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

Leader of a Russian opposition party congratulates the People’s Democratic Party with entering the Turkish Parliament

Dear Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş, Dear Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ, I am pleased to congratulate the Peoples’ Democratic Party protecting the rights of the Kurds with entering the Turkish parliament!

Boris Mezdrich will head YABLOKO list at the elections to Novosibirsk region Legislative Assembly

Press release, 05.06.2015 Former head of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet theatre Boris Mezdrich will head YABLOKO list of candidates at the elections to the Lagislative Assembly of the Novosibirsk region. Boris Mezdrich was dismissed in March 2015 because of the scandal around Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhauser put on by theatre director Timofei […]

YABLOKO celebrated World Environment Day

Press release, 05.06.2015 On June 5, World Environment Day, YABLOKO conducted picketing outside the Ministry for Natural Resources and the Environment of Russia. YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin and Secretary of YABLOKO Political Committee Galina Mikhaleva participated in the action.

Mitrokhin demands to demolish the monument to Stalin in Lipetsk

Press release, 03.06.2015 YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhim called to demolish a monument to Joseph Stalin in Lipetsk and bring the Communist party to responsibility for erecting it. The appeals were forwarded to prosecutor of the Sovetsky district of Lipetsk Mikhail Makeyev, deputy head of the city administration Anna Shamayeva and chief of Lipetsk regional office […]

YABLOKO will run in elections independently

However, is ready to negotiate with RPR-PARNAS in single-mandate constituencies By Viktor Khamrayev, Kommersant, 2.06.2015 The YABLOKO party will run independently in the upcoming regional elections, however, it may nominate any nonpartisan candidates recognizing YABLOKO’s coalition principles to run on behalf of YABLOKO. This was announced by party leader Sergei Mitrokhin, who also added that […]

The YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly did not support budget cuts for 2016

Statement by the YABLOKO faction in St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, 3.06.2015 STATEMENT On the draft Law on St.Petersburg Budget “On the Introduction of Changes and Amendments into St.Petersburg Law “On the Budget of St.Petersburg for 2015 and for the Period of 2016-2017”

Stigmatisation of NGOs working in the field of education and science is a way towards degeneration of the Russian nation

Statement by YABLOKO Bureau, 2.06.2015 The government’s policies in respect of the remaining fragments of the civil society aim at their complete elimination and lead Russia to even greater backwardness.

Come-back to anti-constitutional practices in family and marital relations is unacceptable

YABLOKO Buereau statement, 02.06.2015 The marriage of 17-year-old Kheda Goylabiyeva and Chechen police chief Nazhud Guchigov under support of Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of Chechnya, is a dangerous precedent of a come-back to traditional practices which are contrary to the Consitution principals. It is a case of obvious underage forced marriage, possibly as a second wife. […]

Petrozavodsk Mayor Galina Shirshina may be removed from office on June 3, Valentina Karelova, 02.06.2015 Mayor of Petrozavodsk [the capital of the Republic of Karelia] Galina Shirshina doesn’t rule out that during the session of the City Council, which will take place on 3 June, deputies can go beyond giving low estimation to her work. Nevertheless, she is not going to rest on oars and is […]

Human rights defenders conducted picketing against “sadists’ law”

Press release, 01.06.2015 On May 29, the human rights defenders conducted a series of one-person pickets against the governmental bill broadening the possibilities of using force and impact munition against prisoners. The picket took place outside the State Duma.