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 joins all-Russia protests against raising the retirement age

Press release, 2.09.2018

Yabloko activists participated in protest actions against raising the retirement age in 14 cities of Russia. Chair of the party Emilia Slabunova made a speech at the rally in Omsk while Yabloko’s Political Committee member Sergei Mitrokhin delivered his address in Moscow.

Over 2000 people took to the streets in Moscow to express disagreement with the government’s pension reform.

Sergei Mitrokhin called raising the retirement age “a criminal affair” as a result of which millions of Russians would be deprived of the money they had earned because they simply would not live to see their pensions.

According to Mitorkhin, the authorities are being hypocritical when they refer to the European practices.”Why don’t we adopt the European approach to salaries? Or fight corruption and support small-sized business?” the politician said.

The politician stated that the government should consider disposing of the reserve funds in a European way as well. For instance, Norway managed to gain over a trillion dollars for future pensioners thanks to the profits from high prices on energy commodities. On the other hand, the Russian government waisted excess profits.

Mitrokhin accused Vladimir Putin of trying to cover up the failure of the state policy with pension money.”If you cannot do your job, you must leave and give way to those who can,” he concluded and called upon the government to resign.

Leader of Yabloko’s Social Democratic faction Anatoly Golov also took part in the rally. In his address to the protesters he called on the people around the country to take to the streets otherwise “things will only get worse”.

Yabloko Chair Emilia Slabunova made a speech in Omsk, Siberia, saying that “several days ago we listened to Putin’s appeal to Russians to [to accept the pension reform]. What does it mean? It means there is no and there will be no economy in the country. It means that a welfare state is only declared in the Constitution but it does not exist in reality. It means that [Putin’s] explanation of demographic problems as a result of the Second World War and the developments of the 1990s are inconsistent. We have all we need in our country – natural resource, talented people and lots of money”.

According to the politician, Russia enacted a surplus budget. What is more, the country received excess profit from energy commodities export. Unfortunately, the government spends this money on foreign policy adventures, megaprogects and corruption.

Slabunova suggested that the government should carry out a tax reform rather than the pension reform. This would allow to redistribute profits in favour of different regions of Russia and municipalities. She stressed that the present system was the reason for serious social problems in Russia.

The politician thanked the participants of the rally for joining the protest.”These problems can be only solved by political means. The main reform that we need is the reform of the country’s policy – we need free and fair elections, independent courts and alteration of power. The current government cannot ensure the wellbeing of the population. This is why it must retire,” she concluded.

The leader of the Pskov branch of Yabloko Lev Shlosberg also called upon the government to resign. “This government led our country to a political, economic and social deadlock. The authorities have little understanding of the future of the country. They do not care about our future, the future of our children and grandchildren. Furthermore, they want to see themselves in this future – powerful and well provided for,” he stated.

“After the presidential election the government decided that they will stay in office forever. But they are mistaken. We, all the people who fight against their illegitimate decisions, are the future of Russia,” the politician told the protesters.

Yabloko stands categorically against the governmental project of the pension reform envisaging the increase of retirement age. Today party activist join protest actions against the reform in 15 cities of Russia.