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 held an online marathon in memory of the victims of political repression and actions throughout the country

Press Release, 31.10.2023

On the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Political Repression, Yabloko held an online marathon “People, Don’t Kill Each Other!”, during which hundreds of people read out loud the names of victims of Stalin’s repressions of 1930s-1940s, remembered their ancestors who died during the terror, and showed places of mass executions in the Russian regions. The action brought together Yabloko members and civil activists from 62 regions of Russia.

Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko, spoke at the marathon online from the party office. He read out loud the list of the names of victims of repressions of the Soviet period, and recalled that according to the Memorial human rights centre, there were 192 people imprisoned for political reasons and 416 people persecuted for religious beliefs in Russia; 634 more people were prosecuted without imprisonment. Probably 99 people were not included in these lists. As of 1 September, 2018, the general list of political prisoners included 46 people, and those persecuted for religious beliefs included 137 people. An increase in the number of political prisoners in Russia has been observed since 2019, when the Memorial human rights centre compiled the first lists. Until 2022 the number of prisoners increased, mainly due to the group of so-called “religious” prisoners, but from 24 February, 2022, there was a huge qualitative increase in the overall list.

“Everyone needs to understand this. This is our present and future. Everlasting memory to those who died. And huge support to all those who are isolated today due to their political and human convictions,” Yavlinsky said.


Valery Borshchyov, Soviet dissident, Co-Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group, and a member of the Yabloko Political Committee, believes that most of the victims found themselves under repression because they thought differently from everyone else.


“They thought differently and wanted to live differently. They felt differently. They were dissidents,” Borshchyov stressed. “I hope that the fact that now we commemorate them will help prevent restoration. Although it has been taking place… Vladimir Kara-Murza… What a huge imprisonment term [they gave him]! And how is this different from an execution?.. Let us remember those who died, pray for them and prevent a repetition.”

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov noted that in modern Russia it is especially important to remember the victims of the Great Terror of 1930s-1940s:


“It is important now to do everything possible so that the memory of the victims of Stalin’s terror, which today the authorities are stubbornly trying to forget by all means, does not fall into oblivion. Because the only way not to repeat the mistakes of the past and not slide into another 1937 [the year of launch of the terror] is to remember these mistakes and be able to draw the right conclusions from them. And then, perhaps, we will be able to build a country in which pressure on dissidents will be categorically unacceptable, and a policy built on the absolute value of human life and freedom will be always the priority.”


In addition to reading out loud the names of those repressed as part of the Yabloko marathon, regional branches of the party also joined the online action organised by the Memorial human right centre, which took place the day before, on 29 October. Yabloko members and civil activists also laid flowers at the memorials to victims of political repression. The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko organised an excursion along the last route of three repressed citizens of Chelyabinsk, and also held a charity poetry evening in support of political prisoners of our time. The Novgorod branch of the party held a rally at the monument to victims of political repression.


In Velikiye Luki, Veliky Novgorod, Voronezh, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Pskov, and St. Petersburg, the events in memory of victims of political repression ended with actions of writing letters to current political prisoners. In Moscow, letters were written to political prisoners during an online marathon.


















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