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 'Freedom of Speech'

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko celebrates the Russian Constitution Day with pickets for the struggle for human rights

Press Release, 12.12.2019 On 12 December, the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko went on one-person pickets (that do not require a permission from the authorities) in four cities of the region as part of the Struggle for Human Rights campaign, dedicated to the Russian Constitution Day.

The Rostov branch of Yabloko became an organiser of a flash mob in support of the political prisoners of the Rostov case

Press Release, 12.12.2019 On 7 December, a flash mob in support of political prisoners, the defendants of the so-called “Rostov case” – Yan Sidorov and Vladislav Mordasov – took place in Rostov-on-Don. Activists of the Yabloko party, together with other democratic forces of the city, organised the action in the format of a theatrical performance.

The Krasnodar branch Yabloko went on pickets in support of political prisoners in the Rostov case

Press Release, 11.12.2019 In Sochi, activists, supporters and members of the Yabloko party held a picket in support of Yan Sidorov and Vladislav Mordasov, political prisoners in the Rostov case. The picket was held as part of the All-Russian campaign “Against Political Reprisals”.

The Bashkirian branch of Yabloko went on pickets on Human Rights Day

Press Release, 11.12.2019 On December 10, the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko held a series of on-person pickets (that do not require coordination with the authorities) in defense of human rights.

The Altai branch of Yabloko celebrates Human Rights Day with a series of single-person pickets

Press Release, 10.11.2019 The Altai branch of Yabloko went on one-person pickets (that do not require coordination with the authorities) on Human Rights Day demanding from the authorities to respect the Russian Constitution and release political prisoners.

The Yabloko party demands to stop pressure on society

Statement by the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, 4.12.2019 The campaign of political reprisals has been intensifying in Russia. Vladimir Putin’s regime uses both state institutions and the law for prosecution of political opponents, as well as intimidation and defamation of people through specially created as well as existing criminal structures.

“Nothing can be solved without politics.” Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina are visiting the Pskov region

Press Release, 15.11.2019 Today the three-day visit of Yabloko’s leaders to the Pskov region has begun. Party Chair Emilia Slabunova and Yelena Dubrovina, member of the Yabloko Political Committee and head of Yabloko’s Centre for Legislative Initiatives, arrived in the region for a conference on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Pskov branch […]

The campaign of spreading libel against Boris Vishnevsky represents revenge of the authorities for his political activities

Statement by the Yabloko party, 14.11.2019 The Internet resources of the odious businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin and the state television channel Russia-24, functioning on the money of taxpayers, conduct an organised campaign of spreading libel against Boris Vishnevsky leader of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. The accusations against Vishnevsky represent a […]

Yabloko campaigns for liberalisation of regional laws on rallies

Earlier, the Constitutional Court prohibited to local authorities to arbitrarily limit places for mass actions Press Release, 15.11.2019 Yabloko’s regional branches in the Nizhny Novgorod, Chelyabinsk and Kaliningrad Regions sent appeals to the parliaments of their regions with a request to enlarge the list of places allowed for public mass events. Thus, Yabloko calls regional […]

“A strong state cannot be built on lawlessness and humiliation of human dignity”

Participants of the 8th Unified Caucasus Forum adopted a resolution Press Release, 12.11.2019 On November 9-10, the United Caucasian Forum was held in Nalchik, capital of Kabardino-Balkaria. The Forum aims to unite the leading human rights organisations of the North Caucasus and propel civic initiative to solve socially significant problems. One of the organisers of […]

The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko joined the action of “metropickets” launched in Moscow for the release of political prisoners.

Press Release, 11.11.2019 Alexandra Nalobina, member of the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko, went on a one-person picket (such pickets do not require a permission from the authorities) for the freedom of prisoners of the so-called “Moscow riots case” and against political repression. The picket took place by the Studencheskaya metro station, which is located next […]

“Liquidation of the movement “For Human Rights” demonstrates moral degradation of the Russian government”

Nikolai Rybakov on the decision of the Supreme Court Press Release, 1.11.2019 Photo: Lev Ponomaryov On November 1, the Supreme Court ruled to liquidate themovement “For Human Rights”, created in 1997 by Lev Ponomaryov. A lawsuit demanding the liquidation of the organisation was filed by the Ministry of Justice on October 11. The reason for […]

“We must demand the release of political prisoners”. Yabloko continues to participate in one-person pickets by metro stations in Moscow

Press Release, 1.11.2019 Again, on the third Friday in a row, on 1 November, the so-called “metropickets” (one-person pickets that do not require permission from the authorities and are conducted by most popular metro stations) organised by the Association of Independent Municipal Deputies took place in Moscow: the Association invites everyone to participate in one-person […]

The ALDE congress unanimously adopted a resolution submitted by Yabloko, the British Liberal Democrats and the FDP for the release of political prisoners in Russia and ensuring free and fair elections

Press Release, 28.10.2019 The delegates of the 40th congress of the pan-European party Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), held past weekend in Athens, Greece, unanimously supported the resolution submitted by Yabloko, the British Liberal Democrats and the FDP on the situation in Russia. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova took part in the Congress. […]

Yabloko to control development of the situation around the Civil Rights Committee

Press Release, 23.102019 On the evening of 22 October, security officials (presumably employees of the Investigative Committee), accompanied by cameras of the NTV television  channel, came to the Moscow office of the human rights organisation Committee “For Civil Rights”, headed by Andrei Babushkin, member of the federal Bureau of the Yabloko party.

Yabloko leaders on the dismissal of renowned members of the Presidential Human Rights Council

Special for the web-site of Yabloko, 22.10.2019 Photo: Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Fedotov. Photo by RIA Novosti President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Valery Fadeyev, former anchor of the Vremya programme on Channel One, as the new head of the Human Rights Council. At the same time, Putin signed a decree on changing the […]

Yabloko in Tatarstan will hold a rally against political repression

Press Release, 21.10.2019 The branch of Yabloko in Tatarstan will hold a rally against political reprisals. The action will be held in Kazan on 2 November and is dedicated to the day of memory of victims of political reprisals, as well as the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists. The action starts […]

“As long as there are political prisoners in Russia, Russia will not have a worthy future”

Members of the Yabloko party came out on one-person pickets Press Release, 19.10.2019 On Friday, October 18, one-person pickets (that do not require permissions from the authorities) were organised by the Association of Independent Municipal Deputies. Picketing took place by metro stations at the end of the working day. The purpose of the action was […]

Yabloko to challenge the unlawful court decision on Daria Bolshakova

Press Release, 16.10.2019 Daria Bolshakova, member of the Yabloko party and activist of the Kaliningrad branch of the Russian Feminist Association ONA, was found guilty of organising a mass rally without notifying the authorities (Article 20.2 Part 2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation), having awarded her a fine of 10,000 […]

Yevgeny Kurakin is transferred from jail under house arrest

Press Release, 15.10.2019 Today, the Moscow Region Court considered the appeal on the measure of restraint in the case of Yevgeny Kurakin, head of the branch of Yabloko in Reutov, the Moscow Region. The court ruled out to return the case to the preliminary hearing stage to the Reutov court (the court of the first […]