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

An Unreal Victory and a Real Defeat

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 19.03.2018

A year has passed since the presidential election. Many then were saying that the voting itself did not matter, that the result was predetermined, that there were more important things… As a result, a year ago Vladimir Putin received a mandate to change nothing in the country, to keep everything as it was before: sanctions, isolation, confrontation with the whole world, support of the war in Ukraine, participation in the war in Syria, corruption in all power structures, suppression of civil liberties and propagandistic lies in the media. Putin did not disappoint the expectations: isolation and wars remained, but the so-called “pension reform”, increased taxes, an arms race, and laws on punishment for insulting the authorities and isolating the Internet added to this.

After a year, it became absolutely clear that Putin’s “victory”, recorded in the Central Electoral Commission’s protocols, was a fake, however, the defeat of the people turned out to be real: everyone lose in the 18 March, 2018 election. Well, almost everyone – with the exception of those who represent an overwhelming minority, parasitising on the state mafia system. That is, an absolute majority of people living in our country have suffered a defeat, including those who voted for Putin and those who did not come to the polling stations at all.


Now, it has become clear more than ever that there is no any Putin’s majority in Russia, but there is an absolute majority of Russians who are ousted from ruling the country and controlling their own destinies, who are not involved in decision making. The victorious minority regards these people are a resource, an appendage of the raw-material economy, they squeeze their incomes from, as from energy carriers.


The standards of living of the losers go on falling, so much so that the government decided to revise the methodology for calculating the real incomes of the population, as their decline spoils the statistics. And this was not caused by adverse external circumstances. Under the same circumstances, domestic billionaires have become world leaders in terms of income growth. Last Fall, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index recorded the following: since the beginning of the year, the ten richest Russians had increased their wealth by almost 11 per cent, becoming world leaders in wealth growth and overtaking as of this index the richest Americans (+ 7.5 per cent) and British (+ 3.4 per cent). The millionaires ranking by the Russian Forbes, released the other day, confirmed the correctness of the findings. There is no doubt that in a country where business is not separated from government, the hidden incomes of the highest officials demonstrate the same dynamics.


A year ago, people were convinced that the outcome of the elections was predetermined. However, it is now obvious that it was then, during that campaign and that vote, that decisions on raising the retirement age, increasing taxes, and building waste burning plants, that would be intoxicating citizens’ children at the expense of the citizens’ money, and many other things, were made.


Certainly, Vladimir Putin did not receive any mandate of trust. He knew it then, he knows it now. But Putin, his administration, and his circle were entrenched in the belief that they can do anything with the country without encountering resistance. Because there is no politics in the country anymore. People were convinced that discontent and protest is one thing, and politics is another. That those in power have the whole thing taped in politics. And that in general, a normal person should not get into this “dirty game”.


The key mistake in 2018 is in this rejection of politics, unwillingness to even think about the opportunities that the government provided for the people under the guise of presidential elections (albeit dishonest, but still remotely resembling elections) a year ago. Like in 2012, when the energy of civil protest was separated from the presidential election. It is necessary to understand and start preparing already now, so that not to throw punches when the fight is over. [I mean] to prepare not just for the next election, but for the future in general.


The past year has very clearly revealed the systemic crisis of government and the inevitability of the transfer of power. And to avoid the situation when this crisis turns into a dangerous squabble between the law enforcement, secret services and the military, a serious political force with your face, with your leaders and with a loud voice (“Make Your Voice Louder”) should be created. People have to confront not only the absurdity which the government is trying to make people get used to, not only stupid propaganda, but also direct threats. Thus, the other day, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation equated the Russian political (precisely internal political!) protest to an external threat, almost comparing the protest movement with rocket attacks.


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