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

Yabloko’s Nikolai Yegorov accused of “discrediting the army” is being tested for spreading “fake news about the army”

Yabloko launched fundraising among Russian citizens for an independent examination

Press Release, 25.08.2023

Photo: Nikolai Yegorov with his family / Photo from the personal archive

Nikolai Yegorov, Chairman of the Vologda regional branch of the Yabloko party, can be tried not only for “discrediting the army” (Article 280.3 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), but also for spreading “fake news about the army” (Article 207.3 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The first case has already been submitted to the court, the second, according to Yegorov’s lawyer Alexander Pikhovkin, is undergoing pre-investigation checks.

The odious “expert” Danila Mikheyev found in Nikolai Yegorov’s posts in social networks the presence of corpus delicti under Article 280.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“discrediting the army”). Yegorov’s defence motioned for recusal of Danila Mikheyev, the 23-year-old “expert” without a specialised higher linguistic education, whose “expert” opinions had previously formed the basis for blocking of the web-site of the OVD-Info project (an independent Russian human rights media project aimed at combating political persecution), administrative cases against activists Maria Alyokhina, Lucya Shtein and Daria Serenko, and a criminal sentence of 6.5 years for Smolensk activist Sergei Komandirov. The lawyer of Nikolai Yegorov raises the point that the examination was carried out by an improper person and in violation of the rules for conducting an examination. That is why the defence prepared a review of Mikheyev’s “examination” by an experienced expert.


The defence also intends to conduct an extrajudicial psychological and linguistic examination, which will involve two experts – in the field of linguistics and psychology. The family of Nikolai Yegorov has already spent 75,000 roubles on a review of Danila Mikheyev’s “examination” and asks for help in paying for an extrajudicial examination. Igor Zharkov, who gave independent opinions in the criminal cases of Ilya Yashin and Vladimir Kara-Murza and on the liquidation of the Memorial human rights group, will act as an linguistic expert. The examination costs 90,000 roubles. For a large family (the Yegorovs have six children) this is a large amount of money.


The punishment under the criminal article on “discrediting the army”, which appears in the case of the Chairman of the Vologda Yabloko, varies from a fine of up to 300,000 roubles and forced labour to imprisonment for up to five years. Previously, similar criminal cases were initiated against the leader of the Yakutia branch of Yabloko Anatoly Nogovitsyn, and the Chairman of the Kamchatka branch Vladimir Yefimov. In March 2023, the courts fined them 200,000 roubles each.


In addition, we learned that a pre-investigation check on Nikolai Yegorov alleged spreading “fake news about the army” (Article 207.3 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) is underway. A criminal case under this article was initiated against a member of Yabloko from Khakassia, journalist Mikhail Afanasyev. The public prosecutor asked for six years in prison for him. The Chairman of the Frunzensky local branch of Yabloko in St. Petersburg, Vasily Neustroyev, who is now in a pre-trial detention centre, is also charged with spreading fake news, in addition to  other criminal articles. The maximum penalty under this article, which Nikolai Yegorov can face, is ten years in prison.