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

YABLOKO conducted picketing against violence to women

Press Release, 25.11.2014

On November 25 YABLOKO Gender faction conducted picketing against violence to women within the campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence” under the aegis of the United Nations.image Read more »

Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing in support of small business

Press release, 24.11.2014

The Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing in support of small businesses on September 22. They called the authorities to give up the plans to introduce new tax imposed on small businesses and also consider substitution of VAT with sales tax and develop a tax reform for this purpose.
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YABLOKO congratulate Konstantin Remchukov on his birthday

imageCongratulations on behalf of Sergei Mitrokhin and Grigory Yavlinsky, 21.11.2014

Dear Konstantin,

Happy birthday!

You are the Editor-in-Chief of the Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Independent newspaper), the edition which gives the opportunity to independently speakout, participate in hard-hitting discussions, get to know the opinions of people of different views. Unfortunately, there’re very few titles like yours left at this hard time. Read more »

YABLOKO to conduct a conference “War in Chechnya: political mistakes and war crimes”

Press release, 20.11.2014

On November 28, YABLOKO will conduct a conference called “War in Chechnya: political mistakes and war crimes” coincided with the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the First Chechen war and 15th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Chechen war. The conference will take place at YABLOKO main office. Read more »

St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly refused to support Ekho Moskvy

Press release, 19.11.2014

Deputies of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly refused to include the appeal to Minister of Communications and the Media Nikolai Nikiforiv in support of the Ekho Moskvy radio station in the agenda. The appeal was introduced by YABLOKO’s Boris Vishnevsky and a Just Russia deputy Marina Shishkina. Only 14 deputies out of 50 voted for inclusion of the issue in the agenda: all YABLOKO faction deputies, 7 deputies from Just Russia (out of 12) and 1 deputy from the Communist party (out of 7). In addition to that the “parliamentary majority” refused to request a roll vote. Read more »

Women’s problems in the regions of Russia: it’s getting worse and more conservative

Press release 14.11.2014

YABLOKO Gender faction and For feminism movement conducted a round table on the status of women in the regions of Russia.


Galina Mikhaleva

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Mitrokhin is for creation of a coalition of oppositional forces but without nationalists and oligarchic parties

Interfax, 15.10.2014

YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin is ready to consider the PARNAS’s proposal to create an opposition coalition but the decision will depend on its [coalition] staff. Read more »

A Liberal Breakthrough Versus a Conservative Deadlock

Speech by Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO, Russia

at the joint YABLOKO-ALDE conference Liberal Values Versus a Conservative Trend

in Politics and Public Life in Europe


I am deliberately using the notions of “liberalism” and “conservatism” in a very broad sense here, meaning complex ideological values, rather than logically coherent systems of beliefs.

The main difference between these ideologies is that conservatism requires that political order should comply withtraditional values, while liberalism means that political order will be in conformity with the values ​​of freedom and personal responsibility.

These ideologies have undergone a complete inversion in Russia for the past 20 years. Liberalism has turned into anoppositional trend from the dominant trend of early 1990s, and conservatism has grown from a marginal trend into a virtually official ideology.  Read more »

YABLOKO Federal Council to formulate tasks for the party for the coming two years

Press release, 12.11.2014

On December 13-14 the meeting of YABLOKO Federal Council will take place. YABLOKO Federal Council is YABLOKO’s representative body and comprises about 160 people who will discuss the situation in the country and work out the party political line for 2015-2016. Read more »

Gazprom Media violates the law

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 07.11.2014
The events which take place in connection with the situation with the Ekho Moskvy radio station give evidence that the state strengthens its repressive policy towards mass media. Read more »

YABLOKO launched book on history

Press release, 10.11.2014
On November 10, 2014, YABLOKO launched a book on history based on the conference-debate “Historical Knowledge as a Factor of Development” conducted by YABLOKO, the Memorial human rights group and the Sakharov Centre on December 16, 2013.image Read more »

Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko launched a book on Bolshevism

Press release, 07.11.2014

The grandson of a well-known revolutionary, scientist, journalist, YABLOKO member Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko launched a book on Bolshevism called “Bolshevisks.1917″ at Biblio-Globus book store. The author talked to the readers and answered their questions.image Read more »

Ist der Widerstand gebrochen?

Neue Gesellschaft, Frankfurter Hefte
Galina Michaleva: Die russische Gesellschaft wurde schleichend entmündigt

Die offiziell verkündete »konservative Wende« in der russischen Politik macht deutlich, was für die Beobachter von außen durch die demokratische Rhetorik und die dokumentierte Partnerschaft Russlands mit dem Westen bisher verborgen blieb: Die Position Russlands in der Welt und die zunehmenden Konflikte, insbesondere nach der Verschärfung der Krise in der Ukraine und erst recht nach der Katastrophe der Boeing 777 wurden als Vorwand für eine Reihe von innenpolitischen Veränderun- gen genutzt und haben zu tiefen Rissen in der Gesellschaft geführt. Read more »

On the anniversary of the October Coup of 1917 the YABLOKO party honoured the memory of fighters against Bolsheviks

Press release, 07.11.2014

On November 7, the anniversary of the October Coup of 1917, the YABLOKO party conducted a memory action paying tribute to those who tried to defend democratic Russia in 1917 – junkers and officers who conducted armed resistance to the Bolshevik coup of 1917. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin also participated in the memorial action.image Read more »

A new tax imposed on small businesses threatens the economy

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 07.11.2014

The YABLOKO party expresses its protest in connection with introduction of a new tax imposed on small businesses. Read more »

Meeting of women’s movement activists took place at YABLOKO office

Press release, 31.10.2014

The initiative group For feminism and YABLOKO Gender faction conducted a round table on October 31. Read more »

Rossiya 1 TV channel deleted a defamatory video on Lev Shlosberg from its website

Press release, 05.11.2014

A defamatory video on YABLOKO ‘s deputy of the Pskov region Legislative Assembly Lev Shlosberg made by Alexandr Bilibov on September 17, 2014, was deleted from the website of the Vesti programme, Rossiya 1 TV channel. Read more »

Closing down of the Memorial by Russia would be an irreplaceable loss for democracy and human rights

alde-logo[1]The ALDE party, 23.10.2014

The Memorial human rights group, winner of Sakharov Prize in 2009, is under threat of closure by Russian authorities, after being accused of not respecting the laws governing NGO’s activity. Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky commemorated victims of the Great Terror

Press release, 30.10.2014

On the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions Head of YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly Grigory Yavlinsky visited a memorial rally and the Levashovsky memorial cemetery.image Read more »

Grigory Yavlinsky: The fate of Crimea should be determined by its population at a legitimate referendum under international control

Press release, 30.10.2014

Grirory Yavlinsky claims that Crimea belongs to Ukraine and Russia has annexed it. However, he is certain that this situation is not a deadlock and has an obvious solution in the near future. A legitimate referendum on the future of the peninsula as part of Ukraine, Russia or independent state should take place in Crimea, claims the politician. Read more »