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 demands from the Tambov authorities to stop persecution of the party activists

Press Release, 13.12.2017

Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman of Yabloko and head of the party election headquarters, demands that law enforcement bodies of Tambov stoppersecution of the activists of the regional branch of the party and urges them not to interfere with the street actions permitted by law.

The Tambov branch of Yabloko joined the All-Russian action for a new budget policy, which is part of the presidential campaign of Grigory Yavlinsky.

The Tambov regional branch of Yabloko was not allowed to conduct pickets with the participation of several people, so it was decided to conduct the action in the format of single-person pickets that to not require any coordination with or permits from the authorities.

Yana Zenkina, activist of the regional branch, informed the city administration about single-person pickets, despite the fact that the law does not require it.

However, on the second day of the campaign, the law enforcement began to claiming that Yabloko was violating the public order by such pickets. On December 7 the police detained Yabloko’s Lyudmila Fomina for alleged violation of public order.

“Lyudmila Fomina is a respected woman, she is 60 years old. She simply could not behave this way, ” Yana Zenkina said.

Nevertheless the police found two “witnesses” from the pro-governments Molodaya Gvardia youth organisation (the Young Guard) who stated that Fomina had violated public order. Fomina and Zenkina were detained and taken to the police station. However, the law enforcement officers did not introduce themselves or present their documents while arresting the activists.

Fomina was released five hours later, and Yana Zenkina only the next day.

The police tried to exert pressure on Yabloko activists: law enforcement officials were very persistent saying that Yabloko activists should refrain from such actions.

On December 8, Zenkins was detained for the second time when she came to the aid of the agitator. She was told by the police that she had already had a warning and was to pay a fine of 50,000 roubles allegedly for “violation of civil peace and campaigning”.

However, Yana Zenkina did not succumb to the provocation. Clearly realizing that she did not violate the law, the police released her without a penalty, and destroyed the protocol of detention.

Nevertheless, law enforcement officers continue the persecution of Yabloko’s campaigners. Yana Zenkin is detained virtually every day and the police tried to confiscate Yabloko’s leaflets.

“We are campaigning legally, we do not violate anything. But every day we get complaints from the police. Apparently, they are implementing the order from the higher instance. We were asked “Do you want your life to be spoilt, why do you participate in these actions?” But we are fulfilling our civic duty. Both the Constitution and the law are on our side. Maybe the Constitution and the law do not function in Tambov? “, Zenkina said.

The federal leadership of Yabloko is concerned about the situation in the region. Deputy chairman of the party Nikolai Rybakov notes that similar pickets have been taking place in other cities of Russia, and there the law enforcement puts no obstacles to them.

“The actions of the authorities are a vivid example of the violation of the Russian Constitution. Citizens have the right to freely express their opinion, have the right to freely assemble and defend their rights, even if this stance does not please the authorities. We demand that law enforcement bodies apologise to the detainees and urge them to stop such practices,” Rybakov said.

Yana Zenkina says that in spite of the persecutions Yabloko will continue campaigning for a new budget policy in Tambov.

Yabloko has been helding such actions in Veliky Novgorod, Kurgan, Omsk, Nizhny Novgorod and other cities.