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 August, 2013

Sergei Mitrokhin inspected the construction of a tube station in Bitsevsky forest

Press Release, August 19, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor inspected the construction of a tube station near Bitsevsky forest in the south of Moscow on August 18. The apprehensions about the breach of the environmental protection legislation during the construction were confirmed.

Ludmila Alexeyeva, head of Moscow Helsinki Group: why I will vote for Mitrokhin

Ludmila Alekseyeva, head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, August 19, 2013 Sergei Mitrokhin is known for his protection of the rights of Muscovites. Each time he learns that someone’s rights are breached, he rushes to help. One can be surprised at his energy, fearlessness and the ability not to be helpless in the present conditions.

Sergei Mitrokhin examined two illegal constructions

Press Release, August 18, 2013 Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin examined two illegal constructions in Strogino and Fili-Davidkovo districts at the request of the residents on August 17.

Sergei Mitrokhin enjoys the highest support among the opposition candidates

Press Release, August 14, 2013 According to the opinion poll published on August 5 by, 31 per cent of the polled would cast their votes for Sergei Mitrokhin at the Moscow mayoral elections. The respondents answered the question: “Do you admit that you will vote for this candidate?”.

Hundreds of outraged citizens of Petrozavodsk participate in the picket “For Fair Elections”

Guberniya Daily, 16.08.2013 Picket “For Fair Elections” was held in Petrozavodsk today. Petrozavodsk residents came to defend their right to have a choice which they may be deprived of. In our previous publications we wrote that Vera Parfyonova, candidate from the YABLOKO party, was withdrawn from the elections of the head of Prionezhsky District on […]

Yabloko ruling on sentence of imprisoned Russian liberal leader – ‘No justice has been served in Russia’

LI News, August 15, 2013 The leader of Yabloko (LI Full Member), Sergei Mitrokhin, has condemned the Russian Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the imprisonment sentence of Maxim Petlin, leader of the party in the Sverdlovsk Region.

Spoilers removed YABLOKO’s candidates from elections for the posts of city heads in Vladivostok, Tuapse and Klimovsk

Press release, August 14, 2013 Courts removed YABLOKO’s candidates for the posts of city heads in three cities: Vladivostok, Tuapse and Klimovsk. The law suits were initiated by YABLOKO’s competitors from spoiler parties.

Residents complain to Mitrokhin

Press Release, August 14, 2013  Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin had a meeting with the residents of the Kotlovky district.

Campaign picket in support of Sergei Mitrokhin

Press Release, August 13, 2013 A campaign picket in support of Sergei Mitrokhin was conducted outside a tube station on August 13. Candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin was present. He talked to the citizens and answered their questions. YABLOKO’s activists gave out Mitrokhin’s electoral programme and the report “Ten Years at the Service of […]

Sergei Mitrokhin visited the tent camp for illegal immigrants

Press Release, August 11, 2013 On August 11, candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin visited the tent camp for illegal immigrants in Moscow’s Golyanovo district. As a result of the inspection he considered the conditions at the camp satisfactory. Mitrokhin is determined to find out the names of the illegal immigrants’ employers and achieve the […]

Sergei Mitrokhin demands to stop privatisation of Moscow United Energy Company

Statement by the candidate for Moscow Mayor Sergei Mitrokhin August 12, 2013 On August 13, 89. 94 per cent stoke of the Moscow United Energy Company, or MOEK, will be sold by the auction. Gazprom and Sberbank (Russia’s largest state-controlled bank) bid to buy MOEK.

The Supreme Court refused to reverse the sentence for political prisoner Maxim Petlin

Press Release, August 9, 2013 Sergei Kolosovsky, lawyer of the Sverdlovsk Region YABLOKO leader Maxim Petlin, intends to appeal today’s decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the verdict for Maxim Petlin on the so-called “bribe case” launched against Petlin in the cause of his anti-corruption activities in the region. The Supreme Court has partially […]

Andrei Babushkin elected head of the guardian council of the Red Cross

Press Release, August 9, 2013 Deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Andrei Babushkin was elected head of the guardian council of the Russian Red Cross. Maria Bolshakova, Head of the Soldiers’ Families Union, was elected his deputy.

Pro-government activists picketed YABLOKO’s office demanding that Sergei Mitrokhin should remove his candidature from the elections

Press Release, August 6, 2013 Pro-government activists picketed YABLOKO’s office. First they stood in front of the main entrance, but the police asked them to move to the pavement where the picket was authorized. The pavement is very narrow in this place and it’s difficult to dispart even for 2 people. The authorities never allow […]

Sergei Mitrokhin called not to divide political prisoners into ordinary and privileged, but protect all of them

Press Release, August 4, 2013 YABLOKO’s activists and YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin took part in a rally in support of political prisoners which was conducted at Suvorovskaya Square, Moscow on August 4.

Ombudsman Vladimir Lukin helped to get Nikolai Kavkazsky, a prisoner of the Bolotnaya rally case, from the prison

Press Release, August 2, 2013 Presidium of the Moscow City Court upheld a supervisory complaint of Russia’s Ombudsman Vladimir Lukin and changed under remand detention for Nikolai Kavkazsky, a prisoner of the Blotnaya rally case, to a home arrest.

Gennady Gudkov registered as YABLOKO’s candidate for Governor of the Moscow region

Press release, August 1, 2013 Gennady Gudkov was registered as YABLOKO’s candidate to run for Governor of the Moscow Region. Such statement was made by Irek Vildanov, Chair of the Moscow Electoral Commission.

Alexander Gunko, leader of the Moscow Region YABLOKO, removed from the election of the head of the Klimovsk city

Press Release, August 1, 2013 The Klimovsk City Court has annulled the decision of the electoral commission to register YABLOKO’s candidate for the head of the Klimovsk city, Moscow Region. YABLOKO nominated Alexander Gunko, leader of the Moscow Region branch of YABLOKO, to run in the election. YABLOKO’s nominee’s registration was challenged in court by […]

LI VP Abir Al-Sahlani MP: ‘Women can no longer be marginalised’

LI News, August 1, 2013 Women’s rights are one of the core pillars of LI’s Human Rights Project. So it is with disappointment that LI VP on the Bureau, Abir Al-Sahlani MP (Centerpartiet, LI full member), read the findings of FNF’s (LI Cooperating Organisation) most recent report on the increased domestic violence against women in […]

European Court of Human Rights: Khodorkovsky Case

House of Lords (23 July 2013) European Court of Human Rights: Khodorkovsky Case Question for Short Debate 10.07 pm Asked by Lord Trimble To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the governments of Russia and other European countries about the Khodorkovsky case at the European Court of Human Rights.