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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

European Court of Human Rights rules that election fraud took place in 2011 election in St. Petersburg

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the right to free elections had been violated

Press release, 01.06.2017

The European Court of Human Rights ruled in favour of the complainant who had filed a petition against mass-scale election fraud of election results to the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and the State Duma in 2011. The complaints are candidates for deputies of the regional parliament, members of electoral commissions and election observers from the opposition parties who worked at different polling stations of St. Petersburg, including Yabloko representatives.

According to the complaints, on 4 December, 2011, as the election day was over, they received final ballot results reports, which were transferred to the territorial election commissions in their presence. However, it turned out that the data, which were entered into the State automated system (SAS) known as the “Vybory” (“Elections”) system (the official election results), considerably varied with the data on the reports. These discrepancies ran into thousands of votes.

For instance, the true number of votes for Yabloko at the constituency No 17 differed from the data entered into the SAS system by nearly 1000 votes, at the constituency No 22 it differed by 1500 votes, at the constituency No 33 it differed by 2000 votes. According to the complaints, these votes were attributed to the candidates from the ruling United Russia party.

Yabloko’s candidate for a city parliament deputy Vladimir Belyakov was one of those who was affected by the election fraud. In their turn, election observers and election commission members reported that their electoral rights were violated because they voted at the polling station where they were working on 4th December.

The appeals that were forwarded to St. Petersburg Electoral Commission, the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor’s Office as well as the appeals to Russia’s courts of different levels turned out to be ineffective. The only victory was gained at the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation when the complaints gained the lawful right to dispute the election results, writes Andrei Davydov, one of the complaints, on his Facebook page.

The European Convention on Human Rights ruled in favour of the complaints finding the violation of the Article on the right to free elections of The European Convention on Human Rights. As a result, the Russian Federation will have to pay 7,500 Euro in damages to four complaints (candidates for deputies). Moreover, $8,000 must be paid to cover legal costs.

Head of Yabloko’s faction in St. Peterburg Legislative Assembly Boris Vishnevsky hails the decision of the European Court of Human Rights. However, he admits that there is mow practical point in it because the 2011 election results will not be reconsidered. But Vishnevsky admits that the decision is quite important from the psychological point of view. “An independent court stated the facts, which we had known for a long time, which Russian courts refused to acknowledge. Maybe, taking this case into consideration, they will treat the complains on the violations at the election of 2016 and the forthcoming elections in a different way,” he says.

“Of course, some very serious election fraud took place in 2011,” notes Vishnevsky, who was elected to the city parliament despite the fraud [he was reelected in 2016]. “Electoral commissions were comfortably rewriting ballot results reports in favour of the United Russia party for a week (!) after the election day. It was reported that they were recounting votes – without any grounds for it, without members of electoral commissions and observers from the opposition. As a result, United Russia and LDPR gained the majority in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly (which they did not gain according to the real data). Due to this Yabloko lost one or two mandates,” Vishnevsky explains.

Yabloko does not acknowledge the 2016 election results to the State Duma as well as to some regional parliaments, for instance, in the Republic of Tatarstan and the Novgorod Region.