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

Archive for 'Russian Economy'

A multipolar impasse

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 23.09.2020 At the UN General Assembly, Vladimir Putin again spoke about a multipolar world. But a “multipolar world” means that one pole will have almost the whole world, the other will include China with North Korea, and on the third pole, apart from everyone else, Russia with Lukashenko, Novichok and missiles.

Yabloko will host an online discussion on the progressive personal income tax

Press Release, 22.09.2020 On September 24,  Yabloko will hold an online discussion on the progressive personal income tax: “On the inclusion of the requirement to introduce a progressive personal income tax into the party’s programme documents”. The discussion is organised by the Social Democratic faction of the Yabloko party.


On the end of a lost era and the outlook for the future by Grigory Yavlinsky, 10.09.2020 Photo: Rally for freedom and democracy, 4 February 1990, Moscow, Manezh Square WHAT THIS TEXT IS ABOUT The introduction of President Putin’s amendments to the Russian Constitution signalled the defeat of the democratic reforms commenced in Russia at […]

Emilia Slabunova: Russia needs detoxification

FB post by Emilia Slabunova, 3.09.2020 Alexei Navalny [opposition politician and one of vocal critics of the regime] was poisoned with a substance from the Novichok group, the German government said in a statement. Angela Merkel, in her commentary, stated unequivocally that “it was an attempt to silence him [Navalny]”. Unambiguous, because if it were […]

Yabloko demanded resignation of the heads of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resource Usage, as well as the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory for the accident in Norilsk

Press Release, 4.06.2020 Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov called on the Russian authorities to dismiss all those responsible for concealing information about the accident in Norilsk, as well as make systemic changes in the field of environmental protection. “We consider it necessary to dismiss Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Alexander Uss, head of […]

The disaster in Norilsk; the unlearned lessons of Chernobyl

We demand resignation of those responsible for concealing information and introduce systemic changes in the field of environmental protection Statement by the Yabloko party, 4.06.2020 The large-scale disaster which happened with the spill of oil products at Thermal Power Plant No 3 of the city of Norilsk on May 29 demonstrates the fragility and inefficiency […]

After Lockdown

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 29.05.2020 CONTEXT. OPTIMISTIC SCENARIO The problems facing the world after the COVID-19 pandemic will have two key aspects: medical and political-economic. In the case of the first issue, everything is more or less comprehensible. No mass vaccination, and no mass use of truly effective medicines is anticipated in the near future (if […]

The Ivanovo branch of Yabloko demands to re-allocate budget funds from festivals and mass events to the aid to doctors, citizens and businesses

Press Release, 12.05.2020 The Ivanovo regional branch of the Yabloko party appealed to the Governor and deputies of the Ivanovo Regional Duma with a demand to amend the regional budget. Namely, to redistribute more than 21 million roubles allocated to mass events and festivals, in favour of doctors and medical workers, population and the affected […]

The Saratov branch of Yabloko calls the Governor and the government of the region to allocate 165 million roubles from the regional budget to the fight against coronavirus

Press Release, 4.05.2020 The Saratov branch of the Yabloko party sent an appeal to the Governor and the government of the Saratov region, as well as to deputies of the regional Duma with a call to redistribute the funds envisaged in the regional budget for 2020 in connection with the spread of the COVID-19 infection. […]

Yabloko in the Leningrad Region calls to conduct public hearings on environmental hazardous projects after the epidemic

Press Release, 28.04.2020 The authorised representative of the Yabloko regional office in the Leningrad Region appealed to the regional authorities with a proposal to postpone the public discussion of all high-profile waste management projects for a period after the coronavirus epidemic ends and living conditions in the Leningrad region come to its normal state. “The […]

Anna Cherepanova opposed the Mayor’s decision to cut funding for cultural, educational, physical education and sports institutions

Based on Vashi Novosti, 28.04.2020 On April 27, Sergei Busurin, Mayor of Veliky Novgorod, signed Decree No. 1413 on reducing budget expenditures in Veliky Novgorod. This was announced by Anna Cherepanova, head of the regional branch of the Yabloko party in Novgorod and deputy of the Duma of Veliky Novgorod. According to Cherepanova, “the sequestration […]

The Tula branch of Yabloko calls on the Governor to revise part of the budget expenditures in favour of healthcare

Press Release, 24.04.2020 On 23 April, the Regional Council of the Tula branch of Yabloko conducted a video conference and adopted an appeal to Alexei Dyumin, Governor of the Tula region, calling him to initiate a review of part of the regional budget expenditure items allocating 1.4 billion roubles to healthcare. The activists of the […]

Yabloko demanded that the government improve the terms and conditions of state contracts for small and medium-sized businesses

Press Release, 24.04.2020 Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin calling for measures to increase the accessibility of the market for state and municipal procurement for small and medium-sized businesses. “The Yabloko party believes that the state should improve the conditions for small and medium-sized businesses and become their […]

Lev Shlosberg considers the selective state support of small and medium-sized businesses a violation of the Constitution and federal law

Press Release, 23.04.2020 Photo by TASS: Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin Lev Shlosberg, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly from the Yabloko faction and leader of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, sent an appeal to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin asking him to provide aid to all small and medium-sized businesses, regardless of the industry […]

After Yabloko’s release of the video about the Tula Regional Duma spending budget money on expensive cars, regional MPs decided to allocate money to buying ambulances

Press Release, 23.04.2020 The Tula Regional Duma refuses large purchases of expensive cars for the regional parliaments and allocates these 5 million roubles for the purchase of ambulances. Vladimir Dorokhov, Chairman of the Tula Yabloko, noted that this happened exactly 24 hours after Yabloko’s publication of the video about the purchase by the Tula Regional […]

Yabloko calls on the government to pay 12,000 roubles to students and 50,000 roubles to university professors

Press Release, 22.04.2020 The Yabloko party has proposed to the Russian government a set of measures to support students and university professors in the situation of the coronavirus epidemic: cash payments to students (12,000 roubles) and university professors (50,000 roubles); transfer of students who have lost their jobs to state-financed places; interest-free loans for the […]

The Pipe is No Longer Playing the Emperor’s Tune

The collapse came out of the blue, although it was visible from afar Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 21.04.2020 The economic crisis is growing. Despite Russia’s deal with OPEC, world oil prices continue falling. According to the terms of the deal, from May 1, Russia should reduce oil production to 8.5 million barrels per day. On average, […]

Grigory Yalvinsky: They are preparing Russia for digital slavery

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 6.04.2020 We could observe the first results of the introduction of electronic passes in Moscow in [overcrowded] metro yesterday [due to the authorities total check of all the passengers for their passes]. To allow such a crowd in the subway at the midst of the epidemic and quarantine means to demonstrate a […]

We demand to abolish the ban on the imports of medical devices, personal protective equipment and restrictions on the purchase of medicines

Statement by Yabloko Bureau, 17.04.2020 In the situation of the coronavirus epidemic, the Yabloko Party demands to immediately lift the ban on the import of medical devices, personal protective equipment and restrictions on the purchase of medicines. Meanwhile, the ban imposed by the Government of Russia (Decree No. 813 of June 26, 2019) included, for […]

Municipal deputies from Yabloko in Ryazan demanded to stop the forced collection of money from state employees to fight against coronavirus

Press Release, 17.04.2020 Yabloko municipal deputies of the Ryazan region appealed to Governor Nikolai Lyubimov, Ivan Panchenko, regional Public Prosecutor, and Igor Grekov, Vice Governor and head of the coronavirus task force, in connection with the forced collection of money from state employees to fight against coronavirus. Deputies Konstantin Smirnov and Anatoly Kivva insist on […]