Russian Federation

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Vyacheslav Volodin (Male)
Year of birth
1954

Secretary general

Secretary General
Tatiana Voronova (Female)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 22 Oct. 2016.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
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.

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)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Notes
Number of candidates: About 6,500

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
393
Number of women elected
57
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
12.67%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
57

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
393
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
57
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Vyacheslav Volodin (Male)
Political party
United Russia
Date of election
05.10.2016
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1990
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1918
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Provisional Government ratified the Official Clause about the elections to the constituent Assembly of Russia. The Constitution of 1918, after the Revolution, confirmed the right to vote and to stand for elections.
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1918
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Provisional Government ratified the Official Clause about the elections to the constituent Assembly of Russia. The Constitution of 1918, after the Revolution, confirmed the right to vote and to stand for elections.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1922

Specialized body - Women's caucus

Club of Women Parliamentarians
(May 2019)
Formal or informal
Informal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
Yes
Notes
The Forum welcomes women parliamentarians of different government authorities i.e. local governments’ representatives, Federal-level politicians etc. Clubs of women parliamentarians are be created in the regions of Russia.

Ms. Valentina Matvienko, Speaker of the Federation Council, supported the establishment of the Club of Women Parliamentarians at the 458th plenary session of the Federation Council, held May 22, 2019 -- an idea put forward by female members from both chambers. The idea to do so sprung from a May 20, 2019 women's business forum "Business spring" organized by the regional branch of the Association of women entrepreneurs of Russia and the Government of the Orenburg region. The Forum brought together nearly 1000 business women who discussed the problems of success and failure in business, the development of socially oriented business, export issues, women's access to resources, Finance, markets, mentoring and transfer of experience in the women's community.

Activities

Issues dealt with by the caucus
Platform to solve problems, exchange experience and ideas among participants and promote the women's agenda in the country.