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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 Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko does not recognise the results of elections to the City Duma of Nizhny Novgorod

Press Release, 23.09.2020

On September 20, the Nizhny Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko party held its conference. The conference adopted a statement “On non-recognition of the results of elections of deputies of the City Duma of Nizhny Novgorod of the seventh convocation”.

“On September 13, elections of deputies of the city Duma of Nizhny Novgorod of the seventh convocation took place. The Nizhny Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko Party nominated 12 democratic candidates. From the first weeks of the campaign, our candidates faced strong counteraction from district electoral commissions. The collected signatures of voters [which the candidates are obliged to submit in favour of their nomination] were declared invalid without any real reason, electoral commissions went to all kinds of violations of the law. In a number of cases, district commissions forged documents in an attempt to remove our candidates from the election race,” runs Yabloko’s statement.


The Nizhny Novgorod regional branch of Yabloko also stressed that due to the machinations, half of the candidates were unlawfully denied registration. The electoral districts were swept of any competitors of the candidates supported by the authorities. The elections were marked by a huge number of falsifications, violations and abuses by electoral commissions.


In all constituencies without exception, there was an abnormally high number of voters who voted early. In some constituencies, early voting was many times higher than the turnout on the main voting day, September 13. At the same time, the overall turnout indicators did not increase, but, on the contrary, decreased. It becomes obvious that the voting was artificially prolonged for a week and a half with one goal only: to facilitate the process of falsification of the voting results and ensure the victory of certain candidates supported by the authorities.


According to members of electoral commissions, the envelopes for early voting with signatures of electoral commissions members disappeared from the vaults in the polling stations, but stacks of envelopes of unknown origin were put there instead. Some voters publicly reported that they found signatures of unknown persons on the voter lists who voted instead of them. Such machinations of the electoral commissions demonstrated their adjustment of the results to the desired candidates.


It became obvious that virtually all early voting ballots turned out to be a fake. The evidence of falsification is so clear that there is no reason to trust the results of such an early vote, Yabloko activists stress.


Yabloko lays the responsibility for the fraud by electoral commissions with the City Electoral Commission and personally with its Chair Marina Mamonova. The disregard for the norms of the law and the rights of candidates by the district electoral commissions was the result of direct instructions from the Chair of the City Electoral Commission.


Yabloko also notes that special attention should be paid to the tough pressure on observers at polling stations and the disruption of lectures for observers by the police on the eve of the elections. In the course of observing the early voting, observers and members of electoral commissions with an advisory vote were denied access to the documents and were prevented from exercising their powers. Two trainings for observers were disrupted by police officers, who for two days in a row kept people in the room where the trainings were held for several hours, demanded to testify, and intimidated the observers.


“The main goal of the elections is the implementation of the will of citizens. The past elections do not allow establishing the will of the residents of the city, and the city parliament elected in this way does not represent their interests,” the statement runs.


“We are convinced that the results of elections, which are organised in such a way, should not be recognised as valid. For this reason, the Nizhny Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko Party considers it necessary to state the following:


  1. We do not recognise the results of the past elections of deputies of the City Duma of Nizhny Novgorod of the seventh convocation, we demand to cancel the decision of the city electoral commission on the recognition of the election results and to hold repeated elections.


  1. We demand to dismiss Marina Mamonova, Chairman of the city electoral commission, from her post together with the current members of the electoral commission and to form a new electoral commission.


  1. We demand to amend the law of the Nizhny Novgorod region No. 108-З “On the election of deputies of the representative bodies of municipalities in the Nizhny Novgorod region” and establish the procedure for early voting exclusively in the premises of district and / or territorial electoral commissions.”