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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 candidates for Novosibirsk City Council were denied registration due to signatures in favour of their nomination

Press Release, 9.11.2023

Photo: Yabloko candidates Pyotr Kopylov and Maxim Novikov

The territorial electoral commissions of the Central and Oktyabrsky districts on Novosibirsk refused to register Maxim Novikov and Pyotr Kopylov, candidates for deputies for by-elections to the Novosibirsk City Council, previously nominated by the Novosibirsk branch of the Yabloko party.

The reason for the refusal to register Novikov was the insufficient number of voters’ signatures collected in favour of his nomination. The reason for the refusal to candidate Kopylov was that the electoral commission and the Ministry of Internal Affairs recognised the passport data and registration addresses of almost 20% of voters who filled out this data with their own hands as “unreliable”.


The candidate for the 49th district of the Central District of the city, Maxim Novikov, did not have enough signatures for nomination. As noted in the regional office of Yabloko, during door-to-door visits, many citizens did not dare to leave their signatures for the nomination of a candidate from the Yabloko party, who was running in the elections with the slogan “For peace and freedom!”


As regards the nomination of Pyotr Kopylov, inspectors from the Territorial Electoral Commission of the Oktyabrsky district of Novosibirsk and the Ministry of Internal Affairs “discovered” 20% of defected signatures. The regional branch of Yabloko claims that the so-called experts checked the passport details and registration of signatories using their internal closed database. In accordance with the law, citizens themselves must put down their last name, first name, patronymic name, date of birth, and also sign on the signature sheet. The “experts” identified inconsistencies in passport data of signatories in Pyotr Kopylov’s signature sheets. Considering that the signature collectors mandatory checked the series and number of the passport the signatory put down with the document, and criminologists confirmed that the signatures were genuine and not forged, the peculiarities of people’s handwriting could be considered an “error.” It is known that inspectors do not bother to decipher the illegible handwritings on the signature sheets and check the information against the database using an exhaustive search method. In addition, checking the procedure for entering data from the signature sheet into the computer by an expert is not provided for by law. Thus, the results of such an audit can be conditioned solely by the will of the inspectors. We should also note that, as usual, when checking the signatures of opposition candidates, the “experts” paid close attention to handwriting. Several signatures were also invalidated by this criterion.


Thus, the candidates “For Peace and Freedom!” this year will not take part in the elections in Novosibirsk. Novosibirsk Yabloko believes that in many ways this is a politically motivated decision. “Only politically sterile representatives of parliamentary parties, who did not collect voters’ signatures in a door-to-door canvass, and one self-nominated, a developer by profession, were allowed to continue the election campaign. Is the situation ‘politically stable’? activists of the regional branch of the party comment.


The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko expresses gratitude to all citizens who supported and helped the candidates in nomination and collection of signatures


“Your efforts were not in vain: over a thousand residents of Novosibirsk, and even citizens beyond its borders, learned about our campaign “For Peace and Freedom!”. The invaluable experience we gained will definitely be useful to our team in the future.”


A report on the funds collected and used will be submitted to the electoral commission within a month and published by the regional office of Yabloko.