Communists held a meeting of protest against the falsification of election results at St Petersburg’s Pioneers’ Square on 23 December 2007. Around 400 people took part in the demonstration, which was organised by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF). Representatives of the National-Bolshevik Party (NBP), Federation of Socialist Youth (FSM), Vanguard of Communist Youth (AKM), Russian Communist Workers’ Party (RKRP-RPK), and Communists of Leningrad Oblast (KPLO) took part in the demonstration also.
Andrey Dmitriev, NBP leader in St Petersburg, called on the KPRF to withdraw from the State Duma and, together with the Other Russia coalition, establish a new organ of popular representation, a “National Assembly”. Another NBP representative, Andrey Pesotsky, urged the Communists to take part in the opposition’s Marches of Dissent. The KPRF is holding a series of demonstrations against the falsification of the Duma elections throughout Russia. Similar events have already taken place in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Rostov, Pskov, Saratov, Khabarovsk, and Abakan.