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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 won the litigation for opening three public areas in Chelyabinsk where rallies can be held without prior notification of the authorities

Press Release, 9.11.2022

Photo: Yaroslav Shcherbakov and Vasily Moskovets / Photo from social media

On 9 November, the Second Court of Appeal in St. Petersburg overturned the decision of the Chelyabinsk Regional Court and invalidated the decrees of the Government of the Chelyabinsk Region that excluded three territories from the list of public areas in Chelyabinsk where rallies can be held without prior notification of the authorities (the so-called “hyde parks”). Now, after the official publication of the decision of the court, Russian citizens will be able to gather in these public areas without mandatory notification of the authorities and getting their permission for holding a rally.  Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk Yabloko, Anna Ilyina, a member of the Regional Council of Yabloko and human rights activist, and Vasily Moskovets, human rights defender, won the litigation over the right of citizens to free assembly in the city’s venues.

It should be noted that three public venues were excluded from the list of the Chelyabinsky “hyde parks” by the decrees of the current governors of the Chelyabinsk Region in 2018 and 2022. After that, only two “hyde parks” for citizens to hold public events (assemblies, rallies, pickets) without getting permissions from the authorities remained in the city consisting of seven municipalities. However, according to the Constitutional Court of Russia, there should be a “hyde park” in every municipality.


In the summer, Yaroslav Shcherbakov sent a proposal to Governor Alexei Teksler to approve seven venues located in seven districts of Chelyabinsk as “hyde parks”.


The Governor ignored the proposals of Yabloko and the residents of Chelyabinsk. Then Yaroslav Shcherbakov filed a lawsuit with the Chelyabinsk Regional Court demanding that a “hyde park” be opened in each of the seven districts of Chelyabinsk. The court dismissed the claims, and the plaintiffs appealed to the court of appeal.


The first hearing in the Court of Appeal in St. Petersburg took place on 25 October. The second hearing was scheduled for November 9: the court gave time to the Government of the Chelyabinsk Region to justify their decision on the liquidation of “hyde parks”, not being satisfied with the explanation that the venues for the rallies had been chosen “in order to take into account the proposals of the head of the city of Chelyabinsk and the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Chelyabinsk Region”.


At the second hearing of the case, the Court of Appeal in St. Petersburg overturned the decision of the Chelyabinsk Regional Court and invalidated the decrees of the Government of the Chelyabinsk Region that excluded three territories from the list of city “hyde parks”.


“The court decision comes into force today, but like the canceled decisions, it must be officially published. Until then, please refrain from using the above-mentioned venues for holding public events without notice,” Yaroslav Shcherbakov wrote in his Telegram channel.


According to Shcherbakov, “hyde parks” situated in convenient places represent an additional guarantee of the right to peaceful assembly (Article 31 of the Constitution of the RF), which civil society needs so much in the current situation as protection against the refusal of the authorities to give their permissions to protest events and initiation of criminal and administrative cases for holding them without such a permission.