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

The Party of Peace against the Party of War and the Party Baying for Blood

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 15.02.2023

Photo: City views of Mariupol during the so-called “special operation” / Photo by Alexander Chernykh, Kommersant

Throughout its political history, YABLOKO has been a party of peace, since the war in Chechnya, when in December 1994 [when the RF authorities started a war in Chechnya], a group of State Duma deputies from YABLOKO (Grigory Yavlinsky, Valery Borshchyov, Anatoly Golov, Alexei Melnikov and others) went to Grozny and returned several Russian servicemen from captivity.

On 24 February, 2022, the Federal Political Committee of the YABLOKO party demanded an end to the outbreak of hostilities and stressed that they were destroying the future of Russia.

The peaceful stance of YABLOKO has been repeatedly confirmed, including in the Memorandum of Political Alternative, the resolution of the 21st Congress of Yabloko “On the priority steps to bring to an end the killing of people in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict” of April 16, 2022, and public speeches of the party leaders.

The key element in our stance is the demand for a ceasefire agreement addressed primarily to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This stance, in particular, was described by Grigory Yavlinsky in detail in his article “Just Stop!” and caused heavy criticism from both the sides.


Both the side of pro-government politicians and propagandists in Russia, and the side composed of a number of opposition figures who emigrated, – both of them demand the continuation of hostilities until a victorious end desired by each of them.


For all of them, it does not matter what price, including human lives, will be paid for the realisation of their desires.


Other people will have to die, and both the pro-government “party of war” and the opposition “party baying for blood” are indifferent to their lives: neither the first nor the second risk their lives and are not even going to.


We categorically condemn the insane calls of the “party of war” for the use of nuclear weapons on federal TV channels and note that the attempts of the “party baying for blood” to ignore the growing nuclear threat are absolutely irresponsible.


We will not engage in polemics with those who are not satisfied with the blood already shed, as well as those who hate YABLOKO much more than they do Putin.


But we consider it necessary to consistently explain to the citizens of Russia the essence of our proposals.


The demand for a ceasefire agreement, which we insist on, does not mean an offer to Ukraine to “accept territorial losses”, “fix the status quo” or “lay down arms and surrender”.


It means only one thing: to make sure that every day does not bring reports of new victims, destruction and broken human lives.


We are sure that every extra day of advancement along the military path means new victims and new losses.


No attempts to negotiate a settlement of the situation are possible while military actions go on.


A bilateral ceasefire is a necessary, basic condition for starting talking about finding a political way out of the impasse.


This is not a question of territories, borders and terms of a truce or peace.


This is a matter of ceasing killing people whose lives can not be redeemed. This is what to begin with.


YABLOKO calls on the citizens of Russia to support the demand for a ceasefire agreement, declare their stance in any legal way and apply to the President of Russia and the Federal Assembly with this demand.


Nikolai Rybakov,

Yabloko Chairman