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YABLOKO's Ten Key Programme Issues


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

Sergei Mitrokhin has a birthday today

imageCongratulations, 20.05.2015

Congratulations from YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky

I congratulate Sergei Mitrokhin on his birthday! For Sergei politics means a definite person with his/her needs and interests. When protecting people he is always guided by principles and never goes against his conscience and law. Such a politician means a chance for any country. Let’s hope that his time – so that he could use all his talents – will come. Good luck, Sergei, wishing you strength and health!


Grigory Yavlinsky

Congratulations from Oleg Orlov, Board member of the Memorial human rights centre

Dear Sergei,

Please receive my heartiest congratulations. Your way in politics is inseparably connected with protection of human rights. I am certain that democratic ideals and values which you and your team-mates are sharing will inevitably win over obscurantism in Russia. You are making this day closer by your indefatigable fight. I am wishing you energy, optimism and good luck.


Oleg Orlov

YABLOKO conducted a series of pickets in memory of Stalin’s deportations of peoples

Press Release, 19.05.2015

Today YABLOKO held a series of pickets in memory of Stalin’s deportations of entire peoples. The action was held in front of the Mayor’s office. It was decided to picket the Mayor’s office, after the Moscow government had refused to give YABLOKO a permission to hold a rally in Krasnopresnenskaya Zastava and pickets in Triumfalnaya Square image Read more »

One hundred fifty human rights and environmental NGOs from all over the world petition the Russian authorities to free Evgeny Vitishko immediately

//, 15.05.2015

One hundred fifty human rights and environmental NGOs from all over the world petition the Russian authorities to free Evgeny Vitishko immediately. Read more »

Deported peoples once again are facing a hostile attitude of the state

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 18.05.2015

Today is the 71st anniversary of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people.

On Stalin’s orders, the NKVD [later renamed into KGB] troops evicted over 190,000 people, mainly women, elderly, children and disabled veterans [of the Second World War] from their homes, loaded them into wagons for transportation of cattle and sent to the republics of Central Asia under a pretext of “betrayal of Motherland”. About 20 per cent of people died in the first 18 months only since the deportation. Read more »

Picketing in memory of deported peoples to take place despite Mayor’s Office prohibition

imagePress release, 18.05.2015

Moscow Government denied YABLOKO’s application for a rally and picketing in memory of the deported peoples. Despite the fact the activists are going to conduct a street action outside the Mayor’s Office on May19. Read more »

The Leningrad region branch of YABLOKO to run in gubernatorial elections

Press release, 15.05.2015

YABLOKO will nominate its candidate to run in the elections for governor of the Leningrad region. The decision was taken at the meeting of the regional council of the Leningrad branch of YABLOKO. Read more »

Sergei Mitrokhin on imprisonment of Alexander Kostenko

imageYABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin: Five years of imprisonment for some people guilty of corruption amounting to billions of roubles and four years for a bruise at Maidan. Today a court in Simferopol, Crimea, sentenced Alexader Kostenko to 4 years and 2 months of imprisonment. The court considered it a proven fact that being at Maidan Kostenko had thrown a stone to a Berkut militiaman causing harm to the health (as a bruise) of the latter. A criminal case was raised in the Russian Federation without any grounds: the alleged crime had been made in Kiyv; neither the accused Kostenko, nor the ‘victim’ had been citizens of Russia. I consider this sentence a political one! The court of the higher instance must overturn this sentence.

