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 'History'

Lev Shlosberg: Rehabilitation. Restitution. Lustration.

Blog post by Lev Shlosberg, 21.08.2016 One can not forget August 19, 1991. To be exact: one can not forget this long day of 19-20-21 August, which was not interrupted by sleep. The day began early in the morning of 19 August, when breathing seized up from a voice on the radio, and ended on […]

YABLOKO commemorated the August Coup of 1991

Press release, 19.08.2016 On 9 August, YABLOKO commemorated the August Coup of 1991. YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova, parliamentary candidate Vladimir Ryzhkov, and party Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov laid flowers to the place where Dmitry Komar, Ilya Krychevsky and Vladimir Usov died during an incident in the tunnel of the Garden Ring Road, Moscow, overnight into […]

YABLOKO to commemorate the August Coup of 1991

Press release, 18.08.2016 On August 19, YABLOKO will commemorate the victims of the August Coup of 1991. Party leaders will lay flowers to the place where Dmitry Komar, Ilya Krychevsky and Vladimir Usov died during an incident in the tunnel of the Garden Ring Road, Moscow, overnight into August 21, 1991.

YABLOKO protests against installation of a monument to Ivan the Terrible in Orel

Press release, 19.07.2016 YABLOKO activists participated in a picket against the installation of a monument to Tsar Ivan the Terrible in the city of Orel 350km south of Moscow. Over 60 people took part in the action. Leader of the local party branch Sergei Zaytsev was one of the organizers of the protest action.

1418 Candles per Each Day of War

Press release, 22.06.2016 On the 75th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union the leaders and activists of YABLOKO participated in the 1,418 Candles per Each Day of the War action commemorating the beginning of the Great Patriotic War (the date is commemorated in Russia as the Memory and Grievance Day).

YABLOKO to light 1418 candles to commemorate Second World War victims

Press release, 17.06.2016 YABLOKO will light 1418 candles to commemorate the victims of the Second World War on the eve of Adolf Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union, 21 June.

St.Petersburg YABLOKO to initiate a referendum against naming one of city’s bridges after Chechnya’s first president

Statement by the St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO, 31.05.2016 The decision of the St. Petersburg toponymic commission to name [one of the city’s] bridges after Chechnya’s first President Akhmad Kadyrov, which was obviously made in a rush and under the pressure of the St.Petersburg city administration, indicates that the authorities are not interested in the opinion […]

Andrei Sakharov’s 95 anniversary: to save the country and prevent a catastrophe

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 21.05.2016 I still can not forget one episode. [It was in] 1989. Academician Andrei Sakharov is making a speech from the tribune of congress of People’s Deputies of the USSR. It is broadcast by television. The audience is yelling, stomping feet, Mikhail Gorbachev presiding [over the congress] calls Academician to leave the […]

YABLOKO insists that a museum must be opened in the house where victims of Stalin’s terror were executed

Press release, 11.05.2016 YABLOKO member Alexei Nesterenko has conducted a picket by the house where the victims of Joseph Stalin’s terror were executed. He demanded that the house must be turned into a memorial museum.

In memoriam of those who gave their lives for freedom, independence and the future of Russia

Press release, 09.05.2016 A memorial anti-fascist ceremony took place at the mass grave at Preobrazhenskoye Cemetery in Moscow under YABLOKO’s initiative. Thousands of Muscovites – soldiers and officers who died during the Second World War – were buried there. The activists and leaders of the party laid flowers at the Eternal Flame.

YABLOKO commemorated Second World War victims

Press Release, 06.05.2016 Today the leaders and activists of the YABLOKO party have laid a wreath and flowers to the Eternal Flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin walls. YABLOKO conducts the memorial anti-fascist action annually.

Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO honoured the memory of the fallen in the Soviet-Afghan War

Press release, 15.02.2016 Today, on 15 February, Chair of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO Yuri Pereverzyev participated in a rally dedicated to the 27th anniversary of the Soviet troops withdrawal from Afghanistan. The rally took place in the city of Pervouralsk, the Sverdlosk Region.

Volgograd branch of YABLOKO pays tribute to Stalingrad defenders

Press release, 03.02.2016 On 2 February, the Volgograd branch of YABLOKO laid flowers to the internal flame in memory of the Battle of Stalingrad, 1943, a major battle on the Eastern Front of World War II, when the Soviet troops defeated the Nazi Germany.

YABLOKO commemorated the victims of the siege of Leningrad

Press Release, 27.01.2016 On 27 January, the anniversary of the siege of Leningrad, leaders and activists of the YABLOKO party laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The action was attended by YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova, Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov and members of the Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky and Sergei Mitrokhin.

YABLOKO to commemorate the victims of the siege of Leningrad

Press Release, 25.01.2016 On 27 January, on the anniversary of the siege of Leningrad, leaders and activists of the YABLOKO party will lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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.

Mitrokhin: If democracy doesn’t win, Russia will lose

Press release, 21.08.2015 On August 22, the Russian flag day, a rally in memory to the events of the coup of 1991 took place. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and member of YABLOKO Policial Committee Victor Sheinis participated in the action. The demonstration started from the White House [parliament building] and ended by the monument to […]

YABLOKO commemorated memory of White House defenders

Press release, 21.08.2015 On August 21, YABLOKO activists participated in the memorial action dedicated to the defenders of the White House [parliament building] who had died during the coup of 1991. The action was organized by the participants of the coup: human rights defenders and civil activists.

Sergei Mitrokhin proposed to Russian President to withdraw the names and symbols of terrorists and revolution 1917 figures from the Russian cities toponymy

Press Release, 23.07.2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin sent an address to Russian President Vladimir Putin proposing to adopt complex measures for furter de-Bolshevisation of public areas and toponimic names of streets and cities in Russia.

YABLOKO lit up 1,418 candles in memory of the Second World War

Press Release, 22.06.2015 YABLOKO’s leaders, party activists and Moscow citizens took part in a memorial action “1,418 candles per every day of the war” commemorating the victims of the Second World War. The action was held in Moscow in the night from June 21 to June 22 (the day the USSR was attacked by Hitler’s […]