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Communist Party of the Russian Federation

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LeaderGennady Zyuganov
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
NewspaperPravda, more than 30 regional editions
Youth wingLeninist Komsomol of the Russian Federation
Membership (2012)156,528[1]
Political positionFar-left/Left-wing
International affiliationUnion of Communist Parties — Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Slogan"Russia, Labour, Democracy, Socialism"
Seats in the State Duma
43 / 450
Seats in the Regional Parliaments
334 / 3,787
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The Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF; Russian: Коммунистическая партия Российской Федерации) is a Communist and Marxist–Leninist political party in Russia. It is the second largest political party in Russia. The party is often viewed as the successor of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU).

The CPSU was banned in 1991 by then-Russian President Boris Yeltsin after a failed coup attempt. The youth organisation of the party is the Leninist Young Communist League. The party is led by a Central Committee.

The CPRF was founded on 14 February 1993. It is founded as the successor of the Communist Party of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (CPRSFSR).

As of 2015, the party has 160,000 members. The party's goal is to establish a new, modernized form of socialism in Russia. The party wants to nationalize natural resources, agriculture and large industries.


The party believes in Marxism-Leninism and patriotism. The party is known to have extreme patriotism towards Russia. The party is also known to greatly like Joseph Stalin.



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