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 'Human Rights'

Yabloko demanded to enshrine in the law the right of citizens to compensation for damage from corruption

To do this, the President of Russia must sign a special international convention The Civil Law Convention on Corruption Press Release, 26.10.2020 The Yabloko Party Bureau demanded that President Vladimir Putin sign a convention on civil liability for corruption and submit it for ratification to the Federal Assembly. Earlier, Transparency International – Russia launched a […]

Everyone should have the right to compensation for damage from corruption

Statement of the Yabloko Party, 26.10.2020 DECISION # 2488 Moscow, October 16, 2020 Having discussed the information on the state of affairs with ensuring in Russia the right of citizens to compensation for harm from corruption, presented by Alexei Karnaukhov, head of the Anti-Corruption Policy Centre of the YABLOKO Party, and Anton Pominov, Director General […]

The Yabloko branch in Kalmykia launched public actions demanding resignation of the officials in the Republic of Kalmykia

Press Release, 21.10.2020 On 19 October, the Kalmykia branch of Yabloko organised a rally in Elista, the capital of the Republic. According to Batyr Boromangnayev, Chairman of the regional branch of the party, the aim of the rally was to openly express public opinion on the socio-economic and political situation in the Republic of Kalmykia.

Boris Vishnevsky urged to return the Last Address nameplates put in memory of Stalin’s victims and dismantled from 23 Rubinstein Street, St.Petersburg

Press Release, 20.10.2020 Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg and Deputy Chairman of the party, wrote to the General Director of Housing and Utilities Systems of the North-West, whose management company removed 16 nameplates put in memory of victims of Stalinist reprisals from house No 23 in […]

He fought for freedom of his homeland!

Grigory Yavlinsky on the anniversary of the death of politician Alexander Yakovlev Press Release, 19.10.2020 ​​15 years ago, Alexander Yakovlev died – a politician, a real front-line soldier during WW2, an honest and decent person. Alexander Nikolayevich Yakovlev was a completely unique figure in Russian politics. Unlike many of those who were engaged in perestroika, […]

Rybakov urged Putin to change environmental policy and allow NGOs to conduct environmental monitoring

Press Release, 14.10.2020 Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin a roadmap to change environmental policy against the backdrop of events in Kamchatka. The head of Yabloko proposes, among other things, creating a federal register of objects of accumulated environmental damage, instructing the government to amend the regulation plan in the field […]

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 […]

Oleg Rodin re-elected Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko

The General Meeting of the Yabloko branch announced a minute of silence in memory of journalist Irina Slavina Press Release, 14.10.2020 Photo: “Nizhny Novgorod will not forgive it” – an action in memory of journalist Irina Slavina who set herself on fire in front of the Interior Department office in protest against continuous pressure and […]

The Yabloko party changed the logo on its website in support of children with cerebral palsy

Press Release, 9.10.2020 The Yabloko Party joined the Dobroshrift (KindFont) campaign and changed the font in its logo to support people with motor disabilities. Dobroshrift is a social project of the Podarok Angelu (Gift to an Angel) foundation,  which has been held for the second year, on the first Wednesday of October, the International Day […]

Yabloko Chairman proposed to put a memorial plaque at the site of murder of musician Timur Kacharava

Press Release, 8.10.2020 Yabloko Chairman Rybakov sent an appeal to the General Director of the Bukvoed bookstore chain with a request to put a memorial plaque on the wall of the bookstore in memory of Timur Kacharava, St. Petersburg musician, anti-fascist activist, and one of the organisers of the Food Instead of Bombs movement in […]

Rybakov urged Vice PM Tatyana Golikova to support families with disabled children amid coronavirus restrictions

Press Release, 8.10.2020 Yabloko Party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova with a request to help families raising children with disabilities and young people with disabilities of working age with severe multiple developmental disabilities, due to the difficulties arising against the background of the introduction of coronavirus restrictions.

Yabloko’s Andrei Babushkin, Russia’s Human Rights Committee member, demanded that President review the legislation in connection with self-immolation of journalist Irina Slavina

Press Release, 8.10.2020 Andrei Babushkin, member of the Federal Bureau of the Yabloko party and member of the Human Rights Council under the President of Russia, sent appeals to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Presidential Adviser Valery Fadeyev calling them to revise legislation, in particular, the law on fakes, and to conduct an investigation into […]

14th tragic anniversary since the murder of Anna Polytkovskaya, journalist and human rights activist. The customers are unpunished

FB post by Nikolai Rybakov, 7.10.2020 Today is [the 14th anniversary from] the day of the murder of Anna Politkovskaya. I brought flowers from Yabloko to the place of her death. 14 years have passed – only one year is left to investigate. Customers are not announced and not held liable. And murders continue.

Grigory Yavlinsky: Powerlessness in politics and indifference of society gives rise to despair, a feeling of complete deadlock and it… kills

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 4.10.2020​​ On 16 January, 1969, Jan Palach, a 20-year-old student of the Faculty of Philosophy, set himself on fire in the very center of Prague, in Wenceslas Square. He took this step in protest against the indifference of society, which resigned itself to the end of democratic reforms, known as the Prague […]

Nikolai Rybakov demanded from the Public Prosecutor General and the Investigative Committee to initiate a criminal case under the article “incitement to suicide” in connection with the death of journalist Irina Slavina

Press Release, 4.10.2020 Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov demanded that the Public Prosecutor General and the Investigative Committee initiate a criminal case under the article “incitement to suicide” over the tragic death of Irina Slavina, Editor-in-Chief of Koza Press, who set herself on fire in front of an interior ministry office in the city of Nizhniy […]

The apartment of the Deputy Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod  branch of Yabloko was searched. The activist’s arm was dislocated and equipment confiscated

Press Release, 1.10.2020 On 1 October, a search was carried out in the apartment of Alexei Sadomovsky, Deputy Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod branch of Yabloko. Early in the morning the police burst into the apartment, began to beat Sadomovsky on the floor, dislocated his arm, despite the fact that the Deputy Chairman of the […]

A Triumph of Lies

The sentence to Yuri Dmitriyev means the beginning of the government’s war against the society Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 30.09.2020 Photo: Yuri Dmitriyev. Photo by AFP PHOTO /Scanpix/LETA The present Russian regime does not always need chemical warfare agents. Old proven tools also work well. If you need to get rid of undesired persons, shut the […]

Yury Orlov, physicist and founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group, passed away

Condolences, 28.09.2020 Yury Orlov was a real hero. His whole life has been evidence of this: he participated in the war, was an outstanding physicist and, like the best people of his time, advocated human rights, gradually making it his main task in life. The Moscow Helsinki Group, of which Yury Orlov was one of […]

A concert in support of political prisoners, organised by Yabloko members, was held in St. Petersburg

Based on Sever.Revlii, 29.09.2020 A concert in support of political prisoners was held at the Interior Theater of St. Petersburg. Musicians Maksim Leonidov, Maksim Ermachkov, Pyotr Olesov, Dmitry Podosenov, Mikhail Novitsky and others participated in the concert. The idea to hold such a concert belongs to Oleg Maksakov, Chairman of the Primorsky local branch of […]

A charitable concert in support of political prisoners to take place in St.Petersburg

Press Release, 24.09.2020 A charitable concert in support of political prisoners will be held at the Interior Theatre (Nevsky Prospect 104) on 27 September. The concert is organised with the participation of members of the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko, Boris Vishnevsky, Deputy Chairman of the party and head of the Yabloko faction in the […]