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 leader demanded from the Nizhny Novgorod Governor to allocate 1 billion roubles to fight the pandemic

Press Release, 27.08.2021

Photo: Nikolai Rybakov in Nizhny Novgorod

Yabloko Chairman Nikolai Rybakov will send an official letter to Gleb Nikitin, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, demanding to allocate 1 billion roubles from the regional budget and provide support to the region’s healthcare.

The address of the head of the Yabloko party to the Governor runs that expenditure on healthcare in the budget of the Nizhny Novgorod region shrunk by 4.2 billion roubles compared to last year (by 15.6% compared to 2020). However, the expenditure part of the budget is full of expenses that cannot be called timely and effective. Thus, the cost of maintaining the regional authorities increased by 80 million roubles and amounted to 8.5 billion roubles, 383 million roubles were allocated to support the regional media, which are mainly involved in public relations of the regional government. The expenditures on landscaping and beautification associated with the celebration of the 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod (32 billion roubles) sharply increased.

The Yabloko leader noted that the situation with the coronavirus epidemic is extremely hard in the Nizhny Novgorod region: 154,000 cases and 5,700 deaths were detected in the region during the pandemic. The mortality rate from coronavirus in the region (3.7%) significantly exceeds the national average (2.6%). Only 50% of the beds deployed for COVID patients are equipped with oxygen.


In November 2020, it was reported that there was an acute shortage of personnel in medical institutions in the region, and Minister of Healthcare David Melik-Huseynov appealed to private medical centers and private specialists with valid certificates with a request to go to work in public hospitals and clinics. The regional Ministry of Healthcare reported a shortage of 660 doctors in the Nizhny Novgorod region. One of the reasons for the shortage of medical personnel is low salaries: for example, a dialysis engineer at a private medical centre in Bogorodsk, which was redesigned by decree of the Ministry of Healthcare under renal failure and COVID-19, said that his salary was 12,000 rouubles, a nurse salary was 17,000 – 19,000 roubles.


As of the terms of vaccination of the population, the region ranks 36th in Russia: 27.7% of the population received the vaccine. However, last month there were complaints about the lack of vaccine. 13,000 – 15,000 people have been vaccinated in the region every day, although the existing capacities allow to vaccinate 28,000 people. In this emergency situation, health care needs increased financial assistance.


“According to our estimates, at least 1 billion roubles can already be allocated to fight the pandemic, support doctors, purchase ambulances, medical equipment and medicines. The epidemic is not declining – new strains of the virus appear, and the low level of vaccination of the population leads to the fact that with each new wave of the epidemic increasingly more our citizens die from it. Cutting money for healthcare today, we will pay for it with an increased morbidity and the lives of Nizhny Novgorod residents tomorrow,” Rybakov emphasised.


It should be noted that  on 26 August, Nikolai Rybakov was on a working visit to the Nizhny Novgorod region. He held a meeting with the organisers of the Tom Sawyer Fest project on the improvement of the city, took water samples from the Volga to assess the water quality, paid tribute to the memory of journalist Irina Slavina who committed a self-immolation act protesting against curbing of the freedom of speech and police pressure, and also held a charity picket to raise funds for a monument to killed dogs in Nizhny Novgorod.