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Federal Assembly
Федеральное Собрание
Federalnoye Sobraniye
Coat of arms or logo
Houses Federation Council
State Duma
Founded 12 December 1993
Preceded by Supreme Soviet of Russia
Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union
Chairwoman of the Federation Council
Valentina Matviyenko, United Russia
Since 21 September 2011
Chairman of the State Duma
Vyacheslav Volodin, United Russia
Since 5 October 2016
Seats 620 total

450 State Duma

170 Federation Council
Russian Federation Council since 2014.svg
Federation Council political groups
7 State Duma.svg
State Duma political groups
Government (339)

Confidence and supply (64)

Opposition (43)

Other (1)

  •      Civic Platform (1)

Vacant (3)

  •      Vacant (3)
Chosen by territorial politicians
Parallel voting
Federation Council last election
12 December 1993
State Duma last election
18 September 2016
State Duma next election
September 2021

The Federal Assembly (Russian: Федера́льное Собра́ние, tr. Federalnoye Sobraniye; IPA: [fʲɪdʲɪˈralʲnəjə sɐˈbranʲɪjə]) is the national legislature of the Russian Federation, according to the Constitution of the Russian Federation (1993). It was preceded by the Supreme Soviet.

It is made up of the State Duma, which is the lower house, and the Federation Council, which is the upper house. Both houses are located in Moscow.

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