ⓘ Party of Russia's Rebirth


ⓘ Party of Russias Rebirth

The Party of Russias Rebirth is a left-wing political party in Russia led by Gennady Seleznev, former Duma speaker and then member of Communist Party of Russia, and later by the Nationalist writer Georgy Pryakhin. The party took the name of the illegal Russian fascist party, which existed in the USSR, and abroad among the Russian expatriates, in the 1930s.

At the last legislative elections, December 7, 2003, the alliance of the Party of Russias Rebirth and the Russian Party of Life party won 1.9% of the popular vote and no seats on the party list ballot, although Seleznev himself narrowly beat liberal candidate Irina Khakamada in Saint Petersburg to win a seat there.

In the 2007 elections Party of Russias Rebirth blocked up with another nationalist party, Patriots of Russia, led by Gennady Semigin.

On September 9, 2008, the party was officially dissolved. Many of the members including Gennady Seleznev joined Patriots of Russia.

The party was re-founded in October 2012 and registered once again in May 2013.

On 19 July 2015, the founder and leader of the party Gennady Seleznev died, the acting leader became Viktor Arkhipov. On 26 June 2016, Igor Ashurbeyli was elected the new leader of the party.

During the 2018 local elections, the party nominee Sardana Avksenteva was elected Mayor of Yakutsk, defeating the candidate from the ruling United Russia party.