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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

Lev Shlosberg: A court decision means that society can influence key decisions of the authorities

Press Release, 8.07.2020

Photo: Svetlana Prokopyeva after the trial

Lev Shlosberg, deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko, expressed his opinion that journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva did not end up with the six years in the colony, as the Public Prosector had been asking, thanks to the wide publicity, which did not allow lawlessness to be committed behind closed doors. But the only fair decision would be to declare the Pskov journalist innocent and release her from criminal liability, Shlosberg said.

On July 6, the Second Western District Military Court made a verdict that Pskov-based journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva was guilty and sentenced to a large fine of 500,000 roubles and her laptop as an “instrument of crime” was confiscated in favor of the state. Prokopyeva was accused of publicly acquitting terrorism for writing the author’s column “Repression for the State,” where she reflected on the possible reasons for the act of 17-year-old bomber Mikhail Zhlobitsky, who blew himself up on the stairs of the Federal Security Service building in the Arkhangelsk region in the fall of 2018. The process over Proopyeva lasted for 18 months. Independent journalists, politicians and human rights activists in Russia and abroad monitored it.


The defence of the jounralist plans to appeal the verdict and seek recognition of the innocence of Svetlana Prokopyeva. It should be noted that Public Prosecutor requested for her six years in prison in a penal colony and a ban on journalism for four years.


Chairman of the Pskov branch of Yabloko Lev Shlosberg expressed his opinion about the sentence to the Pskov journalist on Ekho Moskvy radio in Pskov. Shlosberg said that it was thanks to the public outcry and the efforts of the Russian journalistic community that Svetlana Prokopyeva remained free, although she was found guilty.


“There were thoughts that the verdict could be near the upper limit [of imprisonment under such accusations]. I am sure that if millions of people had not followed the case of Svetlana Prokopyeva, if Russian public opinion had not interfered in this process, the court decision could, unfortunately, be different.


Russian journalists made very important work on the case. They revealed this process to the public, they made it understandable to people. This article, the column of Svetlana, was read by many thousands of people. Journalists revealed to the public specific features of the trial with custom-made examinations, false forms of expert opinions, and other details. They made possible significant public influence on this situation,” Shlosberg noted.


According to Lev Shlosberg, the verdict in the case of Svetlana Prokopyeva proved that the efforts and solidarity of caring citizens can change the system: “The most powerful pressure of civil society forced the police state to respond. We still cannot change this system and replace representatives of this system in the court. They could not acquit Svetlana Prokopyeva, because in their understanding this would mean the collapse of the foundations of the state system that was built in Russia. But the court’s decision means that civil society can influence the key decisions of the authorities.”


However, “it’s very important for us to understand that despite the relief that we all have experienced right now, an innocent person has been found guilty. It is important for us not to recognise the abnormal as normal.” Shlosberg also noted that “all the efforts that need to be made for acquittal of Svetlana Prokopyeva will be made. It will be the efforts of not only her lawyers and herself, it will be the efforts of the entire civil society in Russia.”


Photo: Svetlana Prokopyeva at the exit from the Pskov Regional Court. Pskov, July 6, 2020


On the evening of July 6, Svetlana Prokopyeva became a guest of the live broadcast Shlossberg Live on the Grazhdanin TV channel. The programme was also attended by Denis Kamalyagin and Vladimir Kapustinsky, Editor-in-Chief and correspondent of the Pskovskaya Guberniya publication, who were detained by the police on July 4 for participating in a series of single pickets in support of the journalist.


More than 100 people gathered in the building of the Pskov Regional Court and in front of it on the day of the trial. Many politicians, journalists and activists specially came from other cities: Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolay Rybakov, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia from Yabloko Emilia Slabunova, journalist of Ekho Moskvy Tatyana Felgenhauer, Editor-in-Chief of Mediazona Sergei Smirnov, columnist for Novaya Gazeta and Moscow municipal deputy Ilya Azar, Coordinator of the NET movement and Moscow municipal deputy Yulia Galyamina, head of the municipal district Yakimanka in Moscow Andrei Morev, human rights activist Victoria Ivleva, coordinator of the Open Russia movement Andrei Pivovarov, as well as the journalists of federal and regional mass media, social activists and political activists.


Publications about the Svetlana Prokopyeva case and in its support have been published in hundreds of media in Russia and abroad.