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




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 'Russia-Ukraine relations'

Memorandum of Political Alternative

Herewith support the key programme principles of the Coalition of the Political Alternative

YABLOKO candidates for the forthcoming regional elections to sign a political memorandum

Press release, 10.06.2015 Yesterday YABLOKO Bureau approved the text of the Memorandum which each candidate intending to run from YABLOKO at the forthcoming regional elections in September has to sign. The Memorandum of the Political Alternative contains the following ten key points:

Entry ban to the RF for an MP of Bundestag is a proof of Russia’s inappropriate foreign policies

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 26.05.2015 The YABLOKO party expresses protest against the refusal of entry to the Russian Federation to Karl-Georg Wellmann, MP of the German Bundestag deputy from the Christian Democratic Union (SDU).

Grigory Yavlinsky: Russia’s governments have been illegitimate since 1917, 21.03.2015, Interview by Valentina Karyelova For the past three months, the volume of industrial production in St. Petersburg dropped by 9.3 per cent, and the reduction in a number of important industries amounted to 27-29 per cent, wage arrears grew by 19 times, construction of apartments fell by 13 per cent – this is the […]

Youth Yabloko activists demanded to release Nadezhda Savchenko

Press release, 06.03.2015 Activists of Moscow Youth Yabloko conducted a series of one-person picketing in support of Nadezhda Savchenko outside the Investigative Committee. Nadezhda Savchenko is the Ukrainian helicopter pilot, deputy of Verkhovna Rada and PACE delegate who is being kept in Moscow pre-detention centre on suspicion of having abetted the killings of two Russian […]

YABLOKO to conduct an anti-war action in the centre of Moscow on March 1

Press release, 26.02.2015 On March 1 YABLOKO will conduct an antiwar action under the slogan “No war with Ukraine” at Tverskaya Street, Moscow.

‘Imperial neo-Bolshevism’ in Kremlin, say Russian Liberals

Liberal International, 19.02.2015 Ahead of opposition rallies organised by Russia’s liberals, Yabloko, to protest President Putin’s meddling in Ukraine, party’s Political Committee has charged Russia’s present regime with “national-imperial neo-Bolshevism.” 

YABLOKO to form its column at the coming opposition anti-war march

Press release, 19.02.2014 On March 1st, the YABLOKO party will form its own column at the opposition march, its slogan will be “No war with Ukraine”. YABLOKO will also conduct anti-war actions in a number of Russia’s cities: St.Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Barnaul, Voronezh, Kazan. In St. Petersburg the authorities refused to authorize any of the […]

St.Petersburg opposition agreed to conduct a consolidated march under the slogan “No war! No crisis!”

Press release, 16.02.2015 On Monday, February 16, the representatives of the organising committee of the march and rally on March 1 will bring a notification on the conduction of a protest action under the slogan “No war! No crisis!”to the St.Petersburg city administration. The slogan was supported by the St. Petersburg branch of YABLOKO.

Grigory YAVLINSKY: Economy cannot survive these political decisions

Novaya Gazeta, 09.02.2015 The anti-European movement, to the historically reverse side will not lead to the crisis but to crash Anna Artemjeva / Novaya Gazeta The position of Yabloko Party and its leader Grigory YAVLINSKY was always uncompromisingly pacifist. But today the matter of how to treat the war has crossed the line of just […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: Picketing at Lubyanka Square was worth it

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog, 04.02.2015 Picketing for freedom of Svetlana Davydova began at 14.00 outside the main office of the Federal Security Service at Lubyanka Square. It started a little nervously. A capacious police van, PAZ brand, was parked next to the office. Just as the participants of the action came out of the underground passage, […]

YABLOKO conducted picketing for freedom of Svetlana Davydova

Press release, 03.02.2015 The YABLOKO party conducted picketing by the main office of the Federal Security Service (FSB) at Lubyanka Square, Moscow, for freedom of mother of seven children Svetlana Davydova accused of treason against the state.

YABLOKO Bureau: On March 1 opposition must conduct anti-war march not anti-crisis one

Press release, 31.01.2015 YABLOKO Bureau adopted a statement proposing all democratic opposition political forces of Russia and all the citizens of Russia to conduct a march on March 1 demanding to immediately stop the war in Ukraine. The demands must be addressed to both President of Russia and President of Ukraine.

YABLOKO to conduct picketing for the freedom of mother of seven children Svetlana Davydova

Press Release, 02.02.2015 On 3 February YABLOKO activists will conduct picketing by the main office of the Federal Security Service (FSB) at Lubyanka Square, Moscow, demanding to free from custody Svetlana Davydova, mother of seven children charged with treason against the state.

Putin will die Ukraine von innen zerstören

Wirtschafts Blatt, 01.12.2014 Im Interview. Laut Sergei Mitrochin, Vorsitzender der Russischen Demokratischen Partei Jabloko, nehmen die Russen die Sanktionen noch nicht wahr. Der russische Präsident profitiert, so der Oppositionelle, von der Krim-Euphorie und wolle die Ukraine zerstören.

Grigory Yavlinsky proposes to change the government or its economic unit and appoint ex Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin chair of the government

Press releases, photos, video, 13.12.2014 At present Russia faces two threats: a war and an economic collapse, said YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky. Speaking at the Federal Council of the YABLOKO party on Saturday, he proposed a programme of countermeasures. According to Yavlinsky, one of such measures should be resignation of the government and appointment of […]

Chief Federal Inspector on Mordovia threatens to take away children from Ukrainian refugees

Press Release, 02.12.2014 On December 2, 2014, Chief Federal Inspector on Mordovia Alexander Pykov visited the refugees from Ukraine in the Atma village, the Republic of Mordovia. Instead of providing aid to the refugees he threatened to take away their children.

Prosecutors are evicting Ukrainian refugees after Sergei Mitrokhin spoke about their situation on an evening TV show

Press Release, 28.11.2014 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin told TV viewers about a real situation of refugees from Ukraine in the village of Atma, Mordovia. The popular TV programme took place at Channel One on November 27.

Grigory Yavlinsky: The fate of Crimea should be determined by its population at a legitimate referendum under international control

Press release, 30.10.2014 Grirory Yavlinsky claims that Crimea belongs to Ukraine and Russia has annexed it. However, he is certain that this situation is not a deadlock and has an obvious solution in the near future. A legitimate referendum on the future of the peninsula as part of Ukraine, Russia or independent state should take […]

Russia and Ukraine

Statement by YABLOKO’s Political Committee, 30.10.2014 Submitted by Grigory Yavlinsky Russia’s aggressive policy towards Ukraine is central in the anti-European policies of the Russian authorities. The annexation of Crimea and transfer of the Russian arms to the so-called “separatists”, sending volunteers there, propaganda and military support from Russia – all of this fits into the […]