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 removal of our team from the Olympics is a direct consequence of irresponsible policies of the country’s leadership”

Text of Emilia Slabunova’s speech in the State Duma

Emilia Slabunova FB page, 20.12.2017

Today I was supposed to speak at the “government’s hous” in the State Duma dedicated to the situation in the Russian sports and the participation of our country in the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. It was envisaged that Pavel Kolobkov, Minister of Sports, and Vitaly Mutko, Vice Prime Minister supervising sports and Director of the Russian Football Union, had to speak before the Duma.

However, the “government’s hour” on this topic was canceled in less than 24 hours, as the officials refused to come.

I consider it my duty to publish the text of my speech, which I had to voice from the parliament’s tribune:

The removal of our team from the Olympics is a direct consequence of the irresponsible policy of the country’s leadership, which, in order to throw dust in the world’s eyes, made lies and the use of doping a state policy.

In order to never let our sportsmen and our whole country be humiliated in the international arena due to the fault of officials and functionaries, the ministers responsible for this – Pavel Kolobkov and Vitaly Mutko – should resign. And this should have been done immediately, rather than prmoting Mutko to the post of Deputy Chairman of the Government.

Giant expenditures for pompous events have been increasingly often bringing scandals instead of prestige: scandals around doping or around the price and quality of huge stadiums that are inaccessible to people, are expensive in maintenance and, therefore, are not needed.

The strategic goals of the country’s leadership in the field of sports are erroneous and vicious. They put a stake on the sport of setting records, rather than development of mass sports. But it is affordable and mass sport that forms the basis for future high results. In the Special Federal Programme for the Development of Physical Education and Sports in Russia, only 8 billion roubles out of the total of 74 billion rubles of federal expenditures are allocated for mass sports facilities, and over 45 billion rubles for commercial sports facilities.

The number of gyms in the country has been decreasing continuously: for the last five years their number has dropped by almost 2,500. Today, the level of provision of the population with sports facilities, based on a one-time capacity of sports facilities, is only 30 per cent.

An alternative to this [policy] would be widespread accessibility of children’s and youth sports. For example, in Moscow, Yabloko amendment has been in force for eight years in the city’s law on physical culture and sports, providing a 50 per cent discount to students for paid sports and fitness facilities. Such discounts should function in all the regions today, and in the perspective in three or five years, we can and should make sports completely gratuitous for new generations – from kindergarten to graduation from a university.

This requires a new budget policy: a fair distribution of tax revenues between the federal centre, the regions and local self-government, so that every city of Russia would have funds for decent payment of coaches work in the sports sections, building a required number of facilities for mass sports and equipping them according to the highest modern standards.

Along with healthcare, education, science, culture and protection of environment, children’s and youth sports should become one of the priorities of the budget. A child may not grow into a champion, but his health and his energy are part of the country’s energy, this is a most important part of the country’s potential.

And the task of state policy for the sport of records today should be, above all, creation of tax incentives for private sponsors. It is high time to finally ensure independence of the Olympic movement, its social nature, and real separation of sports federations from the state.

This is a matter of [government’s] responsibility before the people. It is high time for the state to return home, on earth, to its real duties: solution of today’s problems of people and creation of equal opportunities for all citizens of Russia.