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


Statement by the Yabloko party, 24.01.2022

Photo: A column of Yabloko party demonstrators during the March in Memory of Boris Nemtsov, 24 February, 2019. / Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Yabloko resolutely condemns the militaristic hysteria whipped up by high-ranking Russian officials and propaganda, a demonstration of readiness to start a war.

Never in the modern history of Russia has the threat of a major war been as close as it is now. Demonstrative troop deployments, large-scale concentration of forces on the western border, articles by Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev questioning the statehood of Ukraine and its historical choice, putting forward of ultimatums to the US and NATO with obviously unrealisable demands are the signs that the Russian leadership is losing touch with reality.

The current Russian government, 30 years after the collapse of the USSR, decided to declare its special rights in relation to the former Soviet republics and is trying to apply the doctrine of limited sovereignty to them.

At the same time, it is obvious that Vladimir Putin’s domestic and foreign policy, reproducing Joseph Stalin’s policy, is the main reason for the rupture of the post-Soviet space and distrust of our closest neighbours to Russia. Its direct consequence is virtually taking a neighbouring country hostage, and blackmailing of the world community by the war with Ukraine.


For Russia, the war will result in irreversible destructive consequences. There will be numerous victims, human suffering, which will inevitably affect the vast majority of Russian citizens, and the political consequence will be the collapse of Russian statehood, a national catastrophe.


Preparations for war are not only a natural result of the impasse in Russian foreign policy, but also a consequence of the domestic political events of the past year: the social atmosphere that has developed in the country as a result of the September 2021 elections, including the stance of a part of the Russian post-Soviet intelligentsia, who called to vote for representatives of the “party of war” – The  Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the LDPR and the SR [A Just Russia – for Truth], whose factions are now promoting a draft resolution of the State Duma demanding the annexation of the territories in eastern Ukraine.


False self-confidence, combined with a lack of understanding of the current Russian political situation, promotion of the so-called Smart Voting [non-voting for the ruling United Russia, but voting for all other pro-Kremlin parties, especially communists-Stalinists] led to the strengthening of nationalist and militaristic tendencies in the Russian politics, plunging of society into a sleep of reason, when the understanding of the consequences and the responsibility for one’s actions disappears.


We regard the draft appeal of the State Duma to the President on “the recognition of the DPR and the LPR” [the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine] as a provocation and incitement to war.


The Yabloko party demands an immediate cessation of incitement to hatred against Ukraine and propaganda of war. We consider it necessary to implement the Plan for a Peaceful Settlement in Donbas, proposed by our party back in 2017.


We are obliged to remind to the leadership of Russia of the historical, political and moral responsibility for the unconditional maintenance of peace and saving the lives of millions of people.


The preservation of Russia for future generations, its current and strategic national interests require exclusively peaceful development, economic and political reforms, and not confrontation with Europe and war with neighbours.


The future of Russia lies not in some special invented “separate civilisation”, or attempts to lean against the Asian giants, or constant confrontation with almost the whole world, but in a European vector of development corresponding to our great culture and history, humanistic values, principles of freedom, democracy and observance of human rights.


We call on all citizens of Russia to join our simple and clear demands: no to lies, propaganda and artificial escalation of tension, no to provocations and sabotage, no to war!


Nikolai Rybakov,

Yabloko Chairman


Grigory Yavlinsky,

Chairman of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee