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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 supporter in Tatarstan Zulfiya Sitdikova will be tried for “justifying Nazism” and “discrediting the army”. She needs help

Press Release, 13.02.2024

Photo: Zulfiya Sitdikova / Photo from social media

UPDATE: 13 February, 19:50 Moscow time. Fundraising for Zulfiya Sitdikova is closed! We thank everyone who helped the Yabloko activist.

Yabloko activist Zulfiya Sitdikova from Kazan, Tatarstan, is accused of “rehabilitating Nazism” (Article 354.1, Part 3 of the Criminal Code) and “discrediting the army” (Article 280.3, Part 1 of the Criminal Code) for the posters calling for peace. Previously, the activist was fined under an administrative article for “discrediting the army” and served five days of arrest for “disobeying the demands of a police officer”. The Tatarstan Yabloko is helping Sitdikova raise money to pay for a lawyer.

The reason for initiating a criminal case against Zulfiya Sitdikova was the posters calling for peace. The activist was detained with one of them in April 2023. A photograph picturing the second poster (without Sitdikova) against the backdrop of the Eternal Flame, dedicated in the victory over Nacism in the Second World War, in Kazan Victory Park appeared on social networks in May 2023. A preventive measure in the form of a recognizance not to leave Kazan was imposed on the activist then. However, this case has not yet gone to trial.


The charges in the criminal case against Sitdikova are based on the conclusions of a linguistic and psychological examination done by the Kazan Interregional Centre of Expertise.


Thus, experts considered that in the slogan “No ** ***,” demonstrated the “signs of denial of the fact of using the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (as well as the Red Army) in order to protect the interests of the Russian Federation (USSR) and its citizens, maintaining peace and security.”


Linguistic expertise of the “9th of Way” poster noted the “signs of a negative assessment of the activities of the armed forces of the USSR (Red Army) during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, a negative assessment of the days of military glory and memorable dates associated with the defence of Russia (the 9th of May holiday)” . The conclusion also runs that “this method of presenting information can be regarded as an insult to the memory of the defenders of the Russian Federation.”


The Centre’s psychologist conducting the examination wrote that this poster had “signs of information aimed at creating a negative emotional assessment and a negative semantic attitude, a negative stereotype regarding representatives of the Red Army (armed forces of the USSR, participants in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945) and their activities”.


Chairman of the Tatarstan Yabloko Ruslan Zinatullin explains that Sitdikova did not want to insult the memory of the defenders and victims in the Great Patriotic War.


“The feat of the Soviet people who defended their homeland from the invaders is invaluable to us. We have great respect for the memory of the defenders and victims of that war, and we participate in memorial events. The main thing we want now is that killing of people in the current bloody military conflict must be stopped. I believe that Sitdikova’s action with the poster was just about this. The victory in the Great Patriotic War was too expensive for our people,” Ruslan Zinatullin commented.


In the summer of 2023, Sitdikova was fined 40,000 roubles for “discrediting the army” under Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses: on Russia Day, she came to the concert organised by the authorities wearing a jacket with the inscription “No to War”; at the end of the concert, the police detained the activist and took her to the police station, where they drew up an administrative violation protocol against her. Sitdikova was also arrested for five days, allegedly for “disobeying to the demands of a police officer”. Previously, Sitdikova was also repeatedly detained by the police: she participated in peaceful street protests against the “special operation” after February 2022. Her home was searched three times, that resulted in confiscation of all Sitdikova’s computer equipment and other personal belongings.


Zulfiya Sitdikova is an active supporter of Yabloko, helps in the organisation of party events, and regularly participates in actions of writing letters to political prisoners. The Tatarstan Yabloko asks all Russian citizens to help raise funds to pay for a lawyer for Zulfiya. Now she needs 30,000 roubles, 15,000 of which have already been collected.