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 'Economy'

Grigory Yavlinsky on the arrest of Economic Development Minister

Grigory Yavlinsky Facebook post, 15.11.2016 A strange improbable story has been taking place with Minister [for Economic Development] Alexei Ulyukayev.

YABLOKO’s School of Active Citizen resumes its lectures and seminars in the new season

Press Release, 08.11.2016 The first in the new season lecture of the School of Active Citizen will take place on 10 November at 19:00.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Forecast of a Breakdown

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 23.10.2016 The Ministry of Economic Development has made its official forecast: Russian economy will not grow in the next 20 years, and until 2036 the country will be in stagnation. What does it mean?

The Russian government forecasts another 20 years of stagnation

Press Release, 20.10.2016 Proceeding from the forecast of the development of the Russian economy until 2035 published by the Ministry of Economic Development, the economy will be struggling to overcome the stagnation of the next 20 years, but it will not succeed. This forecast was publish by the Vedomosti newspaper today. Coming out of the […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: The economy got adapted to a disaster

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 09.10.2016 A boy asks his Father “Dad, what’s the difference between a disaster and a misfortune?” His father answers, “Let me put it this way: if a little goat were to fall off a bridge into a river and drowns, that would be a misfortune, but not a disaster.

The Supreme Court refused to consider YABLOKO’s claim on lifting counter sanctions

Press release, 17.10.2016 The Supreme Court has refused to consider a claim on lifting counter sanctions submitted by YABLOKO Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov, party Federal Council member Dmitry Ilyushin and Bureau member Ivan Bolshakov.

YABLOKO launched Economic Manifesto

Press Release, 12.09.2016 On 12 September, YABLOKO leader Grigory Yavlinsky and the country’s leading economists Yevgeny Gontmakher, Igor Nikolayev, Mikhail Subbotin and Sergei Ivanenko launched YABLOKO’s Economic Manifesto.

Grigory Yavlinsky to launch the Economic Manifesto of the YABLOKO party

Press Release, 09.09.2016 On Monday, 12 September, Grigory Yavlinsky, YABLOKO leader in the elections to the State Duma, and economists Igor Nikolayev and Yevgeny Gontmakher will launch the Economic Manifesto of the party.

Grigory Yavlinsky: the country is eating up its reserves

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 01.08.2016 Tatyana Nesterenko, Deputy Minister of Finance of Russia, has publicly told the truth: 1. Today, the situation in the economy appears to be stable only due to continues drawing on the financial reserves.

St. Petersburg Forum: Politics is Destroying the Economy

Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 19.06.2016 The Forum in St. Petersburg demonstrated several things. This forum was not about investment or even the economy… All were speaking about the economy, but told nothing new – neither [Finance Minister] Anton Siluanov nor [Chair of Central Bank] Elvira Nabiullina, nor [Deputy Chair of the Economic Council under the President […]

Food Imports Embargo: as a Spider to an Elephant

Blog post by Grigory Yavlinsky, 01.06.2016 The decision by the Russian government’s to extend the “anti-Western” food embargo until the end of 2017 can not be regarded otherwise than economic stupidity. “Beat your people to frighten all the other”. This is a familiar logic – to punish one’s own citizens for serious foreign policy errors […]

Moscow YABLOKO conducted a picket is support of small businesses

Press release, 26.05.2016 Moscow YABLOKO conducted a picket is support of small businesses in the centre of Moscow, on Russian Entrepreneurship Day, 26 May. Moscow YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, first Soviet millionaire Artyom Tarasov and the activists of Real Estate Owners Association participated in the street action.

Igor Artemyev, head of Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Service: Russia built state-monopoly capitalism

Press release, 25.05.2016 A meeting between head of Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) Igor Artemyev and entrepreneurs whose businesses had been eliminated by illegal demolition of their sales premises in Moscow took place in YABLOKO’s office on the eve of Russian Entrepreneurship Day, 25 May. The situation with business in the country and the role of […]

YABLOKO demands that General Prosecutor’s Office must prevent demolition of small shopping stores

Press release, 30.03.2016 YABLOKO Chairperson Emilia Slabunova forwarded a request to the General Presecutor’s Office demanding to launch an anti-corruption investigation of the Civil Code provision which allowed the city officials to demolish the sales premises in Moscow. YABLOKO claims that demolition of sales pavilions may continue to take place in other regions of Russia […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Presidential operation codenamed “Give us money!”

From Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 25.03.2016 Vladimir Putin at his meeting with [Russian] businessmen-billionaires has been discussing geopolitics, rather than the economy. This means that “grooming sheep” for geopolitical needs, presidential operation codenamed “Give us money!” is about to start soon. It very clearly demonstrates what the politics has done to the economy, how it […]

Emilia Slabunova developed measures on tourism support during crisis

Press release, 18.03.2016 YABLOKO Chairperson developed the measures on tourism industry support. Tourism may become the locomotive which will steer the Russian economy out of crisis, Emilia Slabunova’s statement says. The document appeared in connection with the proposals expressed by a number of tour operators in an open letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

On withdrawal of the contingent of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation from Syria

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 15.03.2016 The decision to withdraw the Russian Armed Forces from Syria raises as many questions as the decision to bring them there. The task to liberate 100 per cent of the Syrian territory from the control of the Islamic State, which is outlawed in Russia, and similar terrorist alignments which […]

On the inadmissibility of the country’s economic security destruction through ruining small and medium-sized businesses

Resolution of the 18th YABLOKO Congress, 09.03.2016 Under the difficult economic conditions in our country the authorities must pay special attention to the support and development of small and medium-sized businesses that can provide millions of jobs, protect the labour market from destruction, give different population groups the opportunity to provide for themselves and their […]

Sergei Mitrokhin participated in a symbolic action in memory of small business

Press release, 18.02.2016 On 18 February, a symbolic action in memory of small business took place in Moscow by the Department of Trade and Services of Moscow. Member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee and Chair of Moscow YABLOKO Sergei Mitrokhin laid flowers to the doors of the building and expressed his condolences to the entrepreneurs.

Mitrokhin proposes that Putin must hold a meeting with Moscow Mayor and the aggrieved entrepreneurs

Press release, 10.02.2016 Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee and Chair of Moscow YABLOKO, considers that Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, who ordered to start the mass demolition of sales premises in Moscow on the night of 9 Februray, must offer explanations to the President of Russia in the presence of the aggrieved entrepreneurs.