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Russia's dominant political party could lose up to 30,000 members following
Russia's dominant political party could lose up to 30,000 members following an examination of party membership lists, a United Russia leader said on Wednesday.

Critics have called the Kremlin-backed party a bureaucratic structure composed mainly of people serving their own narrow interests. Party leaders, including its new head, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, have pledged a purge of ranks and a strategy reform.

Boris Gryzlov, chairman of United Russia's supreme council and speaker of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, said a membership inventory would help uncover uncommitted members in the nearly 2 million-strong party.

"The review will leave the devoted United Russia members," Gryzlov said, adding that 1-1.5% of members, or 20,000-30,000 people, could be expelled. He also said that some people had applied to join the party a long time ago and were not even aware that they were members.

He said the final figure could "shock" journalists.

Putin became head of United Russia, which has a two third majority in the State Duma, after stepping down as president in May. He has refused to become a member of the party.


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