This is the first post in a multi-post series about opposition parties in modern Russia. I decided to jump right in and discuss the Communists right away. Otherwise, I feel like they’d be the proverbial elephant in the room, so to speak. Without further ado, I present the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

Official name: Communist Party of the Russian Federation [Коммунистическая паритя Российской Федерации]

Founded: 19-23 June 1990

Leader: Gennady Zyuganov

Motto: “Russia, labor, rule of the people, socialism!” [“Россия, труд, народовластие, социализм!”]

Seats held in Duma: 92/450

Ideology:

Sources used: Official website, Russian Wikipedia