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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

Boris Vishnevsky’s page on the VKontakte social media had been blocked for his quoting Stanisław Jerzy Lec. This came out only after many months of trial with the Russian media regulator and the Public Prosecutor General’s Office

Press Release, 13.02.2023

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The reason for blocking the page of Boris Vishnevsky, an MP of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg from Yabloko and Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, was his post in where he wrote about the pioneers movement, Moskvich brand cars and quoted the Polish writer Stanisław Jerzy Lec. This was announced by a representative of Roskomnadzor, Russian media regulator, at the hearing in the Vasileostrovsky District Court on Monday, 13 February.

Earlier, the agency stated that the politician’s page had been blocked by the decision of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office as presenting “inaccurate socially significant information aimed at destabilization of the socio-political situation in the Russian Federation”.


During the trial, which lasted several months, Roskomnadzor also voiced the version that Vishnevsky with his posts about “general mobilisation” and “possible use of nuclear weapons,” created “panic moods” among people and even created prerequisites for “massive violations of public order”. However, the defendants represented by the Public Prosecutor General’s Office and Roskomnadzor failed to say to what specific posts the allegations referred.


Only at the fifth hearing, the representative of Roskomnadzor provided Vishnevsky and the court with a screenshot of the page with the only post that caused the blocking. The publication dealt with the “ceremonial admission [of children] to the pioneers”, the return of the Moskvich automobile brand, and drew parallels with Soviet political repressions and the culture of denunciations.


“And for those who rave about the ‘glorious past’, let me remind you of  Stanisław Jerzy Lec: ‘For those who wear blinders, it is useful to remember that the kit also includes a bridle and a whip,’” Vishnevsky wrote in his post.


“It is impossible to learn about the position of the state agencies without laughter. Apparently, Lec’s quote violates the socio-political situation in the Russian Federation,” Vishnevsky said.


“Nevertheless, the information has been provided, on the fifth attempt and with great reluctance. There is nothing secret in this information, which has been confirmed by the representative of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office at the meeting. Nothing prevented them from providing it last summer,” Boris Vishnevsky noted.


However, the court refused to satisfy the plaintiff’s claim – recognition of the inaction of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office and the Roskomnadzor. Vishnevsky and his representative, lawyer Andrei Chertkov, plan to appeal the decision to the City Court.


“We are satisfied that the reason for the blocking of the page has finally been explained to us after more than six months of court hearings and correspondence. But we are not satisfied with the decision of the court and we will appeal against it,” Vishnevsky said.


The politician’s page was blocked back in June 2022. After appealing to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office for clarification, Boris Vishnevsky was unable to get a substantive response and brought a case against the Public Prosecutor General’s Office and Roskomnadzor to court.


Earlier, Emilia Slabunova, an MP of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia from Yabloko, finally succeeded in finding out which exactly entries on her personal page on VKontakte caused her to be blocked by the decision of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office. It turned out that two posts caused the blocking. The first provided official data on the death of the first serviceman from Karelia with a quote from President Putin. The second entry was a repost of an interview with Valentina Melnikova, Executive Secretary of the Union of Committees of Soldiers’ Mothers. Emilia Slabunova also managed to get clarifications on the circumstances of the blocking only within the framework of a trial.



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