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  Federation Council of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Federation Council of Russia (Совет Федерации, Sovet Federatsii) is the upper house of the Federal Assembly of Russia (parliament of the Russian Federation), according to the 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation.
Although a Federation Council had been created by Yeltsin in July 1993 to gather regional representatives (except Chechnya) to support an earlier draft of a replacement constitution to the 1978 document, this Federation Council was to become a permanent part of the legislature.
Unlike the State Duma and the provincial legislatures throughout Russia, the Council is not directly elected, but instead chosen by territorial politicians, resembling in some respects to the structure of the U.S. Senate prior to the Seventeenth Amendment in 1913.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Federation_Council_of_Russia   (2158 words)

 Sergey Mironov - Chairman of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Sergey Mironov - Chairman of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Speaker Sergei Mironov of the Federation Council, the Russian parliament's upper house, held a conference with Speaker Vladimir Litvin of the Ukrainian parliament.
Russia is not particularly enthusiastic about a possible stationing of US bases in Bulgaria, Sergei Mironov, chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly, said in Sofia after a meeting with Parliamentary Speaker Ognyan Gerzhikov.
mironov.info /Publications/2003/12   (2535 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Federation Council adopts law on gas supply in Russia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Federation Council adopts law on gas supply in Russia.
The purpose of this law is to establish legal, economic and organisational relations in the field of gas supply in the Russian Federation.
The most essential of them is that the law determines not clearly enough mutual relations between the united gas supply system, regional gas supply systems and gas distribution systems, as well as independent organisations from a viewpoint of centralised control over the extraction, transportation, storage and gas deliveries.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/ntr91693.htm   (194 words)

 Federation Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Federation Council is the upper chamber of the Federal Assembly - the parliament of the Russian Federation, first elected 12 December 1993 simultaneously with the adoption of the new Constitution.
The first organ called a "Federation Council" was formed 17 July 1990 within the office of the Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR and included the chairmen of the Soviets of the autonomous republics, oblasts, and okrugs (31 persons) and the chairmen of certain oblast, krai, and city soviets (31 persons).
Statute of federal organs of power for the transition period approved by Presidential decree stipulated that the Federation Council consisted of the chairmen of the legislative (representative) organs of power and the chief executives of each subject of the federation until the end of the terms of the current convocation of Soviets (March 1995).
www.cityline.ru /politika/e/fs/sf.html   (1027 words)

 Putin's new power to appoint governors raises concerns | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Russia consists of 89 regions, whose leaders were chosen by popular election.
Critics warn that they could violate Russia's constitution, which was adopted in 1993 under his predecessor Boris Yeltsin and was considered one of the main democratic achievements of his troubled rule.
The Federation Council is Russia's upper Parliament house.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20041213/news_1n13russia.html   (553 words)

 Tracking Nuclear Proliferation, 1998: Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Russia has occasionally stated that it had a capacity to dismantle about 2,000 nuclear weapons a year; it has at the same time reported that the rate of dismantlement was slowed down by the lack of suitable storage space for dismantled components.
In June 1995, Russia agreed to allow the United States to monitor the operation of the three reactors and to monitor the plutonium separated from the spent fuel produced in these units—without, however, inspecting the reprocessing plants where the plutonium is separated.
Russia has also joined the MTCR and the Wassenaar Arrangement, and it has recently ratified the CWC—thereby boosting confidence that cooperation in establishing common assumptions and ground rules for national export control laws and regulations, and their actual implementation, will proceed in the areas of advanced conventional arms and dual-use technologies, missiles, and chemical weapons.
www.ceip.org /programs/npp/russia.htm   (8156 words)

 Religious - Christian - Russia / The Russian Federation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Curriculum Vitae of Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia.
Epistle of the Hierarchical Synod of the Russian (Rossijskoj) Orthodox Church to the Hierarchical Council of the Russian (Russkoj) Orthodox Church Abroad.
Ural Deanery of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia.
learning.lib.vt.edu /slav/relig_chr_russia.html   (2813 words)

 Russia, Federation Council, Mironov
Under the Kremlin-orchestrated reform of the Federation Council in mid-2000, regional chiefs must leave the chamber by January 2002 and appoint representatives in their stead.
Prior to the reform, regional governors and heads of regional legislatures from Russia's 89 federal units were entitled to seats in the 178-person chamber.
Putin's representative in the Federation Council, Vyacheslav Khizhnyakov, said Wednesday the president was informed about Mironov's nomination and had reacted "positively" to the decision.
www.cdi.org /russia/Johnson/5571-10.cfm   (333 words)

