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 continues to urge governors to redirect funds allocated to campaign for Putin’s amendments to the Constitution to the fight against COVID-19

Press Release, 15.04.2020

Chairman of the Yabloko party Nikolai Rybakov continues forwarding appeals to the heads of Russian regions. He calls for redirecting the funds allocated in the regional budgets for campaigning in the all-Russian voting for Vladimir Putin’s constitutional amendments to needs of healthcare and assistance to citizens in difficult life situations.

“14.8 billion roubles from the federal budget have already been allocated for the voting. Such expenses are not appropriate in normal times, and are impermissible during the pandemic.


Taxpayers’ money should be used to finance hospitals, salaries of doctors and medical personnel, and the purchase of personal protective equipment for doctors and hospital staff,” Nikolai Rybakov emphasised in his appeal.


The appeal was sent to the governors of 21 Russian region. These are the Amur, Belgorod, Bryansk, Vologda, Ivanovo, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Kirov, Kostroma, Saratov, Smolensk, Tula, Chelyabinsk regions and Trans-Baikal, Perm, Primorsky and Krasnoyarsk Territories; as well as to the heads of the Altai Republic, the Republic of Dagestan, the Republic of Karelia, the Republic of Komi.


These regions, according to the Yabloko party, have allocated funds for campaigning for Putin’s constitutional amendments in their budgets for 2020. The expenditures envisaged for these purposes range from 10 to 294 million roubles (the party has information on each of the above regions). They go in addition to the 14.8 billion roubles that have already been allocated for voting from the federal budget.


The Chairman of Yabloko believes that these funds are not mandatory for the regional budget, especially when the date of the all-Russian vote has been postponed for an indefinite period. According to Rybakov, the transfer of this money to support the population is especially important in the face of falling incomes, suspension of several sectors of the economy and threat to the existence of small and medium-sized businesses.


Thus, Yabloko calls heads of the following regions for redirecting the funds allocated in the regional budgets for campaigning in the all-Russian voting for Vladimir Putin’s constitutional amendments to needs of healthcare and assistance to citizens in difficult life situations:


Governor of the Amur Region Vasily Orlov – 36.9 million roubles;


Governor of the Belgorod Region Yevgeny Savchenko – 65.6 million roubles;


Governor of the Bryansk region Alexander Bogomaz – 25 million roubles;


Governor of the Vologda Region Oleg Kuvshinnikov – 49.6 million roubles;


Governor of the Ivanovo Region Stanislav Voskresensky – 10 million roubles;


Governor of the Kaliningrad Region Governor Anton Alikhanov – 50 million roubles;


Governor of the Kemerovo region Sergei Tsivilev – 75 million roubles;


Governor of the Kostroma Region Sergei Sitnikov – 18.2 million roubles;


Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Alexander Uss – 32.9 million roubles;


Governor of the Saratov Region Valery Radayev – 60 million roubles;


Governor of the Smolensk region Alexei Ostrovsky – 49.1 million roubles;


Governor of the Tula region Alexei Dyumin – 82.5 million roubles;


Governor of the Primorsky Territory Oleg Kozhemyako – 294.2 million roubles;


Governor of the Kirov region Igor Vasiliev – 49.7 million roubles;


Governor of the Transbaikal Territory Alexander Osipov – 166.4 million roubles;


Governor of the Perm Region Dmitry Makhonin – 83.9 million roubles;


Governor of the Chelyabinsk region Alexei Teksler – 131.1 million roubles;


The head of the Komi Republic, Vladimir Uybu – 49.7 million roubles;


The Head of the Altai Republic Oleg Khorokhordin – 10 million roubles;


Head of the Republic of Dagestan Vladimir Vasiliev – 96.9 million;


The head of the Republic of Karelia Arthur Parfenchikov – 30 million roubles.