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

United Russia opposed Yabloko’s bill on easing of municipal filter

Press release, 23.11.2017

Members of the Commission on the mechanism of the government of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly delivered a negative opinion on Yabloko’s bill on the easing of the municipal filter in gubernatorial elections for candidates nominated by parliamentary parties and parties, which have representation in the regional parliament of the constituent entity in question. Read more »

Yabloko’s Yuri Pavlov elected head of the Gdov district of the Pskov region assumed office

Press Release, 21.11.2017

On 21 November, Yabloko’s Yuri Pavlov elected head of the Gdov district of the Pskov region assumed office.

The ceremony was attended by deputies of the district Assembly, heads and deputies of rural settlements of the district, the staff of the district administration, heads of different organisations, and ordinary citizens.

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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.

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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 performance in the presidential campaign: if it is not possible to achieve a succession of power, then a change in the state’s policy – economic, external and internal – can be considered a victory, that would take place if millions of Russian citizens vote for the alternative to the present policies. Read more »

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 citizens in the state, the Russian establishment and the course of the presidential campaign.

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Sergei Mitrokhin calls State Duma Chair not to postpone consideration of animal welfare bill

Press release, 17.11.2017

Chair of the Moscow branch of Yabloko Sergei Mitrokhin has sent an appeal to State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin calling him not to postpone the consideration of the animal welfare bill.

“Pass the law”

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St. Petersburg parliament votes down bill obliging prison administrations to immediately inform prisoners’ relatives on their transfer to a colony

Press release, 15.11.2017

St. Petersburg parliament voted down a bill obliging prison administrations to immediately inform prisoners’ relatives on their transfer to a colony. The bill was introduced by the Yabloko faction. The initiative was supported by 11 deputies out of 50. Read more »

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. Read more »

Yabloko to hold a seminar on LGBT rights

Press release, 10.11.2017

On 15th November, Yabloko will hold a seminar on “LGBT Rights in modern Russia: why and how to protect them” as part of the Gender School of the party. Read more »

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 and professor at Omsk State Railway Engineering University. He applied for the position of Mayor along with other 36 people. The next stage is an interview with the candidates that will be held on 17th November. On 22 November, the deputies of the local city council will elect the Mayor.

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Maria Zakharova and other officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hide their income

Press release, 07.11.2017

Sergei Mitrokhin, the head of Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre, demands that the information on the income of high-ranking officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, including the income of the Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, must be disclosed. At the moment the information is hidden. Read more »

Yabloko commemorates officers who resisted the Bolshevik coup

Press release, 07.11.2017

On November 7, the 100th anniversary of the October Coup of 1917, the Yabloko party commemorated the officers who defended democracy in Russia by resisting the Bolshevik coup in 1917. The activists brought flowers to the former building of Alexandrovsky college, the headquarters of the armed resistance to the Bolsheviks.
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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 Yavlinsky as part of his presidential campaign.

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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.

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Yabloko calls Ryazan authorities to resume subsidies to animals welfare group

Press release, 03.11.2017

The Ryazan Region branch of Yabloko has called the Ryazan city administration to resume the provision of subsidies to the public organisation The Best Friends dealing with animals welfare.

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The act of terror in New York

This is our mutual pain and fear

Another act of terror occurred – this time in New York. It was especially cynical because the act of terror was carried out outside a school and was aimed at the children.

We sympathise with all the victims of the act of terror in New York – this is our mutual pain and fear. We are mourning over the tragedy in New York as if it happened to us.

Emilia Slabunova

Yabloko Chair

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.

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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 the majority of votes in a single-mandate constituency) entered the faction. Read more »

“Our society is ready to become a wall in the way of the state terror aimed at the citizens”

Press release, 29.10.2017

Yabloko leaders and activists participated in an annual action commemorating victims of political reprisals. Thousands of people come to the Solovetsky Stone at Lubyanka Square to read aloud the names of the people who were executed during the Great Terror. This year so many people came that each person received a sheet of paper containing information about only one executed person – his or her family name,  first name, patronymic, age, profession and obit. However, many of those who came  were commemorating their relatives – those who died of were sent to Gulag.

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The Federal Antimonopoly Service filed a case against the participants in the procurement of the Directorate of the Road Safety Improvement Programme on the appeal of Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Police Centre

Press Release, 26.10.2017

The Federal Antimonopoly Service filed a case against the participants in the procurement of the Directorate of the Road Safety Improvement Programme (the Directorate). Earlier, Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre headed by Sergei Mitrokhin, member of Yabloko’s Federal Political Committee, revealed signs of collusion in the purchases of the Directorate for the amount of 38.5 million roubles. The head of the department is an official who was fired in 2008 from the road department of St. Petersburg for financial fraud. Read more »