Russian Social-Democratic Union of Youth

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Russian Social Democratic Union of Youth
Российский социал-демократический союз молодёжи
ChairpersonEvgeniy Konovalov
HeadquartersSaint Petersburg, Russia
International affiliationInternational Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY)
European affiliationEcosy
WebsiteOfficial website
Evgeniy Konovalov

Russian Social-Democratic Union of Youth (RSDUY; Russian: Российский социал-демократический союз молодёжи, РСДСМ - Rossiyskiy Sotsial-Demokraticheskiy Soyuz Molodiozhi, RSDSM) is a Russian non-governmental organization founded in December 2000 with Mikhail Gorbachev’s support[citation needed] as a youth branch of the Russian United Social Democratic Party and a member of International Union of Socialist Youth since 2004.[1] The chairman has been Evgeniy Konovalov since 2006.

In 2007 members participated actively in the establishment of Union of Social Democrats.[2][clarification needed]

On 19 March 2007 RSDUY refused to sign the Declaration of the Progressive Youth Forum, appealing to the fact that its authors actually call for revolution and trying to flirt with the nationalists.[3]

On 25 November 2007 Evgeniy Konovalov has been detained by the riot police on the Palace Square in St.Petersburg. He and others arrested with him were released 45 minutes later.[4]

On 9 August 2008 RSDUY and "Jusos-Rheinland-Pfalz" issued a joint resolution condemning the 2008 South Ossetia War.[5]

In October, 2008 RSDUY together with Young socialists of Georgia declared their commitment to nonviolent methods of conflict resolution. On 6 December 2009 the process of cooperation between Young Socialist of Georgia and Russian Social Democratic Union of Youth fully supported during the conference of Young political leaders from Black Sea area.[6]

On 24 June 2009 chairman of RSDUY Evgeniy Konovalov was dismissed from a Russian state company "Russian Post" for his political and public activity.[7]

On Sunday, 25 July 2010 in St. Petersburg the group hosted the third congress of Russian Social-Democratic Union of Youth.[8]

The group intends on becoming a mass political party in Russia.[citation needed]

On March, 2011 St.Petersburg authorities shut down antifascist film festival "Open Your Eyes!"[9] (organized by RSDUY[10]).

Since 2012 RSDUY had full membership in IUSY.[11]

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Official website