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: “You know that this is illegal, but you want to curry favour with Putin”

Grigory Yavlinsky’s Facebook post, 09.08.2018

Photo: Anna Pavlikova and Maria Dubovik

  1. It is already five months, that 18-year-old Anna Pavlikova, 19-year-old Maria Dubovik, 21-year-old Vyacheslav Kryukov, 25-year-old Sergey Gavrilov, 25-year-old Ruslan Kostylenkov, 30-year-old Dmitry Poletayev and 31-year-old Pyotr Karamzin are in Moscow pre-trial detention prisons. Another four people under investigation on the case of creating an “extremist organisation” are under home arrest.


  1. The reason for the arrests was an illegal and criminal provocation by the Federal Security Service /the Interior Ministry. The agents of the Federal Security Service /the Interior Ministry invented, persuaded and forced young people to create an anti-government organisation. The agents wrote the statute, and provoked extremist topics for discussion. It is absolutely clear that the criminal case against these people was conceived, prepared and fabricated in the Federal Security Service /the Interior Ministry. This fact is confirmed even by the materials of the investigation. I repeat: the deliberate instigation of citizens by law enforcement agencies for extremist activities pursued by law is unlawful and criminal. A separate unlawful act is the involvement in a pre-planned provocation of persons under 18 years of age – like Anna Pavlikova.


  1. The [young people] arrested on a case which was obviously fabricated by the secret services and being unlawfully imprisoned in the remand prisons are losing their health, experience psychological and physical pressure. According to media reports, the girls who have hardly crossed the threshold of adulthood are diagnosed with serious diseases that progress every day in the conditions of the remand prison.

  1. Mr. Bortnikov {Director of the Federal Security Service], Mr. Bastrykin [Chair of the Russian Investigation Committee] and Mr. Kolokoltsov [head of the interior], you bear a personal responsibility for the deliberate, pre-planned unlawful anti-constitutional action – the organisation of a provocation so that to involve citizens in the so-called “extremist activities”. You know perfectly well that it is illegal, but you do it to curry favour with Putin.


  1. I demand that you curb your administrative-criminal zeal and that of your subordinates! Your unleashed watchdogs sensing the smell of hatred and permissiveness in the country, are ready to bite people whose guilt is only that they succumbed to your filthy provocations only because of their youth.


  1. The methods you apply are well-known methods of the state terror and punitive forces from the secret services of the 1930s. This is your “new old greatness” in a stagnant economy, rapidly growing poverty and destruction, robbing of old people, war and international isolation.


  1. The flywheel of state terror is gaining momentum in our eyes. The state of Putin sends a signal to people through their punitive bodies: don’t you like the authoirties? They will come for you soon! Fear is the last stronghold of the “new greatness” of the old regime.


  1. Having signed the petition together with thousands of [Russian] citizens [demanding release of young people] I also call on my fellow citizens to join the demand for a change in the pre-trial restriction for Anna Pavlikova and Maria Dubovik and the release of young girls from the remand prison. This petition-demand gives at least a small chance that we will be heard, and the girls and other victims of the provocation by secret services will save their lives and health.


  1. The country’s leadership must give a legal and political assessment of what is happening and give direct instructions to independent public prosecutors to conduct an objective investigation of this case, punish the organisers and perpetrators of criminal provocations, which are a precedent for Russia’s relapse into new state terror.


  1. I am fully aware that our demands will be cynically neglected. Then it should be understood that what happens to the 18-year-old Anna Pavlikova, the 19-year-old Maria Dubovik and many more (hundreds or thousands?) young people, casual ordinary laymen is a powerful and intelligible signal for the mass emigration of young people from Russia, the way to the final and irreparable backwardness and degradation [of the country].


P.S. Meanwhile Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker, who protested against the annexation of Crimea and was sentenced by a Russian court for 20 years of imprisonment for the “sabotage” on the territory of Crimea (the victims of which the investigation did not find), is dying in the penal colony.