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 January, 2021

Protests and the tasks of the opposition

Statement by the Yabloko party, 29.01.2021 A new wave of political repression, targeted against a wide range of Russian citizens, the entire protesting civil society in Russia, has emerged. The public protest is caused by people’s fatigue and unacceptability for them of the twenty years of irreplaceable authoritarian rule by Vladimir Putin and the prospects […]

Lev Shlosberg: our political opponents vacated for us the niche of normal local print media

Press Release, 28.01.2021 Photo: Sofya Pugacheva, head of the Novorzhevsky District and Yabloko member The team of the Pskov branch of Yabloko has published the next issue of the newspaper Grazhdanin (Citizen) for the residents of the Novorzhevsky District. The paper was published on donations. This issue includes a large interview with Sofya Pugacheva, head […]

The Yabloko Party University held a lecture on prevention of harassment

Press Release, 28.01.2021 On Wednesday, 28 January, the Yabloko Party University held a lecture by Yulia Ostrovskaya, Deputy Director of the Centre for Social and Labour Rights, on harassment in the professional sphere. The lecture was held via Zoom.

The Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko will challenge the change in the election system in Kaliningrad

Press Release, 28.01.2021 Photo: members of the Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko on a picket “Let us return the right to decide to the city residents!” The Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko and two voters filed a law suit in the Kaliningrad Regional Court. The law suit contests the decision of the Council of Deputies of the […]

Lev Shlosberg was fined 20,000 roubles for offering protesters to go to Hyde Park on January 23

Press Release, 26.01.2021 Photo: Lev Shlosberg with his lawyer Tatyana Martynova in front of the building of the Pskov City Court / Photo by Lyudmila Savitskaya Lev Shlosberg was fined 20,000 roubles for offering protesters of the action of 23 January in support of Alexei Navalny and political prisoners to go to Hyde Park, the […]

An administrative case was filed against Lev Shlosberg for “organisation of an unpermitted public event”

Press Release, 26.01.2021 Photo: The police banned peaceful protesters from entering the Hyde Park in Pskov on January 23, 2021 / Photo by Alexei Navalny’s headquarters in Pskov On the morning of January 26, the police reclassified the events of Pskov on January 23, which they charge Lev Shlosberg, member of the Yabloko party Federal […]

“The day of lifting the siege of Leningrad during the WW2 is not just the Leningrad Victory Day. This is the Day of Life”

Press Release, 27.01.2021 Photo by the Yabloko party Press Service The Yabloko delegation headed by the party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov laid flowers at the monument sign of the hero-city Leningrad in the Alexander Garden in Moscow. “The day of lifting the siege of Leningrad during the Second World War is not just the Leningrad Victory […]

Boris Vishnevsky: For your and our freedom. Fighting for those who are imprisoned means defending yourself. To those who have not been taken to the police van yet

Novaya Gazeta, 26.10.2020 The public activity that has manifested itself in the recent days in protecting Alexei Navalny from political persecution is very high. I would like to hope that this will lead to an increase in public activity in defending other political prisoners, and there are hundreds of them in Russia. “We came out […]

The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture on prevention of harassment

Press Release, 25.01.2021 Yulia Ostrovskaya. Photo from Yulia Ostrovskaya’s personal archive On Wednesday, 27 January, the Yabloko Party University (in a zoom conference format) will host a lecture by Yulia Ostrovskaya on harassment in the professional sphere. The lecture will start at 18:00 MSK. Yulia Ostrovskaya is Deputy Director of the Centre for Social and […]

The Yabloko branch in Kalmykia picketed in support of political prisoners

Press Release, 25.01.2021 In the photo: Batyr Boromangnayev with a placard “Free political prisoners!” / the Kalmykian branch of Yabloko On 23 January, Batyr Boromangnayev, Chairman of the Kalmykian branch of the Yabloko party, held a single picket in Elista, capital of Kalmykia, in support of political prisoners in Russia and solidarity with imprisoned Ingush […]

Yabloko to Russian universities: do not expel students who participated in the protest actions

Statement by the Yabloko party, 25.01.2021 The Yabloko party turns to heads of [Russian] educational institutions urging them to prevent expulsion of  pupils and students who took part in political actions.

