Civilian Power

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Civilian Power
Leader Oleg Sidorov
Founded 2002
Headquarters Moscow
Ideology Liberalism, Green politics
International affiliation None
Website
www.Gr-Sila.ru

Civilian Power (or Citizens' Force, Russian: Гражданская сила) is a liberal political party in the Russian Federation, which prior to February 2007 was called Free Russia. The organization was called the Network Party for Support of the Small and Middle Business in 2002, then renamed Free Russia, and in 2007 changed to Civilian Power.

Members of the political council include:

History[edit]

Logo Party from 2007 - 2014

The "Free Russia" party was created in 2004, based on small and medium-sized Russian businesses. On October 8, 2006, the party overtook the 7% barrier on the legislative elections in Novgorod District. In November 2006, the 6th party conference was held. On February 27, 2007, Mikhail Barshchevsky, the chairman and plenipotentiary of the High Council of the Russian government, held a press conference. This was in aid of the party principles of Civilian Power. In the middle of April 2007, an organizational conference was held.

The chairman of the High Council is plenipotentiary of the Government of Russia in Constitutional, Supreme and Highest Arbitral Courts Mikhail Barshchevsky (a member since December 2006). The chairman of the Federal Political Council − The founder of the party, businessman Alexander Ryavkin from 2014 - 2015 year was the vice governor of the Oryol region.

The party won 1.05% of votes in the 2007 elections, not breaking the 7% barrier, and thus no seats in duma.

Civilian Power supported Dmitri Medvedev as their candidate in the presidential election in 2008.

It merged with Union of Right Forces and the Democratic Party of Russia to form the Right Cause on 16 November 2008.

Civilian Power was once again registered as a political party on 7 June 2012.

The party advocates the legalization of prostitution in Russia.

In the elections of 2014, the party won one seat in the regional parliament Nenets Autonomous Okrug.[1]

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