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.
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.
Russian Communist Party MPs are seeking the reintroduction of Soviet-era laws under which personal property can be confiscated as a separate punishment and not as a way to compensate damages inflicted by convicts.