Congresses and Docs

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




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

Run-off against Putin would be ‘success’, say opposition

As Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday (6 December) that he will run again for president of Russia next year, the liberal opposition hopes to force him into a run-off, and trigger demands for more democracy.
“It would be very important to achieve a second round,” Emilia Slabunova, the chair of the Yabloko party, said in an interview. Read more »

Yavlinsky calls governors to initiate the State Council for redistribution of tax revenues in favour of the regions

Press Release, 6.12.2017

“Regional leaders should initiate the State Council of Russia to change the system of distribution of fiscal revenues”, Grigory Yavlinsky, candidate for presidency in Russia, said during his visit to Tatarstan.

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Putin put the country and athletes under attack and has no moral right to be nominated to the presidency

Statement by the Yabloko party, 6.12.2017

The exclusion of one of the major sports powers from participation in the World Olympic Games is an unprecedented situation and seriously undermines Russia’s authority for many years to come. Read more »

Yavlinsky answered journalists’ questions about forthcoming presidential elections, Olympic Games 2018 and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia the at press-conference in Interfax

Press Release, 5.12.2017

Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko founder and Yabloko’s presidential candidate, answered journalists’ questions at a press conference devoted to his concept of the country’s development. Yavlinsky explained why his programme addressed the entire Russian society rather than individual “electoral groups”, and how his economic development plan differed from Boris Titov’s plan, formulated a road map for Donbass, criticised sports officials and admitted that he would not have gone at the Olympics, if there had been no Russian flag.

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The Krasnoyarsk branch of Yabloko calls for a “greener” city budget

Alexander Kolotov made a speech at public hearings

Press Release, 5.12.2017

The draft budget of the city of Krasnoyarsk for 2018 shows that creation of an eco-friendly urban environment is still not a priority goal in the city administration policies. This was stated by Alexander Kolotov, Vice-Chairman of the Krasnoyarsk regional branch of Yabloko at today’s Krasnoyarsk public hearings on the draft budget of the city for the next year. Read more »

Yavlinsky: “My programme is to overcome poverty in Russia”

Yavlinsky in an interview with NTV, 04.12.2017

Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky gave an interview to Irada Zeynalova, host of “Weekly Roundup” on the NTV network. Yavlinsky spoke about the priorities of his presidential programme, stressing the necessity of modernisation of the economy and solution of social issues. However, according to Yavlinsky, this is not possible without changing the current foreign policy – Russia must normalise its relations with Ukraine, withdraw from the civil war in Syria and achieve the lifting of the sanctions.

Full interview:

Yabloko demands to establish a radiation security council in Krasnoyarsk

Press release based on an article by Yulia Starinova, 04.12.2017

Alexander Kolotov, Chair of the Krasnoyarsk branch of Yabloko’s Green Russia faction, addressed Alexander Uss, the acting governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, with a demand to establish a radiation security council in the region.

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Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky to give a press conference on 5th December

Press release, 01.12.2017

Presidential candidate and Chair of Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky will give a press conference on 5th December, 13:00, at the central office of the Interfax news agency (Address: 2 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ulitsa).

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How can we stop war and achieve peace in Donbass? 10 steps by Grigory Yavlinsky

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 29.11.2017

How can we stop the war and achieve peace in Donbass? This is what should be done:

1. All Russian “servicemen and rebels” and all the units of the Russian armed forces must be withdrawn from Donbass. All military, financial, diplomatic and any other support for the separatist forces and movements in the territory of Ukraine must be stopped immediately. Read more »

Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko to conduct a rally for freedom of public protest

Press release, 30.11.2017

On 10 December, the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko will conduct a a rally under a slogan “Novosibirsk for freedom of rallies!”. The aim of the action is to remind the authorities about Article 31 of the Constitution guaranteeing Russian citizens the right to assembly. The rally is dedicated to the International Human Rights Day on December 10 and Russian Constitution Day on December 12. Read more »

Sergei Mitrokhin to launch his mayoral programme

Press release, 29.11.2017

On 5 December, Chair of the Moscow branch of Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin will launch his programme for Moscow Mayor election that will take place in September 2018. Read more »

Igor Chubais to give a lecture on the Russian idea

Press release, 28.11.2017

On 29 November, a sociologist, Dr.phil. Igor Chubais will give a lecture on “The perception of Russia. The way to understand our country. The Russian idea and the Russian identity. The past, present and future”. The event will take place in Yabloko’s office in Moscow.

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St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly to consider Yabloko’s bill on easing of municipal filter

Press release, 27.11.2017

On 29 November, the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly will consider Yabloko’s bill on the repeal of the municipal filter in gubernatorial elections for candidates nominated by parliamentary parties and parties, which have representation in the regional parliaments. Read more »

Yabloko’s Evgeny Pozdeyev may win mayoral election in Krasnodar Territory

Press release, 27.11.2017

On 10 December, the election of the head of the Komsomolsky rural town, the Krasondar Territory, will take place. Yabloko’s Evgeny Pozdeyev, who was a local deputy from 2009 to 2014, is running in the election.

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Emilia Slabunova to launch a section of Grigory Yavlinsky’s presidential programme dedicated to education

Press release, 24.11.2017

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova will arrive in Saratov to launch a section of Grigory Yavlinsky’s presidential programme dedicated to education and science. She will also support the party’s campaign on a new budgetary policy.

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Yabloko calls authorities to determine the source and cause of ruthenium emissions in Chelyabinsk Region

Press release, 24.11.2017

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko considers the emissions of radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 at the nuclear facility Mayak in Ozersk a radiation accident and calls [the authorities] to determine the sight of the accident and determine its causes.

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Vologda branch of Yabloko proposes a referendum on the return of direct mayoral election

Press release, 24.11.2017
The regional council of the Vologda branch of Yabloko founded an initiative group on conducting a referendum in the return if direct mayoral election in the Vologda Region. The request was sent to regional electoral commission on 22 November, 2017. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky has launched a web-site “Is Crimea Really Ours?”

“A new referendum in Crimea would be for Russia a sign of the political power, rather than weakness”

Press Release, 24.11.2017

Grigory Yavlinsky, the presidential candidate of Russia, has launched a special website, where he answers questions about ways to solve the problem of Crimea and about the relations between Russia and Ukraine. Yavlinsky again calls for an international conference that could initiate a new referendum on the status of Crimea. Yavlinsky says that returning to the question of a new referendum in Crimea would be for Russia a sign of the political power, rather than weakness”.

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Foreign policy should work for the national economy

Grigory Yavlinsky on the Channel One on the key points of his presidential programme

Press Release, 21.11.2017

Grigory Yalvinsky, Russian presidential candidate, became a guest of the programme Vremya Pokazhet (Time Will Tell) on Channel One. In his speech, the politician spoke about the key points of his presidential programme. The key idea voiced by Yavlinsky was that it is impossible to develop Russia’s national economy without changing its foreign policies and withdrawing the country from the international isolation.

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Ten years since the murder of Yabloko’s Farid Babayev

We are mourning thee founder of the Dagestan branch of Yabloko and human rights defender murdered by the killers

Press Release, 24.11.2017

It turns ten years today since the tragic death of our comrade Farid Babayev, founder and first leader of the Dagestan branch of Yabloko and human rights activist. He died on 24 November, 2007, in the hospital of Makhachkala. Three days earlier Babayev was attacked by killers: at the entrance of his house, in front of the eye of his son, Babayev received four bullet wounds from the killers. Read more »