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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

Yavlinsky calls governors to initiate the State Council for redistribution of tax revenues in favour of the regions

Press Release, 6.12.2017

“Regional leaders should initiate the State Council of Russia to change the system of distribution of fiscal revenues”, Grigory Yavlinsky, candidate for presidency in Russia, said during his visit to Tatarstan.

During his meeting with journalists in Kazan, he told about his initiative The New Budget Policy, which evisages distribution of tax revenues in equal proportion per 33% for the federal centre, regions and municipalities. At present Tatarstan send 54% of its tax revenues to Moscow, 38.8% remain in the republic and only 7% remain in municipalities.

According to Yavlinsky, it is very important to achieve equal distribution of tax revenues, as a significant part of expenditures, including those in the social sphere, is attributed to the regional and the municipal level without any state funding.

Grigory Yavlinsky is certain, that such directives as Vladimir Putin’s 2012 “May Decrees” can not change the situation, on the contrary – “regions get into debt and the social sphere is being destroyed“. To illustrate it, he cited official statistical data: during the past five years the number of doctors in Tatarstan fell by 2%, the number of hospital beds shrunk by 11%, the number of kindergartens dropped by 6%, the number of schools fell by 25.5%, and 10% of schoolchildren in the republic study in the second shift.

In addition, Yavlinsky proposed specific changes in distribution of revenues from some taxes and excise duties. Thus, he proposed that most of the profit tax of organisations (60%) should remain in the municipalities, 30% in the regions, and only 10% should go to the federal centre. At present municipalities have nothing left, because 85% of the taxes are sent to the regional level, and the remaining 15% are sent to the federal centre.

Nowadays 100% of the value-added tax (VAT) are sent to federal center. Grigory Yavlinsky proposes to distribute VAT of large business between the center and regions as half-and-half, medium business – in the ratio of 33% (center), 34% (regions) and 33% (municipalities), and small business – 0% – 33% – 67% respectively.

Two thirds of income tax are proposed to be left in municipalities (67%), one third – in regions. Nowadays the regions have 85% of income tax, and municipalities only 15%.

Now the severance tax completely goes to the federal centre. Grigory Yavlinsky proposes in his programme to leave one forth of this mineral extraction tax in the regions.

Yabloko candidate also proposes to divide excise duties in an equal proportion among the federal centre, the regions and the municipalities. At present the federal center gets 50% of excise duties for alcohol and strong alcoholic beverages, 100% of excise duties for tobacco, automobiles and motocycles, 12% of excises for gasoline, diesel fuel and engine oils. Nowadays regions get 50% of excises for strong alcoholic beverages, all excises for laps and 88% of excises for gasoline, diesel fuel and engine oils. Municipalities get nothing at present.

At the press-conference Grigory Yavlinsky drew attention of regional leaders to the fact, that “if you will not discuss it now, then after the presidential elections no one will listen to you“. “Unless I become President,” he added.

The State Council is an advisory body under the President which includes leaders of all the Russian Federation subjects (regions), speakers of upper and lower chambers of the parliament, and also leaders of the State Duma factions.