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 'Economy'

Regional officials are taught how to squeeze money from the population

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 04.11.2018 In the Novgorod region, 42 per cent of ambulance stations were closed. In the Voronezh region 40 per cent of libraries were liquidated. In the Saratov region in 30 per cent of houses there is no sewage. The state debt of the Krasnoyarsk Territory only amounts to 109 billion roubles. […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on the growth rates of fortunes of Russian billionaires

Grigory Yavlinsky Telegram Channel, 19.10.2018 Now it is clear that Putin meant by the “positive picture” in our economy. Russian billionaires are world leaders in terms of growth rates! In 2018, the fortunes of the ten richest people in Russia grew by 10.8 per cent, and this is more than any other billionaire in the […]

The government wants to introduce a social norm for electricity. Opinion by Anatoly Golov, head of Yabloko’s Socio-Democratic Faction

Commentary by Anatoly Golov, 2.10.2018 The Kommersant newspaper reported that the government returned to the idea of introducing a social standard of energy consumption for the population, when tariffs sharply increase when the limit is exceeded. According to Kommersant, the scheme was approved by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, and [ministerial] departments should introduce their […]

Yabloko to protest against the pension reform

Press release, 2.10.2018 On 3 October, the day when the upper house of parliament will consider the bill on raising the retirement age, the Moscow branch of Yabloko will hold pickets by the Federation Council. The protest action starts at 9:15.

A breakthrough is out of the question

Emilia Slabunova on the adoption of the law on raising the retirement age Emilia Slabunova’s blog post, 28.09.2018 The State Duma has passed a law on raising the retirement age in the third (and final) reading. Neither the President, nor the ruling party are willing to talk about the consequences. Let us discuss what will […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: We must fight against mafia, then pensions will be decent and there will be no robbery

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 27.09.2018 Many say that they will fight against the new pension law [envisaging substantial raising the retirement age]. It is quite understandable. But even if something will be achieved, as for example, retirement for women not eight, but five years later [as compared to all these years], then tomorrow it [people’s […]

St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly deputy Boris Vishnevsky on the pension reform

Boris Vishnevsly’s blog post, 26.09.2018 The State Duma passed Putin’s amendments to Putin’s initiative on raising the regiment age. The federal TV channels will no go out of their way to prise the President’s kindness. In reality this “kindness” is worth nothing. The retirement age for women will be raised from the current age of […]

“Raise pensions rather than the retirement age!” Yabloko protests against pension reform in 14 cities of Russia

Press release, 24.09.2018 On 22-23 September, rallies against the the government’s plan to raise the retirement age took place across Russia. Yabloko activists participated in protest actions in Sochi, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Barnaul, Murmansk, Chita, Penza, Bryansk, Lipetsk, Smolensk, Oryel and Stavropol.

On-line seminar on the openness and transparency of the representative bodies of local self-government to take place in Yabloko

Press Release, 21.09.2018 An on-line seminar for deputies of local self-government bodies and civil activists will be held in Yabloko’s Moscow office on Wednesday, September 26, at 19:00 (Moscow time). The organiser is the Centre for New Municipal Policies.

St.Petersburg city administration prepares to commit a criminal offense

Statement, 14.09.2018 The St. Petersburg city administration is trying to disrupt a legitimate rally of the united opposition against raising the retirement age scheduled on 16 September, 2018.

Lev Shlosberg: This government will do everything at the expense of people

Press release, 5.09.2018 On 2 September, a rally against raising the retirement age took place in Pskov. Chair of the regional Yabloko branch and deputy of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly Lev Shlosberg delivered a speech at the rally.

Barnaul protests against raising the retirement age

Press release, 3.09.2018 On September 2, the Altai Krai branch of Yabloko participated in a rally against the pension reform initiated by the government. Over 1,500 people took to the streets.

First Hundred Days of the President

by Grigory Yavlinsky Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 1.09.2018 What Vladimir Putin has accomplished for the three months after the inauguration and what the President should have done in the first hundred days to pull the country out of crisis and isolation Putin did not have a presidential programme: neither economic nor political, no programme at all. […]

Yabloko joins all-Russia protests against raising the retirement age

Press release, 2.09.2018 Yabloko activists participated in protest actions against raising the retirement age in 14 cities of Russia. Chair of the party Emilia Slabunova made a speech at the rally in Omsk while Yabloko’s Political Committee member Sergei Mitrokhin delivered his address in Moscow.

Emilia Slabunova on the pension reform

01.09.2018 Dear friends! The 20,000 rubles [approx. 250 euros] rate of pension by 2024 which the President promised in his latest address is a shame! It is really hard to survive on 20,000 rubles a month even now not to mention what will be in 6 years time. Дорогие друзья! Пенсия 20 тыс. рублей в […]

Yabloko insists on eliminating third and second shifts in schools: Russia’s revenues from oil and gas allow to do it

Press Release, 29.08.2018 Yabloko party Chairperson Emilia Slabunova sent a letter to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the head of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko and State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin on the need to direct additional oil and gas revenues to the elimination of third and second shifts in Russian schools.

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova to speak at a rally in Omsk against raising the retirement age

Press Release, 30.08.2018   On Sunday, 2 September, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova will come to Omsk to address the rally against raising the retirement age. The Omsk branch of Yabloko is a co-organiser of the rally. Yabloko’s Tatyana Nagibina will be the anchor at the rally.   The rally will take place at the address […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Sanctions and Prospects

The leader of Yabloko about that neither of the sides in the war between the Kremlin and Washington will have mercy on Russian citizens Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 27.08.2018 Sanctions have already been imposed on Russia: personal sanctions , those against certain companies and products, sectoral sanctions against the military-industrial complex and oil and gas enterprises, […]

Yabloko will take part in the all-Russian action against the pension reform on 2 September

Press Release, 28.08.2018 On Sunday, 2 September, the Yabloko party will take part in the all-Russian action against the government’s plans to raise the retirement age. Representatives of the Yabloko party are members of the organising committee of the action.   The geography and format of the actions is as follows (more details will be […]

Oleg Rodin, Yabloko’s candidate to the deputy of the State Duma, applied for a permission for a rally against raising the retirement age on 2 September

Press Release, 20.08.2018 On Friday, 17 August, Oleg Rodin, Yabloko’s candidate to the deputy of the State Duma in the forthcoming by-election to the Russian parliament, applied for a permission for a rally against raising the retirement age in Nizhny Novgorod on 2 September. The rally is planed on 2 September. Co-organisers of the action […]