Russia is a federated state with, in theory, widespread devolution to its regions.
We could say that white, blue and red flags were in used in Russia from about 1667, mainly in the quartered form with a blue cross, while from 1697, after the visit of Peter the Great to Netherlands, the triband design became the preferred one.
The white-blue-red is based on the coat of arms of the duchy of Moscow, which is red with Saint George, wearing white armor and a blue cape, riding a white horse, holding a blue shield, defeating the dragon.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ru.html   (1398 words)

However, Russia's Constitution says that accepting the prosecutor-general's resignation is the prerogative of the upper house of parliament, the Federation Council.
A healthy-looking Skuratov appeared yesterday before the Council and told senators that he is ready to continue his work if -- as he put it -- "you extend your trust and support to me." The vote was 142 to 6 to keep Skuratov in his job.
Sources in the Federation Council noted, however, that most of the governors taking the floor in support of Skuratov are close to the Communist Party and some are themselves under investigation for financial wrongdoings, such as Tula Governor Vasily Starodubtsev.
www.rferl.org /features/1999/03/F.RU.990318132324.asp   (971 words)

 Federation Council Shifts to Electricity - Kommersant Moscow
The RF Federation Council focused on Russia’s Energy Strategy, which covers the period up to 2020.
Federation Council focused on maladjustment of forecasted and actual figures for two days in a row.
Pursuant to the strategy that the government adopted in the fall 2003, the oil industry of Russia is somewhat in 2010, not in 2005, Sergey Oganesyan, who heads the Federal Energy Agency, said more than once.
www.kommersant.com /page.asp?id=633100   (436 words)

Russia was among about one hundred nations that announced their intention to implement the framework in the summer of 2005.] The use of non-intrusive detection equipment is also part of the “Development Concept of the Customs Service of the Russian Federation until 2010,” adopted by the government in December 2005.
The Federal Law amending Articles 188 and 189 of the Russian Criminal Code was adopted by the State Duma on 5 April 2002, approved by the Federation Council on 23 April 2002, and signed by Russian President Putin on 7 May 2002.
On 16 April 2002, the Federation Council held a conference to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 11 April 1992 signing by then-president Boris Yeltsin of Edict No. 388, which provided the initial legislative foundation for the Russian export control system.
www.nti.org /db/nisprofs/russia/excon/excondev.htm   (12462 words)

 Russia Profile - Resources|Federation Council
Federation Council is the upper chamber of the Federal Assembly - the parliament of the Russian Federation.
The Council meets separately from the State Duma except for hearings of Presidential addresses, Addresses of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation or speeches delivered by leaders of foreign states.
Federation Council elects its own Chairman, First Deputy Chairman and Deputy Chairmen, who conduct the Council's sessions and are in charge of the chamber regulations.
www.russiaprofile.org /resources/structure/fedcouncil/index.wbp   (204 words)

 The Federation Council Approves Putin'
In a remarkably easy victory, the Federation Council, Russia's national legislative upper house, on July 26, passed the government's tax reform measures in a 115 to 23 vote.
The Council is comprised of the governor and legislative leader (the regional legislative speaker) from each of Russia's 89 regions.
The Council had been expected to stall the tax reform package in a show of opposition to changes in house makeup.
www.russiancouncil.org /reports/Hellug15(2).htm   (811 words)

Russia and China have joined together in a strategic partnership aimed at countering the U.S. and Western "monopoly in world affairs," as was made clear in a joint statement released by the Chinese and Russian presidents in July 2005.
Russia is to pour hundreds of millions of pounds into developing a group of small islands seized from Japan at the end of the second world war, in a calculated snub to Tokyo.
Russia's new foreign policy is characterized, including that toward the Korean Peninsula, by a total disappearance of an ideological factor and by an appreciable increase in pragmatism in defining its approaches to the current global and regional problems.
www.vuw.ac.nz /~caplabtb/dprk/NK_russia.htm   (9712 words)

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Russia needs to ratify the document to make it work, as Russia is the world's second largest source of greenhouse gases
The Federation Council of Russia is to decide upon the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on Wednesday.
Russia needs to ratify the document to make it work, as Russia is the world's second largest source of greenhouse gases: the country has 17 percent of the world's share at this point.
www.climateark.org /articles/reader.asp?linkid=35882.   (1118 words)

 The Federation News
While pointing out that the it is not in the interests of the Federation to protest, President Joseph Buttigieg said that the FKNK is ready to use all the means possible to safeguard the interests of its...
Federation calls for moratorium on degree granting status to private...
Federation calls for moratorium on degree granting status to private universities until current problems are addressed Public and students need reassurance that private universities are held to the same high...
www.topix.net /who/the-federation?scoring=d   (832 words)

