State Council

The Russian Federation State Council is an advisory body that assists the President in guaranteeing coordinated functioning and interaction of the various state bodies of power.

The State Council is composed of the Council’s Chairman and members. The President of Russia is also Chairman of the State Council.

State Council

The State Council includes the following members: the Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Speaker of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoys to the federal districts, senior officials (heads of the highest executive agencies of state power) in Russia’s federal constituent entities, and the heads of the political parties in the State Duma.

According to a decision by the President of the Russian Federation, membership in the State Council can be extended to individuals holding senior official positions (heads of the highest executive agencies of state power) in Russia’s federal constituent entities who have extensive experience of public (state and civic) service.