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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 results at municipal elections: five lists, 70 single-mandate deputies and two heads of towns

Press release, 10.09.2013

Factions of the YABLOKO party will emerge in the parliaments of Novgorod, Polevsky (the Sverdlovsk region), Krasnokamsk (the Perm region), Korsakov (the Sakhalin region) and Kosh-Axhagsky District (the Altai Terriotory). YABLOKO representatives will become heads of two towns in Karelia and municipal deputies in the Tver region, Karelia, the Kaliningrad and the Moscow region.

Galina Shirshina supported by YABLOKO has become Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia. Shirshina received almost 42 per cent of the vote being 10 per cent ahead of the candidate from the ruling United Russia.

YABLOKO candidates were elected heads of two rural settlements in Karelia: Tatyana Shalapanova in Zaozersky with 47 per cent and Nadezhda Lonina in Ladvinskogo with 50 per cent.

YABLOKO’s list to the Novgorod City Duma received 9.64 per cent of the vote.

YABLOKO’s list of candidates to the Council of Korsakovskoye rural settlement in Sakhalin obtained 15.83 per cent of the vote (two mandates). Residents of the Kosh-Axhagsky District (the Altai Terriotory) gave 9.64 per cent of the votes for YABLOKO’s list of candidates to the Council of Deputies.

In the Sverdlovsk region at the elections to the Polevsky Duma, YABLOKO received 11.98 per cent, ranking second only to the ruling United Russia.

YABLOKO’s list in the election to the Council of Deputies of Nelidovo, the Tver region, obtained 9.66 per cent of the vote (one mandate).

Single-mandate constituencies gave 70 deputy mandates to YABLOKO’s candidates obtaining from 33 to 48 per cent of the vote: Olga Butilyova with 43.4 per cent, Olga Kirilchuk with 35.03 per cent, Svetlana Rukavishnikova with 35.98 per cent, Tatyana Svyatokha with 47.58 per cent, Oleg Sergeyev with 33.59 per cent and Svetoslav Uryakhov with 41.87 per cent.

Valry Golyantov obtained 37.43 per cent in the Emausskoye settlement in the Tver region.

The largest number of deputies from YABLOKO were elected in Karelia, where YABLOKO representatives were also elected to the councils of deputies in Olonetsky, Derevyanksky, Gargizonsky, Zaozersky , Meliorativny, Ladvinsky, Ryboretsky, Ladva-Vetkinsky, Novovilgovsky, Paysky, Sheltozersky, Ryboretsky, Shokshinsky and Shuisky settlements.

Arkady Loktionov with 53.19 per cent and Sergei Loktionov with 62.22 pr cent led the race in the Shuisky settlement.

Five deputies were elected in the Shokshinsky settelement: Tatyana Dubeika (58.54 per cent), Anastasya Buzhina (67.50 per cent), Alyona Murashova (70.37 per cent), Nikolai Tropoin (71.43 per cent) and Olga Chirkova (85 per cent).

Three members of YABLOKO obtained deputies mandates in the Ryboretsky settlement: Alexei Kocherin (47.27 per cent), Olga Lukianova (56.6 per cent) and Alexander Scherbakov (71.43 per cent).

Four YABLOKO activists were elected deputies in the Shetozersky settlement: Nina Ivanova (54.05 per cent), Oksana Chepikova (69.23 per cent), Vitaly Smirnov (75 per cent) and Vitaly Kikinchuk (82,14 per cent).

Six YABLOKO candidates were elected in the Paysky settlement: Alla Orlova (53.19 per cent), Svetlana Taraschenkova (53.85 per cenet), Galina Shakhrai (54.76 per cent), Ilya Demidov (68.57 per cent), Larissa Ivanova (68.89 per cent) and Olga Orlova (65.71 per cent).

Good results were demonstrated in the Novovilgovskoye settlement, where five deputies were elected: Ludmila Lunkova (43.42 per cent), Ekaterina Krasovskaya (54.43 per cent), Natalya Beteleva (60.23 per cent), Ludmila Kruchinina (61.11 per cent) and Maria Neila (85.05 per cent).

