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

Ruslan Mutsolgov called for the release of those arrested in the case of protests in Magas in order to exclude the risk of coronavirus infection in jail for them

Address by the Chairman of the Ingush Yabloko, 25.03.2020

Address by the Chairman of the Ingush Yabloko

To: Yury Chaika,

Authorised Representative of the President of the Russian Federation

in the North-West Federal District


Makhmud-Ali Kalimatov,

head of the Republic of Ingushetia


An extremely alarming situation has developed in the world at present, due to the danger of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a tremendous speed and on a huge scale. Only according to official data, hundreds of thousands of cases have been registered all over the world, thousands of people died from this disease and an extremely low number of people recovered from it. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognized the situation with the spread of this coronovirus infection as a pandemic.

In order to prevent the rapid spread of this virus, different services and government agencies are placed on alert to withstand this, quarantine is introduced in educational institutions, private and state-funded organisations and institutions. A huge number of employers transferred workers to distance work, which is fully consistent with WHO recommendations. The authorities are taking various measures to reduce the risks of importation and spread of the new coronavirus infection in the North Caucasus region. Unfortunately, the first cases of infection have already been recorded in the Stavropol Territory and Kabardino-Balkaria.


Each resident of our country is potentially at risk and, unfortunately, the entire health care system in the North Caucasus will not be able to cope with the virus if it spreads widely. And the current situation in the region is most likely to lead to the development of the most negative scenario, at least it has no prerequisites for its prevention. Studying the situation, we have the opportunity to prevent mistakes made in other countries. Giving an objective assessment of the healthcare system in the North-Caucasian Federal District (referring to the “civil medicine”), we can confidently say that it will not cope with the scale of a possible tragedy, and we cannot talk about high quality medical care in the places of forced detention. I know this firsthand. For more than seven years I have been engaged in public control over the observance of human rights in places of detention and was a member of the Public Supervisory Commission of the Republic of Ingushetia.


It will be neither possible to prevent the spread of Coronovirus (COVID-19), nor to ensure its treatment in case of negative developments under conditions of detention in pre-trial and temporary detention facilities, colonies of various regimes, as well as other places of forced detention.


According to the World Health Organiaation (WHO) recommendations, one of the best methods of prevention is self-isolation of citizens, i.e. minimization of contacts with the outside world. This is available only to those citizens who are not under arrest.


The most correct and wise decision would be to act according to the international experience of some countries. Iran, the United States and other countries have announced that they are releasing thousands of prisoners who do not represent a danger to society.


For a year now, the participants of peaceful mass actions in Ingushetia have been unjustifiably and unlawfully detained; they are being held in places of forced detention of North Ossetia, Stavropol and Kabardino-Balkaria. The last two regions have already officially confirmed detecting the Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in their regions, which greatly increases the threat of its spread throughout the district.


None of those arrested in the criminal case initiated on the events [of a rally] in Magas on March 27 represents a danger to society, moreover, the overwhelming majority of the residents of the Republic of Ingushetia are ready to act as guarantors for all those arrested, if the preventive measures are vhanged for them to any other unrelated to detention in the places of forced detention. Elders Malsag Uzhakhov and Akhmed Barakhoev, as well as a young girl, cultural worker Zarifa Sautiyeva, are in a special situation. All the three have diseases that complicate their being in places of forced detention. All the three do not only represent any danger to society, but, on the contrary, are respectable and respected people in the republic. The totality of all circumstances led to the recognition of these people as victims of political repression, unreasonably unleashed in the Republic by your predecessors.


The deepest political crisis in the Republic of Ingushetia resulting from the actions of individual officials who are no longer in the Republic and the region has been going on for 18 months already. Their policies have undermined public confidence in the government. Today they do not occupy any posts directly related to the North Caucasus Federal District, but the people remains and it is extremely important for the authorities to stabilise the situation by humane methods, without manifesting unreasonable cruelty and rash acts.


Under the conditions that have developed in the region and before the threat looming over the whole world, the right decision would be to change the preventive measure for all those arrested in a criminal case initiated on the events in Magas on March 27, 2019, to any that is not related to detention in places of forced detention. I am urging you, Yury Yakovlevich, and you, Makhmud-Ali Maksharipovich, to assist in the immediate release of the arrested residents of the Republic of Ingushetia and detained in the places of forced detention of North Ossetia, Stavropol and Kabardino-Balkaria. The people consider all those arrested in this case as their heroes, political prisoners and are waiting for their soonest return.


Ruslan Mutsolgov,

Chairman of the Ingush regional branch of the Yabloko Party



is Chairman of the regional branch of the Yabloko party in the Republic of Ingushetia