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'

Yabloko sends its emergency programme to combat COVID-19 pandemic to the Russian President, government and parliament

Press Release, 31.03.2020 Chairman of Yabloko Nikolai Rybakov sent the authorities a programme of socio-economic and political measures developed by the party to overcome the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The document was sent to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, members of both houses of parliament, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, as well as to the […]

Constitutional coup in Russia: political turmoil is a chance for democrats

ALDE party, 30.03.2020. This op-ed is written by Nikolai Rybakov, who has been serving as chair of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko since 2019. Yabloko is the oldest democratic party in Russia and continues fighting for a modern European state. Read more

Supporter of the Tatarstan branch of Yabloko fined 150,000 roubles for bringing posters for a picket against Putin’s amendments to the Constitution

The court hearing was held as video conferencing Press Release, 27.03.2020 On 27 March, the Vakhitovsky District Court of Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan, assigned a fine of 150,000 roubles to Marina Shoetova, supporter of the Tatrstan branch of Yabloko. The court hearing was held in a video conferencing regime. The law enforcement and the […]

Yabloko proposed a programme of urgent measures to support citizens and business people during the COVID-19 pandemic

Press Release, 28.03.2020 According to Yabloko, the Russian authorities should provide all possible support to citizens facing the threat of not only becoming infected with coronavirus, but also losing their means of subsistence, as well as private businesses. The party has developed a programme of urgent measures, consisting of 20 points of a socio-economic measures […]

We demand abolition of the “all-Russian vote”. Statement of the Public Constitutional Council

Novaya Gazeta, 25.03.2020 The so-called all-Russian vote will not give legitimacy to the document, which, in bypassing of the procedures established in the Constitution of the Russian Federation, was composed and unanimously approved by the President, [both] the chambers of the Federal Assembly, all subjects of the Federation and the Constitutional Court. The main [Constitutional] […]

Yabloko proposes to give Russians a constitutional right to a share from the mineral and energy resources exports and a pension at 60

Press Release, 16.03.2020 Deputies of the Yabloko party in the legislative assemblies of six regions – Moscow, St. Petersburg, Karelia, the Pskov and Astrakhan regions and the Khabarovsk Territory – introduce a new package of amendments to the Constitution. It is dedicated to improving the guarantees of human and civil rights and freedoms. The text […]

Yabloko continues actions against Vladimir Putin’s eternal rule

Party members rallied and picketed in several regions Press Release, 23.03.2020 Yabloko activists continue holding one-person pickets (these pickets do not require any permissions from the authorities) and rallies against Putin’s constitutional amendments resetting the count on his presidential terms to zero and other Putin’s amendments to the Constitution. On March 21-22, rallies and pickets […]

A truly social state should be built in Russia

Emilia Slabunova introduced to the Karelian parliament Yabloko’s amendments to the Constitution Press Release, 20.03.2020 Emilia Slabunova, member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party and deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, presented to the regional parliament of Karelia a package of amendments of the Yabloko party, the adoption of which guarantees […]

Resetting the law. Resetting of the Constitution. Resetting of the Constitutional Court

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 19.03.2020 The situation with coronavirus is certainly serious. But there is no doubt that the mankind and all of us will cope with the pandemic. However, one cannot fail to notice that right now the events that will decisively determine our future are taking place in our country. There were no illusions […]

He lied again

Boris Vishnevsky’s commentary on Vladimir Putin’s statement that the middle class in Russia is 70% of the population Boris Vishnevsky’s blog post at the Ekho Moskvi web-site, 19.03.2020 While discussing the coronavirus and Putin’s decree on appointing, despite everything, of a “nationwide vote” on amendments to the Constitution, in the evening I noticed something else, […]

Yabloko in the Altai Republic rallied against the “reset” of Vladimir Putin’s presidential term

Press Release, 18.03.2020 On March 15, a rally against amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation was held in Gorno-Altaysk. The actions was organised by Maria Demina, MP of the State Assembly – El Kurultai of the Altai Republic and the head of the Defend Altai public movement. The event was supported by representatives […]

The Novosibirsk branch of Yabloko continues to protest against the constitutional coup

Press Release, 17.03.2020 On March 15, Yabloko members in Novosibirsk went on a series of one-person pickets [that do not require any permissions from the authorities] against Putin’s amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation. The action took place in the centre of Novosibirsk.

The Kemerovo branch of Yabloko held a series of one-person pickets against the reset of Vladimir Putin presidential terms

Press Release, 17.03.2020 Members of the Yabloko party and the Golos movement held a series of one-person pickets [that do not require any permission from the authorities] in the centre of Kemerovo against amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation on resetting of the presidential terms for Vladimir Putin and unlawful amendments to the […]

The Supreme Court did not accept Yabloko’s lawsuit against Putin on voting on his constitutional amendments on April 22. The party appealed this decision

Press Release, 17.03.2020 The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to accept the Yabloko’s lawsuit against President Vladimir Putin on the cancellation of his order to conduct an all-Russian vote on constitutional amendments. Party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov challenged this decision at the Board of Appeals of the Supreme Court.

YABLOKO protests against reset of terms for President Putin

ALDE party Newsletter, 17.03.2020 Photo: Yabloko Chairman Nikolay Rybakov All across Russia, members of the Yabloko party conducted one-person pickets on 12 March against the reset of the presidential term of Vladimir Putin and other constitutional amendments introduced by the President. One-person pickets – which do not require any permission from the authorities – were conducted […]

Nikolai Rybakov to Interior Minister: Immediately stop unlawful detention of citizens

Statement by Yabloko Chairman, 14.03.2020 To: Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation I demand that those detained during one-person pickets [these pickets do not require any permission from the authorities] in Moscow be immediately released and that you order to stop unlawful practices of detentions at one-person pickets.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Putin’s amendments and “resetting” of the presidential terms are out of the law

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 11.03.2020 Apparently, the Kremlin’s special operation with respect to the Constitution has come to the finish line. With the help of the amendment proposed by the deputy-cosmonaut [Valentina Tereshkova], all the terms of the incumbent President are proposed to be “nullified” [or “reset”] so that Putin could remain in power for at […]

Yabloko proposes to fix in the Constitution that one party in the State Duma cannot have more than 40% of the mandates

Press Release, 13.03.2020 The Yabloko party proposes to supplement the Constitution of the Russian Federation with a chapter on the electoral system, political parties and the rights of the opposition. Regional MPs from Yabloko introduced the corresponding bill to the legislative assemblies of six constituent entities of the Russian Federation – Moscow, St. Petersburg, the […]

The irremovability of power will lead to the collapse of the country. What Yabloko’s regional MPs were telling to the regional parliaments when considering Vladimir Putin’s constitutional amendments

Press Release, 13.03.2020 Yabloko deputies voted against Putin’s amendments to the Constitution during their consideration in the legislative assemblies of the regions. In Karelia, the Khabarovsk Territory and the Pskov Region, votes against were cast only by Yabloko’s MPs. In the Moscow City Duma, the Yabloko faction was the only faction which did not support […]

Putin’s irremovability represents usurpation of power

Statement by the Public Constitutional Council Novaya Gazeta, 11.03.2020 The decision on Putin’s irremovability as President of the Russian Federation, adopted at his proposal by the State Duma today, represents usurpation of power. This decision is unconstitutional. The cancellation of the presidential terms of Vladimir Putin, that is, allowing Putin to be in the post […]