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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

Searches are being carried out in the homes of Lev Shlosberg and other Pskov Yabloko activists and journalists

Press Release, 18.03.2022

In Pskov, searches are being carried out at the places of residence of several members of the Pskov Yabloko team, including Lev Shlosberg, the leader of the regional branch and a member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko.  The searches started at 6:20 a.m.

Lev Shlosberg’s comment:


All the warrants on conducting of a search in the dwelling “in the cases of urgency” were signed by M.A. Buchinskaya, senior investigative officer of the interior in Pskov. That is, the searches are being carried out without a court approved warrant.


Basing on the rulings on conducting searches, all of them are carried out as part of “urgent investigative actions” in connection with the initiation of a criminal case on the fact of publication in one of the Pskov anonymous Telegram channels on 10 March of a post “containing deliberately false information discrediting the honour and dignity of [Governor of the Pskov region] Mikhail Vedernikov, as well as undermining his reputation” (Article 128.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).


Senior interrogating officer M. Buchinskaya believes that delay in conducting a search “may lead to the destruction and concealment of items relevant to the criminal case”, and therefore “does not abide delay”.


The warrant also states that “an unidentified person, being in an unidentified place”, using a mass communication tool, namely the Internet network in the Telegram cross-platform messaging system (a messenger), “published a public post”.


On 16 March, an order was sent to the Centre for Combating Extremism to carry out “some investigative actions”.


On 18 March (that is, today, it turns out at night), the senior investigating officer Buchinskaya, in response to this instruction, received a response from which it follows that “there is information about involvement in this crime of [here go the surname, name and patronymic name], in addition, documents confirming his (her) involvement in this crime may be stored at his (her) place of residence”.


Accordingly, interrogator Buchinskaya decides to conduct a search in the dwelling and notifies the public prosecutor and the Pskov city court about this upon the fact of her actions. The case was faked up in a very flagrant way, demonstratively flagrant.


Searches are being carried out at our home, at the place of residence of Yabloko Regional Council members Nikolai Kuzmin and Yekaterina Novikova, the parents of Denis Kamalyagin, the editor-in-chief of the Pskovskaya Gubernia newspaper, and journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva. Kamalyagin and Prokopyeva are not Yabloko members.


The search of our house began at 6:20 in the morning, other searches started a little later. At the time of the search, I was at a meeting in Pskov outside the house.


The pattern of searches will expand. Obviously, searches are being carried out at the homes of other members of the team. We are updating the information.


The search in our apartment is being carried out, among other things, by the same employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs who confiscated computer equipment in the office of the Pskov Yabloko on 5 March at the denunciation of a “vigilant citizen”. Support for searches is provided by riot police (OMON).


We do not know who is the author of the denunciation this time, but it does not really matter.


The Pskov branch of Yabloko has nothing to do with the Telegram channel mentioned in the search warrant. The criminal case is completely falsified and bears all the signs of a direct political order.


The only political beneficiary of this criminal case is Mikhail Vedernikov, Governor of the Pskov region, because the Pskov Yabloko is his only political opponent in the region. In the atmosphere of political hysteria in the country, Vedernikov is trying to solve his personal political problems.


This is a shameful thing for the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, I believe that they are all fully aware that they are fulfilling a political order.


Update: March 18, 10:50. The police came with a search to the office of the Pskov branch of Yabloko.


On 5 March, investigative actions were already taking place here, as a result of which all equipment was seized, including ten computers.


During these days, thanks to fundraising, Yabloko has acquired new computers.


Obviously, the purpose of the searches is to seize computer equipment and telephones as much as possible, that is, to cause material damage to the Pskov Yabloko team and intimidate the activists.


Update: March 18, 12:00. Lev Shlosberg’s wife Zhanna is possibly at interrogation in a police station after a search in their apartment. She hasn’t been in contact since 06:48 in the morning. There has been no information where she is.


Update: March 18, 12:20. The police decided not to conduct a search in the office of the Pskov branch of Yabloko and confiscate the equipment, although they had the warrant in their hands. They were interested where the leader of the Pskov Yabloko Lev Shlosberg could be. After questioning Yabloko officials, the police left the office.


The police visit was connected with the same criminal case of slander against Governor Vedernikov in an anonymous Telegram channel, and searches in the homes of Pskov activists and journalists took place this morning within this case.


Update: March 18, 13:20. Lev Shlosberg: “Zhanna has got in touch with me. She is already at work. A huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who worried and helped. We are together”.


Update: March 18, 13:40. The search also took place in the apartment of Lev Shlosberg’s 93-year-old father Mark Naumovich Shlosberg. The police did not seize anything, but they did not leave a protocol either.




Yesterday, on 17 March, searches took place in the apartments of Yabloko activists in Kazan, Tatarstan: Chairman of the Tatarstan branch of Yabloko Ruslan Zinatullin and Yabloko activists Gulnaz Ravilova and Yelena Izotova. The searches were carried out as part of a criminal case on incitement to mass riots.



is a member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko and Chair of the Pskov regional branch of the party. Headed the Yabloko faction in the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies