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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

The Central Electoral Commission has finally paid attention to election fraud in Tatarstan after YABLOKO’s law suit in the Supreme Court of the RF

Press Release, 24.01.2017

The Central Election Commission of Russia (CEC) has decided to check the information on fraud in the parliamentary elections in Tatarstan only after YABLOKO challenged the inaction of the CEC in the Supreme Court of Russia. Today, after only a few days after the filing of YABLOKO’s claim, the CEC held a session of the working group, where Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central Electoral Commission, promised to conduct an inspection of the evidence of fraud submitted by YABLOKO.

YABLOKO activists examined videos from surveillance cameras at dozens of polling stations in the Republic of Tatarstan and came to the conclusion that the actual turnout of the parliamentary elections of September 18, 2016, at these polling stations did not coincided with the figures indicated in the final protocols. Also videos demonstrated ballot stuffing in a number of polling stations.

In November 2016, YABLOKO submitted the evidence to the CEC and demanded from the CEC to establish a joint working group to study the videos and submit the information on violations to the Investigative Committee, as well as apply to courts for a recount of votes at the polling stations with recorded violations. However, the CEC refused to examine the evidence of fraud and bring to justice members of electoral commissions guilty of fraud. In late December, YABLOKO received a letter from the Central Election Commission, which stated that there were no grounds for the adoption of additional measures on behalf of the CEC.

So, last week YABLOKO filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of Russia demanding that the Central Election Commission should to examine the November complaint of the party and take a remedial action. This complaint caused a wide resonance in the media, after which the CEC hastily assembled a working group and Ella Pamfilova assured YABLOKO that “nobody was going to cover any violations”.

“I think that public opinion played an important role here, and the Central Election Commission realised that one can neglect the situation in Tatarstan, so they changed their decision”, noted Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chair of YABLOKO, who represented the party’s position at a meeting of the working group.

He also added that YABLOKO activists continued checking video from polling station. When YABLOKO applied to the CEC in autumn, the activists completed examination of videos from 40 polling station, now their number amounts to 90.

The main complaint put forward by YABLOKO concerns the discrepancies in the turnout. There are much less people voting in the video, than the number of voters recorded in the final protocols by electoral commissions. The discrepancy figures fluctuates from hundreds to thousands people depending on the polling station. For example, the video from Polling Station No 89 in Kazan demonstrated that the number of actual voters should have been lower by 1,700 people, in contrast to the figure stated in the final protocol. Rybakov said that “getting such a massive discrepancy, the CEC had the opportunity to request the original voter lists, conduct handwriting analysis and check how it happened.”

Despite Ella Pamfilova’s promises to “analyse” the situation, YABLOKO will not withdraw its law suit from the Supreme Court of Russia and intends to achieve satisfaction of its demands.

Simultaneously with this law suit, Ruslan Zinatullin, Chairman of the regional branch of the YABLOKO in Tatarstan, applied to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Tatarstan with a demand to cancel the parliamentary election results in the Central Single-Mandate Constituency of Tatarstan where he ran for the Duma. Zinatullin asked to adduce videos from 60 polling stations to his law-suit and bring chairs of precinct electoral commissions as defendants. Judge Edward Kaminsky stated that the videos from the surveillance cameras did not constitute significant evidence in the case and thus could not affect the court’s decision. The suit was dismissed. However, YABLOKO intends to challenge the decision in a higher court.

YABLOKO did not recognise the results of the parliamentary elections of September 18, 2016 and challenged them in the Supreme Court of Russia.