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 'Environmental Policies'

Murino will become the first city in the Leningrad region with a design code for city development

Press Release, 30.11.2020 The first design code in the Leningrad Region that will change the look of the city will be developed in the city of Murino, which borders on St. Petersburg. This was announced on 26 November by Dmitry Kuzmin, head of the Murino urban settlement and a member of the Yabloko party, during […]

On the search in the house of Alexander Korovainy, leader of Yabloko’s Green Russia faction in Krasnodar

Statement by Nikolai Rybakov and Olga Tsepilova, 18.11.2020 Today, on 18 November, 2020, a search was conducted in the private house of Alexander Korovainy, Chairman of the Krasnodar regional branch of the Green Russia faction of the Yabloko party and deputy of the Yeisk City Council. The search began at 6 o’clock in the morning

Preservation of the architectural look of the city and the quality of life of city residents should become a priority in the urban planning policy of Yekaterinburg

Statement by the Yekaterinburg branch of Yabloko, 10.11.2020 (On introduction of amendments to the Rules for Land Use and Development of the Urban District – Municipality the City of Yekaterinburg” (Decision No. 29/42 of the Yekaterinburg City Duma of October 27, 2020) The erroneous perception and interpretation by the municipal authorities of Yekaterinburg of the […]

Tatiana Schneider: They want to accuse me of extremism for the post criticizing the Omsktekhuglerod plant

Tatiana Schneider’s blog post, 9.11.2020 On 3 November, I received a strange call from the police. An interesting conversation took place, the content of which caused me, to put it mildly, bewilderment. Also I even had to give a written explanation to the policeman. The essence of all this, for me, strange act was the […]

Lev Shlosberg believes that the director of the Sebezhsky National Park unlawfully demands permission from local residents to visit the park

Press Release, 27.10.2020 Photo: View of Lake Sebezhskoye and the territory of the Sebezhsky National Park from the Castle Hill in Sebezh / Photo by Lev Shlosberg Lev Shlosberg, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Pskov Region from the Yabloko party, asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia and Public Prosecutor’s […]

With the support of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko, the residents of Birsk managed to cancel the construction of an incineration plant

Press Release, 26.10.2020 Ministry for Natural Resources and the Environment of the Republic of Bashkortostan gave its conclusion on the impossibility of building a waste incineration plant in the region and decided to abandon the construction of this facility in the city of Birsk. This information is contained in the response from the Ministry to […]

Nikolai Rybakov: “The State Duma, which is unable to utter a word against the President and the security forces, must be driven away in the 2021 elections”

Nikolai Rybakov’s FB page, 22.10.2020 A couple of years ago, it seemed that Russia simply did not have a more helpless, incompetent and antipopular parliament than the State Duma of the past, the sixth convocation, which was justly nicknamed “the mad printer” [for the speed of stamping laws]. But looks like the current parliamentary corps […]

The Bashkirian branch of Yabloko went to an environmental cleanup

Press Release, 19.10.2020 Activists of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko in Ufa supported the proposal of the new public movement “Green Shield of Bashkortostan-Kushtau” to hold an environmental cleanup in the Republic on 17 October. Albert Khusainov, Chairman of the Bashkian branch of Yabloko, took part in the environmental action.

Rybakov urged Putin to change environmental policy and allow NGOs to conduct environmental monitoring

Press Release, 14.10.2020 Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin a roadmap to change environmental policy against the backdrop of events in Kamchatka. The head of Yabloko proposes, among other things, creating a federal register of objects of accumulated environmental damage, instructing the government to amend the regulation plan in the field […]

Nikolai Rybakov delivered lectures in Oryol and Bryansk

Press Release, 2.10.2020 On September 30 – October 1, Chairman of the Yabloko Party Nikolai Rybakov visited Oryol and Bryansk, where he delivered lectures for participants in the All-Russian Environmental Lawyer Competition and students studying environmental law at universities in three Russian cities.

Nikolai Rybakov to deliver lectures at the universities of Oryol, Bryansk and Volgograd

Press Release, 29.09.2020 Chairman of the Yabloko Party Nikolai Rybakov will deliver lectures for participants in the All-Russian Environmental Lawyer Competition and students studying environmental law at universities in three Russian cities. The topic of the lecture is “The main environmental problems of Russia and public participation in the protection of the environmental rights of […]

Activists supported by the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko conducted a civil campaign for free access to the parks, 4,000 signatures collected

Press Release, 23.09.2020 On Monday, 21 September, Alexandr Makhankov, member of the Bureau of the St.Petersburg branch of Yabloko and Chairman of the local Yabloko branch in the city of Pushkin, together with representatives of the #Khochuvpark (I Want to the Park) initiative group, submitted to the reception of the Governor of St. Petersburg a […]

The Kemerovo branch of Yabloko nominated environmentalist and journalist Natalya Zubkova as a candidate for the City Council of Prokopyevsk

Press Release, 21.09.2020 The Kemerovo branch of Yabloko will take part in by-elections to the City Council of Deputies of Prokopyevsk, the Kemerovo region, which will take place on November 1. Natalya Zubkova, environmentalist and Editor-in-Chief of the independent Internet publication Novosti Kiselyovsk, became a candidate. The candidate has submitted 67 signatures of voters in […]

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko defended the city forest. The court overturned the decision of the regional parliament to change the boundaries of the only natural monument in Chelyabinsk

Press Release, 17.09.2020 The Second Court of Appeal in St. Petersburg sided with the defenders of Chelyabinsk forest that the city authorities were planning to cut. The Court overturned not only the decision of the Chelyabinsk Regional Court, but also the decision of the Regional Legislative Assembly to change the boundaries of the city’s only […]

The Court of Appeal did not satisfy the complaint of Oleg Mandrykin against the refusal of the electoral commission to register him as a candidate for Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region

Press Release, 11.09.2020 The Second Court of Appeal of St.Petersburg did not satisfy the complaint of Yabloko candidate Oleg Mandrykin against the refusal of the electoral commission to register him as a candidate for Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region.

Nikolai Rybakov called on the President to allocate budget funds for the preservation of architectural monuments in Tomsk

Press Release, 11.09.2020 Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin in connection with the critical situation with the protection of the cultural and architectural heritage – the wooden architecture of Tomsk.

Nikolai Rybakov discussed environmental and city development issues during his visit to Saratov

Press Release, 8.09.2020 Photo: Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and Yabloko candidate Ksenia Sverdlova Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov visited Saratov on September 7, as part of his tour to Yabloko regional branches participating in regional elections on 13 September. Ksenia Sverdlova, Chair of the Yabloko branch in Saratov, will take part in the by-elections of deputies […]

Court removed all the opponents of the construction of an incineration plant from the municipal elections in Osinovo, Tatarstan

Press Release, 8.09.2020 The Zelenodolsk City Court removed from the municipal elections in the Osinovo town, Tatarstan, all representatives of the Dioxinovo movement who oppose the construction of an incineration plant in the settlement. On 7 September, the court removed from municipal elections 13 candidates, including Ruslan Zinatullin, leader of the Yabloko party in Tatarstan, […]

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 Chairman appealed to the Public Prosecutor General and the Minister of Natural Resources about illegal cutting of forests in Voronezh

Press Release, 2.09.2020 Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Igor Krasnov, Public Prosecutor General, Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, and Governor of the Voronezh Region Alexander Gusev in connection with illegal cutting of trees in the Severny Les (Northern Forest) forest park in Voronezh.