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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 candidates and observers under pressure in Moscow

Press Release, 11.09.2022

The Yabloko Press Service has got screenshots ( from a chat of pro-government observers, where employees of the Yakimanka district executive authority demand to “wag the nerves”, “resist to”, “make maximum difficulties” for Yabloko observers. The observers hired by the authorities must write personal messages about all the actions of the Yabloko activists to Tatyana Tregubova, an employee of the Yakimanka district executive authority (her phone number is determined through a mobile service). Another participant in the chat who gives recommendations on counteraction to observers from Yabloko is Svetlana Osiptsova, a former deputy of the Yakimanka district and a candidate from the ruling United Russia.

In addition, the Yabloko Press Service has got audio messages in the Telegram of a girl who says that she will participate in voting more than once: she plans to approach certain members of electoral commissions at the polling stations, and she has a piece of paper with someone else’s passport data pasted in her passport. “On the ballot, you need to vote only for United Russia… Yabloko must be extinguished as much as possible,” the girl reports. She also notes that she is not alone in this “carousel” (when one and same person votes several times at different polling stations), the participants are accompanied by a woman named Sveta – presumably, the candidate from the United Russia party, Svetlana Osiptsova.


Photo: Passport photo of the carousel participant with another voter data


While observers from Yabloko are preparing for provocations, the candidates have already had to face them. Thus, the police detained Alexei Kasyan, a candidate for the Lomonosovsky district, today at about 1:00 a.m. He was taken to the police station, where he was held for more than three hours. A protocol was drawn up against him under Article 5.10 of the Code of Administrative Offenses: Kasyan had allegedly put up his election posters at night. The fact of violation of the law was not recorded, since the candidate did not put up his posters.


Earlier, there were attempts to provoke candidates from Yabloko to make statements falling under censorship. Candidates received phone calls allegedly from journalists from Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Novaya Gazeta,, and other media asking them to comment on their stance on the so-called “special operation” and “smart voting”. The provocation failed.


Meanwhile, members of electoral commissions and police officers in a number of Moscow polling stations received “lists of the disenfranchised” – lists of candidates from Yabloko and other political parties who had been deprived of their passive suffrage. It was unclear why the lists had been compiled.


Yabloko registered candidates get excessive attention at polling stations. Thus, Yabloko candidate Maria Chuprina from Taganskiy distict in Moscow said that a police officer at station No. 109 did her a half-hour search, forcing her to turn out all her pockets.


There were also spoilers at this election. Thus, Roman Baryshev, a candidate from Yabloko in Khoroshevo-Mnevniki in Moscow, got a “doppelgänger” Andrei Baryshev. So that the “doppelgänger”, teacher of computer science of Moscow school No. 1517 looked like our candidate, he was “made” look alike with the help of an image editor.


Photo: Yabloko candidate Roman Baryshev and his spoiler in the information poster


The telephone hotline of the Yabloko party continues to receive messages from candidates, observers and voters about election violations.


A briefing will be held at the central office of the party today at 17:00. Leaders of the Yabloko electoral headquarters will tell about the course of the elections.