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 October, 2019

Grigory Yavlinsky: “This is a crime of the Stalin’s regime and the entire Bolshevik system”

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 30.10.2019 Lubyanka, 2019. Returning of the Names, an action in memory of victims of political repressions – millions of people were killed [in Stalin’s period]. This is a crime of the Stalin’s regime and the entire Bolshevik system. But the Russian authorities still refuse to give an official legal assessment to […]

Yabloko paid tribute to the memory of victims of political reprisals.

Leaders and activists of Yabloko took part in the Returning of the Names action Press Release, 30.10.2019 On 29 October, on the eve of the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Reprisals, Yabloko leaders and activists took part in the action Returning of the Names organised by the Memorial human rights society. Thousands of […]

“Vladimir Bukovsky realised well that only political work can be productive in the present situation in Russia”.

Grigory Yavlinsky pays tribute to the memory of the legendary human rights defender Condolences from Grigory Yavlinsky, 28.10.2019 Vladimir Bukovsky, legendary human rights defender and Soviet dissident died at the age of 76. In 2007, Bukovsky supported Yabloko in the State Duma elections; in 2008, Yabloko supported Bukovsky’s nomination for the presidency of Russia. Grigory […]

The ALDE congress unanimously adopted a resolution submitted by Yabloko, the British Liberal Democrats and the FDP for the release of political prisoners in Russia and ensuring free and fair elections

Press Release, 28.10.2019 The delegates of the 40th congress of the pan-European party Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), held past weekend in Athens, Greece, unanimously supported the resolution submitted by Yabloko, the British Liberal Democrats and the FDP on the situation in Russia. Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova took part in the Congress. […]

Yabloko to control development of the situation around the Civil Rights Committee

Press Release, 23.102019 On the evening of 22 October, security officials (presumably employees of the Investigative Committee), accompanied by cameras of the NTV television  channel, came to the Moscow office of the human rights organisation Committee “For Civil Rights”, headed by Andrei Babushkin, member of the federal Bureau of the Yabloko party.

Yabloko leaders on the dismissal of renowned members of the Presidential Human Rights Council

Special for the web-site of Yabloko, 22.10.2019 Photo: Vladimir Putin and Mikhail Fedotov. Photo by RIA Novosti President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Valery Fadeyev, former anchor of the Vremya programme on Channel One, as the new head of the Human Rights Council. At the same time, Putin signed a decree on changing the […]

Chair of the Yabloko branch in the Altai Republic called on the State Assembly to return direct elections of the mayor in the capital of the region and heads of municipalities

Press Release, 21.10.2019 Nina Dumnova, Chair of the Yabloko branch in the Altai Republic, called on Viktor Romashkin, Chairman of the Committee on Legislation, Law and Order and Local Self-Ggovernment of the State Council of the Republic, to include the issue of the popular election of the mayor of Gorno-Altaysk and the heads of municipalities […]

The Yabloko faction in Moscow City Duma to discuss Moscow’s budget for 2020 with Moscow municipal deputies

Press Release, 21.10.2019 On Tuesday, 22 October, a meeting of the Yabloko’s faction in Moscow City Duma with Moscow municipal deputies will be held in the Yabloko office. The topic of the meeting is as follows: What the budget of Moscow for 2020 should be. On 15 October, the Moscow Mayor’s Office submitted to the […]

Yabloko in Tatarstan will hold a rally against political repression

Press Release, 21.10.2019 The branch of Yabloko in Tatarstan will hold a rally against political reprisals. The action will be held in Kazan on 2 November and is dedicated to the day of memory of victims of political reprisals, as well as the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists. The action starts […]

“As long as there are political prisoners in Russia, Russia will not have a worthy future”

Members of the Yabloko party came out on one-person pickets Press Release, 19.10.2019 On Friday, October 18, one-person pickets (that do not require permissions from the authorities) were organised by the Association of Independent Municipal Deputies. Picketing took place by metro stations at the end of the working day. The purpose of the action was […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Putinism” means lies, war and corruption, 17.10.2019 Question: What is “Putinism” and is it true that it is such a “political life hack”, as they write about it now?   Grigory Yavlinsky: “Putinism” means contempt for a person and his/her dignity, suppression of freedom, instilling fear, corruption, ignoring international law and increasing confrontation with developed countries of the world.

