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 Federal Anti-Monopoly Service confirmed the unlawfulness of the transfer of three buildings in the centre of Pskov to the non-profit organisation Loft

Press Release, 19.02.2021

Photo: Lev Shlosberg, Deputy of the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko / Photo be the Press Service of the Pskov branch of Yabloko

ANO Youth Development Centre “Loft” still continues to work in the historical buildings in the centre of Pskov, despite the violations revealed by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov region and the regional department of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service, and the termination of the agreement with the State Property Management Committee on the transfer of these premises for free use.

The agreement between the Committee for State Property Management of the Pskov Region and the ANO Youth Development Centre “Loft” on the transfer for free use to Loft of three historical buildings in the city centre (with a total area of ​​496.6 sq. m, which previously belonged to the Pskov city hospital) was concluded before the inclusion of these buildings into the List of Property Owned by the Region and Provided for Free Use, which violates regional legislation.

This was announced by the head of the regional department of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service for the Pskov region Olga Milonaets in response to the inquiry of Lev Shlosberg, deputy of the regional parliament from Yabloko.


Olga Milonaets also noted that the agreement was terminated on 30 December, 2020, upon the recommendation of the regional Public Prosecutor’s Office, and the regional department of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service has no reason to take anti-monopoly response measures against the Committee on State Property Management, since the violation was eliminated voluntarily.


It should be noted that the buildings in the historical centre of the city were transferred to the organisation ANO Youth Development Centre “Loft” for 49 years so that the oganisation could provide services in the field of spiritual, cultural and patriotic education of youth in accordance with its statutory activities. There were no competitive procedures such as tenders for the right to conclude this agreement. Loft was supposed to create a youth centre providing opportunities for development, self-education, intellectual leisure and communication of young people with a lecture hall, exhibition and stage areas, co-working and an open kitchen for holding master classes. However, as stated in the response of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the statutory documents of ANO Youth Development Centre “Loft” do not allow it to be classified as a socially oriented non-profit organisation, thus, it can not get state property for use without an auction. The main activity of Loft is organisation of conferences and exhibitions. It is also associated with the provision of daily administrative support services to businesses.


On October 29, 2020, deputies of the Pskov Regional Assembly adopted amendments to the law of the Pskov region “On the regional budget for 2020 and for the planning period of 2021 and 2022” and introduced changes to the list of state property provided for free use.


According to the document, the Youth Development Centre “Loft” got for free use three buildings in the historical centre of Pskov (316 sq. m., 96.6 sq. m. and 84 sq. m.).


Yabloko MP Lev Shlosberg sent inquiries to the Accounts Chamber of the Pskov Region, the regional Public Prosecutor’s Office and the regional department of the Anti-Monopoly Service of Russia in the with a request to check the legality of free granting of state property to the Loft centre for a long term.


According to Shlosberg, the organisation Loft was created specifically on the eve of the gubernatorial elections in the Pskov region in 2018, in order to receive state support bypassing competitive procedures.


The Regional Accounts Chamber conducted an audit on Shlosberg’s inquiry, but did not reveal any violations during the transfer of state property to Loft.


The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Pskov region also carried out an inspection and found that Loft does not belong to socially oriented organisations, which means that it could not legally obtain state property for use bypassing the auction.


On 16 December 2020, the supervisory authority sent to the regional State Property Management Committee a recommendation on the need to terminate the rights of ownership and use of the three historical buildings for Loft and return them to the treasury of the Pskov region. On 30 December, 2020, the agreement was voluntarily terminated by the parties, and the property was returned to the regional treasury.


However, Loft still occupies the buildings. The grounds on which the ANO Youth Development Centre “Loft” continues working in the buildings, despite the termination of the contract, are being established.