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 pro-government candidates were assigned 1,784 fake votes in one of the districts of St. Petersburg. Yabloko’s victory was stolen

Press Release, 12.09.2019

On the night of September 11-12, the electoral commission of the municipality Ostrov Dekabristov  (Vasileostrovsky District) drew up the election results. The electoral commission manually recounted all ballots in one of the two constituencies (constituency No 22) because of a “typographical error”: there was a small black dot in the forms opposite the name of Natalya Ivanova, candidate from the ruling United Russia party, which was allegedly counted as votes by ballot paper processing machines. However, after the recount, it turned out that Ivanova, another United Russia candidate Olga Poghosyan and LDPR candidate Anastasia Davydova, got the majority, ousting Yabloko representatives, instead of getting a lower number of votes.

As the manual recount, it also turned out that some of the ballots had additional “ticks” for candidates from United Russia and LDPR, which somehow were not noticed by the ballot paper processing machines. Candidates from Yabloko and other opposition parties who were present at the recount noted that additional “ticks” had been set not only in a different handwriting, but even in a different colour.


In some polling stations the result of pro-government candidates increased by four times after recounting. It turned out that the electronic ballot boxes allegedly missed 622 votes for Davydova, 381 vote for Ivanova  and 781 vote for Poghosyan.


The victory was stolen from Yabloko candidates Alexei Zakharov and Natalia Nevzorova. In addition, Alexander Lobovikova, nominated by Yabloko could have counted on victory, as before the ballot recount she had lacked only 31 vote so that to win.


According to Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, the ballots were obviously and boldly rigged, and Yabloko would apply to court so that they are checked and examined for fraud.


Maxim Katz, head of the party’s election headquarters in the municipal elections in St. Petersburg, noted that one of the reasons why demonstrative rigging of the results of municipal elections was taking place in the city was low attention of Russian society to this topic.


“The authorities paid high cost for non-registration of candidates in Moscow, but the theft of mandates in St. Petersburg is very cheap for them. And they are being stolen quietly,” Maxim Katz said.


It should be noted that Yabloko nominated more than 400 candidates for municipal deputies of St. Petersburg. So far, it is reported that about 100 candidates have been able to become deputies. However, the data have not yet been entered into the GAS Vybory system [the federal data base on voting in all elections] in a significant part of the municipal districts where the Yabloko won for almost two days, and official results of the elections in many municipalities have not yet been drawn up.


On 9 September, Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova demanded that the Central Electoral Commission, the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor General’s Office prevent the rigging of the results of the municipal elections in St. Petersburg. The appeals to the heads of the relevant departments.


Nikolai Rybakov, head of the Yabloko election headquarters and Deputy Chairman of the Yabloko party, met with Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission, on 10 September, and handed her an appeal on the fraud in municipal elections in St. Petersburg. Ella Pamfilova informed Viktor Minenko, Chairman of the Electoral Commission of St. Petersburg, about Yabloko’s appeal and demanded that check on all the facts of violations of the law that are listed in the document be conducted.


Pamfilova also assured the Deputy Chairman of Yabloko that the Central Electoral Commission would keep the situation under control.


Lev Shlosberg, head of the Pskov branch of Yabloko and MP of the Psko region, wrote on twitter: The case of St.Petersburg municipal elections 2019 is the case how mafia is taking hold of the city, and residents are defending it. All the mafia people must openly face justice.