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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 was fined 20,000 roubles for offering protesters to go to Hyde Park on January 23

Press Release, 26.01.2021

Photo: Lev Shlosberg with his lawyer Tatyana Martynova in front of the building of the Pskov City Court / Photo by Lyudmila Savitskaya

Lev Shlosberg was fined 20,000 roubles for offering protesters of the action of 23 January in support of Alexei Navalny and political prisoners to go to Hyde Park, the place where all public gatherings do not need a notification or permission from the authorities. This is the lower margin of punishment uunder Article 20.2 Part 2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (“organizing or holding a public event without filing a notice with the authorities of holding a public event in accordance with the established procedure”). Lev Shlosberg was accused of organisation of an “illegal action”, as police reported about the procession of people from the monument to the victims of the revolution to the Pskov Hyde Park during the protest action in Pskov on 23 January. The politician intends to appeal the verdict in the court of appeal.

On the morning of January 26, the police reclassified the events of Pskov on January 23, which they charge Lev Shlosberg, member of the Yabloko party Federal Political Committee and MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko, with under Article 20.2 Part 2 (organisation of a public event without a permission of the authorities).


Earlier, administrative proceedings were instituted against the Lev Shlosberg under Article 20.2 Part 5 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation (“violation by a participant of a public event of the established procedure for holding a rally, meeting, demonstration, procession or picketing”). There was no evidence in the case, so no protocol was drawn up, the police decided to conduct an administrative investigation.


The politician found this out at the police department, where he appeared on a summons to draw up a protocol of a violation. He was taken to the Pskov City Court from the police department.


The court hearings began at about 12.00 and ended at 16.00 with an hour and a half break. The case was considered by the judge of the Pskov City Court Sergei Paduchikh. Radio Liberty journalist Lyudmila Savitskaya was admitted to the trial.


The interests of Lev Shlosberg in the court were represented by the lawyer of  the Apology of Protest  NGO Tatyana Martynova, who had defended journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva in the high-profile case of alleged justification of terrorism by the journalist.


The court sentenced the parliamentarian to a fine of 20,000 roubles. The full decision of the court will be made on Friday, after which it will be appealed to the appellate instance.

Commenting on the court decision, Lev Shlosberg said: “After a three-hour trial, Judge of the Pskov City Court Sergei Paduchikh, found me guilty of organising an unpermitted public event, which took place, according to the police and the court, after I, being near the monument to the victims of the revolution, suggested to the participants to go to the Hyde Park, located 100 meters away, where public events can be held without notifying the authorities.


I demanded that the chief of staff of the Pskov Department of Internal Affairs give people the opportunity to go to the place prescribed by law, but this was also denied to people. That is, the offer to people to gather in a place protected by law and the requirement for the police to comply with the law is interpreted as an offense.


The court sentenced me to a fine of 20.000 roubles, that is, it applied the smallest punishment possible under Article 20.2 Part 2. Today in Russia this virtually means admitting a person’s innocence. I do not admit my guilt for inviting people to abide the law. The full decision of the court will be made on Friday, after which it will be appealed to the court of appeal. Any court decision by which an innocent person is found guilty cannot be recognised as lawful and fair.”


It should be noted that Lev Shlosberg was detained by the police near the Pskov Hyde Park on January 23 during the largest political protest action since December 2011. The action was held in solidarity with Alexei Navalny and in defence of freedoms. In Pskov, more than 1,000 people participated in the action.


In Pskov, the police detained more than 50 people and took them to three police departments. In Velikiye Luki, where a protest action of up to 100 people was also held, according to various sources, from 5 to 20 people were detained. However, there is no official information on the number of those detained in Velikiye Luki.


The police also filed a case of an administrative violation against Vladimir Zhilinsky, head of the Pskov branch of Golos (an NGO engaged in elections monitoring and observation) and also a member of the Regional Council of Pskov Yabloko, under Article 20.2 Part 2 for organising or holding a public event without filing, in accordance with the established procedure, a notification of the holding of a public event.


Over the past weekend the courts in Russia have already made 82 decisions on the appointment of administrative arrests, 52 on fines, five on compulsory work, two cases were returned to the police. At least 15 criminal cases were initiated.


It should be also noted that on the eve of the protest rallies, Yabloko members were arrested in Arkhangelsk and Yakutsk.