Rodina (political party)

Rodina (Russian Родина = fatherland / homeland) was from 2003 to 2006 existing party in Russia ( Duma ) formed in the State Parliament a fraction.

Substantive Profile

Rodina was aligned to the left nationalist, however, was some observers of Russian politics as a situation created by the environment of Vladimir Putin artificial competition with the Communist Party KPRF and Zhirinovsky's extreme right - wing populist LDPR. Officially, the party called himself a conservative and friend of the Orthodox Church. Rodina gladly joined with left-wing socialist and Russian- nationalist tones in appearance. Having run into the controversial discussion it is here the end of 2005 in Russia by a caucasian enemy television spot, which led to their exclusion from the elections to the Moscow City Council and the demand numerous members of the group, Jewish organizations in Russia classified as extremist. It has recently been reported by tensions between Rodina and the government, which also led to prompt sanctioning procedures of administration in the Party Life. Critical observers of the Russian government set worth developing as a consequence of the fact that the government project Rodina has become successful and independent and the ruling party, United Russia could take away votes.

Official focal points in the program of Rodina are:

  • A guided economic policy
  • Capital formation in the industry, especially in high- technology
  • The reduction of Russia's dependence on commodity and energy exports
  • Overcoming the division of Russian society into rich and poor
  • Defense of national interests and independence of Russia

History of the Party

Rodina was created in the summer of 2003 from spin-offs of the communist KPRF and the left-nationalist People's Party of the Russian Federation ( Narodnaya Partija ) and the Russian Christian Democratic Party. She spoke at the State Duma elections on December 7, 2003 successfully arms and socially disadvantaged with a confrontational charged election campaign, stood in its center as the enemy oligarchs, non-Russians and empires. She reached half a year after its founding, under Chairman Sergei Glazyev from the state of 9% in the elections to the State Duma of Russia and formed after Putin's party and the Communists, the third strongest party. In the following years she worked with Putin's United Russia party.

2005, however, she supported protests against a launched by this social benefit cuts, whereupon the ratio between Rodina and United Russia deteriorated. Rodina was excluded in the following months at seven regional elections of the administration, particularly four pro-government deputies of Rodina switched to United Russia. In early 2006, then came back to the Rodina - chairman Dmitry Rogozin.

On 28 October 2006, the party united with the equally close to the government and officially left national groupings Partija Schisni and Russian Party of Pensioners for Just Russia party: home, retirees, life (Russian Справедливая Россия: родина, пенсионеры, жизнь ) to the left side to create a great new, close to the government party. This is seen as an attempt by the government to strengthen the competition left the Communist Party.

Prominent members

  • Sergei Glazyev ( former chairman, 1991/92 Minister of Foreign Trade of Russia)
  • Dmitri Rogozin ( co-chair, Putin's representative for the Kaliningrad Oblast, Former Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO )
  • Viktor Gerashchenko (former head of the Russian Central Bank)
  • Valentin Varennikov ( former commander of Soviet ground forces )
  • Georgi Schpak (former commander of the Russian Airborne Troops )