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 'Freedom of Speech'

Yabloko Chairman demanded that the St. Petersburg Public Prosecutor raise an objection to the punishment imposed upon a dumb citizen who “shouted slogans”

Press Release, 9.02.2021 Photo by Alexander Dybin/ Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an official letter to the Public Prosecutor of St. Petersburg Sergei Litvinenko demanding that he take measures to cancel the punishment imposed upon a citizen with deaf dumbness. Yevgeny Agafonov was detained during a protest in St. Petersburg on January 31, 2021. […]

Nikolai Rybakov: The reason for the demonstrations in Russia is not the Alexei Navalny case, but the political situation in the country

Press Release, 8.02.2021 Yabloko Chairman told to the Russian Perviy Kanal (Channel One) and NTV television channels, as well as in recent interviews to the Portuguese radio TSF and the Kurdish channel RUDAW, that the main reason for the demonstrations in Moscow and other Russian cities was not the Alexei Navalny case, but the political […]

On February 14, a rally “against detentions and repressions” will be held in Kazan

Press Release, 5.02.2021 Photo: photobeginner/depositphotos In Kazan, the opposition managed to receive the consent of the authorities for a rally “against detentions and repressions and for the changes in the electoral laws for the State Duma elections”. The rally will take place in the centre of Kazan, opposite the Kazan Kremlin, on February 14. The […]

A search held in the flat of Marina Zheleznyakova, Deputy Chair of the Yabloko branch in the Maritime Territory

Press Release, 6.02.2021 In the photo: Marina Zheleznyakova / Photo from the personal page on Facebook In Vladivostok, police officers searched the apartment of Marina Zheleznyakova, Deputy Chair of the regional branch of Yabloko in the Maritime Territory.

The Сhair of the Tambov branch of Yabloko fined in a trumped-up case of organising a rally

Press Release, 5.02.2021 In the photo: Yana Zenkina / Yana Zenkina’s personal page in the Vkontakte social network The Leninsky District Court of Tambov sentenced Yana Zenkina, Chair of the Tambov regional branch of the Yabloko party, to a fine of 20,000 roubles. A case was initiated against the leader of the regional branch of […]

Member of the Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko fined 150,000 roubles for a single picket

Press Release, 5.02.2021 In the photo: Daria Bolshakova /Photo by the Press Service of the Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko The judge of the Central District Court of the city of Kaliningrad found Daria Bolshakova, a member of the Kaliningrad branch of the Yabloko party, guilty of committing a repeated violation of  Article 20.2 Part 8 […]

Online lecture by Andrei Babushkin “How to behave during an arrest”

Press Release, 5.02.2021 In the photo: Andrei Babushkin / the Yabloko party Press Service On February 10, Yabloko will host a Zoom-lecture by Andrei Babushkin, human rights defender and member of the Yabloko Party Bureau, “How to behave during an arrest”. The lecture will start at 19:00. The lecture will cover the issues one needs […]

The Yabloko Chairman demanded from the Public Prosecutor of Tatarstan to punish the security officials who put detained peaceful protesters face in the snow

Press Release, 4.02.2021 Photo by Artyom Mokhov Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov demanded that Public Prosecutor of the Republic of Tatarstan Ildus Nafikov find and punish the law enforcement officers who, during the rally, unreasonably and toughly detained about 50 protesters. The Yabloko Chairman recalled that on January 31, 2021, officers of the security forces […]

Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov demanded that the Russian Public Prosecutor General and the Moscow Mayor lift restrictions on street actions

Press Release, 4.02.2021 Nikolai Rybakov wrote to the Public Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation and the Mayor of Moscow demanding that the restrictions on public events be lifted. A number of bans on holding mass events, in particular, sports events, have already been canceled in whole or in part. However, the ban on public […]

Boris Vishnevsky: St. Petersburg has turned into a zone of lawlessness and police rule

Speech by the head of the Yabloko faction in the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, 3.02.2021 Photo: Boris Vishnevsky/ photo from the official website of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Laws have been passed in this room for more than a quarter of a century.   However, for the past ten days St. Petersburg has ceased […]

