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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 proposed to the Regional Assembly to send a request to the Constitutional Court about the violation of the electoral rights of “foreign agents” and persons associated with them

Press Release, 28.10.2021

Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov branch of Yabloko

The Pskov branch of Yabloko proposed to the Regional Assembly to send a request to the Constitutional Court about the violation of the electoral rights of the so-called “foreign agents” and persons associated with them. The MPs rejected this initiative by a majority of votes: three parliamentarians voted “for”, 14 “against”, and one abstained.

Arthur Gaiduk and Lev Shlosberg submitted to the regional parliament a draft request to the Constitutional Court on the constitutionality of the provisions of federal laws on labeling organisations and persons affiliated with them “foreign agents” in electoral laws and recognising them as discriminatory and violating the principle of equality of candidates.


The explanatory note to the draft request states that the Constitution of the RF does not contain any restrictions on the rights of candidates, including those recognised as “foreign agents”: “The selection of a group of candidates with the status of a foreign agent (or affiliated with foreign agents) from the general category of candidates has no objective and reasonable justification for electoral legal relations, violates the provisions of Article 19 of the Constitution (All are equal before the law and the court. 2. The state guarantees equality rights and freedoms of man and citizen regardless of gender, race, nationality, language, origin, property and official status, place of residence, attitude to religion, beliefs, membership in public associations, as well as other circumstances).”


At the session of the Assembly, the draft request was presented by Artur Gaiduk, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly. Andrei Makovsky, a deputy from the New People party, who previously worked as deputy head of the intior policy department of the Administration of the Pskov region, asked him a question: “The bill was submitted jointly with Lev Shlosberg. But there is information in the media that Lev Shlosberg met with foreign diplomats. And here is the question: did Lev Shlosberg consult with foreign diplomats before this initiative?”


Artur Gaiduk replied that he did not have such information, so it was pointless to answer the question. The New People’s deputy voted against the draft request.


It should be noted that on 25 May, deputies of the regional parliament included the concepts of “foreign agent” and “a person affiliated with a foreign agent” in the Electoral Code of the Pskov region. The amendments copy the norms of the Federal Law No. 91-FZ, which, according to the Yabloko faction, violates the Constitution of the Russian Federation.


From nowon a candidate performing the functions of a “foreign agent”, or a candidate affiliated with a person performing the functions of a “foreign agent”, must indicate this information in the statement of consent to stand for election, in signature lists signed by voters in favour of such a candidate 9in accordance with the law obliging candidates to collect voters’ signatures in their favour so that to be registered in the campaign) and in all campaign materials (up to 15% of the total printed area and mandatory indication of this status in all other campaign materials); in addition, this is indicated in all official campaign information and ballot papers.


Earlier, deputies from the Pskov Yabloko already made two attempts to prevent such changes to be made to the Electoral Code of the Pskov Region and first proposed to the Assembly an alternative draft resolution rejecting the regional draft law and sending a request to the Constitutional Court, but Alexander Kotov, Chairman of the Assembly and a member of the ruling United Russia party, refused to include the alternative draft decision in the agenda. Then the Yabloko deputies introduced an alternative draft of amendments to the Electoral Code of the region, excluding the concepts of “foreign agent” and “person affiliated with a foreign agent”, but this draft was not included by the Chairman in the agenda either.


After that, Artur Gaiduk and Lev Shlosberg submitted to the Assembly a draft request to the Constitutional Court, which was not included in the agenda of the Assembly until the end of the term of office of the Assembly of the previous convocation and was considered only at the October session by the Assembly of the new convocation.



is a member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko and

Chair of the Pskov regional branch of the party.

Head of the Yabloko faction in the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies