Presidential Councils


Council for Interethnic Relations

The Council’s objective is to improve state policy in the field of interethnic relations. The Council is a Presidential consultative and advisory body, established to ensure cooperation between the federal state power bodies, bodies of state power in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local authorities, public associations, and academic and other organisations in addressing issues related to implementation of the state policy of the Russian Federation. The Council’s main responsibilities are to review the conceptual framework, goals and targets of the state policy, to determine the methods, forms and stages of its implementation, to discuss the practical implementation of the state policy, to draft proposals for the President with regard to state policy priorities, to ensure cooperation between the federal and regional state bodies, local governments, NGOs, and academic and other organisations on issues of interethnic relations.


Council for Countering Corruption

The Council’s main tasks are: drafting proposals for the President on structuring and implementing state anti-corruption policy; coordinating efforts of the federal and regional executive authorities and local self-government bodies in carrying out state anti-corruption policy; overseeing implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Plan.


Council for Civil Society and Human Rights

The Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights is a consultative body established to assist the President in the exercise of his constitutional responsibilities to guarantee and protect human rights and freedoms, keep the President informed on the situation in this area, facilitate development of civil society institutions in Russia, and draft proposals for the President on matters within its mandate.

Council for the Local Self-Government Development

The Presidential Council for the Local Self-Government Development is a consultative body established to enhance state policy on local self-government, interaction of federal, regional and local authorities.


Council for Science and Education

The Presidential Council for Science and Education is a consultative body established to inform the President on the situation in these three areas, coordinate his contacts with scientific organisations, educational establishments, and members of the science and education communities, and draft proposals on topical issues concerning state science, technology and innovation policy and state education policy. The Council receives and organises expert examination of nominees for the Russian Federation State Prize for Science and Technology and President of the Russian Federation’s Prize for Young Scientists for Achievements in Science and Innovation, examines issues related to the award of these two prizes, and makes the relevant proposals to the President.

Council for Culture and Art

The Presidential Council for Culture and Art is a consultative body established to inform the President on the situation in culture and the arts, coordinate his contacts with cultural and artistic organisations and members of the culture and arts communities, and draft proposals on topical issues concerning state policy in culture and the arts. The Council receives and organises expert examination of nominees for the Russian Federation State Prize for Literature and the Arts and the Russian Federation State Prize for Outstanding Humanitarian Achievements, examines issues related to the award of these two prizes, and makes the relevant proposals to the President.

Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport

The Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport is a consultative body established to coordinate efforts of the federal, regional and local self-government authorities, public organisations, physical culture and sports organisations and other groups in matters related to state policy in physical culture and sport, excellence in sports, and also preparation and organisation of international sport events and participation of Russian athletes in those events.


Council for Codification and Enhancement of Civil Legislation

The Presidential Council for Codification and Enhancement of Civil Legislation is a consultative body established to coordinate efforts of the federal, regional and local self-government authorities, public organisations, research and other organisations in matters related to enhancing civil legislation.

Council for Coordination with Religious Organisations

The Council for Coordination with Religious Organisations is a presidential consultative body that carries out preliminary examination and drafts proposals for the President on relations between the President and religious organisations and on protecting tolerance and mutual respect in issues of freedom of conscience and religion.


Council for Cossack Affairs

The Presidential Council for Cossack Affairs is a consultative body established to assist in implementation of state policy regarding Russia’s Cossacks.

Coordination Council for Implementing the National Children’s Strategy for 2012-2017

The Presidential Coordination Council for Implementing the 2012–2017 National Children's Strategy is an advisory and consultative body under the President of the Russian Federation that was created with the aim of ensuring assistance to federal, regional and municipal government agencies, government agencies in the federal constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local self-governments, public associations, scientific and other organisations in looking at issues pertaining to the implementation of the National Children's Strategy for 2012–2017.

Presidential National Council for Professional Qualifications

The Presidential National Council for Professional Qualifications is an advisory body under the President of the Russian Federation created with the aim of looking into issues pertaining to creating and developing in Russia a system of professional qualifications.

Council on the Russian Language

The Presidential Council on the Russian Language is a consultative and coordinating body under the President’s oversight. The Council was established to improve state policy on developing, protecting and supporting the Russian language, guaranteeing Russian Federation citizens’ right to use the official state language, and to coordinate the work of federal, regional, and local government bodies, public associations and cultural, arts, academic, educational and other organisations, including non-commercial organisations working in international humanitarian cooperation.

Council for Strategic Development and National Projects

The Presidential Council for Strategic Development and National Projects is a Presidential advisory body that was established to facilitate cooperation between government bodies at the federal, regional and local levels, and public associations, scientific and other organisations in discussing issues pertaining to the strategic development of the Russian Federation and the implementation of national projects and programmes in the main areas of strategic development of the Russian Federation.


Council for the Implementation of State Policy in the Sphere of Protecting Family and Children

The Council is a presidential consultative body established to ensure cooperation of federal, regional and local government bodies, as well as public, academic and other organisations in evaluating issues related to the implementation of state policy for the protection of the family and children, and for the purpose of conducting public oversight of measures carried out during the Decade of Childhood. The main tasks of the council are to discuss the implementation of state policy for the protection of the family and children as well measures planned as part of the Decade of Childhood; to coordinate the activities of federal, regional and local government bodies, as well as public, academic and other organisations in evaluating issues related to the implementation of state policy for the protection of the family and children as well as measures planned as part of the Decade of Childhood; to conduct public oversight of measures carried out during the Decade of Childhood; and to draft proposals for the President on improving state policy for the protection of the family and children.