Russian Pensioners' Party (Российская партия
пенсионеров, Rossiyskaya Partiya Pensionerov) is a
political party in Russia.
The party was founded as the Party of Pensioners
(Общественно-Политиче??кая) in 1997. On November 29, 1997 Sergei Atroshenko
was elected as the first
chairman.On May 29, 1998 the party was registed with the Ministry of Justice
.In the December 1999 State
elections the party won 1.95% of the vote.
On December 1, 2001 the party was given its present name. On May
15, 2002 RPP was registered with the Ministry of Justice.
At the last legislative elections
, the alliance of the Russian
Pensioners' Party and the Russian Social Justice Party
won 3.1 % of the popular vote and no seats.
On January 31, 2004, in an extraordinary congress of the party,
chairman Sergei Atroshenko was dismissed from his post for their
On March 27, 2005 Valery Gartung
elected chairman. Gartung was the eleceted state deputy of
According to the party there are at present 600,000 members, and
some 60 regional offices.
Between spring 2004 and autumn 2005 RPP has been able to hold
candidates in the elections of the parliaments of 11 regions.
highest result was 20.7% in elections for Magadan's Duma on
May 22, 2005.
9, 2005 RPP won elections in Tomsk, receiving
19.8% of the vote, compared to United Russia's 17.85%.
However Seigei Atroshenko did not recognise the congress, asserting
that he had been robbed of his post, and he filed a lawsuit agait
the party in court. On September 26, 2005 the court declared the
registration of Gartung cancelled. Consequently the leadership has
been split. This caused the party to be unable to participate in
five regional elections at the time. On November 24 the Meshchansky
District Court of Moscow upheld the decision. On December 17, 2005
an extraordinary congress was held to elect new members.
The Russian Pensioners' Party merged with the Russian Party of Life
into a new party, Fair
, on 28 October 2006
In 2007 a rival central council, which does not recognise the
merger was established.