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 'Regional and Local Elections'

“Unidentified persons” from a fake party tried to disrupt the meeting of municipal deputies in the Yakimanka district of Moscow

Press Release, 01.02.2018 On 1 February an attempt was made to disrupt an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Deputies of the Moscow district on the local referendum. The meeting had to discuss the decision of the Zamoskvoretsky Inter-district Public Prosecutor of Moscow who had pledged unlawful holding of a local referendum. Earlier, the municipal […]

Public Prosecutor’s Office is trying to challenge the decision of the Yabloko municipal deputies to hold a referendum in the Yakimanka district, Moscow

Press Release, 31.01.2018 On 1 February, Zamoskvoretsky District Court will consider the lawsuit of Maxim Kiselyov, Inter-District Public Prosecutor of the Zamoskvoretsky Public Prosecutor’s Office. Public Prosecutor demands that the decision of the Yakimanka Municipal Deputies Council (with nine Yabloko deputies and one deputy of the ruling United Russia party) on holding a referendum on […]

Yabloko’s municipal deputies are initiating the first referendum in Moscow

Press Release, 26.01.2018 Municipal deputies of the Yakimanka municipal district from the Yabloko party together with the head of the Municipal Council Andrei Morev have initiated a local referendum on a number of issues, including transfer of the monument to Lenin from one of the central Moscow squares to the Museon Park which has a […]

St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly to consider Yabloko’s bill on easing of municipal filter

Press release, 27.11.2017 On 29 November, the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly will consider Yabloko’s bill on the repeal of the municipal filter in gubernatorial elections for candidates nominated by parliamentary parties and parties, which have representation in the regional parliaments.

Vologda branch of Yabloko proposes a referendum on the return of direct mayoral election

Press release, 24.11.2017 The regional council of the Vologda branch of Yabloko founded an initiative group on conducting a referendum in the return if direct mayoral election in the Vologda Region. The request was sent to regional electoral commission on 22 November, 2017.

Yabloko’s Yuri Pavlov elected head of the Gdov district of the Pskov region assumed office

Press Release, 21.11.2017 On 21 November, Yabloko’s Yuri Pavlov elected head of the Gdov district of the Pskov region assumed office. The ceremony was attended by deputies of the district Assembly, heads and deputies of rural settlements of the district, the staff of the district administration, heads of different organisations, and ordinary citizens.

Oleg Vinogradov: “Local self-governing is the foundation of the state”

Press Release, 26.10.2017 One of the most famous politicians in the Yaroslavl region supported Grigory Yavlinsky’s petition for the return of direct elections Oleg Vinogradov, former Deputy Governor of the Yaroslavl region, former Vice-Mayor of Yaroslavl from the team of the oppositional head of the city Yevgeny Urlashov and leader of the Yabloko branch in […]

Yekaterinburg oppositional Mayor Yevgeny Roizman signed Grigory Yalvinsky’s petition for direct elections

Press Release, 06.10.2017 Yekaterinburg oppositional Mayor Yevgeny Roizman signed a petition for the return of direct elections of mayors, members of the Federation Council and the cancellation of the municipal filter in the gubernatorial elections. The petition was initiated by Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko founder and presidential candidate. Direct elections are one of the key issues […]

Grigory Yavlinsky announced collection of signatures for direct elections of mayors, governors and senators – without any filters or restrictions

Press Release, 03.10.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko’s presidential candidate, initiated the collection of signatures for the return of direct elections of mayors, governors and members of the Federation Council – without any restrictions or filters. He launched this initiative on the website. Direct elections are one of the key points of Yavlinsky’s presidential electoral programme.

YABLOKO won the elections in six Russian regions: from Pskov in the North-West to Sakhalin in the Far East

Press Release, 11.09.2017, as of 14:00 In regional and local elections of 10 September YABLOKO’s managed to overcome the five per cent threashold in the Pskov region in the North-West, the Moscow region and the Sakhalin region in the Far East. YABLOKO candidates also won in their constituencies in the elections in the Krasnodar Territory, […]

YABLOKO success in the elections

Press Release, 11.09.2017, as of 4:50 MSK 180 YABLOKO candidates won the municipal elections in Moscow. They will work in 51 Moscow municipalities. In the elections of the Pskov City Duma YABLOKO obtained 8.5 per cent. YABLOKO’s teams also managed to overcome the five per cent threashold in in 19 municipalies in Russia, where elections […]

Yabloko calls for resignation of Chair of Moscow Electoral Commission and claims that numerous violations of the elections take place all over the country

Press release, 10.09.2017 The Yabloko party calls for the resignation of Chair of the Moscow Electoral Commission Valentin Gorbunov for a deliberate dropping of the voters turnout in Moscow. The following statement was made by Yabloko Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov during a briefing at the Yabloko election headquarters.

The working hours of the YABLOKO’s election headquarters on 10 September and the voting by the party leaders

Press Release, 07.09.2017 On a single voting day of 10 September, a hotline will be functioning in YABLOKO’s central office in Moscow. The hotline will receive phone calls on violations. Journalists will be able to receive information about the situation on the polling stations as well as comments from party leaders in YABLOKO’s Press Centre.

Court backs the decision of the territorial electoral commission on withdrawal of Oleg Rodin from city parliament elections

Press release, 21.08.2017 On 18 August, Sovetsky district court upheld the decision of the territorial electoral commission on the withdrawal of Oleg Rodin, deputy Chair of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko, from the elections to the city parliament.

Yabloko’s list of candidates for the Barnaul City Duma registered

Press release, 03.08.2017 On 3 August, the list of candidates of the Altai Territory branch of Yabloko for the Barnaul City Duma elections was registered by the city electoral commission.

Emilia Slabunova visited North Ossetia to support Yabloko’s list of candidates for the regional parliament

Press release, 28.07.2017 On July 26-27, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova visited the Republic of North Ossetia to support Yabloko’s list of candidates for the regional parliament. The party collected 2,782 signatures in order to go through the municipal filter. On 26 July, the activists brought the signatures to the regional electoral commission.

Lev Shlosberg: The ruling party turns elections into a dump

Press release, 25.07.2017 A single ballot day will take place in the Pskov Region on 10 July. The Pskov branch of Yabloko nominated 251 candidates.

Ex-political prisoner Yevgeny Vitishko elected Chair of the Krasnodar Territory branch of Yabloko

Press release, 17.07.2017 On 16 July, a prominent environmental activist and ex-political prisoner Yevgeny Vitishko was elected Chair of the Krasnodar Territory branch of Yabloko. In January 2014 Vitishlo, known for his criticisms of the environmental impact of the Sochi Winter Olympics, was sentenced to a three-year imprisonment by the Krasnodar Regional Court for spray-painting […]

Yabloko to nominate about 900 candidates for Moscow municipal deputies

Press release, 27.06.2017 The Yabloko party is holding meetings with Muscovites and activists who want to participate in the forthcoming municipal elections. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky and Moscow Yabloko Chair Sergei Mitrokhin are present at the meetings. On 29 June, the regional council of the Moscow branch of Yabloko will nominate […]

Yabloko to instruct candidates for deputies how to collect voters’ signatures to get registered in the campaign

Press release, 09.06.2017 On 13 June, Yabloko will hold a webinar instructing candidates for municipal deputies how to collect voters’ signatures in order to be registered as a candidate. The webinar will be organised by Yabloko’s Centre for candidates support. Yuri Zuyev, a member of the territorial electoral commission in the Academichesky district of Moscow, […]