One vote estimated at 13 kopecks

Russia’s registered political parties are supposed to get an annual state funding, the amount of which being proportionate to the election results. So, a party is eligible for state funds if its parliamentary or presidential elections candidates score not less than 3% of the vote. For today, one vote costs 13 kopecks for a political party. The amount of financing stays the same irrespective of whether it takes part in elections independently or as part of a bloc. By parliamentary elections results, a party will be getting state budget funds annually while, by presidential elections results, as a lump sum. At that, according to a new draft law, a party’s commercial activity will be limited. As RIA Novosti reports, a party will only be allowed to be engaged in publishing, in selling souvenir production bearing party logos, and also collecting donations.