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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



Recent Posts


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 'Protection of Environment'

Court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko case postponed till August 4

Press Release, 16.07.2014 The court hearing on Evgeny Vitishko case was postponed till August 4 since the Tambov penal colony settlement No 2 didn’t manage to provide conference communication with Vitishko. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin who arrived at the court hearing announced about this.

A true Hero of Russia

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 03.07.2014 Today is the birthday of Yevgeny Vitishko. If our country was headed by a true patriot, he would have definitely awarded Yevgeny Vitishko with the ‘Hero of Russia’ Star. However, then Vitishko would not have been in a penal colony, and thus part of his heroic […]

YABLOKO’s Suren Gazaryan awarded Goldman Environmental Prize

Press Release, 30.04.2014 YABLOKO’s Suren Gazaryan was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize. The ceremony took place in San-Francisco on April 28.

YABLOKO conducted picketing against nickel mining

Press Release, 22.04.2014 YABLOKO conducted a series of one-person pickets outside the Natural Resources Ministry against nickel mining in the Voronezh region on the Earth Day, April 22. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Chair of the Voronezh branch of YABLOKO Tatyana Shkred participated in the cation.

Conference “Unsolved environmental problems of Moscow and the Moscow region” took place in Moscow

Press Release, photographs, 05. 04. 2014 The second theoretical and practical conference called “The unsolved environmental problems of Moscow and the Moscow region” where YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Chair of YABLOKO’s Green Russia faction Alexei Yablokov participated was conducted in Moscow.

Sergei Mitrokhin inspected Northwest chord road and problem construction objects in Khoroshevo-Mnevniki district

Press Release, photograph, 25.03.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Irina Kopkina inspected the Northwest chord and found out that the contraction was frozen. The residents of the Khoroshevo-Mnevniki district showed the cutover square and an illegal parking space to YABLOKO’s representatives.

YABLOKO Bureau member conducted picket in support of Vitishko and Gazaryan

Press Release, 26.03.2014 YABLOKO’s Bureau member, the Green Russia faction’s activist Dmitry Rybakov conducted a series of one-person pickets in support of the ecologists Evgeny Vitishko and Suren Gazaryan in Petrozavodsk, on March 25.

Charity concert in support of Evgeny Vitishko conducted in Sochi

Press Release, 12.03.2014 A concert in support of Evgeny Vitishko took place in Sochi. His friends and colleagues gathered in an informal setting.The event took place despite the pressure on behalf of the authorities, said the organisers.

YABLOKO conducted actions in support of Vitishko in the regions of Russia

Press Release, March 7, 2014 YABLOKO’s branches in Volgograd, Voronezh and Sosnovy Bor (the Leningrad region) conducted pickets and actions in support of the imprisoned environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko on March 7. Volgograd

YABLOKO’s activists participated in international action “Free Evgeny Vitishko!”

Press Release, 03.03.2014 Activists of Amnesty International, Ecooborona and YABLOKO expressed protest against the sentence to Evgeny Vitishko. The international action “Free Evgeny Vitishko!” began on February 28. Rallies, pickets and flash mobs will take place in different cities of the world over a period of seven days. The goal of the action is to […]

Action in support of Evgeny Vitishko conducted in Nizhny Novgorod

Press Release, 05.03.2014 A series of one-person pickets in support of Evgeny Vitishko was conducted in Nizhny Novgorod within the international action week “Free Vitishko!”. YABLOKO’s members and environmental activists participated in the action.

YABLOKO’s member Olga Noskovets was unlawfully fined for resisting police

Press Release, 26.02.2014 Yesterday the Khostinsky Regional court of Sochi fined YABLOKO’s member Olga Noskovets under the article 19.3 of the Administrative Code supposedly for disobedience to the legitimate demands of police officers.

International action week “Free Evgeny Vitishko!” starts on the 28th of February

Announcement, 27.02.2014 The international action week “Free Evgeny Vitishko!” will start on February 28 #FREEVITISHKO. The actions demanding to free Evgeny Vitishko and stop persecution of Russia’s environmentalists and activists will take place in many European countries and nineteen Russian cities.

Olympia-Kritiker im Hungerstreik

ARD, 17.02.2014 Der russische Umweltaktivist Jewgeni Witischko befindet sich nach Angaben seiner Organisation im Hungerstreik. Witischko verweigere die Nahrungsaufnahme, seit er am Mittwoch vergangener Woche von einem Berufungsgericht in Krasnodar zu drei Jahren Lagerhaft verurteilt worden sei, teilte die Vereinigung für die Verteidigung der Umwelt im Nordkaukasus mit.

A message to the IOC about Evgeny Vitishko

ENVIRONMENTAL WATCH ON NORTH CAUCASUS, February 17, 2014 On February, 15 the IOC broke silence over the case of Evgeny Vitishko, who was sentenced to serve three years in a colony this week after his tireless work to expose environmental violations in Sochi. Here is what spokesman Mark Adams told journalists, according to the media: […]

Sergei Mitrokhin sends a letter to IOC President asking him to speak up on imprisonment of environmentalist Yevgeny Vitishko

Press Release, 17.02.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin has sent a letter to Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee asking him to speak up on a politically motivated imprisonment verdict to environmentalist Yevgeny Vitishko. According to Mitrokhin, the verdict has a direct linkage to the Olympic Games taking place in Sochi.

Solidarietà e vicinanza all’ambientalista russo Evgeny Vitishko

Italia dei Valori, 15.02.2014 Il segretario nazionale dell’Italia dei Valori, Ignazio Messina, ed il responsabile delle relazioni internazionali del partito, Massimo Bernacconi, esprimono la loro solidarietà e vicinanza all’ambientalista russo Evgeny Vitishko, condannato alla pena di tre anni di reclusione per le sue azioni in difesa dell’ambiente nella regione di Krasnodar.

Sergei Mitrokhin’s letter to the IOC

Mr. Thomas Bach, President, International Olympic Committee No 1257 of February 17, 2014 Dear Mr.Bach, Informing you herewith that environmentalist Yevgeny Vitishko imprisoned for three years began a hunger strike, which has been lasting for six days already. A politically motivated arrest of a public figure in the region during the Olympics represents an event […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: The Impotence of the West

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 15.02.2014 A sluggish and delayed reaction of the IOC to the sentence to environmentalist Evnegy Vitishko [envisaging three years of imprisonment for him for his criticism of Governor’s seizure of public lands] represents another example of vain hopes of international interference in the issue of protection of […]

Prime Minister of Norway, IOC and EU express concern on imprisonment of environmentalist Evgeny Vitishko

Press Release, 14.02.2014 This morning, Vladimir Kimayev, leader of the Sochi branch of the YABLOKO party, had a meeting with Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, where they discussed prosecution of environmental activists in the Krasnodar Territory and the sentence of the court envisaging three years of imprisonment for Evgeny Vitishko. The meeting was attended […]