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

“The elections are over but life goes on” – Grigory Yavlinsky launches new books and a website dedicated to presidential campaign

Press release, 18.10.2018

A politician and economist Grigory Yavlinsky launched a new website dedicated to his presidential election campaign and his new books at ceremony that took place in Yabloko office in Moscow. Yavlinsky answered the questions of the audience and signed autographs. Read more »

Condolences on the tragedy in Kerch


Grigory Yavlinsky: Young students were killed [in a college] in Kerch [Crimea]. Terrible pain. My deepest condolences to relatives and friends and strength and health to the wounded.


Emilia Slabunova: At least 10 people died and another 50 were injured in the explosion in a college in Kerch. My condolences to the families and friends of the victims. I am wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

Children are vicitms of grownups’ vices. Let the memory of those killed in Kerch be blessed.


Grigory Yavlinsky: How to fight a mafia state

Grigory Yavlinsky website, 16.10.2018

We should have thought ahead on 18 March, of course [the presidential election 2018]. On that day Putin was given the mandate to raise the retirement age, raise taxes (increase the VAT), continue wars in Ukraine and Syria, international isolation, arms race, gubernatorial merry-go-round… It is a pity as everything has been clear from the beginning, and there was an alternative.

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Yabloko on the runoff mayoral elections in Novosibirsk

Press release based on a statement by the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko, 16.10.2018

The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko released a statement putting forward an initiative to reintroduce mayoral runoff elections. The statement was addressed to Novosibirsk Mayor Anatoly Lokot and city parliament MPs. Read more »

Yabloko Centre for New Municipal Policy to hold a round table on the safety of municipal deputies

Press release, 16.10.2018

On 22 October, Yabloko Centre for New Municipal Policy will hold a round table on the safety of municipal deputies in Moscow.

Yabloko deputies who were elected to municipal councils in September 2017 have faced pressure on behalf of their opponents, government representatives and law enforcement. Read more »

A state-financed institution takes away Yabloko municipal deputy’s reports from mail boxes

Press release, 15.10.2018

On 12 October, Yabloko activists delivered reports on the work carried out by Yabloko municipal deputy Irina Kopkina in Moscow’s Strogino District over the course of a year. Later that evening local residents posted on social media that representatives of Zhilishchnilk, a state funded institution responsible for housing and utilities services, were supposedly taking away the reports from mail boxes. Some local residents were outraged by this action – they called Irina Kopkina and told her about what had happened. Read more »

Yabloko holds action for accessible healthcare

Press release, 15.10.2018

On 14 October, the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko held a picket for accessible healthcare.

Read more »

One of the authors of the Russian Constitution Victor Sheinis about the idea of “pinpointing changes” to the Constitution

Press Release, 12.10.2018

A few days ago, Valery Zorkin, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, said that it is necessary to “pinpoint changes” to the Russian Constitution in order to eliminate the shortcomings of the Fundamental Law of the Russian Federation.

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Emilia Slabunova introduces bill on the repeal of municipal filter in gubernatorial elections

Press release, 12.10.2018

Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair and an MP in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, introduced a bill on the repeal of the municipal filter in the gubernatorial elections. Read more »

Yabloko calls upon party supporters to become members of electoral commissions

Press release, 12.10.2018

New district electoral commissions which will function over the course of the next five years will be soon formed in Moscow. Yabloko calls upon the party supporters to put their candidacies for election commission members forward. Read more »

Yabloko MP in Veliky Novgorod initiates the reintroduction of direct mayoral elections

Press release, 11.10.2018

Anna Cherepanova, a Yabloko MP in the Veliky Novgorod city parliament, put forward an initiative on the reintroduction of direct mayoral elections. Read more »

A political reform will return meaning to the elections

We demand a political reform and the cancellation of the municipal filter
Statement by Yabloko Bureau, 11.10.2018

Election campaigns of different levels, including gubernatorial elections in 25 regions of Russia, took place in September 2018. As a result, 19 new governors were elected with the support of United Russia, 2 with the support of LDPR, 1 – The Communist Party, 1 – Just Russia. Runoff elections in two regions will be held later. Read more »

