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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

Grigory Yavlinsky on the criminal case against Lev Shlosberg and the Pskov branch of Yabloko, and the possibility of change in Russia: This is an anti-constitutional act suppressing legal opposition

Ekho Moskvi radio station, 15.02. 2019

Явлинский об уголовном деле против Псковского «Яблока» и возможности перемен в России, 15.02.2019

Григорий Явлинский об уголовном деле против Псковского «Яблока» и возможности перемен в России («Эхо Москвы», 15.02.2019): «…Там произошло беспрецедентное событие: полицейское нападение на офис «Яблока», обыски, изъятие, это впервые – нападение полиции, ФСБ на оппозиционную политическую партию, это беспрецедентное пока в истории событие, это начало нового этапа. Они полагают, что могут безнаказанно обыскивать, запугивать и подавлять деятельность оппозиционной партии, депутата областного Собрания Льва Шлосберга. Это акции, направленные лично на запугивание Льва Шлосберга и подавление деятельности оппозиционной партии. Это история о том, что «Яблоко» якобы неправильно голосовало на выборах губернатора, призывало вычеркивать из бюллетеней губернатора и его оппонентов, которых не считало оппонентами. Примерно то, что говорил Собянин: «Вы приходите, можете всех вычеркнуть, но приходите». Примерно это же сказал Лев Шлосберг. Теперь придумали инкриминировать ему это как уголовное деяние. Шлосберг – яркий человек, он в Пскове заметная фигура, заметная политическая личность, человек, у которого есть внятные политические взгляды. Принадлежит он политической партии, является членом политического комитета партии, которая считает войну с Украиной преступлением, которая считает аннексию Крыма неприемлемой, которая считает необходимым вывод войск из Сирии, которая говорит о том, что в России создано мафиозное государство. Он является лидером. Прецеденты такого рода действий именно против политической партии мне неизвестны, но это антиконституционное действие, подавляющее оппозицию, легальную – подчеркиваю – оппозицию, «Яблоко» 25 лет работает как легальная политическая партия в России, у Шлосберга отделение более 20 лет в Пскове и он является членом псковского парламента. Всё это – набор событий, свидетельствующих о нарастании репрессий на примере Льва Шлосберга. Мы сделали все заявления, лидер партии [Эмилия Слабунова] потребовала объяснений от генеральной прокуратуры и от ФСБ, от Следственного комитета, мы же так это не оставим, мы же понимаем какими [будут] следующие, дальнейшие шаги и куда это приведёт. Цель – запугивание, подавление оппозиции, заставить молчать, прекратить критику псковской власти, впереди всех [ещё не принятых] законов, прийти и проводить такой обыск, изъять документы, изъять жесткий диск. Всё это – подавление деятельности оппозиционной политической партии.Постепенно ситуация заходит в тупик, и она провоцирует тех, кто зашел в этот тупик, на такие действия. Это говорит о том, что у нас впереди политический кризис, это проявление политического кризиса, а политический кризис – это серьёзное событие, которое, с одной стороны, может оказаться весьма тревожным, но, с другой стороны, открывает очень серьёзные возможности, потому что это свидетельствует о том, что система слабнет и у неё начинается перелом. В ближайшее время будут происходить события, которые открывают новые возможности за счёт того, что система постепенно начинает рассыпаться и сбоить. Этот внутриполитический кризис – это всегда возможности – то, чего долго не было. [Силовые действия] – это попытки остановить развитие этого кризиса»

Zveřejnil(a) Партия Яблоко dne Sobota 16. února 2019

On 15 February, Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee and Yabloko founder, commented to the Ekho Moskvi radio station on a criminal case against the Pskov branch of  Yabloko and Lev Schlosberg, Pskov Yabloko leader and MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly.

Yavlinsky noted that the search in the Pskov branch of Yabloko and persecution its leader was a manifestation of the general weakening of power and its increasingly aggressive attempts to preserve itself and create the conditions for a further toughening of the political regime, as opposed to the emerging possibilities for change in the era of the general political crisis in Russia.

“… An unprecedented thing happened there: a police attack on the Yabloko office, searches and seizure [of hard disks and documents], this is the first time that police and Federal Security Service (FSB) attack an opposition political party, this is an unprecedented event in history, this is the beginning of a new phase.

They believe that they can search, intimidate and suppress with impunity the activities of the opposition party and Lev Shlosberg deputy of the Regional [legislative] Assembly. These are actions targeted personally at intimidation of Lev Shlosberg and suppression of the activities of the opposition party.

This case is about that Yabloko allegedly incorrectly voted in the elections of the Governor [of the Pskov Region], called for crossing out of the ballots the Governor and his opponents, whom Yabloko did not consider as opponents. It was approximately what [Mayor of Moscow] Sergei Sobyanin said: “Come, and you can cross out everyone, but please do come”. Lev Shlosberg said approximately the same thing.  Now they invented how to incriminate this to him as a criminal act.

Shlosberg is a bright man, he is a prominent figure in Pskov, a prominent political person, a man who has clear political views.

He belongs to a political party, is a member of the Political Committee [which is a steering body] of the party, which considers the war with Ukraine a crime, which considers the annexation of Crimea unacceptable, which considers it necessary to withdraw troops from Syria, which suggests that a mafia state has been created in Russia. He is a leader.

I don’t know the precedents of such actions against a political party, but this is an anti-constitutional action, suppressing the opposition, the legal opposition, I should emphasise, Yabloko has been working as a legal political party in Russia for 25 years, Shlosberg has had a [Yabloko] branch for more than 20 years and he is an MP in the Pskov Parliament. All this is a set of events testifying to the increase in reprisals on the example of Lev Shlosberg.

We made all the statements, our party leader [Emilia Slabunova] demanded explanations from the Public Prosecutor General’s Office and from the FSB, from the Investigation Committee, we will not leave it, we understand what the next steps will be and where it will lead.

The goal is to intimidate, suppress opposition, silence, stop criticism of the Pskov government, and ahead of all [not yet adopted] laws, come and conduct such a search, seize documents, seize a hard disk. All this represents suppression of the activities of the opposition political party.

Gradually, the situation has been coming into a deadlock, and it provokes those who got into this deadlock to take such action. This suggests that we have a political crisis ahead, this is a manifestation of a political crisis, and a political crisis is a serious event that, on the one hand, can be very alarming, but, on the other hand, it opens up very serious opportunities, because it testifies that the system is weak and it is coming to a turning point.

In the near future there will be developments opening up new opportunities due to the fact that the system begins to gradually crumble and fail. This internal political crisis is always an opportunity – something that has not been here for a long time. [Force actions] represent the attempts to stop the development of this crisis…”