The meeting of the Committee Against Xenophobia to the 10th anniversary of the Andijan tragedy

Press Release, 14.05.2015

A regular meeting of the Committee Against Xenophobia took place in the office of the YABLOKO party on May 13. Read more »

Nizhny Novgorod residents came to the rally in defense of a mini-bus entrepreneur

Press Release, 14.05.2015

Nizhny Novgorod YABLOKO supported a rally organized for protection of entrepreneur Dmitry Kargin, who carried passengers in his mini-bus along Route No 171.image Read more »

ALDE: Release of political prisoners in Russia, Azerbaijan and Belarus

alde-logo[1]The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party convening in Oslo, Norway on 9 May 2015

· the systematic use of criminal justice against recognised and vocal political opponents in Russia, Belarus and Azerbaijan which has recently lead to long-term imprisonment of civil society activists Rasul Jafarov, Intigam Aliyev and Musavat Vice-Chairman Faraj Kerimli in Azerbaijan; to numerous cases prolonged pre-trial detention, including that of Leyla Yunus, Arif Yunus and Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaiijan, and prosecutions against YABLOKO politicians and their supporters: environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko in the Krasnodar Region; regional MP Anastasia Kravchuk, Petrozavodsk City Councilor Olga Zaletskaya, Deputy Mayor of Petrozavodsk Evgenia Sukhorukova and Alexandra Kornilova in the Republic of Karelia, ongoing politically motivated reprisals against Vasily Popov, Chair of Karelian YABLOKO, and Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, and use of the judiciary as a tool for reprisals against the dissenting and negligence of governors’ arbitrary rule and unlawful actions; Read more »

Sergei Mitrokhin demands to open a criminal case over attack on Stanislav Pozdnyakov

imagePress release, 13.05.2015
YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin fawarded an appeal to head of Chief Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Moscow region Victor Paukov demanding to open a criminal case over the attack on Stanislav Paukov who was an election observer at the elections in Balashikha, the Moscow region, on April 26. Read more »

YABLOKO participated in picketing for resignation of Troitsky and Novomoskovsky districts prefect

Press release, 14.05.2015
YABLOKO participated in picketing for resignation of Dmitry Nabokin, prefect of the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky districts, Moscow. The picketing took place ouside Moscow Mayor’s Office.
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YABLOKO honoured the memory of the Second World War heroes

Press release, 08.05.2015

On the 70th anniversary of the Victory over fascism YABLOKO leaders and supporters of the party paid tribute to the heroes of the Second World War by laying wreaths and flowers at the Eternal Flame at the mass grave at Preobrazhenskoye Cemetery in Moscow. Read more »

YABLOKO is ready to take all the liberals in its pre-election list, if they subscribe under its coalition programme

Rosbalt,  06.05.2015

Ideological differences between the democratic parties can be eliminated if all the participants of the potential coalition will sign a single document. Such a statement was made by YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin to the Rosbalt correspondent. Read more »

Russia needs a dialogue with the European Union

imageStatement by YABLOKO Chairman, 05.05.2015

On 10 May German Chancellor Angela Merkel comes to Moscow to pay tribute to all the Soviet soldiers who fought in World War II and to honor the memory of all the killed Soviet citizens. Read more »

YABLOKO paid tribute to memory of Second World War vicitms

Press Release, 06.05.2015
Today the leaders and activists of the YABLOKO party laid a wreath and flowers at the Eternal Flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin walls.
Read more »

Chita branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing for protection of green spaces

Press release, 05.05.2015
The Chita branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing for protection of green spaces in the city, against tree cutting and for resignation of local housing and utilities companies managers.image Read more »

YABLOKO headed democratic opposition column at May 1 demonstration

Press release, 03.05.2015

The St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO participated in the Democratic demonstration which took place under the slogans against war, propaganda, law abuse. The action united the supporters of the European way of development for Russia.image Read more »

Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing on Bolotnaya Square rally anniversary

Press release, 06.05.2015
Activists of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing for freedom of political prisoners on the anniversary of Bolotnaya Squere rally 2012. Chair of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO Alexandra Nalobina participated in the action. The activists held the placards which said “Loskutov must be released”, “Free Evgeny Vitishko and all environmental activists!”.image Read more »

Irkutsk branch of YABLOKO participated in rally of non-parliamentary parties

Press release, 05.05.2015
The Irkutsk branch of YABLOKO supported the rally of non-parliamentary parties. More than 700 people participated in the action. The protesters demanded the resignation of governor of the Irkutsk region, increasment of salary and creation of new working places. image Read more »