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

Key messages of the speech of Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov at the meeting of the Central Electoral Commission of the Russian Federation on 24 September

Press Release, 24.09.2021

Photo by the Yabloko Press Service

Today, a meeting of the Central Electoral Commission dedicated to summing up the results of the parliamentary elections in 2021 took place. Ella Pamfilova, Chair of the Central Electoral Commission,  refused to give the floor to the leader of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov during the meeting. We are publishing the key points of the speech prepared by Nikolai Rybakov.

  1. I would like to thank the voters who voted for Yabloko; even according to official data, there are more than 700,000 of them, but there are certainly much more of them in reality. I would like to thank the members of those electoral commissions who did not let falsifications and violations be committed at their precincts. I would like to thank the candidates who made it to the voting day and those who were unlawfully removed from the elections. I also thank the volunteers and observers who participated in this campaign and those media representatives who objectively covered the course of the election campaign.


  1. Elections are not just one month in August and September, they take all the five years between voting days. If there is real competition in these five years, this is for the benefit for the country. If there has been no competition for all five years, then this is a problem for Russia and its future, rather than for the Central Electoral Commission only.


  1. An example of a violation in St. Petersburg. Precinct Electoral Commission No. 1616. Electoral district of Boris Vishnevsky [Deputy Chairman of Yabloko and head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Petersburg]. The dissenting Precinct Electoral Commission members were removed from the precinct and taken to the police. When counting votes, it turned out that [very popular in St.Petersburg] Boris Vishnevsky received only two votes. Already 50 people have responded to Vishnevsky’s appeal, who voted for Yabloko at this polling station, come to court and witness that they voted for Vishnevsky.


Boris Vishnevsky won in 71 out of 76 precincts during voting for deputies of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly, but for the remaining five polling stations demonstrating an abnormally high vote for the ruling United Russia party, and it was at these polling stations that there was no video surveillance and video registration.


  1. Despite the support of all actions of the authorities in the elections from the side of special “experts” from “civil society” at today’s meeting, it is important to note that the institution of elections in Russia has not become effective. The 2021 elections are no exception.


  1. Elections must be equal and transparent, fair, honest and competitive – these elections are not such.


  1. All this results in disappointment of citizens and their distrust to the institution of elections and the authorities that are moulded though such elections. The indicator is vaccination. Russia ranks 106th in the world in terms of vaccination rates, between Paraguay and Timor-Leste.


  1. The situation with the elections in the Russian Federation is not a problem of the Central Electoral Commission, it is a national problem. Perhaps holding such dishonest elections is good for retaining power, but for the future of Russia it is bad, it leads the country to a dead end.


  1. The State Duma formed in this way will provide one hundred percent support for the policies of Vladimir Putin.


  1. We did not recognise the results of the 2003 elections (even when Vladimir Putin congratulated Yabloko on our victory in the evening, and in the morning it turned out that Yabloko did not get mandates the Duma), we did not recognise the results of the elections in 2007, 2011 and 2016.


Yabloko will consider the election results at the meetings of the party’s governing bodies – the Bureau and the Federal Political Committee.