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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Great Russia Again Denied Registration

Great Russia, co-founded by Dmitry Rogozin, the former leader of the nationalist Rodina party, has been denied registration a second time, making it unlikely that it will be able to participate in the Dec. 2 State Duma elections.

"The information in the documents submitted by the party and the articles of its charter do not meet the requirements of current laws," Federal Registration Service spokeswoman Lyudmila Mikhailova said Monday, Interfax reported.

Great Russia's leader, Duma Deputy Andrei Savelyev, said the party would try applying again.

According to election laws, parties have until 6 p.m. on Oct. 17 to submit all necessary documents in order to qualify for the Duma vote.

"There are no serious grounds for denying Great Russia registration," Savelyev said, Interfax reported.

Rogozin, Savelyev and Alexander Belov, head of the Movement Against Illegal Immigration, founded the party on May 5. It was first denied registration on July 24.