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'

An action of writing letters to Russian political prisoners was held in Moscow

Press Release, 27.01.2023 On 26 January , and action of writing letters to political prisoners was held at the central office of the Yabloko party in Moscow. This time 311 letters were written to 63 political prisoners. The actions lasted three hours. More than 60 people were present, they wrote words of support for political […]

“Liquidation of the Moscow Helsinki Group means abandoning the priority of human rights in Russia”

Press Release, 27.01.2023 Photo: Valery Borshchyov, Co-Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group / Photo by Kristina Kormilitsyna, Kommersant The Moscow City Court, on false “grounds” made up by the Ministry of Justice, decided to liquidate the oldest human rights organisation in Russia – the Moscow Helsinki Group, established in 1976. Co-Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki […]

The Court of Cassation recognised that the Chelyabinsk Yabloko was right in a dispute with the Mayor’s Office about holding a rally “For Peace”

Press Release, 25.01.2023 Photo: Yaroslav Shcherbakov / Photo from the personal archive On 25 January, the Seventh Court of Cassation dismissed the complaint of the Chelyabinsk Mayor’s Office against the decision of the regional court. The decision remains in force: the refusal of the city administration to the Chairman of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko […]

Yabloko raised 624,000 roubles for political prisoners at a charity auction

Press Release, 25.01.2023 Photos by the Yabloko Press Service On 24 January, the Yabloko party held a charity auction in support of eight Russian political prisoners: 31 lots from Russian politicians, journalists and cultural figures were put up for auction. The total amount of the funds raised, including redeemed lots and voluntary donations, amounted to […]

“This is political persecution. The goal is very simple – to intimidate everyone. Deputy Сhairman of Yabloko on the trial of the artist Alexandra Skochilenko

Press Release, 20.01.2023 Photo: Alexandra Skochilenko at the trial with lawyers / Photo by Boris Vishnevsky The criminal case of the St. Petersburg artist Alexandra Skochilenko, who is accused of spreading “fake news” about the army, must be closed, and she should be acquitted. This was stated by the Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, […]

The Pskov Regional Court upheld the decision of the court of a lower instance, did not apply to the Constitutional Court and did not satisfy Svetlana Vasilkova’s complaint

Press Release, 20.01.2023 Photo: Svetlana Vasilkova / Photo by the Pskov Yabloko Press Service On 20 January, the administrative board of the Pskov Regional Court considered the appeal of Svetlana Vasilkova, head of the Pustoshkinsky district elected from Yabloko, about the early termination of her powers by the district assembly of deputies. The deputies of […]

The Magnitogorsk branch of Yabloko struggles for the return of a free speech zone to the city

Press Release, 20.01.2023 Photo: The inscriptions run: Magnitogorsk. The right to a protest. Let’s return “hyde park” to the centre of the city. The Chelyabinsk Region Court accepted the claim of Kira Belaya, Chairwoman of the Magnitogorsk local branch of Yabloko, against the Government of the Chelyabinsk Region on the return of a “hyde park” […]

“Bow to the memory of these people and say it again: people, give up revenge”. Yabloko honoured the memory of the murdered lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova

Press Release, 19.01.2023 Photos by the Yabloko Press Service On 19 January, Yabloko leaders and activists in Moscow once again met at Prechistenka 3 to honour the memory of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova, who were killed by neo-Nazis 14 years ago. Yabloko founder Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman Ivan […]

The Pskov branch of Yabloko proposes to introduce criminal penalties for propaganda of nuclear war

Press Release, 18.01.2023 Photo: Gas masks at a school in Pripyat, an abandoned city in the Chernobyl zone / Photo by Alexander Vedernikov, Kommersant Yabloko MP Artur Gaiduk submitted to the Pskov Regional Assembly a draft federal law on criminal liability for public calls for the use of nuclear weapons and propaganda for their use. […]

Yabloko will hold an auction in support of political prisoners

Press Release, 17.01.2023 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 24 January, Yabloko will host an annual charity auction in support of political prisoners. The guests of the party office in Moscow and the viewers of the YouTube broadcast will be offered 19 lots provided by well-known Russian politicians, journalists and artists. All the funds […]

