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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’s MPs in Pskov Arthur Gaiduk and Lev Shlosberg ask to initiate a criminal case on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny

Press Release, 17.12.2020

Photo: Yabloko deputies of the Pskov Regional Assembly Artur Gaiduk and Lev Shlosberg


Gaiduk and Lev Shlosberg, Yabloko MPs in the Pskov Regional Assembly, sent an appeal to the Investigative Committee of Russia demanding to initiate a criminal case on the fact of encroachment on the life of public figure Alexei Navalny

In a statement addressed to Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Artur Gaiduk and Lev Shlossberg refer to an investigation conducted by the independent international group Bellingcat and The Insider with the participation of the NGO Anti-Corruption Foundation.

Simultaneously the corresponding materials were also published by Der Spiegel (Germany) and El Pais  (Spain) and also released by the CNN TV channel (the U.S.).


According to the results of the investigation, at least eight employees of the secret unit of the Federal Security Service of Russia operating under the cover of the Institute of Forensic Science of the Federal Security Service of Russia were involved in the attempt of poisoning the politician.


“We are asking the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation to initiate a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under Article 277 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Encroachment on the life of a state or public figure, committed in order to terminate his/her state or other political activities or out of revenge for such activity”, on the fact of encroachment on the life of public figure Alexei Anatolyevich Navalny,” the document runs.


The Pskov regional parliamentarians note that the practices of any violent influence on opposition statesmen and public figures are criminal. Any attempts to silence opponents of the current state authorities, deprive them of the opportunity to participate in public life, make political activity punishable and mortally dangerous for citizens, are categorically unacceptable.


Artur Gaiduk and Lev Shlosberg also ask the Investigative Committee to inform them about the results of the check and the adopted procedural decision.


Earlier, a similar statement addressed to the head of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov was sent by deputies of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Boris Vishnevsky (Yabloko), Mikhail Amosov (Movement for Democratic Renewal) and Maxim Reznik (Party of Growth), as well as parliamentarians of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia Ivan Gusev and Emilia Slabunova (Yabloko).


Commenting on the submitted application, Lev Shlosberg wrote in his Telegram channel: “The attempted murder of Alexei Navalny is a terrorist act. The main target of terror is not the victims themselves (although as regards politicians, this is always a personally oriented action), but the effect of public fear that an act of terror produces. Fear is the largest and longest-lasting weapon of terror.


It must be remembered that the Federal Security Service initially grew out of the VChK [the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution, Speculation, and Sabotage], which from the first day of its creation was a state terrorist organisation of the Bolshevik government. All the “birthmarks” of this organisation passed to the [present] Federal Security Service. This organisation has never been concerned with questions of lawfulness. It grew up on the blood of millions of victims and does not regret it.”


According to Lev Shlosberg, “the attempted assassination of Alexei Navalny is a direct message to all those who disagree with the authorities, all the dissenting and acting differently: if you don’t yield, we will kill you. This crime has no territoriality – it bears a global, nation-wide character ”.


The regional parliamentarian from Yabloko notes that “not a single State Duma deputy has demanded the initiation of a criminal case so that to investigate the attempted murder of Navalny. This means that there are no deputies in the State Duma, but only servants of the criminal regime”.


“I have no doubt that the Investigative Committee knows everything. Let them react. And we will publish the received answers. Society should know not only the names of the criminals, but also the names of those who cover up the crimes.


Nothing passes on the earth without a trace. All crimes are solved sooner or later, the names of the perpetrators and customers become known. We remind everyone who can read and understand what is happening of this,” Lev Shlosberg says.