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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

Elections-2019: Yabloko gets six regional MPs, at least 78 municipal deputies and three district heads

Press Release, 9.09.2019

The single voting day of September 8 was successful for the Yabloko party. The party was able to double the number of deputies in regional parliaments, and the number of regions where the party is represented in the legislative assemblies increased from three to five.

In addition, candidates from Yabloko were elected heads of three districts in the Pskov Region, and 26 candidates became municipal deputies in nine Russian regions.

The results of the municipal elections in St. Petersburg, where the party nominated 480 candidates, most of whom had a chance to become deputies, remain unknown. By now, we know about the victory of 52 candidates in 30 municipalities.

The party showed the best results in the elections to the Moscow City Duma, where four out of Yabloko four candidates were elected. Yevgeny Bunimovich, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Moscow and member of the party’s Federal Political Committee, won 40.6% of the vote in his constituency, while his rival United Russia party Mikhail Balykhin, who conducted a dirty campaign against Bunimovich, got only 27.7%. Daria Besedina, architect and party member, defeated Vadim Kumin, leader of the Moscow branch of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, in her district with 36.6% versus Kumin’s 31.4%. Maxim Kruglov, expert of Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre, received 39.3% of the vote, while his rival Natalia Pochinok, supported by the Mayor’s office, received only 22.8%. Sergei Mitrokhin, member of the party’s Federal Political Committee, received two times more votes than his rival Dmitry Koshlakov-Krestovsky from the LDPR party: 47.9% versus 21.4%.


Yabloko also got a second MP in the Pskov Regional Parliament. Arthur Gaiduk, ambulance doctor and deputy of the Pskov City Council, won by-elections in single-mandate constituency No. 2, receiving more than 40% of the vote. He left behind his rival Igor Maximov, former Vice-Governor and candidate from the ruling United Russia party, who got 32% of the vote.


Viktor Fedoreyev, engineer, won the elections to the Legislative Duma of the Khabarovsk Territory (a regional parliament). He defeated Valery Postelnik, current deputy and First Deputy Secretary of the United Russia regional branch, who received almost 10% less than the engineer from Yabloko.


Candidates from the Yabloko party were elected heads of the Dnovsky, Novorzhevsky and Pustoshkinsky districts of the Pskov Region. Now party representatives head five out of 24 districts of the region.


Svetlana Vasilkova, deputy of the district Assembly of Deputies, civil engineer, Deputy Chair of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, Chair of the southwestern branch of the party, was elected head of the Pustoshkinsky district. Svetlana Vasilkova was supported by 53.4% ​​of the voters, and her main rival, Ivan Shtylin, Chairman of the Pskov Region Sports Committee, got 36.6%.


Sofya Pugacheva, electrical engineer in the aircraft industry and deputy of the District Assembly, Chair of the southeast branch of the Pskov Yabloko, was elected head of the Novorzhevsky District, 45.95% of voters voted for her, while Sergei Mezentsev, her main rival from the United Russia party, obtained 45.06% of the vote.


Mikhail Shaurkin, engineer, head of the department of operation and repair of customs infrastructure facilities of the Pskov Customs, became head of the Dnovsky district, 63.8% of voters cast their votes for him. Tatyana Pakhomova, Adviser to the Governor of the Pskov region, came second with 23% of the vote.


In addition, candidate from Yabloko Denis Timofeyev was elected deputy of the Dnovsky District Assembly of Deputies in a single-mendate constituency.


Yabloko defeated United Russia in the Leningrad region. According to the results of the counting of votes in the Murinsky urban settlement of the Leningrad Region, 13 out of 20 seats in the municipal council were taken by candidates from Yabloko. Activists of the Yabloko party Tatyana Khutornaya, Dmitry Kuzmin, Rinat Dzhambulatov, Alexei Nikiforov, Anton Rakitin were elected in district No. 1, Alexander Barkevich, Ekaterina Grigoryeva, Mikhail Ignatiev, Anton Kharzin won in district No. 2, Yelena Dmitrieva, Sergei Amelchenko, Olga Kadurina and Anton Popov were elected in district No. 3. Murino is a large city of the Leningrad region on the border with St. Petersburg with a population of 50,000 people.


Candidates from the party lists overcame the barrier in two urban districts of the Moscow Region. In Kashira, Yabloko received 9.04% of the vote, Lyubov Kopach confirmed her deputy mandate. In Zhukovsky, Yabloko list gained 7.7%, and Irina Monakhova will become deputy. In addition, Alexander Yevseyev was elected to the City Council of Sergiev Posad in a single-mandate constituency. Other candidates did not manage to get elected due to large-scale fraud and stuffing of fraudulent ballots. The party is preparing appeals to the law enforcement and applies to courts.


In the Novgorod region, the list of Yabloko candidates received 8.6% of the vote in the Yermolinsky rural settlement, Oksana Sergeyeva was elected deputy. Ivan Epov won the elections to the Council of Deputies of the Krestetsk city settlement.


In Bashkiria Yabloko will have two municipal deputies. Ilnur Salakhov won by-elections to the Council of the city of Neftekamsk, receiving 53% of the vote. Fazilya Sultangalieva became deputy of the Council of the Badryashevsky rural settlement.


In the Murmansk region, Yabloko member Nikolai Popov was elected to the Council of Deputies of the city settlement of Revda, Lovozero District.


In the Krasnodar Territory, Roman Arevyan won the elections to the Council of Deputies of the Suvorov rural settlement of Ust-Labinsky district, and Konstantin Ivashkin won the elections to the Council of Deputies of the Kushchevsky rural settlement of Kushchevsky district.


Anatoly Kivva was elected deputy of the Council of Deputies of the Zaboryevsky rural settlement in the Ryazan region.


Yelena Vakhtina was elected to the Council of Deputies of the Central District of Chelyabinsk.


Nikolai Rybakov, head of the party’s election headquarters, commented on the results of the Single Voting Day as follows, “Yabloko has once again confirmed the status of a party with the support of voters – from small villages to the capital of Russia. We have doubled the number of regional deputies. All our candidates conducted political party campaigns, and their support represents the vote for change. Society wakes up and this election is the beginning of the end of the authoritarianism in Russia.”