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 'YABLOKO Against the Parties of Power'

Grigory Yavlinsky on dismissal of Petrozavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina

Blog post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 25.12.2015 Dismissal of Galina Shirshina from the post of Petrozavodsk Mayor represents a political revenge on behalf of Governor of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen. Galina Shirshina was elected Petrozavodsk Mayor by people. The authorities always resort to arbitrary rule and force when they fail to win elections honestly.

Emilia Slabunova considers dismissal of Petrozavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina be a political order from Governor Khudilainen

Press Release, 25.12.2015 Emilia Slabunova, YABLOKO Chairperson and MP of the Karelian Legislative Assembly, considers dismissal of Galina Shirshina, Petrozavodsk Mayor, be a political order of Governor Alexander Khudilainen.

Lev Shlosberg elected Politician of the Year by the readers of the popular Vedomosti newspaper

Press release, 25.12.2015 Lev Shlosberg, YABLOKO Political Committee member, journalist and ex MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly, has been elected Politician of the Year by the readers of the popular Vedomosti newspaper.

On the inadmissibility of the use of law enforcement resource in political struggle in Karelia

Resolution of the 18th YABLOKO Congress, 24.12.2015 The Congress states that pressure from the administrative and the law enforcement bodies of the Republic of Karelia on the leaders and members of the Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO has been steadily increasing.

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 […]

Deputies of Karelia Legislative Assembly demand that cancellation of Petrozavodsk mayoral elections must be acknowledged unconstitutional

Press release, 14.10.2015 A group of deputies of the Karelia Legislative Assembly appealed to the Constituional Court demanding to aknowledge that the law on cancelling mayoral elections in Petrozavodsk, capital of the Republic, and the Kostomushka city is unconstitutional.

YABLOKO demands that Communist Party explain the use of quotation marks when mentioning political repressions victims

Press release, 09.10.2015 Chair of the Penza branch of YABLOKO Sergei Oleynik demanded that the head of the Communist Party regional branch Georgy Kamnev should apologise for mentioning the political repressions victims where the word “victims” was intentionally put into quotation marks.

Evgenia Sukhorukova, Karelian YABLOKO team member, faces imprisonment

Press Release, 29.09.2015 Evgenia Sukhorukova is Vice Mayor of Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Republic of Karelia, and member of the Karelian YABLOKO team.

Yavlinsky on Shlosberg’s case: “Political violence will sooner or later lead to total violence”

Statement by Grigory Yavlinsky, 25.09.2015 The deprivation of Lev Shlosberg’s deputy status in the Pskov Regional Assembly on the invented and by far politically motivated grounds is the political mopping up with the person who has been fighting for the prosperity of his region, for the honour and dignity of the Russian military men both […]

Mitrokhin demands to investigate land plots fraud on behalf of Communist party candidates

Press release, 09.09.2015 YABLOKO Chairman Sergei Mitrokhin forwarded an application to Head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bustrikin demanding to investigate the involvement of the Communist party candidates in the land plots fraud in the Novosibirsk region.

YABLOKO intends to hold a mass protest action against the expansion of the powers of the law enforcement

Ekho Moskvi radio station, 24.07.2015 In September YABLOKO intends to hold a mass protest action against the legislative initiatives to expand the powers of the law enforcement. Such a statement was made by party leader Sergei Mitrokhin at the Ekho Moskvi radio station.

Public Prosecutor demanded to remove a bust monument to Joseph Stalin in Lipetsk

Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 28.07.2015 Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Soviet district of Lipetsk demanded to dismantle a sculpture bust of Joseph Stalin installed in Kuznechnaya street [in Lipetsk] issuing a note of admonition to Anna Shamayeva, Deputy City Mayor. The Prosecutor’s Office pointed out that the sculpture bust was installed unlawfully, thus, had to be removed.

Public Prosecutor issued a note of admonition to Deputy Mayor of Lipetsk for installing a bust monument to Joseph Stalin

Press Release, 27.07.2015 The Prosecutor’s Office of the Soviet district of Lipetsk issued a note of admonition to Anna Shamayeva, Deputy City Mayor, pointing out the inadmissibility of violation of the law, as the bust sculpture to Joseph Stalin unlawfully installed by the Communist Party had not been removed. This was stated in the answer […]

Opposition collected 10 thousand signatures for resignation of Governor of Karelia

Press release, 24.06.2015 YABLOKO MP in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia Emilia Slabunova brought ten thousand signatures for resignation of Governor of Karelia Alexander Khudilaynen to Presidental Administraion. The opposition accuse the governor of politically motivated persecution of his opponents and bad economic situation, that is why in April they founded a public committee demanding […]

Petrozavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina may be removed from office on June 3, Valentina Karelova, 02.06.2015 Mayor of Petrozavodsk [the capital of the Republic of Karelia] Galina Shirshina doesn’t rule out that during the session of the City Council, which will take place on 3 June, deputies can go beyond giving low estimation to her work. Nevertheless, she is not going to rest on oars and is […]

Law and order must be restored in Krasnokamsk

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 28.04.2015 In the night from 25 to 26 April a crime was committed in Krasnokamsk: unidentified persons burned two KAMAZ garbage trucks belonging to the Uralkomp company headed by Olga Kolokolova, leader of the Perm branch of YABLKO, YABLOKO Bureau member.

Immediate release of the Yabloko activists

Vihreät De Gröna, 10.04.2015 Green Member of the European Parliament Heidi Hautala and Green Member of the Finnish Parliament Johanna Sumuvuori call for an immediate release of the two political detainees Olga Zaletskaya and Alexandra Kornilova in the Republic of Karelia.

Court in Karelia transfers Kornilova and Zaletskaya to house arrest

The ALDE party, 07/04/2015 Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of ALDE member party YABLOKO, welcomed the news that Alexandra Kornilova and Olga Zaletskaya have been transferred from custody to house arrest but vowed “We will continue to seek their final release and closing of the case”. European Liberal Democrats have also expressed their concerns over the case.

YABLOKO to conduct a rally for resignation of Karelian Governor

Announcement, 07.04.2015 On April 7 YABLOKO Bureau member Dmitry Rybakov will conduct a rally in Petrozavodsk demanding the resignation of the Karelian Governor Alexandr Khudilainen.

Supreme court of Karelia transferred Olga Zaletskaya and Alexandra Korlnilova to house arrest

Press release, 06.04.2015 Today the Supreme court of the Republic of Karelia varied the restraint measure of Olga Zaletskaya and Alexandra Kornilova from pretrial detention to house arrest. The court attached to the case the signatures of 230 citizens and voters, 1922 signatures collected on the Internet as well as the bails by academician Vyacheslav […]