Democratic Union (Russia)

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Democratic Union
Демократический союз
Leader Vacant
Founder Valeriya Novodvorskaya
Yevgeniya Debryanskaya
Founded May 8, 1988 (1988-05-08)
Headquarters Moscow
Newspaper Free Word
Ideology Classical liberalism

Democratic Union (Russian: Демократический Союз) is a Soviet and Russian liberal party founded on 8 May, 1988 by Valeriya Novodvorskaya and Yevgeniya Debryanskaya. The party has become known after a series of unsanctioned demonstrations organized and consistently taking place from 1988 to 1991 in Moscow and Leningrad, with the protesters getting arrested. The party charter specifies the main goals of the organization (among others) as follows:

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