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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 will participate in gubernatorial elections in the Kaliningrad, Tula and Chelyabinsk regions

Press Release, 11.06.2024

Photo: Roman Morozov, Vladimir Dorokhov, and Yaroslav Shcherbakov

The Presidium of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party confirmed the candidacies of Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Roman Morozov and Vladimir Dorokhov for the elections of governors of the Chelyabinsk, Kaliningrad and Tula regions, respectively. In the coming days, the candidates will be nominated at the conferences of the regional branches of the party, after which they will need to pass a municipal filter – collect a certain number of signatures of municipal deputies so that to be able to run.

Yabloko is participating in the elections to be able to talk to the citizens of our country about the need to conclude a ceasefire agreement, repeal repressive laws and end political repression against dissidents.

The candidate for governor of the Chelyabinsk region is the leader of the regional branch of the party, Yaroslav Shcherbakov. Shcherbakov is 36, he graduated from Chelyabinsk State University with a degree in Civil Procedure and the graduate school at Chelyabinsk State University. As a member of the Public and Expert Councils under the regional Directorate of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, he analyses legislation on the contract system. He runs the Legal Agency company and the Teplogazmontazh company. Since 2017, he has headed the Chelyabinsk regional branch of Yabloko, and in 2023 he joined the federal Bureau of the party.


“In order to save lives and the future, it is necessary to achieve peace and return freedoms. I want that instead of another unfulfilled megaprojects and promises – summits, metro, high-speed rail – a person, his/her life, rights, freedoms, the opportunity for creative development and dignified satisfaction of needs become the main megaproject for regional authorities,” Yaroslav Shcherbakov says.


The candidate for governor of the Tula region is the leader of the Tula branch of Yabloko and Deputy Chairman of the party, Vladimir Dorokhov. The candidate is 39, he graduated from Tula State University, Faculty of Economics and Law. Member of the party since 2006, represents Yabloko in the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation. He is engaged in activism in his native region. Repeatedly participated in local, regional and federal elections. Entrepreneur.


“Today the situation is such that all contenders for gubernatorial positions represent one single “party of war”. The task and goal of Yabloko is to give society an alternative. Therefore, my team and I will try to ensure that there is a candidate for Peace and Freedom on the ballot for the post of governor of the Tula region. The entire history of mankind is the history of movement towards freedom. No matter what sideways movements occur along this path, in the end every society comes to this only true road,” Vladimir Dorokhov commented.


Roman Morozov, candidate for governor of the Kaliningrad region, is 48, he is a lawyer, graduated from the TISBI University of Management and got a Master’s degree from Moscow Sergei Witte University. Lawyer of the Specialised Bar Association of the City of Kaliningrad. He is engaged in the defence of political prisoners, defending Igor Baryshnikov, who was sentenced to 7.5 years for “fakes” about the army.


The nomination of Roman Morozov in the gubernatorial elections is a statement of position by supporters of peace and freedom, Alexander Lisovsky, Chairman of the regional branch of the party, notes.


“Morozov is not only a professional in his field, but also a person sincerely devoted to the idea of ​​freedom and justice. His active defence of political prisoners demonstrates his commitment to our values. We are confident that his candidacy will attract the attention and support of residents of the region who want the urgent restoration of peace between Russia and Ukraine,” Alexander Lisovsky says.


To overcome the municipal filter, candidates need to collect signatures of deputies of representative bodies of municipalities of their region that should be attested by notary. The number of required signatures is determined by the regional commission of a region. In the Kaliningrad region in 2024, the municipal filter is 30 signatures received from deputies in 17 district, municipal and city constituencies. In the Tula region, Yabloko needs to enlist the support of 72 deputies. In the Chelyabinsk region, a Yabloko candidate needs to collect 264 signatures from deputies.