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

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko demanded resignation of the head of the regional Ministry of Healthcare

Press Release, 20.05.2020

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party appealed to Gleb Nikitin, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, with a demand to dismiss David Melik-Guseynov, Deputy Governor and Minister of Healthcare of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.

Earlier, the Minister published a post on his social networks criticising doctors of the Sormovskaya emergency medical station, who were outraged by the government’s failure to fulfill promises on additional payments to medical workers. The Minister of Healthcare called them provocateurs, intimidated them and threatened medical personnel with police.

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Administration of the city of Priozersk, the Leningrad Region, intends to hold public hearings on landfill reсultivation during the pandemic

Press Release, 19.05.2020

Despite the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the Leinigrad Region in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration of the Priozersky municipal district of the Leningrad Region intends to hold public hearings on the recultivation of the local landfill. District officials turned down the proposal of the Yabloko branch in the Leningrad Region to postpone the hearing until the coronavirus restrictions were completely lifted. Public hearings are scheduled for May 25.

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The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko seeks that allowances to medical staff for work with COVID-19 patients are paid

Press Release, 19.05.2020

Прошу помочь в распространении заявления сотрудников Скорой помощи.

Опубликовано Андреем Автонеевым Понедельник, 18 мая 2020 г.

On 18 May, employees of the Ivanovo ambulance station with the support of the Ivanovo branch of Yabloko filed a complaint with the regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Governor of the Ivanovo region. The appeal was signed by about 30 people. Drivers and paramedics of the ambulance station complain that only a few received the promised allowances for working with COVID-positive patients.

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Andrei Babushkin’s online lecture on police actions during the pandemic will be held at Yabloko Party University

Press Release, 18.05.2020

On 28 May, Andrei Babushkin’s online lecture “Police Actions During the Pandemic” will be held at Yabloko Party University. The lecture will begin at 16.00.

Andrei Babushkin is member of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party, Chairman of the Committee for Civil Rights and member of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights under the President of Russia.

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Young people are dissatisfied with the state system of falsehood

Alexander Gnezdilov comments for the influential Japanese newspaper Putin’s record drop in popularity

Press Release, 18.05.2020

Alexander Gnezdilov, member of the Yabloko Party’s Federal Political Committee, gave a commentary for the influential Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun for an article where the newspaper’s special correspondent investigated the causes of a serious drop in President Vladimir Putin’s rating and a noticeable increase in opposition moods among young Russians.

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The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko appealed to the Investigative Committee in connection with the non-payment of compensations promised to drivers of the city ambulance

Press Release, 18.05.2020

On 18 May, Andrei Avtoneyev, Chairman of the Ivanovo regional branch of the Yabloko party, and employees of the emergency medical station, filed a complaint with the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Ivanovo Region.

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Yabloko’s Boris Vishnevsky sent to Governor Beglov proposals that would help unload the queues of ambulances gathering by St. Petersburg hospitals

Press Release, 18.05.2020

Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, turned to St.Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov with a proposal to take urgent measures to remedy the situation in St. Petersburg when citizens who have been diagnosed with a coronavirus infection should wait for the ambulance for 10-11 hours after the call.

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The Tatarstan branch of Yabloko conducted one-person pickets against the conscription slavery  

Press Release, 15.05.2020

On May 15, the International Day of Conscientious Objectors to Military Service, Ruslan Zinatullin, Chairman of the regional branch of the Yabloko party in Tatarstan, held a series of one-person pickets (that do not require any permissions from the authorities) against the conscription slavery in Russia and against human rights violations in the Russian army. The picketing was held by the military commissariat in the Volga and Vakhitovsky districts of Kazan.

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Soldiers’ graves are the greatest preachers of peace

Open letter of the Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko, 13.05.2020

On May 11-13, 2020, a number of media published news under provocative headlines and texts about the annual action in memory of the victims of the Second World War conducted by our colleague Sergei Dustin. These publications, together with the video, became the reason for the preliminary investigation of Dustin’s actions by the Investigative Committee under Article 354.1 “Rehabilitation of Nazism”.

Meanwhile, the essence of Sergei’s memorial action is that on May 9 he laid flowers first to the mass burial of Soviet soldiers who died in April 1945, and then to the international memorial burial of victims of the Second World War in Baltiysk. The video published in social networks and the above media clearly show his speech that the Second World War brought suffering to all peoples, not only Europe, but the whole world. The Soviet Union suffered terrible, impossible losses. For the German people, this tragedy is no less terrible than for other countries, including the USSR… All these people are victims of the criminal policy of unleashing wars… and the people (war criminals) who are to blame for unleashing the Second World War are worthy of no memory…

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Online conference on the situation with migrants in Russia during the pandemic

Press Release, 15.05.2020

On Tuesday, 19 May, the Social Democratic Faction of the Yabloko Party, Yabloko’s Gender Faction, and the Committee for Combating Xenophobia will hold an online conference “The situation with Migrants in Russia during the Pandemic”. The conference will begin at 16.00 MSK.

