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 government of St. Petersburg does not rule out checking of financial statements of 19 United Russia party municipal deputies after Yabloko’s inquiry

Press Release, 13.01.2021

Photo by konstsem/ Smolny Palace in St. Petersburg. Now the building is the residence of the Governor of St. Petersburg.

The government of St. Petersburg does not rule out that Alexander Beglov, Governor of the city, initiates an inspection of 19 out of 22 municipal deputies from the United Russia party, who did not declare their families’ property in their financial statements. This follows from the answer of Alexander Belsky, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg, to the inquiry of Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov.

On 10 December, 2020, Nikolai Rybakov urged Governor Beglov to check financial statements of those municipal deputies from United Russia who violated the law and did not indicate in their statements published on the websites of their municipalities the information about the residential premises in their use or in the use of their family members. This was preceded by a check of the declarations of opposition deputies initiated by the Governor, as a result of which Yabloko deputies Anna Karulicheva (Narva District) and Vera Morozova (Malaya Okhta District), as well as self-nominated candidate Svetlana Utkina (Finlyansky District) were deprived of their mandates.


“Information has been sent to Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov for adoption of decisions on conducting checks on the accuracy and completeness of information on income, property and property obligations submitted by the deputies for 2019, as indicated in your inquiry, with the exception of Yu.F. Kashkarov, E.M. Tikhonova, and T.F.Danilyuk,” the answer of Vice Governor Belsky runs.


“The selectivity in the application of the law, and use of the law for putting pressure on the opposition, is obvious. Only after our appeal did the city authorities decide to check the United Russia deputies. However, I do not cherish any illusions about these checks. The law allowing to deprive a deputy of powers should be changed. Only voters in the elections can deprive a deputy of a mandate by means of not voting for him,” Nikolai Rybakov stressed.


The three aforementioned deputies will definitely not be checked, because information about the property of E.M.Tikhonov (Komarovo municipality) is listed on the website of the municipality, T.F.Danilyuk (Ulyanka municipality) presented evidence that her children had come of full age, and the powers of the deputy Yu.F. Kashkarov (Balkansky municipality) were terminated pre-term.


Thus, the check can be initiated against the deputies of V.E. Anisimov (Ushkovo municipality); D.V.Yezhova (Strelna municipality); E.N.Gromova (Smolyachkovo municipality); G.V. Ivanova (Serovo municipality); V. V. Prosvirnina (Serovo municipality); M.S. Anderson (the municipality of the settlement Molodezhnoe); O.N.Bogdanova (Metallostroy municipality); A.S.Kapralova, D.A. Starikova, A.A. Starykh and V.A. Changyan (Lanskoe municipality); I.E. Romanyuk (Sampsonievskoe municipality); V.Yu. Kucher (Okkervil municipality); A.S.Ovchinnikova (municipality Nevsky District); S.A. Kraineva (municipality Ligovka-Yamskaya), R.A. Moskvina and E.M. Gustova (municipality Zvezdnoye); V.V. Bondareva (municipality Vvedensky); V.D. Ivanova V.D. (municipality Yekateringofsky).


At the same time, the Vice Governor points out that the grounds for checking the financial statement is provision of sufficient information on the acquisition by the deputy, his or her spouse, as well as their minor children, of a real estate, a car or securities for a total amount exceeding the total family income for the past three years. Since there is no information on the completion of such transactions in Rybakov’s inquiry, the government of St. Petersburg does not see any grounds for initiating control over deputies’ expenses.