Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 131

Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) leader Gennady Zyuganov said on TV yesterday that his party seeks power in "a democratic way." Denying that the KPRF is at odds with other communist parties and groups, Zyuganov said that "all communist parties are detachments in one united front". The KPRF aims for a "government of national revival" together with the Agrarian Party and, Zyuganov hopes, with Yuri Skokov’s and General Aleksandr Lebed’s Congress of Russian Communities (KRO). Notwithstanding the KRO’s rejection of the KPRF’s overtures, Zyuganov claimed that Anatoly Lukyanov, the former USSR Supreme Soviet chairman now in the KPRF’s leadership, has been negotiating with the KRO’s leaders. Zyuganov chose to be reserved about his party’s chances in the elections: he told the TV audience that he hopes for "more than 10 percent" of the votes cast. (1)

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