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

Only the Yabloko party supported the protest of thousands of residents of Ingushetia

Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, spoke at the rally in Magas

Press Release, 26.03.2019

A rally against amendments to the constitutional law on referendum is held in the city of Magas, the capital of the Republic of Igushetia, today.  If the amendments are adopted, this will allow the leadership of the republic to resolve issues of the region’s borders without consent of the residents of Ingushetia.

About 20,000 participants, which makes up a seventh part of the total adult population of the Republic, have gathered today in the central city square. According to Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, who arrived in Magas to support the peaceful civil protest, a small town with a population of less than 9,000 people was completely filled by cars, as people from all over the Republic came to participate in the rally.

Despite the fact that the rally was taking place in a peaceful and friendly atmosphere, which rules out any conflicts between the participants, online communication between citizens was hampered as access to the Internet was blocked. For the same reason, a few hours after the start of the rally, the broadcast of the rally and speeches on YouTube was interrupted.


Yabloko was the only political party represented at the protest action. Ruslan Mutsolgov, leader of the Ingush branch of Yabloko, was one of the organisers of the rally, along with other members of the coalition of political and civil forces of the Republic – the National Unity Committee.


Photo: Ruslan Mutsolgov


Speaking to citizens gathered at the rally, Ruslan Mutsolgov insisted that people should not be politically passive. The leader of the Ingush Yabloko urged people to take power into their own hands, since the people are the only source of power, and this provision is enshrined in the Constitution. Mutsolgov called on the residents of Ingushetia to prepare for the upcoming autumn elections to the municipal bodies of power. “The situation in Ingushetia proves the failure of the regional leadership and the federal centre,” Ruslan Mutsolgov said.


Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, also spoke at the square in front of the protesters. In his speech, Rybakov drew attention to the need to continue fighting for political changes in the country: for direct election of heads of republics, abolition of the municipal filter [when candidates from non-parliamentary parties have to gather signatures of municipal deputies in their favour so that to be able to register in the election campaign] and the inviolability of citizens’ rights enshrined in the Constitution.


Photo: Nikolai Rybakov


“Russia has an absolutely clear procedure for such issues as the transfer of territories which should be decided in a referendum. Now we see that the law was not only violated, they even want to change it, introducing completely bureaucratic amendments to it, which will prevent people from deciding their destiny. I am certain, that all territorial issues should be resolved exclusively in a referendum, the authorities should use any democratic mechanisms so that people do not feel abandoned or unheard, so that to prevent growth of social tension or hatred between nations,” Nikolai Rybakov said.


The issue of territorial integrity has been especially troubling for the residents of Ingushetia recently, since last Fall the heads of the two neighboring republics – Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, head of Ingushetia, and Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Chechnya, – signed an agreement on securing the border between Ingushetia and Chechnya. Then the lands of the Sunzhensky district of the Republic of Ingushetia became a part of Chechnya, which caused widespread discontent among the residents of Ingushetia.


Nikolai Rybakov concluded his speech as follows: “Let us not forget that we are all citizens of one country, and whatever government we may have, I believe that we can come to an agreement among ourselves peacefully, without violence and insults. No boundaries are worth human blood.”


According to Ruslan Mutsolgov, citizens of the Republic do not plan to leave the square until their demands are fulfilled.