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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

A deputy from Yabloko in Tomsk may be deprived of his mandate for confrontation with a garbage collection operator

Press Release, 5.02.2024

Photo: Yevgeny Kaverzin / Photo from social media

Yevgeny Kaverzin, a deputy from Yabloko in the Tomsk City Duma, may be deprived of his mandate. The formal reason is some inaccuracies in his income declarations for 2020 and 2021, but the real reason for deprivation of his mandate is his protection of the interests of citizens that are infringed by the regional waste management operator. The meeting of the City Duma, at which a decision on depriving Yevgeny Kaverzin of his mandate will be held on 6 February.

Yevgeny Kaverzin was elected to the Tomsk City Duma on a non-permanent basis in 2020. He works as a technologist at the Clean World company, which processes recyclable waste. The company has been purchasing waste from citizens and legal entities for 14 years. After the waste reform was carried out throughout Russia, the activities of private companies processing recyclable materials were actually outlawed. However, the Clean World managed to survive due to public support.


Meanwhile, the situation with garbage collection in Tomsk has not improved since the appointment of the regional operator. Yevgeniy Kaverzin regularly wrote about this on his social networks.


In the summer of 2023, Yabloko deputies in the Tomsk City Duma Vasily Yeremin, Yevgeny Kaverzin, Artyom Kanarev and David Avetyan sent an appeal to the acting Mayor of Tomsk Mikhail Ratner demanding to dismiss the director of the regional solid waste management operator, Mikhail Kurilov, due to dissatisfaction of citizens with cleaning up garbage. The deputies pointed out in the their appeal the reports from the Tomsk Accounts Chamber and the Federal Antimonopoly Service for the Tomsk Region, according to which the regional operator (UMP Spetsavtohozyaystva) regularly concludes contracts with contractors in the interests of the latter (the ABF group of companies).


The director of the regional operator, Mikhail Kurilov, filed a lawsuit for the protection of honour and dignity against the deputies from Yabloko, who demanded his resignation due to failed work. The lengthy trial ended on 22 January. The court rejected Mikhail Kurilov’s claim against Yabloko.


At the same time, on 19 January, Yevgeny Kaverzin received a document from the Department for the Prevention of Corruption and Other Offenses of the Administration of the Tomsk Region, which stated that the deputy’s declarations for 2020 and 2021 contained a number of violations, on the basis of which the department recommended that Kaverzin contact the City Duma with application for early termination of the powers of a deputy.


Later it turned out that several months ago the head of the regional operator, Mikhail Kurilov, contacted the Public Prosecutor’s Office with a request to check the declarations of City Duma deputies. But the check was carried out only in relation to Yevgeniy Kaverzin.


“All of the listed “violations” in my declarations are either insignificant according to official documents of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, or [these data] are not required at all to be reflected in my reporting financial documents,” Yevgeniy Kaverzin comments. “There are no grounds for bringing me to any responsibility, and a decision to the contrary, if made, will be illegal.”


In addition, it should be noted that a deputy who performs his duties on a non-permanent basis (that is, without receiving a salary for this) must provide information on income, expenses, property and property-related obligations only if during the reporting period he, his spouse or children made transactions to acquire land, real estate, vehicles, securities, etc., and if the total amount of such transactions exceeds the total income of the person and his spouse for the last three years preceding the reporting period (Article 3, Part 1 of Federal Law No 230). Kaverzin and his family members did not make such transactions, which means that Kaverzin did not have to provide any information of his income, and this could not be the basis for any liability.


The head of the Yabloko faction in the Tomsk Duma, Vasily Yeremin, said that the party will insist on the illegality of the conclusions of Governor Vladimir Mazur.


“When discussing the issue of depriving Yevgeny Kaverzin of his mandate, an alternative draft will be proposed to the City Duma assembly. We may have to defend the will of Tomsk residents in court,” Vasily Yeremin says.


Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party Maxim Kruglov, commenting on the situation, insists that deputy Kaverzin cannot be deprived of his mandate due to inaccuracy in information about his income, since according to the law, he should not indicate this information in his declaration.


“This is an illegal and obviously politically motivated reprisal, and the party will defend its deputy; our lawyers are involved in the proceedings,” Kruglov reports. “We are responsible to our voters, and we will defend the right of Tomsk residents to representation in the Duma, if necessary, in court.”


The meeting of the Tomsk City Duma, at which the issue of depriving Yabloko deputy Yevgeny Kaverzin of his powers will be discussed, will be held on 6 February.