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 May, 2017

Residents of 44 districts founded Moscow Rescue Committee

Press release, 18.05.2017 On 17 May, representatives of initiatives groups from 44 districts of Moscow founded the Moscow Rescue Committee. Chair of the Moscow branch of Yabloko was elected head of the committee.

Yabloko to show a documentary film about Boris Nemtsov

Press release, 18.05.2017 On 19 May, Yabloko will show a documentary film about Boris Nemtsov by Vladimir V. Kara-Murza. “Nemtsov” is a portrait film. People, who have different political stance and different attitude to the developments of 1990s and the current government, were interviewed – those, who were close to him, when he was doing […]

Pskov branch of Yabloko calls the resident to join a bike parade

Press release, 19.05.2017 Deputy Chair of the Pskov branch Artyom Medvedev calls the resident to join the bike parade in the Velikie Luki city on 28 May.

Yabloko launches Golden Toilet Brush 2017 negative award

Press Release, 18.05.2017 The Yabloko party has announced an open selection of nominees for the negative award Golden Toilet Brush 2017. The prize is made in the form of golden toilet brush and will be awarded to the officials who make the most absurd and wasteful purchase for the state budget money.

Pskov residents stand for withdrawal of Russia’s troops from Syria

Press release, 17.05.2017 The Pskov branch of Yabloko conducted an action called “It is time to return home” aimed at stopping Russia’s interference into the Syrian civil war. The activists gathered signatures for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. They managed to collect about 400 signatures.

Alexander Gnezdilov: Europe chooses social liberalism

Yabloko Deputy Chairman on the French presidential elections results 16.05.2017 The new president of France Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated at the Élysée Palace on 14 May. The youngest president in the history of the Fifth Republic will turn 40 at the end of the year. Macron, with his evident social liberal and pro-European programme, won […]

Yabloko to nominate Yevgeny Roizman for governor of the Sverdlovsk Region

Press release, 16.05.2017 Yabloko is determined to nominate Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman for governor of the Sverdlovsk Region, the Urals. The party is carrying on negotiations with him at the moment.

Sergei Mitrokhin vs Pyotr Tolstoy: debates on housing demolition programme in Moscow

Press release, 15.05.2017 On 16 May, Chair of the Moscow branch of Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin and State Duma deputy Pyotr Tolstoy will participated in debates on the housing demolition programme announced by Moscow City Hall.

Yabloko announces the start of the municipal election campaign in Moscow

Press release, 15.05.2017 The Yabloko is announcing the start of the municipal election campaign in Moscow and is inviting civil activists, who want to participate in the elections, to become Yabloko’s candidates.

Yabloko supported a rally against housing demolitions in Moscow

Press release, 15.05.2017 On May 14, thousands of people participated in a rally against the plans of the City Hall to demolish about 8,000 multistory apartment buildings in Moscow and resettle 1,6 million residents. Yabloko’s representative Yelena Rusakova became a member of the organising committee of the protest action. Yabloko leaders Emilia Slabunova, Grigory Yavlinsky […]

Boris Vishnevsky: St. Petersburg Governor answered only to one question out of ten in his report

Press release, 12.05.2017 Head of Yabloko’s faction in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Boris Vishnevsky criticized the annual report of St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko to the deputies of the city parliament.

The Central Electoral Commission refused to check questionable voting in Tatarstan

Press release, 11.05.2017 The Central Electoral Commission refused Yabloko’s request to recount votes for parliamentary election of 2016 at a number of polling stations in the Republic of Tatarstan. According to Yabloko, the video recordings, which were made at some of the polling stations, give the grounds for the intervention of the Central Electoral Commission […]

Boris Vishnevsky to tell about Yabloko’s history

Press release, 10.05.2017 On Friday, 12 May, head of Yabloko’s faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Boris Vishnevsky will give a lecture on the history of the party.

Yabloko starts litigation for the return of direct mayoral elections in Krasnoyarsk

Press release, 10.05.2017 Maxim Bombakov, an activist of the Krasnoyarsk branch of Yabloko, sues for the return of direct mayoral election in the Siberian city of Kransnoyarsk. The regional court requested to bring the Kransnoyarsk Territory Legislative Assembly into the proceedings.

St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko commemorated victims of the Second World War

Press release, 08.05.2017 On 8 May, deputies of Yabloko’s faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly and party activists commemorated victims of the Second World War laying flowers at the memorial at the Piskaryovskoye Cemetery.

“The 9th of May is the day of independence and liberty”

Press release, 05.05.2017 Yabloko leaders and party activists laid wreaths and flowers at the Internal Flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin Walls. Members of Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee Alexei Arbatov, Sergei Mitrokhin,Grigory Yavlinsky and party Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov also participated in this anti-war memorial action.

Unidentified individuals tired to burn Yabloko activist’s house in the Tver Region

Press release, 04.05.2017 The house of Vladimir Yegorov, Chair of Yabloko’s local branch in Toropets, the Tver Region, was attacked. On May 2, unidentified individuals broke windows of his house and intended to set the place on fire.

Mitrokhin qualifies the appointment of Deputy Prime Minister’s son CEO as a conflict of interests

Press release, 02.05.2017 Sergei Mitrokhin, a member of Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee and head of the party’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre, applied to the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Government of the RF demanding to verify compliance of the appointment of Deputy Prime Ministers’s son CEO with the legislation on the prevention and management of conflict […]

Lev Shlosberg made a speech at a rally of trade unions

Press release, 02.05.2017 On 1 May, deputy of the Pskov Region Legislative Assembly Lev Shlosberg made a speech at a rally organised by trade unions. “Today a wonderful word is pronounced here – solidarity. Solidarity is our answer to injustice,” the politician said addressing the public.

Federal Security Service forced a defender of the indigenous small numbered peoples to flee form Russia

Pavel Sulyandziga is applying for asylum in the USA Representative of the indigenous small numbered peoples of Russia in the UN, public person Pavel Sulyandziga is applying for political asylum in the USA. A criminal case is likely to be faked against him in Russia. The Federal Security Service threatens his friends, family and colleagues. […]