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

“This is a prize with tears in the eyes” – Lev Schlosberg on Dmitry Muratov being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Lev Shlosberg’s blog post, 9.10.2021

Photo: Dmitry Muratov and Lev Shlosberg at the Pskov Yabloko office on 2 April, 2019. / Photo by Artyom Avanesov

Dmitry Muratov received the Nobel Peace Prize as one of the last defenders of free speech in Russia. The last, not in the sense that defenders of freedom of speech in Russia will end on him, but that he is one of the last people who personally launched freedom of speech after the collapse of the USSR and who has been maintaining its level for all these 30 years.

Muratov made it a good point today saying that the murdered Novaya Gazeta journalists Yury Shchekochikhin, Igor Domnikov, Anna Politkovskaya, Stanislav Markelov, Anastasia Baburova and Natalya Estemirova received the Nobel Peace Prize along with him, that this was a prize to all his murdered colleagues at Novaya Gazeta. This is a prize with tears in the eyes.


Muratov fully realises that it was the freedom of speech in Russia that has received the Nobel Peace Prize. Freedom, which was shot many times, but survived. This is a very serious decision of the Nobel Committee, because peace is impossible without freedom of speech. When freedom of speech dies, war begins. The decision of the Nobel Committee reflects what has been happening in our country – namely, the destruction of all human rights and freedoms, but all freedoms begin with freedom of speech. When freedom of speech is destroyed, all other freedoms are destroyed.


The decision to award the 2021 Peace Prize follows the tradition of awarding Nobel Prizes to outstanding representatives of the Russian intelligentsia who were in the moral opposition to the Russian government. This award is in line with the cultural tradition of awards to Boris Pasternak and Joseph Brodsky. The award to Dmitry Muratov is in the same row. It is a prize for moral resistance to lies and violence. Culture is the main bastion of freedom. Culture is opposed to non-freedom and meanness. Freedom of speech is part of culture.


Strictly speaking, the Peace Prize is awarded not by the Nobel Committee, but by the Norwegian parliament. It is, certainly, difficult for me to assess the motives of this collegial decision. Such decisions are always discussed very deeply and seriously. The decision to award the Peace Prize always reflects what is happening in the world. Not in a single country, but all over the world. The destruction of freedom of speech in Russia is a process affecting the whole world, a process destroying peace. And the Nobel Committee is trying to protect our freedom of speech.


The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Dmitry Muratov shows, unfortunately, that our country is very sick. A journalist or a media editor will not receive a Peace Prize in a democratic country where freedom prevails. One working in the sphere of culture can receive it – for a work literature, or for a film. But not a journalist. Because if a journalist receives a Peace Prize, it means that there is a war going on in his country.


The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Dmitry Muratov is an anti-war statement by the Nobel Committee. It shows that the world realises that Russia is on the brink of a civil war. From a cultural point of view, there is a war going on in Russia for destruction of all human rights and freedoms. I take off my hat to the Nobel Committee. This decision can affect the lives of millions of people in Russia, because it can facilitate the end of the war against freedoms in our country.