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: “Sentsov’s survival is the responsibility of every person who has a Russian passport”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 14.09.2018

Oleg Sentsov can die at any moment.

While the whole country is enthusiastically discussing the video appeal of the deputy minister of the Russian government with strange threats of physical violence against a citizen who accused him of corruption and [the deputy minister’s] fantasies about the “duel code.” Read more »

Public Prosecutor’s Office will check Tatarstan officials on the case of the Kazan Fair on the application of the Yabloko party

Press Release, 20.09.2018

The Centre for Anti-Corruption Policy of the Yabloko party appealed to the Tatarstan Public Prosecutor’s Office demanding that officials of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan be inspected for corruption. Officials are suspected of exceeding their official authority in organising tenders. Information about the illegal actions of officials became known during the trial on the cartel case. Read more »

What happened at the elections in the Maritime Territory. Opinion of Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chair of Yabloko


Nikolai Rybakov via YouTube

After the scandal [with tremendous fraud by the candidate from the ruling United Russia party] in the election of the governor of the Maritime Territory, the Maritime Territorial Electoral Commission canceled the results of the second round. Two candidates ran in the second round: Andrei Tarasenko (the United Russia party), Interim Governor of the region, and Andrei Ischenko, candidate from the Communist Party, who leading during the voting. However, after counting 99 per cent of the ballots, it turned out that Tarasenko [from United Russia] was ahead, which provoked a protest from the region’s residents and the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, which announced massive falsifications. Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chair of Yabloko, commented on the situation in the elections in Maritime Territory during live broadcast in his YouTube channel:

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Volgograd branch of Yabloko demands to annul election results at the polling station where the party gained one vote

Press release, 20.09.2018

According to the official results, only one person voted for Yabloko at the polling station No 1170 in the Volgograd Region. However, seven people have already appealed to Yabloko claiming that they voted for the party at this polling station. Chair of the regional party branch Galina Boldyreva appealed to court demanding that it should annul the election results and recount votes. Read more »

Yabloko’s candidate disputes election results in the Leningrad Region

Press release, 19.09.2018

Anton Gordyuk, Yabloko’s candidate in the elections to the Koltushsky city council, the Leningrad Region, demanded that the Central Electoral Commission annul the voting results. The grounds for this measure is vote-buying and fraud at a large scale. Read more »

The Kostroma branch of Yabloko protests against a landfill site

Press release, 19.09.2018

On September 16, the Kostroma branch of Yabloko and a number of environmental groups conducted a picket against a landfill site in the region. The participants of the action expressed disagreement with the fact that waste from Moscow is brought to the Kostroma Region causing damage to the environment. Read more »

Political life in the absence of public affairs: how to live and how to survive 

Press release, 17.09.2018

Deputy of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly and Chair of the Pskov Region branch of Yabloko Lev Shlosberg made a speech at the 6th Franz Fafka and George Orwell intellectual forum. It is an All-Russia discussion platform where all individuals may take part in the discussion of most topical events and communicate with experts. The event took place in the Kaliningrad Region on 14-16 September.  Read more »

Yabloko demanded that Putin dismiss Zolotov and that Prosecutor General’s Office bring charges against him

Press release, 14.09.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova sent a letter to President Vladimir Putin demanding that he dismiss head of Russia’s National Guard Viktor Zolotov. On Tuesday the official challenged opposition politician Alexei Navalny to a duel promising to make a ‘juicy steak’ of him. The statement was published on Russia’s National Guard official website.

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St.Petersburg city administration prepares to commit a criminal offense

Statement, 14.09.2018

The St. Petersburg city administration is trying to disrupt a legitimate rally of the united opposition against raising the retirement age scheduled on 16 September, 2018. Read more »

Reputation lost: poisoned by lies

Grigory Yavlinsky on what poisoning in Salisbury means for Russia

Grigory Yavlinsky website, 12.09.2018

The main aim of the government of any country is to preserve its reputation, contribute to its reputation and make the country respectable and trustworthy. After Crimea, Donbass, the Boeing that was shot down, Syria and endless lies Russia ended up as a country with bad reputation. No one trusts us. This is a blow to Russia’s diplomacy and foreign policy. We poisoned ourselves with lies.

