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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

“PEACE-FUL Art Protest”. St.Petersburg Yabloko will host an exhibition of posters by Yelena Osipova

Press Release, 29.01.2023

Photo: Yelena Osipova

St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko will host an exhibition of posters by the famous St. Petersburg artist and civil activist Yelena Osipova. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Tuesday, 31 January, at 18.30.


“Yelena Andreyevna Osipova is a true honorary citizen of St. Petersburg. Despite the fact that she was not formally awarded this title (and it is unlikely that the current deputies of the Legislative Assembly would choose her as an honorary citizen). What she does is a real civic heroic deed. Fearlessly, selflessly and courageously, she takes to the streets with her paintings, appealing to our conscience and sense of justice. Her work is a huge, very significant cultural phenomenon not only for our city, but also for Russia,” Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, said.


Yelena Andreyevna Osipova was born in Leningrad on 11 November, 1945. She graduated from the Pedagogical Department of the Tavricheskaya Art School, all her life she has taught students painting and drawing in schools and institutions of the art education system. Since 2002, she has been actively participating in protests against the policies of the authorities, rallies in protection of historic environment of St.Petersburg and commemorative actions, goes to single pickets with her poster drawings, was repeatedly detained by the police, her posters were unlawfully confiscated and taken away by provocateurs. She spoke categorically against the hostilities in Ukraine, went out to unpermitted protest actions. For her principled and unshakable position, Yelena Osipova was called the “Conscience of St. Petersburg”, but she declines such a nickname.


In April 2022, the City Council of Milan awarded Yelena Osipova honorary citizenship. In the 2018 at Russian presidential election campaign, Yelena Osipova campaigned for Grigory Yavlinsky, the founder of the Yabloko party. Even though the Russian authorities are deducting half of Yelena Osipova’s pension  by imposing fines on her for participation in the protests, she refuses to sell her posters because she does not want to be seen as selling her beliefs.


The political poster by Yelena Osipova is notable for its response “to the urgent topics of the day”, and from the artistic side it is close to primitivism, conventionality, rooting in the frescoes by famous icon painters Andrei Rublev and Dionisy. In addition to political topics, Osipova often refer in works to urban landscapes and portraits, including children’s. The artist’s landscapes, often in an impressionistic style, are almost always filled with the presence of a person, his detachment from everyday life and enjoyment of the beauty of the surrounding world. The focus of all her works of this kind is St. Petersburg, its recognisable views, panoramas and sights, the images of which convey to the viewer the general mood of the city.


In addition to the opening of the exhibition, on 31 January, the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko will also hold its monthly action of writing letters to political prisoners. The musicians of the Bangkok group will perform during the action.


The works by Yelena Osipova will be demonstrated at the office of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko (Shpalernaya street 13), from 31 January to 24 February. On 31 January – 6 February, please agree on the time of your visit, on 6 – 24 February the exhibition will be opened on Mondays-Thursdays from 17:00 to 20:00.