Yabloko calls heads of educational institutions to prevent expulsion of pupils and students who took part in political actions

Facebook post by Nikolai Rybakov, 25.01.2021 Photo: The placard runs: “I have the right to choose” The Yabloko party calls heads of educational institutions to prevent expulsion of  pupils and students who took part in political actions. This is contrary to the Russian Constitution, belies the common sense and will lead to exasperation and radicalisation. […]

On the eve of protest rallies, Yabloko members were arrested in Arkhangelsk and Yakutsk

Press Release, 23.01.2021 Anatoly Nogovitsyn. Photo from the Anatoly Nogovitsyn’s personal archive Anatoly Nogovitsyn, Chairman of the Yakutsk branch of Yabloko, was arrested for 20 days. Administrative arrests for 48 hours have been assigned to members of the Arkhangelsk branch of Yabloko Yuri Chesnokov and the Deputy Chairman of the regional branch of the party […]

Yabloko launched a call centre to help detained protesters on 23 January

Press Release, 23.01.2021 In the Yabloko party launched a federal call centre for assistance to those detained at the rallies on 23 January. Lawyers and party activists work in the call centre. The call centre coordinates its work with the OVD-Info project providing information on the detained and legal aid to them and other human […]

On the street protests on 23 January, 2021

Statement by the Yabloko party, 22.01.2021 An unlawful repressive state with the unlimited personal, irreplaceable power of Vladimir Putin has been formed in Russia. The laws are being applied in the way that Putin and his ruling group wish. The regime will use unlimited brutality and force against protesters. Protesters must be fully aware of […]

Alexei Karnaukhov: What else is Putin hiding?

Special for the Yabloko web-site, 22.01.2021 Photo: The cover of Yabloko’s brochure about the Black Sea country houses of Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, Patriarch Kirill and Alexander Tkachev, then Governor of Krasnodar Territory, 2011 Recently, Alexei Navalny has released a documentary about President Putin’s palace in Gelendzhik. It graphically retells media investigations, revelations by the […]

School directors may get advisors on moral building and disciplinary work. Emilia Slabunova comments on the government’s initiative

Based on the Uchitelskaya Gazeta publication, 19.01.2021 Emilia Slabunova. Photo by the Yabloko Press Service School directors in ten pilot Russian regions will get advisors on moral building and disciplinary work with a rate of pay amounting to 15,000 roubles. This was announced by Minister of Education of Russia Sergei Kravtsov during his meeting with […]

After the application of the Ryazan branch Yabloko, the Public Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the facts of payment for the uncompleted work by officials of the city of Kasimov

The materials for initiating the proceedings were sent to the Investigative Committee Press Release, 18.01.2021 Photo by the Ryazan branch of Yabloko After the application of the Ryazan branch of Yabloko to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in connection with the acceptance and payment for uncompleted work on the improvement of the city garden in the […]

“This is not an accident, it can happen over and over again.” Yabloko laid flowers at the place of murder of Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova

Press Release, 19.01.2021 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Leaders and activists of the Yabloko party laid flowers at the scene of the murder of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova at Prechistenka 3 in Moscow. Markelov and Baburova were shot dead by neo-Nazis on 19 January, 2009.

Grigory Yavlinsky: According to the Laws of the Ruling Group

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 19.01.2021 Photo by SergeMat / Mathematician Azat Miftakhov was sentenced to six years in prison for a broken window in the office of [the ruling] United Russia [party]. The crime has not been proven, and one of the two anonymous witnesses has died.   Historian Yury Dmitriyev [who found in Karelia […]