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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

Court removed all the opponents of the construction of an incineration plant from the municipal elections in Osinovo, Tatarstan

Press Release, 8.09.2020

The Zelenodolsk City Court removed from the municipal elections in the Osinovo town, Tatarstan, all representatives of the Dioxinovo movement who oppose the construction of an incineration plant in the settlement. On 7 September, the court removed from municipal elections 13 candidates, including Ruslan Zinatullin, leader of the Yabloko party in Tatarstan, and Yelena Izotova, Chair of the regional branch of the Green Russia faction of the Yabloko party in Tatarstan.

Anvar Ashurov, 25-year-old candidate, filed a claim for withdrawal. The pretext was the web-site, which published photographs of candidates and abstracts from their programmes.  According to Ashurov, this was election campaigning. He said that at market prices, such a page on the web-site cost about 22,325 roubles, while the limit of a municipal candidate’s electoral fund was 10,000 roubles. Similar copy-paste claims were made against all the thirteen opposition candidates.


“We believe that this is a politically motivated decision, which is designed to prevent the participation in the race of the candidates who are popular with Osinovo residents. Because they understand that with a high degree of probability they [the candidates from the authorities] will lose in a fair fight. The grounds on which we are removed from elections do not stand up to scrutiny. There are only speculations and distortions,” the Chairman of the Tatarstan branch of Yabloko stressed. “We will submit an appeal to the Supreme Court. We have not received a written ruling of the court yet [so that to be able to appeal]. And the fight is not over yet,” Zinatullin said.


“I have not asked anyone to create a web page or a website for me on the Internet. The court considered that I had deliberately placed my information there, allegedly hiding payment for services from the electoral commission. The plaintiff did not even appear in court, members of the territorial electoral commission were looking down, the prosecutors supported everything, and the judges behaved arrogantly. The assessment of the web-site was overstated, not credible. It looked as if they were scared [of competing against the opposition canidates],” Yelena Izotova, Chair of Yabloko’s Green Russia Faction in Tatarstan noted.


The following candidates were removed from the elections: Ruslan Zinatullin, Marat Munasipov, Gulnaz Ravilova, Tatyana Yurova, Irina Nikiforova, Ilgiz Khromkin, Andrei Kitov, Yelena Izotova, Alexander Zheleznov-Lipets, Yevgeny Markov, Yelena Biktasheva, Alexei Alekseyev and Nikolay Yemelyanov.


The Tatarstan branch of Yabloko, together with environmentalists, civil activists and the “Tatarstan Movement Against the Construction of Incinerators, for the Separate Collection, Sorting and Recycling of Waste” has been fighting against the government’s plans to build a first-class hazard facility in the Osinovo townt for more than two years. The regional office of Yabloko was one of the initiators of the republican referendum on waste facilities.


The election campaign in Tatarstan was accompanied by pressure on Yabloko activists. Thus, Gulnaz Ravilova, activist and candidate for deputy of the Osinovsky rural settlement, who was sick with COVID was arrested for five days for a picket in which she did not participate.


It should be noted that earlier the lists of candidates from the Yabloko party were removed from the elections to the regional parliaments of the Chelyabinsk, Kurgan and Ryazan regions, as well as the city councils of Ivanovo, Smolensk, Zheleznogorsk (the Krasnoyarsk Territory), and Kaspiisk (the Republic of Dagestan). All Yabloko single-mandate candidates to the Kurgan Regional Duma, as well as to the City Duma of Tambov, Krasnodar, Sochi and Lipetsk, were not registered in the elections in single-mandate constituencies. Some single-mandate the candidates were not registered in the elections to the City Duma of Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Orel, Voronezh, Astrakhan, Shakhty (Rostov Region), Samara and Cheboksary.


In addition, Oleg Mandrykin, Yabloko’s candidate for Governor of the Arkhangelsk region, was not registered in the elections.