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Russian Federation

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Council of the Federation

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theState Duma

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
Soviet Federatsii (Council of the Federation)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1906 to 1914
from 1955
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.
Chairperson of the Council of the Federation
Speaker
Valentina Matvienko (Female)
Year of birth
1949
Term
21.09.2011
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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.
Chief of Staff
Secretary General
Sergey Martynov (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Appointed members Appointed, for example, by the Head of State.
170
Note on the statutory number of members
Regional representatives appointed by legislative bodies of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The President may appoint up to 10 per cent (currently 17) of the members to the Council of the Federation. However, no President has ever appointed any members.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
170
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
139
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
31
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
18.24% 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.
620 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
143,888
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
232,077 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Alexander Pronyushkin (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
90
Oldest member
Nikolai Ryzhkov (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 0 5 13 18 64 59 7 3 0
Total <= 45: 18 Total >= 46: 151
Male 0 0 4 10 14 53 51 6 3 0 141
Female 0 0 1 3 4 11 8 1 0 0 28
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger2.96%2.37%0.59%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger10.65%8.28%2.37%
Members for whom data is available
169 See historical data for this field.

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.