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'

Yabloko continues to urge governors to redirect funds allocated to campaign for Putin’s amendments to the Constitution to the fight against COVID-19

Press Release, 15.04.2020 Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov continues forwarding appeals to the heads of Russian regions. He calls for redirecting the funds allocated in the regional budgets for campaigning in the all-Russian voting for Vladimir Putin’s constitutional amendments to needs of healthcare and assistance to citizens in difficult life situations.

“Not border stones, but masks”. Yabloko: Moscow Mayor must change the priorities of city budget in favour of support to citizens

Press Release, 11.04.2020 The Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma made a package of proposals to the Moscow government aimed at providing socio-economic support to residents of Moscow in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. The document proposes to redistribute the funds envisaged in the budget for 2020 from long-term infrastructure and entertainment projects to […]

Boris Vishnevsky called on the police to provide social assistance to elderly residents of St.Petersburg sent to “self-isolation”

Press Release, 13.04.2020 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, called on Roman Pugin, head of the St. Petersburg police, to consider the possibility of involving police officers in providing social assistance to elderly residents of St. Petersburg who are forcibly sent to “self-isolation” and are deprived of […]

Yabloko demands from the government to review the list of systemically important companies

Press Release, 11.04.2020 Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin with a demand to review the list of 646 systemically important organisations that should receive state support. The party believes that this list was compiled in a non-transparent manner and in violation of the basic principles of market competition.

Yabloko asked Prime Minister Mishustin to protect couriers and volunteers

Press Release, 10.04.2020 Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin asking him to adopt a decree on the protection of delivery service employees and volunteers of social services. According to the head of the party, this document is needed against the background of increasing risks that these categories of citizens […]

Boris Vishnevsky proposes to grant a rent waiver to entrepreneurs and NGOs renting their premises from St. Petersburg until the end of the quarantine

Press Release, 10.04.2020 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, submitted to the city parliament a bill envisaging a rent waiver on non-residential premises for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as non-profit organisations they rent from the city of St.Petersburg for the entire period of validity of […]

Boris Vishnevsky: Hand out masks, not St. George ribbons*!

Boris Vishnevsky blog post, 6.04.2020 * St. George ribbons in Russia are considered to be a symbol of the USSR victory in the Second World War. The Russian government, instead of allocating funds for the purchase of the necessary number of personal protection equipment (masks, respirators, gloves, protective suits and so on), which are lacking […]

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko calls on the Governor to ensure compliance with the sanitary-epidemiological measures at the industrial enterprises of the region

Press Release, 7.04.2020 The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko called on Alexei Teksler, Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, to ensure compliance with the sanitary-epidemiological measures by the collectives of industrial enterprises the region is rich with. Yabloko activists note that key industrial enterprises of the Chelyabinsk region resume or continue their work, but their employees do […]

Yabloko invited governors to redirect funds allocated to campaign for Vladimir Putin’s amendments to the Constitution to healthcare

Press Release, 7.04.2020  Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to the heads of several Russian regions. He called for redirection of funds allocated to the regional budgets for campaigning on the all-Russian voting on constitutional amendments to the needs of healthcare and aid to citizens in a difficult situation.

Anna Cherepanova called on the Governor of the Novgorod region to take urgent anti-crisis measures to help people

Appeal by the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, 6.04.2020 Photo: Anna Cherepanova Anna Cherepanova, Chair of the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party and deputy of the Duma of Veliky Novgorod, sent an appeal to Governor Andrei Nikitin to immediately take anti-crisis measures and provide aid to people and businesses.

Yabloko Bureau: 10 per cent of Russia’s GDP should be allocated for direct financial support of citizens and the private businesses

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 3.04.2020 The situation in Russia has been rapidly changing for the worse. The number of people affected by COVID-19 infection has been growing every day. In most regions, bans and restrictions have been imposed on the work of enterprises and organisations in public catering, trade, tourism, culture, sports, entertainment and […]

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko launched a web-site on measures to support citizens and businesses affected by the COVID-19 epidemic

Press Release, 2.04.2020 The web-site will generate proposals on measures to support those affected by the quarantine measures and the economic crisis. In addition, the website contains the proposals of the Yabloko party, as well as support measures voiced by federal and regional authorities.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Where can Russia get the money?

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 1.04.2020 The USA directs 9 per cent of its GDP to support people and the economy, the UK about 14 per cent and Germany over 20 per cent. Russia has so far allocated only 0.3 per cent of its GDP for medicine, aid to private businesses and the population. Where to get […]

The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko calls on the Governor to abolish fees for capital repairs of housing and reduce tariffs for utilities in the region

Press Release, 1.04.2020 The Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko called on Gleb Nikitin, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, to abolish fees for capital repairs of housing in the situation of quarantine for COVID-19 and compensate for 30 per cent of residents payments for utilities at the expense of the regional budget.

Yabloko sends its emergency programme to combat COVID-19 pandemic to the Russian President, government and parliament

Press Release, 31.03.2020 Chairman of Yabloko Nikolai Rybakov sent the authorities a programme of socio-economic and political measures developed by the party to overcome the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The document was sent to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, members of both houses of parliament, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, as well as to the […]

Yabloko proposed a programme of urgent measures to support citizens and business people during the COVID-19 pandemic

Press Release, 28.03.2020 According to Yabloko, the Russian authorities should provide all possible support to citizens facing the threat of not only becoming infected with coronavirus, but also losing their means of subsistence, as well as private businesses. The party has developed a programme of urgent measures, consisting of 20 points of a socio-economic measures […]

He lied again

Boris Vishnevsky’s commentary on Vladimir Putin’s statement that the middle class in Russia is 70% of the population Boris Vishnevsky’s blog post at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 19.03.2020 While discussing the coronavirus and Putin’s decree on appointing, despite everything, of a “nationwide vote” on amendments to the Constitution, in the evening I noticed something else, […]

The Bashkirian branch of Yabloko rallied against overcharged fees for heating

Press Release, 3.03.2020 On 29 February, the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko took part in a rally of Ufa residents against unreasonably high prices for heating. Over 500 people took part in the action.

The political situation in Russia at the beginning of 2020 and the need for real change

Statement by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, 28.01.2020 The 2020 Presidential Address [to the Federal Assembly], amendments to the Constitution hastily introduced [by the government], and formation of a new government of the Russian Federation testify to the policies of the authorities that led the country into a dead end are maintained. The main thing […]

Amendments to the Constitution have to be developed by those who will live here

Grigory Yalvinsky’s Facebook page, 22.01.2020 The breakdown of the Constitution proposed by the President and furnished with decorative procedures, is not only an already familiar manifestation of disrespect for the people, but also, above all, a manifestation of the political vector: towards not only preserving the current system, but making it even more authoritarian, closed […]