Young Guard of United Russia

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Young Guard of United Russia
Молодая Гвардия Единой России
ChairpersonDenis Davydov
Founded16 November 2005 (16 November 2005)
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
IdeologyYouth parliamentarism
Mother partyUnited Russia
Websitemger2020.ru

The Young Guard of United Russia (Russian: Молодая Гвардия Единой России, romanizedMolodaya Gvardiya Yedinoi Rossii) is the youth wing of the United Russia party.[1] 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.[2]

The Young Guard was founded to unite Russian youth, to engage young people into social-political life of Russia.[neutrality is disputed] The organization develops projects in many categories, 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 organization has 160,000 members. The co-presidents of its coordinating council are Alena Arshinova and Timur Prokopenko.

In late December 2010 convicted spy Anna Chapman was appointed to the public council of the organization.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]. Retrieved 2 August 2007.
  2. ^ Molodaya gvardiya.Retrieved 2 August 2007.
  3. ^ Russia spy Anna Chapman given pro-Kremlin youth role, BBC News (22 December 2010)
  4. ^ Baker, Peter; Weiser, Benjamin (8 July 2010). "Russian Spy Suspects Plead Guilty as Part of a Swap". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 October 2019.

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