Fatherland – All Russia

Fatherland – All Russia (Russian: Отечество – Вся Россия, ОВР) was a political bloc that existed in Russia from 1998 to 2002.

Fatherland – All Russia

Отечество – Вся Россия
LeaderYury Luzhkov
Yevgeny Primakov
FoundedNovember 19, 1998
DissolvedApril 9, 2002
Merged intoUnited Russia
ColoursBlue, orange
Seats in the State Duma
3rd Convocation (1999–2003)
69 / 450
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It was formed from the movement Fatherland, chaired by the Mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, and the movement All Russia, chaired by regional Presidents of the Republics of Tatarstan, Mintimer Shaimiev, of Bashkortostan, Murtaza Rakhimov, of Ingushetia, Ruslan Aushev, and the Governor of St. Petersburg, Vladimir Yakovlev. In his founding Congress, that took place on 28 August 1999, their first chairman elected were Yevgeny Primakov and Yury Luzhkov.[2]

The party took part in the 1999 State Duma election, being led by Yevgeny Primakov, Yury Luzhkov and Vladimir Yakovlev. During the pre-election debates, the block suffered from 'black public relations' campaign in Boris Berezovsky-controlled media and competition with the rival conservative Unity Party of Russia. 'Fatherland' supported the election of Vladimir Putin as President of Russia in 2000.[3]

On 1 December 2001 a joint congress of rival party Unity and Fatherland-All Russia decided to merge both parties into a single new political party, United Russia. In the IV Congress of Fatherland, at 9 April 2002, it was decided to disband the organization.[4]


  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram. "Russia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 20 October 2003.
  2. ^ History of Fatherland-All Russia (Russian)
  3. ^ "The history of the party, the Fatherland-All Russia". Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  4. ^ The Union of Unity and Fatherland

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