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Russian Federation

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State Duma

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theCouncil of the Federation

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Federalnoye Sobraniye (Federal Assembly)
Chamber name
Gossoudarstvennaya Duma (State Duma)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1906-07 to 1914-01
from 1955-01
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Eurasia Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Chairman of the State Duma
Speaker
Vyacheslav Volodin (Male)
Year of birth
1954
Term
05.10.2016
See historical data for this field.

Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Head of Staff
Secretary general
Tatiana Voronova (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 22 Oct. 2016.

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
450
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
450
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
379
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
71
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
15.78% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
143,888
See historical data for this field.
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
232,077 See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Vasily Maksimovic Vlasov (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
86
Oldest member
Zhores Alferov (Male)
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 6 55 52 72 128 114 21 2 0
Total <= 45: 113 Total >= 46: 337
Male 0 4 48 47 66 106 100 17 2 0 390
Female 0 2 7 5 6 22 14 4 0 0 60
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger1.33%0.89%0.44%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger13.56%11.56%2%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger25.11%22%3.11%
Members for whom data is available
450

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.