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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

Lev Shlosberg about fines due to his “foreign agent” status: We have collected comprehensive evidence of my innocence

Press Release 6.02.2024

Photo: Lev Shlosberg / Photo by the Pskov regional branch of Yabloko

On 5 February, the Pskov City Court fined Lev Shlosberg, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, three times for distributing materials without a “foreign agency” tag ( Article 19.34, Part 4, of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation) and mentioning without a special reference an organisation recognised by the state as extremist (Article 13.15, Part 2, of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation). The three fines totaled 62,000 roubles. Lev Shlosberg says that he is going to appeal these fines.

Lev Shlosberg comments:


Yesterday’s “Judgment Monday” in the Pskov City Court with my humane participation caused some worries and public unrest, to which I will respond with a commentary. Not to reassure anyone, but to clarify some details.


The Pskov City Court did not accumulate all the cases so that to conduct hearings in one day in order to fire three “bullets” at once. Making decisions on one day was only caused by the fact that my defender Vitaly Isakov, who lives in St. Petersburg, could work in Pskov on that very day only. Therefore, although all three court decisions have nothing to do with justice, or even law, there is no need to accuse the court of deliberately completing three cases at the same time. This is nothing more than a coincidence caused by scheduling.


Judge Inna Bondarenko has held eight court hearings, starting from 30 October, 2023, Judge Georgy Artamonov – six, starting from 18 December, Judge Marina Novikova – three, starting from 19 December. Vitaly Isakov and I personally participated in all the hearings. The judges did not interfere with us collecting and attaching evidence to the case; they called and questioned witnesses and specialists, heard and attached written positions to the case. These are not Moscow courts, where a person is not allowed to speak and petitions are rejected without reading them. The remnants of Pskov civil traditions have been preserved in the form of such almost useless, but still noticeable atavisms.


Although in cases of administrative offenses the person in respect of whom the protocol was drawn up does not have to prove his innocence, but on the contrary, the drafter of the protocol is obliged to present to the court all the evidence of the guilt of the person involved, we spent several months collecting and presenting to the court evidence of my innocence. And at the moment when this evidence became exhaustive, the judges decided to put an end to the cases. But not the ones we insisted on. All the three points fell on 5 February, causing different commotion in different audiences – from panic to gloating delight.


I realise that all such decisions are political, targeted and are not made by the judges themselves, but only with their participation. With a legal approach to the cases, all three protocols (two from Roskomnadzor and one from the police) should have been returned by the court to the compilers due to fatal deficiencies. But the courts can no longer make such decisions, so the judges began, to the best of their ability, to make up for the shortcomings of the compiled protocols at the hearings (which is procedurally unacceptable) and help the compilers find evidence. We used these actions to gather evidence of my innocence and succeeded in the process, showing that there was no wrongdoing, but did not obtain a legitimate judicial result.


It would be reasonable in the place of the courts not to publicly boast of such achievements, but the insolent united press service of the Pskov courts of general jurisdiction could not resist the temptation and, out of great intelligence, put a mocking headline in the report on the results of the day, “Where There are Two, There Are Three,” letting out the customised nature of all the three cases.


Court decisions have not yet been written. The basis for the decisions is not known and, most likely, not invented. It will be very difficult to write them. But they will write them, send them by mail, we will receive them and appeal.


We have no illusions about what Russian justice is like now. But as long as there is an opportunity to record the flow of deprivation of civil rights and lawlessness, we will do this, because all these cases will be important evidence in future trials.


What could happen next? Anything. This is how life is in our country now. But “all this was forever, until it was over” (Alexei Yurchak).


I thank my defenders Vitaly Isakov and Vladimir Danilov for their professional work.


I thank all my friends, whether I know them personally or not, for the flow of empathy and support. Let’s not stop.