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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 second attack on the house of Svetlana Vasilkova, Yabloko’s deputy of the Pustoshkinsky District Assembly  

Press Release, 05.03.2018

On March 3, 2018, at about 22:00, unidentified persons broke with stones two windows in the bedroom of the house of Svetlana Vasilkova, deputy of the Assembly of Deputies of the Pustoshkinsky District from the Yabloko party.

She was in another room at the time of the attack and was not injured.

Svetlana Vasilkova was twice elected deputy of the district Assembly from Yabloko, and she also ran for the post of district head.

The police were summoned to the scene of the crime, Svetlana Vasilkova wrote a statement to the police asking to initiate a criminal case.

Photo: The stone that broke the window

Photo: Broken window

This is the second attack on Svetlana Vasilkova’s house. The previous one occurred on the night of August 4, 2017. Then the windows in the bedroom were also broken.

Despite the applications of Svetlana Vasilkova to the local police station and the appeal of Lev Shlosberg, Chairman of the Pskov Yabloko and deputy of the Pskov Oblast Assembly, to Yuri Instrankin, head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Pskov region, demanding that the guilty persons be identified, the police failed to find the attackers.

Svetlana Vasilkova and Lev Shlosberg associate both the attacks with the professional activities of deputy Vasilkova, who is known for her independent position and constant monitoring of the activities of the district administration.

In particular, on February 21, Svetlana Vasilkova made a detailed co-report on the quality of the work of the District Control and Accounting Department, which, according to the deputy, covered numerous financial violations in the work of the district administration and its subordinate organizations. This report was made at the session of the Assembly of Deputies of the Pustoshkinsky District.

Speaking at the session, Svetlana Vasilkova drew attention to the facts that the chairman of the Control and Accounting Department gave unreliable information to the Assembly of Deputies and the District Public Prosecutor’s Office,  lack of published information on 25 out of the 26 officially conducted audits, and stated that “facts related to the provision of unreliable information by the Chairman of the Control and Accounting Department would be sent to the Accounts Chamber of the Pskov Region and the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation with the request for assistance, and also sent to the District Public Prosecutor’s Office for taking measures of the Public Prosecutor’s response.”

Svetlana Vasilkova suggested that the deputies “should not take into consideration the contradictory information, reject the consideration of the Control and Accounting Department report before submitting written explanations to the Chairman, development of the Standards on information requirements and supplementing information on the official website on the events held, during the next “parliamentary hour” hear the explanations of the Chairman of the Control and Accounting Department and consider the issue of personnel reshuffle in the body accountable to the Assembly of Deputies”.

The Assembly “took into account” the report of the Control and Accounting Department by a majority of votes, as the district administration proposed.

Speech by Svetlana Vasilkova caused great irritation of the district administration and the head of the Control and Accounting Department.

Lev Shlosberg, deputy of the Pskov Oblast Assembly, believes that “there is a direct connection between criticism of Svetlana Vasilkova in the municipal parliament and another night attack on her house.”

Lev Schlossberg is certain that, “feeling complete impunity after the attack in August 2017, the criminals again decided to act with their previously tried methods, and tried to intimidate Svetlana Vasilkova.”

Shlosberg believes that the same criminal forces stand behind both the attacks and they are interested in the lack of parliamentary and public control over the activities of the district administration.

Lev Shlosberg sent an urgent appeal to Yuri Instrankin, head of the Department of Internal Affairs of the Pskov region, with a demand to take under his personal control the case of the police inaction in investigation of the attack on Svetlana Vasilkova’s house both in August 2017 and March 3, 2018.