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 'Social Policies'

Nikolai Rybakov on the Russian parliament’s hurried legitimisation of police lawlessness and creation of the basis for further election fraud

Nikolai Rybakov’s FB post, 13.05.2020 Today two resonant bills were submitted to the State Duma: on voting by mail and on the right of policemen to open cars. So, under the auspices of the fight against the epidemic, the authorities take the most vile steps – legitimisation of police lawlessness and creation of the basis […]

The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko demands to re-allocate budget funds from festivals and mass events to the aid to doctors, citizens and businesses

Press Release, 12.05.2020 The Ivanovo regional branch of the Yabloko party appealed to the Governor and deputies of the Ivanovo Regional Duma with a demand to amend the regional budget. Namely, to redistribute more than 21 million roubles allocated to mass events and festivals, in favour of doctors and medical workers, population and the affected […]

The Ryazan branch of Yabloko asks the city administration explain how the money allocated before COVID-19 for recreation of children during summer holidays will be spent

Press Release, 12.05.2020 The Ryazan branch of the Yabloko asked Yelena Sorokina, head of the Ryazan administration, to publicly explain how the money allocated before the COVID-19 epidemic for recreation of children during summer holidays would be spent, as children’s summer activities were banned due to the pandemic. A separate issue was what happened to […]

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko calls on the regional government to recruit medical students to work with patients with COVID-19 exclusively on a voluntary basis

Press Release, 12.05.2020 The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko sent an appeal to the Deputy Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region and the Rector of the Medical University on the inadmissibility to forcibly involve medical students to work with patients with coronavirus.

The Omsk branch of Yabloko calls on the Governor of the region to provide financial support to pensioners during the period of COVID-19 restrictive measures

Press Release, 5.05.2020 The Governor must consider provision of benefits to pensioners, especially for those whose pension is less than the subsistence minimum established in the Omsk region. Such a proposal was sent by the Omsk regional branch of the Yabloko party to Alexander Burkov, Governor of the region.

The Saratov branch of Yabloko calls the Governor and the government of the region to allocate 165 million roubles from the regional budget to the fight against coronavirus

Press Release, 4.05.2020 The Saratov branch of the Yabloko party sent an appeal to the Governor and the government of the Saratov region, as well as to deputies of the regional Duma with a call to redistribute the funds envisaged in the regional budget for 2020 in connection with the spread of the COVID-19 infection. […]

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko to hold the May Day demonstration online

Press Release, 30.04.2020 The Chelyabinsk regional branch of the Yabloko party will hold the First of May demonstration online. Everyone can join the stream which starts this Friday at 12:00. The organiser of the online demonstration is Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the party’s regional branch.

Yabloko’s Boris Vishnevsky urged St.Petersburg authorities not to punish doctors for publicising the problems of the system to combat coronavirus

Press Release, 28.04.2020 Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko and head of the party’s faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, sent an appeal to Oleg Ergashev, Vice Governor of St.Petersburg. Vishnevsky asked Ergashev to take measures to prompt and daily publication of clear and precise statistics on hospitals treating patients with coronavirus, the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky proposed to create Public Commission for control over the use of digital technologies by the state

Press Release, 28.04.2020 Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, proposed to create Public Commission for control over the use of digital technologies by the state. He wrote about this in his article called Digital Danger, published by the Novaya Gazeta newspaper today .  The Public Commission should include IT […]

Anna Cherepanova opposed the Mayor’s decision to cut funding for cultural, educational, physical education and sports institutions

Based on Vashi Novosti, 28.04.2020 On April 27, Sergei Busurin, Mayor of Veliky Novgorod, signed Decree No. 1413 on reducing budget expenditures in Veliky Novgorod. This was announced by Anna Cherepanova, head of the regional branch of the Yabloko party in Novgorod and deputy of the Duma of Veliky Novgorod. According to Cherepanova, “the sequestration […]

You are not alone! Yabloko launched a volunteer network to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic

Press Release, 25.04.2020 The Yabloko party has been creating a volunteer network to overcome the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Party activists and anyone who wants to join them will provide help to fellow citizens throughout Russia.

The Tula branch of Yabloko calls on the Governor to revise part of the budget expenditures in favour of healthcare

Press Release, 24.04.2020 On 23 April, the Regional Council of the Tula branch of Yabloko conducted a video conference and adopted an appeal to Alexei Dyumin, Governor of the Tula region, calling him to initiate a review of part of the regional budget expenditure items allocating 1.4 billion roubles to healthcare. The activists of the […]

Yabloko demanded that the government improve the terms and conditions of state contracts for small and medium-sized businesses

Press Release, 24.04.2020 Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin calling for measures to increase the accessibility of the market for state and municipal procurement for small and medium-sized businesses. “The Yabloko party believes that the state should improve the conditions for small and medium-sized businesses and become their […]

Lev Shlosberg considers the selective state support of small and medium-sized businesses a violation of the Constitution and federal law

Press Release, 23.04.2020 Photo by TASS: Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin Lev Shlosberg, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly from the Yabloko faction and leader of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, sent an appeal to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin asking him to provide aid to all small and medium-sized businesses, regardless of the industry […]

The Ryazan branch of Yabloko: The regional Ministry of Education failed to properly organize distance learning

Press Release, 23.04.2020 Nearly 21 million roubles are allocated in the budget of the Ryazan region for the project Digital Educational Environment in 2020. “At the same time, distance education of children in the context of the coronavirus epidemic in the region was completely failed by the Minister of Education Olga Schetinkina,” say the activists […]

After Yabloko’s release of the video about the Tula Regional Duma spending budget money on expensive cars, regional MPs decided to allocate money to buying ambulances

Press Release, 23.04.2020 The Tula Regional Duma refuses large purchases of expensive cars for the regional parliaments and allocates these 5 million roubles for the purchase of ambulances. Vladimir Dorokhov, Chairman of the Tula Yabloko, noted that this happened exactly 24 hours after Yabloko’s publication of the video about the purchase by the Tula Regional […]

Yabloko proposes a programme of measures to fight domestic violence upsurging during quarantine

Press Release, 23.04.2020 The Yabloko party insists that the government should take immediate measures to prevent the upsurge of domestic violence. Such measures include immediate reaction of the police to reports of violence, provision of a sufficient number of shelters for victims, hotel rooms inclusive, and cancellation of liability for violation of the isolation regime […]

Yabloko Deputy Chairman Boris Vishnevsky organised collection of aid for St. Petersburg doctors

Press Release, 23.04.2020 Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko and leader of the party’s faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, together with members of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko, organised fundraising for the purchase of personal protective equipment for doctors working in St. Petersburg medical institutions.

We demand to adopt measures for reduction of domestic violence

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 23.04.2020 In the context of the coronavirus pandemic and self-isolation, the number of cases of domestic violence against women, children and the elderly has significantly increased, whereas women are the first to become victims. This applies to all countries, emphasised UN Secretary General António Guterres. In Russia, the situation is […]

Yabloko calls on the government to pay 12,000 roubles to students and 50,000 roubles to university professors

Press Release, 22.04.2020 The Yabloko party has proposed to the Russian government a set of measures to support students and university professors in the situation of the coronavirus epidemic: cash payments to students (12,000 roubles) and university professors (50,000 roubles); transfer of students who have lost their jobs to state-financed places; interest-free loans for the […]