Russian Federation

Council of the Federation

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
-

Notes: Parliamentary term: Individual members' term varies according to the republic/region they represent

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1906 to 1913
from 1955
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Eurasia Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the Council of the Federation
Speaker
Valentina Matvienko (Female)
Date of birth: 07 Apr 1949
Term
21 Sep 2011

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Gennady Golov (Male)
Term
25 Sep 2019
Notes

Appointed on 25. Sep. 2019.

Members

Statutory number of members
170

Notes:

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.

Principal mode of designation of members
Appointed
Appointed members
170
Current number of members
169
Men
137
Women
32
Percentage of women
18.9%
Statutory number of members per country 
620
Population (in thousands)
145,103
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
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Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
57.9
(2019-12 - 2021-10)
Number of members, by age (2021-10)
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
Male 0 0 4 13 14 50 39 10 1 1 132
Female 0 0 2 3 8 12 9 3 0 0 37
Totals per age interval 0 0 6 16 22 62 48 13 1 1 169
Total <= 45: 22 Total >= 46: 147
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
3.6% 2% 1.2%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
13.0% 10% 3.0%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
No information available
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No