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Politics of Russia

Russia’s administrative structure is federative. Presently, Russian Federation has 85 subjects. Russia is the most multi-national country in the world, with about 100 nationalities living on its territory. It is also one of the few truly multi-confessional countries, although the main religion is considered Russian Orthodoxy.

 

The head of the state is the president. The President’s working residence is in the Moscow Kremlinfonstola.ru-173084. The President determines the basic domestic and foreign policy, is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, can veto legislative bills, resolves issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, awards state decorations and grants pardons. The executive power is split between the Pre123122sident and the Prime Minister, but the President is the dominant figure. The government is housed in the so-called White House in Moscow. The government ensures the implementation of domestic and foreign policy, works out the federal budget, oversees the implementation of financial and monetary policy, ensures the rule of law, human rights and freedoms.
The legislature is represented by the Federal Assembly of Russia. It has two chambers: the State Duma
– the lower house, and the Federation Council – the upper house. Both its chambers are located in Moscow. The term Duma comes from the Russian “dumat” (“to think”). Compared to some European democracies, the Russian Duma is quite a youngster. Founded in 1906, it didn’t survive the 1917 revolution. But it bounced back in 1993, when Russia’s first President, Boris Yeltsin, introduced a new constitution.
The judicial power is vested in courts and administered by the Ministry of Justice.