5th of December Party

The 5th of December Party (Russian: Партия 5 декабря, romanizedPartiya pyatogo dekabrya) — Russian liberal unregistered political party, managed by the Federal Coordinating Council (FCC).[5] Among the co-founders of the party are Roman Dobrokhotov, Konstantin Yankauskas [ru], Denis Bilunov, Sergey Davidis, Natalia Pelevine (later left the party) and others.[6]

5th of December Party
Партия 5 декабря
LeaderFederal Coordination Council[1]
FoundersRoman Dobrokhotov
Konstantin Yankauskas
Denis Bilunov
Sergey Davidis
Natalia Pelevine
Founded8 December 2011; 10 years ago (2011-12-08)
Membership (2015)2,000[2]
Political positionCentre to centre-right
National affiliationOpposition Coordination Council (2012-2013)
Colours  Blue
Seats in the State Duma
0 / 450
Seats in the Regional Parliaments
0 / 3,994

The party participated in the elections to the Opposition Coordination Council[7][8] in October 2012. According to their results, the council included three members of the party: Sergey Davidis, Pyotr Tsarkov and Anna Karetnikova.[9]


The name of the party is associated with the day the protests began on Bolotnaya Square, with disagreement with the official results of the Parliamentary elections to the State Duma of the 6th convocation, which took place on December 4, 2011. The next day, December 5, were protests against the United Russia took place. In addition, December 5 is the date of the first Glasnost meeting in post-war Soviet Russia.

On December 8, 2011, the Constituent Congress of the All-Russian political party "5th of December Party" was held in Moscow, at which the highest governing body of the party, instead of a single leader, established the "Federal Coordination Council" (FCC).

On June 7, 2013, "5th of December Party" submitted documents for registration to the Ministry of Justice. On June 27, the Ministry of Justice suspended the registration of the party pending the elimination of the comments made.

On August 24, 2013, the 2nd party congress was held, at which the necessary amendments to the documents were adopted in order to re-submit documents to the Ministry of Justice for registration. Earlier in the party program there was a demand to disband the Federal Security Service, which, according to the employees of the Ministry of Justice, contradicts the Constitution of Russia.

On October 22, 2013, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation again refused to register the 5th of December Party as a political party.

At the beginning of 2014, the party continues to be on the list of political parties that were denied state registration.

In the 2013 Moscow mayoral election, the party organized support for the candidate from the RPR-PARNAS party, Alexei Navalny.

In November 2013, the party issued a statement of support for Euromaidan in Ukraine.

On April 6, 2014, a new constituent congress of the "5th of December Party" was held in Moscow.

On October 27, 2014, the Ministry of Justice again refused to register the party.[10]

On December 5, 2015, the IV Party Congress was held in Moscow on December 5. Congress participants discussed the work of the party in 2014-15, adopted a party development strategy for 2016-17, a new version of the party program and elected a new composition of the Federal Coordination Council of the party, consisting of 21 people. A political statement was adopted at the end of the congress.


The 5th of December Party has added to the list of unconditionally real political organizations, which the Ministry of Justice does not register as parties precisely because they are real political organizations. This list, at least, should include the People's Alliance and the National Democratic Party. They all have an asset, supporters, voters. All of them can successfully participate in elections. ... In the elections of the mayor of Moscow, the 5th of December Party supported me and completely autonomously organized campaigning events at a level superior to the "systemic parties". They always have people for pickets, and money can be collected, and lawyers, and organizers, and local deputies, and technologists. This is a real party. — Alexei Navalny


  1. ^ http://5dec.ru/people Лица Партии 5 декабря
  2. ^ https://republic.ru/posts/51222 Без «дорожной карты», но с принципами. Владимир Ашурков о планах Партии прогресса
  3. ^ Влад Бурлуцкий: власть в России нельзя сменить через выборы
  4. ^ https://5dec.ru/about О нас
  5. ^ "УСТАВ Российской политической партии «Партия 5 декабря», официальный сайт партии". Archived from the original on 2013-12-05. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  6. ^ "Состав членов Федерального координационного совета партии". Archived from the original on 2013-07-16. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
  7. ^ "Партия 5 декабря". Список кандидатов > Блоки. Сайт Центрального выборного комитета. Archived from the original on 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
  8. ^ "Голосуйте за кандидатов Партии 5 декабря". Сайт «Партии 5 декабря». 2012-10-20. Archived from the original on 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2013-05-18.
  9. ^ "Результаты голосования". Новости. Сайт Центрального выборного комитета. 2012-10-22. Archived from the original on 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
  10. ^ "Юридический комментарий к отказу в регистрации Партии 5 декабря". Официальный сайт Партии 5 декабря (5dec.ru). Retrieved 2015-12-06.

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