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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 parliamentary candidates talked about the first steps in the State Duma to improve the situation in the country

Press release, 24.08.2016

Today YABLOKO parliamentary candidates have launched the legislative initiatives, which the party is intended to implement if it enters the Parliament. YABLOKO leaders and parliamentary nominees launched the most relevant out of nearly 150 bills, which YABLOKO had drafted.

Opening the event, YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova estimated the work of the outgoing composition of the Lower House of the Parliament as “the most incompetent, aggressive and ignorant over the history of Russian parliamentarism”. The bills were designed without any consultations with the expert community, they were passed without a proper discussion within short timeframes, neglecting democratic and regulatory procedures. As a result, the adopted drafts were incomplete and contained obscure wording, YABLOKO leader stressed. Her colleagues are intended to change the current state of affairs.

Parliamentary candidate Anatoly Golov proposed to pass a bill which concerned the interests of all the citizens of Russia – Housing and Public Utilities Consumer Law. “After the President prohibited the officials to “nightmarise” business, promising to create mechanisms for protection of the citizens’ interests, housing and public utilities business began to “nightmarise” the citizens themselves since no measures were adopted,” he explained.

Dmitry Ilushin, a candidate for State Duma deputy, advocated for restoration of independence of the judiciary system. Ilushin claims that the chiefs of courts must be elected by the community of judges, and their terms in office must be limited by two or three years. “A judge can not have a boss. They obey the law and Constitution,” he noted.

YABLOKO Deputy Chair, member of the federal list of parliamentary candidates Nikolai Rybakov presented a new version of the Environmental Protection Law which will help to stop the increasing de-environmentalisation of Russia’s legislation.

Renowned human rights defender Valery Borshchev prepared the amendments to the law on public control, which will extend the ability to protect the rights of prisoners as well as orphans and patients of psychiatric hospitals.

Parliamentary candidate Igor Nikolayev indicated a legal paradox in the public sector. He said that there was no such a notion as sequestration and its procedure in the Budget Code [of the Russian Federation], but in the meantime, the basic financial law of the country had been revised dismally often. He also spoke about submitting of a draft law, introducing the concept of budget sequestration as well as inflexible expenditure.

Head of the expert and analytical department of the party Ivan Bolshakov proposed to limit the powers of the President concerning the introduction of special economic measures, in other words, sanctions against one country and company or another. The food products embargo, introduced by the head of the state, aimed at countries which had imposed sanctions on Moscow resulted into boom in prices on food products, a gap in the domestic market and a fall in living standards. Bolshakov claims that the Parliament should reserve the right to impose such measures.

YABLOKO’s expert Elena Morozova talked about the necessity of returning the right to referendum to the citizens of Russia.The corresponding amendments to the law on the guarantees of electoral rights, developed by YABLOKO, will be introduced into the parliament after the elections. Her colleague Ildar Faseyev said that the reform of the local self-government, including the transition back to direct mayoral elections and the rights of the representative bodies to control the costs and revenues of local budgets, must take place.

Parliamentary candidate Olga Demicheva represented a new version of the law on health care maintaining guarantees.

YABLOKO’s nominee Maxim Kruglov called for tightening the public control over the representatives of legislative bodies of power of all levels by means of broadcasting their meetings and publishing voting reports on the Internet.

Party Deputy Chair, member of the federal list of parliamentary candidates Alexander Gnezdilov proposed to exclude any censorship of films when granting distribution certificates and to establish a public state Cinemateque on the basis of the Film Museum.

Parliamentary candidate Yulia Galyamina and party Chair Emilia Slabunova presented a legislation package on the reform of the educational system.

YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky reminded that YABLOKO, which had a faction in the parliament from 1993 until 2003, participated in the development of the major basis of the Russian legislation. YABLOKO’s deputies developed the Civil Code, the legislation on local self-government, the basis of budget process, tax legislation and a large number of other documents.
However, “many amendments, which perverted the legislation beyond recognition, were introduced and enabled corruption” when YABLOKO was not presented in the State Duma. He reminded of the story when Vladimir Putin signed the amendments to Russian weapon ownership laws, which were different from the version adopted by the Parliament. YABLOKO will have to work hard in order to exclude corruption elements from the legislation.

“A law is a legal act, which represents the interests of the entire society, not some individual groups. Law ensures social peace and progress when it represents a compromise between all the groups. Especially in such a big country as Russia.” According to the politician, the State Duma has nothing to do with parliamentarism at the moment, it only approves of the orders of one person.