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 'Russia-Ukraine relations'

On the urgent need of a ceasefire

Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 November, 2023, published on 7 December, 2023 The Yabloko party again and again persistently calls for a ceasefire in Ukraine and peace negotiations. We are confident that nothing is more important than preserving human lives and their future. Human life is the highest value, it is […]

Interethnic and interreligious enmity is the way to the collapse of Russia

Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee of 24 November, 2023, published on 6 December, 2023 Photo: Anti-Semitic riots at Makhachkala airport on 29 October, 2023 / Photo from social networks  The value of human life has been decreasing against the backdrop of the special military operation in Russia that has been going on for […]

Police and Public Prosecutor’s Office informed Boris Vishnevsky that they found no violations in the calls of MP Gurulyov  proposing extermination of 20% of Russia’s population who disagree with Vladimir Putin’s policies

Press Release, 4.12.2023 Photo: MP Gurulyov, a screenshot of the programme “Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” The law enforcement agencies “did not identify any violations of the legislation on countering extremist activities” in a statement by State Duma deputy, Lieutenant General Andrei Gurulyov. Earlier, on the Rossiya TV channel, he said 20% of Russia’s population […]

A court hearing on extending the preventive measure for Yabloko member Vasily Neustroyev to be held on 4 December

Press Release, 30.11.2023 Photo: Vasily Neustroyev / Photo from social media On Monday, 4 December, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow will hold a hearing on extending the preventive measure against Vasily Neustroyev, a Yabloko member. Neustroyev should take part in the hearing personally, so should be brought to court from the detention centre – […]

Yabloko in Novgorod: basic military training classes in junior grades of city schools must be abolished

Press Release, 28.11.2023 Photo: Chairman of the local “Combat Brotherhood” Alexei Ivanov at a lesson in a junior class, in Gymnasium No. 4 / Photo by the Young Army Movement on VKontakte  Anna Cherepanova, a deputy of the City Duma of Veliky Novgorod from Yabloko and Chair of the regional branch of the party, appealed […]

The administration of the VKontakte social media blocked the page of the Yabloko Federal Bureau member Alexander Yefimov by the decision of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office

Press Release, 29.11.2023 Photo: Alexander Yefimov’s page on VKontakte, if accessed without a VPN running “User blocked. This material; has been blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation by the decision of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office No 27-31-2023/Treb198-23 of 28.04.2023. Alexander Yefimov’s page on the VKontakte social media was blocked without warning from […]

Grigory Yavlinsky on 2024 Russian presidential election

Press Release, 28.11.2023 Everyone knows that Russian elections are, to put it mildly, special. Especially in 2024. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Kremlin announced the result already in August of 2023: Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary of the President, said that Vladimir Putin would win the presidential elections in 2024 with a result of […]

The Qualification Commission of Judges of St. Petersburg did not find any violations of ethics in the actions of the judge who found artist Alexandra Skochilenko guilty

Press Release, 21.11.2023 Photo: Alexandra Skochilenko / Photo from open sources The Qualification Commission of Judges of St. Petersburg conducted an audit of the actions of Judge Oksana Demyasheva during the trial of the criminal case of Alexandra Skochilenko. No violations were found. Earlier, in October, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party Boris Vishnevsky demanded […]

Yabloko invites all to participate in the party’s regular action of writing letters to political prisoners in Moscow and Russian regions

Press Release, 20.11.2023 Photo: Saratov On 22 November – 6 December Yabloko will hold its regular actions of writing letters to Russian political prisoners. The actions will be conducted by the Yabloko branches in different Russian regions. nyone can take part in the actions of writing to political prisoners. Yabloko has developed an instruction ( […]

A Yabloko supporter fined for participating in a rally against the “special military operation”. He fears pressure on his loved ones. Fundraising announced

Press Release, 20.11.2023 Photo: Alexei Duplyakov / Photo from Alexei Duplyakov’s personal archive Civil activist Alexei Duplyakov received a fine for participating in a peaceful rally against the start of the so-called “special military operation”. The rally took place in Moscow on 27 February, 2022. Duplyakov had to leave Russia fearing persecution for his active […]

