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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

Police detained seven members of Yabloko in four Russian regions including chairpersons of the regional branches of the party in Bashkiria, Ivanovo and Rostov regions

Press Release, 6.03.2022

Photo by Alexander Meridonov / Kommersant

At least seven members of the Yabloko party were detained on March 6 in four Russian regions, including chairpersons of the regional branches of the party in Bashkiria, Ivanovo and Rostov regions.

The police detained Maria Krivenko, Chair of the Rostov branch of Yabloko, at the entrance to the party office in Rostov-on-Don in the morning of 6 March. She was taken to police department No 4 of the Leninsky district, where a protocol of a violation was drawn up under Article 20.1 part 2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (“petty hooliganism”). Earlier, another activist of the Rostov branch of Yabloko Vladimir Beradze received 15 days of arrest under the same article. Probably Maria Krivenko will stay at the police department for the night, and tomorrow, 7 March, she will appear before the court.

In Taganrog (the Rostov region), the police detained Yabloko activist Yaroslav Revenko. As of 18:00 (MSK), he continues to remain in the police department. What he is accused of is not known. However, there is information that Revenko may be charged under the new article of the Code of Administrative Offenses – Article 20.3.3 – public actions aimed at “discrediting the use of the Armed Forces”.


In the afternoon, Andrei Avtoneev, leader of the Ivanovo regional branch of the Yabloko party, was detained during laying of flowers at the monument to the heroes of the Second World War in Ivanovo. He was later released without a protocol.


Kristina Abramicheva, Chair of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko, was detained in the Victory Park in Ufa. Three hours later, all other detainees were released after completing written explanations and warnings, while Abramicheva was left in the police department. She heard that police officers were discussing that the leader of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko could be prosecuted on charges of fraud.


Three members of the Moscow branch of Yabloko were detained at different Moscow metro stations. They were told that the face recognition system detected them.


Svetlana Gannushkina, a member of the Federal Political Committee of the party who celebrates her 80th birthday today, has already been released with the obligation to appear before court. A protocol was drawn up in respect of Gannushkina under of Article 20.2 Part 5 (violation of the order of picketing).


Members of the Regional Council of the Moscow branch of Yabloko Prof. Galina Mikhaleva and Ilya Gurevich are still kept at the police stations. Yesterday Gurevich was fired from his job in the Moscow metro.


Update at 21:20.

Yaroslav Revenko from Taganrog was fined 60,000 roubles under a new article on “discrediting the use of armed forces” (Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses).


Galina Mikhaleva and Ilya Gurevich were released from Moscow police departments after signing “warnings”, but reports on administrative offenses were not drawn up against them (in fact they had committed no violations).


Update at 22:30.

The office of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko was searched. The department for combating extremism (the so-called Centre E) examined the premises for the presence of “extremist materials” in it, but certianly found nothing.


After the search, two computers were seized. The Bashkirian branch of Yabloko will be informed on the results of their inspection after 9 March, i.e. after public the holidays.


Kristina Abramicheva, Chairperson of the Yabloko branch in Bashkiria, and Albert Khusainov, her predecessor and an instructor of the regional department, were present during the search.


Before that, Kristina Abramicheva was detained in the Victory Park in Ufa and spent more than three hours at the police station. In order not to let her go free three hours after the arrest, as required by law, the police said that a criminal case could be initiated against Abramicheva on the charges of fraud.


After a search in the office Kristina Abramicheva was released without any charges put forward against her and without a protocol on an administrative offense.


Yesterday, the police conducted an “inspection” in the office of the Pskov branch of Yabloko. The reason for it was the denunciation of a citizen of Russia. The police seized all the equipment, including ten computers.


Update 7 March.

Maria Krivenko, Chairperson of the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko, received ten days of arrest. She was subjected to psychological pressure from the Centre “E”. Maria was kept during the night of March 6-7 in the same cell with a homeless man and could not sleep. Maria and Yabloko will appeal against the decision of the court.