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 'Support of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses'

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 […]

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 […]

Emilia Slabunova criticised the law on protection of investment at the meeting of the State Duma

Press Release, 10.12.2019 Today, Yabloko party Chair Emilia Slabunova criticised the law on protecting investments and encouraging investment at a meeting of the State Duma. The Russian parliament was examining the bill in the first reading. “It is impossible to improve the investment climate without improving the political climate, without a radical transformation of the […]

Yavlinsky: Talented people in Russia may write economic programmes, but we do not have a state that could implement them

Grigory Yavlinsky FB page, 30.03.2018 There are so many talented people in Russia who can write economic programmes. But we do not have a state that could implement such strategies. This system does not perceive any external strategies, it develops according to its own internal laws. That is why not a single businessman or owner […]

Grigory Yavlinsky visited Perm, the Urals

Press Release, 27.02.2018 The Perm region became the ninth region that presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky visited this year. The whole day of 26 February, he spent in Perm: in the afternoon he visited one of the confectionery factories, and in the evening held a large meeting with the residents of the city. “Small businesses are […]

Moscow YABLOKO conducted a picket is support of small businesses

Press release, 26.05.2016 Moscow YABLOKO conducted a picket is support of small businesses in the centre of Moscow, on Russian Entrepreneurship Day, 26 May. Moscow YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin, first Soviet millionaire Artyom Tarasov and the activists of Real Estate Owners Association participated in the street action.

Igor Artemyev, head of Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Service: Russia built state-monopoly capitalism

Press release, 25.05.2016 A meeting between head of Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) Igor Artemyev and entrepreneurs whose businesses had been eliminated by illegal demolition of their sales premises in Moscow took place in YABLOKO’s office on the eve of Russian Entrepreneurship Day, 25 May. The situation with business in the country and the role of […]

YABLOKO demands that General Prosecutor’s Office must prevent demolition of small shopping stores

Press release, 30.03.2016 YABLOKO Chairperson Emilia Slabunova forwarded a request to the General Presecutor’s Office demanding to launch an anti-corruption investigation of the Civil Code provision which allowed the city officials to demolish the sales premises in Moscow. YABLOKO claims that demolition of sales pavilions may continue to take place in other regions of Russia […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: Presidential operation codenamed “Give us money!”

From Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 25.03.2016 Vladimir Putin at his meeting with [Russian] businessmen-billionaires has been discussing geopolitics, rather than the economy. This means that “grooming sheep” for geopolitical needs, presidential operation codenamed “Give us money!” is about to start soon. It very clearly demonstrates what the politics has done to the economy, how it […]

On the inadmissibility of the country’s economic security destruction through ruining small and medium-sized businesses

Resolution of the 18th YABLOKO Congress, 09.03.2016 Under the difficult economic conditions in our country the authorities must pay special attention to the support and development of small and medium-sized businesses that can provide millions of jobs, protect the labour market from destruction, give different population groups the opportunity to provide for themselves and their […]

Sergei Mitrokhin participated in a symbolic action in memory of small business

Press release, 18.02.2016 On 18 February, a symbolic action in memory of small business took place in Moscow by the Department of Trade and Services of Moscow. Member of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee and Chair of Moscow YABLOKO Sergei Mitrokhin laid flowers to the doors of the building and expressed his condolences to the entrepreneurs.

Mitrokhin proposes that Putin must hold a meeting with Moscow Mayor and the aggrieved entrepreneurs

Press release, 10.02.2016 Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee and Chair of Moscow YABLOKO, considers that Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, who ordered to start the mass demolition of sales premises in Moscow on the night of 9 Februray, must offer explanations to the President of Russia in the presence of the aggrieved entrepreneurs.

Mitrokhin demands that President must dismiss Moscow Mayor

Press release, 10.02.2016 Today Sergei Mitrokhin, member of YABLOKO’s Federal Political Committee and Chair of Moscow YABLOKO, has farwarded an application to President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the demand to dismiss Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin in connection with the gross violation of property rights caused by the mass demolition of sales premises in Moscow.

Pogrom of small business is the crime of Moscow officials

Press release, 09.02.2016 The Moscow branch of the YABLOKO party made a statement to express their categorical protest in connection with the mass demolition of the kiosks and small shopping centers which had taken place by order of the Moscow Mayor’s Office (City Hall) last night. According to the city government, the buildings had no formal […]

Sergei Mitrokhin: Development of businesses requires a competitive rather than a rent-based economy

 Press Release, 24.06.2015 A round table “What reforms are needed in the context of sustainable development of small and medium-sized enterprises” took place in the International University in Moscow today within he frameworks of an independent Public Expert Council for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (SMEs). YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin participated in the event.

Ten people detained at the action of small-scale business owners

Press Release, 26.05.2015 Police has just detained ten people in the action which began in the Triumfalnaya Square by the Ministry of Economic Development. This information has been reported from the scene by YABLOKO leader Sergei Mitrokhin.

Nizhny Novgorod residents came to the rally in defense of a mini-bus entrepreneur

Press Release, 14.05.2015 Nizhny Novgorod YABLOKO supported a rally organized for protection of entrepreneur Dmitry Kargin, who carried passengers in his mini-bus along Route No 171.

Grigory Yavlinsky on the 15th anniversary since Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia

26.03.2015 Today is the 15th anniversary since Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia. YABLOKO founder Grigory Yavlinsky was Vladimir Putin’s competitor at the presidential elections in 2000… “… I am not going to fight for a “good” Putin. I am going to fight against Putin for the post of the President of Russia. I […]