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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

An administrative case was filed against Lev Shlosberg for “organisation of an unpermitted public event”

Press Release, 26.01.2021

Photo: The police banned peaceful protesters from entering the Hyde Park in Pskov on January 23, 2021 / Photo by Alexei Navalny’s headquarters in Pskov

On the morning of January 26, the police reclassified the events of Pskov on January 23, which they charge Lev Shlosberg, member of the Yabloko party Federal Political Committee and MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko, with under Article 20.2 Part 2 (organisation of a public event without a permission of the authorities).

Earlier, administrative proceedings were instituted against the Lev Shlosberg under Article 20.2 Part 5 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation (“violation by a participant of a public event of the established procedure for holding a rally, meeting, demonstration, procession or picketing”). There was no evidence in the case, so no protocol was drawn up, the police decided to conduct an administrative investigation.


On January 23,  the largest political protest rally took place in Pskov since December 2011, with over a thousand people took part in it. Protesters gathered around the monument to Princess Olga in October Square and then walked through the city streets.


A large number of law enforcement officers accompanied the demonstration, and several times blocked the pedestrian zones of the streets, but the protesters did not go out into the road and did not violate traffic rules.


In the Summer Garden, one of the protesters was beaten by police officers.


A part of the protesters reached an open area near the Pskova River, the so-called Hyde Park, the only place in Pskov where residents can gather without notifying the authorities or asking a permission for it. But the police did not let people there either, blocking all the slopes to the site.


Lev Shlosberg, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly and Chairman of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, appealed to the senior police officer with the rank of colonel and asked him to let the citizens into the territory of the Hyde Park. The officer, who did not introduce himself, said that he had heard the deputy’s opinion, but nevertheless would not allow people into the Hyde Park.


A quarter of an hour later, Lev Schlosberg was detained by police officers near Hyde Park, at the corner of Gogol and Vorovsky Streets. The police officers did not introduce themselves, did not explain the reasons for the detention.

The police report on the detention of Lev Shlosberg states that he was detained in Oktyabrsky Prospekt, which is not true as he was detained in the Hyde Park area. The same reports were drawn up on other detainees.


The politician and 17 other detainees were taken to the police station, where he gave explanations to the police and then he was released.


In the first minutes after the start of the public action, Nikolai Kuzmin, a deputy of the Zavelichinsky district and a member of the Regional Council of the Pskov Yabloko, was also detained. After several hours of being in the police station, he was released without any police protocol or a case filed against him.


Nikolai Kuzmin wrote a statement to the police department on the fact of his arrest, in which he indicated that during the arrest, “the officers in black uniforms and helmets did not explain the reasons for the arrest, neither did they show their IDs,” and demanded to explain the reasons for the arrest and bring the perpetrators to justice…


The police filed a case of an administrative violation against Vladimir Zhilinsky, head of the Pskov branch of Golos (an NGO engaged in elections monitoring and observation) and also a member of the Regional Council of Pskov Yabloko, under Article 20.2 Part 2 for organising or holding a public event without filing, in accordance with the established procedure, a notification of the holding of a public event.


According to media reports, all organisers of the rally were detained prior to its start.


In Pskov, the police detained more than 50 people and took them to three police departments.


In Velikiye Luki, where a protest action of up to 100 people was also held, according to various sources, from 5 to 20 people were detained.


However, there is no official information on the number of those detained in Velikiye Luki.


As of the morning of January 25, according to OVD-info NGO, at least 3,711 people were detained throughout Russia at rallies in support of Alexei Navalny in more than 120 cities, detentions have been still going on. For example, only 12 detainees were registered for Pskov, while the real number of the detained in the city is four times higher.


Over the past weekend the courts in Russia have already made 82 decisions on the appointment of administrative arrests, 52 on fines, five on compulsory work, two cases were returned to the police. At least 15 criminal cases were initiated.


It should be also noted that on the eve of the protest rallies, Yabloko members were arrested in Arkhangelsk and Yakutsk.