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

Has media noise ousted politics in Russia?

Yabloko Deputy Chair Sergei Ivanenko in the Alternative programme

Press Release, 15.06.2017

Has media noise ousted politics in Russia? Can any problems be resolved by clashes in the streets? Why is it worth to participate in elections?

Sergei Ivanenko, economist and Yabloko Deputy Chair, answers these questions in the Alternative programme at Yabloko’s youtube channel.

An excerpt:

I think politics has not vanished [from Russia’s life], it always exists. But politics has died in the sense that public policy has disappeared from our life, and there are virtually no political figures who influence the situation, how money is spent, how some key people are appointed, how decisions are made on some major national projects . In this sense, the politics has died. But for Vladimir Putin, there are no politicians in the country, even [Prime Minister] Medvedev is half of a politician, if I may put it like this. All the rest are just their bureaucrats.

But, nevertheless, politics in another sense of the word, as a manifestation of a stance, as an expression of the goals that people pursue, will always be there. What we now see is one of the most, if it is possible to say so, politically active segments of the population – it is young people. Why?

If we talk about those 86 per cent who are for Putin, then their passivity is due primarily to the fact that because living standards, real incomes have grown by about three times over the past 18 years (Putin has either beaten or will beat Leonid Brezhnev’s record – over 18 years in power) because of a very favorable conjuncture in the raw market – this was an unprecedented growth, so despite the fact that incomes have been falling for the past three years, people still live better as compared to 1999. And therefore, as they say “you may go farther and fare worse”, so there is such passive support [for Putin].

But we see a completely different situation with the youth. This is a world problem. It is a consequence of the fourth technological revolution and the general situation of the world economy. It is difficult for young people to find their place in life. The need for employed labour has been shrinking every year due to the digital economy, robots and so on. But life expectancy has been growing, and those jobs that could be taken by new staff now remain occupied due to natural reasons. Look at the age of European and American politicians, and you will understand what I am talking about. Young people have very difficult prospects, even in America, even in Europe. In Russia, since we are the periphery – economic and political periphery – the situation is simply catastrophic: there are no jobs, there are no prospects. But young people are not children, as they are represented [by our media], that someone leads them somewhere. They feel that if they do not take a civil stance, then they will have no prospects.

The situation reminds me of the [student] unrest in Paris in 1968. It was based on the same economic background. The youth had no prospects. That unrest led to the fact that major changes took place there – both in the legislation and the political structure. By law, in France, young people have serious privileges in hiring: if a person finishes school or graduates from a university, his employer has no right to fire him for three years. They have absolutely gratuitous education, which is guaranteed by the whole system.

And I think that in order to solve the problem of the youth, and that is Yabloko’s stance that we need to solve substantive problems, we have to solve the problem of irremovability of power, rather than to arrange and promote flash mobs, it does not solve any political problems, the roots of all Russia’s problems. That’s the main problem. While the present government is there, while we repeat Brezhnev’s feat and set records of irremovability of power, there will never be any prospects.

And how can the power be changed? Naturally, only though elections, because revolutionary methods, as the recent developments have showed, even Maydan in Kyev, lead to the fact that an extremely radical minority comes, it is not supported by broad layers of population and is very dangerous for prospects of the country. We experienced the same thing in 1991, when a minority calling themselves democrats, which I strongly doubt, somehow took power, and we saw where this led to. Organised forces have never in Russia managed to overthrew the authorities, the authorities have always been digging a grave for themselves – by means of their mediocrity, their inactivity, lack of understanding of problems, and it seems very likely that the present government is falling in to the same trap once again.