Yabloko Chairman demanded that the Rector of Astrakhan University reinstate the students expelled from the university

Press Release, 3.02.2021 Photo: Konstantin Markelov, Rector of Astrakhan State University/ photo from the official website of Astrakhan State University Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, sent an appeal to Konstantin Markelov, Rector of Astrakhan State University, demanding that the unlawfully expelled students be reinstated. On 29 January, 2021, the Rector expelled three students “in an administrative […]

Yabloko’s call centre continues to provide aid to detained protesters on 31 January

Press Release, 31.01.2021 In the Yabloko party’s federal call centre for assistance to those detained at the actions of 31 January continues its work. Lawyers and party activists work in the call centre. The call centre coordinates its work with the OVD-Info project providing information on the detained and legal aid to them and other […]

Protests and the tasks of the opposition

Statement by the Yabloko party, 29.01.2021 A new wave of political repression, targeted against a wide range of Russian citizens, the entire protesting civil society in Russia, has emerged. The public protest is caused by people’s fatigue and unacceptability for them of the twenty years of irreplaceable authoritarian rule by Vladimir Putin and the prospects […]

Lev Shlosberg: our political opponents vacated for us the niche of normal local print media

Press Release, 28.01.2021 Photo: Sofya Pugacheva, head of the Novorzhevsky District and Yabloko member The team of the Pskov branch of Yabloko has published the next issue of the newspaper Grazhdanin (Citizen) for the residents of the Novorzhevsky District. The paper was published on donations. This issue includes a large interview with Sofya Pugacheva, head […]

Lev Shlosberg was fined 20,000 roubles for offering protesters to go to Hyde Park on January 23

Press Release, 26.01.2021 Photo: Lev Shlosberg with his lawyer Tatyana Martynova in front of the building of the Pskov City Court / Photo by Lyudmila Savitskaya Lev Shlosberg was fined 20,000 roubles for offering protesters of the action of 23 January in support of Alexei Navalny and political prisoners to go to Hyde Park, the […]

An administrative case was filed against Lev Shlosberg for “organisation of an unpermitted public event”

Press Release, 26.01.2021 Photo: The police banned peaceful protesters from entering the Hyde Park in Pskov on January 23, 2021 / Photo by Alexei Navalny’s headquarters in Pskov On the morning of January 26, the police reclassified the events of Pskov on January 23, which they charge Lev Shlosberg, member of the Yabloko party Federal […]

Boris Vishnevsky: For your and our freedom. Fighting for those who are imprisoned means defending yourself. To those who have not been taken to the police van yet

Novaya Gazeta, 26.10.2021 The public activity that has manifested itself in the recent days in protecting Alexei Navalny from political persecution is very high. I would like to hope that this will lead to an increase in public activity in defending other political prisoners, and there are hundreds of them in Russia. “We came out […]

The Yabloko branch in Kalmykia picketed in support of political prisoners

Press Release, 25.01.2021 In the photo: Batyr Boromangnayev with a placard “Free political prisoners!” / the Kalmykian branch of Yabloko On 23 January, Batyr Boromangnayev, Chairman of the Kalmykian branch of the Yabloko party, held a single picket in Elista, capital of Kalmykia, in support of political prisoners in Russia and solidarity with imprisoned Ingush […]

Yabloko to Russian universities: do not expel students who participated in the protest actions

Statement by the Yabloko party, 25.01.2021 The Yabloko party turns to heads of [Russian] educational institutions urging them to prevent expulsion of  pupils and students who took part in political actions.

Yabloko calls heads of educational institutions to prevent expulsion of pupils and students who took part in political actions

Facebook post by Nikolai Rybakov, 25.01.2021 Photo: The placard runs: “I have the right to choose” The Yabloko party calls heads of educational institutions to prevent expulsion of  pupils and students who took part in political actions. This is contrary to the Russian Constitution, belies the common sense and will lead to exasperation and radicalisation. […]