Liberal Democratic Party of Russia

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Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
LeaderVladimir Zhirinovsky
Founded1991
HeadquartersMoscow
IdeologyRussian nationalism
Right-wing populism[1][2]
Neo-imperialism[3]
Political positionFar-right
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
ColoursBlue, Gold
Seats in the State Duma
56 / 450
Seats in the Regional Parliaments
212 / 3,787
Website
http://www.ldpr.ru

The Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (Russian: Либерально-демократическая партия России (ЛДПР), Liberal'no-demokraticheskaya partiya Rossii (LDPR)) is a far-right populist political party in Russia. It was founded in 1992 and since it's establishment has been led by the controversial figure Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

References[change | change source]

  1. Betz, Hans-Georg (1994). Radical Right-Wing Populism in Western Europe. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 25. ISBN 978-0-312-08390-8.
  2. "'Zhirinovsky, or it'll be worse' – flamboyant populist makes campaign pledges". RT. TV-Novosti. 16 January 2012.
  3. Smith, Sebastian (2006). Allah's Mountains:The Battle For Chechnya. Tauris Parke Paperbacks. p. 114. ISBN 978-1-85043-979-0.