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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 Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko raised 71.000 roubles at the auction in support of those persecuted for political reasons

Press Release, 13.03.2023

Photo by the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko

On 11 March, the Chelyabinsk branch of the Yabloko party together with the “You Are Not Alone 74” project, held a charity auction in support of those persecuted for political reasons in the South Urals. During the auction, 49 lots were sold for a total of 71,250 roubles. The funds thus raised were sent to three residents of Chelyabinsk – Nadezhda Vertkhovskaya, Dmitry Gromovoi and Vladimir Kazantsev.

The auction was held in the conference hall of the Meridian Hotel. In addition to full-time participation in the auction, there was a video broadcast on the YouTube channel for those wishing to buy lots remotely. As a result, the auction turned out to be inter-regional: some lots were bought by residents of the Nizhny Novgorod and the Arkhangelsk regions.


During the auction, 49 lots of different price categories were traded: books, paintings, interior items, jewelry and much more. Lots were provided by residents of the region, and well-known public figures of Chelyabinsk. All lots were sold out, and the total amount of proceeds amounted to 71,250 roubles.


The amounts from each lot were transferred by the winners of the auction directly to the person in whose support the collection was. Thus three residents of the South Urals persecuted for political reasons got aid:


– Nadezhda Vertkhovskaya, a social activist and a member of the working group on environmental issues under the administration of Chelyabinsk.

The reason for her fine was an interview with a Chelyabinsk TV channel, in which Nadezhda expressed her opinion about the “special operation” on the territory of Ukraine. During the entire conversation with the journalist, the Russian army or Russian servicemen were never mentioned. The court saw “discrediting of the Russian army” in Nadezhda Vertyakhovskaya’s statements, but the “defamatory” comments were neither mentioned in the case file and nor examined by the court. The court fined her 40,000 roubles.


The amount collected for Nadezhda Vertyakhovskaya during the auction was 28,600 roubles.


– Dmitry Gromovoi, a human rights activist and journalist, is held in a pre-trial detention centre for more than 2.5 years, contrary to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights.

Dmitry Gromovoi is accused of attempted drug dealing. According to the defence, the case was completely fabricated. At the time of his arrest, the journalist was investigating the activities of one of the Internet web-sites selling illegal substances. No traces of his DNA were found on the drugs “found” in Gromovy’s apartment, but traces of DNAs of “unidentified persons” were found on these drugs. Gromovy’s team also published investigations related to the activities of Chelyabinsk officials and courts. Twice, the Investigative Committee of Russia responded to these publications by initiating checks.


The amount collected for Dmitry Gromovy within the framework of the auction was 19,950 roubles.


– Vladimir Kazantsev, a human rights activist and the leader of the STOP GOK movement (an environmental movement against the construction of the Tominsky ore mining and processing plant). He repeatedly spoke in court on environmental disputes: the case of Tominsky ore mining and processing plant, the dispute over the boundaries of the Chelyabinsk city forest, and the case of deforestation in the area of Topolinaya Alley in Chelyabinsk and others.


In October 2022, Vladimir Kazantsev was convicted under the article “fraud”. The ruling of the court was four years in a penal colony for him and also the judged ordered him to return 500,000 roubles to the plaintiff. Many believe that the case is politically motivated. Kazantsev should also reimburse the cost of legal costs to Tominsky GOK.


The amount collected for Dmitry Gromovy within the framework of the auction was 22,700 roubles.


Photo by the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko


According to the Chairman of the Chelyabinsk Yabloko, Yaroslav Shcherbakov, such a charity event was held in the region for the first time. “The first fry was not a flop, the goals of the auction were achieved: thanks to the active participation of more than 50 people, we event exceeded the planned amount. Even now, we can say with full confidence that such auctions will become regular. In the Urals, there are a sufficient number of people who are ready to help. Unfortunately, the repressive machinery of the authorities is not going to stop,” Shcherbakov said.