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United Russia ">[ɪˈdʲinəjə rɐˈsʲijə]) is as of 2016 the ruling political party of the Russian Federation. United Russia is the largest party in Russia; as of 2016 it holds 343 of the 450 seats in the State Duma.


Единая Россия
English name United Russia
Chairman Dmitry Medvedev (since 2012)
President of Russia Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Parliamentary Leader Vladimir Vasilyev
Founders Sergey Shoygu
Yury Luzhkov
Mintimer Shaimiev
Founded 1 December 2001 (2001-12-01)
Merger of Fatherland – All Russia
Unity
Our Home – Russia
Headquarters 129110, Banny pereulok, Moscow
Youth wing Young Guard of United Russia
Membership  (2013) 2,073,772
Ideology Social conservatism
Russian conservatism
Statism
Political position Big tent
Centre
National affiliation All-Russia People's Front
Colours White, Blue, Red (Russian national colors)
Seats in the Federation Council
141 / 170
Seats in the State Duma
342 / 450
Governors
76 / 85
Seats in the Regional Parliaments
2,840 / 3,787
Website
er.ru

United Russia (Russian: Еди́ная Росси́я, Yedinaya Rossiya; [(j)ɪˈdʲinəjə rɐˈsʲijə]) is as of 2016 the ruling political party of the Russian Federation. United Russia is the largest party in Russia; as of 2016 it holds 343 (or 76.22%) of the 450 seats in the State Duma.

The United Russia Party formed in December 2001 through a merger of the Unity Party and the Fatherland – All Russia Party. As of 2016 the United Russia Party supports the policies of the presidential administration. The Party's association with President and former Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (a former leader of the Party) has been the key to its success. There is also evidence that the electorate credits the Party for improvements to the economy.

Although the United Russia Party's popularity declined from its peak of 64.4% in the 2007 Duma elections to 49.32% in the 2011 elections, it remained the most popular party in the country, ahead of the second-placed Communist Party at 19.19%. In the 2016 elections it received 54.2%, while the second-place Communist Party received 13.3%.

The Party has no coherent ideology; however, it embraces specific politicians and officials with a variety of political views who support the administration. The Party appeals mainly to non-ideological voters; therefore, United Russia is often classified as a "catch-all party" or as a "party of power".

In 2009 the United Russia Party proclaimed "Russian Conservatism" as its official ideology.

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