybakov emphasises. He is also confident that the above proposals, if implemented, will stimulate domestic demand, which, otherwise, threatens to catastrophically decline due to massive losses of jobs and savings.