New Leftist Political Party has been Registered in Russia

"Eurasian party - Union of Russia's patriots" /EP- SPR/, recently registered by Russia's Ministry of Justice, has announced its intention to struggle to get a leftist niche on the political proscenium, said chairman of the party's political council Abdul-Vakhed Niyazov at a press conference on Friday.

The EP-SPR currently has regional organizations in more than 50 constituent members of the Russian Federation and unites about 35,000 members, he said. Niyazov said that one of the party's priorities was "to strengthen Russia's territorial and national integrity, form a single Eurasian market zone, counteract extremism, national chauvinism and terrorism". "The idea to unite Eurasia is topical and even salutary for Russia, as it can form a basis for the country to survive the crisis," he stated.

Pavel Borodin, the former presidential business-manager and current state secretary of the Union of Russia and Belarus was elected Chairman of the new party's supervisory board.

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