The Communist Party of the Russian Federation is the officially registered communist party. It claims to be the direct successor of the Communist Party of the USSR. The leader and co-founder of the party is Gennady Zyuganov.
Russia’s largest opposition party has said it will hold a public meeting with its newly elected representatives after requests for a mass demonstration to protest the results of last weekend’s elections in Moscow were turned down.
A three-day-long voting period in Russia's parliamentary election concluded on Sunday evening, with the overall turnout standing at 45.15% as of 15:00 GMT, according to the country's Central Election Commission.
A competition to plan the re-purposing of the iconic mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin on Moscow’s Red Square has met with a furious response from the leader of Russia’s Communist Party, who called the idea a “dirty provocation.”
In classic Soviet style, a Communist party candidate was elected head of the Republic of Khakassia after running with no other candidates on the ballot. The candidate defeated the incumbent from United Russia in round one.