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

Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre has published an investigation into luxurious gifts from the Chelyabinsk Governor

Press Release, 23.12.2020

Photo: a screenshot of the main page of the investigation

The Chelyabinsk branch of the Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre has found purchases of luxury goods for gifts from the Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region Alexei Teksler. Yabloko’s Anti-Corruption Policy Centre asks the regional Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Main Control Department to check the facts of ineffectiveness of budget spending.

The Anti-Corruption Policy Centre lawyers analysed the execution of the government contracts for the provision of services for the provision of protocol events in 2019-2020, concluded between the Governor’s Administrative Department and the OOO PROTOKOL compnay (the company is 100% owned by the regional government). In the investigation published on the website of the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko, the Anti-Corruption Policy Centre clearly showed what presents the Governor makes, to whom and how much they cost.

Read more »

Nikolai Rybakov will take part in the press conference “The trial of the leaders and activists of the Ingush protest”

Press Release, 22.12.2020

On December 28, Yabloko Party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov will take part in a press conference on the start of the trial of seven leaders and activists of the Ingush protest: Akhmed Barakhoev, Malsag Uzhakhov, Zarifa Saytiyeva, Barakh Chemurziev, Musa Malsagalov, Ismayil, and Bagaudin Khautiev. The press conference will begin at 11:00. The conference will take place in the office of the Moscow Helsinki Group at the address: Moscow, Krasina 15, building 1.

Read more »

“The authorities are preparing to actively rig the elections”. Deputy Chairman of Yabloko on the new composition of Moscow territorial electoral commissions

FB page by Ivan Bolshakov, 19.12.2020

The Moscow City Electoral Commission has published the names of new members of territorial electoral commissions, which will also conduct elections to the State Duma [in 2021]. It is no secret that the formation of the commissions takes place under the control of the authorities, which send loyal people to them not only from the [pro-government] United Russia party, but also from other parties and public associations.

Read more »

On the democratic coalition in the Altai Territory

Statement by the Yabloko branch in Altai, 21.12.2020

Increasingly more people in Russia are beginning to understand that the policy of the ruling regime has led the country to a dead end, depriving the people of the future.

The multi-day voting “on stumps” on an amendment to the Russian Constitution, in order to reset the presidential terms of Vladimir Putin, during the Covid-19 pandemic, demonstrated the authorities’ disregard for the lives and health of Russian citizens.

Read more »

The Bashkirian branch of Yabloko congratulated people with disabilities on the New Year

Press Release, 21.12.2020

The Bashkirian branch of Yabloko, with the support of sponsors and the Ufa Public Development Fund, brought New Year gifts to elderly people with disabilities in the cities of Ufa and Neftekamsk. The gifts were distributed by five Yabloko employees to 11 addresses. The regional branch plans to repeat the action in January 2021 and give more gifts during the New Year holidays.

Read more »

The conference of the Tatarstan branch of Yabloko re-elected the leaders of the regional department for another term

Press Release, 21.12.2020

On December 20, 2020, a conference of the regional branch of the Yabloko party in the Republic of Tatarstan was held.

The delegates heard the reports of the Сhairman, the Bureau of the regional branch, and the Control and Audit Commission. Ruslan Zinatullin was re-elected as Chairman of the regional Yabloko. Ildus Salakhov, Vladimir Solovtsov and Marat Kurbanov were re-elected deputy chairmen of the regional branch of the party.

Read more »

The New Age Economy

Political Entropy. Digital Technologies and the Globalisation of Disorder. (Chapter 5)
Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 18.12.2020

These days virtually all economic analysts concur that the pandemic and its consequences are exacerbating key negative trends in the global economy, such as the increasing gap between stock market indices and real economic processes, the rise in monopolies and growth of inequality. Arguably, the pandemic is consolidating the political power of oligarchic interests and postponing the opportunity to implement urgent economic reforms, creating an extremely conservative economic context (See «The pandemic and politics»).

When considering the link between the global financial and economic crisis of 2008-2009 and the current recession with long-term trends, fundamentally new factors were identified in the modern global economy1. For example, consolidation of the impact of historical and technological rents on structural changes in developed countries to the benefit of the new economy, and reinforcement of material inequality both within developed economies and also in the global economy, and also a change in the nature of the impact of scientific and technological progress on the economy. The thesis that public perceptions of benefits play a far bigger role in the economy than commonly believed has been confirmed.

Read more »

Five out of seven Yabloko nominees will work in the Omsk territorial electoral commissions from Yabloko

Press Release, 18.12.2020

Five out of seven Yabloko nominees will work in the Omsk territorial electoral commissions from regional branch of the Yabloko party. Four Yabloko candidates were approved to the five territorial electoral commissions of Omsk and one candidate was approved for the district territorial electoral commission.

Read more »

The Ryazan branch of Yabloko calls the City Duma to decline the draft budget of Ryazan for 2021 due to its non-transparency and large administrative and faked expeditures

Press Release, 17.12.2020

The Ryazan branch of Yabloko calls deputies of the Ryzan City Duma to decline the draft budget of Ryazan for 2021 and the planning period of 2022-23 when considering the document on December 17.

According to Konstantin Smirnov, Chairman of the regional branch of the party, there are at least three reasons for this:

Read more »

Yabloko proposed that the authorities should pay compensation for blocking travel passes to pensioners and schoolchildren

Press Release, 16.12.2020

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Public Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov in connection with regional authorities blocking of travel cards, which allow certain categories of citizens to use public transport for free or with benefits. He also called on the regional authorities to pay compensations for imposing such restrictions.

