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

A court in St. Petersburg rejected Emilia Slabunova’s complaint about inaction of the VKontakte social media on unblocking her page. The politician’s page still remains blocked

Press Release, 22.09.2023

Photo: Screenshot of Emilia Slabunova’s page on the VKontakte social media running that her page was blocked by the demand of the Office of the Public Prosecutor General of the RF No 27-31-2022 of 25.03.2022

A judge of the Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg ruled out that the VKontakte social media administration was not obliged to open access to Yabloko MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia  Emilia Slabunova to her blocked page on this social media, even after the user had deleted the posts allegedly containing “unreliable” socially significant information about the special operation on the territory of Ukraine. The politician intends to appeal the decision, despite the position of the Smolninsky District Court.

It should be noted that in March 2022, the page of the deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia from Yabloko, Emilia Slabunova, was blocked on VKontakte by decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office, without any warnings from the administration of the social network, the Public Prosecutor’s office or the Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications (Roskomnadzor).


Roskomnadzor and the Public Prosecutor’s Office refused to provide Slabunova with information about which materials contained “unreliable socially significant information about the course of a special military operation on the territory of Ukraine” leading to blocking the deputy’s page on VKontakte. In addition, Roskomnadzor did not remove the block from the page after Slabunova had removed all materials that could be regarded as unreliable and sent a corresponding notification about this. The deputy appealed to the Petrozavodsk City Court with a complaint about the inaction of Roskomnadzor.


During the trial with Roskomnadzor, it became clear which posts, in the opinion of the control body, contained “inaccurate information”. The first publication was the official data on the death of the first serviceman from Karelia with a quote from President Putin. The second was a repost of an interview with the Executive Secretary of the Union of Soldiers’ Mothers’ Committees, Valentina Melnikova. These posts were also deleted by Slabunova. However, the politician’s account was not unblocked. In accordance with the position of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office and the Roskomnadzor, the court refused Slabunova to recognise the position of Roskomnadzor and inaction and found that measures to restrict access to her page “were taken by the administration of the social network VKontakte”. After this Slabonova filed a claim against VKontakte in the Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg, at the place of registration of the legal entity of the social media, for the obligation of the social media to lift the restriction on her access to the page.


On 29 May, the Smolninsky District Court decided to reject the claim. Slabunova had to wait for the reasoning part of the decision for a long time and only received it in September after a complaint to the Chairman of the court. The court found that the social media was not obliged to remove the block from Slabunova’s page even after deleting the controversial posts. Emilia Slabunova intends to appeal the decision in the City Court of St. Petersburg.


MP Slabunova notes that the situation with the slow movement of documents through the courts also occurs within the framework of her another case – the administrative case about “discrediting the army”. Slabunova was fined 30,000 roubles on 2 February, 2023 for calling at a meeting of the Karelian Legislative Assembly to spend money on children’s education rather than on military operations. On 6 March, the Supreme Court of Karelia confirmed the decision of the Petrozavodsk City Court, after which the politician appealed to the Third Court of Cassation in St. Petersburg. On 23 May, the judge requested the case materials in Petrozavodsk. According to Emilia Slabunova’s defender, Alexander Kobrinsky, the transfer of materials between courts usually takes no more than three weeks. However, in the case of “discrediting the army” by a deputy from Yabloko, the transfer of the case file took almost four months.


It should be noted that from the beginning of the special operation, the Public Prosecutor General’s Office issued decision of blocking eight pages of Yabloko members on the social media VKontakte: the pages of deputies of Legislative Assemblies Boris Vishnevsky (St. Petersburg) and Emilia Slabunova (Karelia), leaders of regional branches of Yabloko Lev Shlosberg (the Pskov region), Anna Cherepanova (the Novgorod region) and Ruslan Zinatullin (Tatarstan), as well as pages of Yabloko members Zhanna Shlosberg (the Pskov region), Alexei Manannikov (the Novosibirsk region), and Zufar Garipov (Tatarstan) were blocked. In addition, the website of the Altai regional branch of Yabloko was blocked.



is member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party, Chair of Yabloko in 2015-2019.

Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia.

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Honoured Teacher of Russia