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

Across Russia Yabloko activists take part in rallies for peace with Ukraine

Press Release, 27.02.2022

Photo: Saratov/Photo from social networks

Activists of the Yabloko party are participating in pickets for peace with Ukraine in those cities where public actions are not prohibited by anti-COVID restrictions [that imply criminal punishment even for single pickets]. Single pickets were held in Ivanovo, Saratov, Krasnodar, Yeysk, Miass, Chelyabinsk, Pskov, Vladivostok, Ufa, and Samara.

In some cities, Yabloko has filed notices with the authorities of mass events such as demonstrations and rallies.

Photo: Krasnodar/Photos from social networks


Thus, a picket which got a permission and aimed at collection of signatures against the war had to be held in Yeaterinburg at the intersection of Popova and Khokhryakova streets on 26 February from 13:00 to 16:00. The organiser of the action was Alexander Kudelkin, a candidate for the Yekaterinburg City Duma from Yabloko. However, the police detained the organisers of the AGREED anti-war picket (i.e. with an official permission from the authorities), not allowing them to start picketing.


A police colonel came up to Maxim Petlin, Chairman of the Sverdlovsk branch of Yabloko and a member of the Federal Bureau of the party, and Alexander Kudelkin, the organiser of the picket and a candidate for the Yekaterinburg City Duma, and said that it was “not the time to hold such pickets,” and took them to the police wagon.

Photo: Alexander Kudelkin (left) and Maxim Petlin (centre) in a police wagon / Photo from social networks


The day before, Kudelkin first received official confirmation from the city administration that the picket had been approved, but a few hours later he received a letter from the Ministry of Public Security of the Sverdlovsk Region asking Kudelkin to change the date of the picket “in order to prevent mass riots against the backdrop of unauthorised public events organised in connection with the latest events in the country”.


The letter emphasised that the proposed change of the date was “not a refusal to hold a public event,” but was “due to the need to ensure public order and the safety of citizens”.


Photo: Pskov/Photo from social networks


In Chelyabinsk a rally dedicated to the anniversary of the murder of Boris Nemtsov and against the war with Ukraine was held in the Gagarin Park, the so-called “hyde park” (a site where public actions do not require any permissions) on 27 February. The organizer of the action was the Chelyabinsk branch of Yabloko.


In Magnitogorsk a rally was held in the square near the monument (the so-called “hyde park”) on 27 February from 14:00 to 18:00. The rally was also organised by the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the party.


Photo: Miass/Photo from social networks


In St. Petersburg a rally against the war with Ukraine will be held in the “hyde park” in Lenin Square on 2 March, from 18:00 to 20:00.  Notifications on the rally to the authorities were submitted by the deputies of the St. Petersburg parliament Boris Vishnevsky and Alexander Shishlov together with a member of the Yabloko Federal Bureau Anatoly Golov.


Yabloko regional branches will continue organising single pickets and mass actions agreed with the authorities and collect signatures against the war in their offices. The collection of signatures for the Yabloko’s petition will also continue on the Yabloko website. On 27 February, 69,000 people have signed the petition as of 19:00.

Photo: Vladivostok/Photo from social networks

As for the participation of Yabloko members and supporters in mass actions that fail to get an approval from the authorities, the party’s position remains the same: Russian citizens have the constitutional right to assemble peacefully and without weapons. However, it is necessary to realise that in the current conditions Yabloko will not be able to protect the participants in such actions from the arbitrariness of law enforcement and judicial authorities.

Photo: Ivanovo/Photo from social networks