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, 2023

The Yabloko Party University will host a lecture “Attitude towards the special military operation a year after it started”

Press Release, 9.03.2023. Photo: Denis Volkov / Photo from social media On 21 March, the Yabloko Party University will host a lecture “Attitude towards the special military operation a year after it started”. The lecturer is Denis Volkov, Director of the Levada Centre.

The Supreme Court of Karelia upheld the decision on fining Emilia Slabunova for “discrediting the army” through her call to spend money on education, and not on “special operations”

Press Release, 6.03.2023 Photo: Emilia Slabunova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 6 March, the Supreme Court of Karelia held a hearing on the appeal of Emilia Slabunova, a deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia from Yabloko. Slabunova, together with defence lawyer Alexander Kobrinsky, asked to cancel the decision of the Petrozavodsk […]

A round table “Lessons of Perestroika” was held at Yabloko

Press Release, 6.03.2023. Photo by On 4 March, the Social-Democratic Faction of the Yabloko party held a round table “Lessons of Perestroika” devoted to the 92nd anniversary of Mikhail Gorbachev. The round table was attended by members of the Yabloko party, experts and members of the Russian Social Democratic Youth Union. The speakers were […]

A lecture by Prof. Andrei Medushevsky on global constitutionalism was held at the Yabloko Party University

Press Release, 6.03.2023 On 3 March, the Yabloko Party University hosted a lecture “Global constitutionalism: integration or fragmentation as a way to construct a new world legal order?”. The lecturer is Andrei Medushevsky, Professor of the Research University of the Higher School of Economics and a member of the Public Constitutional Council.

Yabloko goes on conducting actions in support of political prisoners dedicated to 8 March

Press Release, 6.03.2023 Photo: one of the post cards “Freedom to Political Prisoners!” This week, actions in support of political prisoners continue in regional offices of Yabloko. Yabloko members and activists sign postcards specially printed for women political prisoners  – civil activists, politicians and journalists who are kept behind bars.

Nikolai Koshman, a Chelyabinsk lawyer and a candidate for the State Duma from Yabloko, attacked

Press Release, 6.03.2023 Photo: Nikolai Koshman immediately after the attack Nikolai Koshman, a Chelyabinsk lawyer and a candidate for the State Duma from Yabloko, was attacked in Chelyabinsk in the morning of 6 March. Unidentified people were on the watch for Koshman at the entrance of his apartments block. Nikolai has a broken arm and […]

A criminal case on “military fakes” against Abakan journalist Mikhail Afanasyev submitted to court

Press Release, 4.03.2023 Photo: Mikhail Afanasyev  / Photo from social media The materials of the criminal case on the dissemination of “fakes about the army” using official position (Article 207.3, Part 2, paragraph “a” of the Criminal Code of the RF) against Mikhail Afanasyev, a member of Yabloko and the editor of the Novy Focus […]

An action in support of political prisoners was held at Yabloko: participants wrote 500 letters and prepared a letter in defence of Vladimir Kara-Murza

Press Release, 3.03.2023 On 2 March, the traditional Yabloko action of writing letters to Russian political prisoners was held at the central office of the Yabloko party, organised by the Moscow branch of the party with the support of the PolitzekInfo project. The action was dedicated to women – political prisoners, who fell into the […]

Alexander Goncharenko: “Another resident of the Altai Territory was fined for “likes”

Blog post by Alexander Goncharenko, 28.02.2023 Photo: Alexander Goncharenko / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service According to local media, a pensioner from Novoaltaysk was found guilty of “discrediting the use of the Russian army” as part of a “special operation”. A 69-year-old man, put likes under photographs and publications on the topic of “discrediting […]

The Yabloko branch in Udmurtia has managed to achieve a revision the positive decision of the state expertise on the disposal of extremely hazardous waste in the Kambarka plant

Press Release, 2.03.2023 Photo: Iya Boronina connecting with the Moscow City Court / Photo from the personal archive On 27 February, the Moscow City Court, as a court of appeal, held hearings on the claim of Iya Boronina, Chair of the Yabloko branch in Udmurtia, against the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage […]

Deputies of the Pskov Regional Assembly rejected the Yabloko bill on criminal liability for propaganda of nuclear war

Press Release, 28.02.2023 Photo: The Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies / Photo by Four MPs voted for the bill, thirteen voted against, and six abstained. Earlier, the Governor of the Pskov region, Mikhail Vedernikov, wrote in his opinion on the Yabloko bill on criminal liability for propaganda of nuclear war that “a call to commit […]

The Presidential Administration did not find “legal grounds” for issuing a decree on the end of mobilisation, although they wrote earlier that there such grounds did take place

Press Release, 1.03.2023 Photo by Viktor Karatayev / Kommersant The administration of the President of the Russian Federation believes that there are no legal grounds for issuing a separate decree on the completion of partial mobilisation. This is announced in an official response to the inquiry of Boris Vishnevsky, deputy head of the Yabloko faction […]

The Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko conducted a charity action for Ukrainian refugees

Press Release, 28.02.2023 On February 25, the Rostov-on-Don branch of the Yabloko party held the second charity event “A Yabloko Pie” (in Russian “yabloko” means an “apple”). This time, ten pies prepared by Yabloko activists under the guidance of the chefs of the partner restaurant of the Shamaika House were donated through the volunteers of […]

Dr. Yevgeny Gontmakher will give a lecture on social policies after the start of the “special operation” at the Yabloko Party University

Press Release, 1.03.2023 Photo: Yevgeny Gontmakher / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 13 March, the Yabloko Party University will host a lecture “Russian Social Policies after 24 February, 2022” by Yevgeny Gontmakher, Doctor of Economics, professor at the Higher School of Economics, a member of the Public Constitutional Council, and a member of […]

The Moscow branch of Yabloko invites all to an action of writing letters to political prisoners with live music and reciting poetry

Press Release, 28.02.2023 Photo: “Freedom to all political prisoners!” by Olga Kovalchuk, the Republic of Karelia, Russia On the eve of International Women’s Day, 8 March, the Moscow branch of Yabloko will hold an action of writing letters to political prisoners. We would like to dedicate this action to women political activists, as well as […]

Viktor Shalyakin, a member of the Novgorod Yabloko Regional Council, won the second lawsuit against the Russian Federation

Press Release, 28.02.2023 Photo: Viktor Shalyakin / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Viktor Shalyakin, Chairman of the local branch of the Yabloko party in Novgorod, won the second lawsuit against the Russian Federation in connection with the illegal prosecution under the administrative article on “discrediting the army”. On 27 February, the Novgorod District Court […]

Yabloko honoured the memory of  politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow and Russian regions

Press Release, 28.02.2023 Photo: Kazan / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 27 February, eight years ago, opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was killed by the walls of the Kremlin on the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge. On the day of the murder, Yabloko annually holds commemorative events in Moscow and Russian regions in memory of Boris […]