The State Council of the Russian Federation
() is an advisory body to the Head of State, which deals with issues of the highest importance to the state as a whole. The council was established by a decree
of the President of Russia
, Vladimir Putin
, on September 1, 2000.
The current State Council is the third in the history of Russia
. It is the successor of the State Council of the USSR
The President signed the decree forming the State Council on the basis of articles 80 and 85 of the Constitution and the newly passed Federal Law “On the Procedure for Forming the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.”The President formed the State Council in order to harness the potential of regional leaders. In doing so, he took into account the requests and proposals of Federation Council
, the upper house
of the Russian parliament
members and State Duma
In its capacity as an advisory body, the State Council aids the President in discharging his duties to ensure the concerted functioning and interaction of various governmental bodies.The Chairman of the State Council is the President of Russia. Upon his order, the acting Secretary of the State Council is currently one of the aides to the President, Alexander S. Abramov.
The Presidential Domestic Affairs Directorate is responsible for the administrative support of the State Council.
The Council is made up of the leaders (governors and presidents) of Russia’s Federal Subjects
. Other persons may be... Read More