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House museum of environmentalist Alexei Yablokov opened

Press release, 07.09.2018

A house museum of the outstanding environmentalist Alexei Yablokov was opened in the village of Petrushovo, the Ryazan region. Read more »

The results of the 2018 elections in the Pskov region formally drawn

Press Release, 13.09.2018

Processing of the protocols of precinct election commissions is completed and the results of voting in the elections of 2018 in the Pskov region are summed up.

These elections turned out to be difficult for the Pskov branch of Yabloko. Vitaly Arshinov, Yabloko’s candidate for the post of governor, did not overcome the “municipal filter” [mandatory collection of signatures of regional deputies in favour of his registration in the race] and refused to participate in the campaign. All five candidates nominated by Yabloko for the posts of heads of districts of the region were dismissed by courts decisions, which the party regarded as politically motivated. Read more »

Secretary of the Central Electoral Commission offered to Yabloko’s Lev Shlosberg to cancel the “municipal filter” through the Pskov Region Assembly

Lev Schlosberg introduced his legislative initiative to the regional parliament once again

Press Release, 13.09.2018

Maya Grishina, Secretary of the Central Electoral Commission of Russia, responded to an appeal by Lev Shlosberg, Yabloko’s MP in the Pskov Oblast Assembly. Shlosberg forwarded his appeal in address of Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, on the facts of violation of the law during elections of the governor of the Pskov region. Read more »

The secret history of liberalism in Russia

Press release, 13.09.2018

Political opponents of liberalism in Russia and even some supporters of the ideology believe that liberalism is alien to Russia brought from the west. At the same time, historians have been studying the roots of Russian liberalism for centuries. However, this research is out of the public limelight. Read more »

Liberals on the rise in Sweden

ALDE, 12/09/2018
On Sunday 9 September, Swedish citizens went to the polls for their general elections, after a campaign mostly dominated by the subject of how to tackle migration and violent crime. Read more »

The protest movement bears no threats to the system

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 11.09.2018

And more about the latest non-elections [rather than ‘elections’ in Russia]. Some people assess their results as a relative failure of the authorities. In particular, they speak of a protest vote, as an obvious evidence of growing discontent with the authorities in connection with the [government’s arbitrary] raising the retirement age. Read more »

“He was a beacon, litmus paper, a banner for all of us.” Yabloko republished books by Russian investigative journalist Yuri Shchekochikhin

Press Release, 9.09.2018

Launch of books – “Three Epochs of Russian Journalism” and “Slaves of the State Security” – by Yuri Petrovich Shchekochikhin, a pillar of Russian investigative journalism and State Duma deputy (2nd and 3rd convocations) from the Yabloko party took place at the Moscow International Book Fair past weekend.

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Gubernatorial non-elections

Grigory Yavlinsky on the municipal filter, technocrats and the danger of doing away with politics in Russia’s regions
Grigory Yavlinsky website, 10.09.2018

A Single Voting Day has taken place in Russia. It is single because the elections of mayors and heads of administrations are taking place according to a single scheme “elections without choice” designed by political cheats. The mechanisms that have already become a long-standing tradition not only leave independent candidates no chances to win but also prevent them from participation. Nobody elects anyone – the Kremlin appoints mayors and governors. They mock elections by making it appear that voters who participate in the process do not want any alternative. A municipal filter is a good way to withdraw the opponents of Vladimir Putin’s policy from elections. It is impossible to overcome the filter. Yabloko experienced this problem in Yekaterinburg, Pskov and the Moscow Region. Most people understand what is going on. This is why the real voter turnout is about 20 per cent in many towns and whole regions. When the turnout is low it is enough to gain about 10-15 per cent of votes in general to “win”. It means that the opinion of 85-90 per cent of residents is not taken into account at all.
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Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre launches 2017 report

The booklet contains the investigations, analytics and events by Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre

Press release, 11.09.2018

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre launched its latest report. The booklet contains civil investigations, non-governmental reports, expert reports and event organised by the centre in 2017. Lawyer Alexei Chumakov launched the booklet at Moscow International Book Fair on September 5. Read more »

Yabloko formed factions in city parliaments of Yekaterinburg and Veliky Novgorod

Press release, 10.09.2018

Following the elections on September 9 Yabloko formed factions in city parliaments of Yekaterinburg and Veliky Novgorod.

The party gained 11.08 per cent of votes in the elections to Veliky Novgorod City Duma improving its result by 1.5 per cent in comparison with the elections in 2013. Read more »