Russian Federation

Российская Федерация or Россия (Russian), Russian Federation or Russia (English)

Capital: Moscow
Official language: Russian
Geography: Spans the entire Eurasian Arctic Seaboard in the north, the North-eastern Pacific coast, stretches along the length of northern border of China and Kazakhstan, the Great Caucasus Ridge, the Black sea coast and Ukraine, turning northwards along the eastern limits of the European Union.
Area: 17 098 246 sq km
Territorial division: a total of 85 regions.
Population: 143.2 mio (2012) 
Area code: +7 
Currency: ruble (RUB), one ruble = 100 kopeyka.

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Federation Council

Originally known as the State Council and established under the terms of the sovereign decree of the Emperor Nikolay II of 17 October 1905 on the establishment of a representative political structure. Lost legitimacy in the wake of the February revolution of 1917 to be recreated by the new Russian Constitution of 1993 as the Federation Council within the Federal Assembly.

Seats: 170 

Mandate: The Federation Council is filled by two representatives from every Region: one from the executive and one from the legislative of  the Region concerned. Eligibility
threshold is 30 years.

council.gov.ru

Valentina Matvienko

Valentina Matvienko

Russian Federation
Chairperson of the IPA CIS Council, Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

State Duma

Established under the terms of the sovereign decree of the Emperor Nikolay II of 17 October 1905 on the establishment of a representative political structure in Russia with the State Duma as its lower chamber. Lost legitimacy in the wake of the February revolution of 1917 to be recreated by the new Russian Constitution of 1993 as the Federation Council within the Federal Assembly.

Seats: 450

Mandate: members are elected for a term of five years
through general, equal, free, direct elections with secret ballot. Eligibility threshold is 21 years.

www.duma.gov.ru

Vyacheslav Volodin

Vyacheslav Volodin

Russian Federation
Speaker of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation