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'

Grigory Yavlinsky proposed to create Public Commission for control over the use of digital technologies by the state

Press Release, 28.04.2020 Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, proposed to create Public Commission for control over the use of digital technologies by the state. He wrote about this in his article called Digital Danger, published by the Novaya Gazeta newspaper today .  The Public Commission should include IT […]

The Omsk branch of Yabloko will help victims of pseudo-lawyers

Press Release, 28.04.2020 At the end of the summer of 2019, managers and psychologists, posing as professional lawyers, opened a spacious bright office in one of the central shopping centres in Omsk. A colorful sign with a phone number advertised allegedly high professionalism of the specialists of this firm. Relying on the trust of citizens, […]

The Government has supported Yabloko’s programme to fight domestic violence

Press Release, 27.04.2020 The government commission, chaired by Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, recommended that regional authorities provide support to victims of domestic violence. To this end, the commission invites the heads of the interior in the regions to ensure institution of criminal proceedings under Article 116.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation […]

Yabloko proposes a programme of measures to fight domestic violence upsurging during quarantine

Press Release, 23.04.2020 The Yabloko party insists that the government should take immediate measures to prevent the upsurge of domestic violence. Such measures include immediate reaction of the police to reports of violence, provision of a sufficient number of shelters for victims, hotel rooms inclusive, and cancellation of liability for violation of the isolation regime […]

We demand to adopt measures for reduction of domestic violence

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 23.04.2020 In the context of the coronavirus pandemic and self-isolation, the number of cases of domestic violence against women, children and the elderly has significantly increased, whereas women are the first to become victims. This applies to all countries, emphasised UN Secretary General António Guterres. In Russia, the situation is […]

Yabloko calls on the government to pay 12,000 roubles to students and 50,000 roubles to university professors

Press Release, 22.04.2020 The Yabloko party has proposed to the Russian government a set of measures to support students and university professors in the situation of the coronavirus epidemic: cash payments to students (12,000 roubles) and university professors (50,000 roubles); transfer of students who have lost their jobs to state-financed places; interest-free loans for the […]

Yabloko leaders demanded to institute criminal proceedings against head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov and provide state protection to Novaya Gazeta journalist

Press Release, 21.04.2020 A statement by the Congress of the Intelligentsia was published on the Internet. The statement was signed by many prominent members of the Yabloko party, including party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman Boris Vishnevsky, members of the Federal Political Committee Valery Borschyov, Svetlana Gannushkina, Emilia Slabunova, Viktor Sheinis and Lev Shlosberg, co-chair […]

Grigory Yalvinsky: They are preparing Russia for digital slavery

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 6.04.2020 We could observe the first results of the introduction of electronic passes in Moscow in [overcrowded] metro yesterday [due to the authorities total check of all the passengers for their passes]. To allow such a crowd in the subway at the midst of the epidemic and quarantine means to demonstrate a […]

Municipal deputies from Yabloko in Ryazan demanded to stop the forced collection of money from state employees to fight against coronavirus

Press Release, 17.04.2020 Yabloko municipal deputies of the Ryazan region appealed to Governor Nikolai Lyubimov, Ivan Panchenko, regional Public Prosecutor, and Igor Grekov, Vice Governor and head of the coronavirus task force, in connection with the forced collection of money from state employees to fight against coronavirus. Deputies Konstantin Smirnov and Anatoly Kivva insist on […]

Yabloko calls on the President and Government to expand the list of supported non-profit organisations

Press Release, 16.04.2020 Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov appealed to President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to provide support to the entire sector of non-profit organisations, regardless of their type of activity and sources of funding. At the moment, the government is ordered to implement support measures only for non-profit organisations providing aid to […]

Liberal International on Twitter

@liberalinternat on twitter, 15.04.2020 Russian economist, politician & co-founder of @yabloko, @yavlinsky alerts us to the seriousness of the #COVID19 situation which requires honesty from the country’s leadership above all else… This is #WhatLiberalsThink on #WednesdayWisdom💫 Source

Yabloko continues to urge governors to redirect funds allocated to campaign for Putin’s amendments to the Constitution to the fight against COVID-19

Press Release, 15.04.2020 Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov continues forwarding appeals to the heads of Russian regions. He calls for redirecting the funds allocated in the regional budgets for campaigning in the all-Russian voting for Vladimir Putin’s constitutional amendments to needs of healthcare and assistance to citizens in difficult life situations.

Yabloko MPs of the Moscow City Duma demand from the Moscow authorities to proceed from the presumption of innocence of citizens and check digital passes introduced during COVID-19 epidemic selectively

Press Release, 15.04.2020 The Yabloko faction in Moscow City Duma appealed to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and Oleg Baranov, head of the Moscow Central Internal Affairs Directorate, in connection with large queues of passengers to enter metro stations and traffic jams at entrances to Moscow that emerged on April 15 after the introduction of digital […]

Police came to Deputy Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko. He published a post on how a girl was infected with a coronavirus in a hospital

Press Release, 15.04.2020 Policemen came to Alexei Sadomovsky, Deputy Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko. The policemen tried to give a warning about the inadmissibility of dissemination of fake information. Earlier, Alexei Sadomovsky published a post on social networks about how a girl was infected with a coronavirus in a hospital. On the […]

Boris Vishnevsky asked St.Petersburg Governor to give a clear definition of the term “self-isolation” in order to end the arbitrariness of law enforcement

Press Release, 14.04.2020 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, asked St.Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov to give a clear definition of the term “self-isolation” in order to end the arbitrariness of law enforcement. The term is mentioned in the decree of the Government of St. Petersburg “On measures […]

Boris Vishnevsky called on the police to provide social assistance to elderly residents of St.Petersburg sent to “self-isolation”

Press Release, 13.04.2020 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, called on Roman Pugin, head of the St. Petersburg police, to consider the possibility of involving police officers in providing social assistance to elderly residents of St. Petersburg who are forcibly sent to “self-isolation” and are deprived of […]

Yabloko’s Andrei Babushkin, member of the Presidential Human Rights Council, demands that the Federal Penitentiary Service allow the Ombudsman and independent human rights activists to enter the Irkutsk penal colony

Press Release, 11.04.2020 Andrei Babushkin, member of the Presidential Human Rights Council and the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party, demands that the director of the Federal Penitentiary Service urgently provide access to the Ombudsman, independent human rights activists, and journalists to the Irkutsk colony, where there was a riot, and then a fire. Babishkin […]

Save Sergei Ryzhov!

Statement by the Saratov branch of Yabloko, 10.04.2020 To the Federal Penitentiary Service; To the Federal State-Funded Institution Pre-Trial Detention Facility No 1 Of the Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Samara region The Saratov regional branch of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko is deeply concerned about the health condition […]

We demand a check on unreasonable detention and use of force against participants of the Alliance of Doctors during their humanitarian mission

Statement by the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, 3.04.2020 On 2 April, 2020, the head and members of the independent Alliance of Doctors medical workers union carried out a humanitarian mission in the Novgorod Region. Medical union workers brought by car medical masks, goggles, protective suits, and disinfectants to the hospitals and ambulance stations, which are […]

Yabloko Bureau: 10 per cent of Russia’s GDP should be allocated for direct financial support of citizens and the private businesses

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 3.04.2020 The situation in Russia has been rapidly changing for the worse. The number of people affected by COVID-19 infection has been growing every day. In most regions, bans and restrictions have been imposed on the work of enterprises and organisations in public catering, trade, tourism, culture, sports, entertainment and […]