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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 region gets three heads of the district, a deputy of the regional Assembly and a deputy of the district Assembly from the Yabloko party

Press Release, 9.09.2019

Three candidates from the Yabloko party were elected heads of municipals districts Dnovsky, Novorzhevsky and Pustoshkinsky in the Pskov Region in elections on 8 September: Sofya Pugacheva (Novorzhevsky district, 45.95% of the vote at a turnout of 52.53%), Svetlana Vasilkova (Pustoshkinsky district, 53.35% of the vote, the opponent from United Russia got 36.58%, at a turnout of 49.46%) and Mikhail Shaurkin (Dnovsky district, 63.75% of the vote, he won in all (!) the polling stations over the candidate from United Russia who got 23.07%, at a turnout of 44.88%).

Svetlana Vasilkova, deputy of the district Assembly of Deputies, civil engineer, Deputy Chair of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, Chair of the southwestern branch of the party, was elected head of the Pustoshkinsky district. Svetlana Vasilkova was supported by 53.4% of the voters, and her main rival, Ivan Shtylin, Chairman of the Pskov Region Sports Committee, got 36.6%.

Photo: Svetlana Vasilkova 



Sofya Pugacheva, electrical engineer in the aircraft industry and deputy of the District Assembly, Chair of the southeast branch of the Pskov Yabloko, was elected head of the Novorzhevsky District, 45.95% of voters voted for her, while Sergei Mezentsev, her main rival from the United Russia party, obtained 45.06% of the vote.

Photo: Sofya Pugacheva 


Mikhail Shaurkin, engineer, head of the department of operation and repair of customs infrastructure facilities of the Pskov Customs, became head of the Dnovsky district, 63.8% of voters cast their votes for him. Tatyana Pakhomova, Adviser to the Governor of the Pskov region, came second with 23% of the vote.

Photo: Mikhail Shaurkin


In addition, candidate from Yabloko Denis Timofeyev was elected deputy of the Dnovsky District Assembly of Deputies in a single-mendate constituency.


For the first time in our history, candidates who are Yabloko party members and deputies of district Assembly from the party – Sofia Pugacheva (Chair of the Yabloko South-East local branch) and Svetlana Vasilkova (Deputy Chair of the regional branch of Yabloko and Chair of the South-West local branch of the party) were elected heads of distrcits.


Everywhere where there our candidates ran in elections, voter participation was higher than usual and competitive elections were held there. Those voters who do not come to the polls, participate in voting when there are Yabloko candidates.


We had to win the courts in the law suits of the candidates from the Party of Grwoth so that Sofia Pugacheva and Mikhail Shaurkin could become heads of districts.


Arkady Vasiliev, candidate for the post of head of the Pushkinogorsky district, came the second (24.90%) at a turnout of 45.61%.


Now the Pskov Oblast (region), called by some people the “Pskov Yablost”, has five heads of districts elected from Yabloko. This is a whole faction, and we need to organise the teamwork of municipal leaders.


Lev Shlosberg ceased to be a “one man faction” last night. The team of the Pskov Yabloko won early elections for a deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly and led Arthur Gaiduk to the success. Gaiduk is twice deputy of the Pskov City Duma from Yabloko (40.21%, 7.98% ahead of the candidate from United Russia, given the colossal, over 20%, early voting and low turnout of 16.56%). For the first time, there emerges a second deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko.

Photo: Lev Shlosberg


Nikolai Kuzmin, candidate for deputy of the Pskov City Duma, came the second, receiving 24.51% of the vote (176 votes behind the winner) at a law turnout (18.05%).


Denis Timofeyev, became deputy of the Dnovsky District Assembly, only one (!) vote ahead of the United Russia candidate: 308 against 307, support for our candidate was 37.61% at a turnout of 42.66%.


Alexander Gulyaev, Yabloko candidate for deputy of the Dnovsky District Assembly, came second recieveing only eight (1) votes less than his opponent from the United Russia party (308 versus 316), his support was 30.68%, at a turnout of 46.06%.


Larisa Loginova came fifth in the four-member district out of 14 candidates for deputies of Karamyshevsky volost (22.48% at a turnout of 38.99%), the lag behind the fourth and the fifth place was 35 votes. Six more of our candidates in the same volost (district), most of whom took part in the elections for the first time, fought, but got more modest results. But they have everything ahead.


Commenting on the results of the Pskov Yabloko team, Lev Shlosberg, leader of the Pskov Yabloko and MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly, said, “Everyone worked at the limit of personal bestowal, did everything possible. I sincerely thank the whole team – we have lived together these months, weeks, days, hours and minutes. We have become stronger. The most important thing is heartfelt thanks to all our voters: it is you who won the election, and we work for you”.