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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 Pskov branch of Yabloko entered three litigations on cancellation of municipal election results in the region

Press Release, 18.12.2017

The general municipal elections of 10 September, 2017, brought to the Pskov branch of Yabloko and its voters not only successes, but also injustice.

Yabloko activists say that fraud organised mainly during early voting (through administrative pressure and bribery) significantly distorted the results of voting.

The Pskov branch of Yabloko challenged the results of the voting to local self-government bodies in three municipalities (Pskov, Velikiye Luki and the Velikiye Luki district).

On 19 September, Yabloko raised administrative lawsuits in city courts in the cities of Pskov and Velikiye Luki, as well as in the Velikiye Luki District Court challenging the results of voting at the polling stations there. The defendants are the Pskov precinct electoral commissions (92 commissions), Velikiye Luki (44 commissions) and the Velikiye Luki District (28 commissions).

All the three courts of first instance refused to accept the lawsuits for consideration, stating that the rights of the electoral association had not been violated.

However, the Pskov regional court, where Yabloko appealed these refusals, abrogated all three refusals and ordered the courts of the first instance to consider the administrative claims of the party on the merits.

On 15 December, the Pskov City Court refused to satisfy Yabloko’s claim due to “failure to provide the evidence” in support of the claim, as the territorial electoral commissions refused to provide the protocols and voters’ appeals they had to submit to court.

This decision of the court will be appealed.

Past week, before the end of the administrative trials with the territorial electoral commissions, the Pskov branch of Yabloko filed administrative lawsuits to cancel election results in three municipalities by party lists as a whole, since this can only be done within three months after the publication of election results and only after appealing the results of voting at polling stations.

The hearings in the Pskov City Court will begin on December 26.

In total the Pskov branch of Yabloko is in six litigations now defending the party’s and voters’ rights following the results of the September 10 elections.

These are the largest trials on the elections in the Pskov region, also the largest as of the number of administrative lawsuits in the history of the Yabloko party.

We believe that the unlawful actions of territorial and precinct electoral commissions in the early voting process deprived the party of representation in the Velikyi Luki City Duma (the party list received 4.87% of votes according to official data) and the Assembly of Deputies of the Velikyi Luki District (4.91% of votes according to official figures), as well as the second mandate for a single electoral district in Pskov, where the party came third on the voting day, but according to the official results it came fourth with 8.53% and received one mandate only.

Violations of the law during early voting affected the outcome of the vote.

Commenting on the progress of the trials, Lev Shlosberg, Chair of the Pskov Yabloko and MP in the Assembly of the Pskov Region, said:

“It is very difficult to challenge in court the results of elections in our country. Organisers of the fraud act according to the logics: first come, first stole, the question is closed, all may go and no claims are accepted.

In most cases, the authorities are interested in the inviolability of election results. Electoral commissions support the status quo, reflected in the final protocols [of the voting], whatever happens in the elections. Such a stance, in our understanding, is incompatible with the law.

Courts are extremely reluctant to take up the cases on challenging the results of elections, in our case, only after the decisions of the regional court the administrative lawsuits were accepted for consideration by the courts of first instance. Courts with rare exceptions do not order the disclosure of the required evidence, including those cases when only a court can do this.

Despite all these circumstances, we decided to file the lawsuits, because their absence means our agreement with the theft of votes, and we will not accept this and will confront it. We are confident in our lawful right. Obviously, these trials will reach the Supreme Court, we are ready for this. Making maximum publicity about violations of the law in elections is also a way to combat violations of the rights of voters and parties.”