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

Archive for June, 2015

YABLOKO to support street musicians

Announcement, 29.06.2015 On July 2, activists of the YABLOKO party together with street musicians will conduct picketing for freedom of artistic expression in Moscow. Within the past months the street artists have been persecuted by police since their performance is classified as unauthorised public event.

The situation with flooding in Sochi raises concerns

Statement by YABLOKO Bureau, 26.06.2015 On behalf of the YABLOKO party I express condolences in connection with the death of a person during the flooding in Sochi. We are waiting for the objective investigation of the circumstances of the tragedy. The opinion of the environmentalists, who claim that new storm water system wasn’t developed during […]

Leader of the Voronezh branch of YABLOKO inspected the sites of nickel development in the region

Press Release, 29.06.2015 Tatiana Shkred, leader of the Voronezh branch of YABLOKO, inspected the area of exploration works in the copper-nickel deposits in the Voronezh region.

YABLOKO supports local residents opposing a temple construction in park

Press release, 25.06.2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin held a meeting with local residents who oppose the construction of a temple in Torfyanka park, Moscow. More than 300 people came to the meeting. YABLOKO leader focused on the legal bearings of the case.

Trial on Evgeny Vitishko

Announcement, 24.06.2015 On June 25, the Tambov Regional Court will consider Evgeny Vitishko’s appeal against the decision of the Kirsanovsky District Court which refused to relese Vitishko on parole. Lawyer Sergei Loktev will represent Vitishko’s interests. In case the Tambov Regional Court dismisses the motion of the defense, Vitishko will fill a cassation appeal to […]

Opposition collected 10 thousand signatures for resignation of Governor of Karelia

Press release, 24.06.2015 YABLOKO MP in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia Emilia Slabunova brought ten thousand signatures for resignation of Governor of Karelia Alexander Khudilaynen to Presidental Administraion. The opposition accuse the governor of politically motivated persecution of his opponents and bad economic situation, that is why in April they founded a public committee demanding […]

Teachers of Udmurtia protest against salary reduction

Press release, 23.06.2015 Activists of the Udmurtia Teachers’ trade union conducted pickets against reduction of teachers’ salaries. The action took place before the State Council meeting. Sofya Rusova, YABLOKO Chairman adviser, also joined the picket.

YABLOKO lit up 1,418 candles in memory of the Second World War

Press Release, 22.06.2015 YABLOKO’s leaders, party activists and Moscow citizens took part in a memorial action “1,418 candles per every day of the war” commemorating the victims of the Second World War. The action was held in Moscow in the night from June 21 to June 22 (the day the USSR was attacked by Hitler’s […]

The YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly rejected a draft law on the budget of St. Petersburg

Press release, 17.06.2015 The YABLOKO faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg voted against the law on the implementation of the city budget in 2014 in connection with the systemic shortcomings of the budget process in St. Petersburg, that YABLOKO pointed at at all the stages of adopting of the budget last year, runs […]

YABLOKO to light 1418 candles in memory of victims of the Second World War

Announcement, 17.06.2015 On 21 June, on the threshold of Adolf Hitler’s attack on the USSR, YABLOKO will light 1418 candles in memory of victims of Second World War.

Sergei Mitrokhin discussed problems of Eastern partnership in the European Parliament

Press Release, 18.06.2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin took part in the round table on the problems of Eastern partnership conducted by the ALDE Group in the European Parliament.

Putin’s decree on classifying troop losses during peacetime as a state secret was challenged in the Supreme Court

Press release, 16.06.2015 Public activists challenged Putin’s decree classifying war losses sustained during peacetime special operations a state secret in the Supreme Court. These nine applicants are YABLOKO’s MP in the Pskov Legislative Assembly Lev Shlosberg, human rights defender Ivan Pavlov, journalist Grigory Pasko, Timur Olyevsky and others. The applicants claim that the decree violates […]

Sergei Mitrokhin becomes the first Russian politician to participate in the People’s Meeting in Denmark

Press Release, 16.06.2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin is taking part is the so-called People’s Meeting of democrats (Folkemødet) which has been held in Bornholm, Denmark, for the fifth year already.

Sergei Mitrokhin: “Grigory Yavlinsky will complete for the political alternative electorate”

Novaya Gazeta, 15.06.2015 Grigory Yavlinsky’s statement on his readiness to participate in the presidential elections in Russia in 2018, was made by us [in YABLOKO] in the context of the upcoming regional elections, which launches a new political cycle. The YABLOKO party issued a Memorandum of Political Alternative. This is a document, which candidates who […]

YABLOKO collected more than 43 thousand signatures in favour of welfare Sisters Centre

Press release, 12.06.2015 Today the activist of YABLOKO Gender faction and the representatives of the Sisters Centre, a welfare NGO that provides support to sexual violence victims, brought more than 43 500 signatures for preservation of the centre to the Social Security Department.

YABLOKO Bureau called Grigory Yavlisnky the party’s presidential candidate at the elections of 2018

Interfax, 10.06.2015 Moscow. June 10. Interfax – According to the information which appeared on Wednesday on YABLOKO website, the party will nominate Grigory Yavlinsky as YABLOKO candidate for presidential elections of 2018.

Memorandum of Political Alternative

Herewith support the key programme principles of the Coalition of the Political Alternative

YABLOKO candidates for the forthcoming regional elections to sign a political memorandum

Press release, 10.06.2015 Yesterday YABLOKO Bureau approved the text of the Memorandum which each candidate intending to run from YABLOKO at the forthcoming regional elections in September has to sign. The Memorandum of the Political Alternative contains the following ten key points:

YABLOKO Bureau commemorated Yuri Shchekochikhin’s memory

Press release, 09.06.2015 On June 9, 2015, YABLOKO Bureau meeting began with a minute of silence in memory of Yuri Shchekochikhin. He would have been 65 years old today. Yuri Shchekochikhin is a Russian journalist, writer and politician. In 1995 he became deputy of the 2nd State Duma from YABLOKO faction, in 1999 was elected […]

Sergei Mitrokhin congratulates pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party with entering Turkey’s parliament

08.06.2015 YABLKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin has sent a message of greetings on entering Turkey’s parliament to Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş and Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ, co-Chairs of the People’s Democratic Party protecting the rights of Kurds