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 Minister of Culture of Udmurtia fined for ignoring the request of the Chair of the Yabloko branch in Udmutia, Iya Boronina

Press Release, 2.02.2024

Photo: Magistrate of the Court District No. 3 of Oktyabrsky District of Izhevsk, Alyona Dresvyannikova / Photo by Iya Boronina

The Minister of Culture of Udmurtia, Vladimir Solovyov, was fined for violating the procedure for considering the appeal of the Chair of the Yabloko branch in Udmurtia, Iya Boronina. The leader of the regional department asked the minister to provide the information necessary to prepare amendments to the draft law on the budget of the Republic. The magistrate of the Oktyabrsky District of Izhevsk fined the minister of 5,000 roubles on 1 February.

The representative of the Minister of Culture of Udmurtia asked the court to reduce punishment to a “warning.” The Public Prosecutor’s Office did not object.


Iya Boronina expressed her objections, citing the fact that the minister had not yet taken any action to restore the violated right: the documents requested by Boronina were never received. In addition, according to the head of the regional branch of the party, the offence negatively affects all residents of Udmurtia, since the Boronina’s request also concerned estimates for the renovation of the Tchaikovsky Museum – the estate of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky in Votkinsk. The museum is in poor condition due to a leaking roof, but it is a cultural heritage site of federal significance and plays a key role in the development of tourism in the region. The estimate was necessary for Boronina to prepare amendments to the budget in order to allocate funds for repairs.


According to employees of the Ministry of Finance of Udmurtia, the application for these funds was not sent by the Ministry of Culture of Udmurtia to Finance Ministry for the first reading of the draft budget of the Republic. That is, it was not sent either to the relevant department or to the regional parliament for the preparation of amendments. If this information is confirmed, the question arises whether the Minister of Culture is suitable for his post. Boronina is also preparing a corresponding request regarding this part.


It should be noted that as part of the preparation of the draft law on the budget of Udmurtia for 2024, the planning period 2025/2026, the Chair of the Udmurtian Yabloko Iya Boronina developed and sent 18 amendments, five of which totalling 1.5 billion roubles were approved. Two amendments regarding culture (renovation of the Tchaikovsky Museum and a new ballet production at the Tchaikovsky Theatre) were rejected by the head of Udmurtia Alexander Brechalov.


“The court ruling has a very important function – to remind any official that it is not the population that is his backup dancers, but on the contrary, he receives his salary from taxes paid from the pockets of this very population. Citizens should take note: if an official did not respond on time (within 30 days), did not respond to the point (a runaround reply, lack of specifics and requested documents), then citizens can apply to the Public Prosecutor’s Office with reference to the provisions of Federal Law No 59,” Iya Boronina commented.


In addition to an administrative fine for the minister, there will be Public Prosecutor’s inspection in the Ministry of Culture of Udmurtia. Based on the results of Iya Boronina’s appeal to the supervisory agency, the Votkinsk Interdistrict Public Prosecutor and the Oktyabrsky District Public Prosecutor (in Izhevsk) were instructed to conduct an inspection of the maintenance of cultural objects and misuse of budget funds.