Russian Ecological Party "The Greens"

The Russian Ecological Party "The Greens" (Russian: Российская экологическая партия «Зеленые», Rossiiskaya ekologicheskaya partiya "Zelyonyye") is a green political party in the Russian Federation. It was founded in 1992 as the Constructive Ecological Party "KEDR". In 2002 the party was transformed into the Russian Ecological Party "The Greens".

Russian Ecological Party
"The Greens"

Российская экологическая партия «Зеленые»
LeaderOleg Mitvol, Anatoly Panfilov
Merger ofAgrarian Party of Russia
IdeologyGreen politics
Political positionCentre-left
State Duma
0 / 450
Seats in the Regional Parliaments
1 / 3,787

In the 2007 Russian regional elections "The Greens" gained 7.58% of the votes in the Samara Oblast, and it therefore has Deputies in the Samara Regional Duma.[1]

Before the 2007 parliamentary elections, the Russian Central Electoral Commission decided that the Russian Ecological Party "The Greens" would not be able to stand, due to an alleged large number of faked signatures (17%, more than the allowed 5%) in their supporters' lists.[2]

In 2008 the XV congress of the party decided to transform the party into the social movement Russian Ecological Movement "Greens" (Российское экологическое движение «Зеленые»). It advised all members and supporters of the party to join A Just Russia.[3]

In 2012 the members met and decided to register as a party and not as a social movement.[4] The decision was carried out successfully and the party registered itself.[5]

Vote returnsEdit

The Greens announced that they will not run in the 2018 Russian presidential election and that the party would support current president Vladimir Putin for the elections.[6]

Presidential electionsEdit

Election year Candidate first round second round
# of overall votes % of overall vote # of overall votes % of overall vote
2008 No candidate, endorsed Dmitry Medvedev N/A N/A N/A N/A
2018 No candidate, endorsed Vladimir Putin N/A N/A N/A N/A

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Results of the 2007 regional elections, Page 21-22" (PDF). (in German). 2007-03-16. Retrieved 2007-12-05.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Russian Greens are not permitted to the elections". NZZ Online (in German). 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2007-12-05.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-12-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Greens party will appear again in Russia". Archived from the original on 2012-04-19.
  5. ^ "Минюст России".
  6. ^ "Партия "Зеленые" завила, что поддержит Путина на выборах президента". РИА Новости (in Russian). 2017-12-26. Retrieved 2017-12-26.

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