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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 sends its emergency programme to combat COVID-19 pandemic to the Russian President, government and parliament

Press Release, 31.03.2020

Chairman of Yabloko Nikolai Rybakov sent the authorities a programme of socio-economic and political measures developed by the party to overcome the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The document was sent to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, members of both houses of parliament, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, as well as to the relevant ministries – the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Healthcare.

The programme consists of four blocks: support for the healthcare system, support for citizens, support for small and medium-sized businesses, and political measures, such as abolishment of the vote on constitutional amendments and postponing the spring army conscription at least to the summer.


Sources of funding the implementation of the programme, which the party recognises as “expensive”, should come from the National Welfare Fund, gold and foreign exchange reserves, as well as cutting of spending on defence, law enforcement agencies, and a bloated state apparatus.


“Our measures are aimed at protecting people and the country’s economy,” says Nikolai Rybakov.  “The state has been saving money for many years and distributing it between the corporations close to power. Now it is time to help people and give them means of living.”


The key points of the programme are published below. Read the full text of the Programme in Russian here.

Support for Healthcare

Increase of healthcare expenditure by at least 1 trillion roubles for the current year, in particular for the purchase of at least 30,000 artificial lung ventilation devices, purchase of tests for COVID-19 for 50 million people, and construction of new medical facilities.

Additional monthly payments of 100,000 roubles to doctors involved in the fight against coronavirus, and 50,000 roubles to nursing staff.

Massive testing for COVID-19 of all those interested in undergoing testing and those suspected of infection. Tracking the contacts of all infected people and placing them in long-term home quarantine.

Hospitalisation of only seriously ill patients. Cconversion of the bed fund under COVID-19 patients. Training of doctors for work with artificial lung ventilation devices and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


Support for Citizens

Maintaining a job for an employee when he/she is sent on vacation without maintenance, paying him/her a state subsidy of 80% of the average salary in the region.

Covering for the population of up to 30% of household expenses on housing and communal services and 25% of payments on consumer loans and mortgages.

Allocation of at least 20 billion roubles to support those renting housing (the allowance should cover at least 30% of the market value of the rent).

Transfer to pensioners of a lump sum amounting to a monthly pension, and transfer to recipients of social benefits of a subsidy in the amount of the allowance.

Allocation to families with minor children, whose income per family member is less than twice the subsistence minimum of a child, of a subsidy in the amount of the subsistence minimum for each child.


Support for Businesses

Declaration of tax holidays for small and medium-scale enterprises for all taxes, including the VAT, until the end of 2020, as well as also for insurance premiums for small and micro enterprises.

Giving out of unlimited amounts as interest-free loans to entrepreneurs for 12 months.

Allocation of up to 1 million roubles to each small business.

Cancellation of 95% of all tax and non-tax payments in 2020 for the hotel, tourism and leisure industries.

Deferral of tax payments for self-employed until January 2022.

Compensation of at least 50% of the lost revenue to museums, theaters, cinemas, bookstores, etc. for the payment of salaries and remunerations.


Political measures

Final rejection of the “popular vote” on the unlawful amendments to the Constitution.

Cancellation of the spring subscription to the army postponing it at least to the summer.

Preparation to seasonal forest fires and other natural disasters that can lead to additional casualties under the quarantine conditions.

Abolishing further participation in the military operations abroad, in particular in Syria and Libya.

Allowing migrants to turn to Russian medical facilities without presenting registration documents, release them from punishment for violation of the migration regime.