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Federation Council
Совет Федерации (Sovet Federatsii) or Federation Soviet
Federal Assembly of Russia
Coat of arms or logo
Founded 1993
Preceded by Soviet of Nationalities (1991)
Valentina Matviyenko
Since 21 September 2011
First Deputy Chairman
Andrey Turchak
Since 23 September 2020
Andrey Yatskin
Since 23 September 2020
Seats 170
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Political groups
Formed and structured on a non-partisan basis
  • Chosen by regional authorities (170 senators)
  • Appointed by the President of Russia (max 30 senators)
  • Former Presidents (ex officio)
Last election
12 December 1993
Next election
Meeting place
Meeting of the Federation Council (2018-12-11).jpg
26 Bol'shaya Dmitrovka, Moscow
Здание Совета Федерации
Federation Council Building in 2017

The Federation Council (Russian: Сове́т Федера́ции; Sovet Federatsii, common abbreviation: Совфед (Sovfed) or Russian: Сенат ) is the upper house of the Federal Assembly of Russia (the parliament of the Russian Federation), according to the 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation.

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