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

Andrei Babushkin doesn’t rule out tortures against Nemtsov’s murder suspect

Press release, 13.03.2015

Full video version

Human rights defender, deputy Chair of the Moscow branch of YABLOKO Andrei Babushkin announced at today’s YABLOKO conference that he wouldn’t be able to visit the Lefortovo pre-trail detention centre as a member of Moscow Public Observation Commission because he had been interrogated as a witness in the case of Boris Nemtsov’s murder.

Andrei Babushkin and Sergei Mitrokhin

If the suspects in Nemtsov’s murder case will be taken to another pre-trail detention centre, the human rights defender won’t be able to carry public control there as well.

YABLOKO Chair Sergei Mitrokhin claim that it’s a political measure.

“We know that such a measure has been used against the lawyers who were out of the investigation’s favour. This measure has become quite popular of late – giving a witness status to block the possibility of public, human rights or advocatory activities. I see no reason why Andrei Babushkin and his colleagues should be qualified as witnesses in this case,” noted YABLOKO leader at the press conference.

Sergei Mitrokhin claimed that the charges against human rights defenders published at the Investigative Committee website were groundless.

YABLOKO leader said that in the near future he would forward an appeal to the Investigative Committee, Prosecutor General’s office and President of the Russian Federation demanding to conduct a public inquiry into the facts of torture of the suspects and reclassify the Nemtsov’s case from Article 105 of the Criminal Code “Murder” to a more serious article 277 “Attempt on the life of a statesman or public figure”.

Andrei Babushkin spoke about visiting the suspects. He said that Zaur Dadaeyv had injuries on the wrists, which could have been the result of tight handcuffs or he might have been hanged on the handcuffs, or he could have inflicted injuries himself.

In addition, according to the human rights defender, there were injuries near the suspect’s ankles.

“Dadayev claimed that he had been shackled. And you know that shackles were prohibited in our country in the beginning of the XX century,” said Babushkin. He did not rule out that the marks on Zaur Dadayev’s fingers were the consequences of electricity torture.

“Of course, we did not discuss the criminal case, we can not discredit our responsibility,” he said.

“The more I talked to these people, the more I had doubts about their involvement in the criminal case. I may be wrong, they can be good actors,” said the human rights activist.

Andrei Babushkin emphasized that the law “On Police” was violated with respect to the suspects: they didn’t received the right for a phone call, for food, they are not taken to a toilet, they were not given a lawyer. In addition, the representatives of the investigation said that Dadaeyv refused a lawyer invited by his relatives, but Dadayev heard about this for the first time from the human rights defenders.

Babushkin stressed that he didn’t sympathize with the suspects, but it is important for him that the investigation must be conducted fairly, and all the civil rights of the suspects must be respected.

“The status of a witness will prevent me from visiting the pre-trail detention centre. It is a way to block the activity of all the members of the Public Observation Commission. This is a dangerous trend. I hope that law enforcement won’t follow this abuse line. I am convinced that the law enforcement agencies are interested in public control themselves,” said Andrei Babushkin.

Andrei Babushkin and Sergei Mitrokhin said that and would continue to monitor the Nemtsov’s case.

“We will do everything possible to get rid of that old GULAG spirit which still exists in some law enforcement agencies,” said Andrei Babushkin.

The human rights defender reminded that these were members of YABLOKO party – Valery Borschev, Sergei Kovalev who developed the law on public control back in the 90s, and the year 2008 became a very important Rubicon – public observation commissions appeared.