Communists of Russia

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Communists of Russia

Коммунисты России
LeaderMaxim Suraykin
Founded22 April 2012; 7 years ago (2012-04-22)[1]
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Political positionFar-left
International affiliationNone
Colours     Red
Seats in the State Duma
0 / 450
Seats in the Federation Council
0 / 170
0 / 85
Seats in the Regional Parliaments
6 / 3,787
Party flag
Флаг Партии Коммунисты России.jpg

Communists of Russia (KR) is a Marxist–Leninist communist party in Russia founded in May 2009 as a public non-commercial organisation and officially registered as a political party in April 2012.

The KR has regional organisations in 69 regions and operates in 70 regions of Russia and has official affiliation with two inter-regional public associations: the Communists of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region and the Communists of the Far East. The party's main rival on the left of Russia's political spectrum is the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), which sees itself as the successor to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU).[3] The KR considers itself an alternative to the CPRF, which it believes is no longer a Marxist party and will not be able to return to power as long as Gennady Zyuganov is First Secretary.[4]

This party is known to support bringing back the death penalty.[5]

Participation in elections[edit]

At the Russian regional elections in 2012, the party got 2 to 3.5 percent of the vote and two seats.

Legislative elections[edit]

Election year No. of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
No. of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2016[6] 1,192,595 (no. 5) 2.3%
0 / 450
Steady 0
Maxim Suraykin

Presidential elections[edit]

Election year Candidate 1st round
No. of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
2018[7] Maxim Suraykin 499,342 (no. 7) 0.7%


  1. ^ "Коммунисты России" решили создать новую партию". Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. ^ "КРАТКАЯ СПРАВКА". Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  3. ^ American University (Washington, D.C.) and Moskovskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ universitet im. M. V. Lomonosova. Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization. Volume 4. Washington, D.C. Quality Press of the Southern Tier. 1996. p. 174.
  4. ^ Рункевич, Дмитрий. "Коммунисты России регистрируются в противовес КПРФ". (in Russian). Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  5. ^ "'Communists of Russia' urge massive nationalization, return of death penalty in elections program". RT International. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Партия "Коммунисты России" определилась с кандидатом в президенты". gazeta-ru (in Russian).

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