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 July, 2024

Ksenia Cherepanova is a registered candidate for deputy of the Novgorod Regional Duma from Yabloko

Press Release, 19.07.2024 Photo: Ksenia Cherepanova Members of the Soletsk District Electoral Commission unanimously decided to register Ksenia Cherepanova, a candidate from the Yabloko party in the by-elections of deputies of the Novgorod Regional Duma in the Soletsk single-mandate electoral district. Ksenia Cherepanova, the Chair of the local branch of the Yabloko party in Veliky […]

The Tula regional branch of Yabloko is collecting signatures to participate in the elections of deputies to the regional and the city parliament

Press Release, 19.07.2024 The Tula regional branch of Yabloko nominated two lists of candidates for the regional and city Dumas (parliaments). The Yabloko team is running in the elections under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom!” and asks for the help of all residents of the region who share the party’s positions and want Yabloko […]

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko is running for the Chelyabinsk City Duma and asks its voters and supporters to help with collection of signatures

Press Release, 19.07.2024 The Chelyabinsk regional branch of Yabloko nominated candidates for elections to the Chelyabinsk City Duma as a party list and in single-mandate constituencies. Yabloko candidates are campaigning under the slogan “For Peace and Freedom!” To be registered in the elections, candidates must collect 5,000 signatures from residents from all over the city […]

Anatoly Kivva, a candidate for deputy from Yabloko, has been registered in the Zaborevsky rural settlement of the Ryazan region

Press Release, 19.07.2024 Photo: Anatoly Kivva / Photo by the regional branch of Yabloko The Territorial Electoral Commission of the Ryazan District has registered a candidate for deputy of the Zaborevsky rural settlement from the Yabloko party, Anatoly Kivva. The elections will take place on 6-8 September.

Ten candidates from Yabloko are registered for elections in the Novgorod region

Press Release, 19.07.2024 The Territorial Electoral Commission in the Novgorod region registered ten candidates from Yabloko. In total, the regional branch of the party nominated 13 candidates. Registration was denied to Valery Kochnev, and Oksana Sergeyeva will soon be denied registration as well, they were found guilty last year of “demonstrating extremist symbols”. Registration of […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: The Moscow City Duma is not a place for deputies

Sergei Mitrokhin’s blog post, 19.07.2024 Photo: Maxim Kruglov and Sergei Mitrokhin at their meeting with Muscovites / Photo from social media The refusal [of the electoral commission] to register Maxim Kruglov for elections to the Moscow City Duma was expected. The barrier of [mandatory] collection of voters’ signatures [in favour of a candidate’s nomination] was […]

The Ministry of Justice failed to explain on why it recognised Boris Vishnevsky as a “foreign agent”

Press Release, 19.07.2024 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky by the court with his defence attorneys / Photo by the regional branch of Yabloko The Vasileostrovsky District Court in St.Petersburg held the first hearing on the merits in the lawsuit filed by Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and MP of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, […]

Yabloko candidate for the Moscow City Duma Maxim Kruglov denied registration as a candidate for elections 

Press Release, 17.07.2024 Photo: Maxim Kruglov after a meeting of the district electoral commission / Photo by the candidate’s headquarters This decision was made today by the electoral commission for electoral district No. 13, despite objections filed by Maxim Kruglov’s headquarters to the protocol of verifying signatures. Yabloko is preparing a legal complaint. According to […]

Alexander Yefimov fined again for “participation in the activities of an undesirable organisation”

Press Release, 17.07.2024 Photo: Alexander Yefimov / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Volzhsky City Court, in a retrial, once again fined Alexander Yefimov, a member of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party, 15,000 roubles under the charges of “participation in the activities of an undesirable organisation” (Article 20.33 of the Administrative Code) […]

The electoral commission is going to invalidate about a thousand signatures in support of the nomination of Maxim Kruglov in the elections to the Moscow City Duma

Press Release, 16.07.2024 Photo: Maxim Kruglov’s team before submitting signatures to the district electoral commission / Photo by the candidate’s headquarters Maxim Kruglov, a Yabloko candidate for the Moscow City Duma and the current deputy of the Moscow City Duma, told about the decision of the electoral commission to invalidate about a thousand signatures out […]