In Ladva-Vetkinsky rural settlement five representatives of the party were elected: Yelena Magalitskaya gained 50 per cent, Leonid Romanov – 52.94 per cent, Dmitry Bagisky scored 79.17 per cent of the vote , Svetlana Selina – 79.31 per cent and Yelena Emelyanova – 82.22 %.

In Meliorativny settlement four candidates from YABLOKO were elected deputies: Ekaterina Bazarnaya (32.35 per cent), Vasilyl Bandarev (42.86 per cent), Natalya Guseva (64.94 per cent) and Tatyana Silyukova (73.91 per cent).

Good results were shown in Ladvinskoye rural settlement, where eight YABLOKO candidates were elected deputies: Anna Guseva (38.71 per cent), Marina Berezina (54.88 per cent) Lubov Kodratyeva (74.47 per cent), Anatoly Fomin (75.64 per cent), Lyudmila Petrovskaya (77.46 per cent), Natalya Platonova (78.69 per cent), Galina Klimova (80 per cent) and Natalya Efimova (83.33 per cent).

In Zaozerskoye settlement also eight YABLOKO members obtained their mandates: Alexander Vankin (81.63 per cent), Nadezhda Gerasimova (79.37 per cent), Igor Evseev (59.22 per cent), Alexander Ivanov (91.3 per cent), Vladimir Leo (66.04 per cent), Vera Lesina (67.65 per cent), Nikolay Myagkikh (57.33 per cent) and Natalya Proturenko (82.81 per cent).

In Gargizonskoye settelemt four representatives of the party became deputies: Sergey Gotovkin received 57.78 per cent , Alexei Kochin – 77.01 per cent, Sergey Kuptsov – 47.3 per cent, and Yuri Pakhnutov – 65.96 per cent.

In Dereviansky rural settlement three YABLOKO members were elected deputies: Leonid Kondratiev scored 63.29 per cent , Natalia Lepyoshkina – 41.46 per cent and Alexander Tsykunov – 47.96 %.

In the Olonetskiy area two YABLOKO’s representatives were elected: Valentina Kunilskaya gained 56.46 per cent and Valentina Temkina – 55.07 %. In the Shebalinskiy area 38.71 per cent voted for Rustam Tasov.

In Derevyankskiy rural settlement Zinaida Churegina gained 60 per cent.

In Kaluzhsky rural settlement of the Kaliningrad Region Alexander Gorokh was elected deputy with 44.51 per cent of the vote.

Six candidates to the Krasnokamsk City Council, the Perm region, were the winners in their single-mandate constituencies and become deputies .

Journalist and environmentalist Tatiana Pavlova, nominated by YABLOKO to run for the Council of Deputies of Selyatino, the Moscow region, and also candidate for the head of Selyatino, was elected deputy of the Council. And she lacked only 67 votes to win the mayoral election (Pavlova received 38.67 per cent of the vote and the acting city head 40.27 per cent).

YABLOKO candidates received good results finishing second in the elections of four heads of municipalities. In Krasnogorsk (the Moscow Region) YABLOKO’s Igor Zaitsev obtained 19.28 per cent being second only to the acting head of the city – Boris Rasskazov (39.47 per cent). In the elections of the head of Lesozavodsk district (the Maritime Territory) YABLOKO’s Nikolai Vorobyov got 19.5 per cent of votes being second after United Russia’s Oleg Pavkin (40.2 per cent).

In the elections of the head of the Nevelsky district, the Pskov region, YABLOKO’s Andrei Vikhman got 36.73 per cent. United Russia’s Alexander Vaschenkov surpassed him only by six per cent due to mobile voting. Lev Shlosberg, leader of the Pskov branch of YABLOKO, noted that Andrei Vikhman won all the urban areas, but a large part of the voters (28.5 per cent) voted via mobile ballot boxes.

“If we neglect mass-scale voting at home in rural electoral districts and leave only the vote of citizens who came to the 30 polling stations, then Vikhman won the election and he should be a legitimate winner of the election in their fair part,” Shlosberg said. He also expressed his certainly that voters in the rural areas were recorded for mobile voting by entire villages without voters knowing about this.

Lubov Gerasimova, YABLOKO candidate in the Strugokrasnensky area in the Pskov region also came second with 14.38 per cent.