Russian Federation

State DumaCouncil of the Federation

Council of the Federation

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Valentina Matvienko (Female)
Year of birth
1949
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Gennady Golov (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 25. Sep. 2019.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
141
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
29
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
17.06% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
57.85
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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)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
18 See historical data for this field.
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
151 See historical data for this field.
Total per sex
Total of male
141 See historical data for this field.
Total of female
28 See historical data for this field.
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
5 See historical data for this field.
41-45
13 See historical data for this field.
46-50
18 See historical data for this field.
51-60
64 See historical data for this field.
61-70
59 See historical data for this field.
71-80
7 See historical data for this field.
81-90
3 See historical data for this field.
91 and over
0
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%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
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.