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 Kemerovo branch of Yabloko is under pressure from the law enforcement

Chairman of the branch Vitaly Ilyin, activists Valentin Grushevsky, Alexander Kalashnik and Denis Shakin are under pressure

Press Release, 12.03.2022

Photo: Vitaly Ilyin / Photo from social networks

The Chairman of the Kemerovo branch of Yabloko and activists of the regional branch were fired from their jobs and fined under the new “anti-war” article, also they received warnings and threats from the security forces for their position on *** in Ukraine.

The leader of the regional branch, Vitaly Ilyin, was fired from the metallurgical enterprise, where he had worked since 2015, with an unfavourable entry in his work record. The formal reason for dismissal is absenteeism. Ilyin’s parental leave was called absenteeism, despite the fact that the electronic sick leave was provided to the plant’s accounting department. Vitaly Ilyin was fired the next day after taking part in a series of single pickets against *** in Ukraine. It should be noted that employees of the security service of the enterprise, affiliated with the authorities of the Kemerovo region, and not the HR department discussed the dismissal with Ilyin. The leader of the regional branch of Yabloko was offered to leave his job of his own will, but he refused. Vitaly Ilyin is trying to get a job at other enterprises in the Kemerovo region, but he fears that he will be left without work, since the security services of all factories are linked with the authorities.


Yabloko activist in Kemerovo Valentin Grushevsky was fined by the court on 10 March under a new “anti-war” article (Article 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, “public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the Russian Armed Forces in order to protect the interests of the Russian Federation and its citizens, maintain international peace and security”). The formal reason was Grushevsky’s comments on social networks about the possible consequences of a nuclear explosion. The report was drawn up by employees of the Centre for Combatting Extremism of the Federal Security Service, Grushevsky was fined 35,000 roubles.


Alexander Kalashnik. A member of the Kemerovo branch of Yabloko, is awaiting trial in a “sanitary case” (violation of COVID restrictions for public gatherings) following his participation in a series of single pickets against *** in Ukraine. The formal reason was the violation of the mask regime during picketing on 27 February. Kalashnik faces a fine or a formal warning.


In Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo region, Yabloko activist Denis Shakin was taken to the police on 6 March after a video against *** in Ukraine with his participation was published on the YouTube channel of the regional Yabloko branch. The law enforcement officers did not allow a lawyer to see Shakin, threatened him and demanded to show the correspondence on the phone.


Denis Shakin, Alexander Kalashnik and Vitaly Ilyin were warned about their participation in unauthorised actions.


Earlier, the police detained at least 25 Yabloko activists in different regions. Searches took place in the Pskov and Bashkir branches of Yabloko, and in the homes of Marina Zheleznyakova, Deputy Chair of the Yabloko branch in the Maritime Territory, and Alexander Korovainy, an ex-deputy of the Council of Deputies in Yeysk, the Krasnodar Territory. The office of the Nizhny Novgorod Yabloko was destroyed. The leader of the Rostov branch of Yabloko Maria Krivenko was sentenced to ten days of arrest, activist Vladimir Beradze was sentences to 15 days of arrest. Kirill Goncharov, Deputy Chairman of the Moscow branch of Yabloko, served ten days of arrest, Nikolai Kavkazsky, a member of the Regional Council of the Moscow Yabloko, served six days. Two more Yabloko activists were arrested for participating in protests: Yuri Bagrov from St. Petersburg received ten days of arrest; Javid Agayev from Chelyabinsk got 15 days.