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.
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.
A Russian Lower House speaker has called upon assembly members to show a more serious approach to their work and suggested that some alleged recent mistakes in voting were made because someone was taking selfies.