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

The Chelyabinsk branch of the Yabloko Anti-Corruption Policy Centre revealed signs of a cartel between municipalities and prisons in construction contracts worth 500 million roubles

Press Release, 27.10.2020

The Chelyabinsk branch of the Anti-Corruption Policy Centre of the Yabloko party revealed signs of cartel collusion between municipalities and prisons in construction contracts worth 500 million roubels. Yaroslav Shcherbakov, head of the Chelyabinsk branch of the Centre and Chairman of the regional branch of Yabloko, applied to the Antimonopoly Service with a statement to initiate a case on violation of antimonopoly legislation.

The investigation was launched after reports in the media about the improvement of urban spaces by the penal colonies of the Chelyabinsk region. The text of the investigation is available here.


Anti-Corruption Policy Centre of the Yabloko party found out that over the past three years, the institutions of the penal enforcement system in the Chelyabinsk region received government contracts for almost half a billion roubels without bidding. The list of customers includes the following municipalities: Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Kopeisk, Verkhneuralsk, Verkhny Ufaley, as well as Sosnovsky, Yemanzhelinsky, Agapovsky and Chebarkulsky districts of the region. The contractors are six penal colonies and one prison.


The amount and number of such contracts has been growing exponentially from year to year: in 2018 – 32.5 million roubels, in 2019 – 177.4 million roubels, and contracts for 271.5 million roubels have already been concluded for the ten months of 2020.


Starting with purchases for manufacturing and installation of fences, municipalities began to purchase without bidding a large range of works on the improvement of urban spaces and repair of engineering networks.


However, correctional institutions often cannot independently implement such contracts: they do not have qualified workers, and convicts are not entitled to leave the territory of the penal colony in accordance with a general rule.


To carry out the work, penal colonies and prisons hire subcontractors also without bidding, based on their own preferences, and the regional Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service does not disclose the names of the companies working for the penal colonies as subcontractors.


Yabloko’s investigation showed that purchases from penal colonies were more expensive than purchases at regular tenders, and when ordering from subcontracts, the penal colonies can keep some of the money for themselves. Delays and claims to the quality of work are not frequent. Vivid examples are the purchase of bus stops in Magnitogorsk, repair of fences and a road to the Chelyabinsk airport.


“The market for the improvement of the urban environment is highly competitive, and bidding on it often leads to significant budget savings. Further inaction in this situation may lead to monopolisation of this market. The often mentioned competitive advantages of institutions of the penal system – the low costs and good quality of work – must be confirmed at the auction. If this is so, they will win,” Yaroslav Shcherbakov, Chairman of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the Yabloko party and head of the Chelyabinsk branch of the Anti-Corruption Policy Centre, said.


According to Yaroslav Shcherbakov, he applied to the Chelyabinsk region department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service with a statement to initiate a case on violation of antimonopoly legislation by municipal customers and institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service in the Chelyabinsk region and would seek recognition of all contracts concluded without bidding as agreements restricting competition.


The Chelyabinsk branch of the Anti-Corruption Policy Centre also demands from the Main Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service in the Chelyabinsk Region to disclose information on all subcontractors as part of the execution of municipal contracts for the improvement of urban space.