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 message to the IOC about Evgeny Vitishko


On February, 15 the IOC broke silence over the case of Evgeny Vitishko, who was sentenced to serve three years in a colony this week after his tireless work to expose environmental violations in Sochi. Here is what spokesman Mark Adams told journalists, according to the media:

“We have had confirmation from Sochi (Games organisers), who got the information for us from the relevant authorities, that this is not Games related,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams told reporters.

“We understand that Mr. Vitishko was arrested after painting a house or vandalising a house about three years ago, he was given a suspended sentence at the time for that.

“Subsequently my understanding is he broke that suspended sentence and was subsequently jailed. So our understanding is that it is not Olympic related.”

“As you know, we have discussed relocation of people, workers’ unpaid wages, Akhshtyr village.”

“When we’ve raised those, we want action, we got action on those ones. On this particular one we do not think – we are assured – it is not Olympic related.”

In the two months since the IOC knew about Vitishko’s case, we suppose it could have at least gotten their facts straight: the original suspended sentence in 2012 did not concern a house, but an illegal fence in a public forest. There was no proof Vitishko was actually the one who painted slogans on said illegal fence, which, by the way, official letters to EWNC argued does not exist. The slogans would have cost about $40 dollars to wash off, but instead prosecutors hired an expert who calculated the damage at $4000 – enough to qualify this “crime” as very grave – grave enough to cause a three year suspended sentence.

That said, EWNC has not in fact argued that the suspended sentence was persecution over the Olympics. We argue that Vitishko’s vocal opposition to the Olympic destruction was the reason behind the decision by the Tuapse judge on December 20 to turn it into a real sentence. He ruled that two minor violations by Vitishko of his parole were “systematic”. This is completely disproportionate. Vitishko’s parole was much stricter than that of other convicts with suspended sentences. He was constantly watched and stopped repeatedly by police. Conditions of his parole changed two times, and he successfully obeyed them, although it was not easy. Two violations over a course of 1 year is not ‘systematic’ in any fair court system, the only reason it was ruled as such was the authorities desire to put away a critic of the Olympic Games.

We also wish the IOC would inquire why the authorities had to fabricate an additional administrative case against Vitishko and jail him on February 3, one day before the Olympic torch reached the Krasnodar region. We wish they had asked what proof police had of Vitishko’s alleged violation of “swearing in public”, and we also wish they had asked if his intention of traveling to Sochi for the opening ceremony had anything to do with the decision to arrest him.

We equally wish the IOC would inquire why the appeal hearing of Vitishko was rescheduled one day later, and set for a day when he would still be locked up in jail, robbing him of the right to defend himself before the judge. Instead he was forced into defending himself over video, with 2/3rds of his defense impossible to hear.

We want to give a few assurances of our own to the IOC. Everything that has happened to environmental activists in Krasnodar region prior and during the Olympic Games has to do with the Olympic Games. We want to assure you that we have been harassed, questioned, detained, and spent days in dingy cells that have been ruled by courts as unfit for humans because of the Olympic Games. We assure you that thugs have attacked our office and property as police looked on because of the Olympic Games. We would have assured you of this if you asked, but you didn’t, so you can read everything environmental activists have been through in the past months:

The Olympic Charter lists the following as a mission of the IOC: “to encourage and support a responsible concern for environmental issues, to promote sustainable development in sport and to require that the Olympic Games are held accordingly.” We wish that the IOC would follow this mission instead of seeking “assurances” from the government which imprisons critical environmentalists.