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 March, 2016

Condolences on the plane crash in Rostov-on-Don

On behalf of the YABLOKO party, 19.03.2016 On behalf of the YABLOKO party members I bring my condolences to all who lost their loved ones in the plane crash in Rostov-on-Don.

Condolences on the death of Guido Westerwelle

Blog post by Alexander Gnezdilov, Deputy Chair of YABLOKO, 18.03.2016 I express my deepest condolences to the the relatives and near of kin of Guido Westerwelle (1961 – 2016), a vivid and courageous politician and person, the most successful leader of the German liberals.

A round table on Moscow urban issues took place in YABLOKO

Press release, 17.03.2016 On 16 March, a round table dedicated to the urban issues of Moscow took place in the YABLOKO office. Chair of Moscow YABLOKO Sergei Mitrokhin participated in the meeting.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Russia has no strategy on Middle East

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 17.03.2016 The military operation in Syria has been stopped suddenly. Why it was put to an end raises as many questions as the reason why it had been started. Nothing has actually changed in Syria: the Islamic State is staying where it was, Bashar al-Assad’s position remains nearly the same, the […]

YABLOKO demands that Moscow Metro Chief must be dismissed

Press release, 15.03.2016 The activists of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO conduted a picket demanding to dismiss Dmitry Pegov, Moscow Metro Chief. Deputy Chairs of Moscow YABLOKO Galina Mikhaleva and Grigory Semyonov participated in the action.

Sergei Mitrokhin: It is time Moscow Metro Chief was dismissed

Press release, 15.03.2016 Member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee and Chair of Moscow YABLOKO Sergei Mitrokhin forwarded an appeal to the President of Russia with the demand to dismiss Dmitry Pegov, Moscow Metro Chief.

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 […]

Levada Centre: Yavlinsky is the most recognisable democratic politician

Press release, 14.03.2016 According to a new survey by the independent Levada Center pollster, Grigory Yavlinsky is the most recognisable democratic politician who can participate in the elections. 44 per cent of those questioned in the poll recognised Yavlinky’s surname.

Sexist of the Year 2015 award ceremony to take place in the House of Journalists

Press release, 14.03.2016 On 15 March, the sixth ceremony of the Sexist of the Year 2015 award will take place in the House of Journalists (Dom Zhurnalista) in Moscow. The event will be held with the support of YABLOKO’s Gender Faction.

Candidacies of YABLOKO representatives prevail among those proposed for the post of Russian Ombudsman

Press Release, 14.03.2016 Present Russia’s Human Rights Ombudsperson Ella Pamfilova will chair the Central Election Commission and will retire from the post of Ombudsperson which she held since 2014. The issue who will succeed Panfilova in this post has not been resolved yet, but YABLOKO representatives are often mentioned among possible contenders.

24 per cent of the conservative audience of the Russian News Service will vote for Grigory Yavlinsky at presidential elections

Press Release, 11.03.2016 One fifth of the Russian News Service radio audience supports YABLOKO’s stance on Crimea and a quarter is ready to vote for Grigory Yavlinsky in the presidential election. Such are the results of a telephone survey conducted during broacasting of an interview with Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee and […]

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 […]

YABLOKO to conduct picketing in support of Nadezhda Savchenko

Press release, 10.03.2016 On 21 March, the activists of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO will conduct a series of one-person pickets in support of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko opposite the Kremlin. The pronouncement of the verdict will begin on this day.

On the danger of decriminalisation of criminal responsibility for infliction of light injury, battery and threat of murder

Resolution of the 18th YABLOKO Congress, 10.03.2016 The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation introduced a bill on decriminalisation of Articles 115, 116 (intentional infliction of light injury which has temporarily damaged health or caused an insignificant stable loss of general capacity for work and battery) and Article 119 of the Criminal Code of the Russian […]

YABLOKO demands investigation of the attack on journalists and human rights defenders

Press release, 10.03.2016 Today, on 10 March, YABLOKO’s activits have participated in one-person pickets demanding that the attack on the journalists and human rights defenders, which took place on the boarder of the republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya yesterday, must be investigated. The pickets were held outside the Presidential Administration.

YABLOKO demands that persecution of Committee Against Tortures must be stopped

Statement by the YABLOKO party, 10.03.2016 The YABLOKO party is outraged with the impertinent attack on the Committee Against Tortures human rights NGO on the border between the Russian republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya.

On the trial of Nadezhda Savchenko

Statement by YABLOKO Human rights defenders’ faction, 06.03.2016 The Russian United Democratic party YABLOKO claims that the trial of Nadezhda Savchenko is revenge and reprisal. Although, the death of the two unarmed people must be investigated carefully and objectively, in practice the trial has zero reputation for a score of reasons: nobody takes it as […]

YABLOKO’s Gender faction conducted a rally for women’s rights

Press release, 09.03.2016 On 8 March, International Women’s Day, YABLOKO’s Gender faction conducted a rally for women’s rights in the centre of Moscow. Left-wing feminists joined the action.

Special video message from liberals around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Liberal International, 08.03.2016 Gender equality and the empowerment of women affects all of us and is an issue Liberal International and our member parties have long since championed. Join liberals from Latin America to Asia in stepping up for International Women’s Day 2016 and share this message. See YABLOKO Chairperson Emilia Slabuniva min 0:48 Head […]

Yavlinsky Says He Will Beat Putin in 2018 Presidential Elections

The Moscow Times, 04.03.2016 Grigory Yavlinsky, co-founder of the Yabloko Russian liberal opposition party, said in an interview with the Interfax news agency Friday that he expects to beat current President Vladimir Putin in the presidential race in 2018.