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

Stop repressions against representatives of civil society in the Republic of Ingushetia

Statement by the Yabloko party No 406, published on 8.04.2021

Adopted by the Yabloko Congress on 4 April 2021

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In the fall of 2018, peaceful protests began in the Republic of Ingushetia, caused by the transfer of part of the territory of the Republic of Ingushetia under the control of the authorities of the Chechen Republic. The corresponding agreement was signed by the heads of the two constituent entities of the Russian Federation on 26 September, 2018 in violation of federal and regional laws, without taking into account the opinion of the residents of the Republic of Ingushetia and secretly from them.

On 26 March, 2019, a rally that had a permission from the authorities was held in Magas, at which several dozens of thousands of people gathered. The reason for the rally was an attempt to change the republican law “On the referendum”, it was planned to exclude from it the list of grounds for mandatory holding of a referendum.


After the end of the rally, a little more than a hundred people remained at the parking lot of the local television and radio company, they did not put forward any slogans, did not speak, and they did not have any banners. As a result of a provocation and unjustified use of violence against the those who gathered [at the parking lot], several dozen security officials and residents of the republic received minor injuries. This fact was used by the authorities for unleashing massive reprisals against the residents of Ingushetia.


Hundreds of people have already become victims of these reprisals – not only leaders and participants in the public protest, but also ordinary residents of the republic, regardless of age. During this time, about 150 searches were carried out in the republic, more than 300 people were brought to administrative responsibility in the form of arrests, compulsory labour and fines, about 40 NGOs and commercial structures were persecuted and pressured in the form of various kinds of checks and searches, as a result of which they stopped their activities, dozens of people were fired. About 60 people were prosecuted, 48 of them were arrested. More than 30 people have already been convicted and, having served an unjust sentence, were released.


A trial is taking place over the leaders and participants of the public protest in Ingushetia has been taking place in Yessentuki these days. Along with the young people, the venerable elders Malsag Uzhakhov and Akhmed Barakhoyev, as well as the cultural figure Zarifa Sautiyeva, have been under arrest for about two years. In addition to them, representatives of civil society Musa Malsagov, Barakh Chemurziyev, Bagaudin Khautiyev and Ismail Nalgiyev, as well as the recently arrested Akhmed Pogorov, are decent, honored and respected people in Ingushetia, are also on trial. Their social, charitable and human rights activities were of great benefit to the republic and its residents. Contrary to common sense and the factual circumstances of the case, they were accused of organising the use of violence against the security forces, creating an extremist community and participating in it. There have been no grounds for this accusation, their arrest and isolation from society. All of them are characterised exclusively from the positive side and inspire confidence in us. And Bagaudin Khautiyev was nominated by the Yabloko Party Congress as a candidate for the State Duma of the seventh convocation. All of them were recognised by human rights activists as political prisoners, that is, their criminal prosecution was politically motivated. What has been done today against the residents of Ingushetia, and representatives of civil society, represents groundless repression, which should not have a place in the modern world.


The repressions unleashed in Ingushetia are unlawful, politically motivated, and, in fact, used by the authorities as methods of fight against their opponents and lead to an increase in the population’s distrust of both regional and federal authorities in general no only on the part of residents of  Ingushetia, but also residents of other regions of the country. We have to state that political and social activities, protection of human rights, protection of public interests have been presenting risks to the health and life of anyone opposing the official power, and the North Caucasus demonstrates to the whole country various negative methods of influencing them. And this is unacceptable. Such methods are already yielding negative results throughout the Russian Federation, the number of political prisoners has been growing and is already approaching four hundred.


Considering the above, we declare the inadmissibility of unjustified persecution of citizens who oppose the authorities, and express our support for political prisoners. We demand the release and cessation of criminal prosecution of participants in mass protests in Ingushetia.


Nikolai Rybakov,

Yabloko Chairman