Russian Bloc (party)
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Russian Bloc (Ukrainian: Руський блок, Ruskyi blok; Russian: Русский блок, Russky blok) is a political party in Ukraine registered in March 2001. The party associates itself with the Russian Federation and employs the Russian tricolor. It promotes the idea of united, Pan-East-Slavic state. The former name of the party is the Party For One Rus' (Ukrainian: За Русь єдину, Za Rus yedynu).
During the Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2002 the party, then called "For One Rus'" (Ukrainian: За Русь єдину), was part of the Russian Bloc (Ukrainian: Русский блок) that got 0.73% of the votes and no seats. It did not participate in National elections since. In the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea the party was represented after the 2006 Crimean parliamentary election as it is part of the Crimean political alliance "For Yanukovych!" (Ukrainian: За Януковича) with the Party of Regions. In the 2010 Crimean parliamentary election the Party of Regions and the Russian Bloc run separately. During this election the party won representatives in municipalities and did particularly well in Sevastopol. In the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election the party won 0.31% of the national votes and no constituencies (it had competed in 10 constituencies) and thus failed to win parliamentary representation. The parties best results in were in in constituency 233 (in Sevastopol) with 27.80%, constituency 223 (in Kiev) with 8.22% and in constituency 43 (in Donetsk) with 4.23% of the votes.
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