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 the creeping Stalinisation in Russia. Yabloko leaders laid flowers to the memorial to the victims of political reprisals in Moscow

Press Release, 29.10.2020

Photo: Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko founder and Chairman of the Federal Political Committee of the Party

On the morning of October 29, leaders and activists of the Yabloko party laid flowers to the Solovetsky stone – the memorial to the victims of political reprisals – in Lubyanka Square in Moscow, honouring the memory of the victims of political reprisals.

On October 29, this is the place where the Returning the Names action is traditionally held – Muscovites recite the names of those executed during Stalin’s Great Terror. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the action has been taking place on the Internet.

Photo: Kirill Goncharov, a member of the Yabloko Federal Bureau (second from left), Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov and Yabloko Deputy Chairman Ivan Bolshakov


“We come to the Solovetsky stone in Moscow, to the Solovetsky stone in St. Petersburg and to the memorials to the victims of political reprisals all over the country in order to honour the memory of the victims of those terrible times,” Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov says. “Many people remember their relatives and friends who died from the Moloch of totalitarianism. We remember that almost 4 million people died – those who were shot, died in camps and prisons, during transfers to colonies and in places of resettlement from cold, hunger, torture and disease. And now we see how slowly, day after day, the propaganda of the principles of Bolshevism, authoritarianism and the vanity of human rights in Russia is being carried out again. It is our responsibility to stop this process. ”


“In total, in the period from 1917 to 1953 due to the civil war, collectivization of farmers and continuous mass terror, Russia lost, according to historians, at least 26 million people (and this is in addition to the losses in the Second World War). It is even difficult to imagine anything comparable in scale to this national tragedy… Nevertheless, the modern Russian government refuses to give any historical assessments of what has happened to the country over the past hundred years. However, without understanding the events of the past and their proper assessment as a factor determining today’s life, it is impossible to correct anything in it today.


To be able to correct it, one needs to understand: the Bolshevik system, which led the people to the greatest tragedy in their history, has not vanished. This system in an updated, hybrid, while somewhat softened form represents a reality today. And we live in it… Today, the successors of the Bolsheviks are in power in Russia, and their policies are nothing more than modern Bolshevism,” Grigory Yavlinsky wrote in 2017 in his article The Great Terror and Modern Bolshevism.


On 30 October, the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Reprisals in Russia, a delegation of the Yabloko Party will come to Karelia to visit the Sandarmokh memorial cemetery in the Medvezhyegorsk region of the Republic of Karelia. The mourning ceremony will be attended by Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of the party Ivan Bolshakov, deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia from Yabloko Emilia Slabunova and Ivan Gusev, and others.


The place of mass executions and burials was discovered in Sandarmokh in 1997 by the Karelian historian Yury Dmitriyev. It was for preserving the memory of the victims of Stalin’s reprisals, exposing the names of the executioners and creating a memorial in the place of mass burial, that the authorities staged a fraudulent and dirty criminal case against Yury Dmitriyev and sentenced him this year to 13 years in prison.