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 'Constitutional Amendments'

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 […]

Emilia Slabunova: It is unacceptable to drive observers into regional cages and introduce serfdom observation rights

Based on the publication in 7×7, 19.10.2020 On 15 October, deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia adopted, in the first reading and by a majority of votes, several bills that deprive citizens of the right to observe regional and local elections of citizens from other regions. In the near future, such initiatives will be […]

The parliamentary majority of the Moscow City Duma rejected Yabloko’s amendments to the Constitution, prohibiting torture and introducing a contract-based army

Press Release, 15.10.2020 The Moscow City Duma rejected two bills with amendments to the Constitution submitted by the Yabloko faction. The bills were proposed to be adopted as a legislative initiative and sent to the federal parliament – the State Duma. The Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma submitted a package of nine bills […]

Stavropol Yabloko activist was attacked with a knife and threatened with murder because of his protest activities

Press Release, 17.09.2020 Ronald Ayrapetyan, Yabloko activist from Kislovodsk, told the media that he was threatened with murder if he continued to take action against Putin and United Russia. According to Ayrapetyan, on the evening of 12 September, he was returning home after a walk with a friend. An unidentified masked man with a knife […]


On the end of a lost era and the outlook for the future by Grigory Yavlinsky, 10.09.2020 Photo: Rally for freedom and democracy, 4 February 1990, Moscow, Manezh Square WHAT THIS TEXT IS ABOUT The introduction of President Putin’s amendments to the Russian Constitution signalled the defeat of the democratic reforms commenced in Russia at […]

A poisoned reputation

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 4.09.2020 Why does no one – not a single state in the world, not a single international organisation – believe what they say in Russia about Alexei Navalny’s poisoning? Probably because no one, except Russia, change urine probes of their athletes. Probably because only “tourists” from Russia go to admire the sights […]

Vitaly Zubenko called on the Public Prosecutor’s Office to investigate into unlawful persecution of the activist of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko

Press Release, 11.08.2020 Photo: Ronald Ayrapetyan Vitaly Zubenko, Chairman of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko sent an appeal to the regional Public Prosecutor’s Office demanding to investigate into unlawful detentions of Ronald Ayrapetyan, member of the regional branch of the party, as well as anonymous threats against him.

On the assessment of the plebiscite on Constitutional amendments of July 1, 2020 and the tasks of the party

Federal Political Committee Decision No. 134, 27.07.2020 Having heard and discussed the report of Grigory Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Federal Political Committee [of the Yabloko party], the YABLOKO Federal Political Committee decided: Confirm the standpoint that the entire procedure of the so-called “popular vote”, as well as the very introduction of amendments to the Basic […]

Member of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko was fired from job for a single picket against Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

Press Release, 23.07.2020 The management of the Central Kislovodsk military health centre dismissed activist of the Stavropol branch of Yabloko Ronald Ayrapetyan from his job as a waiter in the canteen of the health centre. He was told that “an employee with opposition views cannot work in their canteen” and was offered to write a […]

About the Future

Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 02.07.2020   Photo by Kristina Kormilitsyna / Kommersant As a result of the special operation carried out by the authorities to destroy Russian statehood, the Constitution, with amendments of 2020 and “resetting” the presidential terms personally for Vladimir Putin, was removed from the legal framework. The process of destruction of law throughout […]

Yabloko’s Olga Pokrovskaya: I cannot be certain of the reliability of the results of the All-Russian vote on Constitutional amendments in St. Petersburg

A dissenting opinion of the Yabloko member of the St.Petersbrug Electoral Commission Press Release, 9.07.2020 Olga Pokrovskaya, member of the St. Petersburg Electoral Commission with a casting vote from the Yabloko party and Chair of the Party Arbitration, refused to vote for approving the protocol of the St. Petersburg Electoral Commission on the results of […]

Tomsk Yabloko activists are summoned to police for participation in Yabloko’s campaign against the reset of Vladimir Putin’s presidential terms

Press Release, 9.07.2020 Members and supporters of the Tomsk regional branch of the Yabloko party are summoned to the police, where they have to give explanations about a group photo in which activists are pictured with leaflets “I am for the Constitution without nullification and amendments”.

Stavropol Yabloko activist receives threats because of his protest against Putin’s reset of his presidential terms

Press Release, 8.07.2020 Ronald Ayrapetyan, member of the regional branch of the Yabloko party in the Stavropol Territory, received threats from unidentified persons. The activist found a note with threats in his postbox on 8 July. The note ran that if Ronald Ayrapetyan came out again to protest against Putin, he would go to jail.

The law is targeted against those who are telling the truth about the annexation of Crimea

Ivan Bolshakov on the new law on the inadmissibility of violation of the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation Ivan Bolshakov’s Facebook post, 8.07.2020 They introduced the first bill for implementation of the new Constitution – [targeted at] declaring those who allegedly call for a violation of the territorial integrity of the country as extremists.

Boris Vishnevsky: They wanted to get a “holiday of nullification” – but they got an obvious disgrace

Boris Vishnevsky’s blog post, 2.07.2020 The main result of the caricatured “nationwide vote” is directly opposite to what the Kremlin intended. The indicators of the allegedly unanimous support of the “amendments to the Constitution” that are joyfully broadcasted by the Central electoral Commission do not matter. The fact that it would be announced that there […]

A member of the Saratov branch of  Yabloko complained to the Central and the Regional Electoral Commission that someone voted on amendments to the Constitution instead of her and her family

Press Release, 3.07.2020 On June 29, Arina Gerasimova, a member of the Yabloko party, came to the polling station of the precinct electoral commission No. 53 of Saratov. The members of the commission refused to give her a ballot due to the fact that her signature was in the voters book and she had allegedly […]

Life and politics do not end on July 1

Ivan Bolshakov on the results of the “All-Russia vote” on Vladimir Putin’s constitutional amendments Facebook post by Ivan Bolshakov, 2.07.2020 A miracle has not happened and could not happen. Certainly, the results announced by the Central Electoral Commission have nothing to do with reality. The “All-Russian voting” was reduced to an absurd post-modern show humiliating […]

Our freedom and future cannot be nullified

Statement by the Yabloko Chairman, 1.07.2020 Yabloko does not recognise Vladimir Putin’s “plebescite” on consitutional amendments and its results. Such a statment was made by Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov: Today, on 1 July, 2020, the false and unlawful special operation Constitution 2020 will be completed ingloriously. Its purpose and meaning is to put President Vladimir […]

The Yabloko party Anti-Corruption Policy Centre found out that the author of Putin’s amendments to the Constitution possesses real estate worth almost 0.6 bln roubles and turned to the Public Prosecutor

Press Release, 1.07.2020 Photo: Talia Khabriyeva and Vladimir Putin The Yabloko party Anti-Corruption Policy Centre found unexpectedly expensive elite real estate (worth almost 0.5 billion roubles) from Talia Khabriyeva, one of the key authors of Putin’s amendments to the Constitution. The investigation is published here.

In Astrakhan, police seized Yabloko leaflets against the reset Putin’s presidential terms

The deputy of the regional Duma, who was taking the leaflets to the Yabloko office, is facing administrative responsibility Press Release, 29.06.2020 The police seized leaflets against the reset of Vladimir Putin’s presidential terms from Dmitry Anufriyev, Chairman of the Astrakhan branch of Yabloko and MP of the Astrakhan Regional Duma. Anufriyev’s car was stopped […]