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Changes to electoral laws present new opportunities for manipulation

Statement by the Yabloko party, 15.05.2020

On 13 May, the State Duma adopted in the second and third reading the bills toughening election legislation and providing additional opportunities for distortion of election results.

In particular, the new norms complicate registration of candidates through collection of signatures, contribute to the expansion of the practices of voting outside the designated premises, as well as apply postal and remote electronic voting. In addition, changes in legislation directly affect the right to participate in elections for new categories of citizens.

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Impunity of the police means lawlessness of citizens

Statement by the Yabloko party, 14.05.2020

On 13 May, the Russian government introduced to the State Duma a package of amendments to the Law “On Police”, unreasonably expanding the powers of the police and threatening the rights of citizens. The Yabloko party considers the adoption of this bill unacceptable.

In particular, it is proposed to introduce a rule exempting a police officer from liability “for actions committed in the performance of duties assigned to the police and in connection with the exercise of the rights granted to the police”. The amendments grant police officers the right to open fire on citizens not during an attack, but in the case of actions regarded as a “threat of attack”. It is proposed to exempt the police from the obligation to introduce themselves and explain the claims and the reasons for the detention, “when it is necessary to immediately stop the crime”. Police are given the right to open cars, virtually, without any reason, as well as the right to cordon off or block territories, houses and buildings, and search citizens and their cars inside the cordon.

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Nikolai Rybakov on the Russian parliament’s hurried legitimisation of police lawlessness and creation of the basis for further election fraud

Nikolai Rybakov’s FB post, 13.05.2020

Today two resonant bills were submitted to the State Duma: on voting by mail and on the right of policemen to open cars. So, under the auspices of the fight against the epidemic, the authorities take the most vile steps – legitimisation of police lawlessness and creation of the basis for election fraud. And the law on voting by mail has already been adopted immediately in the second and third readings.

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The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko demands to re-allocate budget funds from festivals and mass events to the aid to doctors, citizens and businesses

Press Release, 12.05.2020

The Ivanovo regional branch of the Yabloko party appealed to the Governor and deputies of the Ivanovo Regional Duma with a demand to amend the regional budget. Namely, to redistribute more than 21 million roubles allocated to mass events and festivals, in favour of doctors and medical workers, population and the affected business.

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The Ryazan branch of Yabloko asks the city administration explain how the money allocated before COVID-19 for recreation of children during summer holidays will be spent

Press Release, 12.05.2020

The Ryazan branch of the Yabloko asked Yelena Sorokina, head of the Ryazan administration, to publicly explain how the money allocated before the COVID-19 epidemic for recreation of children during summer holidays would be spent, as children’s summer activities were banned due to the pandemic. A separate issue was what happened to the already held auctions that had determined the contractors.

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The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko calls on the regional government to recruit medical students to work with patients with COVID-19 exclusively on a voluntary basis

Press Release, 12.05.2020

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko sent an appeal to the Deputy Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region and the Rector of the Medical University on the inadmissibility to forcibly involve medical students to work with patients with coronavirus.

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Yabloko releases a documentary “Boris Misnik. A man from Monchegorsk”

Press Release, 12.05.2020

Yabloko releases a documentary “Boris Misnik. A man from Monchegorsk”. It is dedicated to one of the leaders of our party – Boris Grigoryevich Misnik.

In the 1990s, Boris Misnik headed the Russian Mining and Metallurgical Union and was a State Duma deputy from the Yabloko party. The childhood years of Boris Misnik fell on the Second World War period. He and his family were evacuated to Sakhalin. Most of his life has been connected with the North, where he was born and worked for many years.

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Nikolai Rybakov laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier paying tribute to the vicitms of the Second World War

Press Release, 9.05.2020

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the walls of the Moscow Kremlin in the Alexander Garden in memory of those who defended the country in the Second World War.

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The Omsk branch of Yabloko calls on the Governor of the region to provide financial support to pensioners during the period of COVID-19 restrictive measures

Press Release, 5.05.2020

The Governor must consider provision of benefits to pensioners, especially for those whose pension is less than the subsistence minimum established in the Omsk region. Such a proposal was sent by the Omsk regional branch of the Yabloko party to Alexander Burkov, Governor of the region.

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The web-site of the Altai branch of Yabloko tops the most popular political web-sites in the Siberian Federal District

Press Release, 5.05.2020

According to the Internet portal, the web-site of the Altai Regional Branch of the Yabloko party topped the most popular political web-sites in the Siberian Federal District in April. It ranked 21st (20th in March) out of 940 information resources in the Russian Federation. The web-site of the Novosibirsk regional branch of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation ranked 22nd, whereas the popularity of this web-site was largely due to the fact that the Mayor of Novosibirsk is Anatoly Lokot, member of the Communist Party.

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