Viktor Anpilov
Viktor Anpilov is a Russia
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n Communist politician and trade unionist. Anpilov joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
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 in 1972. He worked as a Soviet journalist
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 in Latin America
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. In 1990, Anpilov was nominated as candidate for the Congress of People's Deputies and Moscow
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 city Soviet. As a candidate, he is reported to have maintained links with the Pamyat
Pamyat is a Russian nationalist organization identifying itself as the "People's National-patriotic Orthodox Christian movement." The group's stated focus is preserving Russian culture.- History :...

 movement. After the dissolution of the USSR, Anpilov became the leader of the movement "Labour Russia
Labour Russia
Labour Russia is a hard-line communist movement in Russia. It was founded in 1991 as a popular movement supporting the Russian Communist Workers' Party and is led by Viktor Anpilov. Apart from the RKRP activists, the movement included activists from other radical opposition groups, e.g...

". During the 1993 Russian constitutional crisis, he was one of the leaders of the anti-Boris Yeltsin
Boris Yeltsin
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 uprising. In 1999, his movement joined the coalition Stalin Bloc - For the USSR
Stalin Bloc - For the USSR
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. In 2007 he took part in the Dissenters March
Dissenters March
The Dissenters' March was a series of political opposition protests that took place on 16 December 2006, in Moscow, on 3 March 2007, in Saint Petersburg, on 24 March 2007, in Nizhny Novgorod, on 14 April 2007, for the second time in Moscow and on 15 April 2007, again in Saint Petersburg, on 18 May...

 organized to protest against president Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
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policies. Anpilov is a well-known figure and he has a certain popularity; sometimes he is also invited as a guest on TV shows.

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