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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

Elections in the regions: fraud, smear campaigns, and pressure on observers

Press Release, 11.09.2022

Photo: Voting at the clothing market instead of voting at home in Novorzhev, Pskov region / Photo from social networks

In the regions where Yabloko participates in the elections, our observers record violations.

A provocation against Yabloko was carried out in the Pskov region. A local news agency reported that the party was allegedly engaged in buying votes in elections in Pskov. As a “confirmation” the news agency was presented a screenshot of the correspondence of two unidentified persons. The Pskov branch of Yabloko does not have a candidate with the surname that appears in the screenshot. Interestingly, it is similar to the name of a candidate for the Pskov City Duma nominated by the New People party. Lev Shlosberg, Chairman of the Pskov Yabloko, will send a statement to the police with a request that the media should provide the evidence of what was published and attach them to the materials of the check, which was previously launched on the basis of the statement of a Yabloko campaigner, whom a representative of the New People party attempted to bribe.

In Novorzhev, voters voted at the clothing market. It happened during “voting at home”. Another “voting at home” took place in the bookstore.

In the village of Solovyi, a protocol on interference in the work of the electoral commission was issued against an authorised campaigner of a Yabloko candidate, as he attempted to film what was happening at the polling statio. In the morning, a representative of Yabloko, Daniil Yanturaev, filed a notice about the photo and video shooting. Then the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of the Pskov Region, Igor Sopov, personally arrived at the polling station, and, according to the Chairman of the commission, took the notice away with him. According to the current electoral legislation, he did not have the right to do this, since he was not a member of the electoral commission. After that, the police arrived at the polling station and suggested that all members of the commission write a statement against the representative of Yabloko.


There was also an attempt to intimidate an observer from Yabloko in the village of Veska. The secretary of the Electoral Commission of the Pskov region, Sergei Kovalchuk, told Yabloko observer Alexei Nikolayev that if he filmed security bags with ballots, the chairman of the electoral commission would turn to a police officer and further he would be detained under Article 19.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (disobeying to the lawful order of a police officer).


In the Pustoshkinsky district of the Pskov region, violations were recorded during voting at home. In the village of Gultyai, the register of voting at home was compiled not on the basis of the voters’ requests, but on the basis of a list of unknown origin. The people included in the register do not know that they had applied at vote at home and come to vote at the polling station. Some voters, who are visited at home without being asked, refuse to vote. However, the chairwoman of the electoral commission refused to accept a complaint about all these violations from an authorised representative of the Yabloko party.


Elections in the Rostov-on-Don region are also taking place with egregious violations and gross fraud. In Rostov-on-Don, the team of Vladimir Beradze, Yabloko candidate in the by-elections to the city Duma, recorded a violation of the integrity of the seals on safes and security bags with ballots, as well as on voter books at several polling stations.


Photo: Traces of a ruptured safe seal at polling station No. 2029 in Rostov-on-Don. Photo from social media

At night, observers from the Yabloko candidate filmed a group of people looking like electoral commission members who were leaving the school premises where polling station No. 2029 is located. The fact that the commission members were at the polling station at night can explain the violation of the integrity of the seals. The police officers who were called on the site, suggested that “school teachers were leaving the building at night”. The safe was re-sealed, and fingerprints were taken from its surface.


In the Voronezh region, where by-elections to the Council of People’s Deputies of the Volensky rural settlement of Novousmansky district are being held, a team of observers from Yabloko is working with the participation of civil activist, Yabloko member Pavel Sychyov. Employees of the Centre for Combating Extremism came to “visit” Yabloko observers at polling stations. According to Sychyov, the officers were looking for pro-Ukrainian symbols which the observers allegedly had.