Congresses and Docs


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

Andrei Babushkin asks head of Federal Service for Execution of Punishment to add privacy to prison lavatories

Based on the article in Izvestia newspaper, 16.04.2015

The presidential Council for human rights is outraged with the lack of privacy of lavatories in Russia’s colonies and ask head of the Federal Service for Execution of Punishment Gennady Korniyenko to improve the situation. Andrei Babushkin, member of presidential Council for human rights and YABLOKO Bureau member, forwarded a relevant appeal to Kornilyenko. The human rights defender claim that absence of toilet cabins humiliates prisoners, favour the development of insanitary conditions and provokes conflicts. However, experts claim that one will hardly manage to seek privacy for prison lavatories since about 50 thousand bathroom units demand redecoration. It’ll be difficult to find financing due to the current economic situation.

photo by Skurt


Court refused to release environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko on parole

Press Release, 15.04.2015

Today Kirsanovsky District Court of the Tambov region refused to release ecologist Evgeny Vitishko on parole. This information has come from YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin who was in the courtroom.


Evgeny Vitishko

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Sergei Mitrokhin to visit court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko’s case

FreeVitishko-ePress release, 14.04.2015

On April 15 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin will visit a court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko’s case where the issue of releasing Vitishko on parole will be considered. Read more »

Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing in support of Evgeny Vitishko

Press release, 13.04.2014
Activists of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction conducted a series of one-person picketing for freedom of Evgeny Vitishko.
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Bankruptcy of Lenenergo may be followed by other St.Petersburg energy companies


Financial problems of the Lenenergo energy company are caused by inefficiency of the investment programme, as well as lack of the balance for heat and electricity in the St.Petersburg Heating Schemes up to Period 2030. Such a statement was made today by Grigory Yavlinsky head of the YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg. Yavlinsky is certain that if St.Petersburg authorities do not take measures to make energy spending more efficient and do not change the heating schemes, then bankruptcy of other large energy companies functioning in the city, primarily in the field of heating, will be inevitable. Read more »

Immediate release of the Yabloko activists

imageVihreät De Gröna, 10.04.2015
Green Member of the European Parliament Heidi Hautala and Green Member of the Finnish Parliament Johanna Sumuvuori call for an immediate release of the two political detainees Olga Zaletskaya and Alexandra Kornilova in the Republic of Karelia. Read more »

Congratulations to Grigory Yavlinsky on his birthday

Dear Grigory Alexeyevich
Please receive my heartiest congratulations on your birthday! In Russian politics you the landmark of honesty and decency, wisdom and perseverance, loyalty to the principles and moral ideals.

Embodying all these qualities, you save us a hope for a different future for Russia. May God give you strength and health to meet the challenges facing our country and our party!

Truly yours,
Sergei Mitrokhin

Today Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the YABLOKO faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, turns 63.

Boris Titov, Commissioner for Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights, congratulates Grigory Yavlinsky on his birthday:
Dear Grigory Alexeyevich,
I admire your ability to reasonably and toughly stand up for your principles. You have always followed the ideals of nobility and honor even in the political struggle (a sometimes very bitter struggle). Your contribution to the development of Russia’s democracy and economic freedom is enormous. I believe your experience of politician and economist will be in demand many times. I am wishing you happiness, health and prosperity to you and your loved ones!

Via Kommersant newspaper

Congratulation from Liberal International

Court in Karelia transfers Kornilova and Zaletskaya to house arrest

alde-logo[1]The ALDE party, 07/04/2015

Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of ALDE member party YABLOKO, welcomed the news that Alexandra Kornilova and Olga Zaletskaya have been transferred from custody to house arrest but vowed “We will continue to seek their final release and closing of the case”. European Liberal Democrats have also expressed their concerns over the case. Read more »

YABLOKO to conduct a rally for resignation of Karelian Governor

Announcement, 07.04.2015
On April 7 YABLOKO Bureau member Dmitry Rybakov will conduct a rally in Petrozavodsk demanding the resignation of the Karelian Governor Alexandr Khudilainen. Read more »

