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

On solidarity with Ingush political prisoners

Statement by regional branches of the Yabloko party in the South of Russia, 25.03.2021

Photo by scullery/depositphotos

In the fall of 2018, a peaceful protest began in the Republic of Ingushetia, dozens of thousands residents of the region participated in it. The reason for such events was the signing of the clandestine border agreement with the Chechen Republic by Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, head of the Republic. The people’s protest reached its climax by March 2019. After the unjustified use of force by law enforcement officers in Magas, on the morning of 27 March, 2019, the investigating authorities opened a number of criminal cases involving about 60 people, residents of Ingushetia, 49 of whom were arrested. More than 30 people have already been convicted.

A trial over the leaders and participants of the popular protest in Ingushetia is underway in Yessentuki. Along with the young people the elders Malsag Uzhakhov and Akhmed Barakhoev, as well as the cultural figure Zarifa Sautiyeva, have been under arrest for about two years. Representatives of civil society Musa Malsagov, Barakh Chemurziev, Bagaudin Khautiev and Ismail Nalgiev, decent, honored and respected people in Ingushetia, are on trial. Their social, charitable and human rights activities were of great benefit to the Republic and its residents. There were no grounds for their arrest or isolation from society. All of them are characterised from the positive side and inspire confidence in us. All seven defendants were recognised as political prisoners, that is, their criminal prosecution is politically motivated. What is being done today against the inhabitants of Ingushetia, and representatives of its civil society, represents groundless reprisals, which should have no place in the modern world.


The Kislovodsk City Court changed the measure of restraint to house arrest for Zarifa Sautiyeva, a defendant of the Ingush case, which became more humane than her unjustified detention in pre-trial detention centres in the North Caucasus. However, five days later, the Stavropol Regional Court again detained her without any legal and substantiated grounds for that. Such ruling of the court is certainly not based on the law and is purely political in nature. This decision caused an absolutely adequate reaction from all the defendants in the Ingush case, who declared an indefinite hunger strike and boycotted the trial.


The repressions unleashed in Ingushetia so that to fight opponents, lead to an increase of distrust to the federal and the regional authorities on the part of residents not only of Ingushetia, but also of other regions of the country. We have to state that in recent years, political activity, protection of human rights, and protection of public interests, have become presenting risk to the health and life of anyone who opposes the official authorities, and the North Caucasus has become a testing ground for trying various negative methods of influencing them [the dissenting]. This is unacceptable and poses a threat to the entire country. Such methods are already yielding negative results throughout the Russian Federation, where the number of political prisoners has been growing and is already approaching four hundred.


Considering the above, we declare that unjustified persecution of persons who oppose certain officials or the authorities in general, is inadmissible and express our support for political prisoners. We demand the release and cessation of criminal prosecution of participants in mass protests in Ingushetia. Now more than ever, the North Caucasus is waiting for the stabilisation of the socio-political situation, and the release of the Ingush civil activists will make a huge positive contribution to this. We appeal to political prisoners, Malsag Uzhakhov, Akhmed Barakhoev, Barakh Chemurziev, Musa Malsagov, Zarifa Sautiyeva, Bagaudin Khautiev and Ismail Nalgiev, who have declared a hunger strike, with a request to stop it, as it causes irreparable harm to your health.


Albert Esedov, Chairman of the Dagestan regional branch of the Yabloko party


Ruslan Mutsolgov, Chairman of the Ingush regional branch of the Yabloko party


Khakim Kuchmezov, Chairman of the Kabardino-Balkarian regional branch of the Yabloko Party


Akhmed Abazov, Chairman of the Karachay-Cherkess regional branch of the Yabloko party


Vitaly Zubenko, Chairman of the Stavropol regional branch of the Yabloko party