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 'Regional policies and Local Self-Governing'

Yabloko’s Svetlana Vasilkova appealed against the court refusal to recognise her dismissal from the post of head of the Pustoshkinsky district as illegal

Press Release, 10.01.2023 Photo: Svetlana Vasilkova / Photo from the Grazhdanin newspaper Svetlana Vasilkova appealed ( ) the decision of the Opochetsky District Court, which recognised her dismissal from the post of head of the Pustoshkinsky District as legal. On 9 January, the Pustoshkinsky District Court received her appeal.

The Opochetsky District Court upheld the decision of pro-government deputies to arbitrarily dismiss Yabloko’s head of the district Svetlana Vasilkova basing on “their inner conviction”. The decision of the court will be appealed in the regional court.

Press Release, 22.12.2022 Photo: Svetlana Vasilkova / Photo by the Pskov Yabloko On 21 December, the Opochetsky District Court announced the decision on the suit of Yabloko’s Svetlana Vasilkova to challenge her dismissal from the post of head of the Pustoshkinsky district of the Pskov region. As follows from the decision, Svetlana Vasilkova’s demands were “partially […]

Svetlana Vasilkova appealed in court against the decision of the local deputies to remove her from the post of head of the Pustoshkinsky district of the Pskov region

Press Release, 13.12.2022 Photo: Svetlana Vasilkova / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Svetlana Vasilkova, Deputy Chairman of the Pskov Yabloko, filed an application with the Opochetsky District Court to recognise the decision of the Assembly of Deputies of the Pustoshkinsky District of 24 November to remove her from her post of head of the […]

Yabloko leader Nikolai Rybakov visited Astrakhan

Press Release, 5.12.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 3 December, Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and his team came to Astrakhan to meet with Yabloko members and supporters and discuss the region’s problems with active citizens.

Dmitry Kushpita, the of the Yabloko branch in the Vladimir region, spoke out against bringing back the course of the elementary military training to schools and advocated the return of direct elections of the Mayor of Vladimir

Based on Zebra-TV Internet media, 25.11.2022 Photo: Dmitry Kushpita / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Dmitry Kushpita, Chairman of the regional branch of the Yabloko party in the Vladimir region and director of School No. 40 in Vladimir, spoke to the deputies of the regional Legislative Assembly and called them not to introduce a […]

Statement by the Yabloko party in connection with the dismissal of Yabloko’s Svetlana Vasilkova, head of the Pustoshkinsky district in the Pskov region

Statement by the Yabloko party, 25.11.2022 Photo: Svetlana Vasilkova  / Photo by the Grazhdanin newspaper On 24 November, deputies of the Assembly of Deputies of the Pustoshkinsky District of the Pskov Region, by a majority of votes, prematurely terminated the powers of Svetlana Vasilkova, head of the Pustoshkinsky District and a member of the Yabloko […]

The districts of the Pskov region where local authorities are headed by Yabloko members are among the best in the field of financial management

Press Release, 9.11.2022 Photo: Sofia Pugachyova and Svetlana Vasilkova / Photo by the Pskov Yabloko Press Service The Novorzhevsky and Pustoshkinsky districts of the Pskov region, which are headed by Sofia Pugacheva and Svetlana Vasilkova, members of the Yabloko party elected heads of the districts in 2019, were among the best in the region in […]

On the future of Russia

Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee No 161 of 20 October 2022, published on 1.11.2022 Photo: Flags of Russia and the European Union / Photo by Vladimir Sergeyev, RIA Novosti The mission of our party today and its main task is to overcome Bolshevism, the oligarchic nature of the state, the irremovability of power […]

The majority in the Moscow City Duma will be able to deprive Moscow MPs of their deputy mandates in violation of the Constitution

Press Release, 26.10.2022 Today, the Moscow City Duma amended the law “On the status of a deputy of the Moscow City Duma” by a majority vote of pro-government MPs. According to the amendments, a deputy can be deprived of his/her mandate for violations of anti-corruption legislation by a decision of the majority in the Moscow […]

The Forum of Municipal Candidates “After the Elections” was held in Yabloko

Press Release, 23.09.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service On 22 September, the Forum of Municipal Candidates “After the Elections” was held in the Yabloko office in Moscow. Candidates for deputies, members of the electoral headquarters, campaign volunteers and party supporters gathered in the hall to discuss the campaign and the results of the elections, […]

Anna Cherepanova to participate in the competition for the post of Novgorod Mayor on 21 September

Press Release, 16.09.2022 Photo: Anna Cherepanova’s programme On 21 September, the day of the birth of Russian statehood, a competition for the post of Mayor will be held in Novgorod. Anna Cherepanova, Chairwoman of the Novgorod branch of the Yabloko party, will take part in it.

