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 'YABLOKO’s faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly'

Grigory Yavlinsky to summarize the results of work of YABLOKO faction is St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly

Press release, 06.06.2016 Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the faction, will summarize the results of the work of YABLOKO faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly of the V convocation (2011-2016) in the IA Rosbalt press centre, Thursday, 9 June.

YABLOKO faction voted against the bill on the election of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly deputies

Press release, 17.02.2016 The deputies of the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly voted against the bill on the election of the city parliament deputies in the third reading because, on the whole, they disapprove of the election concept proposed by the ruling United Russia party.

YABLOKO faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly does not support introduction of a mixed electoral system

Statement by the YABLOKO faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, 03.02.2016 Dear Deputies! The YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly does not support the bill of St.Petersburg “On the election of deputies of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly” which includes the introduction of a mixed electoral system which was initiated “orally” on 3 February, 2016.

YABLOKO claims opposition must conduct a joint action in memory of Boris Nemtsov in St.Petersburg

Press release, 02.02.2016 On 1 February, a meeting of the Bureau of St.Petersburg YABLOKO took place. The Bureau nominated Boris Vishnevsky and Andrei Palevich to negotiate with PARNAS and Democratic Petersburg about the conduction of street actions in memory of Boris Nemtsov. According to a number of the Bureau members, the opposition must conduct a […]

Vishnevsky won The St.Petersburg citizen contest in nomination “historic preservation”

Press release based on Elizaveta Belova’s article, ZakS.Ru, 15.01.2015 Boris Vishnevsky, YABLOKO’s deputy in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, won the contest The St.Petersburg citizen in the nomination “historic preservation”. Over 15 thousand people voted on social media and 48,3 percent supported Boris Vishnevsky against Natalia Sivokhina and Marianna Alferova.

Deputies of YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly addressed President with request to annul decree on destruction of sanctioned food products

Press release, 07.08.2015 Deputies of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Kobrinsky forwarded a letter to President Putin with the request to annul the decree on the destruction of sunctioned food products.

Grigory Yavlinsky drew up the results of work of the YABLOKO faction in the spring session of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly

Press Release, 25.06.2015 Grigory Yavlinsky, head of YABLOKO faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, summed up the work of the faction in the spring session.

The YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly rejected a draft law on the budget of St. Petersburg

Press release, 17.06.2015 The YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg voted against the law on the implementation of the city budget in 2014 in connection with the systemic shortcomings of the budget process in St. Petersburg, that YABLOKO pointed at at all the stages of adopting of the budget last year, runs […]

The YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly did not support budget cuts for 2016

Statement by the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, 3.06.2015 STATEMENT On the draft Law on St.Petersburg Budget “On the Introduction of Changes and Amendments into St.Petersburg Law “On the Budget of St.Petersburg for 2015 and for the Period of 2016-2017”

Unified strategy for long-term development of the St. Petersburg metropolitan area will allow to find effective solutions to the present problems

Press Release, 24.05.2015 Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad region need to transfer from their competition to a single system of development of this metropolitan area and agree on common interests. Development of a single economic and urban concept for agglomeration of the two regions should become another step towards this. Such a statement was made by […]

Conceptual strategy “The Greater St.Petersburg. The 21st Century” published

Press Release, 16.04.2015 Today, conceptual strategy ” The Greater St.Petersburg. The 21st Century” developed under the guidance of D.r Grigory Yavlinsky has been published in the Internet. In February 2015, the strategy was presented to St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, and yesterday Grigory Yavlinsky discussed the document with representatives of the government and business in […]

St.Petersburg government involves YABLOKO for strategic development planning of St.Petersburg

Press Release, 15.04.2015 St. Petersburg’s government involves opposition and large-scale businesses for help in amending and improving the Strategy for Economic and Social Development of St.Petersburg until 2030 (Strategy-2030).

Bankruptcy of Lenenergo may be followed by other St.Petersburg energy companies

04.08.2015 Financial problems of the Lenenergo energy company are caused by inefficiency of the investment programme, as well as lack of the balance for heat and electricity in the St.Petersburg Heating Schemes up to Period 2030. Such a statement was made today by Grigory Yavlinsky head of the YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly of […]

Smart power movement supported St.Petersburg journalists

Press release, 18.03.2015 The activists of the Smart Power movement, a group of Grigory Yavlinsky and YABLOKO’s supporters, picketed the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg with a placard “Legislative Assembly mustn’t limit the journalists work”. The activists joined the flashmob conducted by the journalists against the restrictions of the journalists’ work in the city parliament.

Citizens of St.Petersburg must gain the right to propose bills

Press release, 22.01.2015 Deputy of St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Grigory Yavlinsky suggested granting the rights of legislative initiative to the citizens of St.Petersburg since this right is a form of the citizens’ exercitation of power on equal terms with referendum and free elections guaranteed by the Constitution.

Every bill should have personal authorship

Press Release, 05.06.2014 The bills should always have a specific author and should be introduced on behalf of deputies not the bodies of St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly. At the moment the bills of the commissions and committees are anonymous which makes the lawmaking process non-transparent and corruptogenic. Head of YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly Grigory […]

Grigory Yavlinsky to introduce a bill on capital repairs of apartment blocks

Press Release, 24.04.2014 According to head of YABLOKO faction in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Grigory Yavlinsky, he will introduce his own bill on capital repairs of apartment block as well as a programme on the increase of energy efficiency of St.Petersburg heating supply system. The system will allow to cut costs for heating energy and […]

Smart power movement reminded of human rights

Press Release, 26.03.2014 The Smart Power movement in support of Grigory Yavlinsky and YABLOKO conducted an action outside the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly on March 26. The participants of the action held a banner with the photographs of Deputy Grigory Yavlinsky and Ombudsman of St.Peterburg Alexander Shyshlov which said “A human, citizen, resident of St.Petersburg delegated […]

Grigory Yavlinsky proposed to improve law on Federal Contract System

Press Release, November 28, 2013 Leader of YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg Grigory Yavlinsky proposed to cut the propensity for corruption of the Law on the Federal Contract System. Yavlinsky introduced the draft into the Legislative Assembly.

United Russia, LDPR and defectors think St.Petersburg authorities mustn’t pay the citizens for overhaul

Press Release, November 27, 2013 YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg proposed to admit the city’s debt on overhaul to the citizens which wasn’t done in the previous years. This means not to demand this money from the citizens.