11 March 2014
Members of the Libertarian Party of Russia (LPR) organized a series of one-person pickets in front of the Dutch Embassy in Moscow in support of Toine Manders, the former leader of the Dutch Libertarian Party kept in custody since the end of January. In January 2014 Manders was arrested in Cyprus on vague and, we have reasons to believe, trumped-up charges and extradited to the Netherlands where he has been kept in custody all the while. On March 4, 2014, a Dutch court extended Manders’s detention by another 3 months – still on the slurred charges of ‘unlicensed consultancy activities’... Read more
Happy New Year 2014!
Members of the LPR Federal Committee swooped on a youth club in Belgorod, a Russian city near the Russia – Ukraine border, to give a talk on the ideas of classical liberalism and challenges faced by those willing to promulgate them in Russia. Part Two of the event was devoted to a debate between libertarians and representatives of the Belgorod branch of the ‘Lenin Youth’ political movement... Read more.
MOSCOW – The Research University – Higher School of Economics housed the fifth session of the Adam Smith Forum, organized by the Libertarian Party of Russia in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Moscow and the HSE.
This time, caught in the ASF spotlight were the founding fathers of classical liberalism, the EU crisis, the challenges faced by the Scandinavian variety of capitalism, the current economic situation in Russia’s regions as well as the strategic policies to be employed by the libertarian movements in Russia, Belarus, the Netherlands and USA in the near term... Read more.
Roughly one hundred libertarians, from 44 regions of Russia, plus some guests and journalists came to the Moscow Maxima Plaza hotel on Saturday March 9, 2013, to take part in what has already been described as the biggest libertarian political convention in the country ever. According to the Russian legislation, a convention like this is needed for a political party to embark on the long and arduous course of having itself officially recognized and registered by the (reluctant) authorities, which may eventually lead to the party standing for elections in the future... Read more
MOSCOW – The fourth Adam Smith Forum organized jointly by the Libertarian Party of Russia and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, and given over to a discussion of ideas of economic and personal freedom, took place in Moscow on Oct. 20, 2012, this time housed in the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Topics on the forum agenda included the morality of capitalism, antitrust legislation, city traffic and other urban issues, the experience of Georgian reforms and the EU political and economic crisis... Read more.
The Libertarian Party of Russia (LPR) is an association of Russian citizens that champion the ideas of libertarianism. Its political and economic agenda is derived from thelibertarian philosophy, the principles of the individual’s self-ownership and non-aggression (regardless of whether the perpetrator of aggression is the individual or the state).
The Party was founded in 2007 and is currently working on its registration with the Ministry of Justice to allow it to put forward candidates and party tickets in future elections. In 2012, Vera Kichanova , an LPR member, was elected for a public office in the Moscow... Read more.