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the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

  Party’s support baseYes, tuition costs are currently too expensive

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Russia raise taxes on the rich?

  Party’s support baseLower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?

  Party’s support baseLess

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Russian flag?

  Party’s support baseNo


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the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

  Party’s support baseYes, and also required to release their medical records

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseNo, we should pass tougher drug laws

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Russia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease, and deny aid to countries that harbor or promote terrorism

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Russia increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Russia accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseNo, we should eliminate any opportunity for terrorists to enter the country

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

  Party’s support baseYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Russia?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Russia, have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Party’s support baseNo, this will hurt our manufacturing businesses that rely on importing cheap resources to make their products

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Russia abolish the inheritance tax?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should Russia increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

  Party’s support baseDecrease, and the government should provide more incentives to prepare our citizens for these jobs

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Russia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party’s support baseKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice, I don’t agree but the government has no right to ban it

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should Russian citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

  Party’s support baseYes, but place them under house arrest using an electronic bracelet

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Russia be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Party’s support baseNo, and we should not allow any new immigrants into the country at this time

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  Party’s support baseFewer

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  Party’s support baseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

  Party’s support baseNo, more research is needed to measure the long term effects of fracking

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Party’s support baseYes, if the company promises to create new jobs by hiring local residents

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  Party’s support baseNo