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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

St. Petersburg municipal elections: Yabloko obtained 95 mandates, it got majority in three constituencies

However, at least 24 mandates were stolen from Yabloko

Press Release, 16.09.2019

The St. Petersburg municipal campaign was successful for Yabloko: 95 candidates who were nominated or supported by the party were elected municipal deputies. The party received a majority in two districts (Liteiny and Vladimirsky), as well as the largest factions in the Smolninskoye and Malaya Okhta municipalities. In addition, the Yabloko team received 13 seats out of 20 in the Murino municipal district (50.000 residents), which is located on the border of the Leningrad Region and St. Petersburg.

The St. Petersburg municipal elections were accompanied by numerous violations and scandals: unlawful denials to register candidates in the campaign and removal of candidates from the elections, lawsuits and open fraud – 24 mandates were stolen after the voting day by means of  the “recounting” of votes technology.


The most blatant violations occurred in the Ostrov Dekabristov electoral district, where voting machines allegedly failed to initially count 1,784 votes for pro-government candidates. After manual recount of the ballots at night in the administration building of the Vasileostrovsky District, two mandates were stolen from Yabloko. It should be noted that electoral commissions announced that same voting machines correctly counted the ballots at the  gubernatorial elections (conducted in the same premises on the same day), which acting Governor Alexander Beglov won.


The Moskovskaya Zastava electoral district, the electoral commission registered candidates from Yabloko only a week before the voting day; but Yabloko candidates received nine out of ten mandates on the election day 8 September, but they were stolen after the “recount” of ballots (when the ballots lay in the administration for several days).


Yabloko lawyers filed lawsuits to challenge the outcome of municipal elections at the polling stations where they were rigged.


Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chairman, recalled Yabloko had been widely represented in the municipalities of St.Petersburg before the completely rigged elections in St. Petersburg in 2014. Before that many party members had been deputies and leaders of local self-government bodies.


According to Nikolai Rybakov, the election campaign of 2019, which was especially successful for Yabloko, became possible because people no longer believed in worn-out fake slogans, lies, and dirty tricks during campaigns.


“I wholeheartedly congratulate all those involved in the victory of Yabloko – first of all, our wonderful voters! And the results of the past campaign is such that on 8 September we saw a huge request for changes in our country and a huge request for sincerity in politics, ” Rybakov said.


Maxim Katz, head of the Yabloko election headquarters in the municipal elections in St. Petersburg, emphasised but for falsifications, Yabloko would have received more than 200 mandates, but 95 received in the most difficult conditions are also good.


“The courts [when pro-government candidates started litigation for withdrawal of Yabloko candidates] did not prevent us from putting forward the coolest list of new, young, active, opposition people. We did not play any rigged games, repelled many attempts to introduce “double agents” into our team, created a completely new political force in the city, which, I hope, will change the extremely strange opposition landscape that has developed here. Now we have strong positions in St. Petersburg, as well as in Moscow,” Maxim Katz said.


It should be noted that Yabloko nominated more than 400 candidates for municipal deputies of St. Petersburg.


The results of the St. Petersburg municipal campaign of Yabloko as of electoral district are here. Yabloko mandates are marked in green. Mandates obtained by the United Russia party are marked in black, the CPRF in red, Just Russia in yellow, LDPR in blue, and self-nominated and other in grey.