- Social Democratic Party of Russia
party_name = Social Democratic Party of Russia
colorcode = crimson
November 26 2001
website = [http://www.sdpr.ru www.SDPR.ru] The Social Democratic Party of Russia (Russian: Социал-демократическая партия России) was a
political partyfounded in Russiaby Mikhail Gorbachevon November 26, 2001. "First name of party is: Social Democratic Party of Russia (United)". It was a coalitionof several social democratic parties, had approximately 12,000 members, but had no seats in the Russian State Duma. Gorbachev resigned as party leader in May 2004 over a disagreement with party chairman Konstantin Titovwho had insisted, over Gorbachev's opposition, on a deal with the pro-Kremlin United Russia Party in the previous year's general election.
Konstantin Titov, in turn, announced his resignation at the 3rd convention of the party held
September 4, 2004. The convention elected the new chairman, Vladimir Kishenin, leader of the Party of Social Justice, who was favoured by Titov.
Presenting himself, Kishenin mentioned that he studied in a
KGBcollege in 1972-1975. When asked why he was a trusted representative for Vladimir Putinduring the last presidential election, Kishenin explained that this was done at the request of Vladislav Surkov, deputy director of the President's Administration.
April 13, 2007, the party lost its official status due to its small membership. The vast majority of the party's base has regrouped under the banner of Union of Social-Democrats, a new party organized and led by Mikhail Gorbachev, founded on October 20, 2007. [cite news|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7054274.stm|title=Gorbachev sets up Russia movement|publisher=BBC News|date=October 20, 2007|accessdate=2007-10-20]
Youth organization of Social Democratic Party of Russia is
Rusian Social Democratic Union of Youth(RSDUY, Russian: Российский социал-демократический союз молодёжи). RSDUY was founded on 2000and have official status. RSDUY is an observer of International Union of Socialist Youth.
Union of Social-Democrats
Politics of Russia
* [http://www.online-translator.com/url/tran_url.asp?lang=en&direction=re&autotranslate=on&transliterate=on&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sdprus.ru/ translation] of the [http://www.sdprus.ru/ Social Democratic Party of Russia Official Website]
* [http://www.online-translator.com/url/tran_url.asp?lang=en&direction=re&autotranslate=on&transliterate=on&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newizv.ru%2Fnews%2F%3Fid_news%3D10866 translation] of the
Novye Izvestia[http://www.newizv.ru/news/?id_news=10866 article] on the 3rd convention.
* [http://www.mosnews.com/news/2007/04/13/nogorbyparty.shtml Russia Bans Party Founded by Gorbachev] , "
mosnews.com", April 13, 2007
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