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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

Witnesses from the prosecution side in the criminal case of the leader of the Yabloko branch in Yakutia confessed that the police forced them to sign documents in the Nogovitsyn case

Press Release, 17.02.2023

Photo: Anatoly Nogovitsyn / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

The Yakutsk City Court has just completed hearings on the testimony of witnesses within the framework of prosecution of Anatoly Nogovitsyn, Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Yakutia. The criminal case against Nogovitsyn was filed for his alleged “discrediting the army”. The eight witnesses declared by the public prosecutor include three security officials, one police expert, two students who admitted that they were forced to become witnesses in the case, one citizen who “experienced anxiety” and one woman who refused to come to court. The debate of the parties is scheduled on 1 March.

It should be noted that Nogovitsyn is being tried under Article 280.3 Part 1 of the Criminal Code (“discrediting the army”) for publishing a video message to the residents of Yakutia on his personal Telegram channel, in which Nogovitsyn voiced his opinion about “partial mobilisation” and a special operation.


At the trial, students Erel Bochkaryov and Valentin Stepanov said that the investigative actions described in the protocols of interrogation did not correspond to reality: the students were forced to sign an act of an operational measure in which they did not participate. The students did not see either Nogovitsyn’s video or the disc that the police officers allegedly sealed up in their presence. In addition, at the trial, the witnesses stated that the police on the eve of the trial instructed them on what to say.


The first investigator who dealt with the criminal case of Nogovitsyn and who denied Nogovitsyn the right to call a lawyer, Sergei Grigoryev, also acted as a witness. He was summoned to court so that he would testify about the mistakes made in the criminal case. The investigator answered the lawyer’s questions about the violation of the right to defence in contradictory ways and in the end stated that he did not remember anything for sure.


Police officer Nikita Maksimov spoke about the technical characteristics and capabilities of the Nogovitisn’s gadgets, and also described how the Telegram application works, justified his competence in these matters with the words “I am an experienced user”.


Another witness for the prosecution was Sergei Dvornikov, an employee of the Department for Combating Extremism, who with his colleague detained the leader of the Yakutian Yabloko, intimidated him, and, together with his colleagues, illegally took away Nogovitsyn’s phone. Dvornikov said that their department was monitoring social networks and detected offences, in other words, they were implementing surveillance over people.


A resident of Yakutsk, Gavril Popov, said at the trial that after watching the video on the Telegram channel of Anatoly Nogovitsyn, he “experienced anxiety” and decided to tell the police about it, by some “accident” he immediately went to the police station, and when he came there, he was met by investigator Avdyushkina, who had been investigating the case on “discrediting the army”.


Another “accidental” witness Viktoria Pakhomova did not come to the court hearings.


Police expert Vladislav Nikiforov announced a portrait expertise of Anatoly Nogovitsyn, which confirmed that it was Anatoly Nogovitsyn who appeared in the video posted on Anatoly Nagovitsyn’s Telegram channel. It should be noted that the expert’s conclusion did not bring anything new to the case, because the leader of the Yakutian Yabloko did not deny expressing his opinion on the video regarding the mobilisation.


Anatoly Nogovitsyn was also interrogated. It should be noted that the politician does not consider himself guilty of a criminal offence. However, the court has not yet taken an interest in his opinion.


Earlier, Anatoly Nogovitsyn was fined 30,000 rubles under Article 20.3.3 Part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (“discrediting the army”) after publishing a video commentary by Novaya Gazeta journalist Yelena Kostyuchenko about what was happening in Ukraine.


In addition, within the framework of the criminal case, the investigator assigned Nogovitsyn a forensic psychiatric examination, which took place in the same psycho-neurological dispensary in which the shaman Alexander Gabyshev was undergoing compulsory treatment. The expert commission, albeit distorting some of Nogovitsyn’s words, recognised the leader of the Yakutian Yabloko as healthy ( ). Since the end of September 2022, Nogovitsyn has been banned from certain activities.


Two more Yabloko members are under investigation on charges of committing a criminal offence: Mikhail Afanasyev, a journalist from Khakassia, is accused ( of spreading “military fakes” using his official position (Article 207.3, Part 2, Clause “a” of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The Chairman of the Kamchatka branch of Yabloko Vladimir Yefimov is being accused ( ) in the case of “discrediting the army” (Article 280.3 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).


In addition, at least 32 party activists received 40 administrative protocols on “discrediting the army”.


The Yabloko party considers the persecution of Anatoly Nogovitsyn, as well as other defendants in the criminal cases for “discrediting the army” and “fake news about the army”, to be politically motivated, and the articles of the Criminal Code punishing any criticism of hostilities as repressive and unlawful.