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 'Politics'

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre revealed signs of a cartel in major repairs of housing and landscaping in Moscow for 8.7 billion roubles

Firms close to Moscow officials participated in the tender Press Release, 9.10.2020 The Anti-Corruption Policy Centre of the Yabloko Party has identified signs of cartel conspiracy in procurement for construction and major repairs in Moscow. The investigation was launched after residents of the Khamovniki district filed complaints about the quality of the repairs of their […]

The Federal Antimonopoly Service filed a case on creation of a cartel on provision of public amenities in Moscow

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre initiated the  case worth 323 million roubles Press Release, 7.10.2020 The Moscow Department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia has filed a case on violation of antimonopoly laws against six companies. The case was opened after an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Policy of the Yabloko party about a cartel on […]

Emilia Slabunova: Russia needs detoxification

FB post by Emilia Slabunova, 3.09.2020 Alexei Navalny [opposition politician and one of vocal critics of the regime] was poisoned with a substance from the Novichok group, the German government said in a statement. Angela Merkel, in her commentary, stated unequivocally that “it was an attempt to silence him [Navalny]”. Unambiguous, because if it were […]

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.

The Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre opposed the classified purchases of the Russian Guard, the Federal Security Service and the Russian Federal Space Agency

The Finance Ministry bill leads to the non-transparency and corruption in public procurement Press Release, 15.06.2020 The Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre has prepared an independent anti-corruption examination of the bill of the Russian Ministry of Finance on classifying purchases for law enforcement agencies and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos).  The experts of the Yabloko Anti-Corruption […]

After Lockdown

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 29.05.2020 CONTEXT. OPTIMISTIC SCENARIO The problems facing the world after the COVID-19 pandemic will have two key aspects: medical and political-economic. In the case of the first issue, everything is more or less comprehensible. No mass vaccination, and no mass use of truly effective medicines is anticipated in the near future (if […]

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre demanded to check the customer of the Social Monitoring tracing application for corruption

Previously, mass media pointed to indications of fraud in the tender Press Release, 20.05.2020 Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre demanded that the Investigative Committee check the heads of the State Public Institution Information City for a crime under Article 285 of the Criminal Code. According to mass media reports, before that the contractor in the development […]

Emilia Slabunova calls for resignation of the Karelian Ombudsperson for plagiarism in the report on the human rights situation in Karelia in 2019

Press Release, 29.04.2020 Emilia Slabunova, member of the Federal Political Committee of the Yabloko party and MP of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia, believes that Larissa Boychenko, Human Rights Ombudsperson in the Republic of Karelia, should be dismissed. Slabunova came to the conclusion about the incompetence of the Ombudsperson after reading the report of the […]

The Omsk branch of Yabloko will help victims of pseudo-lawyers

Press Release, 28.04.2020 At the end of the summer of 2019, managers and psychologists, posing as professional lawyers, opened a spacious bright office in one of the central shopping centres in Omsk. A colorful sign with a phone number advertised allegedly high professionalism of the specialists of this firm. Relying on the trust of citizens, […]

After Yabloko’s release of the video about the Tula Regional Duma spending budget money on expensive cars, regional MPs decided to allocate money to buying ambulances

Press Release, 23.04.2020 The Tula Regional Duma refuses large purchases of expensive cars for the regional parliaments and allocates these 5 million roubles for the purchase of ambulances. Vladimir Dorokhov, Chairman of the Tula Yabloko, noted that this happened exactly 24 hours after Yabloko’s publication of the video about the purchase by the Tula Regional […]

Yabloko demands from the government to review the list of systemically important companies

Press Release, 11.04.2020 Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin with a demand to review the list of 646 systemically important organisations that should receive state support. The party believes that this list was compiled in a non-transparent manner and in violation of the basic principles of market competition.

Vladimir Medinsky, ex Minister of Culture, and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin received the Golden Toilet Brush anti-award for embezzlement on public procurement. Yuri Chaika, ex Public Prosecutor General, won the Silver Prize

Press Release, 24.01.2020 Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre drew up the results of a vote by the web-site visitors for awarding the Golden Toilet Brush 2019 anti-award to the most wasteful officials. Vladimir Medinsky, former Minister of Culture of Russia and currently President Putin’s aid, received most of the votes. He will receive the “golden toilet […]

MPs from the ruling United Russia party introduced a bill on the liquidation of the Yabloko party

Press Release, 17.01.2020 State Duma deputies from the ruling United Russia Gadzhemet Safaraliyev, Yevgeny Marchenko and Valentin Subbot introduced amendments to the law on political parties to the lower house of the Russian parliament to liquidate the Yabloko party for “diminishing the authority of the state in the international arena”. The explanatory note to the […]

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov on the Address of Vladimir Putin to the Russian palriament

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 15.01.2020 Today’s Presidential Address [to the parliament] has finally returned us to the Leonid Brezhnev [stagnation] period [in the USSR]: slow reading of the text written on paper, silent audience but bursting into applause at the right moments. Certainly, the directors of the event counted on resounding success of the promises […]

President’s Address to the nation: the conclusions

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 15.01.2020 Vladimir Putin has spoken with an Address to the Federal Assembly. People want change, the President said. And he proposed to amend the Constitution. So that no international courts, no international law would any longer interfere with the Construction of an isolated authoritarian (that is, sovereign, as Putin thinks) state. So […]

Grigory Yavlinsky: How much does the Crimean bridge cost?

Grigory Yavlinsky’s web-site, 25.12.2019 They built a bridge from Taman to Kerch. It turned out three times more expensive than same kind of bridges in the world. They built it on budget money, and in our state and in such cases part of this money will be stolen. Like was the case with the Vostochny […]

Yabloko nominated Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky and Public Prosecutor General Yury Chaika for Golden Toilet Brush anti-award

The winner of the anti-award will be determined by Internet voting Press Release, 24.12.2019 Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre has identified nominees for the annual anti-award for “wasting the budget” via public procurement contracts. The list of nominees of 2019 includes the Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky for bidding on behalf of the Ministry […]

The Yabloko faction in Moscow City Duma: Stop repressions against the Anti-Corruption Fund!

Statement by the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, 29.11.2019 Searches have been going on throughout the country at the offices of the Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK) for several months already. The equipment and property of the organisation are seized, employees are summoned for endless interrogations. It is clear that such actions by the authorities […]

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre to launch its branch in the Nizhny Novgorod region

Oleg Rodin will be coordinator of the branch   Press Release, 13.11.2019 Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre opens its second branch – now in the Nizhny Novgorod Region. It will be headed by Oleg Rodin, Chair of the Yabloko branch in the region. At launching the branch Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre will reveal immediate plans and […]

Head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma asks Putin to investigate the charges against Public Prosecutor of Moscow in corruption

Press Release, 12.11.2019 Maxim Kruglov, head of the Yabloko faction in the Moscow City Duma, sent a deputy request addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking him to initiate an investigation into corruption of Denis Popov, Moscow Public Prosecutor, who became the protagonist of the investigation of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK). The FBK investigation runs […]