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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 Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko does not recognize the results of elections of deputies to the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk region

Press Release, 30.09.2020

The Regional Council of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko issued a statement on non-recognition of the results of elections of deputies to the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk region, stating that the elections of deputies to the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region held in the Chelyabinsk Region for three days (in accordance to the recent resolution of the Central Electoral Commission) on September 11, 12 and 13, “were a fake, and their result cannot be recognised as legitimate”.

Pretense, as a characteristic, can be given to everything that representatives of federal and regional authorities did in one way or another to prepare and conduct elections, as well as political parties that took part in them.


Due to the coronavirus epidemic and related restrictions, under the guise of concern for the health of citizens during COVID-19, the election legislation was once again changed, runs the statement of the regional branch of the party.


Yabloko noted that this time there were introduced a three-days voting procedure and a possibility of collecting signatures in support of the nomination of candidates on the portal of the State Services. The three day voting complicated the observation process and created opportunities for multiple fraud, while collection of signatures via the State Services web-site turned out to be useless due to various technical mistakes and malfunctions.


Instead of assistance and guarantees in the exercise of citizens’ electoral rights, the authorities once again intervened in the electoral process, making the elections uncontested even at the stage of registration of candidates. To imitate competition, a number of candidates from the parties controlled by the authorities were registered in the elections, while independent candidates and parties were denied registration. At the expense of the administrative resource, the authorities once again solved the problem of self-preservation.


Participation in the elections of the Governor of the Chelyabinsk region and a number of other federal and regional politicians who actively used the advantage of their posts and status for electoral purposes was also another fake. All of them subsequently refused their mandates. There was also a massive change of the “party registration” of a number of candidates to cover up the absence of a real rotation of deputies.


Yabloko notes that behind-the-scenes agreements, influenced the distribution of the mandates of the deputies, rather than the expression of the will of people and their ideological preferences.


According to Yabloko, “all this testifies to the existence of facts of political corruption that must be investigated. We will seek compensation for harm to everyone who suffered from the unlawful and unjustified refusal by the Electoral Commission to register the regional list of candidates from the Yabloko party in the elections to the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region. This highest measure of constitutional and legal responsibility was applied not only to candidates from the Yabloko party, depriving us of the right to be elected, but also to voters who supported the nomination of a regional list of candidates and were ready to come and vote for the party on election day.”


The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko notes that restrictions on political competition and the elimination of alternatives in elections are inconsistent with the generally recognised democratic principles of freedom and justice, which is unacceptable in a rule of law.


“We cannot agree with this, and we intend to protect our rights and the rights of all citizens living in the Chelyabinsk region,” runs the statement of the Regional Council of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko.


The Regional Council further reiterates that it does not recognise the results of the elections of deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region of September 13, 2020, noting that the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk Region cannot be considered a body of people’s representation, since it is formed by a clear minority of voters with significant and unlawful manipulations by the current government. “Will seek an objective investigation of all facts about violations of the electoral rights of citizens and bringing to justice those responsible for the unlawful refusal to register the regional list of candidates from the Yabloko party in the elections of deputies to the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk region (including members of the Electoral Commission of the Chelyabinsk region, guilty of violations), as well as compensation for harm caused by them”.