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 Assembly'

The rectitude of the protest

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 06.09.2019 Yesterday, Konstantin Kotov, 34-year-old programmer, was sentenced to four years of imprisonment. At the absence of corpus delicti. He was sentenced for publicly protesting against the actions of the authorities.

The Investigative Committee: Yabloko’s Valery Kostenok is innocent. He may be released today

Press Release, 3.09.2019 Photo: Karina Gradusova / Yabloko Press Service The Investigative Committee has stopped the criminal prosecution of Yabloko activist Valery Kostenok and four other defendants accused of participation in the “riots” in Moscow on 27 July. As follows from the message on the website of the Investigative Committee, “the decision was made by […]

Leaders of the Nizhny Novgorod Yabloko vouched for Vladislav Barabanov

Press Release, 27.08.2019 Photo: Vladislav Barabanov, photo by Vlad Dokshin, Novaya Gazeta The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko collects personal guarantees to change the measure of restraint to Vladislav Barabanov charged under the “Moscow riots” case.

The Tatarstan branch of Yabloko held an action under the slogan “I Want Changes”

Based on Idel.Realii publication, 15.08.2019 Photo: Ruslan Zinatullin On 15 August, activists of the Tatarstan branch of the Yabloko party held an action “I Want Changes” in the centrer of Kazan. Yabloko members and supporters conducted a series of one-person pickets that do not require a permission from the authorities. The action was timed to the […]

Yabloko’s Boris Vishnevsky prepared a bill on “deanonymisation” of law enforcement officers

Press release, 16.08.2019 After violent beatings of peaceful protesters in Moscow by masked police officers, Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, proposed to “deanonimise” law enforcement officers by placing their individual numbers on uniforms and helmets of police and the Russian Guard officers during public events that […]

The Moscow City Court will consider the appeal against the arrest of Valery Kostenok on 21 August

Press Release, 15.08.2019 The Moscow City Court will consider an appeal against the preventive measure for Valery Kostenok, activist of the Yabloko party, on Wednesday, 21 August, at 12:30. The hearing will take place in the room No. 225.

Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky stood surety in court for Kostantin Kotov accused of “repeated violations of the order of holding mass events”

Press Release, 14.08.2019 Photo: Konstantin Kotov Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Yabloko Party’s Federal Political Committee, came to the Presnensky District Court of Moscow to personally vouch for the civil activist Konstantin Kotov, who is accused of “repeated violations of the order of  holding public events” under Article 212.1 of the Criminal Code envisaging up […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “I have not seen any “mass-scale riots” in the streets of Moscow”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s blog post, 9.08.2019 Twelve people have already been arrested on the so-called “mass-scale riots case”. They want to ruin the lives of these young people for general intimidation. I was at all the rallies and processions of recent weeks, including 27 July. I did not see any “mass-scale riots” in the streets of […]

Yabloko asks Public Prosecutor General and Commissioners for Human Rights of Russia and Moscow to check the lawfulness of opening of criminal cases on Moscow protests

Press Release, 14.08.2019 Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko party, asked Public Prosecutor General to check the lawfulness of the criminal case on the mass riots and the use of violence against representatives of the authorities after the protests in Moscow, as well as the lawfulness of the detention of the persons involved in the […]

Yabloko’s Valery Kostenok is a defendant in a trumped-up case of “mass riots”

Press Release, 14.08.2019 Photo: Karina Gradusova / Yabloko Press Service 20-year-old Valery Kostenok is a third-year student at Kosygin’s Russian State University, Faculty of Standardization and Metrology. He came to Yablopko in 2017. Valery participated in municipal elections, worked in the presidential campaign of Grigory Yavlinsky in 2018, and was a volunteer in the election […]

Yabloko’s Valery Kostenok enjailed for two months

Press Release, 12.08.2019 The Moscow Basmanny Court sent Valery Kostenok to a pre-trial detention centre for two months, despite the fact that the public prosecutor’s office requested that he is placed under home arrest. Yabloko activist became the 14th defendant in the “mass riots” case in Moscow on July 27.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Without Violence and Deceit

Statement, 2.08.2019 The situation has been escalating on the threashold of possible protest actions in Moscow. The authorities are intimidating people: dozens of criminal cases return us to the period of reprisals after Bolotnaya Square [rallies in Moscow]. On the other hand, those calling on young people to take to the streets and relying on […]

Six activists of electoral headquarters of Yevgeny Bunimovich were detained during a street campaign

Press Release, 2,08.2019 Today, at 18:10, police detained three campaigners from the team of Yevgeny Bunimovich, registered Yabloko candidate for elections to the Moscow City Duma. The campaigners were detained near the Vodny Stadion metro station when they were handing out leaflets calling to vote for Bunimovich in the  constituency No. 6 (Golovinsky, Khovrino and […]

Yevgeny Bunimovich, Ombudsman for Children’s Rights in Moscow, demanded to check lawfulness of detention of minors at the protest action of 27 July

Press Release, 30.07.2019 Photo: Yevgeny Bunimovich, Grigory Yavlinsky and Valery Borschyov Yevgeny Bunimovich, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Moscow and registered candidate for the election to the Moscow City Duma from the Yabloko party, appealed to Oleg Baranov, head of the State Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow, and Oleg Manakov, acting […]

More than 10,000 people signed a petition demanding an immediate convening of an emergency meeting of the Moscow City Duma after the dispersal of the Saturday protest action

Press Release, 29.07.2019 On Saturday 27 June, after the mass arrest of participants of the action in support of unregistered candidates for the elections to the Moscow City Duma, Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, published a petition on the platform.

Putin’s system humiliates people, but no one is going to accept it

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 28.07.2019 Yesterday they beat and detained Russian citizens in Moscow, those who dared to defend their rights, speak out against humiliation and disrespect, express their outrage and protest against the perversion of the meaning of the elections in a peaceful and completely civil manner.

St. Petersburg Yabloko to rally against arbitrariness in the elections

Press Release, 23.07.2019 The St. Petersburg regional branch of the Yabloko party will take part in a rally against arbitrariness in the elections, which will be held in Lenin Square by the Finlandskiy Railway Station on 24 July at 19:00. Representatives of about 30 political parties, public movements and organisations of St. Petersburg  plan to […]

The Ingush branch of Yabloko to participate in the municipal elections

Press Release, 23.07.2019 The conference of the Ingush regional branch of the Yabloko party nominated a list of candidates for deputies of the Karabulak City Council. On July 22, the Territorial Electoral Commission of the city of Karabulak certified the list of candidates for deputies of the City Council nominated by Yabloko.

Ombudsman for Children’s Rights Yevgeny Bunimovich demanded that the Public Prosecutor’s Office check the actions of the security forces during the rally in support of jailed journalist on 12 June

Press release, 14.06.2019 Yevgeny Bunimovich, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Moscow and member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko Party, appealed to the Chief Public Prosecutor of Moscow in connection with detention of minors during a demonstration against the arbitrariness of the law enforcement held in Moscow on 12 June, the Russia Day.

Public dialogue is the way to a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Ingushetia

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 14.06.2019 In August 2018, protests began in the Republic of Ingushetia against the transfer of part of the territory of the region under control of the authorities of the Chechen Republic. A corresponding, and in fact, backstage agreement was signed by the heads of the two regions on 26 September, […]