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 'Understanding Russia'

YABLOKO paid tribute to memory of Second World War vicitms

Press Release, 06.05.2015 Today the leaders and activists of the YABLOKO party laid a wreath and flowers at the Eternal Flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin walls.

Medinsky and Magomedov must resign

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 31.03.2015 YABLOKO express categoric protest in connection with the dismissal of head of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet theatre Boris Mezdrich.

A Conscious Choice?

By Grigory Yavlinsky. Novaya Gazeta, 6 February 2015 Russia’s place and role in the modern world is under the attack of the “collective West”, and not the political regime. Action needs to be taken now – otherwise it will soon prove impossible to stop the rollercoaster as it gathers momentum. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev declared […]

Ist der Widerstand gebrochen?

Die russische Gesellschaft wurde schleichend entmündigt Galina Michaleva Die offiziell verkündete »konservative Wende« in der russischen Politik macht deutlich, was für die Beobachter von außen durch die demokratische Rhetorik und die dokumentierte Partnerschaft Russlands mit dem Westen bisher verborgen blieb:Die Position Russlands in der Welt und die zunehmenden Konflikte, insbesondere nach der Verschärfung der Krise […]

On the anniversary of the October Coup of 1917 the YABLOKO party honoured the memory of fighters against Bolsheviks

Press release, 07.11.2014 On November 7, the anniversary of the October Coup of 1917, the YABLOKO party conducted a memory action paying tribute to those who tried to defend democratic Russia in 1917 – junkers and officers who conducted armed resistance to the Bolshevik coup of 1917. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin also participated in the […]

Mobbing of Andrei Makarevich is fascism

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 18.08.2014 The rabid mobbing of Andrei Makarevich [Russian rock star, frontman of the decades-old band Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine)], who had given a concert for the children of refugees in Svyatogorsk (the Donetsk region), spreads through the channels of totalitarian propaganda: with absurd accusations, lies, unlawful demands to deprive him of […]

Putin’s sanctions hit on the citizens of Russia

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 07.08.2014 The introduction of counter measures on behalf of Putin’s Administration in respond to the economic sanctions of the West gives an impulse to a new wave of the multilateral international conflict. The measures banning the food import from a number of countries have been taken only to make a […]

Mitrokhin demanded resignation of Minister of Culture for offensive behavior

Press Release, 07.08.2014 Today YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin published an open letter to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev demanding to dismiss the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky. The reason for this is a number of offensive and unprofessional statements by Medinsky towards the citizens of Russia who suffered from the tourism industry crisis.

Lawlessness of Mordovia authorities led a woman to setting herself on fire

Press Release, 06.08.2014 On July 28 Elena Gorkovyenko, born in 1958, set herself on fire protesting against unlawful actions of the authorities who plan to strip the residents of No 15 Karasnoarmeyskaya Street, Searatov, Mordovia, of their land. At the moment the woman is in the resuscitation department.

The toponymy of Moscow should be the panthen of heroes not the panopticon of villains

Statement by the Regional Council of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO, 11.07.2014 The Moscow branch of YABLOKO welcomes the decision of the Moscow Government to rename Ulitsa Podbelskogo metro station into Bulvar Rokossovskogo.

YABLOKO Bureau expelled Chair of Kirov branch of YABLOKO for support of Putin’s policy

Press Release, 16.05.2014 YABLOKO Bureau expelled Chair of the Kirov branch of YABLOKO Evgeny Kokoulin earlier today. The reason for this was his support of Putin’s policy and participation in the “Committee for the Russian spring in the Kirov region” which was founded to “support the people of Eastern Ukraine who carry national liberation struggle […]

„Putins neues Russland?“

Interview mit Galina Michaleva, Nordwestradio, 05.05.2014 Putins neues Russland

Sergei Mitrokhin:”One should make an anti-Bolshevik revolution in social conscience”

Press Release, 15.04.2014 A working conference on “The problems of memorialization of the participants of the civil war in Russia” took place in the Memorial human rights centre on April 14. The guests of the conference decided to carry education policy on the events and heroes of the anti-Bolshevik resistance and to present a report […]

Crimean Recoup

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 24.03.2014 That’s the title of the report I presented before a large number of politicians, diplomats, academics and journalists in Vienna last Friday. The system is above all! I would like to begin my remarks with one reminiscence. In 2000, I was among representatives of the YABLOKO […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: Rossiya 1 TV channel should be given the name of Joseph Goebbels

Press Release, 13.03.2014 The information that YABLOKO’s activists participate in courses to prepare provocateurs to wreck the Crimea’s referendum in Warsaw which appeared in a number of news agencies isn’t true. YABLOKO’s members participate in a training for press secretaries of political parties conducted by the International Republican Institute (IRI). The situation in Ukraine and […]

Russia is creating a zone of instability around its borders

Article by Grigory Yavlinsky, Vedomosti, 27 February 2014 The bloody confrontation in Ukraine resulting in the death of numerous people is a major tragedy, which also affects Russia. We share in the concern and pain over these developments. A significant number of problems that led to the current situation are also our shared problems. Some […]

Picket against lawlessness during FIFA World Football Cup 2018 construction works

Press Release, January 31, 2014 The citizen of Saransk, Mordovia, Yuri Alyamkin picketed the State Duma as his house was knocked down due to the construction of the stadium for the FIFA World Football Cup 2018. Yuri Alyamkin is sure that his house didn’t obstruct the construction works, that’s why he is trying to attract […]

Alternative to Vladimir Putin

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog at the Ekho Moskvi web-site December 17, 2013 The Federal Council of YABLOKO held last weekend caused a violent reaction because the party once again expressed its commitment to its basic principles marking them in a very distinct and even sharp form. The European Way of Russia Yes, we are democrats. But […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Russia needs ‘refounding’ of the state on the basis of historical continuity and overcoming of a hundred years of turmoil

Press Release, December 17, 2013 Grigory Yavlinsky believes that refounding of Russia’s statehood on the basis of historical continuity is critically important. There are important pivotal points in Russia’s history that determine its modern development. Such a statement was made by Grigory Yavlinsky at the conference on history organized by YABLOKO and attended by the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: the goal of YABLOKO is to change the system

Press Release, December 14, 2013 Russia’s twenty years given for the post-Soviet transformation are over. At best the government can provide decent living standards to 25 per cent of Russia’s citizens, but without stable rules and guaranties. “The specifics of the present system is that any attempt to reform it will lead to a collapse […]