Yabloko has published a list of its registered candidates for Moscow municipal elections

Press Release, 19.08.2022 Photo by the Yabloko Press Service A complete list of registered candidates for Moscow municipal elections from Yabloko has been published on the party web-site. The list includes 151 candidates who will run in 43 municipal districts of Moscow.

Yabloko will hold the Forum of Candidates for Municipal Deputies

Press Release, 17.08.2022 This Saturday, on 20 August, the Moscow office of Yabloko will host the Forum of Candidates for Municipal Deputies from Yabloko. The Forum participants will discuss the values ​​of the party in these elections, the relationship between the local agenda and political issues within the campaign, participation of young people in the […]

Yabloko’s Alexander Korovainy will continue to work in the Yeysk District Council

Press Release, 14.02.2022 Photo: Alexander Korovainy /Photo from Alexander Korovayny’s social networks Alexander Korovainy, a member of Yabloko and ex deputy of the Yeisk District Council, was appointed assistant to Alexander Baturints, a current deputy of the Yeisk District Council and a supporter of the party.

Three Yabloko party members were included into the ranking of public activists of the Krasnodar Territory

Press Release, 08.02.2022 Photo: Alexander Biryukov, Alexander Korovainy, and Sofia Pilyukova / Photo from social networks Alexander Korovayny, a former deputy of the Yeisk District Council from the Yabloko party, Alexander Biryukov, a Yabloko member and Deputy Chairman of the North Caucasus Environmental Watch, and Sofia Pilyukova, a public activist and a Yabloko volunteer in […]

Nikolai Rybakov: the persecution of Alexander Korovainy is caused by political motives

Statement by the Yabloko Party Chairman, 8.12.2021 Photo: Alexander Korovainy / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service Today, Alexander Korovainy, a Yabloko party member, was deprived of his deputy powers by the decision of the Council of Deputies of the Yeisk District of the Krasnodar Territory, on the basis of a letter from the head […]

Stop destruction of federalism and local self-government in Russia

Decision by the Yabloko Bureau, 19.11.2021 Photo: The authors of the bill MP Pavel Krasheninnikov and Senator Andrei Klishas. / Photo by Alexander Miridonov, Kommersant The Yabloko party regards the Klishas-Krashennikov bill “On the general principles of organising public power in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation” as the final elimination of federalism and […]

A working day in the Irkutsk region, or how to get to the shore of Baikal and not be able to see Baikal

Nikolai Rybakov’s Facebook page, 8.08.2021 IRKUTSK Photo by the Yabloko Press Service In the morning Anna Shlomina, our candidate for the State Duma elections, the founder of the public organisation for the protection of animals “ZooZabota”, showed me the Centre for sterilisation of pets, which works in the city at discounted prices. The main problem […]

Yabloko members Viktor Shalyakin and Vitaly Bovar, detained at the municipal deputies congress, received fines

Press Release, 25.05.2021 Photo: Vitaly Bovar (right) / Photo from Vitaly Bavar’s Facebook page Late in the evening of 24 May, the Novgorod District Court imposed fines on Viktor Shalyakin, the Chairman of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko, and Vitaly Bovar, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Deputies of the St. Petersburg municipality Vladimirsky […]

Nikolai Rybakov: “I demand to stop police pressure on the leaders of the Novgorod branch of Yabloko and release all the detainees”.

Statement by the Yabloko Chairman, 24.05.2021 Photo from the Anna Cherepanova Facebook page On Saturday, 22 May, the authorities of Novgorod (North-West Russia) carried out another police action targeted at the intimidation of civil society. The unlawful dispersal of the congress of municipal deputies from different Russian cities (Zemsky Congress) and the detention of its […]