United Russia

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People supporting United Russia trying to convince people to vote for United Russia candidates.

United Russia (Russian: Единая Россия) is a Russian political party, which usually labels itself centrist and conservationist. Former President and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is leader of this party. Incumbent President Vladimir Putin, though a not a member of the party, is its de-facto Leader.

The party has most of the seats in the State Duma and in the Regional Parliaments. Because of this, United Russia is the most powerful political party in Russia. Two large parties merged in 2001 to form United Russia.