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

No to persecution of Moscow municipal deputies

The authorities must abolish reprisals against the dissenting

Statement by the Yabloko Bureau, 28.02.2019

Photo: Andrei Morev, municipal deputy from Yabloko and head of minicipality.

The Moscow authorities lost the municipal elections in 2017 in a number of [Moscow] districts, and began systematically intimidate municipal deputies. Pressure on municipal deputies is openly criminal and includes attacks, damage to property, threats to life and health, initiation of unmotivated administrative and criminal cases.

Thus, in September 2018, unidentified persons smashed the car of Vitaly Tretyukhin, municipal deputy in the Pechatniki District, and left a pig’s head in it. In May 2018, the car of Anastasia Muralova, municipal deputy of the municipal district of Izmailovo, was covered with indelible paint. Also in May, [unidentified persons] broke a glass in the car of Nadezhda Zagordan, municipal deputy of the Izmailovo municipality, and in September 2018, a pig’s head with a knife stuck in it was thrown under the door of her mother. In October 2018, the report of Irina Kopkina, municipal deputy of the Strogino District, was removed from the mailboxes of residents, and before that unidentified persons punctured tires of her son’s car. Tires of the car of Yulia Galyamina, municipal deputy, were also cut.

Yury Volnov, municipal deputy in the Preobrazhenskoye District, was brought to criminal responsibility for an emotionally negative statement addressed to a deputy from the United Russia party. A pre-investigation check under the article on the justification of terrorism for publishing an article about [Ukrainian film director jailed in Russia] Oleg Sentsov is conducted against Andrei Morev, head of the Yakimanka Municipal District, and Viktor Kotov, municipal deputy of the Basmanny Municipal District.

Municipal deputies Alexei Alekseyev, Yevgeny Barkov and Alexander Andreyev were brought to administrative responsibility for holding meetings with residents of their districts, which the authorities compared with unauthorised rallies.

On the evening of 26 February, 2019, three unidentified persons attacked Ilya Svetikov, head of the municipality Kurkino. In January 2019, Kirill Chirkin, municipal deputy of the Lomonosovsky District, was taken to hospital after an attack against him. In 2018, municipal deputies Alexander Pishchalnikov, Elena Rusakova and Grigory Tolkachev were attacked at the meeting of the Council of Deputies of Troparevo-Nikulino, provocateurs attacked municipal deputy Anastasia Bryukhanova at public hearings in Shchukino in October 2018. Attempts to disrupt the meetings of the Council of Deputies were repeatedly made in the Yakimanka area.

There is no doubt that all these episodes are part of a single campaign, with the goal of depriving citizens of the vote and forcing deputies to vote on orders from the top. The policies of the Moscow authorities in this field represent an ongoing all-Russian trend towards complete subordination of local self-government to the executive authority. We believe that by such actions the authorities not only discredit themselves, but also demonstrate a disregard for the opinions and interests of citizens, who in 2017 elected deputies independent of the Mayor’s Office.

The Yabloko party demands to stop the prosecution of municipal deputies, investigate all the episodes of offenses committed against them. The authorities must abandon reprisals against the dissenting – absence of a dialogue with people and persecution of their legal representatives only leads to growing discontent and protests of citizens. The Moscow Mayor’s Office should ensure all conditions so that municipal deputies could exercise their powers.


Emilia Slabunova,

Yabloko Chair