Two Russian parties form anti-Putin alliance

Russian opposition leaders from the Party of Progress and RPR-Parnas have decided to run on a joint platform for the 2016 parliamentary elections. Politicians hope to consolidate voters unhappy with Putin into one bloc.

The opposition Party of Progress, led by anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny, and RPR-Parnas, co-founded by Mikhail Kasyanov and by murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, said in a joint statement on Friday that they were “ready to take responsibility for the future of the country.”

“We believe that our alliance is currently the only political power capable of challenging injustice, lies and corruption that keep the current government in place,” the Russian opposition parties said in a statement signed by Navalny and Kasyanov, the current leader of RPR-Parnas.
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