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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 Novgorod branch of Yabloko fined for publishing and distributing the newspaper “I Am For Peace!”

Press Release, 15.01.2024

Photo: Police at the office of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko confiscate part of the circulation of the newspaper “I Am For Peace!”, August 2023 / Photo by the regional branch of the party

The Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko was fined 200,000 roubles for publishing the newspaper “I Am For Peace!” during the elections to the Novgorod City Duma in September 2023. The formal reason for two administrative fines of 100,000 roubles each for “illegal campaigning” is the alleged lack of foreign agency markings on campaign materials. The Novgorod Yabloko says that it is political pressure. The fines were approved by the appellate court; the leader of the regional branch, Anna Cherepanova, filed complaints with the cassation court. However, 200,000 roubles have to be paid before mid-February, and the Novgorod Yabloko starts fundraising to cover the fines and pay for a lawyer.

The Territorial Electoral Commission of Veliky Novgorod drew up administrative protocols for the electoral association on 20 November, almost three months after the elections. In December 2023, judges of courts of the first instance of two judicial districts found the electoral association “The Novgorod Regional Branch of the Yabloko Party” guilty of “production, distribution or placement of campaign materials in violation of the requirements of the legislation on elections and referendums” (Article 5.12, Part 1, of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation). Later, the judges of the Novgorod District Court confirmed the decisions on fines made by the courts of the first instance.


During the election campaign, the Novgorod Yabloko published two issues of the newspaper “I Am For Peace!”, each containing a separate page mentioning a candidate nominated by the party who was affiliated with a foreign agent. Such a candidate was the Chair of the local branch of the Yabloko party in Veliky Novgorod, Ksenia Cherepanova, who had previously participated in the Golos election observation movement, but suspended her activities in it 30 months ago.


The newspaper “I Am For Peace!” was submitted to the electoral commission, in accordance with the procedure established by law, before distribution began. The Territorial Electoral Commission, which received the newspaper, did not make decisions about the newspaper’s non-compliance with the requirements of the law. Moreover, the Novgorod Yabloko did not engage in its distribution: this was done by the executive with whom the electoral association made an agreement on such work.


Anna Cherepanova, the leader of the Novgorod Yabloko and a deputy of the City Duma, notes that law enforcement agencies, the Ministry of Justice, the administration of Veliky Novgorod, as well as people in civilian clothes checked the newspaper “I Am For Peace!” at all campaign pickets for information about a candidate affiliated with a foreign agent. Not a single complaint was made either to the distributor, or to the picketers, or to the regional department.


However, in August, the Territorial Electoral Commission received a complaint from a Mr. Shavayev about the distribution of Yabloko newspapers through mailboxes without a tab about the foreign agency. It should be noted that a member of the Territorial Electoral Commission of Veliky Novgorod and the head of the Internal Policy Department of the Administration of the Governor of the Novgorod Region has the same name. Police officers went to the places where offenses were allegedly committed. In total, the circulation of two issues of the newspaper was 70,000 copies, the police found 63 copies of the circulation in mail boxes, including ten copies that allegedly had no “foreign agent” inserts. The police indicated in their reports that no violations were detected. The regional branch of Yabloko believes that this was a planned provocation by competitors or ill-wishers, who could remove the pages with information about the foreign agency from campaign newspapers and call the police.


The position of the Novgorod Yabloko defence was that administrative protocols, and then court decisions, are drawn up for the already defunct electoral association “The Novgorod Regional Branch of the Yabloko Party”. In addition, the authorities of Yekaterina Konstantinova, a voting member of the Territorial Electoral Commission of Veliky Novgorod, to draw up protocols on administrative violations have expired. The lawyer of the Novgorod Yabloko also insists that there is no evidence of the regional branch’s guilt: the newspaper delivery man was not been identified; the court did not establish how the Novgorod Yabloko was supposed to check the integrity of the newspapers distributed in citizens’ mailboxes.


The Novgorod Yabloko intends to defend itself in the Third Cassation Court of General Jurisdiction in St. Petersburg. But before this time, it has to cover the fines in the amount of 200,000 roubles. The deadlines for paying the fines are 6 February and 18 February. Yabloko also continues to raise funds to pay for a lawyer. At the moment, 22,000 roubles out of the required 50,000 have been raised.


The Novgorod Yabloko thanks all its voters who voted for the party of peace in the September elections and allowed Yabloko to represent their interests in the Duma of Veliky Novgorod. Now Yabloko asks its voters to defend the slogan “For Peace!” and provide all possible assistance to cover the fines and pay for the work of a lawyer, for this Yabloko needs 250,000 roubles.