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: Deputies from Yabloko will make Chelyabinsk comfortable for people

Emilia Slabunova visited Chelyabinsk to support party candidates in municipal elections

Press Release, 6.09.2019

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova visited Chelyabinsk so that to support party candidates in elections to the City Council.

In case of election, deputies from the Yabloko party will have a lot of work: the city with over one million population does not have the quality of life it deserves. During the visit, Slabunova quoted sad statistical data: Chelyabinsk is rated 127th among the largest cities of Russia in terms of quality of life, half a million people have incomes below the subsistence minimum. The healthcare sector encounters such problems as shortage of doctors and health workers, half of the medical facilities are in need of major repairs or are in disrepair. The salary of medical workers, teachers and education workers does not match what was stated in the May decrees of the Russian President. The situation in education is no better: schools do not have enough places for children, so every fifth child in Chelyabinsk studies on the second shift.


However, according to Emilia Slabunova, the most serious problem in the region is environmental situation. The Chelyabinsk Region holds the lowest ranking as of environmental situation among all Russian regions.  Chelyabinsk lacks greenery, and encounters serious problems with air pollution, as well pollution of water and soil. The problems will only worsen after the commissioning of the Tominsky mining and processing plant, Slabunova noted. It should be also noted that Yabloko has long been struggling against the construction of a mining and processing plant in the city.


“If decisions are made correctly and the right policies are systematically implemented, then neither people, nor cities, nor regions are experiencing such problems,” the politician said.

Photo: Emilia Slabunova and Yaroslav Shcherbakov


The decision on the construction of the plant should have been made taking into account the opinions of residents and offer of all necessary compensations. None of this has been done. “The position of the party is as follows: a mining and processing plant should not be built near Chelyabinsk,”  Emilia Slabunova said.


She emphasised that in April party candidate Vladimir Kazantsev appealed to court with a request to cancel the decision on the construction of the plant in the city. A few weeks ago, at his request, the court decided to conduct an independent examination. “After receiving an expert opinion, we will plan further steps”, Slanunova noted.

The Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko nominated a team of candidates for the municipal elections. “These are people who care for the city, they live in it and see what it is turning into,” said Yaroslav Shcherbakov, leader of the regional branch of Yabloko and party candidate in the elections.


Shcherbakov stressed that the party was participating in the elections with a five-point programme: clean water (cleaning the Miass River, preventing the construction of a mining and processing plant in the Shershnevsky Reservoir), fresh air, as Chelyabinsk residents are suffocating from smog, green and comfortable streets and courtyards, heating and hot water to every house and all year round, and, finally, respect for people. A city for people is a city where priority is given to the needs of residents, a city where a person is respected.


Poor environment, corruption, collapse of the housing and utilities services – all these are the problems resulting from the work of the current government and the current deputies, the Chair of Yabloko stressed. It’s time to change it.


“Candidates of Yabloko are true patriots of their city and professionals. They are ready to radically change the situation in the city, making the city modern, European, clean, comfortable, comfortable for people, ” Emilia Slabunova emphasised.


The politician also visited School No.3 in Chelyabinsk, campaign cubes of the party and held a meeting with residents of the city.