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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

St.Petersburg Yabloko members received in St.Petersburg their Yabloko colleagues from Veliky Novgorod

Press Release, 22.01.2024

Photos by the Yabloko Press Service

The head of the Yabloko faction in the Veliky Novgorod City Duma Anna Cherepanova, the head of the regional Centre for Anti-Corruption Policies Ksenia Cherepanova, and a member of the Bureau of the Novogorod branch of Yabloko Viktor Shalyakin came to St. Petersburg to meet their colleagues.

Past week, St. Petersburg Yabloko members received guests – their colleagues from Veliky Novgorod. Anna Cherepanova, Deputy Chair of the Yabloko party, Chair of the Novgorod regional branch of the party and head of the Yabloko faction in the City Duma of Veliky Novgorod, Ksenia Cherepanova, Chair of the local Yabloko branch in Veliky Novgorod and head of the regional Centre for Anti-Corruption Policies, and Viktor Shalyakin, a member of the regional Bureau and head of the Yabloko campaign headquarters at the past elections to the City Duma of Veliky Novgorod.


During the meeting which took place in the Mariinsky Palace, where the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg works, guests from Veliky Novgorod discussed with deputies of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Shishlov, and Olga Tsepilova, a member of the Federal Bureau, Chair of the Green Russia faction, the practices of parliamentary work of the Yabloko factions in different regions.


At the office of the St. Petersburg Yabloko, members of the Novgorod delegation spoke about their unique experience of conducting successful election campaigns. More than 40 members and candidates for party membership took part in the meeting, which was monitored by the Chairman of the St. Petersburg Yabloko, Alexander Shishlov.


The participants of the meeting were particularly interested in the experience of the September municipal campaign, which took place in Veliky Novgorod, as well as in other regions, where Yabloko participated in the elections under the slogan “For Peace!”


Anna Cherepanova emphasised that every election in the Novgorod region begins with a change in the electoral legislation in order to make it difficult for the opposition to be elected, and documents for the elections must be prepared perfectly, taking into account the bias of electoral commissions.


The leader of the Novgorod Yabloko recalled that during the election campaign for the elections to the City Duma of Veliky Novgorod last summer, the regional branch came under serious pressure from both the electoral commission and the law enforcement agencies. This was due to the fact that the campaign took place under the slogans “For Peace, Life and Freedom”. The Novgorod Yabloko considered these principles to be key in the current conditions and placed emphasis on them, which in turn resonated with many Novgorod residents.


In addition, Anna Cherepanova recalled that since 2021 all campaign materials of the Novgorod Yabloko have been bearing the “foreign agent” marking, since Ksenia Cherepanova was once a member of the Golos election observers organisation, which was later recognised as a foreign agent.

“The newspaper was confiscated, Ksenia Cherepanova’s home was searched, and five administrative cases were opened against Yabloko candidates. These were acts of intimidation and demoralisation, but we continued to work. Not a single candidate withdrew from the elections, despite enormous pressure. The Novgorod Yabloko was fined 200,000 roubles during the election campaign,” Anna Cherepanova stressed.


Ksenia Cherepanova, head of the Centre for Anti-Corruption Policies in the Novgorod Region and head of one of the local branches of the party, spoke about best practices in conducting an election campaign, and also emphasised the importance of observation at polling stations.


“The most important problem during a multi-day voting is the overnight storage of ballots; it is necessary to make it clear to the authorities that Yabloko is monitoring the polling stations both day and night,” Ksenia Cherepanova said.


Viktor Shalyakin, a member of the regional Bureau, head of Yabloko’s election headquarters for the City Duma of Veliky Novgorod and retired Air Force major, emphasised that the “Kremlin parties” are unprofitable for citizens.


“It is important to help your comrades, if there is a team game, then you will start winning. The main goal is to increase votes, increase the likelihood of winning. The candidate who believes in his/her own victory will win, people will not believe the one who himself/herself does not believe in winning the election,” Viktor Shalyakin noted.


“You can’t trust anyone, neither the police nor the electoral commission – they want to deceive you. We must remember that in relation to the opposition there will only be lawlessness in elections in modern Russia,” Shalyakin added.