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Russia: Putin to lead freshly launched All-Russia Popular Front

Russian Federation, Moscow
June 12, 2013 at 15:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Putin to lead freshly launched All-Russia Popular Front

Russian President Vladimir Putin was announced as the head of the All-Russia Popular All-Russia Popular FrontFront during a congress meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. Previously named the All-Russia People's Front (ONF), the founding congress was held to adopt a charter and officially turn it into a public movement. Some 1,500 delegates from across the country gathered in the capital for the two-day congress on June 11 and 12, as well as hundreds of Russian and foreign journalists.

Alongside news of Putin taking leadership of the All-Russia Popular Front, it was announced that the movement will also have three co-chairpersons said to be 'Business Russia' representative Alexander Galushka, film director and head of Putin's election campaign team, Stanislav Govorukhin, and Olga Timofeeva.

The ONF was launched by Vladimir Putin at a United Russia congress in Volgograd in May of 2011. The movement was designed to be a coalition between the ruling party and numerous non-United Russia nongovernmental organisations, providing United Russia with "new ideas, new suggestions and a new face".

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Russia: Putin to lead freshly launched All-Russia Popular Front

Russian President Vladimir Putin was announced as the head of the All-Russia Popular All-Russia Popular FrontFront during a congress meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. Previously named the All-Russia People's Front (ONF), the founding congress was held to adopt a charter and officially turn it into a public movement. Some 1,500 delegates from across the country gathered in the capital for the two-day congress on June 11 and 12, as well as hundreds of Russian and foreign journalists.

Alongside news of Putin taking leadership of the All-Russia Popular Front, it was announced that the movement will also have three co-chairpersons said to be 'Business Russia' representative Alexander Galushka, film director and head of Putin's election campaign team, Stanislav Govorukhin, and Olga Timofeeva.

The ONF was launched by Vladimir Putin at a United Russia congress in Volgograd in May of 2011. The movement was designed to be a coalition between the ruling party and numerous non-United Russia nongovernmental organisations, providing United Russia with "new ideas, new suggestions and a new face".

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