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

Yabloko Chairman called on the Russian President and Chairpersons of both the chambers of the Russian parliament to submit Yabloko’s bill envisaging abolishing the laws on foreign agents and undesirable organisations

Press Release, 28.10.2020

Photo: Action in memory of journalist Irina Slavina who committed self-immolation.

Yabloko party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov called on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of the upper and lower chambers of parliament Valentina Matviyenko and Vyacheslav Volodin to introduce the bill developed by the Yabloko party and envisaging abolishing of the laws on foreign agents and undesirable organisations.

In his address accompanying the text of the relevant Yabloko’s draft law (read more in Russian) Nikolai Rybakov writes that these laws “caused colossal damage to the citizens of our country, civil society institutions, socially oriented non-profit organisations and people and oranisations they are helping”. Many NGOs were forced to terminate their activities and the work of others was seriously hampered, the appeal runs.


“The fate of Irina Slavina, a journalist from Nizhny Novgorod, a true patriot of our country, [who committed self-immolation in protest against pressure, threats and searches in her home] has become a tragic occasion to once again think about these destructive laws. The persecution to which she was subjected by representatives of law enforcement agencies, including that grounded on this legislation, became the reason for her act [of self-immolation] that shocked our entire society, and, I hope you, too,” the letter of the Yabloko Chairman runs.


If neither the President nor the Speakers of the State Duma and the Federation Council submit the proposed bill on their own behalf, Yabloko’s deputies will do so in the regional legislative assemblies [where Yabloko has factions]. Yabloko is represented in the parliaments of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Karelia, the Pskov region, the Kostroma region, and the Astrakhan region and Khabarovsk Territory.


The law on non-profit organisations – foreign agents was adopted in 2012. According to this law, this status can be assigned to the organisations receiving foreign funding and engaged in “political activities”, whereas the latter can be attributed to anything. The Law on “Undesirable Organisations” came into force in 2015. It envisages that the activities of a foreign or international non-governmental organisation posing a threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of Russia, the defense capability or security of the state may be recognised as undesirable on the territory of Russia. However, clear regulatory criteria for the status of undesirability have not been presented to society.


In December 2019, the Yabloko party prepared a list of 53 repressive laws that violate the rights and freedoms of citizens and thus should be abolished. In addition to the law on NGOs – foreign agents and  “undesirable organisations”, Yabloko list includes the laws on extrajudicial blocking of websites by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor), on “insulting religious feelings”, on “LGBT propaganda”, an anti-orphan law prohibiting adoption of Russian orphans by non-Russian citizens, amendments to the law on the Federal Security Service considerably expanding its powers, the Yarovaya-Ozerov package of laws envisaging an expansion of authority for law enforcement agencies [including mandatory requirements for telecom operators to store recordings of phone conversations, text messages and users’ internet traffic up to six months and mandatory deciphering in the telecommunications industry, as well as increased regulation of evangelism, and a ban on the performance of “missionary activities” in non-religious settings], the Dadin-Kotov law envisaging imprisoning for “repeated violation of the established procedure for organising or holding a meeting, rally, demonstration, procession or picketing”, the prohibition on foreign ownership of the media, as well as restrictions on freedom of conscience, freedom of assembly, reduction of the powers of local self-government and other legislative acts.