Small-Scale Right-Wing Organisations Are Breaking Up

Young Russia, a right-wing movement led by ex-Vice Premier Boris Nemtsov, has declared that it is about to break up. This decision was made at the fourth session of the movement, which was held in Moscow today. Young Russia is the second small-scale political organisation to have decided on the breakup in order to join the Union of Right Forces party, whose constituent congress is scheduled for May 26. The Union of Right Forces coalition, also known by the Russian acronym SPS, was set up on the basis of the SPS election bloc and grouped 9 small-scale political organisations, including the tiny Common Cause, headed by State Duma Vice Speaker Irina Khakamada, which, too, decided to break up on Monday, and The Voice of Russia, a regional organisation headed by Governor Konstantin Titov. Of the nine SPS co-founders, two -- Russia's Democratic Choice and Democratic Russia -- are marginal parties. Russia's Democratic Choice intends to announce its decision to break up on May 19.

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