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 disaster in Norilsk; the unlearned lessons of Chernobyl

We demand resignation of those responsible for concealing information and introduce systemic changes in the field of environmental protection

Statement by the Yabloko party, 4.06.2020

The large-scale disaster which happened with the spill of oil products at Thermal Power Plant No 3 of the city of Norilsk on May 29 demonstrates the fragility and inefficiency of the state system of environmental protection and insecurity of people and nature.

The tragedy that happened is the largest accident in the history of the Russian Arctic. At the same time, they tried to hide it and thereby exacerbated the consequences. These developments are reminiscent of the Chernobyl’s unlearned lessons – when concealing the real scale of the catastrophe only increased the consequences of the accident.

Many words were said at the meetings of different levels, including the presidential, that the accident was predetermined by inaction and the lack of real security control. The reaction to the accident aroused serious criticism: the attempts to conceal the accident, reduce its scale; belated reaction; unpreparedness of government agencies for an operational response. Inspectors of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources Usage (Rosprirodnadzor) were not allowed to the scene of the accident, and information about the accident was not transmitted on time to the Ministry of Emergencies and other structures responsible for solving the problem.

Immediately after the accident, it became obvious that this was a disaster of a federal scale, but the emergency regime of the federal scale was declared only five days after the meeting with Vladimir Putin.  The state structures have demonstrated their incompetence and irresponsibility.


The accident occurred in the area of ​​responsibility of the richest company – Norilsk Nickel, – which operates an industrial facility of increased environmental hazard, and whose destructive effects [on environment] of a planetary scale have been discussed at the international level for years. What happened next demonstrates that the system of state control and emergency prevention functions poorly even in relation to the facilities it has to pay special attention to. This means that none of the citizens of Russia can feel safe.


Damage from the accident is estimated at dozens of billions of roubles. The effects of a fuel spill will be manifest for decades.


We consider it necessary to dismiss Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Alexander Uss, head of the Federal Service for the Use of Natural Resources Svetlana Radionova and Minister of Natural Resources Dmitry Kobylkin.


We demand the following:


1) from law enforcement agencies: to conduct a full and impartial investigation of what happened regardless of posts and financial possibilities, as well as make objective calculations of environmental damage and recover of it in full;


2)  from AO NTEC and PAO “GMK Norilsk Nickel” not to distribute dividends for 2020 in order to compensate for the damage and take necessary measures to eliminate the consequences of the accident;


3) from the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources Usage (Rosprirodnadzor), the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Oversight of Russia (Rostekhnadzor) and other competent departments conduct a thorough check of compliance with legislation at all the facilities related to the circulation of significant volumes of oil products, natural gas, hazardous chemical and radioactive substances.


The state and the society must learn a lesson from this disaster:


1) Strengthen environmental control, making it independent, directing the main forces to preventing rather than amending violations;


2) Create an independent body for the protection of nature;


3) Create an efficient institution of public inspectors;


4) Resolutely fight corruption in environmental control bodies and fill their staff with professionals in environmental protection rather than “effective managers”;


5) Сonduct checks when receiving information (received both as appeal and publications in the Internet) about threats to the population and the environment;


6) Prevent the adoption of the bill proposed by the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation on postponing until March 1, 2021, payments for negative environmental impacts;


7) Abandon all measures on reduction of environmental control and expertise envisaged in the Nationwide Action Plan and providing for reсovery of employment and incomes of the population, economic growth and long-term structural changes, which was proposed by the Government of the Russian Federation on May 31, 2020 (Section “Systemic Issues of Construction of Infrastructure Facilities”).


Nikolai Rybakov,

Yabloko Chair


Olga Tzepilova,

Chair of Yabloko’s Green Russia Faction