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

St.Petersburg electoral commissions registered 370 Yabloko candidates for municipal elections.

The party appeals refusals to register another 191 candidates

Press Release, 1.08.2019

Picture: registration of candidates as of St.Petserburg distrcits, the share of registered candidates is marked in green, the share of unregistered candidates is marked in red.

370 candidates for St. Petersburg municipal deputies nominated by Yabloko managed to get registration in the elections. The Yabloko election headquarters continues to appeal in the higher electoral commissions and courts the refusals of registration to another 191 party candidates.

Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko, recalled that the St. Petersburg branch of Yabloko had always been widely represented in local governments. Many party members were deputies and heads of municipalities. In 2014, as in 2019, the party nominated hundreds of candidates in the elections.


“As we can see, the problem is not in the candidates, but in the system of power. We are not allowed to participate in the elections through electoral commissions that are absolutely controlled [by the authorities] and do not register Yabloko under any pretext, sometimes using just gangster methods. What is happening now is a copy of what happened five years ago. Then no one was punished for the crimes, and the present situation is the result of this impunity,” Nikolai Rybakov emphasised.


According to Maxim Katz, head of the party’s election headquarters in the municipal elections in St. Petersburg, it is highly likely that the party will succeed in reinstating the most of its candidates dismissed by the electoral commissions of municipal districts under illegal and absurd pretexts.


Maxim Katz also noted that the most alarming situation with the registration of candidates from Yabloko was in the Petrogradsky and Moskovsky districts.


“We won a trial in Petrogradsky district and reinstated eight candidates in one of the main constituencies. The Central Electoral Commission plans to reinstate two more our candidates. They have not been registered yet, but it is a very good sign. We continue working,” the head of the party’s election headquarters in the municipal elections in St. Petersburg said.


It should be noted that St. Petersburg municipal elections attracted the attention of the whole country not only because of the use of an administrative resource there, but also because of criminal arbitrariness on the part of regional authorities and electoral commissions seeking to prevent opposition candidates from running in the elections. Candidates for municipal deputies of St. Petersburg from the Yabloko party faced a massive denial of registration on far-fetched grounds, and even substitution of documents in the electoral commissions of municipalities.


Yabloko called on the Central Electoral Commission to stop preventing the registration of opposition candidates for municipal deputies of St. Petersburg by district electoral commission. After Yabloko’s appeals, a group of ten officers of the Central Electoral Commission arrived to St. Petersburg with a check.


In addition, Yabloko Chairperson Emilia Slabunova, Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, demanded that all those involved in preventing municipal candidates from being registered in the elections in St. Petersburg be prosecuted. Nikolai Rybakov, Yabloko Deputy Chairman, appealed to Ella Pamfilova, head of the Central Electoral Commission, asking her to personally visit St. Petersburg. Emilia Slabunova also called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to restore lawfulness in the St. Petersburg municipal elections. St.Petersburg Yabloko considers the events at the municipal elections in St. Petersburg a crime against rights of the citizens to elect and be elected.


Elections in St. Petersburg will be held on a single voting day on 8 September.