Young Guard of United Russia
|Young Guard of United Russia|
Молодая Гвардия Единой России
|Mother party||United Russia|
The Young Guard of United Russia (Russian: Молодая Гвардия Единой России, romanized: Molodaya Gvardiya Yedinoi Rossii) is the youth wing of the United Russia party. Founded in 2005, it uses the name of the famous Young Guard, a World War II underground organization. A largely pro-Kremlin youth direct action group, the Young Guard claims to have 85 regional branches across Russia from the Crimea and Kaliningrad to Vladivostok on the Pacific.
The Young Guard was founded to unite Russian youth, to engage young people into social-political life of Russia. The organisation develops tens of projects, e.g. "Volunteering", "Youth Electoral Campaigning", "Healthy Nation", "Accessible Environment", "Innovator", "Street Energy", 'My History', 'My Territory', "Youth Parliamentarianism", "Youth Federal Assembly","Senses Factory", etc.
The organisation counts 160 000 of members over the state. The co-presidents of its coordinating council are Alena Arshinova and Timur Prokopenko.
- . Retrieved on 2 August 2007.
- Molodaya gvardiya.Retrieved on 2 August 2007.
- Russia spy Anna Chapman given pro-Kremlin youth role, BBC News (22 December 2010)
- Molodaya gvardiya website (in Russian)