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 'Overcoming Stalin’s Legacy'

Grigory Yavlinsky: “Do you say that the real opposition is the communists? Then expect new repressions, the Iron Curtain and a war”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 31.08.2021 Photo: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Photo by Alexander Miridonov /Kommersant Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov equated criticism of Joseph Stalin with an attack on the outcome of the Second World War. What for? It attracts communist voters to the [ruling] United Russia party and at the same time makes it […]

Anna Cherepanova: Mayor Busurin’s proposal to cancel the erection of a monument to victims of political reprisals is a huge mistake

Press Release, 23.03.2021 Photo: A sketch of the monument to the victims of political reprisals / photo from the official website of the Administration of Novgorod Sergei Busurin, Novgorod Mayor, is committing a huge human and political error. He proposed to the Novgorod Duma to cancel the decision to erect a monument to the victims […]

Yabloko held an interregional seminar in Yekaterinburg

Press Release, 12.03.2021 On 6-7 March, 2021, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and Deputy Chairman Ivan Bolshakov held seminars with regional headquarters of the party in Yekaterinburg. The participants  of the seminars discussed the party’s coalition policy and the upcoming election campaign to the State Duma. In total, leaders and activists of Yabloko regional branches from […]

A crime against everyone

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 23.02.2021   Today is the Day of the Defender of the Fatherland [in Russia]. A memorable day for all our multinational people, who defended our country shoulder to shoulder during the Second World War. I congratulate all those who today defend Russia from foes, diseases, poverty, arbitrariness and lawlessness. All those who […]

The vertical of executioners

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 18.02.2021 Photo: Session of the Third Court of Cassation considering the case of Yuri Dmitriyev, 16 February, 2021 “Here, in the Sandarmokh area, a place of mass executions, over 7,000 innocent people were killed from 1934 to 1941 by the NKVD executioners: residents of Karelia, prisoners and special settlers of the White […]

The Investigative Committee to Emilia Slabunova: The Russian Military Historical Society exhumed not 17, but 20 people in the place of mass burial of Stalin’s victims in Sandarmokh, but their identities have not been established

Press Release, 2.12.2020 The Directorate of the Investigative Committee for Karelia admitted that during the so-called expeditions of the Russian Military Historical Society (RVIO), established by Vladimir Putin’s decree and chaired by ex-Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, to the place of mass burial of Stalin’s victims in Sandarmokh the remains of twenty people were exhumed, […]

The Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko organised a picket in memory of victims of political reprisals

Press Release, 31.10.2020 On 31 October, a memorial picket was held at the monument to the victims of political reprisals in  Rostov-on-Don. The picket was timed to the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Reprisals, one of the picket applicants was the Rostov-on-Don branch of Yabloko. Activists pay tribute not only to the […]

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko demanded from the Governor to ensure proper protection of the memorial complex Zolotaya Gora – the place of mass burial of Stalin’s victims

Press Release, 30.10.2020 On the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Reprisals, the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko  appealed to Alexei Teksler, Governor of the region, with the demand to ensure proper protection and maintenance, as well as to organise an additional study of the memorial complex Zolotaya Gora, the burial place of victims […]

Yabloko proposed to create the Sandormokh Coalition to continue the work of imprisoned historian Yury Dmitriyev

Press Release, 30.10.2020 Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov made a proposal to create a public coalition Sandarmokh, which would continue the work of imprisoned historian Yury Dmitriyev. Rybakov stated this during his visit to the site of Stalin’s mass executions in Sandarmokh, Karelia. A large delegation of Yabloko leaders has specially arrived in Karelia to visit […]

Grigory Yavlinsky about honouring the memory of the victims of Stalin’s political reprisals

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook page, 29.10.2020 Photo: Honouring the memory of the victims of political reprisals, the Solovetsky stone – the memorial to the victims of political reprisals, Lubyanka Square, Moscow.   “The truth about our country, the real truth, will be told only to those and by those who love it with all their heart… […]

Stop the creeping Stalinisation in Russia. Yabloko leaders laid flowers to the memorial to the victims of political reprisals in Moscow

Press Release, 29.10.2020 Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko founder and Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Party On the morning of October 29, leaders and activists of the Yabloko party laid flowers to the Solovetsky stone – the memorial to the victims of political reprisals – in Lubyanka Square in Moscow, honouring the memory […]

Yabloko leaders to visit the place of mass burial of Stalin’s victims in Karelia on the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Reprisals on 30 October

Press Release, 29.10.2020 On 30 October, the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Reprisals in Russia, a delegation of the Yabloko Party will come to Karelia to visit the Sandarmokh memorial cemetery in the Medvezhyegorsk region of the Republic.

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, […]

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 […]

Soldiers’ graves are the greatest preachers of peace

Open letter of the Kaliningrad branch of Yabloko, 13.05.2020 On May 11-13, 2020, a number of media published news under provocative headlines and texts about the annual action in memory of the victims of the Second World War conducted by our colleague Sergei Dustin. These publications, together with the video, became the reason for the […]

Yabloko releases a documentary “Boris Misnik. A man from Monchegorsk”

Press Release, 12.05.2020 Yabloko releases a documentary “Boris Misnik. A man from Monchegorsk”. It is dedicated to one of the leaders of our party – Boris Grigoryevich Misnik. In the 1990s, Boris Misnik headed the Russian Mining and Metallurgical Union and was a State Duma deputy from the Yabloko party. The childhood years of Boris […]

Yabloko demanded to verify the legality of the installation of the monument to Joseph Stalin in Volgograd

Press Release, 23.12.2019 The Volgograd branch of Yabloko demanded that the Volgograd Mayor’s Office and the Public Prosecutor’s Office check whether the Communist Party had the right to install a bust of Joseph Stalin in Volgograd. Yabloko’s Dmitry Lyubitenko posted a petition on the Internet demanding that the monument be dismantled.

On the anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917, Yabloko held an action in memory of the pupils of military schools who resisted the Bolsheviks

Press Release, 7.11.2019 On 7 November, the Moscow branch of Yabloko held its traditional action honouring the memory of officers and pupils of military schools who fought in the streets of Moscow against usurpation of power by the Bolsheviks in 1917. For the first time, an action in memory of those who with arms in […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: “This is a crime of the Stalin’s regime and the entire Bolshevik system”

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 30.10.2019 Lubyanka, 2019. Returning of the Names, an action in memory of victims of political repressions – millions of people were killed [in Stalin’s period]. This is a crime of the Stalin’s regime and the entire Bolshevik system. But the Russian authorities still refuse to give an official legal assessment to […]