The LDPR (Liberal Democratic Party of Russia) is a nationalist party. The LDPR claims to be the direct successor of the Liberal Democratic Party of the USSR formed in 1989. The leader of the LDPR is Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
The Russian lower house has rejected a bill to allow teenagers as young as 16 to join political parties, which was drafted by the nationalist-populist opposition party LDPR in a bid to attract young people to politics.
Russian opposition party LDPR is proposing a rapid change to a two-party system consisting of a ‘conservative party’ created out of current parliamentary majority party United Russia, and a united ‘social democratic’ opposition.
The Russian nationalist party LDPR has reelected Vladimir Zhirinovsky as its leader, with the 70-year-old immediately starting preparations for the 2018 presidential campaign by proposing to cut the number of Duma MPs.