When was the Russian Federsatiom set up ?
Wahat does the President do ?
What is the State Duma?
What is the Council of Federation?
What does the Prime Minister do ?
The Russia Federation is set up by the Constitution of 1993 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. According to the Consultation Russia is a Presidential Republic. The President is elected four six years and is the head of the State.
The President is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, he makes treaties, enforces laws and appoints ministers.
The Federal Government consists of three branches: legislative, executive and judicial. All of them are checked by the president.
The legislative power is represented by the Federal Assembly. It consists of two chambers. The Upper Chamber is the Council of Federation, the Lower Chamber is the State Duma.
To become a law a bill must be approved by both chambers and signed by the President. The president may veto the bill.
The executive power belongs to the government which is headed by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister forms his Cabinet.
The judicial branch is represented by the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court and regional courts.
The State symbol of Russia is three is three-coloured banner with three horizontal stripes: white, blue and red. The white stripe symbolizes the earth, the blue one-the sky, the red one – liberty. A new National Emblem is a two-headed eagle which is the most ancient symbol of Russia.
Russian is thw state language, it is spoken throughout the whole territory of the Russian Federation. Meanwhile each Republic within Russia has its own national language.