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United Russia

United Russia (Единая Россия in Russian) is a pro-government Russian political party. It backs the president Vladimir Putin and can be seen as his vehicle in the Duma.

It was founded in 2001 as a merger of Yuri Luzhkov's Fatherland All-Russia party, and the Unity Party of Russia, led by Sergei Shoigu.

In the 2003 parliamentary elections it polled 37% of the vote.