Skip to main content
  • Share to or

Russia’s Supreme Court dissolves Parnas political party

Source: Meduza

Russia’s Supreme Court dissolved the Parnas political party, according to Mediazona. The Supreme Court cited the absence of the party’s offices in at least half of Russia’s regions as the primary reason. The Justice Ministry noted that the party’s number of offices had dropped from 47 to 40 since the new year.

Parnas representatives said that the party still maintains 44 offices, which they said is a sufficient number. They noted that these figures did not include the four Ukrainian regions annexed by Russia in September 2022, since those regions do not yet have full-fledged executive authorities.

Parnas was founded in 1990 as the Republican Party of Russia. The party was named Parnas in 2012 after it merged with the “non-systemic” opposition coalition “For Russia without Lawlessness and Corruption.”

The most well-known members of Parnas included Boris Nemtsov, Vladimir Ryzhkov, Ilya Yashin, Mikhail Kasyanov, and Vladimir Milov.

  • Share to or