Russia's new political entity, the "Unity" bloc will be choosing a leader.
The pro-Kremlin movement gave credit to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for its strong
showing in December's parliamentary elections, and pledged to concentrate on getting him elected President.
More than a week after its surprise second-placed showing in Russia's parliamentary elections, the "Unity" bloc held its first congress.
On Tuesday, the congress is expected to choose a party leader from the three main figures of the bloc; Minister of Emergency Situations, Sergei Shoigu, fellow Unity leader, Alexander Gurov, or Olympic wrestler, Alexander Karelin.
Most Russians, however, are still trying to figure out Unity's exact policy platform.
Shoigu made what has become a rare public appearance when he turned up at the Moscow congress.
Although not a member of the pro-government party, the current Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, also spoke at the congress.
"As opposed to what political analysts or specialists say, the Russian people already well understand that no problems can be solved, either political or social, while the Russian state is falling apart. That is what we are here to talk about."
SUPER CAPTION: Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister
He said that most ordinary Russian citizens, unlike political analysts understood that extreme measures needed to be taken.
Meanwhile, Sergei Shoigu, in what is quickly becoming his mantra, said that he and his party wholeheartedly supported the current Russian government.
"We support the government of Putin and Putin himself. And our support is there whether or not there are any changes in the political scene."
SUPER CAPTION: Sergei Shoigu, Minister of Emergency Situations
Shoigu's Unity bloc won more than a quarter of the votes in elections to the State Duma, or lower house of parliament in a neck-and-neck race with the Communist Party which is the largest group in the outgoing assembly.
Shoigu, who has earned public respect for cleaning up all manner of post-Soviet calamities, transformed his popularity into electoral success with the formation of the Unity bloc what was seen as an unlikely political party grouping.