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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

In Pskov, homes of Yabloko members, Nikolai Kuzmin and Ekaterina Novikova were searched

Press Release, 5.10.2022

Photo: Nikolai Kuzmin and Ekaterina Novikova

This morning, searches were carried out at the homes of Yabloko members Nikolai Kuzmin and Ekaterina Novikova. Their phones, laptops, hard drives and flash drives were confiscated.

Lev Shlosberg, Chairman of the Pskov branch of Yabloko and a member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, says that the investigative department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Ivanovo region, opened a criminal case on “discrediting the armed forces” (Article 280.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) against Mikhail Gusev, a civil activist from Ivanovo and an election observer, who was forced to leave the country, who is allegedly charged with leading some anonymous Telegram channel. The investigation somehow decided that “there may be … objects and documents that are relevant to the criminal case” in Pskov, in the houses of Nikolai Kuzmin, a deputy of the Zavelichenskaya volost from Yabloko, Ekaterina Novikova, a member of the Territorial Electoral  Commission of the city of Pskov from Yabloko, and journalist Denis Kamalyagin, who was also forced to leave Russia and has been working in Riga since March. None of the Pskov activists know Mikhail Gusev.


However, the court, which held a closed hearing on 29 September, agreed with the investigator, and this morning, during searches at Ekaterina and Nikolai’s homes, again, just like on 18 March, laptops and phones (including children’s phones!), flash drives, and disks were confiscated. Denis is not in Pskov.


Leb Shlosberg notes that judging by other searches within the framework of this criminal case in different regions, the authorities are inflicting another blow on Golos, the movement in defence of the voters’ rights, recognised a “foreign agent” by the Russian authorities. However, Golos continues its work on election observation in different regions of the country. The elections are over, Golos did not stop the fight for fair elections, and again got under attack.


The team of the Pskov Yabloko is outraged by the arbitrary actions of the police. Our colleagues are provided with all the necessary legal assistance.


It should be noted, that this is not the first search of Yabloko members homes in Pskov and throughout the country.


On 18 March, the homes of Lev Shlosberg, Nikolai Kuzmin, Ekaterina Novikova, as well as the parents of Denis Kamalyagin, editor-in-chief of Pskovskaya Guberniya, and journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva, were searched as part of a criminal case of slandering the Governor of the Pskov region.


Two weeks earlier, a so-called “police inspection of the premises” took place in the office of the Pskov Yabloko, during which ten computers were confiscated. The reason for the “inspection” was the administrative proceedings under Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation on “discrediting the army”, which came into force a few hours before the “inspection”.


On 24 June, an “examination of the premises” took place as part of an administrative case initiated under Article 20.3.3 Part 1 (“discrediting the army”) of the Code of Administrative Offenses in the administration of the Novorzhevsky district of the Pskov region headed by Yabloko’s Sofya Pugacheva. Later, Sofya Pugacheva, head of the Novorzhevsky district aand a member of Yabloko, was fined for “discrediting the army”.


Sentences guilty and fines on this so-called “censorship article” were passed on the chairman of the Pskov Yabloko Lev Shlosberg (twice) and his wife Zhanna Shlosberg-Kozlovich, Nikolai Kuzmin, a deputy of the Zavelichenskaya volost, Lyubov Zhiltsova, a deputy of the Palkinsky district Assembly, Ivan Prishchepa, a former candidate for the Pskov regional Assembly, and Ivan Kotkov, a member of the Pskov Yabloko (twice).


In total, 37 administrative protocols on “discrediting the army” were drawn up against at least 30 members of the Yabloko party and its supporters in different Russian regions.


Since the beginning of the so-called “special operation”, searches and “inspections of the premises” have been carried out among Yabloko members in other regions: at the home of Alexander Korovainy, ex-deputy of the Council of the Yeisk District (the Krasnodar Territory), Marina Zheleznyakova, Chair of the Maritime branch of Yabloko, in the office of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko, party supporter in Rostov-on-Don Tatyana Sporysheva and activist Boris Miklyukov, Yabloko member in Voronezh Pavel Sychev, Ruslan Zinatullin, Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Tatarstan, Kazan activists Yelena Izotova and Gulnaz Ravilova, and Yabloko member in Arkhangelsk Daria Poryadina. Searches were also carried out as part of the initiated criminal cases at the homes of Vladimir Efimov, head of the Kamchatka Yabloko, Mikhail Afanasyev, a Yabloko member in Khakassia, Anatoly Nogovitsyn, Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Yakutia, and Alexander Grigoriev, a member of the Lipetsk regional department of Yabloko.


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