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Pirate Party of Russia
Пиратская партия России
AbbreviationPPR (English)
ППР (Russian)
ChairpersonAnton Yershov
Founded26 June 2009; 13 years ago (2009-06-26)
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Membership (2013)15,000
IdeologyPirate politics
Direct democracy
Open government
Basic income[2]
Political positionSyncretic
International affiliationPirate Parties International
Colours  Black
Slogan"Be happy! Copy everything! Challenge the rules!"
(Russian: "Будьте счастливы! Копируйте всё! Качай права!")
State Duma
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The Pirate Party of Russia (PPR; Russian: Пиратская партия России; ППР; Piratskaya partiya Rossii, PPR) is a political party in Russia based on the model of the Swedish Pirate Party. It was founded in July 2009.


In 2007, a Pirate Party movement in Russia called the Pirate Union-League of Сreative Freedom (SP - LTS) became inactive. Two years later, in the summer of 2009, it was succeeded by the modern Pirate Party of Russia, founded in light of the success of other international pirate parties. In January 2010, the first elections of the party's leadership took place.[3]

In March 2011 the Russian Justice Ministry refused to register the party because of its name, since the "current legislation defines piracy as an attack on a sea or river craft, which is a criminal offense".[4] The party appealed and the court hearing was scheduled to occur on 24 May.[needs update] In July 2011, it was decided to officially register the party under the name "No-Name Party".[5] On 30 June and 1 July 2012 the party was properly registered at last and with the name Pirate Party of Russia, but despite the board elected and statutes voted they still need to work in order to be fully recognized as a party.[6]

Notable members


  1. ^ "████ того, кого нельзя называть вслух, с Украиной" [The ... of the one who cannot be called aloud, with Ukraine]. (in Russian). 2022-02-24. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  2. ^ "ПРОГРАММА "ПИРАТСКОЙ ПАРТИИ РОССИИ"" [PROGRAM OF THE "PIRATE PARTY OF RUSSIA"]. (in Russian). 2017-05-28. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  3. ^ Russian Pirate Party elects first official leadership Archived 2010-02-20 at the Wayback Machine, PPInternational, 2 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Justice Ministry Refuses to Register Pirate Party". The Moscow Times. 2011-03-21.
  5. ^ "Leader of Russian Pirate Party Risks 6 Years of Prison (Russian language)". 2011-11-21. Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  6. ^ The official birth of the Pirate Party of Russia Archived 2012-09-16 at the Wayback Machine