Yelena Dubrovina presented Yabloko’s proposals on electoral reform at the Ural Forum of Constitutional Law Experts

Press Release, 17.10.2019 Yelena Dubrovina, member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, head of the Centre for Legislative Initiatives of the Yabloko party, honored lawyer of Russia, candidate of legal sciences and member of the Central Electoral Commission of Russia in 1999-2017, took part in the Ural Forum of Constitutional Law Experts, […]

Yabloko to challenge the unlawful court decision on Daria Bolshakova

Press Release, 16.10.2019 Daria Bolshakova, member of the Yabloko party and activist of the Kaliningrad branch of the Russian Feminist Association ONA, was found guilty of organising a mass rally without notifying the authorities (Article 20.2 Part 2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation), having awarded her a fine of 10,000 […]

Yevgeny Bunimovich brought to the Moscow Mayor’s Office signatures of Muscovites for preservation of the park and creation of a cultural centre in Khovrino

Press Release, 17.10.2019 Today, Yevgeny Bunimovich, Yabloko deputy of the Moscow City Duma and member of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, and an initiative group of residents brought to the Moscow Mayor’s Office signatures of Muscovites for preservation of the park and creation of a cultural centre in Khovrino  presenting Moscow with the goal […]

The Omsk branch of Yabloko rallied against air pollution

Press Release, 16.10.2019 Members and supporters of the Omsk branch of Yabloko took part in an environmental rally against urban air pollution. The protest rally was organised with the support of Tatyana Nagibina, Chair of the regional branch of the party. The rally participants demanded that the authorities find sources of harmful emissions into the […]

Yevgeny Kurakin is transferred from jail under house arrest

Press Release, 15.10.2019 Today, the Moscow Region Court considered the appeal on the measure of restraint in the case of Yevgeny Kurakin, head of the branch of Yabloko in Reutov, the Moscow Region. The court ruled out to return the case to the preliminary hearing stage to the Reutov court (the court of the first […]

Freedom to Konstantin Kotov!

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 15.10.2019 Konstantin Kotov was sentenced to four years [in a penal colony]. The defender of the Constitution and the rights of citizens of Russia, who has not committed any crime, will be in prison. Yesterday, the Moscow City Court upheld this decision. Neither the arguments of twelve lawyers, nor guarantors, nor […]

4,000 people came to the rally organised by the Kalmyk branch of Yabloko against the appointment of the mayor of Elista

Press Release, 14.10.2019 About 4,000 residents of Elista, the capital of Kalmykia, came to the rally against the appointment of Dmitry Trapeznikov (who used to be Chair of the Council of Ministers of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic in East Ukraine) acting the head of the administration of Elista.  The Kalmyk branch of Yabloko was […]

Yabloko to introduce a bill on the return of direct elections of the Mayor of Chelyabinsk to the regional Legislative Assembly

Press Release, 9.10.2019 The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko has prepared a bill on the return of direct elections of the Mayor of Chelyabinsk, the capital of the region. The regional branch plans to introduce its legislative initiative in the regional Legislative Assembly through Yelena Vakhtina, head of the Yabloko faction in the Council of Deputies […]

Six and a half years of a maximum security colony for a picket

Statement by the Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko, 10.10.2019 Two more prisoners of conscience appeared in Russia: in Rostov-on-Don 19-year-old Yan Sidorov and 22-year-old Vladislav Mordasov were sentenced was sentenced to six years and six months and six years and six months in a maximum security colony respectively. On November 5, 2017, they were detained at […]