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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

Yelena Izotova, Chairperson of Yabloko’s Green Russia faction in Tatarstan, can be removed from the State Duma elections “for extremism”

Press Release, 11.08.2021

Photo: Yelena Izotova/ Photo from the personal VKontakte page

The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Kazan, Tatarstn, appealed to the Vakhitovsky District Court of Kazan with a claim asking to establish the involvement of Yelena Izotova, head of Yabloko’s Green Russia faction in Tatarstan and a candidate for the State Duma from Yabloko in the regional group No. 49, as well as in the Moskovsky single-mandate district, in the social movement “Navalny’s headquarters”, whose activities were recognised as extremist and banned on the territory of the Russian Federation. If on August 13 the court satisfies the claim of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Yelena Izotova will lose her registration in the elections.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office believes that Yelena Izotova, a representative of Yabloko and one of the leaders of the movement against the construction of an incineration plant near Osinovo,  “is a supporter of the “movement in support of Alexei Navalny” and “presumably, since 2019, has been a person involved” in the activities of the headquarters of the opposition politician recognised as extremist.


The Public Prosecutor’s Office ground their arguments on such facts, as, for example, Izotova “posting a publication about participation in observation at Navalny’s Kazan headquarters” in 2019, and then urged them to come to the headquarters to train election observers. The Public Prosecutor’s Office believes that Yelena Izotova’s demands for “the immediate release of Alexei Navalny and other persons,” as well as a proposal to sign a petition to terminate the criminal case against lawyer Ivan Pavlov (representing the interests of the FBK recognised as an extremist and foreign agent), prove her involvement in extremism.


The Public Prosecutor’s Office indicated that Yelena Izotova had called for people to come to the rally in Kazan on February 14, where the actions of law enforcement agencies to disperse uncoordinated rallies in support of Alexei Navalny were criticized. This rally was approved by the Kazan mayor’s office and was declared as a rally against “political repression”. According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Yelena Izotova’s involvement in extremist activities may also be evidenced by her joint photo with Oleg Yemelyanov, the former coordinator of the Navalny’s headquarters in Kazan.


“I just do not agree with the current government. And on this basis, they are trying to prove my alleged involvement in the FBK, which was recognised as extremist,” Yelena Izotova says.


Ruslan Zinatullin, the leader of Yabloko in the Republic of Tatarstan, fears that on similar grounds the authorities will try to cancel registration of other Yabloko candidates. “This is a general trend. Earlier, Lev Shlosberg was removed from the elections in Moscow,” he recalled.


“Yelena had a chance to win in the constituency, as support for United Russia is falling. There is nothing in the lawsuit. Some stupid things were written there,” the Chairman of the Tatarstan branch of  Yabloko added.


In 2020, opponents of the construction of the incineration plant were nominated for elections to the deputies council of the Osinovsky settlement (it is planned to build a plant there) as self-nominated candidates and candidates for Yabloko. But the court removed 13 people from the elections, including Yelena Izotova, believing that the candidates used unlawful campaigning.


It should be noted that the Moscow City Court made a decision to cancel the registration of Lev Shlosberg as a candidate for State Duma in a single-mandate constituency on the administrative claim of Andrei Pangayev, a candidate for State Duma deputy in single-mandate constituency No. 207 from the Green Party.


On August 6, an administrative protocol was drawn up against Alexander Korovainy, a candidate for State Duma from Yabloko, for his deleted video in support of Alexei Navalny.


On August 7, the Rostov police disrupted a meeting with voters of Alexander Ryabchuk, a Yabloko candidate for the State Duma.


Candidates for deputies of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg faced difficulties during registration, including Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko.


Based on the Kommersant Volga-Ural publication: