New Russia Party

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New Russia Party
Leader Pavel Gubarev
Ekaterina Gubareva [1]
Founded 14 May 2014
Headquarters Donetsk
Ideology Russian nationalism
Colors Red, White and Blue
Supreme Soviet
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Elected on the election lists of the Free Donbass party.[2]
Party flag

The New Russia Party (Russian: Партия Новороссия, tr. Partiya Novorossiya), or Novorossiya Party, is a political party operating in Novorossiya, a union of self-declared separatist states within the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine.[3][4][5][6] The organization was founded by pro-Russian separatists, under the leadership of Pavel Gubarev, on 14 May 2014.[7][8] The party is formally known as the Social-Political Movement "New Russia Party" (Russian: Общественно-политическое движение «Партия Новороссия»).[9] It is not registered with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

The party was banned from participating in the 2014 Donbass parliamentary elections because they "were not able to hold a founding conference."[10] Members of the party took part in the election on the election lists of "Free Donbass".[10]


According to the party, their aim is "the withdrawal of all south-eastern Ukrainian lands from the jurisdiction of the Kiev authorities ... based on the principle of direct democracy ... creating a new, truly fair, scientifically and technologically advanced state."[11]



The New Russia Party was founded on 13 May 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine.[12] Its creation was announced by Pavel Gubarev, then acting as "People's Governor" of Donetsk, who stated, "The new party will be led only by those people who in this difficult time showed themselves as true patriots of their Motherland and proved themselves as true fighters and defenders of their Fatherland."[12]

The first congress was attended by pro-Russian separatist officials of the Donetsk People's Republic, Donbass Militia. Notable figures were involved, including: Donetsk Republic leader Pavel Gubarev (member of the Neo-Nazi Russian National Unity), writer Alexander Prokhanov, fascist[13][14][15] political scientist and Eurasia Party leader Aleksandr Dugin, and Valery Korovin.[7] The congress announced the creation of a new self-declared confederate state called 'New Russia'. The state would, according to Dugin, have its capital city in Donetsk, Russian Orthodox Christianity as the state religion, and would nationalize major industries.[16] According to Gubarev the state would also include (the major cities currently not under control of separatists) Kharkiv, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv and Zaporizhia.[17][18][19]

Donbass elections

On 2 November 2014, internationally unrecognized elections were held in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. The New Russia Party was refused registration in the DPR because it had not held a founding conference.[10] It subsequently stood candidates under the Free Donbass grouping, which received 31.6% of the vote.[10]


As part of the sanctions imposed during the Ukrainian crisis, the party was placed on US sanctions lists on 19 December 2014. The Treasury Department stated that the party, which had been "created to unite all supporters for the establishment of an independent federal state of Novorossiya and to withdraw all southeastern lands in Ukraine from the authority of Kyiv", was "designated because it has engaged in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine".[20]


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