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Civilian Power (or Citizens' Force, Russian: Гражданская сила) is a liberal political party in the Russian Federation. The organization was called the Network Party for Support of the Small and Middle Business in 2002, then renamed Free Russia in 2004, and in February 2007 changed to Civilian Power.
|Political position||Centre to Centre-left|
|Seats in the State Duma|
0 / 450
|Seats in the Regional Parliaments|
1 / 3,787
Members of the political council include:
The "Free Russia" party was created in 2004, based on small and medium-sized Russian businesses. On October 8, 2006, the party overtook the 7% barrier on the legislative elections in Novgorod District. In November 2006, the 6th party conference was held. On February 27, 2007, Mikhail Barshchevsky, the chairman and plenipotentiary of the High Council of the Russian government, held a press conference. This was in aid of the party principles of Civilian Power. In the middle of April 2007, an organizational conference was held.
The chairman of the High Council is plenipotentiary of the Government of Russia in Constitutional, Supreme and Highest Arbitral Courts Mikhail Barshchevsky (a member since December 2006). The chairman of the Federal Political Council − The founder of the party, businessman Alexander Ryavkin from 2014 - 2015 year was the vice governor of the Oryol region.
Civilian Power was again registered as a political party on 7 June 2012.
The party advocates the legalization of prostitution in Russia.
In 2017, the Party announced that the only candidate whom the party will support is current president Vladimir Putin. for the 2018 Russian presidential election.
|Election year||Candidate||first round||second round|
|# of overall votes||% of overall vote||# of overall votes||% of overall vote|
|2018||No candidate, endorsed Vladimir Putin||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- ""Civil Force" and "Green" got the right to go into the Duma without signatures". Archived from the original on 2015-05-24. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
- Civilian Power, official site (in Russian)