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 received a majority in the Vladimirsky and Liteiny municipal districts in the municipal elections in St.Petersburg

Press Release, 13.09.2019

Photo: Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St.Peterburg, with elected deputies of the Vladimirsky municipal district of St.Petersburg

The electoral commissions of the municipalities of the Vladimirsky district and the Liteiny district confirmed the victory of Yabloko. The voting results of the electoral commissions could not be drawn up for several days. In the Vladimirsky region, the victory of Yabloko was confirmed only after a voters gathering, the party received 12 mandates out of 20, the following candidates were elected deputies: Yelena Andrusenko, Yevgeny Toporov, Alexander Koretsky, Valery Shaposhnikov, Denis Tikhonenko, Dmitry Prytkov, Vitaly Bovar, Elizaveta Silayeva, Ilya Stadnik , Irina Gaysina, Denis Smirnykh and Denis Lugovsky.

In the Liteiny district, the electoral commission sabotaged the tabulation of the election results for four days, only on 13 September the commission recognised the elections valid. Yabloko received 11 mandates from 20. The following Yabloko candidates became deputies: Vladislav Volsky, Yegor Karpenkov, Arseny Afinogenov, Sofya Chistyakova, Ani Petrs, Igor Lisovsky, Dmitry Markevich, Philip Pogorelov, Sergey Troshin, Kirill Khodakov and Dmitry Ertman.


Dmitry Ertman won an equal number of votes with Svetlana Ivanova, candidate from United Russia, which happened for the first time in the history of the St. Petersburg elections. Each candidate received 452 votes. In such cases, a draw procedure is envisaged, and the Yabloko candidate won it.


Boris Vishnevsky, head of the Yabloko faction in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, recalled that dozens of candidates (now recognised deputies) spent four days in the administration of the Central District and by the buildings where electoral commissions were located, seeking approval of the election results.


“We showed that we will not surrender or give up, defending our victory and the will of the voters. We were one big, reliable and cool team. I am sure that we will continue to work in the same way,” Boris Vishnevsky emphasised.


“Behind us is a huge confidence of voters. We must justify it by working for them. Change is inevitable. Residents of our city want it. They clearly expressed this in their vote. The time of the current regime ends – no matter how much it resists. A new time is coming – our time,” Vishnevsky added.


It should be noted that on 12 September, the electoral commission of the municipality of Smolninskoye approved the election results. The victory in the municipality, on the territory of which the building of the government of St. Petersburg is located, was won by candidates from Yabloko. Yabloko candidates headed by Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Chair of the party branch in St.Petersburg, got seven mandates there, activists of the movement “The Central District for a Comfortable Living Environment” obtained six mandates and the activists from the headquarters of politician Alexei Navalny got three mandates. However, on the same day, the Smolninsky court received a lawsuit from the daughter of the head of the administration of the municipality who was asking to cancel the election results.


It should be noted that Yabloko nominated more than 400 candidates for municipal deputies of St. Petersburg. So far, it is reported that about 100 candidates have been able to become deputies. However, the data have not been entered into the GAS Vybory system [the federal data base on voting in all elections] in a significant part of the municipal districts where the Yabloko won for almost two days. In many municipalities, the election results have not yet been announced. In a number of municipalities in St. Petersburg, election results were rigged, and mandates were stolen.