Patriots of Russia

Patriots of Russia (Russian: Патриоты России, Patrioty Rossii) is a left-wing nationalist and socialist political party in Russia. It was established in April 2005 by Gennady Semigin, who was expelled from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation after he failed in a power struggle with Gennady Zyuganov.

Patriots of Russia

Патриоты России
LeaderGennady Semigin
Founded20 April 2005; 15 years ago (2005-04-20)
Split fromCommunist Party of the Russian Federation
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Social democracy[1]
Left-wing nationalism[1]
Soviet patriotism
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationAll-Russia People's Front
Colours  Red
Seats in the Federation Council
1 / 170
Seats in the State Duma
0 / 450
Seats in the Regional Parliaments
23 / 3,980
The flag of the party (before 2014).


In 2006 Gennadiy Semigin and his new party “Patriots of Russia” joined the Rodina faction in the Duma. Following Rodina's merger with the Russian Party of Life and the Russian Pensioners' Party under the leadership of Sergey Mironov in October 2006 to form the Just Russia party, “Patriots of Russia” declared its intention to run as a separate party in the 2007 elections.

In 2008, the Party of Russia's Rebirth and Party of Peace and Unity teamed up with the party of Patriots of Russia[2][3] In the 2016 State Duma elections, one of its candidates was Alexander Rutskoy, former Vice President of Russia.

The Patriots of Russia announced that they would not run in the 2018 Russian presidential election and that the party would support current president Vladimir Putin for the elections.[4]


The official ideologies of the party are democratic socialism and collectivism.[5] The party has many of the same policy positions as the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

Electoral resultsEdit

State DumaEdit

Year % Place
2007 0.89 0
2011 0.97 0
2016 0.59 0


Until 2011, the party had fractions in regional parliaments: the Kaliningrad region, Yaroslavl region, Republic of Dagestan, in the city of Kemerovo. 19 deputies in the regions of the referred from other parties.

13 September 2012, the party withdrew its candidate for the post of Governor of Ryazan region and supported the candidate from the ruling party United Russia.[6]

14 October 2012, in the regional elections in the Republic of North Ossetia received (61039) 26,57% and is represented in the regional Parliament 14 deputies.[7]

Presidential electionsEdit

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


  1. ^ a b "The Patriots of Russia : History and Platform : Translation by Danya Spencer : Introduction by Josh Wilson, Assistant Director". Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  2. ^ muljtilingval (30 September 2007). "съезд партии Патриоты России говорит актёр Маховиков". YouTube. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Выпуск программы "Воскресное время" в 21:00 17 сентября 2017 года. Новости. Первый канал". Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Патриоты России" намерены поддержать Путина на выборах президента
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Партия "Патриоты России" сняла своего кандидата на пост губернатора Рязанской области. Новости. Первый канал [VIDEO: The party "Patriots of Russia" withdrew its candidate for the post of governor of the Ryazan region and supported the party of power" United Russia]. (in Russian). Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  7. ^ "The results of the elections of the Republic of North Ossetia". Election Commission of the Republic of North Ossetia. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2017.

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