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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 Public Prosecutor General’s Office and the Russian telecommunications supervising service Roskomnadzor responded to Yabloko’s inquiries about the reasons for blocking social networks pages of Yabloko’s politicians

Press Release, 14.06.2022

Photo: “Ban yourself!” / Photo by Emin Jafarov, Kommersant

From the beginning of the so-called “special military operation”, members of the Yabloko party, who had previously been under the scrutiny of the authorities and law enforcement agencies, were subjected to tremendous pressure. Dozens of activists were detained and arrested, homes of seventeen people were searched, nineteen protocols were drawn up against Yabloko members on “discrediting the army”. However, the Public Prosecutor General’s Office and Roskomnadzor (the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications) came up with another way to interfere with the work of Yabloko: in less than three months, personal pages on social networks of five Yabloko politicians and the web-site of one regional branch were blocked. Blocking took place in the social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, as well as on the Yandex.Zen platform.

Emilia Slabunova, MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, was the first to report blocking of her personal page on VKontakte on 27 March, Roskomnadzor closed access to her page for users without any explanation.


Lev Shlosberg, the leader of the Pskov Yabloko, was the second to be banned on social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki. On 28 March his personal web-site was blocked, and on 11 April his accounts on VKontakte and Odnoklassniki were blocked. Later, VKontakte closed the page of Lev Shlosberg’s wife Zhanna Shlosberg.


On 22 May, the VKontakte page of  Anna Cherepanova, Yabloko MP in the Novgorod City Duma, was blocked.


On 2 June, VKontakte closed access to the page of Boris Vishnevsky, MP of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg from Yabloko and Deputy Chairman of Yabloko.


On 8 June, the Yandex.Zen platform blocked the channel of Alexander Kudelkin, a Yabloko candidate for the State Duma in Yekaterinburg.


On 10 June, the provider blocked access to the website of the Altai regional branch of Yabloko.


In all the cases of blocking access to the pages of Yabloko politicians, Roskomnadzor referred to the request for of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office. Support services of social networks and providers send typical letters to the people whose accounts were blocked: your page was blocked by Roskomnadzor on a decision by the Public Prosecutor General’s Office. The reasons for blocking are as follows: the page either “posted information containing unreliable socially significant information about the course of the special military operation of the Russian Armed Forces on the territory of Ukraine” or “inaccurate socially significant information aimed at destabilising the socio-political situation in the Russian Federation”, however no details or explanations are provided.


The owners of the blocked resources did not receive the decision of the supervisory authority, none of the politicians knows what materials the Public Prosecutor General’s Office considered unreliable. At the same time, the support services promised some Yabloko politicians to unlock the resources if they remove the materials with “incorrect information”.


Trying to figure out what was happening, Emilia Slabunova, Lev Shlosberg, Anna Cherepanova and Boris Vishnevsky sent inquiries to the supervisory and regulatory authorities. However, the answers did not provide any reasons for blocking.


It has become known that law enforcement agencies got denunciations about the website of the Yabloko party. In particular, in Saratov they are asking to block the main information resource of the party, because it was collecting signatures under a petition for peace with Ukraine.


It is obvious for Yabloko that the decision to block Yabloko information resources is purely political. One just should want peace, in order to be blocked in Russia today.