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

Grigory Yavlinsky on the Russia-24 Channel about peace with Ukraine, the case of theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov, imprisonment of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and the presidential campaign in Russia

Press Release, 17.11.2017

Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky has become a guest of the federal television channel for the first time in a long time. In a live broadcast of the Russia-24 channel Yavlinsky spoke openly about inefficient economic and foreign policy and normalisation of relations with Ukraine and Europe, as well as low confidence of citizens in the state, the Russian establishment and the course of the presidential campaign.

According to Yavlinsky, in order to protect Russia’s national interests, it is necessary to pursue a policy of normalisation of relations with other countries, especially with neighbours, primarily with Ukraine, as well as Europe. To this end it is first of all necessary to declare that Russia renounces the policy of aggression and confrontation and plans to normalise relations with its neighbours.

Negotiations with Ukraine should be conducted by the Presidents of the two counties rather than their representatives, and Russia should abolish “the policy of limited sovereignty” in relations with Ukraine, he stressed.

He also said that as Russia has the longest borders with the most unpredictable regions of the world, the country should have a powerful army and intelligence services.

Yavlinsky also added that his proposals to reduce the expenditures on the army and the law enforcement refer, first of all, to the control how the funds are spent, how prices for equipment and maintenance of the army are formed. Grigory Yavlinsky’s The New Budget Policy is one of the sections of his presidential programme, proposes to cut budget expenditures for defense and police.

Answering the questions from the TV anchor Yabloko’s leader indicated low trust of the society in the state.

“Social tension lies in the fact that the confidence of citizens in the courts, law enforcement agencies, the state in general is very low. There is high confidence in one person, and the general confidence to the state is low,” Yavlinsky said.

This low confidence manifests itself “in very different ways,” and transfers into an open confrontation.

“For example, absolutely obvious confrontation has been taking place, say, between the intelligentsia and the state, for example, on the issues of [persecution] of theatre people, on the [case of theatre director] Kirill Serebrennikov,” Yavlinsky said.

“Well, who can believe that Kirill Serebrennikov is a thief? No one. Who can believe that, say, [Ukrainian film director imprisoned in Russia] Oleg Sentsov is a terrorist? No one believes this. Such policies of the state must be changed, ” Yavlinsky said.

“Anyone can be checked or audited,” Yavlinsky said, continuing the topic of reprisals against Kirill Serebrennikov and his theatre. “But, as you know, not all people are summoned to court. We have such persons who are summoned to court, but they do not come”, Yavlinsky said referring to the case of Russia’s former Economic Minister Alexei Ulyukayev accused by Rosneft’s head Igor Sechin of exorting a bribe, however, Sechin refused to appear before court. “They say, “I am on a business trip”. So we have different people, with different possibilities,” Grigory Yavlinsky noted ironically.

According to Yavlinsky, it is also necessary to change the policies towards NGOs labelled “foreign agents” and refrain from censorship in the media.

Speaking about the presidential campaign, Grigory Yavlinsky noted that everyone should have the right to offer an alternative programme for the development of the state, however, was skeptical about participation in the presidential elections of those who had not engage in politics before.

Answering the question about why he had earlier compared Ksenia Sobchak’s nomination as a candidate in the campaign with a failed campaign by oligrach Mikhail Prokhorov in 2012 who suddenly dropped his campaign, Yavlinsky said that “the prospects for those who have never participated in politics in our country but would like to run in the presidential campaign are not very promising. A person starts the campaign, then drops it all and leaves, but people have already given votes for this persons.”

“I said this so that to prevent such a development. But everyone who considers it necessary to present some other programme has the right to do that,” he added.

Answering another question from the anchor about his difference from candidate Ksenia Sobchak, Yavlinsky noted that it “did not occur to him” to compare himself with Sobchak. “She is a candidate “against all” [as she puts it], and I am a candidate “for all”. I am an opponent of Vladimir Putin, not to Ksenia Sobchak. That’s it,” he said.