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 Public Prosecutor’s Office found no violations in the installation of a stele in the place of mass burial in Sandarmokh with an inscription distorting history. MP Slabunova appealed to the Investigative Committee

Press Release, 30.01.2024

Photo: The inscription on the stele runs “To the victims of repression of 1937-1939 and to the victims of the Finnish occupation during the Great Patriotic War” / Photo by Emilia Slabunova

At the end of December 2023, it was reported that the authorities plan to install a stele in memory not only of those killed in 1937-1939 during Joseph Stalin’s Great Terror, but also to the “victims of the Finnish occupation during the Great Patriotic War” (Ed.: World War 2 on the territory on the USSR has been called the Great Patriotic War in the USSR, Russia and some post-Soviet states) in the Karelian Sandarmokh – the burial place of victims of Soviet repression and a cultural heritage site of regional significance. The discovery of the remains of victims killed by Finns on the territory of Sandarmokh has been questioned in the scientific community. Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia from Yabloko, Emilia Slabunova, appealed to the Public Prosecutor’s Office with a demand to verify the compliance of the design and inscription of the stele with the established status of the object. The Public Prosecutor’s Office found no violations. A stele with an inscription distorting history has already been installed in Sandarmokh. Slabunova appealed to the Investigative Committee.

It should be noted that over 6,000 Soviet political prisoners executed from 1937 to 1938 were buried in Sandarmokh. In 2000, by the decree of the Government of Karelia, Sandarmokh was given the status of a cultural heritage site – the “burial site for victims of political repression”. In 2018-2019, the Russian Military Historical Society conducted its own search expeditions, that allegedly resulted in discovering the remains of the Red Army soldiers shot by the Finns. At the same time, the documentation permitting for the excavations at the burial site was not published. Neither the legality of the excavations, nor the version about the burial of victims of the Finnish occupation in Sandarmokh have been confirmed.


At the same time, the response of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Karelia to Emilia Slabunova’s appeal confirms that the project for improvement of the burial place, ordered by the administration of the Medvezhyegorsk district, actually included the installation of a stele with an inscription about the Finnish occupation. However, according to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, such wording does not entail a legislative change in the status of a cultural heritage site, since it is not an “official information inscription”. In addition, according to the Deputy Public Prosecutor of Karelia, N.Osipov, it was the results of excavations carried out by the Russian Military Historical Society (which are questioned in scientific circles) that served as the decision to make such an inscription.


Yabloko deputy Emilia Slabunova, commenting on the response from the Public Prosecutor’s Office, notes: an inscription made in the place, which is under the protection of the state, and made in accordance with design documentation cannot be unofficial.


In addition, it is unclear what results of the expeditions carried out by the Russian Military Historical Society served as the basis for the decision to make such an inscription. The official responses of the Karelian Investigative Committee, the head of Karelia and the head of the administration of the Medvezhyegorsk region to Slabunova’s requests about the results of the examination and the fate of the retrieved remains run that “it was not possible to identify the bodies of the deceased,” the remains were reburied in Medvezhyegorsk, the status of the buried has not been established.


“Obvious disinformation is offered in the place of morning, it affects the dignity of both victims of repression and victims of occupation. The places of their memory must correspond to historical circumstances,” Slabunova says.


Emilia Slabunova has prepared a response to the letter from the Public Prosecutor’s Office, in which she writes that the existence of an “unofficial inscription” is impossible, as it appears by decision of the authorities at the expense of budgetary funds at the site subject to state protection, and where there are state-established rules for installing information inscriptions on such objects.


In addition, the Slabunova appealed to the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Karelia. She asks to check the legality of actions/inactions of the Department for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Objects of the Republic of Karelia in terms of compliance with the legislation on the protection of cultural heritage.


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