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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 MPs in regional parliaments Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova charged with “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 9.01.2023

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova / Photo from social media

Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova, MPs of the Legislative Assemblies of St. Petersburg and Karelia, were charged with “discrediting the armed forces” (Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation). Protocols on an administrative offense were drawn up against the politicians on the eve of the New Year. Information about the cases appeared on the web-sites of a district court of St. Petersburg and the City Court of Petrozavodsk. The information on the dates and times of the court hearings has not been published yet.

Boris Vishnevsky, a member of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, says that he is not aware of the details of the case and he has not been informed in any way about the drafting of the protocol of offense against him. According to the joint press service of the courts of St. Petersburg, the reason for filing an administrative offense case against Vishnevsky could be a post on the politician’s public Telegram channel about the events in the Ukrainian city of Bucha.


“I don’t know anything about this ‘case’. It is hard to imagine that the police failed to find and notify a deputy of the Legislative Assembly about the administrative protocol being drawn up against him. Perhaps the police drew up a report on one of my “doppelgangers” in the [2021] elections to the Legislative Assembly? Although it is possible that this protocol was drawn up specifically against me and in this way the police congratulate the leaders of Yabloko on the New Year – after all, a similar protocol under the article on “discrediting” was drawn up on 28 December in relation to Emilia Slabunova, a deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia and a member of the Yabloko Political Committee,” Boris Vishnevsky said.


The protocol of offense against Emilia Slabunova, a member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, was drawn up on the basis of a denunciation by a member of the Karelia parliament from the [pro-government] United Russia party. The police were examining the speech of MP Slabunova at a joint meeting of two committees in the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia and her publications about this in her Telegram channel. Emilia Slabunova touched upon in her speech the agenda of the Karelian parliament – ensuring safety of children, building schools to avoid second shifts, and hiring psychologists in schools. There was no mention of the army in it.


“All my life I have been teaching and raising children, now I will defend the opportunity to protect their interests in court, for which, in fact, their parents elected me as a deputy,” Emilia Slabunova wrote in her Telegram channel.


Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov commented on the New Year’s “gifts” to deputies from Yabloko: “The Yabloko party goes on working and represents in Russian politics the opinion of millions of Russians who do not support what has been happening. We will provide all possible assistance and support to Yabloko deputies working in the regional parliaments of our country.”


“We regard these new “cases” as further pressure on Yabloko and those who do not agree with the current policies of the authorities. In fact, the initiation of such cases violates the constitutional rights to the freedom of speech, thought and information and discredits the very concepts of law and order. We will certainly defend our comrades from absurd accusations,” Alexander Shishlov, Coordinator of the Federal Political Committee and head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, says. Shishlov was previously found guilty of “discrediting the army” for his posts on the social network Vkontakte.


In total 40 administrative protocols were drawn up against 32 activists of the Yabloko party in 2022. Several party members received from two to four fines under Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses. Vladimir Yefimov, Chairman of the Kamchatka branch of Yabloko and a journalist, received four fines for “discrediting the army”, as well as three fines for “demonstrating extremist symbols” and a criminal case on “discrediting the army” (Article 280.3 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The politician is now under a ban on certain actions, like other defendants in criminal cases, members of Yabloko: leader of the Yakutsk branch Anatoly Nogovitsyn (Article 280.3 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), Yabloko activist from Lipetsk Alexander Grigoryev (Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “fakes about the army”). Another person suspected of spreading “fakes” about the Russian Armed Forces (Article 207.3 Part 2 Paragraph “a” of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) is Mikhail Afanasyev, a journalist in Khakassia, who has been in custody since April 2022.


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




is member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, Chair of Yabloko in 2015-2019.

Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia.

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Honoured Teacher of Russia




is Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko Party, member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee and Bureau, and an MP of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg