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

Emilia Slabunova on the excavation of the Sandarmokh mass grave and the accusations against historian Yuri Dmitriyev

Ekho Moskvy website, 13.11.2018

Why do experts doubt that excavation of Sandarmokh [a Soviet mass grave in the Republic of Karelia] is legal? Why cannot the excavation team prove that they are authorised to dig up the place where thousands of victims of political reprisals are buried? Why do MPs in the Republic of Karelia are reluctant to consider this issue? Is there a way to elicit the truth about what is going on in Sandarmokh?

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Yabloko Chair arrives in Veliky Novgorod to support Yabloko’s mayoral candidate

Press release, 14.11.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova arrived in Veliky Novgorod, North-West Russia, to support Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the regional party branch and an MP in the Veliky Novgorod City Duma, who is running for the city mayor position. The mayor is appointed by the city parliament MPs because direct mayoral elections were cancelled. Regional Yabloko branch insists on the reintroduction of direct mayoral elections, and Anna Cherepanova introduced the initiative to the city parliament more than once. However, she put herself forward as a mayoral candidate to be considered on the competition basis. Cherepanova applied for the post along with nine other candidates. Today she presented her programme to the regional MPs. Read more »

“If assigning state property to shell companies is not stopped, there will be nothing left in Russia”

Deputy Head of Yabloko Centre for Anti-Corruption Policy on the case of officials Obnosov and Prikhodko
Alexei Karnaukhov’s blog post on Ekho Moskvy website, 9.11.2018

The cases of officials Obnosov and Prikhodko and the commercial interest of their families in space industry revealed by Novaya Gazeta have clearly shown three major problems of anti-corruption policy in our country.

Image: Boris Obnosov and Dmitry Medvedev. By RIA Novosti

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Live broadcast of the conference in memory of environmentalist Alexei Yablokov

Press release, 12.11.2018

A conference in memory of Alexei Yablokov, a renowned environmental scientist and founder of Yabloko’s Green Russian Faction, is bing held at Moscow’s Darwin Museum. Live broadcast is available. Colleagues, followers and students of the famous scientist participate in the conference. The premiere of the film about Alexei Yablokov will take place later this evening.

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Yabloko demands that head of the Russian Investigative Committee take the investigation of the attack on one of the party leaders in Kabardino-Balkaria under his personal control

Press Release, 9.11.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova demanded that Alexander Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, take the investigation into the attack on Adam Medaliyev, one of the party leaders in Kabardino-Balkaria, under his personal control. On 7 November, unidentified assailants attacked him, beat him, and set his car on fire in the evening of the same day. Read more »

One of Yabloko leaders attacked in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria

Press release, 8.11.2018

Adam Medaliyev, one of Yabloko leaders in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, was attacked late 7 November.

When Medaliyev arrived at his house on the outskirts of Nalchik two unidentified persons in medical face masks called him, knocked him down, and began beating him. One of the attackers had a baseball bat. However, Medaliyev managed to do a knees-to-chest pose and show resistance. The attackers got away in a car without a number plate.

Adam Medalieyev, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova, Chair of Kabardino-Balkarian Yabloko branch Khakim Kuchmezov

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Yabloko is the party of a moral choice

Decision by Yabloko Federal Political Committee, 25.10.2018

Yabloko is the party of the European values. Yabloko has abided by democratic principles and employed lawful methods to gain power and political influence since the time the party was founded 25 years ago.

We are the party of public affairs, we participate in elections and use parliamentary mechanisms. Read more »

Yabloko Centre for New Municipal Policy to deliver a lecture on municipal improvement

Press release, 6.11.2018

On 12 November, Yabloko Centre for New Municipal Policy will deliver a lecture on municipal improvement for deputies of local councils and civil activists.

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Yabloko commemorates victims of political reprisals in Cheboksary

Press release, 1.11.2018

The Yabloko party participated in a rally commemorating the victims of political repressions on Cheborsary on 30 October.
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Supreme Court cancels decision to dissolve Krasnodar branch of Yabloko

Press release, 1.11.2018

Russia’s Supreme Court cancelled the decision of the Krasnodar Regional Court to dissolve the Krasnodar branch of Yabloko on the grounds of procedural faults and remitted the case for a new reconsideration.

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Yabloko Gender Faction resumes work in Bashkortostan

Press release, 1.11.2018

Yabloko activists in Bashkortostan decided to resume the work of the Gender Faction in the republic. The design was made during a party meeting on 30 October. Read more »

Irkutsk branch of Yabloko commemorates victims of the Great Terror

Press release, 1.11.2018

The Irkutsk branch of Yabloko participated in series of one-person pickets to commemorates the victims of the Great Terror.

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Yabloko commemorates victims of political reprisals in Ufa

Press release, 1.11.2018

On the Remembrance Day of the Victims of Political Repressions members of the Bashkiria Republic branch of Yabloko visited a memorial in Ufa, brought flowers and commemorated their relatives and friends who suffered from repressions. Read more »

Vladimir Putin through his Administration refuses to grant a pardon to Oleg Sentsov upon Yabloko’s request

Press release, 01.11.2018

Vladimir Putin will not consider granting a pardon to a Ukranian film director Oleg Sentsov without Sentsov’s personal petition and a recommendation from the governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District where the prisoner is serving his sentence. This follows from the response of the Presidential Directorate for Protection of Citizens’ Constitutional Rights to Yabloko Bureau’s appeal. Read more »

Yabloko joins a ceremony to commemorate Soviet political prisoners in Chelyabinsk

Press release, 31.10.2018

On 30 October, the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Reprisals, Yabloko activists in Chelyabinsk participated in the Returning the Names ceremony. The memorial ceremony takes place every year to commemorate victims of the Great Terror. Read more »

Yabloko commemorates victims of political reprisals in St. Petersburg

Press release, 31.10.2018

On 30 October, the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Reprisals, activists of the St. Petersburg branch of the Yabloko party took part in the Returning the Names memorial action to pay tribute to the victims of Joseph Stalin’s reprisals. Read more »

Yabloko speaks out against installing a monument to Joseph Stalin in Novosibirsk

Press release, 31.10.2018

On 30 October, the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko participated in a rally to commemorate the victims of political reprisals. The activists of the party also joined an action against the installation of a monument to Joseph Stalin in Novosibirsk. Read more »

A ceremony to commemorate victims of political repressions takes place in Barnaul

Press release, 31.10.2018

On 30 October, the Barnaul branch of Yabloko participated in a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the Great Terror. Alexander Kondrov, Deputy Chair of the Altai Krai party branch, told those present about his relatives who were repressed. Alexander Goncharenko, Chair of Yabloko in the Altai Krai, said that 150,000 people in the region had been repressed: 40,000 of them had been imprisoned while 15,000 had been executed.

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Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko commemorates victims of political reprisals

Press release, 31.10.2018

On 28 October, activists of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko participated in the Returning the Names memorial action to pay tribute to the victims of Joseph Stalin’s reprisals. According to the participants of the action, it is impossible to bury the most tragic chapters of the Soviet history. Yabloko activists and representatives of other political movements commemorated the residents of Nizhny Novgorod who were repressed during the Soviet times. Read more »

“The current political system is a step away from becoming a political mechanism of terror”

Press release, 29.10.2018

On 29 October, the eve of the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Reprisals, leaders and activists of the Yabloko party took part in the Returning the Names memorial action to pay tribute to the victims of Joseph Stalin’s reprisals.

The participants of the action, one after another, read out the names of people executed in Moscow in the years of the Great Terror. In 1937-1938, over 30,000 people were killed in Moscow.

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova read out the name of Kuzma Kochetov, a locksmith who was executed on 27 September 1937. Yabloko leader also spoke about today’s political prisoners – Yuri Dmitriyev, Sergei Koltyrin and Oyub Titiev. She called upon the government to releases them and other political prisoners.

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova (right) and Yabloko Deputy Chair Nikolai Rybakov (centre) Read more »