Federation Council (Russia)

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Federation Council
Совет Федерации (Sovet Federatsii) or Federation Soviet
Federal Assembly of Russia
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1993[1]
Preceded bySoviet of Nationalities (1991)
Leadership
Valentina Matviyenko
Since 21 September 2011
Andrey Turchak
Since 23 September 2020
Andrey Yatskin
Since 23 September 2020
Structure
Seats170
Russian Federation Council since 2014.svg
Political groups
Formed and structured on a non-partisan basis
Elections
Last election
12 December 1993
Next election
None
Meeting place
Meeting of the Federation Council (2018-12-11).jpg
26 Bol'shaya Dmitrovka, Moscow
Website
www.council.gov.ru
Federation Council Building in 2017

The Federation Council (Russian: Сове́т Федера́ции; Sovet Federatsii, common abbreviation: Совфед (Sovfed) or Russian: Сенат, romanized: Senat, lit. 'Senate') is the upper house of the Federal Assembly of Russia (the parliament of the Russian Federation), according to the 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation.

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