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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

Alexander Goncharenko: “Another resident of the Altai Territory was fined for “likes”

Blog post by Alexander Goncharenko, 28.02.2023

Photo: Alexander Goncharenko / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

According to local media, a pensioner from Novoaltaysk was found guilty of “discrediting the use of the Russian army” as part of a “special operation”.

A 69-year-old man, put likes under photographs and publications on the topic of “discrediting the use of the armed forces of the Russian Federation” as part of a “special military operation”. By decision of the Novoaltaysky City Court, he was brought to administrative responsibility for the relevant offense under  Article 20.3.3, Part 1, of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation. The pensioner was fined 15,000 roubles.

Earlier, in October 2022, the Shipunovsky District Court ruled to bring to administrative responsibility a 75-year-old local woman who published a poem online, which, as it was established in the proceedings, “discredited” the Russian armed forces.


When passing the verdict, the court took into account the offender’s age and state of her health, the absence of aggravating circumstances, and the fact that the woman had not previously been held accountable for any kind of offenses. The court made a “humane” decision by issuing a fine of 30,000 roubles to the pensioner [an average pension in Altai amounts to 16,000 roubles].


Alexei Argunov, a teacher, was a pioneer in been brought to administrative responsibility for “likes” in the Altai Territory. In July 2022, the Leninsky District Court of Barnaul imposed a fine on Alexei Argunov, a teacher of philosophy at the Barnaul Medical College, for an administrative violation under Article 20.3.3, Part 1, of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (“public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the RF Armed Forces”). The sanction amounted to 30,000 roubles. The court ruling runs that the man “publicly expressed his emotions in the form of putting a “sad” emoji to the publication “The leader of the Altai Yabloko Alexander Goncharenko was convicted of “discrediting the armed forces” thereby posting it on his page. In addition, the court mentioned other activities of the defender in social networks. For example, he put a like to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s video about the events in Ukraine. Subsequently, he was fired from his post as a teacher of philosophy at the Barnaul Basic Medical College.


With the start of the Russian “special military operation” in Ukraine, the flywheel of repression in Russia has been gaining momentum.


According to the independent human rights media project OVD-Info, 19,586 people were detained in Russia during protests against the war and mobilisation in 240 settlements in 78 regions in the period from 24 February, 2022, to 15 February, 2023. According to OVD-Info, the authorities actively used the Code of Administrative Offenses against the participants in the rallies – a total of 18,183 cases were recorded under the “prohibited rallies” articles and 5,846 cases were reported under the new article on “discrediting the Armed Forces.” At least 447 people were prosecuted in connection with anti-war protests, and 128 of them are in custody.


At present, the number of political prisoners in Russia is greater than in the USSR during the reign of Leonid Brezhnev.


It common knowledge, that if one is tightening the screw for a long time, it may wrench off.


Alexander Goncharenko

is a member of the Federal Bureau of Yabloko and Chairman of the Yabloko branch in the Altai Territory. Human rights defender. Candidate of medical sciences.