Read more »

Members of the Yabloko Party will work in three territorial electoral commissions of the Kaliningrad region

Press Release, 17.12.2020

Photo: Member of the territorial electoral commission Valentina Balashova

The first stage on the formation of new compositions of territorial electoral commissions of the Kaliningrad region has come to an end. The Kaliningrad region branch of Yabloko applied for all nine vacancies in the territorial electoral commissions of seven urban districts of the Kaliningrad region. Only three were satisfied: in the territorial electoral commissions of the city of Kaliningrad.

Read more »

Yabloko’s MPs in Pskov Arthur Gaiduk and Lev Shlosberg ask to initiate a criminal case on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny

Press Release, 17.12.2020

Photo: Yabloko deputies of the Pskov Regional Assembly Artur Gaiduk and Lev Shlosberg


Gaiduk and Lev Shlosberg, Yabloko MPs in the Pskov Regional Assembly, sent an appeal to the Investigative Committee of Russia demanding to initiate a criminal case on the fact of encroachment on the life of public figure Alexei Navalny

In a statement addressed to Alexander Bastrykin, head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, Artur Gaiduk and Lev Shlossberg refer to an investigation conducted by the independent international group Bellingcat and The Insider with the participation of the NGO Anti-Corruption Foundation.

Read more »

Boris Vishnevsky, deputy of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly: “We need not only to force them to adopt lawful decisions on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, but prevent them from taking unlawful ones”

The Insider, 16.12.2020

Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg will send an appeal to the Investigative Committee demanding to open a criminal case into the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. The initiator of this, MP Boris Vishnevsky, told The Insider that he was not so naive as to believe that a criminal case would be immediately filed, but in this situation it would be important to force the law enforcement agencies to explain and justify [for their position].

Read more »

The Kemerovo branch of Yabloko held single pickets on the eve of the Constitution Day

Press Release, 14.12.2020

On 11 December, on the eve of the Russian Constitution Day, activists of the Kemerovo branch of Yabloko held single pickets.

“All the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation are unlawful and completely disavow the meaning of both the key Chapters 1 and 2 [on human rights], and its entire content as a whole. The “presidential” Constitution completely belongs not to the Russian people, but to the Moscow Kremlin and its residents,” Vitaly Ilyin, Chairman of the regional branch of the party, said.

Read more »

Yabloko will host an online discussion “Do We Need a Code of Ethics in the Party”

Press Release, 15.12.2020

On December 17, Yabloko will host an online discussion “Do We Need a Code of Ethics in the Party”. The discussion is organised by the Social Democratic and the Gender Factions of the Yabloko party. The discussion will start at 19:00.

Read more »

The Yabloko branch in the Altai Republic nominated the head of the Ust-Koksinsky district to the Golden Toilet Brush anti-award

Press Release, 14.12.2020

The Yabloko Anti-Corruption Committee in the Altai Republic made a decision to include Oleg Kuligin, head of the Ust-Koksinsky district, in the list of nominees for the Golden Toilet Brush anti-award for the purchase of a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 luxury car for the needs of the district administration.

Read more »


Political Entropy. Digital Technologies and the Globalisation of Disorder. (Chapter 4)
Grigory Yavlinsky’s website, 15.12.2020


The year 2020 is drawing to a close. One can only imagine what will come next. According to Deutsche Bank strategists, the era of globalisation, which has lasted for almost four decades, is coming to an end and will be replaced by the “age of disorder”1. Numerous unpredictable events and potential divergent paths lie ahead, and, as they say, no one knows which way we will go. However, even developments today are to a large extent indicative. For example, in public discourse pent-up demand for security is strengthening compared to the desire for freedom. From the state’s perspective, this translates into the tightening of controls, which have clearly been enjoying more public understanding, if not outright support. Tolerance of everyday restrictions and interference in private life has increased, inter alia, amongst the higher strata of society. This may also be true of political restrictions.

The value of the inviolability of private life is being degraded in line with the manipulation of individual interests and requirements which are being created artificially: this is a new trend which would appear to be here for the long haul. And all this is happening against a surge in populism: political systems appear unable to consolidate to block populist politicians, whereas the ability of the traditional elite to retain their role as a politically responsible class has weakened significantly.

Read more »

The Yabloko faction did not support the draft budget of Moscow for 2021

Press Release, 11.12.2020

The Yabloko party deputies in the Moscow parliament did not support the Moscow draft budget adopted late in the evening on December 10. Maxim Kruglov, Sergei Mitrokhin and Daria Besedina voted against, Yevgeny Bunimovich abstained.

Discussion of the amendments to the budget lasted over 11 hours, 93 amendments were submitted by deputies from the Yabloko faction.

Read more »

All amendments of the Pskov Yabloko deputies to the regional budget for 2021 are devoted to healthcare

Press Release, 11.12.2020

Lev Shlosberg and Artur Gaiduk, deputies of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko, submitted to the Pskov Regional Assembly 18 amendments and 25 proposals to the draft budget of the Pskov region for 2021. All the amendments are targeted at the increase of funding for health care. Artur Gaiduk and Lev Shlosberg proposed to redistribute 780 million roubles in the budget of the Pskov region.

Read more »

Yabloko demanded from St.Petersburg Governor to check the information on undeclared incomes of the ruling party deputies

Press Release, 10.12.2020

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov demanded from St.Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov to check the information on possible violations committed by 22 deputies of St. Petersburg municipalities representing the ruling United Russia party when they provided information on their incomes and property.

Read more »