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 'YABLOKO and the International Liberal Family'

HRC Chair Loening calls on Putin not to decriminalize domestic violence

Liberal International, 02.02.2017 Chair of LI Human Rights Committee and LI Vice-President on the Bureau Markus Loening has spoken out over news that Russia’s Federal Council (the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament) has passed a bill decriminalizing domestic violence, calling on President Vladimir Putin not to sign the bill into legislation.

Russia is the latest country to announce resignation from ICC

Liberal Internetional, 18.11.2016 Russia has become the latest country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the past month, with an announcement coming just weeks after an exodus of African nations including Burundi, Gambia and South Africa, and amid speculation that other nations are considering following suit.

YABLOKO rejects electoral results following allegations of fraud

Liberal International, 29.09.2016 Violent acts, intimidation, and fraud have led the Russian United Democratic Party (YABLOKO – LI full member) to reject the 18 September State Duma election results across Russia amid demands that the government and authorities cease intimidating liberal activists and party supporters.

Head of Moscow Helsinki Group Becomes Yabloko Election Representative

Liberal International, 02.09.2016  The Head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, has become Yabloko’s election representative at the elections to the State Duma (Yabloko, LI full-member).

Girgory Yavlinsky launches YABLOKO platform ahead of elections

Liberal International, 11.08.2016 With the support of party leaders and candidates ahead of the upcoming elections in Russia, Russian United Democratic Party (YABLOKO – LI full-member) founder and candidate, Grigory Yavlinsky, has presented a new YABLOKO platform and introduced his colleagues running for office in September.

Russian liberals present a coalition for democracy ahead of elections

LI, 07.07.2016 Launching their electoral programme ahead of national elections in Russia on 18 September 2016, the Russian United Democratic Party (YABLOKO – LI full-member) held their 19th Congress from 1-3 July, where they presented a viable, liberal alternative to Vladimir Putin’s authoritarianism brand of politics.

YABLOKO representatives held meetings with German liberals

Press release, 22.06.2016 YABLOKO’s Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov, Moscow Yabloko Youth leaders Nikolai Kavkazsky and Maria Yefimova held meetings with Board members of Junge Liberale (the FDP youth wing) Konstantin Kuhle, Katharina Schreiner, Florian Philipp Ott, Phil Hackemann, Florian Zeimi and Franziska Brandmann on June 18 and 20.

“YABLOKO is the only real opposition party” to Putin, says Russia liberal leader Slabunova

Liberal International, 03.06.2016 Amid what she has described as a “crisis” in Russia, leader of the Russian Liberals, Yabloko (LI full member), Emilia Slabunova, has set out the challenges facing liberals and democrats ahead of parliamentary elections in Russia in September 2016, speaking to national broadcaster Radio KP.

Yavlinsky: Russia needs an alternative political course

Liberal International, 05.05.2016 In an interview with The Essence of the Events, Grigory Yavlinsky, the co-founder of the Russian liberal party YABLOKO (LI full member) has set out his plans to run for the presidential race in 2018.

Galina Shirshina awarded a prize for city governing

Ex Mayor of Petrozavodsk awarded a prize by European politicians // Kommersant, by Taisia Bekbulatova, 25.04.2016 Ex Mayor of Petroavodsk [capital of Karelia] Galina Shirshina received a prize today within the LeaDeR Awards conducted annually in Brussels. The prize is awarded to politicians in several nominations for outstanding work in the field of governing on […]

Ex Mayor of Petrozavodsk Shirshina obtains a Special Award of European Liberals and Democrats

Novaya Gazeta, 25.04.2016 By Olga Bobrova Ex Mayor of Petrozavodsk, dismissed by the decision of [Petrozavodsk] municipal deputies, was awarded a Special Prize of the President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe – ALDE LeaDer Award – for individual achievement in strengthening the liberal values.

Condolences on the death of Guido Westerwelle

Blog post by Alexander Gnezdilov, Deputy Chair of YABLOKO, 18.03.2016 I express my deepest condolences to the the relatives and near of kin of Guido Westerwelle (1961 – 2016), a vivid and courageous politician and person, the most successful leader of the German liberals.

Special video message from liberals around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Liberal International, 08.03.2016 Gender equality and the empowerment of women affects all of us and is an issue Liberal International and our member parties have long since championed. Join liberals from Latin America to Asia in stepping up for International Women’s Day 2016 and share this message. See YABLOKO Chairperson Emilia Slabuniva min 0:48 Head […]

Yabloko nominates Yavlinsky for Russia’s 2018 Presidential Elections

Liberal International, 01.03.2016 The Congress of the Russian Democratic Party “Yabloko”, LI Full Member, officially nominated its founding president Grigory Yavlinsky for the Russian presidential elections in 2018. Addressing the Congress, the laureate of the 2004 LI Prize for Freedom, called for development of a “positive programme” for Russia, adding that “calls to fight everyone, […]

Yabloko first Russian party with a female leader – Emilia Slabunova

Liberal International, 14.01.2016 XVIII Congress of the LI full member from Russia “Yabloko” elected Emilia Slabunova, member of the regional parliament of the Republic of Karelia, as the new party President. With this groundbreaking development Mrs Slabunova stands as the first female leader of a Russian political party and for the first time in the […]

Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina nominated for prestigious European Award

Gubernia Daily, 22.12.2015 A popular Finish party, the Swedish People’s Party of Finland (SFP), together with its Women’s Association Svenska Kvinnoförbundet announced their nomination of Ms. Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, for the prestigious European award – The LeaDeR Award. They named Shirshina one the key liberal players on regional and local level. The […]

SFP nominates Ms Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, for European Prize

SFP, 21.12.2015 The Swedish People’s Party of Finland (SFP), and together with it’s Women’s Association Svenska Kvinnoförbundet have the pleasure to announce the nomination of Ms. Galina Shirshina, Mayor of Petrozavodsk, Karelia, the region neighboring Finland, for the ALDE Group in the EU Committee of the Regions award – The LeaDeR Awards – for key […]

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 made a speech on Russia’s foreign policy in the Danish Parliament

Press Release, 29.11.2015 On 27 November, YABOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin participated in the conference “Russia’s Role in the World Community: Towards Mutual Trust or Distrust?” which was held at Christiansborg, the Danish parliament, the Folketing. Mitrokhin also made met with the students of the University of Southern Denmark in Odense within the framework of the […]