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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

“An unlawful and politically motivated decision.” Alexander Shishlov on his fine for “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 7.10.2022

Photo: lawyer Leonid Krikun and Alexander Shishlov / Photo by Konstantin Lenkov,

“I regard today’s decision as legally unfounded, unlawful and politically motivated.” This is how Alexander Shishlov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and Chairman of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko, assessed the decision of the Petrogradsky District Court, which found him guilty of an administrative offense under Article 20.3.3 (Public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Armed Forces) and fined him 35,000 roubles.

The court’s decision was based on the results of a forensic linguistic examination by the North-West Regional Centre for Expertise of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.


Experts Natalya Pikalyova and Anna Medvedeva considered that Alexander Shishlov’s three publications on the VKontakte social media “contained a combination of linguistic and psychological signs of persuading the addressee of the negative nature of the goals of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”.


According to academics and experts – Doctor of Historical Sciences Irina Levinskaya (author of more than 80 examinations) and Dr. Dmitry Dubrovsky (who conducted over 60 expertises and examinations), (*and who is a ‘foreign agent” according to the Ministry of Justice of the RF) the indicated expert examination did meet the requirements for such examinations and was professionally untenable. Dubrovsky emphasised that the conclusions of the Centre’s experts “should be considered an example of a deliberately false examination”.


Alexander Shishlov criticized in his posts the announcement of a minute of silence in memory of the ex-LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, since Zhirinovsky incited hatred and aggression, spoke negatively about the initiative to introduce criminal punishment for insulting the St. George ribbon and giving it a state status, and also wrote about the inappropriateness of folding the ribbon into the Latin letter Z.


“I regard today’s decision as legally unfounded, unlawful and politically motivated. This is another judicial act that has nothing to do with the Constitution, and law and justice. It a political, rather than legal decision and is aimed at pressure and intimidation of political opponents of the authorities. The decision will be appealed to the St. Petersburg City Court,” Alexander Shishlov said.


Speaking at the court hearings, Alexander Shishlov asked: “How can a political opposition act in a country that, according to the Constitution, is a democratic constitutional state, in which ideological and political diversity and a multi-party system are recognised? How can an opposition party act if it does not express its assessments and arguments publicly?”


It should be noted that after Alexander Shishlov was accused of “discrediting the Armed Forces”, he began to receive threats and insults via the Internet. Shishlov appealed to the city Public Prosecutor Viktor Melnik, and Shishlov’s lawyer Leonid Krikun filed an application to addressed to the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region demanding to initiate a criminal case on the fact of threats.


Earlier, 37 administrative protocols were drawn up against 30 members and supporters of Yabloko under the article on “discrediting the army”, including Lev Shlosberg, a member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko and leader of the Pskov Yabloko, Sofia Pugacheva, head of the Novorzhevsky district of the Pskov region, municipal deputies Nikolai Kuzmin, Andrei Morev and Nodari Khananashvili.


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