Labour Russia

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Labour Russia
Трудовая Россия
Leader Stanislav Ruzanov
Founded 1991
Newspaper Molniya (Lightning)
Membership 20,000
Ideology Communism
Russian nationalism
Website (Russian)

Labour Russia (Russian: Трудовая Россия) is a hard-line communist movement in Russia. It was founded in 1991 as a popular movement supporting the Russian Communist Workers' Party (RKRP) and is led by Viktor Anpilov. Apart from the RKRP activists, the movement included activists from other radical opposition groups, e.g. the United Front of Workers, the Union of Communists, the Union of Officers etc. In 1995, the organisation took part in the legislative election in the list 'Communists - Labour Russia - For the Soviet Union'. The Labour Russia movement earned notoriety in the 1990s with aggressive anti-government demonstrators, e.g. the 1993 May Day demonstration that turned into riots. Anpilov used both communist and ultranationalist rhetoric. Viktor Anpilov was also one of the initiators of the armed rebellion in October 1993 in Moscow.