Gennady Zyuganov, Chairman, Communist Party of the Russian Federation

1993 - Communist party of the Russian Federation formed
1995 - Party wins with 22.3 percent of the vote
1996 - Gennady Zyuganov receives more than 40 percent of the vote in second round of presidential election
2000 - Gennady Zyuganov receives 29.2 percent of the vote in presidential election
2007 - Party has 580,000 members, 2,362 local and 17,500 primary organizations

The parliamentary election will take place in Russia on December 2. On that day the lower chamber of Parliament, the State Duma, will be elected according to party list proportional representation system. More than a dozen political parties are campaigning for seats in parliament and today we’re introducing Gennady Zyuganov - leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.