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 'Governance'

A new book “A Civilisation Falling Behind” by Sergei Mitrokhin and Galina Mikhaleva will be launched on 31 May

Press Release, 20.05.2022 A new book “A Civilisation Falling Behind. How and Why Russia Failed to Become a Law-Governed State” by Sergei Mitrokhin and Galina Mikhaleva will be launched in the Moscow office of Yabloko (Pyatnitskaya, 31 bldg. 2) on Tuesday, 31 May, at 18:00.

Rospotrebnadzor refuses to lift the restriction on holding public events in St. Petersburg

Press Release, 8.04.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Yelena Smirnova, acting head of the St. Petersburg Rospotrebnazdor (the Russian consumer safety watchdog), sent a response to the request of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly to lift the existing ban on holding public events in St. Petersburg. The St.Petersburg department of Rospotrebnazdor […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Stop killing Ukrainians and stop killing Russian soldiers. Stop it!”

Youtube channel Zhivoi Gvozd (Live Nail), complete transcript and English susbtitles in the video, 19.03.2022 Vitaly Dymarsky: Since I was instructed, Grigory Alexeyevich, to ask you the first question… Grigory Yavlinsky: Yes, please. Vitaly Dymarsky: But I have two of them. Absolutely hackneyed: “who is to blame?” and “what to do?”. Where do we start? […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Russia is committing suicide”

Forum24, Czech Republic, 25.03.2022 Interview with Grigory Yavlinsky by Petr Hlaváček Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky. February 2019 / Photo: by the Yabloko Party Press Service On 13 March, Grigory Yavlinsky gave an interview to the Czech media Forum24. The leader of the Yabloko party spoke about the situation in Russia against the backdrop of hostilities in […]

Lev Shlosberg told about the searches in Pskov at a meeting of the Human Rights Council under the President of the RF

Press Release, 24.03.2022 Photo: Lev Shlosberg / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 23 March, the Commission on Political Rights of the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation discussed the implementation of legislation by the law enforcement when initiating criminal and administrative cases, searches, detentions and arrests in February-March 2022. […]

Yabloko has already collected 15,000 signatures against war with Ukraine

Press Release, 21.02.2022 Photo: the Rostov-on-Don region, February 2022. Photo by Igor Ivanko / Kommersant As of Monday noon MSK, 15,025 people left their signatures under the anti-war petition launched by Yabloko on its website. The number of signatures rose by more than 30 per cent after the aggravation of the situation in the so-called […]

Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov called on the upper chamber of the Russian parliament to revoke permission for President Putin to use the army abroad

Press Release, 21.02.2022 Photo by Alexander Miridonov / Kommersant On the eve of the 518th meeting of the upper chamber of the Russian parliament – the Federation Council, –  which will be held on February 22, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent appeals to all members of the Federation Council with a proposal to cancel the […]

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov demanded that Vladimir Putin stop the violation of the rights of citizens in Chechnya

Press Release, 3.02.2022  Photo by Dmitry Azarov/Kommersant   On 3 February, Nikolai Rybakov demanded from Vladimir Putin to restore the rights of Russian citizens living in the Chechen Republic.

Artur Gaiduk: Legislation on “foreign agents” is an instrument of pressure and repression

Press Release, 31.01.2022 Photo: Artur Gaiduk, deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko At the January session, deputies of the Pskov Regional Assembly rejected Yabloko’s initiative to introduce a federal bill envisaging the exclusion of the concept of “foreign agents” and the related norms from Russian legislation. The bill was developed by lawyers of […]


Statement by the Yabloko party, 24.01.2022 Photo: A column of Yabloko party demonstrators during the March in Memory of Boris Nemtsov, 24 February, 2019. / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Yabloko resolutely condemns the militaristic hysteria whipped up by high-ranking Russian officials and propaganda, a demonstration of readiness to start a war. Never in […]

