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 Yabloko party demanded from Prime Minister Mishustin not to cut payments to medical workers

Press Release, 26.11.2020

Chairman of the Yabloko Party Nikolai Rybakov sent an appeal to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, in which he urges the head of government to amend Decree No. 1762 on the state measures of social support and to increase payments to health workers in the situation of the COVID pandemic, as well as to extend payments to support staff of medical instituations.

In his address, the head of Yabloko notes that Decree No. 1762 “On State and Social Support in 2020-2021 for Medical and Other Workers…”, adopted in late October so that to put in order the payments, will lead to a significant reduction in additional payments to healthcare workers.


The trade unions of medical workers (the ‘Trade Union of the Russian Federation Healthcare Workers, the Interregional Trade Union of Healthcare Workers “Deistviye” – “Action”) predict a decrease in the amount of additional payments that healthcare workers receive for working with patients with coronavirus under this Decree.


According to the expert community, payments can grow only for those who work several shifts and directly in the “red zones”, while payments will be reduced for medical staff of ambulance stations and out-patient clinics who irregularly work with patients with COVID, and sometimes do not know whether the patient is sick or not.


In addition, support measures do not fully apply to employees of non-state medical institutions (for example, those who perform COVID tests) and employees of specialised social service institutions (in particular, psycho-neurological boarding schools).


“Saving on the support of healthcare workers in today’s extreme conditions says a lot about our state and its priorities. The authorities proudly announced from the TV screens that they would not abandon them at this difficult time. In fact, everything turns out to be just another slyness, if not a lie. At every opportunity, the state discards its declared social obligations. In today’s situation, saving on medical workers, many of whom have already given their lives in the fight against the epidemic, is unfair and immoral,” Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov says.


The head of Yabloko also draws the Prime Minister’s attention to the fact that difficulties in providing financial support (incentive payments) to medical workers during a pandemic is one of the key and most urgent problems.


Nikolai Rybakov proposed to the Prime Minister to amend the said decree as soon as possible and make there the following provisions:

– increase in payments to all employees working in the “red zone” (including service personnel);


– maintaining the level of incentive payments that were in effect before the October decree;


– extension of incentive payments also to support employees of medical institutions – cleaners, lift operators, canteen workers, nurses, receptionists, etc.;


– extension of social payments to employees of non-state medical institutions and specialised social service institutions.


It should be noted that employees of stationary social institutions received about 467,000 of payments for a total amount of about 13.4 billion roubles for their work during the pandemic. Until October 31, 2020, healthcare workers involved in the treatment of COVID-19 received an increase in their salaries from the federal budget under two decrees No. 415 and No. 484. The monthly additional payment for doctors of the highest category was up to 80,000 roubles, and up to 50,000 roubles for ambulance doctors, and up to 25,000 roubles for the paramedical personnel.


According to the new decree, the amount of payments will be calculated depending on the standard shifts worked (one shift is one-fifth of the working time per week for a particular healthcare worker) and will range from 600 to 3,880 roubles per shift, depending on the category of the medical worker. Now everything will depend on how much the medical worker has worked in contact with coronavirus patients. Payments will go through the Social Insurance Fund, where medical institutions have to provide the lists of their workers. The first money under the new rules will be accrued in December (the money for November).