13:34 GMT +307 December 2016
    Onlinenews (archive)


    Onlinenews (archive)
    Get short URL
    0 1 0 0
    MOSCOW, February 15, 2004. (RIA Novosti correspondent Alexandra Chebanu) -- The 3rd extraordinary congress of the Party of Russian Regions, which on Sunday was renamed as Rodina, decided to support Vladimir Putin at the forthcoming presidential elections, deputy head of the party's executive committee Valery Neznamov has reported.

    Apart from this, the congress decided that it was "impossible for members of the Rodina bloc's Supreme Council to take part in the presidential election campaign", he said.

    The delegates were against "giving any of presidential candidates the right to use the name and symbols of the Rodina bloc, which was set up to participate in another campaign, the parliamentary elections". "The congress decided to restrict statements of the Supreme Council's members in support of any of presidential candidates," Neznamov said.

    The 3rd congress also urged all parties and blocs to support incumbent president Vladimir Putin at the elections.

    According to Neznamov's information, Viktor Gerashchenko was to be elected the party's co-chairman and member of its Political Council.

    Earlier the congress had ruled to exclude its former co-chairman Sergei Glazyev.

    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment

    Top stories

    • A general view shows the damage at a Russian military field hospital after it was shelled by what the Russian Defence Ministry said were Syrian rebels in Aleppo, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on December 5, 2016

      A one-and-a-half-hour-long shelling of a field hospital in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo which claimed the lives of two Russian medics indicates that radical groups have no reservations against attacking medical facilities in order to perpetuate the war in the devastated country, RIA Novosti political analyst Alexander Khrolenko asserted.

    • A man walks among VBCI armored vehicles on June 9, 2015 at Mourmelon military camp, northeastern France

      Swedish manufacturing company Volvo and French weapons giant Nexter are headed for their first order for the VBCI infantry fighting vehicle in the Middle East. Qatar currently aims to buy 200 vehicles for $1.1bln; however the order may grow and become three times as large.

      0 45
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

      The high-tech Pterodactyl drones developed in Russia will be a significant boost to the army’s ground forces, defense industry expert Nikolai Kim told Sputnik.

      0 46
    • Smoke rises after strikes on Aleppo, Syria December 5, 2016.

      Washington has withdrawn its proposals, which were previously handed over to Moscow, on the settlement in eastern Aleppo. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the Americans are currently working on an alternative plan to solve the situation in the city.

    • Donald Trump

      Whereas Scandinavian economists have been bracing for a hard landing after Trump's rise to power, the Finnish pension fund Ilmarinen, which is one of Scandinavia's biggest asset managers that oversees about $38 billion worth of funds, is moving its resources to the US due to prospects of a US boom.

    • The day breaks behind the White House in Washington,DC

      Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on the attack on a Russian hospital in Syria's Aleppo, a controversial statement by a commander of US and NATO forces in Afganistan and a US legislation on countering Russian "covert influence" during her weekly press briefing in Moscow.