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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 proposes complex measure for support of disabled people, terminally ill, bedridden patients and their families

Press Release, 13.12.2017

The Yabloko party, together with the expert community, prepared programmes to support people with disabilities, terminally ill patients, bedridden patients and members of their families. The projects were developed by leading experts in the field of health care, social protection, lawyers and human rights defenders.

The documents set forth concrete steps to address the problems of seriously ill patients in Russia. Yabloko intends to propose its projects to the State Duma via introducing these initiatives in the legislative assemblies of those regions where Yabloko is represented. Yabloko says that these problems are not isolated: they reflect the general state of health care in Russia and result from the planned reduction of state spending on medicine, healthcare and social development, reorientation of the state budget for military and foreign policy activities. The system and the politics of inhuman indifference to troubles and pain, must be left in the past, the documents run.

Yabloko stresses that adoption of a separate federal law on palliative care, which could provide access to such care to all who need it – regardless of the form of the disease, the location of the patient, or his economic status should be among the most important measures.

The Party intends to ensure the provision of a number of beds for palliative care in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (in general for Russia this is from 9,000 to 14,000 beds), as well as increase the amount of compensation payments up to the subsistence minimum to those caring for disabled family members. The authors of the project emphasise that an alternative should be provided for family members of bed-bound patients whether to stay at work or leave it, devoting all the resources to a sick relative, or to choose a variant of part-time employment.

Other measures proposed by Yabloko envisage allocation of targeted grants to charitable organisations working for disabled people and bedridden patients of retirement age, preservation of benefits for the disabled, in particular, a 50 per cent discount on housing and utilities bills for disabled people.

Yabloko insists that introduction of new criteria making it harder to recognize a persons disable and thus reducing budget expenditures on the disabled.

It is also necessary to develop and implement federal and regional comprehensive programmes for the prevention of disability (children’s disability in the first place), and create in each region of Russia modern equipped centres for postoperative rehabilitation.

Yabloko also envisage special measures for creation an accessible environment for the disabled.

According to Yabloko, about 1.4 million people die in Russia each year, of which 300,000 die from cancer; 520,000 from other chronic diseases. In more than 85 per cent of deaths, patients lack the relief of severe symptoms of incurable diseases and need qualified care.

The figures characterising the attitude of the state to people with disabilities are not optimistic either. Thus, almost 48 per cent of people with disorders of the musculoskeletal system have to deal with barriers when shopping; 66 per cent of people with sight disabilities speak about the difficulties in using or completely inaccessible sports facilities and recreation places, 50 per cent of people with visual impairments and musculoskeletal problems face problems with accessibility of medical institutions.

135,000 families of people with disabilities need to improve their housing conditions today. Only a third of Russians with disabilities of working age have a permanent job.

“These problems are an integral part of the lives of millions of families in Russia,” says Alexander Gnezdilov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko and one of the initiators of the project. “These problems may refer to any of us tomorrow.” The President, the government, the parliament have no time, no money, no sincere interest for these painful issues – too much money goes to wars, theft and the self-promotion”.

According to Gnezdilov, Yabloko has been working on these projects for over six months, but this is only the beginning of a big process. The task of Yabloko is to make these issues a budget priority.

“The Russian Constitution runs that no one should be subjected to torture, violence, cruel or degrading treatment,” says Elena Morozova, lawyer and one of the authors of the projects. “A person should not experience physical pain, fear, should not feel helpless and defenseless when sick or dying. And the task of the state is to provide such conditions”.

“When it comes to human life, its quality – every day and until the last day – there can be no compromise. Everything should be done,” Olga Demicheva, one of the main initiators and authors of the programs, doctor and specialist in palliative care, says “Both of the Yabloko projects are comprehensive and accurately identify the problems of terminally ill people and disabled people. But the main thing is that concrete measures are indicated to solve these problems. ”

Yabloko intends to seek implementation of these measures through introduction of bills in the State Duma via Legislative Assemblies of Russian regions where the party is represented, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova notes.

“Our programme of actions is very detailed. We are ready to develop legislative initiatives on its basis,” Emilia Slabunova says. “But whether deputies from the ruling party will vote for them or not will show their true face. In our country, almost 12.5 million people live very hard and poorly, and are constantly overcoming difficulties. This is the pain and shame of modern Russia”.