Congresses and Docs

Memorandum of Political Alternative, an updated version of 1.03.2019

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'

Life and politics do not end on July 1

Ivan Bolshakov on the results of the “All-Russia vote” on Vladimir Putin’s constitutional amendments Facebook post by Ivan Bolshakov, 2.07.2020 A miracle has not happened and could not happen. Certainly, the results announced by the Central Electoral Commission have nothing to do with reality. The “All-Russian voting” was reduced to an absurd post-modern show humiliating […]

In Astrakhan, police seized Yabloko leaflets against the reset Putin’s presidential terms

The deputy of the regional Duma, who was taking the leaflets to the Yabloko office, is facing administrative responsibility Press Release, 29.06.2020 The police seized leaflets against the reset of Vladimir Putin’s presidential terms from Dmitry Anufriyev, Chairman of the Astrakhan branch of Yabloko and MP of the Astrakhan Regional Duma. Anufriyev’s car was stopped […]

Chairman of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko called on the Public Prosecutor’s Office to check on the actions of the police who detained Yabloko activist for a single picket

Press Release, 29.06.2020 Vitaly Zubenko, Chairman of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko, filed an application with the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Stavropol Territory about abuse of power by police officers. The leader of the regional branch of the party asks the Public Prosecutor to verify the legality of the detention of Ronald Ayrapetyan, member […]

An insult to public intelligence. Grigory Yavlinsky on the “popular vote” on Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 30.06.2020 Photo: a voting station. A “popular vote” to amend the Constitution is like a rape. That is, it resembles coercing into something that you initially did not want and what should not have happened, and the longer and more persistently they persuade you, the more disgusting it becomes. Now people, even […]

Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Yakutia arrested for eight days for a single picket against Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Press Release, 27.06.2020 On June 25, police detained Anatoly Nogovitsyn, Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Yakutia, after a single picket (such pickets do not require any permissions from the authorities) against constitutional amendments allowing Vladimir Putin to remain on the post of President of Russia until 2036. The court sent the leader of the […]

The police forcibly ousted a member of the electoral commission from Yabloko from the voting station. The electoral commission refused to allow her to control the sealing of ballots

Press Release, 26.06.2020 In Skhodnya, near Moscow, the police forcibly ousted Kristina Klimayeva a member of the precinct electoral commission from Yabloko, from the voting station. Klimayeva last night tried to control the sealing of ballots after the first day of voting. She had to call an ambulance, as due to stress her blood pressure […]

The Ministry of Public Security of the Sverdlovsk Region banned Yabloko’s pickets against Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Press Release, 25.06.2020 The Ministry of Public Security of the Sverdlovsk Region turned down Yabloko’s application for pickets in Yekaterinburg against Vladimir Putin’s amendments to the Constitution, citing the Ministry’s lack of information about the possibility of extending the COVID high-alert mode.

Not only the “reset” of the presidential terms

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 19.06.2020 The action of the authorities to amend the Constitution of Russia has approached the finish line. Both in terms of content and form, the amendments proposed by Putin to the Basic Law of the country, as well as the so-called “popular vote” are, as is well known already, unlawful (see the […]

The authorities hinder the Saratov branch of Yabloko to freely disseminate information about the reset of Vladimir Putin’s presidential terms

Press Release, 25.06.2020 More than five advertising agencies refused to place Yabloko’s banners with a slogan I AM AGAINST THE RESET [OF PRESIDENTIAL TERMS] because of “fear of the city administration”. The companies are afraid to lose the bid for the right to placement of advertising structures. This was stated by the manager of the […]

Freedom to Alexander Korovainy!

Statement by the Yabloko party, 25.06.2020 A court in Yeysk arrested for ten days Alexander Korovainy, a municipal deputy, member of the Yabloko Party known not only in Yeysk, but throughout the Krasnodar Territory as an activist fighting against the tyranny of local authorities and for protection of the environment.

