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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

Every fifth candidate from Yabloko was removed from the municipal elections in Moscow

Press Release, 9.09.2022

Photo: A team of Yabloko candidates in the Basmanny district in Moscow / Photo from social media

The municipal election campaign in Moscow, unprecedented as of the number of deregistered Yabloko candidates, has reached the finish line. One day remains before the voting in September 9-11, and some candidates still continue to defend in courts their right to be elected. In Moscow, documents for registration with the territorial electoral commissions were submitted by 179 candidates. To date, 141 Yabloko candidates remain in the status of registered. But their number may still change. The Press Service of the Yabloko party collected information about egregious cases of unfair removal from elections, fines and arrests, falsification of evidence of the “guilt” of candidates for municipal deputies campaigning under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom!”.

In Moscow, ten Yabloko candidates were prosecuted under Article 20.3 of the Administrative Offences Code (“demonstration of extremist symbols”), and, thus, were deprived of their right to be elected within the next 12 months. Nodari Khananashvili (municipal deputy in the Akademichesky district in Moscow), Tatyana Kasimova (head of the Khamovniki Municipal Council), Anna Shatunovskaya-Byurno (in the Yakimanka district), Viktor Barantsev (in Zamoskvorechye), Denis Oleshkevich (in Savelovsky), Sergey Vdovin (in Timiryazevsky) received fines from 1,000 to 2,000 roubles. Nikolai Kavkazsky (in Basmanny), Nikita Arkin (in Basmanny), Andrei Morev (head of the Yakimanka Municipal Council) and Nikolai Kasyan (in Khamovniki) served administrative arrests of from five to fifteen days. Some candidates were summoned to the territorial electoral commissions, where the police were waiting for them to draw up protocols of “offences” against them. The candidates were accused of publishing on social media of a red exclamation mark which the authorities associate with the headquarters of Alexei Navalny, regardless of the content of the post. Thus, Nikolai Kavkazsky was given ten days of arrest for a post with an exclamation mark in which he criticized Alexei Navalny’s Smart Voting project. In the cases when the police could not find evidence of the “guilt”, the evidence was falsified. Nikita Arkin was charged with producing campaign leaflets with “prohibited symbols”, however, he had nothing to do with those leaflets. Andrei Morev presented evidence that a sticker with an “extremist” exclamation mark, which led to charges against him and a verdict ‘guilty’, had been pasted on his car by unidentified persons at night a few hours before his arrest. The court decided not to take this information into account.


Nodari Khananshvili did not apply for registration as a candidate after the court decision. Viktor Barantsev, Sergei Vdovin, Denis Oleshkevich, Nikolai Kavkazsky and Andrei Morev were removed from the elections. However, Tatyana Kasimova, Nikita Arkin, Nikolay Kasyan, Anna Shatunovskaya-Byurno have not lost their registered candidate status as of to-day and continue their campaign.


Maria Volokh, Yabloko’s candidate in the Tverskoy district in Moscow, was deregistered by a unanimous decision of the Territorial Electoral Commission due to her alleged dual citizenship. Volokh had a Dutch residence permit that expired in 2019, but neither the electoral commission nor the courts of two instances wanted to go into details. In addition, Volokh was fined under Article 20.3 of the Administrative Offenses Code.


Savva Karpov, another candidate nominated by Yabloko in the Basmanny district of Moscow, accidentally found out that the TEC had removed him from the election. He was not duly informed of this, did not know the reason for the electoral commission’s decision and filed a complaint with the district court. Like other candidates in Basmanny, he fears accusations of “demonstrating extremist symbols”: there is reason to believe that the electoral commission, together with the police, will try to summon Karpov to the commission promises where a protocol of an administrative offense will be drawn up against him, depriving him of his right to be elected within the next 12 months.


Photo: Yablko election campaign newspaper in Yakimanka / Photo from social media


In the Moscow district of Kuntsevo, acting deputy Denis Shenderovich was denied registration for alleged involvement in the activities of an extremist organisation. Earlier, he was accused of organising a street action together with the headquarters of Alexei Navalny. The accusation was then based on doubtful evidence. The Territorial Electoral Commission rejected his appeal.


The court of Zamoskvorechye District of Moscow found Olga Prudlik, a municipal deputy in the Konkovo district in Moscow, involved in the activities of Navalny’s headquarters because of her alleged participation in rallies last year. The candidate is appealing against the court’s decision and remains in the registered status for the time being.


Two candidates and current Moscow municipal deputies – Dmitry Gorchakov (Alekseyevsky) and Ekaterina Semyanovskaya (Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo) – were found guilty of copyright infringement. Gorchakov posted a post on social media with a quote from a song and a link to a feature film. The court recognised his post with a call to come to the polls as campaigning, in which a quote and a film were used in violation of the law. Semyanovskaya was accused of copy right infringement by posting a publicly available photo on her leaflet. Both candidates appealed the decision of the courts, Gorchakov was removed from the elections, however Semyanovskaya still remains registered.


Thirteen candidates from Yabloko for the Moscow municipal elections were denied registration, allegedly due to problems with documents or because of inaccurate signatures. The current municipal deputy of Toroparevo-Nikulino Valeria Geshberg, candidates Anton Voitenkov, Stanislav Yelagin (both from the Krylatskoye district in Moscow), Natalya Komissarova, Dmitry Lurie (both from the Preobrazhensky district), Natalya Kuksina (Timiryazevsky), and Ivan Khalezov (Bogorodskoye), when submitting to the electoral commissions packages of documents for registration in the race, received an admission act from their territorial electoral commissions stating that all the documents were in order. However, a few days later, some of Yabloko candidates received notifications from the Territorial Electoral Commission that the documents contained an error (in most cases, it was about an unspecified date of issue of the diploma of education). The candidates brought the missing information to the Territorial Electoral Commission, however the Commission did not take into account the new data. Several candidates went to court over the illegal actions of the  Commission, but lost in two instances.



Photo: a leaflet of Yabloko candidates in Zamoskvorechye, Moscow / Photo from social media


Alexei Krapukhin (in the Moscow district of Krylatskoe) filed an application with the Territorial Electoral Commission, the day before the start of the collection of signatures, to suspend his powers as a voting member of the Commission, as required by law. However, the Commission refused to consider his statement and ruled out that the candidate did not have the right to collect signatures.


Candidates from the Krasnoselsky district of Moscow – Maxim Bolotin, Timofei Bolotin and Olga Bolotin, Polina Davydova from Lefortovo, Alexei Larionov from Kryukovo, Maria Voitekhovskaya from Nagatino-Sadovniky and Irina Sobyanina from Nagatino were also denied registration due to signatures. Voitekhovskaya and Sobyanina submitted written statements to the higher electoral commission from the persons whose signatures in favour of Yabloko candidates were recognised by handwriting experts as unreliable. The citizens confirmed that they personally signed for the nomination of Yabloko candidates. However, even such evidence did not influence the decisions of the electoral commissions.


Yabloko registered candidates, including those who still defend in court their right to participate in the elections, continue their “For Peace and Freedom!” campaign: distribute leaflets and booklets, visit cards and stickers, place placards, visit voters in their homes, hold meetings with voters and publish information on social media.


In elections, residents of Moscow and other regions have a chance to speak up, in a legal and safe way, about what is happening in the country and the world by voting for the candidates from the Yabloko party. Elections of municipal deputies in Moscow will be held from 9 to 11 September.