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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

Yabloko’s St.Petersburg MP Alexander Shishlov accused of “discrediting the Armed Forces”

Press Release, 29.07.2022

Photo: Alexander Shishlov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Today, the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Petrogradsky District of St.Petersburg filed a protocol on an administrative offense against Alexander Shishlov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, under Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the RF (“public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Armed Forces”).

The police believe that Alexander Shishlov was “discredited the army” by making a post on the VKontakte social media about what was happening in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg:


“Today, the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg led a minute of silence in connection with the death of the leader of the LDPR party Vladimir Zhirinovsky… Just yesterday, two more servicemen who died in Ukraine were buried in St. Petersburg… I believe that the initiative to honour the memory of the politician who for many years incited hatred and aggression, pushed for war, is hypocritical and out of place in the Petersburg parliament.”


“Now the meaning of the St. George ribbon has changed. When it is folded to make the letter Z – does not this defile the national symbol and discredit it? I believe that giving the state status to the St. George ribbon is inappropriate today. This can lead to new conflicts in society and new criminal cases against the dissenting.”


The protocol on an administrative offense was drawn up against Alexander Shishlov on the basis of an expert opinion made at the request of the St. Petersburg Public Prosecutor’s Office. Expert V.A. Abakanova (Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Procedure of the Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University) stated that “there is observed the author’s intention to publicly discredit the actions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and destabilise the situation in the country”.


Alexander Shishlov stated that he did not agree with the charges brought against him, and considered the conclusions of the expert to be absurd.


“It is sad to see how a representative of a respected university tries to fit in with the language of the recently adopted “laws on fakes and discrediting” restricting the constitutional rights to freedom of speech and information, and when the police, who by law should be a law enforcement agency, are increasingly forced to solve political tasks of intimidation and persecution of dissidents,” Alexander Shishlov said.


“Certainly, this is a political persecution associated with Yabloko’s stance in support of peace and Alexander Shishlov’s speeches, in which he has been consistently voicing this position. It should be noted that people who advocate peace and disagree with the position of the authorities on what is happening in Ukraine are immediately held accountable. However, the perpetrators of the attack on the journalist and press officer of our faction [in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly] Pyotr Ivanov have allegedly not been found for several months. It looks like they don’t even look for them,” Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, noted.


Vishnevsky stressed that Yabloko will, by all legal means, defend Alexander Shishlov and other members and supporters of the Yabloko party prosecuted under articles on “discrediting” and “fakes”. At the same time, the federal law “On the General Principles of Organisation of Public Power in the Subjects of the Russian Federation” (Article 18) expressly prohibits bringing a deputy to criminal or administrative liability for an opinion expressed, a position expressed during voting, and other actions corresponding to the status of a deputy.


The case will be considered by the Petrogradsky District Court of St.Petersburg. This is the first time that Yabloko MPs deputies at the regional parliaments are accused of “discrediting the army”.


It should be noted that as of today, 28 administrative protocols under the article on “discrediting the army” were drawn up against 20 Yabloko members and supporters, including Lev Shlosberg, a member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee and leader of the Pskov branch of  Yabloko, and municipal deputies Nikolai Kuzmin, Andrei Morev and Nodari Khananashvily.


Yabloko members Mikhail Afanasyev (Khakassia) and Vladimir Yefimov (Kamchatka) were prosecuted under the article on fakes about the army.


Read more about the persecution of Yabloko members after the start of the “special operation”:



is head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, and a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party