 Business Law Report. | Legal from AllBusiness.com
Russia's Federation Council on September 21 approved key points for a draft resolution to be passed on September 29 which would launch the drafting of new laws and amendments to existing legislation in a bid to ensure more effective action against terrorism.
Federation Council speaker Sergei Mironov insisted on urgently taking stock of weapons and ammunition used by security, law enforcement and other services.
The council also plans to recommend that the Education Ministry include a "life security" course in school curricula and instruct the Audit Chamber to check whether state expenditures on terrorism prevention since 2002 have been effective.
www.allbusiness.com /legal/241071-1.html   (727 words)

 Russia on an aid crusade - Jul. 10, 1998
NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Russia's upper chamber of parliament gave a ringing endorsement Friday to a government program of economic austerity measures, ahead of an expected weekend decision by the International Monetary Fund on an emergency aid package the Kremlin is counting on to stave off a devaluation of the ruble.
     The overwhelming vote of 97 in favor and 4 against, by the Federation Council, came as President Boris Yeltsin phoned Western leaders in a diplomatic dialing spree to curry favor for the new loan package.
     Many analysts view Russia's latest economic convulsions as a corollary of the financial crisis that erupted in Asia last summer after the Thai government abandoned its defense of the baht, triggering rampant currency devaluations across the region.
money.cnn.com /1998/07/10/economy/russia   (880 words)

 Gateway To Russia - Article - Federation Council head to compete with Putin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Sergey Mironov, the Chairman of the Federation Council, the upper house of parliament, has submitted an application to the Central Election Commission to run for the president of Russia, a source close to the Federation Council reported.
Another possibility is that Mironov may head the Council for National Ideology, planned to be set up in the future.
The council is expected to focus of selecting Russia’s values and working out economically efficient and civilized model of social development.
www.gateway2russia.com /st/art_185959.php   (276 words)

 RIA Novosti - Russia - Russian lawmaker disputes efficiency of Ukraine's Transdniestria settlement plan
In an interview with a RIA correspondent Thursday, Mr Margelov said the Transdniestrian roadmap drawn up by the Ukrainian government was quite controversial and that even Vladimir Voronin, President of Moldova, the republic Transdniestria used to be part of, had his doubts about its workability.
Russia, a co-mediator in the Transdniestrian conflict, has its own idea of how it could be solved.
Russia's proposal is about constitutional rearrangements to transform Transdniestria into an "asymmetric federation." If translated into reality, such a plan would provide for the settlement of all disputable issues in line with the Constitution, making sure than interests of Transdniestria's population are taken into account.
en.rian.ru /russia/20050608/40492431.html   (576 words)

 Federation Council official says Russia has no grain excess - Pravda.Ru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Russia currently has no grain excesses, member of the Russian Federation Council for agricultural and food policy Mikhail Korobeynikov said at a press conference today.
In the 2001-2002 agricultural year 85.2m tons of grain were produced in Russia, while the record high grain production was 113.5m tons in the history of Russian agriculture, Korobeynikov stressed.
The Federation Council official was quoted as saying the output of live stock raising has dropped by a factor of 2-3 since the early 1990s.
english.pravda.ru /economics/2002/10/28/38784.html   (395 words)

The senior Russian MP pointed out to his Iranian counterpart that one of the major premises for Russia's foreign policies is the development of good-neighborly and wide-ranging relations with Iran.
Russia and Iran hold similar views on major international issues, especially such as the restoration of peace and stability to the Middle East and the fight against international terrorism, Mr.
The Russian Federation Council Speaker praised Iran for being so cooperative with the International Atomic Energy Agency and reemphasized the need to carry on with Russo-Iranian cooperation on civilian nuclear programs.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1299897/posts   (502 words)

 Fed Council OKs Russian budget   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Russia's Federation Council voted unanimously Friday to approve next year's budget, Interfax news agency said.
The Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament voted 143-0 with no abstentions to approve the 2005 federal budget, Interfax said.
It was passed by a unanimous vote, said Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov.
story.tampastar.com /index.php/ct/9/cid/420d9e49bcaa69d0/id/56836/cs/1   (146 words)

Aleksandr Rutskoi, the Kursk Region's governor, is today to address the Federation Council, Russia' upper house of parliament, and tell his colleagues of the situation around the gubernatorial elections in the region.
Today, the Election Commission of Krasnoyarsk, one of Russia's largest Siberian cities, registered the Anatoli Bykov Bloc as running for the seats in the Krasnoyarsk City Council.
Last week the US State Department urged Russia to thoroughly investigate incidents of alleged intolerance, including one in September in which masked attackers are said to have vandalized a Jewish school in the provincial town of Ryazan and terrorised students More details...
newsfromrussia.com /region/2000/10/25/468.html   (627 words)

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