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 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 (Rosprirodnadzor) and the Federal Regulatory Operator (the Russian Atomic Agency, Rosatom) to invalidate the positive conclusion of the State Ecological Expertise on the Kambaraka plant – a facility for untilisation of hazardous and especially hazardous waste, –  and the Order of Rosprirodnadzor on its approval.

On 7 September, 2022, the Presnensky District Court of Moscow dismissed the claims, but, on 27 February, the Moscow City Court completely canceled  the decision of the court of first instance and sent the case  for a new trial by a different composition of judges.


It should be noted that it was decided to re-profile the production of the Kambarka plant: it was decided to destroy extremely hazardous and especially hazardous waste on the basis of the plant for the destruction of chemical weapons, which is located within the boundaries of a settlement with a population of 10,000 people.


The trial has been going on for over two years already, and all this time the Presnensky Court of Moscow refuses to demand, at the request of Boronina, the necessary evidence in the case – the conclusion of the expert commission, the order of Rosprirodnadzor,           environment impact assessment materials, and technological reports based on the results of engineering surveys of the Kambarka plant. Moreover, the recent objections of the Federal Regional Operator to Boronina’s appeal run that the technological reports based on the results of technology surveys of the Kambarka plant have been assigned the stamp “For Official Use Only”.


According to Boronina, the main claims of the residents of the region are related to the fact that the hazardous production is located at a distance of only 1 km from residential buildings, as well as near the banks of the Kama River, which inevitably entails a violation of the right to environmental safety and a favorable environment, since the production will be source of dioxin pollution, and the distribution radius of dioxin emissions is approximately 50 kilometers.


It follows from the analysis of numerous research papers in the field of occupational medicine and human ecology, that in the delayed and remote post-contact periods, dioxins act as one of the factors of early aging, destructive and atherogenic damage to the cardiovascular system, premature death, including that from oncological diseases of respiratory, digestive, and blood systems. There were revealed the negative impact of dioxins on the reproductive functions of men and women, as well as mutagenic, embryotoxic, and cytogenetic effects. Lower health indicators were established for children of the first and second generation, conceived during the period of exposure to dioxins or the next (one or three years) post-exposure period.


Dioxins cause cancer of the digestive organs (49.9%), mainly of the stomach and the gullet, bronchi (28.5%), blood (14.3%), and kidneys (7.3%). The latent period of the clinical manifestation of cancer is 12-13 years after exposure to dioxins.


Since 2019, Iya Boronina has repeatedly initiated regional referendums on the issue of banning the placement of hazardous production facilities at this site. Despite the refusals of the Central Electoral Commission of Udmurtia (which is also in charge of referendums) and the unprecedented pressure of the authorities on the initiative group, federal courts on the law suits of Boronina recognised a number of refusals of the Electoral Commission as illegal. Despite this, the deputies of the State Council of Udmurtia voted against holding a referendum and polling the opinion of the population on this issue.


“The referendum is the highest form of direct democracy and people’s power, and the decisions made on it do not need additional approval by the authorities. Unfortunately, today in Russia the institution of referendum is used by the authorities exclusively in their own interests, and any initiative of the population is ostracised,” Iya Boronina, Chair of the Yabloko branch in Udmurtis, comments.