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

Yabloko proposes to give the right to vote to those who can not sign for the ballot

Press Release, 20.12.2018

Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, offeres to provide an opportunity to vote with a facsimile signature to people who can not sign for receiving the ballot and put a mark in it. Vishnevsky submitted the corresponding amendments to the federal electoral law to the Russian Parliament (the State Duma). Read more »

 Reverse the decision on the administrative prosecution of Lev Ponomarev! 

Decision of the Federal Council No 49, 19.12.2018 

Following the decision of the Tverskoy Distroct Court a renowned human rights defender and political activist Lev Ponomarev was sentenced to a long-term administrative detention.

Lev Ponomarev was brought to account for posting on the Internet some information about an event that was organised by the parents of the young people prosecuted with regard to the Novoye Velichiye (“New Greatness”) and Set (“Network”) cases. There are no grounds for the administrative prosecution of Lev Ponomarev. Read more »

Moscow municipal deputies can get the right to approve appointment and dismiss heads of districts administrations, heads of out-patient clinics and school principals

Press Release, 19.12.2018

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova appealed to the Moscow parliament (the Moscow City Duma) urging deputies to support a bill that would allow municipal deputies to approve appointment of heads of districts administrations, heads of out-patient clinics and schools and kindergartens principals, heads of the state budgetary institution providing utility services to citizens (Zhilishchnik) and engineering services, as well as to initiate their dismissal from posts. Read more »

Build schools – build the future!

Decision of the Federal Council No 48, 19.12.2018

The YABLOKO party stands for the priority of education, development of future generations and creation of conditions for their self-realisation. High-quality and affordable education is the foundation of development and prosperity of the country. In the 21st century, it is the education which determines what countries will be able to pave their “road to the future”: develop new technologies, renewable energy, culture and arts, and what countries will remain in the past forever. The Russian authorities do not understand the strategic role of education, which explains the wrong priorities of the state budget [policies] and the incompetent policy of optimization of the social sphere resulting in the closure of schools and institutions of supplementary education, outflow of specialists [from the sector] and endless increase of the burden onto teachers.

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Yabloko mark 25 years in action

ALDE, 17.12.2018

Yabloko, ALDE Party member party in Russia, held its Federal Council from 15-16 December in Moscow with more than 150 representatives of all the regional party branches gathering to discuss the situation in Russia as well as the ongoing reform of the party. Read more »

Boris Vishnevsky: Darkness is falling but we should bring on the sun rise

A speech by Boris Vishnevsky at the meeting of the Federal Council of Yabloko
Press release, 17.12.2018

I see the current state of affairs as darkness before the sun rise. I can see that the darkness is falling but I hope that the sun will rise. It is our task to bring it on.

We have been fighting against it [the darkness] during all the 25 years of Yabloko’s existence. However, it is not possible to understand what to do next if we do not see the reason why darkness fell.

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Lev Shlosberg: We can hear you. We understand you. We will not give up. We will not betray you.

Lev Shlosberg’s speech at the meeting of Yabloko Federal Council
Press release, 17.12.2018

Dear colleagues, supporters of our party and citizens of Russia!

Millions of people in our country categorically disapprove of what is going on in our Russia now.

Tens of millions of people do not believe that there is a way to change the state of affairs.

Even among those who believe in changes there are few people who think that changes can be achieved in a peaceful way without any bloodshed.

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The Federal Council of Yabloko spoke in favour of a large-scale reform of the party

Press Release, 16.12.2018

Yabloko will respond to the present challenges and threats with a large-scale modernisation of the party which envisages broadening the party membership and will be  based on Yabloko’s social-liberal values, political, moral and intellectual protest against the political system of lies and imitation formed by Vladimir Putin. This decision was made by the Federal Council of the party on December 16.

The main goal of Yabloko remains the same: ensuring human rights and freedoms for all residents of the country, welfare and success of Russia and its citizens, building a modern and efficient democratic state with a powerful market economy that provides equal opportunities for each member of society. The party will work for Russia’s positive future and the universal humanistic values ​​of freedom, peace, trust and solidarity.

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“The truth will be the most important thing, and we are telling the truth”

Yabloko leaders at the Federal Council of the party
Press release, 15.12.2018

On 15th December, the leaders of Yabloko shared their opinion on the situation in the country and proposed their strategies of work in the present condition during the meeting of the Federal Council of the party.

Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chair of the Yabloko party, spoke about a strategy that will allow for a decent future for Russia.

He noted that “post-truth” had become one of the key terms to describe the situation in the world today. The Russian government forges the real agenda, conceals problems, creates an imaginary world that has nothing to do with real life.

