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 'Regional policies and Local Self-Governing'

Yabloko to introduce a bill on the return of direct elections of the Mayor of Chelyabinsk to the regional Legislative Assembly

Press Release, 9.10.2019 The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko has prepared a bill on the return of direct elections of the Mayor of Chelyabinsk, the capital of the region. The regional branch plans to introduce its legislative initiative in the regional Legislative Assembly through Yelena Vakhtina, head of the Yabloko faction in the Council of Deputies […]

Emilia Slabunova: The residents of Novgorod will be proud of deputies from Yabloko

The politician visits Novgorod to support party candidates Press Release, 4.09.2019 Photo: Maxim Petrov, Emilia Slabunova and Anna Cherepanova Yabloko Chairperson Emilia Slabunova is on visit in Novgorod, north-west Russia, to support 76 party candidates in elections at different levels that are taking place in the region.

The first court hearings on the lawsuit of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko to the City Duma on challenging decisions replacing the mayoral election took place.

Press Release, 22.03.2019 The first hearings on the lawsuit of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko to the City Duma were held in the Chelyabinsk Regional Court. The regional branch of the party asks the court to invalidate the decisions of the City Duma approving the regulations on the procedure for holding a competition to select […]

Liquidation of local self-government in cities and rural settlements is unconstitutional

Yabloko party statement, 14.03.2019 On 14 March, the State Duma plans to examine draft federal law No 631751-7 “On Amendments to the Federal Law “On General Principles of Organisation of Local Self-Government in the Russian Federation”(in the Part of Improving the Issues of Territorial Organisation of Local Self-Government)”. Adoption of this draft law will become […]

Lev Shlosberg on liquidation of district newspapers in the Pskov region: this is neither legal nor rational

Press Release, 1.02.2019 Lev Shlosberg, MP from the Yabloko faction in the Pskov Regional Assembly and head of the Yabloko branch in the Pskov region, devoted his speech before the 28th session of the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies to the liquidation of the district newspapers of the Pskov region and attempts to stop this […]

The Moscow City Duma refused to give more power to Muscovites

Press Release, 27.12.2018 The Moscow City Duma rejected the bill of independent municipal deputies, expanding the powers of municipal councils. The authors of the bill proposed to give the Councils of Deputies of Moscow the right to approve the appointment and dismissal of heads of councils in municipal districts.

Moscow municipal deputies can get the right to approve appointment and dismiss heads of districts administrations, heads of out-patient clinics and school principals

Press Release, 19.12.2018 Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova appealed to the Moscow parliament (the Moscow City Duma) urging deputies to support a bill that would allow municipal deputies to approve appointment of heads of districts administrations, heads of out-patient clinics and schools and kindergartens principals, heads of the state budgetary institution providing utility services to citizens […]

Public Prosecutor’s Office tries to deprive municipal deputies of their assistants via court

Press Release, 18.07.2018 On 19 July, Zamoskvoretsky District Court of Moscow will consider at a preliminary hearing the claim of the Public Prosecutor’s Office to the Council of Municipal Deputies of Yakimanka District, Moscow. The Public Prosecutor’s Office is trying to deprive the municipal deputies of the right to have assistants on a voluntary basis.

The third attack on the house of Svetlana Vasilkova, Yabloko’s deputy of the Pustoshkinsky District Assembly, the Pskov region

Press Release, 23.04.2018 Svetlana Vasilkova, Yabloko’s deputy of the Pustoshkinsky District Assembly in the Pskov region, was attacked for the third time. This happened on the threathold of the report of the dstrict head before the deputies. Unidentified persons smashed two bricks through the bedroom window of Svetlana Vasilkova’s private house in the Pustoshka town […]

Emilia Slabunova in Fryazino, the Moscow region: To save the library, you need to change the power

Residents of the city protest against closure of the city library Press Release, 13.03.2018 On 13 March, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova visited the city of Fryazino, the Moscow region, at the invitation of the director of the central city library.  Slabunova met with residents protesting against the eviction of the central city library from the […]

Yabloko’s Dmitry Kushpita is listed among the “100 Most Influential People of the Vladimir Region of 2017”

Vladimirskiye Novosti, 09.01.2017 The news web-site of the city of Vladimir – Vladimirskiye Novosti (Vladimir News) – included Dmitry Kushpita, Chairman of the Vladimir branch of the Yabloko party, into the list of “100 Most Influential People of the Vladimir Region of 2017”. Kushpita is ranked 46th out of total 100 people.

Galina Shirshina gives a lecture at an urban development forum in Omsk

On 23-26 March, Galina Shirshina, Yabloko Chair adviser, made a working visit to Omsk Video, 28.03.2017 Adviser to Yabloko Chairperson Galina Shirshina gave a lecture on local self government at an urban development forum in Omsk. She spoke about the history of local self government, its role and significance, characterised the current situation with local […]

All-Russia Forum of YABLOKO’s deputies took place in Moscow

Press release, 17.12.206 On Saturday, December 17, the All-Russia forum of YABLOKO’s deputies took place in Moscow. Deputies of regional parliaments and municipal deputies from the YABLOKO party shared their experience and discussed the plan of legislative work, local self-government problems and other issues. YABLOKO leaders and guest experts joined the discussion as well.

ALDE-CoR 2016 LeaDeR award winner Galina Shirshina

Regional Council of Moscow region branch of YABLOKO summed up 2015 work results

Press release, 30.11.2015 On November 29, the enlarged session of the Regional Council of the Moscow region branch of YABLOKO took place.

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 […]

Sergei Mitrokhin had a working visit to North Ossetia and Ingushetia

Press Release, 14.04.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin had a working visit to North Ossetia and Ingushetia on April 11-13. He laid a wreath at the monument to 2004 Beslan victims, had a meeting with the activists and participated in the conference where the new chair of the Ingushetia branch of YABLOKO was elected.

Sergei Mitrokhin: amendments to the law on local self-government would benefit only the ruling United Russia party

Press Release, 15.04.2014 Today YABLOKO activists held a series of one-person picketing (which does not require a special permit from the Moscow authorities) against the amendments to the law “On the General Principles of Local Self-Government” by the State Duma. The activists held a poster “MPs, leave local self-government alone!” YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin also […]

YABLOKO conducted picket against cancellation of suburban commuter trains

Press Release, April 11, 2014 YABLOKO’s activists conducted a picket against the reduction of suburban commuter trains earlier today. Secretary of YABLOKO’s Political Committee Galina Mikhaleva participated in the action.

The planned reform of local self-governance disguises its destruction

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 10.04.2014 Draft Federal Law № 469827-6 “On Amending the Federal Law “On General Principles of Local Self-Government in the Russian Federation” has been submitted to the State Duma. The draft law was developed by the working group of the All-Russia Local-Self-Governance Council and the Congress of Municipalities in implementation of […]