“We all know where these bullets came from”

Press release, 9.10.2018

A rally to commemorate Anna Politkovskaya, a Novaya Gazeta journalist, was held in St. Petersburg on 8th October. She was murdered at an entrance hall of the apartment where she lived in Moscow on 7 October, 2006. Read more »

A family car of a municipal deputy from Yabloko attacked for the second time

Press Release, 8.10.2018

On the night of 4 to 5 October, unidentified persons punctured the tires in the car of the son of Irina Kopkina, Yabloko’s municipal deputy in the Moscow district of Strogino. This has become the second attack on the car of the family of the deputy for the past few months. Kopkina associates the incident with her activities as a municipal deputy. Read more »

Emilia Slabunova: I try to answer my team’s expectations 

by Svetlana Prokudina, specially for the website, 7.10.2018

Today Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova celebrates her birthday. Emilia Edgardovna dedicated many years of her life to Petrozavodsk [capital of the Republic of Karelia] where she started her career as a teacher. Later she became the headmaster of a lyceum and a candidate for the city mayor. Today Emilia Deputy is Yabloko Chair and deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia. The anniversary of the party head coincides with in important date in the history of the organisation – the 25th anniversary of Yabloko’s foundation. Emilia Slabunova gave an interview to where she recalls her first steps in politics and names the main goals of the party. Read more »

Yabloko wished the President of Russia an early retirement at the action on Putin’s birthday

Press Release, 8.10.2018

On 7 October, on the birthday of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko organised a flash mob “For the Raising of…” in the city.

The name of the action is connected with the recent law on raising the retirement age, which was adopted by both the chambers of the Russian parliament – the State Duma and the Federation Council – and was signed by the President of Russia. Yabloko activists asked the flash mob participants to sign greeting cards for the President and write their ideas of “raising it” on balloons. Read more »

Alexander Gnezdilov to give a second lecture on the history of liberalism

Press release, 9.10.2018

Yabloko Deputy Chair Alexander Gnezdilov will deliver a second lecture of the series “The secret history of liberalism in Russia”. The lecture will be dedicated to the developments of 1730. It will take place on 16th October at 20:00. Read more »

Congratulations to Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova on her anniversary!

Greetings from Grigory Yavlinsky, 7.10.2018

The 7th of October if birthday of Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova. Here come greetings from Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, sends Emilia Slabunova greetings on her anniversary:

Dear Emilia Edgardovna,

Happy birthday!

You are a bright and amazing person and politician!

Your ability to hold a stance and find a common language, principles and willingness to compromise, femininity and the ability to make the rigid masculine world take you into account – all this causes enormous respect and often just amazement.

You have taken on a huge burden – a multi-thousand democratic party with millions of voters in a harsh, ignorant and aging authoritarian regime and with full responsibility and tremendous tension are fulfilling your duty and obligations to the country and people.

The Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko, under your leadership, is really coming to renewal, young people are coming to the party en masse, a new dialogue is being formed with our supporters and potential allies.

I am certain that your knowledge of life, your professional experience, and a courageous, honest voice are vital to Russian politics.

With sincere respect and gratitude,

Grigory Yavlinsky

Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko to organise a flash mob on Vladimir Putin’s birthday

Press release, 4.10.2018

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko will organise a flash mob on 7 October, the birthday of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. According to Chair of the regional party branch Yaroslav Shcherbakov, the latest trend is to raise everything – the retirement age, VAT rate, petrol excise duty and so on. “President Putin is the author of these initiatives.” Read more »

Yabloko to participate in Moscow City Duma elections

Election campaign manager Nikolai Rybakov commented on the preparation for the campaign
Press release, 4.10.2018

Yabloko is ready to nominated candidates to run in Moscow City Duma elections in all 45 constituencies. We have to collect approximately 5,000 voters’ signatures in every constituency. We understand that signature collection is a way to withdraw candidates who are out of favour [with the authorities]. However, we will make all possible effort. Read more »