Nikolai Rybakov

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Grigory Yavlinsky: Why modern Russia needs Yabloko

Press release, 15.12.2018

“Yabloko should become the party of the real future of Russia: the party of peace, moral choice and values,” Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of Yabloko Federal Political Committee, said at the meeting of the Federal Council of the Yabloko party.

“It is our responsibility. Our mission is the moral and professional choice in politics. It is crucial that people trust us,” he added. Read more »

Emilia Slabunova: Our goal is to enter the parliament in 2021

The politician named the main aspects of the party reform

Press release, 15.12.2018

The aim of the Yabloko party is to enter the parliament in 2021 – this what Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair, has stated at the Federal Council meeting earlier today. Representatives of the 77 party branches gathered in Moscow to discuss the reform of the party that is taking place now.

“The situation is changing. It is crucial that our party does not miss some important opportunities. The social well-being is in decline now, this is why the demand for changes has increased. Our aim is to enter the parliament in 2021”. Read more »

Yavlinsky: Russia is on the edge of a big war – not a hybrid war but a real one

Press release, 15.12.2018

Grigory Yavlinsky, Chair of Yabloko Federal Political Committee, gave a speech at the Federal Council of the Yabloko party. According to the politician, Russia is on the edge of a full-fledged war.

Yavlinsky says that the root of the problem is the attempt of the Kremlin to control Kiev and curtail the sovereignty of the neighbouring state as well the refusal of the elite to acknowledge Ukraine and Ukrainian people as an equal. Read more »

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko calls for the free registration of candidates in gubernatorial elections

Press Release, 13.12.2018

During the signing ceremony of the Agreement “For Fair Elections”, which is annually organised by the Public Chamber of the Chelyabinsk Region for representatives of regional political parties, Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko, proposed to supplement the agreement with a memorandum “For free and fair registration of candidates for the post of governor of the Chelyabinsk region”. Read more »

The Novgorod branch of Yabloko proposes to redirect 41 million roubles from the needs of officials to the resettlement of emergency houses and aid for people with disabilities

Press Release, 13.12.2018

Anna Cherepanova, head of the Yabloko faction in the Duma of Novgorod (North-West Russia), submitted amendments to the draft city budget for 2019. Cherepanova urged not to increase spending on labour remuneration for officials higher than the inflation index (4.3 per cent), nullify budget expenditures on PR of the Novgorod authorities in the media, optimise transportation expenses of officials, reduce budget investments of “Novgorod Vodokanal” (a unitary municipal company supplying water to the city), replacing them with the company’s own funds.
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Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko holds pickets on the Constitution Day

Press release, 12.12.2018

On 12th December, the Constitution Day, the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko and a number of civil activists held pickets to remind the local residents and regional authorities of some articles from the fundamental law. The activists called upon the government to abide by the Constitution. They held placards quoting some articles of the Constitution.

The action attacked a lot of attention from local residents, journalists and bloggers.
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Presidential Administration received a letter from Moscow municipal deputies against transportation of Moscow garbage to Russia’s regions

Press release, 12.12.2018

On December 12, a delegation of Moscow municipal deputies handed over to the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation an open letter against transportation of municipal garbage from Moscow to other Russian regions.

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Galina Mikhaleva: Russia needs a law on gender equality

Press release, 12.12.2018

Chair of Yabloko Gender Faction Galina Mikhaleva participated in the All-Russia Civil Forum 2018. She took part in the discussion dedicated to the problems of domestics violence, labour discrimination and sexual harassment. Read more »

Chuvashia Republic branch of Yabloko holds a discussion on the consequences of political censorship

Press release, 12.12.2018

The Chuvashia Republic branch of Yabloko held a round table on the consequences of political censorship in mass media. Representative of other political parties and public groups also took part in the discussion. Read more »

St. Petersburg Administration bans a rally in support of political prisoners on a pretext

Press release, 11.12.2018

Yabloko MP in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly Boris Vishnevsky called upon the interim governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov to investigate the decision of the Committee on the Rule of Law, Law Enforcement and Security not to authorise a rally in support of political prisoners. According to the MP, the City Administration refused to authorise the action on the pretext that another event (a campaign to encourage local residents to donate blood) had already been authorised in that area at the same day and time.

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Municipal deputies protest against taking solid municipal waste from Moscow to other regions

Press release, 11.12.2018

On 12th December, Moscow municipal deputies will bring an open letter to the Presidential Administration stating their disagreement with the policy of taking solid municipal waste from Moscow to other regions of Russia. They also suggest intruding modern recycling technology.

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