24 Apr 2019 19:11

The Other Russia party denied registration again

MOSCOW. April 24 (Interfax) - The Russian Justice Ministry has denied registration of The Other Russia Party, Maria Sverdlova, the party's spokesperson, told Interfax on Wednesday.

"The Russian Justice Ministry denied our party registration," Sverdlova said.

The Justice Ministry named "formal mistakes and typos in the filled forms" as a reason to deny registration, she said.

"We believe that the Russian Justice Ministry's response is a political denial and an actual violation of the Russian legislation because a party is considered established since the moment of its congress. At the founding congress of The Other Russia, representatives of 46 regions unanimously voted for its establishment. At the same time, the Justice Ministry pointed out that there was one vote against it, which is not true," Sverdlova said.

On September 22, 2018, The Other Russia held its founding congress in Moscow. The party's administrative body, the federal executive committee comprised of ten people, was elected there. The founder of the party, writer Eduard Limonov, was not included in the executive committee "to avoid biased treatment by the Justice Ministry," The Other Russia told Interfax earlier.

On March 21, The Other Russia submitted documents for its registration.

The Other Russia party was founded on July 10, 2010 by members of the National Bolshevik Party, which is banned in Russia. The Russian Justice Ministry denied the party registration on January 21, 2011.