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 City Court of St. Petersburg will consider the appeal of Yabloko against the decision on the court of the first instance, which refused to annul the results of the voting at polling station No. 177 with fake electoral commission members

Press Release, 27.03.2023

Photo: Elizaveta Metyolkina, a member of precinct electoral commission No. 177, according to the heads of electoral commission No. 177 and Territorial Electoral Commission No. 2, she was born in 1999 / Photo by Petersburg Yabloko

On 28 March, the St. Petersburg City Court will consider the appeal of Dmitry Anisimov, a member of the Bureau of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko, against the decision of the Vasileostrovskiy District Court, which in April 2022 did not annul the results of the past elections of deputies of the Legislative Assembly at precinct No. 177, where, according to numerous photo and video evidence and journalistic investigations, six out of 12 members of the electoral commission were fake members of the commission.

According to Dmitry Anisimov, during the hearings in the Vasileostrovskiy District Court, none of the alleged “actors” of the electoral “troupe” appeared in court and was not brought there despite numerous petitions. Lidia Rudinskaya, Chairwoman of Territorial Electoral Commission No. 2, brought to the court copies of the passports of the electoral commission members, where there were black squares instead of photos, and the court allegedly had no opportunity to compare them with people on video from surveillance cameras.


“Unfortunately, the judge refused to conduct a forensic portrait examination, which, in my opinion, could easily prove that the woman of retirement age who played the role of Elizaveta Metyolkina could not be born in 1999. But the court chose not to believe its eyes. I hope that the city court will cancel this absurd decision, sort it out on the merits and protect the electoral rights of St.Petersburg voters, and will not let the elections turn into a complete farce,” Dmitry Anisimov said.


In addition, after Dmitry Anisimov filed a lawsuit demanding that the elections at precinct No. 177 be declared invalid, the Chairwoman of Territorial Electoral Commission No. 2, Lidia Rudinskaya, tried three times to fine the Yabloko candidate for an allegedly unreliable financial report, but lost two magistrate courts and an appeal in the district court.


It should be noted that the “fake electoral commission” was found at polling station No. 177 of Vasilyevsky Island, where elections to the State Duma and the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly were held on 17-19 September, 2021. According to the media and observers, least half of the commission members – Elizaveta Metyolkina, Alyona Mikhailova, Vladislav Karpov, Ksenia Lonshchakova, Yulia Savko and Dmitry Pashkov, – were replaced in the precinct commission by other people, who had nothing to do with it.


According to observers, these fake commission members issued ballots, counted votes, and some of the “commission members” went to help with home voting. There were an abnormally large number of people voting at home here – about 250 (approximately 25%) voters; whereas observers say the fake commission members spent only three minutes per each family during home voting. Such “commision members” did not have any documents with them. However, the policemen, who were called by the observers, refused to check their identities.


And the correspondence about the “distribution of roles” in the working chat of the members of electoral commission No. 177 was just “a bad joke”. This is how the message, which began with the words “please remember your new names for these three days …”, was explained by the Commission Chairwoman Maria Mulyuk and Secretary Anastasia Selivanova at a meeting of the Vasileostrovsky District Court.


It should be noted that, according to the official results of voting at polling station No. 177, Konstantin Chebykin, an elected deputy of the Legislative Assembly and a representative of the United Russia party, received the most votes. His candidacy was supported by 383 people.