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: “The fact that people came out into the streets protesting is not a threat to the state yet, but Russia’s hope for the future”

Grigory Yavlinsky: “The fact that people came out into the streets protesting is not a threat to the state yet, but Russia’s hope for the future”

Grigory Yavlinsky FB post, 30.03.2017

The fact that people came out into the streets protesting against lies, theft, meanness and irresponsibility of the authorities is not a threat to the state, but Russia’s hope for the future.

If the response to a [people’s] outburst, even the desperate impulse of citizens to freedom, justice and the truth, is police batons and imprisonment, then the authorities, perhaps, will be able to provide some peace for themselves. However, this will be the peace of decomposition and disintegration of the society, and then the country. Retreat from public life, disbelief in the future, hopelessness and political apathy are direct threats to Russia’s sovereignty and national security.

In order to preserve the development potential, the state that cares about national interests should not suppress the activity and independence of citizens, but contribute to their strengthening, involving more and more people into this activity. Unlike satiated, cynical and apathetic bureaucrats and deputies of the State Duma placed on the same footing with them, most people in Russia retain faith in our country and sincerely love it.

The state collapsed twice over the past hundred years in Russia – in 1917 and 1991. Each time we paid a colossal price for this. Each time the cause of the collapse of the state was a split between the government and the society. Today, in 2017, we once again observe a growing gap between the people and the government. To avoid the destruction of the statehood for the third time, it is important for everyone to understand that the fact that people come out into the streets is not a threat yet, but a hope.

We demand from the government not to impede the indifferent people, but give them the opportunity to take care of their own country and its future.

We demand that the government must abolish its suppression of public discussion. There is no need to invent something here. It is necessary to clear the media space field of the country – the federal media intended to be the channels of communication between society and the state – from lies, propaganda, fake themes and meaningless formats. People should be simply provided an opportunity to speak up and discuss the developments in their country openly and without censorship, and express their opinion.

We demand rigorous implementation of Article 31 of the Constitution, ensuring freedom of assembly and rallies. Naturally, protests on socially important topics such as the security of citizens, issues of war and peace, combating corruption and solving acute social problems (salaries, pensions, housing and communal services) should be heard by the government and the government should be sensitive to these issues, and, therefore, must be held in the centres of the cities, in places that have become landmarks. This also applies to speaking up on the problems that are significant for certain population groups: workers, scientists, teachers, peasants or entrepreneurs. Officials who obstruct citizens’ assemblies, mock them, must bear administrative responsibility up to dismissal from office.

We demand the release of political prisoners, including those accused on trumped-up criminal charges. The use of law enforcement to suppress political opponents is a crime. An official of any level suspected of committing such a crime must be removed from office until the investigation is completed.

We demand a [government’s] response to publicly denounced allegations of corruption of the state officials, the facts on their property not corresponding to their official income that have become known to the whole country. First of all, this applies to those who occupy the top state posts, in particular, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Certainly, we and the society as a whole realise that corruption in the highest echelons of power is not limited to corruption by such figures only, that a purposeful anti-corruption policy and corresponding investigations are needed. However, in a number of cases, a significant part of the investigations has already been published. The absence of any reaction to the publication of glaring facts is not just a cover for individual corrupt officials, it is an excuse for corruption at the state level.

We demand strict responsibility of officials for neglecting the demands and complaints of citizens. At present people need, like the air, a clear way for solution of many specific problems they face every day. These problems need not only voicing, because such voicing turns into a cry of despair. The problems must be solved in a daily mode.

We demand registration and admission to participation in elections of all levels for all political parties reflecting the interests of a significant or even a small number of citizens of our country. The exception should be only those who openly propagandise terrorism, fascism and other misanthropic ideologies.

We demand that presidential elections which the society can consider legitimate finally take place in Russia. Implementation of this requires at least the following steps:

– changing of the procedure for the formation of electoral commissions, including the Central Electoral Commission, which is now actually formed by the incumbent President, that is, one of the candidates;

– establishing of a special independent arbitration body to consider all disputes relating to preparations for elections and conducting of the electoral campaign;

– immediate creation of such television formats that would allow for fair, open and sufficiently long and informative debates, as well as obliging all candidates for the presidential post, without exception, to participate in the debates; organisation of such a debate is needed already at present, rather than a month before the elections;

– solution of the issue of state financing of presidential candidates’ election campaigns, guarantees of protection from persecution by the state to those business representatives who are willing to support independent politicians, as well as ensuring transparency of funding for all candidates;

– admitting of all the candidates significant for the society, including Alexey Navalny, to participate in the elections;

– provision of a publicly controlled, transparent and understandable procedure for receiving and verifying signatures collected in support of candidates.

And most importantly. We demand the guarantees of a peaceful and legitimate transfer of power in the event of the defeat of the incumbent President.