Chairman of the State Duma
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (Russian: Председатель Государственной Думы Федерального собрания Российской Федерации), also called Speaker (спикер), is the presiding officer of the lower house of the Russian parliament. His responsibilities include the overseeing the day-to-day business of the State Duma, presiding and maintaining order at the regular sessions of the parliament. The Speaker also chairs the Council of the Duma which includes representatives from all the parliamentary parties and determines the legislative agenda.
The Speaker of the Duma may intervene and express his views but is supposed to be unbiased in his activities at the regular sessions of the parliament.
Speakers of the State Duma, 1994-present
|№||Portrait||Name||Took office||Left office||Political Party||Term|
|1||Ivan Rybkin||January 14, 1994||January 17, 1996||Agrarian Party of Russia||1|
|2||Gennadiy Seleznyov||January 17, 1996||January 18, 2000||Communist Party of Russian Federation (prior June 4, 2002)
Non-partisan / Independent (June 4, 2002 - October 29, 2002)
Non-partisan / Party of Russia's Rebirth (since October 29, 2002)
|January 18, 2000||December 29, 2003||3|
|3||Boris Gryzlov||December 29, 2003||December 24, 2007||United Russia||4|
|December 24, 2007||December 19, 2011||5|
|4||Sergey Naryshkin||December 20, 2011||Incumbent||United Russia||6|
The Fathers of the house who started the new legislatures
Traditionally when a new Russian parliament is formed the eldest deputy opens and leads the first session until a chairman or a speaker is elected. In the history of the post-Soviet Dumas these were
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