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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 Novgorod Yabloko: we can not recognise the elections of deputies to the Novgorod Regional Duma cannot as free, democratic and fair

Press Release, 27.09.2021

Photo: A queue of budget workers made vote on September 17 / Photo by the Press Service of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko

On 25 September, the Regional Council of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko adopted a statement on non-recognition of the elections to the Novgorod Regional Duma as free, democratic and fair.

“The Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko Party does not recognise the results of the elections to the Novgorod Regional Duma, since they were achieved in the course of an non-free and unequal election campaign, as well as in connection with gross violations of the law on voting days, which led to a significant distortion of the expression of voters’ will. Like five years ago, they stole the representation of our voters in the Novgorod Regional Duma.

The Novgorod Regional Duma, elected through a controlled procedure, neither reflect the opinion of the residents of the Novgorod Region, nor has political legitimacy.


On the threashold of the elections, repressive amendments were made to the electoral legislation aimed at hindering the activities of opposition parties and candidates: a ban on the participation in elections of those candidates who received the “stigma” of being involved in the activities of “extremist organisations”, the obligation of parties and candidates to mark campaign materials with the “stigma” of “affiliation with a person acting as a foreign agent ”. At the same time, the authorities can recognise absolutely any opposition figure, a candidate or a party undesirable for the authorities as a “foreign agent” and “extremist”. The Yabloko Party became such a party. The Electoral Commission of the Novgorod Region with followed the repressive legislation particular zeal and applied these innovations exclusively to the Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko party.


Two candidates Roman Maksimov and Maksim Nikitin were unlawfully excluded from the list of the Yabloko party at the suit of the Electoral Commission of the Novgorod Region, allegedly for “involvement in extremist activities”. Virtually the fact that on 23 January the young people went on a rally in Sofia Square in Veliky Novgorod in defence of Alexei Navalny and all political prisoners was considered to be to so-called “participation”.


The Novgorod Regional Electoral Commission assigned the status of persons affiliated with a foreign agent, to our candidates – ambulance paramedics Valentina Anatolyevna Beletskikh and Tatyana Ivanovna Rumyantseva for their participation in the independent medical trade union Alliance of Doctors, Ksenia Fyodorovna Cherepanova for participation in the All-Russian public movement in defence of the rights of voters GOLOS (on the threashold of voting, GOLOS, a number of media outlets and individual journalists were recognised as so-called “foreign agents”) and the Yabloko party was obliged to mark all campaign materials with a special stigma [of having candidates affiliated with “foreign agents”]. Thus, the Electoral Commission of the Novgorod Region unleashed a propaganda campaign against candidates from the Yabloko party and the party as a whole, creating a biased negative attitude towards our candidates and the party. We have repeatedly noted that we did not recognise the status of “foreign agents” in relation to our candidates. Despite the fact that no evidence of affiliation was presented, the Electoral Commission entered false information on the ballot papers.


At the same time, the Electoral Commission of the Novgorod Region did not mark the list of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and the candidate of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Nikolai Firsov, who, like the candidates from Yabloko, participated in the Alliance of Doctors trade union and was Deputy Chairman of the primary trade union organisation of the Borovichi Ambulance Station, with the stigma of a “foreign agent”. We believe that there was simply no order [from the authorities] for the Electoral Commission of the Novgorod Region to sigmatise the systemic party – the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. It is obvious that the Electoral Commission of the Novgorod Region adhered to double standards during the election campaign.


Forcing voters to vote [for pro-government candidates and parties], which does not allow us to speak of the freedom of choice, is one of the problems of the Russian elections that has not been resolved for years. However, the introduction of a three-day vote created additional opportunities for coercion.


The practice of “migration” of voters and their administrative transfer to polling stations has become widespread in the Novgorod region. The introduction of the three-day voting allowed many employers to control the participation of their employees in the elections. Huge queues that the commissions could not cope with for several hours at a large number of precincts throughout the region, on Friday, 17 September, were the evidence of this. The forced vote unambiguously distorted the voting results in favour of the ruling United Russia party.


The safety and inaccessibility of ballots was not ensured during the three-day voting period (at night). We have documented cases of damage of security bags with ballots, unsealed safes and voting rooms. In fact, favorable conditions were created for the substitution of ballots in security bags at polling stations. The party headquarters received reports about the replacements of security bags with ballots, as well as the issuance of ballots to persons who could not vote.


We can not recognise the elections of deputies of the Novgorod Regional Duma as free, democratic and even minimally fair.


It was not an ELECTION, but an administratively controlled procedure for establishing the voting results that had been pre-planned by the authorities. We do not recognise them.


We continue to work in the interests of the future of Russia and the Novgorod region. We will definitely ensure that there are free and fair elections in Russia, and their results reflect the real expression of the will of citizens. Power will belong to the people, not to a handful of people who usurped it through electoral fraud,” the statement runs.