A ridiculous sentence for pacifism. Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov on the sentence to artist Sasha Skochilenko

Nikolai Rybakov’s Telegram post, 16.11.2023 Photos by the Yabloko Press Service Artist Sasha Skochilenko was sentenced to seven years in prison. Not because she is a criminal and has caused immeasurable harm to someone. Such people, as you know, are now being pardoned. Sasha received such a ridiculous sentence for replacing several price tags in […]

A search conducted at the home of Yabloko deputy Olga Tuzhikova in Petrozavodsk, Karelia. Yet Tuzhikova has been in the status of a witness in a criminal case

Press Release, 10.11.2023 Photo: Olga Tuzhikova / Photo from Olga Tuzhikova’s personal archive On the morning of 10 November, a search was carried out in the apartment of Olga Tuzhikova, a Yabloko deputy of the Petrozavodsk City Council. Tuzhikova is a witness in the case initiated under the article on calls for activities directed against […]

Yabloko candidates for Novosibirsk City Council were denied registration due to signatures in favour of their nomination

Press Release, 9.11.2023 Photo: Yabloko candidates Pyotr Kopylov and Maxim Novikov The territorial electoral commissions of the Central and Oktyabrsky districts on Novosibirsk refused to register Maxim Novikov and Pyotr Kopylov, candidates for deputies for by-elections to the Novosibirsk City Council, previously nominated by the Novosibirsk branch of the Yabloko party.

Interethnic and interreligious enmity is the path to the collapse of Russia

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 2.11.2023 Photo by RFI The attack on the Makhachkala airport by a crowd motivated by national hatred under anti-Semitic slogans, as well as anti-Semitic actions in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia – all these are the symptoms of a progressive serious illness of the state and society. Against the backdrop of the 18 months […]

On the meeting of Grigory Yavlinsky with President Vladimir Putin. Comment by the Yabloko Press Service

Press Release, 26.10.2023 Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Due to numerous requests received by the Yabloko Press Service, we are informing you of the following: On 26 October, 2023, Grigory Yavlinsky met with President Vladimir Putin. The key subject of discussion was the need for a ceasefire agreement in the […]

Imprisoned historian Yury Dmitriyev to Yabloko: “United we stand”. Yabloko to hold actions of writing letters to political prisoners

Press Release, 23.10.2023 Photo: Voronezh On 25 October – 6 November Yabloko will hold actions of writing letters to political prisoners. Some actions in the regions will be timed to coincide with the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression, 30 October. From 25 October until 6 November Yabloko will conduct actions of writing […]

Boris Vishnevsky called on the Public Prosecutor General to open a criminal case against MP Gurulyov, who proposed exterminating 20% of Russia’s population who disagree with Vladimir Putin’s policies

Press Release, 23.10.2023 Photo: MP Gurulyov, a screenshot of the programme “Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov” Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party and deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, sent an appeal to Igor Krasnov, Public Prosecutor General of Russia, asking to organise a check of the statement by State Duma […]

The Sverdlovsk region branch of Yabloko to hold a picket against Russia’s deratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

Press Release, 18.10.2023 Photo: A leaflet of the picket / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 22 October, the Sverdlovsk region branch of the Yabloko party will hold a picket in Yekaterinburg against the Russian Federation’s withdrawal of ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). On 5 October, Vladimir Putin announced Russia’s possible withdrawal […]

On the participation of a Yabloko candidate in the 2024 presidential elections. Commentary by Grigory Yavlinsky’s Press Secretary

Press Release, 17.10.2023 Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Commentary by Grigory Yavlinsky’s Press Secretary, Igor Yakovlev, on the participation of a Yabloko candidate in the 2024 presidential elections: — The position of Grigory Yavlinsky is well known. He is categorically against the special military operation and for an immediate ceasefire. […]

In Altai, Artyom Sakharov, a candidate Yabloko member, fined for reading poetry

Press Release, 17.10.2023 Photo: Artyom Sakharov / Photo from social media Artyom Sakharov, an 18-year-old civil activist and a candidate member of Yabloko, was fined 75,000 roubles for reading poetry which was regarded by the authorities as a “repeated violation of the established procedure for organising or holding a public event” (Article 20.2 Part 8 […]