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 spoke at the congress of the Russian Association of Political Consultants

Press Release, 30.03.2019

Chairperson of the Yabloko party, Emilia Slabunova, spoke today at the 6th Congress of the Russian  Association of Political Consultants. The politician took part in the discussion on the topic “A New Period for Political Parties”.

Yabloko leader talked about the international political reality. Emilia Slabunova noted that one the key traits of this reality is the rise of populism.


“This has objective reasons: the defensive reaction of the human psyche to the growth of complexity, uncertainty, variety and diversity,” she stressed. “This will hold back development, contribute to the archaisation of life and consciousness.”


According to Slabunova, populism contributed to harsh and cynical pragmatisation of politics, economics and public life, loss of values, transition to the situational politics; therefore, it is necessary to fill up the moral deficit in politics.


“Filling up the moral deficit must take place, because cynicism has become critical a lot, without a re-opening of morality, the humanity will simply cease to exist,” Emilia Slabunova said.


The politician also described the Russian political realities. The political era, the meaning of which was post-Soviet modernisation, ended in failure: there were built neither a market economy, nor democracy, nor the state of law, nor federalism.


“Therefore, there was formed a peripheral authoritarian legal regime which was not governed by law and represented a succession of the Bolshevik-Soviet system,” Emilia Slabunova noted. “The power has been usurped by a small group of people by means of manipulation, corruption, lies, propaganda, reprisals and intimidation.”


Yabloko Chairperson also stressed that power was being strengthened not meaningfully, by its achievements and successes, but through barriers it built against citizens in the form of restrictions on the activities of public organisations, laws on foreign agents, undesirable organisations, etc. At the same time, the institutional possibilities for the activities of the opposition were being reduced and eliminated.


“The opposition is squeezed into the status of dissidents, [the government] tries to artificially marginalize it,” Emilia Slabunova said.


According to Slabunova, in addition to reprisals and propaganda, there are more sophisticated ways of fighting against the emerging democracy, for example, pseudo-democracy. These are all kinds of pseudo-institutions formed on the principle of loyalty: public and expert chambers and councils.


Yabloko Chairperson also marked nationalization taking place not only in the economic and financial, but also in the political sphere.


“After the end of the presidential campaign [of 2018], it was demonstrated visually, sometimes up to cynicism, how the Presidential Administration was performing a number of manipulations, for example, with the Civic Position party, which in a few days turned into a twin of the Progress Party,” Emilia Slabunova said. “There also emerges information on the upcoming change of destiny of the parliamentary parties, all this at the active participation of the Presidential Administration.”


The politician stressed that such artificial formation of the party system called was “categorically unacceptable”. According to Slabunova, if the party system is not formed in a healthy, active political competition, then there will be political products that later, when a change of government takes place, cannot take responsibility for the country and carry out all the necessary political and economic reforms.


In her speech, Emilia Slabunova also spoke about the tasks of the Yabloko party. She said that one of such tasks were the return to the State Duma. Another task would be to enable the citizens of the country to politically declare their disagreement with the policies pursued by the authorities.


“That is why we have now announced the “Make Your Voice Louder” campaign: we invite you to join our party in order to express protest to the adventurous foreign policies [of the Russian government], impoverishment [of population] and many other things,” the politician noted.


The Russian Association of Political Consultants was established in 2014 as the first professional association of political consultants organising and conducting election campaigns in Russia, and working with politicians and public figures during the inter-election period. The mission of the Association is to assist the process of formation of a legal democratic state in Russia.