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

“Reset of Putin’s presidential terms is a dishonorable fraud”

Yabloko leaders on early parliamentary elections and new presidential election rules

Press Release, 10.03.2020

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov at the picket near the State Duma on March 10, 2020

Yabloko leaders held pickets outside the parliament building during today’s consideration by the State Duma of Putin’s constitutional amendments in the second reading. They protested both against the President’s proposals and against the unlawful procedure for their approval. Meanwhile, the deputies have already proposed holding early State Duma elections and resetting the presidential term for Vladimir Putin.

Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko party Chairman:


The resetting of Putin’s presidential term under the pretext of amending the Constitution is nothing more than fraud. A dishonorable fraud, a mockery of citizens and all of Russian statehood, the very existence of which is now generally a big question. However, it is a quite expected fraud. We have known this President and the style of the existing system for many years.


Early elections to the State Duma also represent a predictable trick. Polling numbers of the government have been declining, hence they are in a rush.


However, I propose to interpret what is happening as a chance for civil society. A chance to say all we think about raising the retirement age and taxes, the reform on waste disposal, and the shameful show with changing the Constitution, and, finally, about constant lies and the lack of will to abandon the idea of eternal power in a civilized manner.


Ivan Bolshakov, Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party:


The constitutional change takes place in the best traditions of Latin American dictatorships, according to an extremely questionable procedure, but with extremely clear content. The Kremlin is capable of nothing but securing Putin’s lifelong power. I do not rule out that the whole affair with amending the Consitution was conceived so that to only reset the presidential term. Everything else represent a screen for covering the unconstitutional and illegitimate process of maintaining power.


Photo: Ivan Bolshakov at the picket near the State Duma on March 10, 2020


Lev Shlosberg, member of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee:


Certainly, this is the moment of truth for Putin. On January 21, he introduced a draft law to the State Duma on an amendment running that no one can be President of Russia for more than two terms, without mentioning of any “consecutive terms”. Now the minions offer him to make a shameful sharp 180-degree turn almost at the last minute. If he agrees, then the whole affair with constitutional amendments finally becomes a stupid and shameful farce, in which clowns act as oracles of the President.


Photo: A participant of the picket near the State Duma on March 10, 2020


The amendment about the possibility of early elections to the State Duma obviously represents a part of the plan to maintain power, and Putin began public implementation of it on January 15. A hasty, virtually immediate revision of the powers of the highest bodies of power makes sense only with an accelerated transition to the exercise of these powers in a new format, which is possible only through early elections of all authorities. We do not know now, what is the real reason for such a rush. Something unknown to us makes Putin not just hurry, but dash forward. And this “something” brings nothing good for the country. Good deeds are not done hastily and secretly.




Tomorrow, on March 11, the Yabloko party will hold a series of one-person pickets (that do not require a permission from the authorities) by the State Duma (Okhotny Ryad 1) and the Federation Council (Bolshaya Dmitrovka 26) against the reset of Putin’s presidential terms and other constitutional amendments introduced by the President. The pickets will start at 9 a.m.


On Thursady, March 12, when regional parliaments will be approving the amendments, Yabloko will pickets regional parliaments in most Russian regions.


In Moscow, the action will be held by the Moscow City Duma at two addresses: Strastnoy Boulevard 15/29 and Uspensky Lane, 14 bldg. 1. Picketing will start at 11:00 a.m.