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

Emilia Slabunova at the congress of political consultants: Past elections reflect the results of the state propaganda

Press Release, 24.03.2018

There are many reasons to believe that the results of the elections reflect the effectiveness of the state propaganda, the strength of the barriers by which the government fences off its opponents, the degree of vulnerability of workers before employers, Yabloko party chairman Emilia Slabunova said at the Fifth Congress of the Russian Association of Political Consultants (RAPC) .

When discussing elections, there always emerge a topic of the correlation of the emotional and the rational in the behaviour of voters, in the components of how the political technologies of the campaign were built up, Slabunova noted. “In these elections, the emotional won over the rational, and the irrational won over both the emotional and the rational. I think this is dangerous, because irrationality always entails a great destructive force,” Emilia Slabunova stressed.

According to the politician, in these elections there were fewer institutions and more psychology, which gave more room for manipulation. “Someone says that the political process is very personalised, so only psychologists can predict the political changes. I think it is not so much the topic for psychologists as for psychoanalysts, because the collective unconscious played a leading role in the behaviour, some sublimation took place here, because wounded by both general and personal injuries, the voter grasped at a straw for the opportunity to join a force, even not always creative,” Slabunova noted.

The campaign demonstrated that the laws are being trampled on increasingly cynically and blatantly, she said. This is confirmed by the verification of the signatures conducted by the Central Electoral Commission in closed mode, broadcasting of films about the incumbent president on the federal telelvision channels [unpaid from the candidate’s electoral fund, which represented a violation of the law], the use of the status of the state strategic document – the President’s Address to the Federal Assembly – so that to present the electoral programme of the incumbent president as a presidential candidate.

The content of the election was emasculated, and the opportunity for voters to make a meaningful choice was minimised, the Yabloko Chair emphasised. This was confirmed by the way the candidates’ debates were organised and the absence of a programme from Vladimir Putin.

The presidential election also reflected the degree of degradation of regional elites, Slabunova said. Formed in the absence of competition by appointment and based on the principle of loyalty, the representatives of these elites could not allow participation in the presidential election even in their thoughts. We did not see a single governor trying to outline his presidential ambitions, Emilia Slabunova noted. “All this demonstrates that the political space has been burned out, there are no regional leaders – this is a dangerous situation for the development of all political processes in our country,” the politician added.


According to the Chair of Yabloko, the team of the president worked out the second level [safety needs: security and safety] of the Maslow pyramid very well. The atmosphere of fear and threats to the country’s security was artificially created with the help of state propaganda, military adventures and foreign policy crisis. This helped [Vladimir Putin’s team] to achieve a lot – to oust to the background the public’s request for changes and solution of urgent social and economic problems, the politician noted. Parasitising on the enmity made it easy to provide the emotional charge. It was much harder to provide the emotional charge from the pride for the country’s achievements, in contrast to the emotional charge due to parasitism on enmity. “Therefore, the voter did not vote for the president, but for the commander-in-chief. This was done skilfully, and the victim will be the entire Russian society, our reality and our future,” Emilia Slabunova said.

She also noted in her speech that Russia was unrivalled as of the activity of applying administrative resource.

“Elections, or rather, the plebiscite, took place exactly as it should in an authoritarian regime,” Slabunova concluded.