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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

Yabloko candidates to conduct 14 election campaigns in 13 regions

Registration of candidates for elections goes on

Press Release, 19.07.2019

Representatives of the Yabloko party will take part in 14 election campaigns of different levels in 13 regions of the Russian Federation. In many regions, registration of candidates has not ended yet. Many Yabloko candidates have not been registered in the elections or are facing difficulties with being registered in the race.

Two party candidates will participate in the by-election to the State Duma. Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko and MP in the City Duma of Novgorod, is running in a single-mandate district in the Novgorod region, and Irina Skachkova, Deputy Chair of the Sverdlovsk Yabloko and school teacher, will campaign in the Sverdlovsk region.


Zulfiya Gaysina, human rights defender, managed to overcome the municipal filter in the election of the head of the Republic of Bashkortostan.


Yabloko candidates will compete for deputy mandates in parliamentary elections in Moscow, the Sverdlovsk region, the Vologda region, the Pskov region, the Saratov region and in the Krasnoyarsk Territory.


Three Yabloko candidates managed to get registration in the Moscow City Duma elections: architect Daria Besedina (district No. 8), Yevgeny Bunimovich, Ombudsman for Children’s Rights in Moscow and member of the party’s Federal Political Committee (district No. 6) and Maxim Kruglov, expert of the Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre (district No. 14).


Dmitry Golovin, businessman and ex-deputy of the Yekaterinburg City Council, is running for the Legislative Assembly of the Sverdlovsk Region in single-mandate constituency No. 11.


Maxim Bombakov, Deputy Chairman of the Krasnoyarsk branch of Yabloko, runs for the regional Legislation Assembly in the Kirov single-mandate constituency No. 2.


Mikhail Dorofeyev, Chairman of the Vologda branch of Yabloko, participates in the elections to the regional parliament in the Gryazovets single-mandate constituency No. 13.


Ksenia Cherepanova will take part in the by-election in the Novgorod Regional Duma in district No. 1.


Arthur Gaiduk, emergency doctor and deputy of the City Council of Pskov, will run for the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies (district number 2).


Dr.Vera Afanasyeva, philosopher and writer, was registered as Yabloko’s candidate to the Saratov Regional Duma (district No. 2).


Yelena Panova, Chair of the Kurgan branch of Yabloko, will run for a deputy mandate of the Kurgan City Duma in the single-member constituency No. 6.


Yabloko will also take part in the municipal elections in St. Petersburg, Pskov, Moscow and Novgorod regions and in Bashkiria.


In St. Petersburg, Yabloko nominated 547 candidates for deputies of 85 municipal councils of the city. At the moment, only 227 candidates were able to register, more than 250 received unlawful refusals in registration, the party’s election headquarters intends to challenge all the refusals to register Yabloko candidates to the City Electoral Committee and the Central Electoral Commission.


In addition, Yabloko managed to get registered a list of candidates to the Council of Deputies of the Kashira constituency (Moscow region). Engineer and economist Nikolai Kuzmin (district No. 13) is registered as a candidate from Yabloko for deputies of the Pskov City Duma, Ilnur Salakhov was registered in the elections to the Council of the City District of Neftekamsk (Bashkiria), Sergei Burdinsky, was registered in the elections to the Council of Borzinsky Municipal District (Trans-Baikal Territory).


Yabloko will also participate in the election of heads of rural settlements of the Novgorod region: Sergei Trofimov will run in the Yermolinsky rural settlement, Viktor Shalyakin in the Trubichinsky rural settlement and Denis Sergeyev in the Savinsky rural settlement.


Boris Vishnevsky, member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko and deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, and Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko, were not allowed to run in the gubernatorial elections in St.Peterburg and the Chelyabinsk region, respectively.


Five out of eight Yabloko candidates nominated for the Moscow City Duma election were not registered: ex party Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin (district No 43), Andrei Babushkin, human rights defender and member of the Human Rights Council under the President (district No 11), Yelena Rusakova, head of Municipal Council of the Gagarinsky district in Moscow (district No 37), Kirill Goncharov, Editor-in-Chief of the “We Are Muscovites” newspaper (district  No 32) and Anastasia Bryukhanova, municipal deputy of Schukino district, Moscow (district No 42).



In addition, the entire list of Yabloko candidates was removed from the election of deputies of the Kurgan City Duma. Vera Afanasyeva was not allowed to by-election of deputies of the Saratov City Duma in the single-mandate constituency No. 10.


Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko and head of Yabloko’s election headquarters, notes that the party actively participates in the elections, despite the fact that the system is designed kin such a way so that to prevent democratic candidates on the ballot. This was perfectly demonstrated by the electoral commissions of St. Petersburg, which refused to register 250 candidates for no reason.


“It’s not for the first year that a well-coordinated mafia structure operates there, and the Central Electoral Commission and the law enforcement turn a blind eye to this. Our candidates can offer an alternative, the party enjoys high support in St. Petersburg, and the current government is afraid of this. It is for this reason that Boris Vishnevsky has not been registered in the gubernatorial election. Yaroslav Shcherbakov in Chelyabinsk is in a similar situation. If they had a fair competition, they would have had every chance of winning,” Nikolai Rybakov emphasised.


“A similar scenario was used for the Moscow City Duma elections – Yelena Rusakova, Sergei Mitrokhin, Kirill Goncharov, Andrei Babushkin and Anastasia Bryukhanova were denied registration. But Yevgeny Bunimovich, Maxim Kruglov and Daria Besedina managed to break through this wall. Now we will directly engage in campaigning,” Rybakov added.


According to Nikolai Rybakov, Russia has been demonstrating a negative selection [of candidates] for several years, and this can lead to serious public protest.


“It is already clear that the statements of the political consultants of the Presidential Administration have any credibility for voters. And the only way for them to maintain their power is mass-scale fraud at all stages of the elections. However, we should not despair, there will be a change of power soon one way or another. And we should be ready for this transfer,” Rybakov concluded.