Overview: A movement that groups Russian national-patriots (i.e. advocates of a Russian ethnocratic state), both moderate and less moderate, and some of the imperial patriots (i.e. the advocates of the restoration of a non-ethnocratic, supranational empire). Initially, in April-July 1995, it included almost all the most significant organized groups of this type, but it shrank considerably as a result of a series of internal conflicts (first the adherents of Aksiuchits, Astafiev and Orthodox monarchists broke away, to be followed by Viktor Alksnis and more recently by Yury Beliaev's nazi party). On the eve of the electoral campaign a large group of the associates of The Great Power's leader Rutskoi - M. Astafiev, V.Alksnis and others - left its ranks accusing its chief of links with the underworld.
Top three Candidates: Aleksandr Rutskoi, 48, chairman of the movement, former Vice President of Russia; Viktor Kobelev, 52, State Duma deputy, No 2 on the LDPR list in 1993; Konstantin Dushenov, press secretary of the late Metropolitan Ioann of St. Petersburg.
Leading Candidates: Deputy chief editor of the journal Nash Sovremennik Aleksandr Kazintsev; Musa Idigov, 39, a well-known Chechen businessman, chairman of the board of directors of the joint-stock company Idigov-Produkt; chairman of the radical national-patriotic organization Slaviansky Sobor Stanislav Karpov; former club manager Viacheslav Marychev, 56, former No 3 on the LDPR list, a Duma deputy chiefly noted for his antics on the Duma floor; leader of the movement "Nashi" Igor Ilyin; A.Rutskoi's two brothers, V.Rutskoi, 43, retired serviceman, and M.Rutskoi, 39, temporarily unemployed.
In the previous parliament the movement was represented by a group of 4 deputies (who broke away from the LDPR in 1994) calling itself "The Great Power".
Overview: The party of the supporters of Vladimir Zhirinovsky which, in the period from 1990 to 1993 changed its membership and political orientation more than once. Before December 1993, it was regarded as a political lightweight grouping but the party won the 1993 elections. In 1994-95 the LDPR by and large espoused imperial-patriotic views (occasionally leaning toward Russian nationalism), but it differs from the parties belonging to that camp by being more prepared to compromise with the executive branch of government. All the decisions on the composition of the party's governing bodies and its policy are, under the party's charter, to be taken by V.Zhirinovsky personally.
Top three Candidates: V. Zhirinovsky, 50, chairman of the LDPR; Sergei Abeltsev; Aleksandr Vengerovsky, 42, deputy chairman of the State Duma.
Leading Candidates: A. Zhirinovsky, 63, head of the LDPR faction staff; L.Zhirinovskaya, 53, chief of the general department of the LDPR staff; wife and son.
In the previous parliament the LDPR faction consisted of 55 deputies of whom 52 are on the list of LDPR candidates.
Contact Address: 9 Lukov lane, Moscow 103045
ZHIRINOVSKY Vladimir Volfovich, 975-25-11, 924-08-69, 292-80-01
Overview: A party of extreme Russian nationalists, a remnant of "Pamiat" public association.
Leading Candidates: Nikolai Lysenko, 34, who garnered headlines by tearing up the Ukrainian national flag in public; Nikolai Pavlov, 44, political secretary of the NRPR, a radical nationalist representing Tyumen in the former parliament of the RSFSR which was dispersed, brother of Federation Council deputy E.Pavlov, a member of KRO; and Konstantin Ovchinnikov.
Overview: Created by a group of business people in Siberia and Southern Russia headed by A.Bazhenov, 33. The initial name was "Movement for the Revival of the Cossacks". It also unites some provincial Cossack and pseudo-Cossack organizations.
Top three Candidates: A. Bazhenov, V. Moshnyakov, V. Platonov.
Leading Candidates: Omsk businessman Aleksandr Bazhenov; Cossack Ataman, Valery Moshniakov; and Vladimir Platonov, former associate of Aleksandr Sterligov (in the movement Officers for the Revival of the Country and the Russian National Sobor); and of Stanislav Terekhov (The Great Power party). The movement's economic platform was written by Georgy Kostin, a member of the CPRF Central Committee, and the political platform - by Bazhenov and Moshniakov.