CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF RUSSIA (KPR)
A political party.
Transformed from the all-Russia public-political organisation "The Conservative Party of Russia," which existed since 1989 (it was called the Democratic Party before 1990).
Transformed into a political party at the 12th congress on September 30, 2001.
Registered with the Justice Ministry of the Russian Federation on December 25, 2001 Registration # 5008).
It numbers several thousand of members, there are 51 regional branches..
Founder and its first chairman is Lev Konstantinovich UBOZHKO (deceased on August 18, 2003).
Chairman - Nikolay BOGACHYOV (since September 15, 2003)., an employer.
The Conservative Party of Russia is one of the oldest participants in the democratic movement which placed itself in opposition to Soviet power in the late 1980s. Despite all this, it has never achieved any tangible successes over its entire history.
The main goals are the implementation of "democratic reforms in the country and the building of a democratic society on the basis of the principles of pluralism, real people's power and guarantee of human rights."
The party advocates the economy’s liberation from state pressure and also the expediency of Russia’s participation in the world globalisation processes.
Address: 117463, Moscow, ul. Golubinskaya, 29, building 2, flat 330.
Tel.: +7 (095) 202-71-70
Fax: +7 (095) 202-86-41
Adopted on September 24, 2001.
The basic values of political conservatism are man and human rights, the interests of the family, inviolability of property, the employer’s and commodity producer’s interests, education, tolerance and rejection of extremism, morality, continuity and pragmatism.
The main principles of the conservative ideology:
1. The human and personal rights are inviolable. It is necessary to transform the pyramid of the social structure from the pattern: "state - society - family - man" to the pattern: "man - family - society - state."
2. The establishment of legitimacy as a guarantor of society, which is based on the respect for the man, regardless of his nationality and religion, for his property and security.
3. A prosperous society can be created only by means of consolidation of the economic freedom of commodity producers and entrepreneurs, the strong middle class and private, collective and state ownership. Conservatism upholds the interests of proprietors and employers.
4. Publicity in society is achieved by all available means.
5. The consolidation of national traditions and institutions, the development of culture, education, science, public health care and the preservation of nature and history.
6. All legislative and executive bodies take their decisions on the basis of the principles of the civil society and equality of all citizens before the law.
7. The stable development, which rules out temporary prosperity and successes at the expense of the future. The national unity and the development of the Russian economy in the interests of its citizens.
The Aims of Activity:
unification of citizens, public forces of a conservative orientation; participation in protecting basic human rights and freedoms; contribution to the protection of the rights and interests of the personality and of different social groups of the population, the achievement of a just compromise between them; contribution to the consistent implementation of the basic principles of the ideology and practice of conservatism in the life of the state and society; participation in the development of the economic system of Russia towards an ecological and social market economy; promotion of a dialogue of the Party members with society and bodies of state authority with the aim of strengthening reforms; support of the creative public forces which are striving for accord and cooperation, and also of the constructive elements of their programmes.Preparations for the Elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation 2003.
On October 21, 2003, the CEC of the Russian Federation received an application from the Conservative Party of Russia about its refusal to take part in the campaign for the election of deputies to the State Duma of the fourth convocation. The application says that the party “must worthily prepare for the requirements of the present days and to concentrate its attention on finalising the ideology and on party organisational work.”
On October 3, 2003, the CEC of the Russian Federation registered the federal list of candidates to the State Duma of the fourth convocation who were nominated by the CPR, numbering 109 persons, and the list of candidates nominated in the single-mandate election districts, numbering 34 persons. The first three candidates included: TEGIN Yury Leonidovich, deputy chairman of the party; BURENIN Vladimir Arsenyevich and KOROLYOVA-UBOZHKO Natalia Ivanovna.
Election platform: human rights, priority of the personality over the state, equality of all ideologies, co-existence of multiple economic forms on equal basis, transfer of land to peasants for their free use as private property.
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