On Political Parties - Draft Law (First Hearing) submitted to State Duma by the President on December 29, 2000
Перевод законопроекта © Институт развития избирательных систем (ИРИС), 2001
Translation Copyright © 2001 Institute for Election System Development
Submitted by the President of the Russian Federation to the State Duma
Passed trough first Duma hearing on February 7, 2001
The Russian Federation recognizes a political plurality and a multi-party system. Proceeding from this the state shall ensure observance of the rights and legitimate interests of political parties and shall support their activity. The state shall guarantee the equality of political parties before the law regardless of the ideology, objectives, and tasks set forth in their constituent and program documents.
The contents of activity and the internal structure of a political party shall conform to the democratic principles.