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

35 years of the Chernobyl disaster: stop the construction of new nuclear power plants for the sake of life and health of future generations

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau No. 2554 dated 22.04.2021

Published on 26.04.2021

Photo: The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant / Photo by Nomadsoul1.depositphotos

The Chernobyl tragedy made it into human history as one of the largest man-made disasters.

Due to the explosion of the 4th power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of the territory of the former Soviet Union and other countries were contaminated with hazardous materials. As a result, a significant number of settlements had to be relocated. Millions of people have been exposed to radiation. Even today, the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster are present in the territories of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and other countries. The contamination of vast areas with radionuclides was accompanied by clearly identifiable negative consequences for public health and predicted risks of radiogenic diseases in the future around the world. The affected territories have not been properly rehabilitated to date.

The negative consequences of radiation exposure are also present in other regions of our country. And today contaminated territories in the Chelyabinsk and Tomsk regions, the Krasnoyarsk Territory and a number of other regions of the Russian Federation need remediation.


On the eve of the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster on 21 April 21, 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual Address [to the Federal Assembly] called for looking for “new solutions in the field of nuclear generation”. Hydrogen energy and energy storage were named as promising areas. The President of the country has once again acted as a lobbyist for Rosatom [the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation] and other transnational nuclear corporations. According to the world expert community, nuclear power plants that produce hydrogen are no less dangerous than nuclear power plants that produce electricity. The only difference is that hydrogen is a gas that can be concentrated, stored, and transported. The technological chains remain the same. Fossil fuels based on uranium or a mixture of uranium and plutonium remain the primary source of energy. The development of hydrogen energy does not solve the main problems of the nuclear industry: reactors remain dangerous; uranium mining and nuclear waste management have the same unresolved problems that we will leave as a legacy to future generations of Russians. High environmental risks remain at all stages of the nuclear fuel cycle: from uranium mining by the barbaric method of underground leaching to the nuclear power plants themselves, the operation of which has not become 100% accident-free.


In the modern world, there are no safe technologies for the production of nuclear energy.


The YABLOKO party states that Russia should put an end to the construction of new nuclear power plants in favour of the development of alternative, renewable energy. The civilized world is entering an era of rejection of dangerous technologies of the past, and Russia must find its place in the development of the economy in accordance with the current “green agenda”.


The state is obliged to really ensure the right of every citizen of Russia to nuclear and radiation safety, namely:


– amend the current legislation so that to prohibit the imports of nuclear waste from abroad, including spent nuclear fuel;


– abandon the construction of new hazardous nuclear facilities, including nuclear power plants, and terminate the operation of nuclear power plants that have exhausted their resource;


– create economic incentives to improve energy efficiency;


– stimulate the transition to alternative, renewable energy sources;


– maximally ensure safety in the field of atomic energy use and prevent the initiation of new projects and technologies that may create new threats and risks;


– eliminate the nuclear and radiation legacy left over from the times of the Cold War and the Soviet Union;


– sign and ratify the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.


Nikolai Rybakov,

Yabloko Chairman