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 the critical need to reach a ceasefire as soon as possible

Decision by the Yabloko Federal Political Committee No 158 of 20 October 2022, published on 1.11.2022

Photo by Sergei Averin, RIA Novosti

The tragedy, which has been going on for eight months already, makes it absolutely obvious that [all] should realise as soon as possible the need (the obligation) for a ceasefire as the first step towards preventing a real impending nuclear catastrophe.

However, the Russian government continues the policies towards escalation, that lead only to new victims and destruction, and further international isolation of Russia. Threats of the possible use of nuclear weapons have been voiced increasingly more often.

The events of recent weeks – non-recognition by the world community the accession to Russia of new subjects of the federation that do not even have definite borders, the explosion on the Crimean bridge, rocket attacks on civilian energy infrastructure facilities on the territory of Ukraine, death of military personnel in the Belgorod region, the introduction of martial law in a number of regions, and mass-scale violations during partial mobilisation – all this indicates the futility of maintaining the current Russian policies.


Without removing the question of who bears the main blame for the ongoing human tragedy, we must not forget that many countries are already involved in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in one way or another.


It is obvious that the conflict has entered a stage where it can no longer be resolved on a bilateral basis, without international participation.


It is also obvious that it will take many years to resolve it.


But we need to start it today – because every day of military confrontation brings new victims, growth of violence and intolerance in society, and dehumanisation of people.


A military victory in this conflict by one of the parties is impossible, both because of Russia’s nuclear status and because of the incompatibility of the resources of Russia and the states supporting Ukraine. Further escalation of the conflict, counting on victory, is fraught with a nuclear war in which there will be no winners. The transition of the conflict into a protracted military confrontation does not solve any problems, but only multiplies human casualties. In Russia, this will lead to an increase in national-fascist sentiments in the country, transfer of the economy to a military footing, further deterioration in the economic situation, significant decrease in the living standards and quality of life, and a search for “internal enemies” and new political repressions.


Therefore, today the only possible solution is achieving a ceasefire as soon as possible as the first step towards finding a future peaceful solution to the conflict. This will require a responsible state policy not only from Russia. But our duty today is to address specifically Russian society and the state. We need to stop before it is too late and start moving towards peace.


The ceasefire agreement and the preservation of its regime at international guarantees, and the exchange of all prisoners and the bodies of the dead are the first steps that need to be taken. Movement towards peace is impossible without these steps, in the conditions of the existing exacerbation and lack of confidence from the parties [to the conflict].


Also, it is necessary, with international participation, to demilitarise the territories around nuclear power facilities located in the conflict zone, ensure their security with the assistance of the IAEA and other UN institutions.


In Russia, it is necessary to stop the state propaganda of hatred and aggression, and introduce a legislative ban on propaganda of nuclear war.


It is necessary to abandon the unconstitutional policies of repression for expressing one’s opinion, abolish the legislation on “fakes” and “discrediting”, the application of which completely destroys Law and human rights in our country, contributes to the further degradation and degeneration of society devoid of information about the outside world.


Yabloko urges everyone who wants to avoid a nuclear catastrophe to support these proposals and get the Russian authorities to start moving towards peace.


Grigory Yavlinsky,

Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of Yabloko