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 March, 2019

Political Love Story

Grigory Yavlinsky on the results of the investigation of Russia’s interference into the US elections Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 26.03.2019 The investigation by Robert Muller, Special Counsel [of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections] ended without charge or justification. Robert Muller did not find evidence of Donald Trump’s collusion with Vladimir […]

Police searched the office of the Moscow branch of Yabloko for extremist literature

Press Release, 27.03.2019 The police withdrew samples of campaign materials from the office of the Moscow branch of the Yabloko party (Pyatnitskaya 28, Moscow) and intends to check them for extremism.

Nikolai Rybakov on in the persecution of the Moscow branch of Yabloko

FB post by Nikolai Rybakov, 27.03.2019 Today, we have two news related to the prosecution of our party. I will start with the good one: The criminal case against Lev Shlosberg [MP of the Pskov Region parliament and head of the Yabloko branch in Pskov] and the Pskov Yabloko was closed due to the absence […]

Why did people came out on a rally?

FB post by Nikolai Rybakov, 27.03.2019 Why did people came out on a rally? Because they protect their right to vote. This year, the head of Ingushetia proposed to make such amendments to the constitutional law on referendum so that the republic’s leadership could solve the issues of the region’s borders without the consent of […]

Only the Yabloko party supported the protest of thousands of residents of Ingushetia

Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, spoke at the rally in Magas Press Release, 26.03.2019 A rally against amendments to the constitutional law on referendum is held in the city of Magas, the capital of the Republic of Igushetia, today.  If the amendments are adopted, this will allow the leadership of the republic to resolve […]

“Golden Pen 2018”Award: Yabloko’s Lina Zernova won the special prize “For High Quality of Journalistic Work”

Press Release, 25.03.2019 The ceremony of the “Golden Pen – 2018” award for journalists took place in St. Petersburg. Lina Zernova, member of Yabloko St. Petersburg and Co-Chair of the Guild of Environmental Journalists of the Union of Journalists of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, won the special prize of the for High Quality […]

A rally “Free Elections for St. Petersburg!” took place in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 25.03.2019 A mass rally “Free Elections for St. Petersburg!” was held in St. Petersburg on 24 March. The rally was timed to the 30th anniversary of the first free elections to the Supreme Soviet [parliament] of the USSR. Yabloko’s Boris Vishnevsky was a co-anchor of the rally. About 800 people – members and […]

Live Without Fear

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 24.03.2019 In the twentieth year of Putin’s rule, an understanding of freedom in Russia was reduced to the discussion of punishment for posts and likes on the Internet. But what is real freedom? This is primarily life without fear: – when people are not afraid of the police, the National Guard (Rosgvardia) […]

Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, will speak at a rally in Magas, Ingushetia, against the new version of the law on referendum in Ingushetia

Press Release, 25.03.2019   Tomorrow, 26 March, a rally will be held in the city of Magas, the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia, on the issue of preserving the territorial integrity of the Republic. Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, will speak at the rally. Residents of Ingushetia are outraged by the desire of […]

Chair of Yabloko Gender Faction Galina Mikhaleva gave a lecture “Fight for Gender Equality as the Task of the Yabloko Party” for St. Petersburg activists

Press Release, 25.03.2019 On 22 March, Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of the Gender Faction of the Yabloko Party, gave a lecture for St.Peterburg activists in the Yabloko office in St. Petersburg. The lecture was devoted to the struggle for gender equality, the history of the Yabloko Gender faction, Yabloko programme provisions for ensuring gender equility, interaction […]

Emilia Slabunova spoke against the bill on reducing requirements for investors in Karelia

Press Release, 22.03.2019 Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko party and MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, spoke against the bill on reducing the requirements for investors in Karelia at the Karelian parliament today.

Activist of the Krasnodar branch of Yabloko was fined for his repost of the video on the lack of schools in Krasnodar

Press Release, 22.03.2019 Alexander Safronov, member of the Yabloko party from the city of Yeisk in the Krasnodar region, was found guilty of committing an administrative offense under Article 20.33 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation “Conducting activities of an undesirable organistion on the territory of the Russian Federation” because of his repost […]

The first court hearings on the lawsuit of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko to the City Duma on challenging decisions replacing the mayoral election took place.

Press Release, 22.03.2019 The first hearings on the lawsuit of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko to the City Duma were held in the Chelyabinsk Regional Court. The regional branch of the party asks the court to invalidate the decisions of the City Duma approving the regulations on the procedure for holding a competition to select […]

Five years after Crimea: the Consequences

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 18.03.2018 Five years ago, Vladimir Putin, with mass support of Russians annexed Crimea. Today, they talk a lot about the “price of Crimea”, give figures, the size of subsidies, allocations, expenses for the construction of a bridge, etc. However, this is not so much about Crimea as about the stagnant Russian economy […]

An Unreal Victory and a Real Defeat

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 19.03.2018 A year has passed since the presidential election. Many then were saying that the voting itself did not matter, that the result was predetermined, that there were more important things… As a result, a year ago Vladimir Putin received a mandate to change nothing in the country, to keep everything as […]

Statement by the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko on dismissal of journalist Maria Karpenko from the Kommersant newspaper for her criticism of the acting St.Petersburg Governor

Statement of the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko, 20.03.2019 Photo: Maria Karpenko and Boris Vishnevsky, Yabloko MP in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly On Tuesday, 19 March, Maria Karpenko was sacked from her post of correspondent for the Kommersant newspaper. The reason for this outrageous dismissal was [her criticism of Alexander Beglov, acting Governor of St.Petersburg in] […]

The Altai branch of Yabloko will monitor the progress of “garbage reform” in the region

Press Release, 21.03.2019 Alexander Goncharenko, leader of the Altai branch of Yabloko, sent appeals to Ivan Gilev, Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Altai Territory, as well as to Vladimir Popryadukhin, regional Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology, asking them to answer a number of questions about the “garbage reform” that […]

Congratulations to Vasily Popov on his anniversary!

Greetings from Yabloko Chairperson, 21.03.2019 Today Vasily Popov, the leader of the Karelian branch of Yabloko, turns 55. Emily Slabunova, Chair of the Yabloko party, sends Vasily Popov greetings for his jubilee:

Natalia Tumureyeva: Russia needs a law on environmental education

Press Release, 21.03.2019 Natalya Tumureyeva, Chairperson of the Yabloko in Biryatia, became a participant in the meeting of the heads of the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, with environmental activists from Russian regions. The meeting was attended by Ivan Valentik, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, and representatives of 80 […]

The Rostov-Don branch of Yabloko demanded from the authorities to publish information about the volume of garbage accumulated by the region for the past two years

Press Release, 19.03.2019 The Rostov-Don branch of Yabloko sent inquiries to the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage (Rosprirodnadzor) in the Southern Federal District and the Minister of Nature Management and Ecology of the Rostov-Don Region. The regional office of the party demanded to provide information on the volume of municipal solid waste […]