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 'Freedom of Assembly'

YABLOKO Youth in Stavropol conducted picketing against head of Chechnya

Press release, 26.01.2016 Today, on 26 January, the Stavropol branch of YABLOKO Youth conducted a one-person picket demanding to dismiss head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. Kirill Bobro and Ivan Tansky participated in the action.

Sergei Mitrokhin: such persons as [head of Chechnya] Karyrov are in great demand with the regime today

Press Release, 26.01.2016 Today, approximately at 12:00, Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee, and two YABLOKO activists Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko and Stanislav Belyansky were detained by the President’s Administration during the action for the resignation of head of Administration of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov.

Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO supported the action for dismissal of Ramzan Kadyrov

Press release, 26.01.2016 On 26 January, the activists of the Novosibirsk branch of YABLOKO conducted picketing for dismissal of head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. Similar actions took place in Moscow and Stavropol.

Video of detention of Sergei Mitrokhin and YABLOKO activists at the picket for dismissal of head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov by the Presidential Administration.

Sergei Mitrokhin detained by the Presidential Administration

Press Release, 26.01.2016 UPD. 14:50. Sergei Mitrokhin released. Antonov-Ovseyenko and Belyansky still remain in the police. Mitrokhin accused of violation of the order of organisation of public actions (article 20.2 of the Administrative Violation Code of Russia). UPD. 14:40. The lawyer is not allowed to enter the police department. UPD. 12:40. Journalists are not allowed […]

Sergei Mitrokhin sentenced to a fine for a picket in defence of the Russian Constitution

Press Release, 29.12.2015 Today, Tverskoi Distict Court, Moscow, sentenced Sergei Mitrokhin to a RUR 1,000 fine for a picket in defence of the Russian Constitution. Sergei Mitrokhin was detained at an action in defence of the Constitution on 12 December, the Russian Constituion Day.

Trial over Mitrokhin postponed until 29 December

Press release, 18.12.2015 Today, December 18, the Tverskoy District Court postponed the trial over Sergei Mitrokhin on his detention at an action in defence of the Russian Constitution. This way the court satisfied the motion of lawyer Boris Mamatov.

A trial over Sergei Mitrokhin to take place on 18 December

Press Release, 16.12.2015 A trial on Sergei Mitrokhin case will be held on 18 December at 10:00. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin was detained on 12 December at an action in defence of the Russian Constitution.

ALDE Party President: “We call upon the authorities to immediately release the activists”

ALDE, 13.12.2015 The ALDE Party regrets to learn that for the second time in a matter of weeks, Sergei Mitrokhin the leader of YABLOKO, ALDE Party Member in Russia, has been arrested by authorities while participating in peaceful public events.

The cases of two of the five defenders of the Constitution were returned by the judges to the police for revision

Press Release, 14.12.2015 At present two cases (that of Grigory Semyonov, Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO and Moscow municipal deputy, and party activist Stanislav Beliansky) have been sent by the judges to the police for revision. Such decisions were adopted by the judges of the Tverskoy District Court, Moscow.

Trials over five defenders of the Constitution to take place in the Tverskoy Court, Moscow, today

Press Release, 14.12.2015 Trials over five defenders of the Constitution will take place in the Tverskoy Court, Moscow, today. All the five were detained at the action in defence of the Russian Constitution in Pushkin Square, Moscow, on Saturday (the Russian Constitution Day).

Two YABLOKO’s defenders of the Constitution are still under arrest in the police department

Press Release, 13.12.2015 Two activists of the YABLOKO party detained yesterday in Pushkin Square during the action in defense of the Constitution, remain in the Meshchansky police department. Police arrested them for 48 hours before the trial, which will be held tomorrow, on 14 December. The camera does not have any mattresses to sleep on.

Liberal International on the arrest of Sergei Mitrokhin and other activists

12.12.2015 LI Vice President on the Bureau Robert Woodthorpe Browne MBE strongly condemned the news that the Russian authorities yet again arrested Sergey Mitrokhin, leader of Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko, alongside 11 party collegues, while peacefully commemorating Russian Constitution day.

Sergei Mitrokhin will not be realesed until court session on Monday

12.12.2015 Sergei Mitrokhin and five other activists will be kept in the police cells until Monday like criminals due to their participation in one-person pickets in defence of the Russian Constitution. Then will be transported to court, the judge will make a decision on the punishment.

Police does not allow Mitrokhin’s lawyer to see the arrested

Press release, 12.12.2015 UPD. 15:00. Lawyer Sergei Susymov was allowed to see Sergei Mitrokhin 14:30. Police Officer in the police Department Tverskoye uses different pretext so that not to let Alexei Susyumov, Sergei Mitrokhin’s lawyer, to see the arrested. The police officer said that there was no Mitrokhin among the arrested. 14:00.  Police does not allow […]

Sergei Mitrokhin arrested during picketing for civil rights proclaimed by Russian Constitution

Press release, 12.12.2015 Today, on 12 December, the day of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin has been arrested by police at the action in defence of the Russian Constitution in Pushkin Square. Police also arrested YABLOKO’s Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko, Grigory Semyonov, Igor Bakirov and other YABLOKO and civil activists – 12 […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: Respect the Constitution! 1965 – 2015

Blog post by Sergei Mitrokhin, 10.12.2015 These days we are celebrating a glorious albeit partially tragic jubilee. Act of Bravery. 1965 On the 5th of December it turned exactly 50 years since the day when a large group of human rights defenders came out to Pushkin Square in order to protect the fundamental law of […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: the slogan “Respect Our Constitution” is as urgent today as 50 years ago

Press Release, 09.12.2015 On 12 December, the day of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, YABLOKO will hold pickets in Pushkin Square in defense of the country’s fundamental law. The Soviet dissidents held their first rally in defense of the Constitution in this square in December 1965. YABLOKO party leader Sergei Mitrokhin will take part […]

Free Ildar Dadin!

Statement by the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Youth, 08.12.2015 On December 7, a precedent was set within the Russian legal system – the court passed the sentence against civil activist Ilgar Dadin for participating in four pickets, three of them were one-person pickets [according to the law, one-person picketing do not need authorisation]. On the […]

The authorities do not allow YABLOKO to celebrate the Constitution Day on Pushkin Square

Press Release, 08.12.2015 The Moscow authorities denied the YABLOKO the permission to conduct a picket to mark the Constitution Day (the 12th of December) in Pushkin Square in the centre of Moscow.