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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

“When exactly we may come to you, will depend on how you behave” – the chief of police of the Pskov region about the police “inspections” at the office of the Pskov Yabloko

Press Release, 28.03.2024

Photo: Alexei Ovsyannikov, head of the Pskov Region Interior Department / Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies

After the report of the head of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Pskov Region Alexei Ovsyannikov to the regional parliament on the police performance for 2023, Artur Gaiduk, Deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko, asked whether to expect police visits to the party office on the eve of the next elections, since in the previous two years  police inspected the premises of the Pskov Yabloko twice and confiscated all office equipment.

“In the past years, before almost every election, they come to our party office for inspection and confiscate office equipment, returning it not a month later, as expected, but three months later, when the elections have already passed. Some of the equipment is returned damaged. It is clear that this significantly interferes with our election campaign. My question is as follows: now we are most likely participate in the municipal elections. Tell me, please, should we expect that you visit us again?” Arthur Gaiduk asked.


Alexei Ovsyannikov avoided a direct answer, but recalled the case of the detention of The Echo of Pskov journalists in Pechory, calling them provocateurs. The incident occurred on 15 March while journalists were filming a mobile polling station to prepare a story about the elections. It should be noted here that to photograph buses used as mobile polling stations located outside the border zone, one does not need to have the status of a journalist or a special pass to the border zone. Access to mobile polling stations is free and not limited by law.


In addition, photographs of journalists’ personal IDs taken on a police officer’s phone ended up on an anonymous Telegram channel specialising in dishonest publications.


“I will give a small example from the past elections, when three provocateurs came to Pechory, I can’t call them anything else, who were taken to the interior departments. And 20 minutes after you and Kuzmin arrived, a photograph of the Pechora police department with bars ended up in the Baltic public pages, and ultimately it ended up with Mr. Ponomarev and others like him, who is now actively engaged in nothing more than terrorism against the Russian Federation. Do you think we are obligated to stop such moments or not?  And when exactly we may come to you, will depend on how you behave” That’s it,” Alexei Ovsyannikov said in response to Arthur Gaiduk’s question.


The creative group The Echo of Pskov is part of the information holding of the Pskov Yabloko. At the same time, Arthur Gaiduk did not go to Pechory with the Echo of Pskov journalists on 15 March. The journalists did not violate the media laws or the laws border control. After communication with employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Security Service (FSB), which lasted more than three hours, the journalists were released without any comments or any protocols of violation drawn up against them. The journalists did not publish any materials from their trip.


Nikolai Kuzmin, a deputy i the Zavelichenskaya volost (district) of the Pskov region from Yabloko, mentioned by Alexei Ovsyannikov, brought a lawyer hired by Yabloko to Pechory on the day the journalists were detained, and did not take part in communication with the police.


It should be noted that on 5 March, 2022, police seized all equipment from the office of the Pskov Yabloko, initiating administrative proceedings based on the denunciation of a citizen who reported knowingly false information to the police. After 32 days, as no violations were established, the equipment was returned to Pskov Yabloko, but with physical damage.


On 5 July, 2023, the police again came to the party office with an inspection in an administrative case of alleged abuse of freedom of the media, the maximum sanction for which was a fine of up to 2,500 roubles, and seized seven desktop computers, three office laptops, as well as four personal laptops and two personal mobile phones. Again no violations were established and the equipment was returned almost four months later, but also with physical damage.