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




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

Grigory Yavlinsky proposed to make Yabloko the party of moral and ethical principles and intellectual activity

Press release, 19.10.2018

Today Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of Yabloko’s Political Committee, proposed a new stage of the party development. Yabloko should become the party that puts moral, ethical and intellectual principles first.

“In the situation when absolute cynicism and total lies prevail, we need to offer the society an alternative. This has a practical meaning. One of the major reasons for the recent economic problems is lies and cynicism in economic relations, the loss of trust and deceit,” Yavlinsky said.

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Yabloko to launch a Liberal Club

Press release, 18.10.2018

The moderators and guests of the club will discuss the issues of liberalism and social liberalism, the history of the ideology and the features of modern liberal parties in Russia and abroad.

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Grigory Yavlinsky on Russia’s undeclared wars

Grigory Yavlinsky’s FB page, 10.10.2018

Now [we have learned that] the Russian military “are not yet” in Libya. They were not in Crimea in February 2014. And they have not been in Donbas for all these four years. They have left Syria for three times already. They are not [to be found] in the Central African Republic…

But there is a cemetery in the Leningrad region with a thousand of fresh graves under the numbers without names. There are, probably, [such cemeteries] in other places too… There are endless lies.


Grigory Yavlinsky on the growth rates of fortunes of Russian billionaires

Grigory Yavlinsky Telegram Channel, 19.10.2018

Now it is clear that Putin meant by the “positive picture” in our economy. Russian billionaires are world leaders in terms of growth rates! In 2018, the fortunes of the ten richest people in Russia grew by 10.8 per cent, and this is more than any other billionaire in the world! American oligarchs have fallen behind – they have 7.5 per cent, while the British have some shameful 3.4 per cent.

And you say “sanctions”.

Our congratulations to the winners of the “capitalist competition” [Russian oligarchs] Mikhelson, Timchenko and Alekperov!

“The elections are over but life goes on” – Grigory Yavlinsky launches new books and a website dedicated to presidential campaign

Press release, 18.10.2018

A politician and economist Grigory Yavlinsky launched a new website dedicated to his presidential election campaign and his new books at ceremony that took place in Yabloko office in Moscow. Yavlinsky answered the questions of the audience and signed autographs. Read more »

Yabloko to participate in Returning the Names memorial action

Press release, 18.10.2018

On 29 October, the eve of the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Reprisals, leaders and activists of the Yabloko party will take part in the Returning the Names memorial action. They will pay tribute to the victims of Joseph Stalin’s reprisals by the Solovetsky stone. Read more »

Condolences on the tragedy in Kerch


Grigory Yavlinsky: Young students were killed [in a college] in Kerch [Crimea]. Terrible pain. My deepest condolences to relatives and friends and strength and health to the wounded.


Emilia Slabunova: At least 10 people died and another 50 were injured in the explosion in a college in Kerch. My condolences to the families and friends of the victims. I am wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

Children are vicitms of grownups’ vices. Let the memory of those killed in Kerch be blessed.


Grigory Yavlinsky: How to fight a mafia state

Grigory Yavlinsky website, 16.10.2018

We should have thought ahead on 18 March, of course [the presidential election 2018]. On that day Putin was given the mandate to raise the retirement age, raise taxes (increase the VAT), continue wars in Ukraine and Syria, international isolation, arms race, gubernatorial merry-go-round… It is a pity as everything has been clear from the beginning, and there was an alternative.

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Yabloko on the runoff mayoral elections in Novosibirsk

Press release based on a statement by the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko, 16.10.2018

The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko released a statement putting forward an initiative to reintroduce mayoral runoff elections. The statement was addressed to Novosibirsk Mayor Anatoly Lokot and city parliament MPs. Read more »

Yabloko Centre for New Municipal Policy to hold a round table on the safety of municipal deputies

Press release, 16.10.2018

On 22 October, Yabloko Centre for New Municipal Policy will hold a round table on the safety of municipal deputies in Moscow.

Yabloko deputies who were elected to municipal councils in September 2017 have faced pressure on behalf of their opponents, government representatives and law enforcement. Read more »

A state-financed institution takes away Yabloko municipal deputy’s reports from mail boxes

Press release, 15.10.2018

On 12 October, Yabloko activists delivered reports on the work carried out by Yabloko municipal deputy Irina Kopkina in Moscow’s Strogino District over the course of a year. Later that evening local residents posted on social media that representatives of Zhilishchnilk, a state funded institution responsible for housing and utilities services, were supposedly taking away the reports from mail boxes. Some local residents were outraged by this action – they called Irina Kopkina and told her about what had happened. Read more »

Yabloko holds action for accessible healthcare

Press release, 15.10.2018

On 14 October, the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko held a picket for accessible healthcare.

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One of the authors of the Russian Constitution Victor Sheinis about the idea of “pinpointing changes” to the Constitution

Press Release, 12.10.2018

A few days ago, Valery Zorkin, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, said that it is necessary to “pinpoint changes” to the Russian Constitution in order to eliminate the shortcomings of the Fundamental Law of the Russian Federation.

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Emilia Slabunova introduces bill on the repeal of municipal filter in gubernatorial elections

Press release, 12.10.2018

Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair and an MP in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, introduced a bill on the repeal of the municipal filter in the gubernatorial elections. Read more »

Yabloko calls upon party supporters to become members of electoral commissions

Press release, 12.10.2018

New district electoral commissions which will function over the course of the next five years will be soon formed in Moscow. Yabloko calls upon the party supporters to put their candidacies for election commission members forward. Read more »

Yabloko MP in Veliky Novgorod initiates the reintroduction of direct mayoral elections

Press release, 11.10.2018

Anna Cherepanova, a Yabloko MP in the Veliky Novgorod city parliament, put forward an initiative on the reintroduction of direct mayoral elections. Read more »

A political reform will return meaning to the elections

We demand a political reform and the cancellation of the municipal filter
Statement by Yabloko Bureau, 11.10.2018

Election campaigns of different levels, including gubernatorial elections in 25 regions of Russia, took place in September 2018. As a result, 19 new governors were elected with the support of United Russia, 2 with the support of LDPR, 1 – The Communist Party, 1 – Just Russia. Runoff elections in two regions will be held later. Read more »

“We all know where these bullets came from”

Press release, 9.10.2018

A rally to commemorate Anna Politkovskaya, a Novaya Gazeta journalist, was held in St. Petersburg on 8th October. She was murdered at an entrance hall of the apartment where she lived in Moscow on 7 October, 2006. Read more »

A family car of a municipal deputy from Yabloko attacked for the second time

Press Release, 8.10.2018

On the night of 4 to 5 October, unidentified persons punctured the tires in the car of the son of Irina Kopkina, Yabloko’s municipal deputy in the Moscow district of Strogino. This has become the second attack on the car of the family of the deputy for the past few months. Kopkina associates the incident with her activities as a municipal deputy. Read more »

Emilia Slabunova: I try to answer my team’s expectations 

by Svetlana Prokudina, specially for the website, 7.10.2018

Today Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova celebrates her birthday. Emilia Edgardovna dedicated many years of her life to Petrozavodsk [capital of the Republic of Karelia] where she started her career as a teacher. Later she became the headmaster of a lyceum and a candidate for the city mayor. Today Emilia Deputy is Yabloko Chair and deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia. The anniversary of the party head coincides with in important date in the history of the organisation – the 25th anniversary of Yabloko’s foundation. Emilia Slabunova gave an interview to where she recalls her first steps in politics and names the main goals of the party. Read more »