Department of Transport took back its promise to impose an SMS-warning system on towing of vehicles

imagePress release, 07.04.2015
The Department of Transport changed its mind on YABLOKO’s proposal to impose an SMS-warning system on towing of vehicles which will allow the drivers to displace their car so it won’t be towed. This runs in the letter to Sergei Mitrokhin from the Moscow Department of Transport signed by Deputy Mayor Maxim Lyskutov. Deputy Mayor claims that law prohibits to forcefully create the telephone data base of car owners. Read more »

YABLOKO honored the memory of Boris Nemtsov

Press release, 07.04.2015
YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin, Secretary of YABLOKO Political Committee Galina Mikhaleva and the party activists honored the memory of Boris Nemtsov. Today is the 40th day from his death, a special memory day in the Russian tradition.image Read more »

Supreme court of Karelia transferred Olga Zaletskaya and Alexandra Korlnilova to house arrest

q1ssYAPk9JoPress release, 06.04.2015

Today the Supreme court of the Republic of Karelia varied the restraint measure of Olga Zaletskaya and Alexandra Kornilova from pretrial detention to house arrest.

The court attached to the case the signatures of 230 citizens and voters, 1922 signatures collected on the Internet as well as the bails by academician Vyacheslav Ofrinsky and five deputies of the Karelian Parliament. Read more »

Political Prisoners in the Republic of Karelia Must Be Released

Johan Ekman, spokesperson for international affairs of SFP, on the situation in Karelia
The precarious situation of the political opposition in Russia was demonstrated once again on the 26th of March when Olga Zaletskaya and Alexandra Kornilova, active members of the Yabloko Party, were arrested on suspected politically motivated charges. Read more »

Moscow branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing in support of imprisoned representatives of opposition in Karelia

Press relese, 02.04.2015
On 2 April YABLOKO held pickets at the Representative Office of the Republic of Karelia in Moscow, demanding the release of arrested members of the opposition: Olga Zakletskaya and and Alexandra Kornilova.image Read more »

Statement by YABLOKO faction in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly on the situation in Karelia

imageStatement by YABLOKO faction in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, 02.04.2015

Struggle against YABLOKO representatives on behalf of Governor of Karelia Alexander Khudilaynen has turned into political reprisal by means of law enforcement.

Despite the public declaration of the President and Prime Minister of Russia on the ease of punitive practices on behalf of the state, a series of arrests of YABLOKO representatives including YABLOKO deputies in the Petrozavodsk city council, who are accused of entrepreneurship fraud, has taken place recently. Read more »

Medinsky and Magomedov must resign

imageStatement by the YABLOKO party, 31.03.2015

YABLOKO express categoric protest in connection with the dismissal of head of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet theatre Boris Mezdich. Read more »

YABLOKO to hold pickets in Moscow in defense of imprisoned representatives of opposition in Karelia

q1ssYAPk9JoPress Release, 1.04.2015

On 2 April YABLOKO will hold pickets at the Representative Office of the Republic of Karelia in Moscow, demanding the release of arrested members of the opposition: Olga Zakletskaya and and Alexandra Kornilova. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin will also take part in the picketing. Read more »

Emprisonnement d’opposants politiques en Russie: le Parti socialiste demande la libération d’Olga Zaletskaya et d’Alexandra Kornilova


Le Parti socialiste condamne très fermement l’arrestation de deux activistes russes, membres du parti d’opposition Yabloko, à Petrozavodsk, dans le nord ouest de la Russie. Les arrestations d’Olga Zaletskaya (adjointe au Conseil municipal de cette ville) et d’Alexandra Kornilova (directrice du réseau commercial Lentorng) constituent une tentative éhontée d’intimidation politique de la part du gouverneur Alexander Khudilainen. Read more »

Ombudsperson for Human Rights Ella Pamfilova expressed her concern over the fate of imprisoned oppositional politicians in Karelia

imagePress Release, 31.03.2015

Today, Ella Pamfilova, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, sent a telegram to Yuri Baboydo, head of the Investigative Committee of Karelia, demanding to change the measure of restraint for Olga Zakletskaya and Alexandra Kornilova. On the threashold YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin had requested the Ombudsperson to facilitate the release of detained YABLOKO members in Karelia. Read more »

Court to consider an application for release on parole for Evgeny Vitishko

FreeVitishko-ePress release, 30.03.2015

On March 31 at 10.00 am the Kirsanov district court of the Tambov region will consider an application for release on parole for Evgeny Vitishko. Read more »