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 Launches Electoral Programme

Press release, 1.07.2016
The 19th Congress of the YABLOKO party has launched the electoral programme of the party today, on July 1.
“The party programme is addressed to all the citizens of Russia and represents a coherent and convincing alternative, the way out of the deadlock. One of the fundamental and distinctive features of our electoral programme is that YABLOKO is “the party of peace”, YABLOKO Chair Emilia Slabunova noted.image

According to Emilia Slabunova, another distinctive feature of YABLOKO’s programme is “the European choice for Russia”. By the European way of development YABLOKO means integration with the European society, development of democracy and tough anti-corruption legislation.

The 135 pages document contains 10 points, each point was developed by professionals, both party members and non-party experts.

“A person who lives in Russia stands in the centre of all our proposals,” Chair of YABLOKO Federal Political Committee Grigory Yavlinsky said. In practice such policy means the ability to think how your decisions influence the lives of real people.

“Respect for a person is a programme code to the future. The ability to realize this code is the moving force of all the changes. There will be no democracy without respect, there will be no effective economy without trust, there will be no modern Russia without respect and love,” YABLOKO leader said.

The programme proposes an alternative concept of patriotism based on security, well-being and respect for the people.

The party intends to make serious amendments to the distribution of powers between the party branches. This way, YABLOKO claims that presidency must be limited by two terms in office, the term limit of a president and State Duma deputies must be cut [from 6 and five years] to 4 years; the Council of Federation (the upper House of Parliament) must be elected directly. The authority to prepare the budget and form a government should be transferred to the parliament.

According to YABLOKO, the judicial system should be reformed as well. The programme contains a point on the appointment of magistrates by elections and appointment of federal judges by the Council of Federation.

YABLOKO insists that the vote threshold must be lowered [from 5] to 3 per cent.

The document declares the principle of demilitarization of the country: military cutback to 800 thousand [servicemen] and transition to a contract based system, legislative limitation on budgetary defence expenditure to 3 per cent GDP. YABLOKO proposes to increase expenditures on education to 5 per cent GDP, on culture to 1,2 per cent GDP, on basic science to 2 per cent GDP at the expense of defence spending reduction. YABLOKO intends to change the tax proportion given to the federal budget by the the regions and republics: according to the delegates, half of the levy must remain in a constituent territory of the federation.

In case YABLOKO enters the parliament, the party will insist on holding an international conference on Crimea, lifting anti-sanctions and carrying a dialogue with the European Union on visa regime abolition. YABLOKO insists on empowerment of Russia’s participation in international organisations and return to the Group of Eight (G8).

YABLOKO will introduce a bill on a single compensating tax to overcome the consequences of the unjust privatisation of the 1990s and provide guarantees of  inviolability of capital. YABLOKO also plans to realise “Land-Housing-Road” programme developed by Grigory Yavlinsky.

As for the cultural sphere, the programme suggests that officials and religious figures have no right to interfere with art.

The programme has a point on environment protection. YABLOKO opposes the construction of new nuclear power plants stressing the importance of financing alternative ways of power production. The programme contains a point on cancellation of garbage incineration: the party proposes to go over to the separate collection of waste and waste disposal instead of the hazardous technology.

YABLOKO also proposes that 3,5 per cent of the defence expenditure must be spent on the space exploration.

The party intends to build up relations with the other states and media in a different way. This way the party activists claim that there must not be no state mass media, therefore today’s holding companies must be transferred into private hands.

Moreover, the party if going to legalize crypto-currency in the territory of the Russian Federation.

The 19th Congress of the YABLOKO party takes place from July 1 to July 3. The Congress is to nominate the party’s candidates for deputies of the State Duma and assign the electoral concept of the party,