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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 results in the regional elections in Russia: 48 deputies elected in 12 regions

Press Release, 14.09.2020

During regional and local elections in Russia of 13 September, 48 deputies from the Yabloko party were elected in 12 regions. The deputies of the Yabloko party will work in the Kostroma Regional Duma, as well as in the city councils of Tomsk, Kaluga and Kostroma. Party representatives were also elected to the municipal councils of Bashkiria, Dagestan, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Moscow, Novgorod, Omsk, Samara and Pskov regions.

Support for Yabloko in the elections to the Tomsk City Duma has almost doubled, to 9.34%. Vasily Yeryom, Editor-in-Chief of MK in Tomsk and current deputy of the Tomsk City Duma, was elected deputy for another term. Two more deputies were elected in single-mandate constituencies. They are: Yevgeny Kaverzin, entrepreneur in the field of waste processing, and Artyom Kanarev, IT specialist.


The Yabloko list of candidates overcame the threashold and received 6.9% of the votes in the elections to the city council of the town of Seversk, a satellite Tomsk. The leader of the list, Vladimir Petrov, was elected deputy.


Businessman Maxim Guterman became a deputy of the Kostroma Regional Duma, he was elected in a single-mandate constituency. Nikolai Sorokin, head of the Kostroma Memorial human rights society, who also ran from Yabloko in the district, will work in the Kostroma City Duma. It should be also noted that the Yabloko party was represented in the regional and city parliaments and in the previous convocation.


Alexei Kolesnikov was re-elected deputy of the Kaluga City Duma. He won in a single-mandate constituency.


Yabloko party lists won the elections in the Nevelsky and Sebezhsky districts of the Pskov region, receiving over 11% of the vote. Andrei Vikhman and Sergei Melnikov became deputies, respectively. Another 19 deputies were elected to the councils of nine districts of the region.


Thus, nine deputies were elected in single-mandate constituencies in the Gdovsky region: Konstantin Gorozhanko in the Dobruchinskaya volost; Daria Andreeva, Svetlana Andreeva, Igor Bogarsky, Konstantin Utkin in the Polnovskaya volost; Sofia Sazonova and Abdulkhalik Seferov in the Samolvovskaya volost; and Valery Tsango in the Chernevskaya volost.


In the Dnovsky district (the Pskov region), two Yabloko candidates were elected in single-mandate districts: Nikolai Voronsky in the urban settlement of Dno and Yelena Dmitriyeva in the Iskrovskaya volost. Yulia Belyaeva became a deputy in Nevel. Mikhail Lesikov was elected in Novosokolniki. Gennady Kolesnik was elected in Opochka. Maria Ivanova and Olga Davydova were elected in Porkhov.


Nikolai Kuzmin became a deputy in Zavelichenskaya volost of the Pskov region. Nikolay Shparenkov  won a mandated in the Prigorodnaya volost of the Pustoshkinsky district. Anton Selivonek became deputy in the urban settlement of Idritsa, the Sebezh district.


The Yabloko party’s list has overcome the 5% barrier in the elections to the City Council of Podolsk near Moscow. The leader of the list, Alexei Starchak, was elected deputy.


Four deputies from the party will work in the Council of Deputies of the City of Okulovka, the Novgorod region: Tatyana Rumyantseva, Lyubov Vasilyeva, Svetlana Finageyeva and Alexander Byzov. Two more deputies were elected to the Council of Deputies of the Borkovsky rural settlement – Oleg Apelsinov and Andrei Gormin. Mikhail Klopsky will become a member of the Borovenkovo ​​settlement council, and Valentina Beletskikh will become a deputy in the Council of Deputies of the Polavsky rural settlement (the Parfinsky district).


Albert Esedov, Chairman of the Dagestan branch of Yabloko, became a deputy of the Ikrinsky rural settelment council (the Kurakhsky district). Vagit Davletkhanov was elected a deputy of the Shikhikent rural settlement council of the Suleiman-Stalsky district of the Republic.


Two candidates from Yabloko were elected as deputies to the councils of two districts of Bashkiria: Razap Yunusov became a deputy in the Iglinsky district and Parvazitdin Apkarimov won a mandate in the Kushnarenkovsky district.


Candidates from the party also received two mandates in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Viktor Golovkin became a deputy to the Council of the city of Zheleznogorsk, and Daria Martemyanova got a mandate in the Council of the Berezovsky district.


Alyona Gavrilova became a deputy of the Kostinsky rural settlement of the Muromtsevsky municipal district of the Omsk region.


Vadim Alekseyev was elected to the council of the Oktyabrsky inner-city district of Samara.


Yevgeny Maksimov became a deputy of the Council of the Lazurnensky rural settlement of the Krasnoarmeisky district of the Chelyabinsk region.


“The voting day showed that Yabloko’s candidates are winning elections even in such terrible conditions. It is even difficult to call it an election, when all [our candidates] are removed from elections, intimidated, taken into the courts,” Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov said.


Rybakov also recalled that for one reason or another, about a third of the candidates were not admitted to the elections – as a rule, those who had the highest chances of winning.


The Yabloko Chairman thanked voters for supporting the party throughout the country. “We have a lot of work ahead of us – the state in our country must be rebuilt after decades of planned destruction. Our work on the [Yabloko draft of the new Constitution for Russia] Constitution of Free People and the election campaigns of candidates for these elections is a great contribution to this work,” Rybakov concluded.