Young Guard of United Russia
|Young Guard of United Russia|
Молодая Гвардия Единой России
|Founded||16 November 2005|
|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.[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.
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- Molodaya gvardiya.Retrieved 2 August 2007.
- Russia spy Anna Chapman given pro-Kremlin youth role, BBC News (22 December 2010)
- 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.
- Molodaya gvardiya website (in Russian)