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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

The Opochetsky District Court upheld the decision of pro-government deputies to arbitrarily dismiss Yabloko’s head of the district Svetlana Vasilkova basing on “their inner conviction”. The decision of the court will be appealed in the regional court.

Press Release, 22.12.2022

Photo: Svetlana Vasilkova / Photo by the Pskov Yabloko

On 21 December, the Opochetsky District Court announced the decision on the suit of Yabloko’s Svetlana Vasilkova to challenge her dismissal from the post of head of the Pustoshkinsky district of the Pskov region. As follows from the decision, Svetlana Vasilkova’s demands were “partially satisfied”: it was decided to refuse to recognise the decision of the Assembly of Deputies of the Pustoshkinsky District on the resignation and the “letter of support” of Governor Mikhail Vedernikov as illegal, but to satisfy the request to publish the judicial act in the regional newspaper.

Such a decision was expected from the moment when the Judge refused to transfer the case to a court in another region of Russia (through the regional court).


Svetlana Vasilkova, Deputy Chairman of the Pskov Yabloko, filed an application with the Opochetsky District Court to recognise the decision of the Assembly of Deputies of the Pustoshkinsky District of 24 November to remove her from her post of head of the district as illegal. Such a decision was taken by the deputies despite the fact that the State Finance Committee of the Pskov Region recognised the district headed by Vasilkova one of the best in the region in 2021 and allotted additional funding in the form of an additional incentive payment which was used for preparation for the heating season. Vasilkova regards the decisions on an unsatisfactory assessment of her performance by the deputies as far-fetched and having nothing to do with reality. When making a decision, the deputies violated the procedure determined by federal law.


“The main arguments of the future appeal are already clear: the court of first instance did not apply the legal position of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, and the conclusions of the judicial act contradict the circumstances of the case,” says Vasilkova’s representative Yelena Mayatnikova. “The rulings of the Constitutional Court indicate that the decisions of the representative body of the municipality related to dismissing the head of the municipality should not be arbitrary. Thus, in the context of the exclusivity of the right of a representative body of local self-government to an unsatisfactory assessment, obstacles to subjectivism are established. By refusing to satisfy the application of Svetlana Vasilkova, the Opochetsky Court ignored these legal orders of the court of a higher instance and did not attach any importance to the violations of the dismissal procedure,” Mayatnikova notes.


An hour and a half before the end of the court session, Svetlana Vasilkova finally found out about the circumstances that the deputies from United Russia and the LDPR party considered as grounds for removing her from her post. Dmitry Zarembo, Chairman of the Assembly of Deputies of the Pustoshkinsky District, submitted a letter with these “justifications” to the court almost a month after the decision to dismiss Vasilkova was made by the Assembly of Deputies. In the decision of 24 November, these “circumstances” were not specified. However, the letter of the Chairman of the Assembly runs that the deputies made the decision “basing on their inner conviction”.


The court grossly violated the rights of the administrative plaintiff and did not even begin to discuss the motion to adjourn the court session in order to prepare objections to the new “arguments” of the defendants. Some of the “facts” were refuted by Svetlana Vasilkova immediately, before the court’s decision. But this did not affect the decision of the court.


“The behavior in court of the defendant, the Chairman of the Assembly of Deputies Dmitry Zarembo should be marked specially. He shied away from answering my questions about compliance with the removal procedure, or (with the permission of the judge!) simply refused to answer questions. From this, I conclude that Zarembo, with the direct support of the court, avoided studying the actual circumstances of the case, fearing that significant violations committed by the Assembly and him personally could be recorded.


But even without his explanations, the materials submitted to the court exhaustively documented the good faith of Svetlana Vasilkova’s actions and the abuse of the right by the initiators of the resignation. As follows from the responses to Svetlana Vasilkova’s request read out in court, the minutes of the Assembly sessions, Zarembo’s incorrect behaviour is his behavioral norm. Unfortunately, this is the face of the United Russia party today,” Yelena Mayatnikova commented.


The decision of the Opochetsky District Court has not entered into force and will be appealed by Svetlana Vasilkova to the Pskov Regional Court. The further development of the case will depend on the regional court.


It should be noted that the Yabloko party issued a statement in support of Svetlana Vasilkova. Yabloko placed full responsibility for what had happened on the Governor of the Pskov region, Mikhail Vedernikov, who personally supported the dismissal of Yabloko’s head of district.