“A number of laws need to be repealed, just in their entirety.” New laws were added to the Register of Repressive Laws of the Russian Federation

Press Release, 17.01.2023 Photo by Emin Jafarov / Kommersant The Yabloko party has prepared a third, updated version of the Register of Repressive Laws in the Russian Federation, which has been maintained by Yabloko experts since 2019. Today it includes 62 legal acts: federal and regional laws, as well as presidential decrees. The criteria for […]

Tomsk activist Stanislav Shmakov is accused of damaging banners. He faces up to three years of imprisonment

Press Release, 13.01.2023 Photo: Stanislav Shmakov / Photo from social media The Kirovsky District Court of Tomsk held hearings on selecting a measure of restraint for Stanislav Shmakov, a civil activist and assistant to a deputy from Yabloko in the Tomsk City Duma David Avetyan. Shmakov was placed under home arrest for two months. It […]

Yabloko’s Mikhail Afanasyev, a journalist from Khakassia, will remain in custody until 17 March. The investigation cannot prove his guilt

Press Release, 13.01.2023 Photo: Mikhail Afanasyev  / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Abakan City Court extended the detention of Mikhail Afanasyev, editor of the Novy Focus online media and member of the Yabloko party, for two more months due to the fact that the Investigative Committee could not prove his guilt. This was […]

The administrative case on “discrediting the army” against Yabloko Deputy Chairman Boris Vishnevsky returned to the police

Press Release, 13.01.2023 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service The Vasileostrovskiy District Court of St.Petersburg returned back to the police the protocol drawn against Boris Vishnevsky, an MP of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and Yabloko Deputy Chairman. The protocol was drawn under the article on “discrediting the army” (Article […]

The Petrozavodsk City Court returned the administrative case on “discrediting the army” against MP Emilia Slabunova back to the police

Press Release, 12.01.2022 Photo: Emilia Slabunova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 11 January, the Petrozavodsk City Court returned back to the police the case on “discrediting the army” opened against Emilia Slabunova, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia and a member of the Federal Political Committee of […]

Yabloko’s Svetlana Vasilkova appealed against the court refusal to recognise her dismissal from the post of head of the Pustoshkinsky district as illegal

Press Release, 10.01.2023 Photo: Svetlana Vasilkova / Photo from the Grazhdanin newspaper Svetlana Vasilkova appealed ( ) the decision of the Opochetsky District Court, which recognised her dismissal from the post of head of the Pustoshkinsky District as legal. On 9 January, the Pustoshkinsky District Court received her appeal.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office avoids participation in the lawsuit on the Boris Vishnevsky case. Vishnevsky tries to return his page in the Vkontakte social media through court

Press Release, 10.01.2023 Photo: A screenshot of Boris Vishnevsky’s blocked page on the Vkontakte social media, an inscription runs “The  material is blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation by the demand of the Public Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation No 27-31-2022/Treb622-22 of 20.05.2022 The Public Prosecutor General’s Office failed to send its […]

Yabloko MPs in the Legislative Assembly of Karelia received a response from the Presidential Administration about issuing a decree on ending partial mobilisation. There won’t be such a decree

Press Release, 10.01.2023 Photo by Tatyana Gord / Kommersant Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia from the Yabloko party Emilia Slabunova and Inna Boluchevskaya received a response to their request to the President of the Russian Federation on the need to issue a decree on the completion of partial mobilisation. Assistant […]

Yabloko MPs in regional parliaments Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova charged with “discrediting the army”

Press Release, 9.01.2023 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova / Photo from social media Boris Vishnevsky and Emilia Slabunova, MPs of the Legislative Assemblies of St. Petersburg and Karelia, were charged with “discrediting the armed forces” (Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation). Protocols on an administrative offense were drawn […]

The Lessons of the Year

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 6.01.2023 Photo: A Christmas ball “The Apotheosis of War” on the web-site of the online store The picture is by the Russian artist Vasily Vereshchagin “The Apotheosis of War”, 1871. There is an inscription on the frame: “Dedicated to all the great conquerors of the past, the present and the future”. […]