Alexander Korovainy, Yabloko’s municipal deputy in Yeysk, was arrested for ten days for participating in a rally against Putin’s constitutional amendments

Press Release, 24.06.2020 The court in Yeysk, the Krasnodar Territory, arrested for ten days Alexander Korovainy, Yabloko’s municipal deputy of the Council of the Municipal Formation of the Yeysk District, for “disobeying the police”. Alexander was arrested after a rally against Vladimir Putin’s amendments to the Constitution.

The ECHR communicated the complaint of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko on contestation of the results of the 2016 elections to the regional parliament

Press Release, 22.06.2020 Photo: Anna Cherepanova on a single picket. On June 11, the European Court of Human Rights communicated the complaint of the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party in the case of contestation of the results of the elections to the Novgorod Regional Duma in 2016. Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch […]

The Yabloko branch in Bashkiria calls the regional authorities to abolish a parade commemorating victory in the WW2 and a procession of the Immortal Regiment in Ufa during the epidemic

Press Release, 17.06.2020 Albert Khusainov, Chairman of the Yabloko branch in Bashkiria, sent an appeal to the head of the region Radiy Khabirov. The leader of the regional branch of Yabloko calls the regional authorities to abolish a parade commemorating victory in the World War 2 and a procession of the Immortal Regiment in Ufa […]

Condolences on the death of Academician Andrei Vorobyov

17.06.2020 We deeply grieve over the death of Andrei Ivanovich Vorobyov, a wonderful person and a great doctor, who was close to us. Sincerely, the Yabloko party *** Andrei Ivanovich Vorobyov (November 1, 1928 – June 15, 2020) – Soviet and Russian hematologist, academician of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR and the […]

Yelena Dubrovina: The new law on the population register violates basic constitutional rights of citizens

Special for the web-site of Yabloko, 17.06.2020 Photo: Yelena Dubrovina The Centre for Legislative Initiatives of the Yabloko party prepared an expert opinion on the federal law “On the Unified Federal Information Register Containing Information on the Population of the Russian Federation” (hereinafter referred to as the Law “On the Register”), which has recently entered […]

The European Court for Human Rights awarded EUR 19.500 to the head of Yabloko’s environmental faction beaten by police during a demonstration in 2007

Press Release, 16.06.2020 Photo: bruised Olga Tsepilova On 16 June, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg issued a decision on the case of the participants of the March of Dissent who were beaten by the police forces during the March in St.Petersburg on April 15, 2007.  Riot policemen roughly dispersed about 60 people, […]

“We openly declare our categorical disagreement with Vladimir Putin and refuse him our confidence”

Yabloko deputies in the Pskov region signed a parliamentary appeal against Putin’s lifelong rule Press Release, 15.06.2020 Photo: The Pskov Yabloko team at a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Yabloko branch in Pskov. November 16, 2019. Photo by Alexander Sidorenko More than 350 deputies of regional and municipal parliaments from 39 regions […]

Boris Vishnevsky called on the Central Electoral Commission and the Public Prosecutor’s Office to check on the coercion of state employees to take absentee voting certificates to vote for Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Press Release, 15.06.2020 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko and head of the party’s faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, sent appeals to the Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central electoral Commission, and Sergei Litvinenko, Public Prosecutor of St.Petersburg. Vishnevsky asked them to investigate into the situation of mass-scale coercion of […]

Oleg Rodin: Officials are trying to intimidate residents of Kuznechikha who are opposed to the construction of McDonald’s in the green zone

Press Release, 15.06.2020 On 13 June, local residents met in front of House No 19 Rokossovsky street with a correspondent of the Vesti Privolzhye (Vesti Volga Region) newspaper so that to tell about the construction of a McDonald’s restaurant under the windows of their houses. After the correspondent left, police officers began to surround residents […]

Russia will be free!

Grigory Yavlinsky’s FB page, 12.06.2020 In the photo: A rally for freedom – for the abolition of Article 6 of the Constitution of the USSR on the leading role of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Moscow, February 4, 1990. 30 years ago, on June 12, 1990, a declaration on Russia’s sovereignty was adopted. […]