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 Investigative Committee: Yabloko’s Valery Kostenok is innocent. He may be released today

Press Release, 3.09.2019

Photo: Karina Gradusova / Yabloko Press Service

The Investigative Committee has stopped the criminal prosecution of Yabloko activist Valery Kostenok and four other defendants accused of participation in the “riots” in Moscow on 27 July.

As follows from the message on the website of the Investigative Committee, “the decision was made by the investigators based on the results of an objective legal assessment of all the materials studied, including video recordings of surveillance cameras”.

A pre-trial restraint in the form of detention imposed on Kotenok by court was also canceled. It is expected that Valery Kostenok will be released from the temporary detention centre, where he has been kept, already today.


At the same time, the Investigative Committee saw the “signs of an administrative offense” in the actions of Kostenok and other persons involved in the case and sent the relevant materials to the police.


“The accusations against the persons involved in the July 27 case were so groundless, cynical and far-fetched that the only thing that could be done was to withdraw them. I am glad for the guys. Russia will be free! ” Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova commented on the decision of the Investigative Committee.


Kirill Goncharov, friend of Valery Kostenok and unregistered Yabloko candidate for the Moscow City Duma election, expressed his hope that all the defendants in the so-called “the Moscow riots case” will be free, because the decision of the Investigative Committee concerns only five out of fourteen people. “Valera stood on his dignity during the arrest and did not give up. Thanks to everyone who helped and supported him, this support was felt and it was felt by his relatives, friends and colleagues,” Goncharov said.


20-year-old Valery Kostenok is a third-year student at Kosygin’s Russian State University, Faculty of Standardization and Metrology. He came to Yablopko in 2017. Valery participated in municipal elections, worked in the presidential campaign of Grigory Yavlinsky in 2018, and was a volunteer in the election headquarters of Kirill Goncharov, Yabloko candidate for deputies of the Moscow City Duma, in the summer of 2019.


After refusal of Moscow electoral commissions to register all candidates to the Moscow City Duma who are independent of the Mayor’s Office, Goncharov inclusive, Kostenok, along with thousands of Muscovites, took part in protest actions demanding their admission to the elections. He was detained at the action on 27 July, and spent two days at the police station.


On 11 August, a search was held in Kostenok’s apartment in Moscow. Officers of the Investigative Committee opened the door to his apartment, without waiting for the arrival of a lawyer. After many hours of interrogation, Kostenok was charged participation in “riots” under Article 212 Part 2 of the Criminal Code. The punishment under this article envisages from three to eight years of imprisonment.

During interrogation, Kostenok did not deny that, on emotions, he threw two small empty plastic bottles at the police, who were violently beating with batons peaceful unarmed protestors just before him. At the same time, “mass riots” Kostenok is charged with, must be accompanied, according to the Criminal Code, by “violence, pogroms, arson, destruction of property, use of weapons, explosive devices, explosive, poisonous or other substances and objects that pose a danger to others, as well as armed resistance to a representative of authorities”.


On 12 August, the Basmanny Court of Moscow sent the student to a pre-trial detention centre for two months – until 11 October. Judge Yevgenia Nikolayeva made such a decision, despite the position of the Public Prosecutor who requested that Kostenok be placed under home arrest and  personal guarantees of Yabloko leaders – Emilia Slabunova and Nikolai Rybakov, as well as several municipal deputies.


On 21 August, the Moscow City Court upheld this decision, although the Public Prosecutor again petitioned for house arrest, and renowned film director Pavel Chukhrai and Grigory Yavlinsky, Yabloko founder and Chairman of the Yabloko Federal Political Committee, expressed their readiness to vouch for Kostenok.


Yabloko considers the criminal prosecution of Valery Kostenok and other people detained in the “Moscow riots” case be purely political and does not doubt their complete innocence.