President of Russia
The President of the Russian Federation is the head of state and guarantor of the Constitution and of human and civil rights and freedoms.
The President is elected for a 6-year term by the Russian Federation’s citizens on the basis of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot.
Oath of the President of Russia
“In performing my duties as the President of the Russian Federation, I pledge to respect and protect the rights and liberties of every citizen; to observe and protect the Constitution of the Russian Federation; to protect the sovereignty and independence, security and integrity of the state and to serve the people faithfully.”
President's Authority and Duties
The status of the President of the Russian Federation is defined in Chapter Four of the Constitution.
The President shall be the head of state and the guarantor of the Constitution and of civil and human rights and liberties. He shall take measures to protect the sovereignty of the Russian Federation, its independence and integrity and to ensure the concerted functioning and interaction of all bodies of state power.
The President shall define the basic domestic policy guidelines of the state.
The President shall define the basic foreign policy guidelines of the state.
The President shall be the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
The President shall resolve issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, award state decorations and grant pardons.