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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 elected deputies will stand for peace and freedom

Press Release, 14.09.2022

Photo: Yabloko campaign leaflets “For Peace!” and “For Peace and Freedom!”

Elections were held in a number of Russian regions on 11 September. 462 Yabloko candidates took part in election campaigns in 12 regions. 2,167,203 voters had the opportunity to vote for peace, against the policy pursued by the current Russian authorities, supporting the slogan of the Yabloko candidates “FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM!”

In the municipal elections in Moscow, many candidates from Yabloko were leading during voting at  polling stations, but the results of remote electronic voting “downgraded” most of them several positions down, depriving them of their mandates. However, the remote electronic voting was unable to take away the victory from four Yabloko candidates.


Thus, Vasily Dikarev, a researcher at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, was elected in the Yakimanka district of Moscow. Dikarev has been deputy of the Council of Yakimanka since 2017, and was rated first at the polling stations of the district. However, after the votes received through the remote electronic voting were counted, Dikarev dropped to the fourth place, but retained his mandate.


Anatoly Zakharov, a candidate in the Bogorodskoye district of Moscow, professional manager and IT entrepreneur, managed to become a deputy. Zakharov came third as of the votes cast at polling stations, but the remote electronic voting moved him one position down, but failed to deprive him of his mandate.


The programmer Vladimir Shomin became a deputy from Yabloko in the Gagarinsky district of Moscow. According to the results of the ordinary voting, Shomin came first in the district. After the counting of the remote electronic votes, our candidate was downgraded to the third position.


In Preobrazhensky district of Moscow, Olga Lapshina, an employee of the Moscow Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, became a deputy. She received the majority of votes in her constituency, but remote electronic voting rated her fifth.


In the Sverdlovsk region in the Urals, Yabloko received a mandate in the Duma of the Sukhoi Log urban district. Yabloko candidate and entrepreneur Vladimir Sevostyanov was elected to the Duma. Sevostyanov finished fifth out of 16 in his constituency: 23.89% of the votes were cast for him.


In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Siberia, Alexander Zagainov, a current deputy of the Esaul village Council of Deputies in the Berezovsky district, retained his mandate. Zagainov, a woodworking factory worker and a Yabloko candidate, finished fifth out of 16 in the constituency, receiving 23.32% of the vote.


In Pskov, North-West Russia, Yabloko, according to the official data, received 9.04% of the vote in the elections to the City Duma and came third. Yabloko as a party of peace was supported by 3,003 people, remote electronic voting inclusive. According to the single electoral list of the party, Tatyana Pasman, a teacher and educator, who has represented Yabloko in the city parliament for the past eight months, gets the deputy mandate in the Pskov City Duma.


The achievements of Yabloko in other municipalities of the Pskov region are as follows:

Bezhanitsky district: 8.23%, 1 mandate;

Gdovsky district 21.70%, Yabloko came second, 3 mandates (including Alexander Konashenkov who won in a single-mandate constituency);

Dnovsky district: 7.4%, 1 mandate;

Krasnogorodsky district: 6.15%, 1 mandate;

Loknyansky district: 7.45%, 1 mandate;

Novorzhevsky district: 8.41%, 1 mandate;

Novosokolnichesky district: 6.06%, 1 mandate;

Opochetsky district: 7.97%, 1 mandate;

Pustoshkinsky district: 7.64%, 1 mandate;

Pushkinogorsky district: 6.08%, 1 mandate;

Usvyatsky district: 8.90%, Yabloko came second, 2 mandates.


Fifteen leaders of  Yabloko teams become deputies. The names of the deputies from Yabloko will be announced later, as the counting of votes continues in the region and the several mandates have been pending.


“The Yabloko Party and its candidates participated in the election campaign, realising that we are participating in the elections, which are held in the regime of a special military operation launched on 24 February, 2022. Our candidates were not allowed to be nominated through application of new laws, and they were removed after the nomination (every fifth candidate in the elections in Moscow was removed). Nevertheless, Yabloko will continue to work in Russian politics so that to defend and promote the stance that millions of Russians support and present a European democratic alternative to the current dead-end course,” Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov commented on the results of the election campaign.