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 'Elections'

Yavlinsky on the true Russia

An interview with Sergei Brylyev,, 20.11.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of Yabloko’s Political Committee, has begun his presidential campaign in Tomsk. He ran in the presidential election in the remote year of 1996. He achieved his best result in 2000 coming third. However, he did not manage to became a candidate later on.

Grigory Yavlinsky: “My goal is to change the policies. This will be my victory”

Press Release, 16.11.2017 Yabloko’s presidential candidate spoke about the new budget policy in Tomsk On 16 November, Yabloko presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky came to Tomsk to present a section of his presidential programme devoted to the new budget policy. Speaking at a press conference for the local media, Yavlinsky formulated the criterion for his successful […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on the Russia-24 Channel about peace with Ukraine, the case of theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov, imprisonment of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and the presidential campaign in Russia

Press Release, 17.11.2017 Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky has become a guest of the federal television channel for the first time in a long time. In a live broadcast of the Russia-24 channel Yavlinsky spoke openly about inefficient economic and foreign policy and normalisation of relations with Ukraine and Europe, as well as low confidence of […]

Grigory Yavlinsky to launch a unit of his presidential programme on budgetary policy in Tomsk

Press release, 14.11.2017 On 16th November, presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky will arrive in Tomsk to launch his initiative on The New Budgetary Policy. He will meet students and lecturers of local universities, discuss his programme with experts and journalists about it.

Sergei Kostaryev applied for the position of Omsk Mayor

A prominent environmentalist and a member of Yabloko’s Federal Council will try to return direct elections if he is appointed Press release, 09.11.2017 On 9th November, a competition commission selecting candidates for the position of the Mayor of Omsk registered Sergei Kostaryev as candidate. Sergei is a member of Yabloko’s Federal Council, a prominent environmentalist […]

Vladimir Ryzhkov: “Appointed mayors are weak functionaries lacking initiative”

The politician supported Grigory Yavlinsky’s initiative for the return of direct election of mayors, governors and senators Press release, 07.11.2017 Politician Vladimir Ryzhkov signed the petition for the return of direct elections of mayors, governors and members of the Federation Council – without any restrictions or filters. The collection of signatures was initiated by Grigory […]

Emilia Slabunova: Changes in the country will take place if policy is changed

The politician had a meeting with Yabloko’s supporters in the city of Dubna, the Moscow Region Press release, 03.11.2017 The alteration of the situation in the country and reforms are only possible after the political system is changed, says Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair, during a meeting with the party supporters in Dubna, the Moscow Region.

Politician Dmitry Gudkov supports Yavlinsky’s initiative to return direct elections of mayors, governors and senators

Press release, 01.11.2017 Independent politician Dmitry Gudkov expressed his support for Grigory Yavlinsky’s initiative for the return of direct elections of mayors, governors and members of the Federation Council – without any restrictions or filters. Gudkov remined that when he had been an MP he had initiated a draft law on returning direct elections.

Yabloko forms a faction in the municipal council of the Chekhov district

Press release, 26.10.2017 A decision to form a faction of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko was made at the meeting of the municipal council of the Chekhov district, the Moscow Region, on 25th October. Deputies Nikolai Dizhur (who headed Yabloko’s list of candidates in the election of 10th September) and Yuri Burov (who won […]

Oleg Vinogradov: “Local self-governing is the foundation of the state”

Press Release, 26.10.2017 One of the most famous politicians in the Yaroslavl region supported Grigory Yavlinsky’s petition for the return of direct elections Oleg Vinogradov, former Deputy Governor of the Yaroslavl region, former Vice-Mayor of Yaroslavl from the team of the oppositional head of the city Yevgeny Urlashov and leader of the Yabloko branch in […]

The proposal by Lev Shlosberg on the cancellation of the municipal filter in gubernatorial elections, rejected by the deputies of the regional Assembly, found support in the Central Electoral Commission

Press Release, 24.10.2017 The Central Election Commission of Russia (CEC) offers legislators several options for adjusting the so-called municipal filter, including exemption of the candidates running for the post of governor from parliamentary parties and parties that have factions in legislative assemblies from collection of signatures of municipal deputies in their favour so that to […]

Novgorod branch of Yabloko initiated a referendum on returning direct elections of heads of municipalities

Press release, 20.10.2017 On 19th October, the Electoral Commission of the Novgorod Region made a decision to forward the initiative on returning direct election of mayor and heads of municipalities proposed by Yabloko’s regional branch to the Novgorod Region parliament.

“Mayors must stand for the residents’ rights instead of pleasing those who appointed them”

Galina Shirshina signed a petition for direct mayoral elections Press release, 17.10.2017 Elected Mayor of Petrozavodsk Galina Shirshina signed a petition for the return of direct elections of mayors, governors and members of the Federation Council – without any restrictions or filters. The petition was initiated by Grigory Yavlinsky. Direct elections are one of the […]

Lev Shlosberg: I will run for Governor of the Pskov Region

Lev Shlosberg commented on the resignation of Governor of the Pskov Region Andrei Turchak Press release, 12.10.2017 Lev Shlosberg, deputy of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly and member of Yabloko’s Political Coomittee, commented on the dismissal of Governor Andrei Turchak as well as his plans to run for the post in 2018.

Leaders of Yabloko’s regional branches on the dismissal of governors and show election

Press release, 10.10.2017 Today the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has dismissed another governor – Pavel Konkov, the Ivanovo Region. He is the 10th governor to be dismissed within the last two weeks. It seems likely that the provisional governors appointed by the Kremlin will go through the election procedure without leaving any alternative and […]

Yekaterinburg oppositional Mayor Yevgeny Roizman signed Grigory Yalvinsky’s petition for direct elections

Press Release, 06.10.2017 Yekaterinburg oppositional Mayor Yevgeny Roizman signed a petition for the return of direct elections of mayors, members of the Federation Council and the cancellation of the municipal filter in the gubernatorial elections. The petition was initiated by Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko founder and presidential candidate. Direct elections are one of the key issues […]

Grigory Yavlinsky announced collection of signatures for direct elections of mayors, governors and senators – without any filters or restrictions

Press Release, 03.10.2017 Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko’s presidential candidate, initiated the collection of signatures for the return of direct elections of mayors, governors and members of the Federation Council – without any restrictions or filters. He launched this initiative on the website. Direct elections are one of the key points of Yavlinsky’s presidential electoral programme.

YABLOKO Bureau: Voting of deputies of all the levels should be open, by roll call and with indication of the deputies’ party affiliation

Press Release, 30.09.2017 According to YABLOKO, voting of deputies of all levels should be open, and the results of a roll-call vote should be published with the indication of their party affiliation. Mass media should specify the party affiliation of deputies when covering their activities. This is indicated in the statement by the YABLOKO Bureau where […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: What is good for Angela Merkel, is not good for…

Politicians have to win the votes of electorate in a fair competition in the system where Angela Merkel acts Grigory Yavlinsky web-site, 25.09.2017 Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel will head her country for the fourth time in a row. Does it represent irremovability of power? And what about corruption? And why does Germany have no […]

Grigory Yavlinsky revealed the message of his presidential campaign: free elections, free economy and free people

Press Release, 21.09.2017 On 21 September, Grigory Yavlinsky, head of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, whom the party intends to nominate for the 2018 presidential election, revealed the key messages of his election campaign at a press conference at the Interfax news agency. The press conference was also attended by deputy heads of Yabloko Nikolay Rybakov […]