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 leaders demanded to institute criminal proceedings against head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov and provide state protection to Novaya Gazeta journalist

Press Release, 21.04.2020

A statement by the Congress of the Intelligentsia was published on the Internet. The statement was signed by many prominent members of the Yabloko party, including party Chairman Nikolai Rybakov, Deputy Chairman Boris Vishnevsky, members of the Federal Political Committee Valery Borschyov, Svetlana Gannushkina, Emilia Slabunova, Viktor Sheinis and Lev Shlosberg, co-chair Human Rights Faction of the party Sergei Kovalev.

Politicians, activists, public figures, journalists and academics who signed the statement demanded that state protection be provided to Yelena Milashina, Novaya Gazeta’s special correspondent, whom Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov actually threatened to kill for her critical publications about the situation with the coronavirus epidemic in the Republic. The Congress also demanded that the Investigative Committee institute criminal proceedings against Kadyrov.


The document also notes that the Kremlin once again “silently approved” the actions of the President of Chechnya.


We are publishing the full text of the statement below:




April 20, 2020


The Kremlin once again turns a blind eye on the criminal actions of Ramzan Kadyrov.


On 13 April, he openly threatened reprisals against Novaya Gazeta employees. The video with threats was first posted on Kadyrov’s Instagram page, but subsequently deleted; now it can be seen on the YouTube network.


Kadyrov demands that the federal authorities “stop these villains” from Novaya Gazeta, “If you want us to commit a crime and become criminals, then say so. One will take on this burden, responsibility, and will be punished according to the law, will sit in prison and go out. Do not try to make bandits, murderers of us…”


The President of Russia, through the words of his spokesman Peskov, limited himself to such assessment of what was said, “Yes, we saw it. Very emotional indeed. But, on the other hand, now the situation is very emotional. Therefore, we did not see anything unusual there”.


This is not the first public call of Ramzan Kadyrov and his entourage to serious crimes. On 4 November last year, at a meeting in the republican government, Kadyrov called for stopping journalists and human rights activists writing about human rights violations in Chechnya, and users of social networks criticising the authorities of the Republic, “If we don’t stop them, killing, imprisoning and scaring [them], nothing will come of it”.


Then the Kremlin via the same Peskov said that it did not intend to respond to calls from a senior official for murder.


Such statements by Chechen officials have repeatedly been followed by real serious crimes. Those undesirable for Kadyrov were killed in Chechnya and in other regions of the North Caucasus. Killers sent from Chechnya committed murders and attempts in Moscow, Turkey, Ukraine, in Western, Central and Northern Europe. This is confirmed not only by the confessions of the detainees, criminal case materials, media publications, but also by the verdict of the Austrian court.


Each time, the Russian authorities refused to facilitate the investigation, covered and defended the criminals, in fact becoming complicit in the crimes.


Now Kadyrov is sending targeted threatens of murder – to Novaya Gazeta and its correspondent Yelena Milashina, and the threats were the response to her article.


We demand the provision of state protection to journalist Yelena Milashina.


We demand that the Investigative Committee of Russia institute criminal proceedings against Ramzan Kadyrov.


Impunity must be stopped.


The original application with a list of signatories is here.