A Common Lot of Authoritarian States

Grigory Yavlinsky’s blog post,, 7.01.2022 Photo: The building of the Mayor’s office in Almaty. 6 January, 2021 // REUTERS / Pavel Mikheyev The events in Kazakhstan have been developing rapidly. Yesterday morning the government was dismissed in order to extinguish the wave of discontent, and by nightfall, fighting began in different settlements of the […]

Viktor Kogan-Yasny: Non-Poster Thoughts

Viktor Kogan-Yasny special for the Yabloko web-site, 10.01.2022 Photo: Viktor Kogan-Yasny / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The current era has two destructive (and somewhat interconnected) social traits that make it very dangerous. First, the behaviour of people in their everyday life can be compared to that of a primitive bureaucrat, an ignorant functional […]

Lev Shlosberg: “The responsibility for political emigration always lies on the authorities”

Press Release, 29.12.2021 Photo: Lev Shlosberg (left) and journalist Konstantin Kalichenko / Photo by the Press Service of the Pskov branch of Yabloko   Lev Shlosberg, Chairman of the Pskov branch of Yabloko, spoke to the Ekho Moskvi in Pskov radio station about the reasons that force opposition-minded people to leave Russia, and named those […]

“The enormity of this sentence is confirmed by the very fact of innocence”

Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova supported Memorial’s Yury Dmitriyev at the trial Press Release, 27.12.2021 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova in the corridor of the city court (centre) / Photo by the Press Service of the Yabloko party Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, and Emilia Slabunova, head of the Yabloko faction in the […]

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov came to the Supreme Court to support Memorial

Nikolai Rybakov Facebook post, 14.12.2021 Photo from Nikolai Rybakov’ Facebook page Nikolai Rybakov: I have come to the Supreme Court where the hearings on the liquidation of International Memorial [a human rights society engaged in human rights and investigation of repression in the USSR] are being held. Hope is the last to die, however, it […]

Artur Gaiduk, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly, asked the Russian Public Prosecutor General to withdraw the claim submitted to the Supreme Court to liquidate the Memorial human rights society

Press Release, 14.12.2021 Photo: Artur Gaiduk / Photo from Arthur Gaiduk’s Facebook page Artur Gaiduk, MP of the Pskov Regional Assembly, considers the demands of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office to liquidate the Memorial human rights organisation unlawful and essentially unconstitutional, and calls on Igor Krasnov, Public Prosecutor General, to abolish the law suit against […]

Albert Khusainov: the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko marked International Human Rights Day with pickets and a meeting of human rights defenders

Albert Khusainov’s blog post, 13.12.2021 Photo: Albert Khusainov / Photo by the Press Service of the Bashkirian branch of Yabloko The Bashkirian branch of the Yabloko party held a meeting of party members and non-partisan civil activists in connection with the anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human […]

Nikolai Rybakov: the persecution of Alexander Korovainy is caused by political motives

Statement by the Yabloko Party Chairman, 8.12.2021 Photo: Alexander Korovainy / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Today, Alexander Korovainy, a Yabloko party member, was deprived of his deputy powers by the decision of the Council of Deputies of the Yeisk District of the Krasnodar Territory, on the basis of a letter from the head […]

The Constitutional Court upheld the application of Yabloko municipal deputies in St.Petersburg to in defending the principle of the change of power

Press Release, 26.11.2021 Photo: Yabloko municipal deputies of Liteiny District, St.Petersburg, and lawyer Alexander Kobrinsky (second from right) / Photo by Petersburg Yabloko The Constitutional Court of the RF upheld the complaint of Yabloko deputies in the St. Petersburg municipality of Liteiny District and called for a revision of the provision of the federal law […]

Nikolai Rybakov: The main thing is not to keep silent!

Press Release, 25.11.2021 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 25 November, Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov met with human rights activists and public activists who came to the building of the Supreme Court of Russia. The court is considering the claim of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office to liquidate the international historical and educational society […]