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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 municipal deputies In Kostroma and Seversk illegally deprived of their mandates

Press Release, 19.04.2024

Photo: Vladimir Petrov and Nikolai Sorokin

Two municipal deputies from Yabloko – Vladimir Petrov in Seversk, the Tomsk region, and Nikolai Sorokin in Kostroma – were deprived of their mandates. The formal reasons were the demand of the city public prosecutor’s office due to the verdict in a criminal case and “inaccuracies in the declaration”. In fact, in both cases, local authorities got rid of actively working deputies who protected the interests of citizens.

Vladimir Petrov is a well-known opposition politician in the Tomsk region. He defended the rights of doctors of the Siberian Siberian Federal Clinical Research Centre to decent wages, dealt with housing and utilities services problems and was in confrontation with colleagues in the City Duma from the pro-government United Russia.


Vladimir Petrov was put under pressure, accused of fraud on an especially large scale. Petrov’s company was accused of failure to fulfill house maintenance contracts for 2 million roubles. The city public prosecutor’s office demanded that Petrov be imprisoned for five years. But instead, in February 2023, the city court issued an acquittal. However, the public prosecutor’s office appealed the decision: on 5 February, 2024, the same court found Vladimir Petrov guilty and sentenced him to 300 hours of forced labour. At the same time, the deputy was released from punishment due to the expiration of the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution. However, this did not stop the public prosecutor’s office from demanding that the City Duma deprive Vladimir Petrov of his deputy mandate. On 28 March, the parliamentary pro-government majority adopted such a decision.


“See you in the Duma of Seversk of the next convocation. I hope I won’t see the overwhelming [pro-government] majority of the current convocation there, led by their chairman. Peace and health to everyone. I’ll stay in touch,” Vladimir Petrov commented on his Telegram channel.


Vasily Yeryomin, the head of the Yabloko faction in the Tomsk City Duma, where they recently managed to defend the mandate of deputy Yevgeny Kaverzin, comments on the situation in Seversk:


“Vladimir Petrov is a fighter for the rights of ordinary people, for the economical use of budget funds. This is not to the liking of the [pro-government] deputies and [their] United Russia [party]. We will fight to cancel the Duma’s decision, since it is unlawful.”


Meanwhile, it was reported that the City Duma of Kostroma deprived Nikolai Sorokin, a deputy from Yabloko and human rights activist, from his mandate. He fought for a transparent and open discussion of the city budget for citizens, opposed the sale of municipal property for next to nothing, the destruction of architectural monuments, and the elimination of trolleybus transport. This time the public prosecutor’s office claims that the deputy “hid part of his income from his declaration”. Although the trial on the claim of the public prosecutor’s office is scheduled for 23 April, the Kostroma City Duma decided to deprive Sorokin of his powers already on 28 March. Sorokin explains this rush by the desire of the authorities to announce by-elections in his district on the September single voting day, “in order to quickly push another silently obedient United Russia party member into the City Duma.”


The public prosecutor’s office is trying to present 5.200 roubles (approximately USD 52) in Sorokin’s account at Gazprombank, which he did not know about: the bank, on its own initiative, opened an account for the deputy, accruing dividends there for Sorokin’s investment of a Gazprom voucher in 1991 (the account was opened using the data of the politician’s passport which expired long ago, and the bank employees did not even inform Sorokin of their opening an account in his name). In addition, transfers of money from one of his Sberbank cards to another, as well as money that colleagues borrowed from him and then returned to his card, were announced an “undeclared income”. All these people were ready to give detailed explanations, but the public prosecutor’s office did not want to question any of them.


At the same time, the public prosecutor’s office appealed to the court with a demand to seize from Sorokin a total amount of about 4 million roubles, which over two years passed through his bank cards.


The text of the public prosecutor’s office’s appeal to deprive Sorokin of his mandate was not even shown to the deputies at the Duma meeting, although Sorokin persisted on it. But United Russia members said that an oral statement from a public prosecutor’s office employee was enough for them, and voted to deprive Sorokin of his powers. The Press Service of the City Duma, justifying the actions of the deputies, reported that Sorokin “destabilised the situation in the city.”


Nikolai Sorokin intends to seek justice in court, but believes that he will not be able to regain his deputy mandate, since regional legislation does not provide for such a mechanism.


Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, commenting on the situation with the deprivation of powers of Yabloko deputies, notes the professionalism of Vladimir Petrov and Nikolai Sorokin:


“I believe that they are the most active deputies in their cities, working to protect the rights and interests of people. Certainly, the authorities don’t like this and they use all possible methods to oust them from politics. But I assure you that they will continue their work, albeit for some time without formal mandates, but enjoying the support and trust of the people.”