Liberal Democratic Party of Russia

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Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
LeaderVladimir Zhirinovsky
IdeologyRussian nationalism
Right-wing populism[1][2]
Political positionFar-right
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
ColoursBlue, Gold
Seats in the State Duma
21 / 450
Seats in the Regional Parliaments
212 / 3,787
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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 it succeeded the Liberal Democratic Party of the Soviet Union in Russia, and since it's establishment has been led by the controversial figure Vladimir Zhirinovsky. In the 2021 elections, the party received 7.55% of the vote, giving it 21 seats.

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.