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 met with environmental activists in Voronezh and spoke at a public discussion on protection of environment

Press Release, 2.09.2020

Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov visited the Voronezh region on Monday, August 31, as part of his election tour on the threashold of regional elections.

Nikolai Rybakov began his visit to Voronezh with participation in an open discussion “What About the Environment?”. In which, in addition to representatives of the Yabloko party, candidates for local elections from A Just Russia and the Rodina (Homeland) parties also took part in this discussion.


During his speech, Nikolai Rybakov noted that the opinion popular in the 1990s was that one should first develop the economy and only then deal with the environment was untenable, because insufficient attention to environmental problems jeopardised health of ordinary citizens, and also increased indicators of premature mortality from cancer and other serious diseases. He also expressed the opinion that in order to effectively solve environmental problems, first of all, the government should be changed and put under the control of citizens.


Tatiana Shkred, Chair of the Voronezh regional branch of Yabloko, noted that the Voronezh Yabloko traditionally has been paying great attention to environmental issues both in the city and the region. Party representatives supported environmental activists in Voronezh, for example, the movement “In Defense of Khopr!” against nickel mining, defenders of the Apple Orchard, the Northern Forest, the Tanais Park and other “green” objects. Tatiana Shkred emphasised that in the course of the struggle for environmental protection, it was important to consolidate actions of both residents and public movements and parties.


Ilya Beilin, Yabloko’s candidate to the City Duma and expert in urban development, also participated in the discussion. He talked about how to effectively reconcile the preservation of green zones and the need of large cities for development and expansion. Ilya Beilin drew the participants’ attention to the fact that a draft General Development Plan of Voronezh had been put up for public discussion. Beilin called on all those indifferent to the problems of the city to actively participate in sending their proposals to the plan and other similar documents.


During his visit Nikolai Rybakov also met with the regional activists of the party. The participants of the meeting discussed the issues of the forthcoming reform of the Yabloko party. Nikolai wished the regional activists victory in the elections on 13 September. The list of candidates from Yabloko was registered in the elections to the Voronezh City Duma.

At the end of the day Nikolai Rybakov also visited the Severny Les (Northern Forest) forest park, a special protection zone in the city where illegal cutting of trees took place. On August 30, there was a clash here between local residents and unidentified persons who set up a fence around the park. Rybakov spoke with representatives of the initiative groups protecting the Northern Forest and the Apple Garden, which the mayor’s office plans to cut down for construction sites.


Alexei Shlyaev, organiser of the initiative group of defenders of the Northern Forest, showed Nikolai Rybakov the large scale cutting of trees in the territory of the natural park. He explained that under the pretext of protecting residents from the fall of dry trees, the owners of the forest area cut down healthy pines and drilled holes in the trunks and cut off the bark in order to provoke the death of trees. Environmental activists Ilya Beilin and Gennady Pankov told Rybakov about the problems with cutting down of an apple orchard.


The Yabloko Chairman promised to help solve these problems. After returning from Voronezh, he sent an appeal to the Governor of the Voronezh region with an appeal to take under personal control the situation around the felling of trees in the Severny Les forest park and personally visit the park as soon as possible so that to assess the situation specially protected natural area.