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

Archive for 'Human Rights'

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.

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.”

“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.

First Hundred Days of the President

by Grigory Yavlinsky Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 1.09.2018 What Vladimir Putin has accomplished for the three months after the inauguration and what the President should have done in the first hundred days to pull the country out of crisis and isolation Putin did not have a presidential programme: neither economic nor political, no programme at all. […]

Eviction of the Memorial human rights society stopped

Press Release, 30.08.2018 The St.Petersburg Committee of Property suspended termination of the contract of rent of the St.Petersburg branch of the Memorial human rights society. In April 2018, the City Commission for Disposal of Property refused to Memorial in concluding their regular rent contract for a new period without explaining the reasons. In July 2018, […]

Emilia Slabunova visits Yekaterinburg

Emilia Slabunova’s twitter, 28.08.2018 YABLOKO Party ‏@YablokoParty YABLOKO Party retwitted Emilia Slabunova: Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova starts her visit in Yekterinburg, the Urals, by laying flowers to the memorial to vicitms of political reprisals. This is a mournful page in Russia’s history. This should never happen again.

Yavlinsky called Prosecutor General Chaika to stop the practice of provocations of crimes

Press Release, 24.08.2018 Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party Grigory Yavlinsky sent an appeal to Public Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, in which he called to investigate the illegal provocation of crimes by law enforcement agencies. The reason for the appeal was the so-called case of “The New Greatness” organisaiton. Anna Pavlikova. […]

The state represented by the Ministry of Education decided to fight against people who seek to create human conditions for orphans – their foster parents

Emilia Slabunova’s Facebook page, 20.08.2018 Instead of providing housing to almost 160,000 Russian orphans who do not have it, saving children from family violence (according to unofficial data in 2016, more than 2,500 children aged 2 weeks to 14 years became victims of domestic violence), creating conditions for upbringingadolescents, so that they do not set […]

The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko proposed to the Human Rights Council to reform the procedure for getting permissions for rallies

Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Human Rights Council, believes that the problem of transparency in getting permission to hold rallies can be resolved in court Press Release, 17.08.2018 The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko formulated its demands as to the protection of freedom of rallies in its written appeal to Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Human […]

Emilia Slabunova: Russia’s Flag Day should be a holiday of honour and pride for the people

The Yabloko party took part in the march and rally on the anniversary of the democrats’ victory over the attempted coup d’etat  in 1991 Press Release, 22.08.2018 Today, on Russia’s Flag Day, the leaders and activists of the Yabloko party took part in the action dedicated to the anniversary of the democrats’ victory over attempted […]

It is unacceptable to impede the activities of the Memorial [human rights society]

The [authorities] are evicting the St. Petersburg branch of the organisation from its office Statement by the Yabloko party, 17.08.2018 The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko is outraged by the attempts of the St. Petersburg Administration to evict the Memorial charitable historical and educational human rights organisation from its office in Razezhey Street, 9, in […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “You know that this is illegal, but you want to curry favour with Putin”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook post, 09.08.2018 Photo: Anna Pavlikova and Maria Dubovik It is already five months, that 18-year-old Anna Pavlikova, 19-year-old Maria Dubovik, 21-year-old Vyacheslav Kryukov, 25-year-old Sergey Gavrilov, 25-year-old Ruslan Kostylenkov, 30-year-old Dmitry Poletayev and 31-year-old Pyotr Karamzin are in Moscow pre-trial detention prisons. Another four people under investigation on the case of creating an […]

Yabloko wants the interior to be an efficient service for people rather than a repressive machine

Press Release, 07.08.2018 Yabloko wants the interior to be an efficient service for people rather than a repressive machine. Therefore, Yabloko offers its supporters to participate in the contest “The Police in the Focus of Public Control” held by human rights organisations (The Moscow Helsinki Group and the Centre for Human Rights) and supported by […]

Yabloko Chair demands from the Federal Penitentiary Service to investigate into the facts of torture in the Karelian penal colonies

Press Release, 26.07.2018 Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko party and MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, sent an appeal to Gennady Kornienko, Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service, demanding to check the facts of human rights violations in the penitentiary institutions of Karelia. The reason for the appeal were the materials from the […]

Memories of the Future

Grigory Yavlinsky reflects on the fate of great scientists who got under reprisals in the 1930s and draws parallels with modern Russia Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 26.07.2018 Aircraft designer Andrei Tupolev, whose planes were used throughout the country, “spied in favour of France”. Biologist Nikolai Vavilov, one of the most famous Russian scientists in the world, […]

Will anyone be punished for tortures in the Yaroslavl penal colony and what should be done with violence in prisons? Opinion by Valery Borschyov

Commentary, 23.07.2018 On 20 July, the Novaya Gazeta newspaper published a video of torturing (18+) Yevgeny Makarov, a prisoner in the Yaroslavl penal colony. After the publication of the video, the department of the Federal Penitentiary Service began an investigation, and the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation instituted a criminal case on the abuse […]

The authorities of the Central Administrative District of Moscow refused to give permission for 33 pickets against the pension reform.

Yabloko is filing a lawsuit Press Release, 17.07.2018   The Yabloko party received a refusal from the Prefect’s Office of the Central Administrative District of Moscow to hold 33 pickets against the pension reform. Yabloko intends to appeal the refusals of the Prefect’s Office and Putin’s decree banning all the street actions during the World […]

The State Duma refuses to protect women’s rights

The law on equal rights for men and women is rejected Statement by Yabloko’s Gender Faction, 11.07.2018   On 11 July, deputies of the lower house of the Russian parliament in the second reading rejected the bill “On the state guarantees of equal rights and freedoms and equal opportunities for men and women in the […]

Honest and brave: 15 years since the death of Yuri Shchekochikhin, journalist and Yabloko’s MP

FB post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 03.07.2018 15 years have passed since the death of Yuri Shchekochikhin, journalist and Yabloko’s MP. One of the most honest and courageous journalists in the history of modern Russia was brutally murdered. There was virtually no investigation – the case of Shchekochikhin’s death was closed several times without giving any […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on Oleg Sentsov and Russian punitive system

It is 2018, Russia is hosting the World Cup, Trump is flying to Putin and Oleg Sentsov is dying in a penal colony Grigory Yavlinsky’s FB page, 03.07.2018 It is the 51st day, that [Ukrainian film director] Oleg Sentsov is starving in the Labytnangi city [by the North pole], Yamal. Whatever the army of state […]