The Novgorod branch of Yabloko appealed to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office due to poor quality works on a military memorial in Staraya Russa dedicated to the victims of the World War II

Press Release, 16.07.2024 Photo: Plastic signs at the Simonovskoye cemetery in Staraya Russa / Photo by the Novgorod branch of Yabloko The Novgorod regional branch of the Yabloko party sent an appeal to the Public Prosecutor General’s Office regarding the failure of the authorities to complete works to create a memorial in Staraya Russa to […]

Electoral commissions are carrying out a political order to prevent Yabloko candidates from participating in municipal elections in St. Petersburg

Statement by the Bureau of the St. Petersburg branch of the Yabloko party, 15.07.2024 Candidates for municipal deputies from the Yabloko party are being denied registration en masse. In the Admiralteysky, Central, Petrogradsky, Kirovsky and other districts of St. Petersburg, candidates are rejected registration on the same far-fetched grounds that do not correspond either to […]

The Pskov branch of Yabloko nominated 36 candidates to participate in 11 election campaigns

Press Release, 15.07.2024 Photo: Yabloko candidates Yevgeny Vasiliev and Alexei Kanishchev On 14 July, the conference of the Pskov branch of Yabloko nominated candidates for the by-elections of a deputy of the Pskov City Duma in electoral district No. 5, elections for the head of the Gdovsky district, deputies of the assemblies of the Bezhanitsky, […]

The Ministry of Justice hurried to add a candidate from the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko to the register of foreign agents in order to disrupt her registration

Press release, 13.07.2024 Photo: Anna Karulicheva with her team / Photo by regional branch of Yabloko On 12 July, three hours before the meeting of the electoral commission, which was supposed to consider the issue of registering Anna Karulicheva, a Yabloko candidate and former deputy of the Narva Okrug municipality in St.Petersburg, the Ministry of […]

We Need a Ceasefire Now — Before It Is Too Late

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 12.07.2024 Armoured Peace Dove. Banksy. 2003   “It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong”. Abraham Lincoln The most recent rotation of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union – which is usually a formal procedure in the European bureaucratic system — […]

The construction of a tourist centre on the shores of Lake Onega in Karelia was stopped due to the efforts of Yabloko deputies and local residents

Press Release, 12.07.2024 Photo from social media The Karelian Interdistrict Environmental Public Prosecutor’s Office established that a plot of pine forest on the shore of Lake Onega with an area of over 6 hectares was transferred into private hands illegally. Forest lands, which include centuries-old pine forests, can be exclusively federal property. The public prosecutor […]

“They are convicted for creativity. For not toeing the line. For making people think.” Yabloko leaders on the sentence to theatre director Yevgenia Berkovich and playwright Svetlana Petriychuk

Press Release, 8.07.2024 On 8 July, the Second Western District Military Court of Moscow sentenced theatre director Yevgenia (Zhenya) Berkovich and playwright Svetlana Petriychuk to six years in a general regime penal colony each in the case of “justifying terrorism”.

Yabloko to honour the memory of the victims of Stalin’s political repression in Sandarmokh, Karelia, and invites all the party supporters to participate

Press Release, 08.07.2024 Photo: A monument at the place of mass burial with an inscription “People, don’t kill each other!” On the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Great Terror, on 5 August, the Yabloko delegation will go to the Sandarmokh, Karelia, the place of mass burial of victims of Stalin’s political […]

Over 50,000 Muscovites signed for peace and freedom

Press Release, 7.07.2024 Photo: Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma and Yabloko’s candidate, meets with Muscovites Candidates for Moscow City Duma deputies from the Yabloko party were able to collect a total of 51,526 signatures from Muscovites in favour of their nomination that are required for their registration in […]

Vladimir Kara-Murza hospitalised in prison. No information about his condition

Nikolai Rybakov’s post, 5.07.2024 Vladimir Kara-Murza has been taken to the prison hospital. His wife Evgenia reported this to the media. Defenders are not yet allowed to see him, there are no details about his condition. Let me remind you that in April 2023, the Moscow City Court sentenced Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years in […]