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YABLOKO's Ten Key Programme Issues


YABLOKO's Political Platform Adopted by the 15th Congress, June 21, 2008

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

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Recent Posts


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

Political prisoner Maxim Petlin released from prison

imagePress relese, 02.09.2015
Last week Maxim Petlin, former Chair of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO was released from prison where he served 2,5 years.

On March 21, 2013, the Sverdlovsk Region Court sentenced Maxim Petlin to three years of imprisonment. Petlin was accused of allegedly demanding a 3,000,000 roubles bribe from ZAO Forum Group for his obligation to stop public protests against cutting of the city park by the company and building a shopping center in its place.

YABLOKO claim that the prosecution of Maxim Petlin is related to his political activities, as it was on Petlin’s inquiry that a criminal case against Yekaterinburg Water Canal was filed. Petlin had been investigating the corruption schemes of the company’s management since 2009.

Sergei Mitrokhin made a working visit to Voronezh

Press release, 31.08.2015

On August 29-30, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin made a working visit to Voronezh where he met the candidates to the Voronezh City Duma and Duma of the Voronezh region. Mitrokhin also conducted an inspection in the Podgornoye district of the city where an illegal forest destruction is taking place.

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YABLOKO picketing in Ivanovo attacked

Press release, 31.08.2015
On August 28, an unknown man attacked YABLOKO picketing in Ivanovo. As a result, 20 flags with the party symbolic were broken. Moreover, the attacker offended the participants of the action and threatened with bodily harm.image Read more »

Chair of Karelia branch of YABLOKO released from pretrial detention centre in Finland

imagePress release, 28.08.2015

Yesterday Chair of the Karelia branch of YABLOKO, party Political Committee member and entrepreneur Vasily Popov was detained by the police of Finland in Joensuu. According to the politician, the police arrived at his country house. Popov was taken to the pretrial detention centre in Joensuu where he spent the night. He was allowed to keep the phone. Read more »

Chair of Karelia branch of YABLOKO arrested in Finland

Press release, 27.08.2015
Chair of the Karelia branch of YABLOKO and entrepreneur Vasily Popov was detained by the police of Finland in Joensuu. According to the politician, the police arrived at his country house. At the moment he is at the pre-trail detention centre in Joensuu. He was allowed to keep the phone. Read more »

Mitrokhin: If democracy doesn’t win, Russia will lose

Press release, 21.08.2015
On August 22, the Russian flag day, a rally in memory to the events of the coup of 1991 took place. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and member of YABLOKO Policial Committee Victor Sheinis participated in the action. The demonstration started from the White House [parliament building] and ended by the monument to the democracy defenders where the rally began. The participants commemorated the memeory of those who died during the events of 1991 with a minute of silence.image Read more »

YABLOKO commemorated memory of White House defenders

Press release, 21.08.2015

On August 21, YABLOKO activists participated in the memorial action dedicated to the defenders of the White House [parliament building] who had died during the coup of 1991. The action was organized by the participants of the coup: human rights defenders and civil activists.image Read more »

Journalist Andrei Nekrasov may get political asylum in Lithuania

Press release, 12.08.2015

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin expressed his satisfaction with the fact that Andrei Nekrasov, journalist from Udmuria Republic, Russia, obtained an opportunity to get political asylum in Lithuania. Today Cyprus refused to extradite Nekrasov to Russia and took a decision to return him to Vilnus. Read more »

Journalist Andrei Nekrasov must not become another political prisoner

imageStatement by the YABLOKO party, 11.08.2015

It has been already a month since journalist Andrei Nekrasov is imprisoned.

On July 15, oppositional blogger and journalist from Udmurtia was put in prison in Nicosia, Cyprus, in connection with Russia’s request on his extradition. Nekrasov is well-known in Udmurtia for his investigations of corrupt practices of the regional bureaucracy and functionaries from the ruling party. Read more »

YABLOKO conducted picketing against removal of opposition candidates from elections

Press release, 07.08.2015

YABLOKO conducted picketing against the denial of election commissions to register opposition candidates at the regional elections 2015. The action took place outside the Central Election Commission, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Secretary of YABLOKO Political Committee Galina Mikhaleva participated in it.image Read more »

Deputies of YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly addressed President with request to annul decree on destruction of sanctioned food products

imagePress release, 07.08.2015

Deputies of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Kobrinsky forwarded a letter to President Putin with the request to annul the decree on the destruction of sunctioned food products. Read more »

Voronezh branch of YABLOKO demands to investigate murder of Timur Kuashev

Press release, 05.08.2015

The Voronezh branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing demanding to investigate murder of opposition journalist Timur Kuashev. Chair of North Ossetia Youth YABLOKO branch Alan Alikov participated in the action. The activists also collected signatures against military intervention to Ukraine.image Read more »

Sergei Mitrokhin: Novosibirsk has the tradition of independent opinion and the culture of self-decision

Press release, 04.08.2015

On August 3-4, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin had a working visit to Novosibirsk. He had a meeting with the activists of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO, discussed the problem issues with the citizens, met the activists of PARNAS who had announced a hunger strike, got to know the work of Technopark and participated I the rally and concert conducted by the local YABLOKO branch.image Read more »

Farm of YABLOKO candidate to Legislative Assembly of Novosibirsk region burnt down

Press release, 03.08.2015

The farm of Valeri Turkov, YABLOKO candidate to the Legislative Assmeby of the Novosibirsk region, was burnt down in the Novosibirsk region on August 2. The owner suspects that it was a planned arson. YABLOKO doesn’t exclude the possibility of political persecution. However, the results of expert examination aren’t ready yet.


YABLOKO supported the protest of street musicians

Press release, 30.07.2015
Today street musicians conducted a series of one-person picketing against the restriction of artistic expression. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin supported them.image Read more »

Alexei Melnikov: the Day of Russia’s Disgrace

imageAlexei Melnikov’s blog post at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 31.07.2015

Probably, reasonable people, both in Russia and abroad, realize that MH17 flight was shot down by the Russian military. Probably, many people understand that the Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Crimea which launched a war against Ukraine, where a plane shot down by Putinistas was a terrible episode, is a crime even under the Russian law. Read more »

The Pskov branch of YABLOKO nominated 145 candidates to run in the regional and local elections on 13 September, 2015

Press Release, 31.07.2015

Past week YABLOKO’s regional branch in Pskov, North Russia, nominated 145 candidates to run in the regional and local elections on 13 September, 2015 Read more »

Evgeny Vitishko was denied release on parole

FreeVitishko-ePress release, 01.08.2015
The Kirsanovsky district court of the Tambov region refused to release environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko on parole. Earlier Vitishko’s lawyer Sergei Loktev filed a motion suggesting that Vitishko should be released on parole as having served most of his imprisonment term. The defense plans to appeal against the decision. Read more »

Youth YABLOKO demands to investigate the murder of Timur Kuashev

Press release, 01.08.2015
On one year anniversary of the murder of Timur Kuashev activists of the Moscow branch of Youth YABLOKO conducted one-person picketing outside the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Investigative Committee demanding to investigate the murder of YABLOKO member and opposition journalist. The activits also handed in the signatures demanding to investigate the case to the receiving offices of the organisations.


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Andrei Babushkin to visit the final court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko’s case

Press release, 30.07.2015

Human rights defender and YABLOKO Bureau member Andrei Babushkin will visit the court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko’s case where his lawyer Sergei Loktyev’s motion on replacing the rest part of the imprisonment term with release on parole will be considered on July 31. Read more »