Federation Maps and Fact Sheets for Russia
- Current federal Constitution adopted in 1993
- Official Website of the federal government of Russia (Russian and some English)
|Official name||Russian Federation|
|Population||142,893,540 (2006 est.)|
- 89 constituent units:
- 21 republics;
- 6 territories (kraya);
- 49 regions (oblasts);
- 2 federal cities: Moscow and St-Petersburg;
- 1 Jewish region;
- 10 autonomous areas (okraga).
- Map of the Russian Federation (republics, territories, regions)
- Official Websites of the governments of the constituent units: under Regional Institutions (Russian and some English)
Constitutional distribution of legislative powers
- The Constitution of the Russian Federation, Chapter 3: The Federal Structure
- Federal: Bicameral Federal Assembly composed of the Federation Council and the Duma. The Federation Council represents the constituent units. It is composed of two representatives fom each of the 89 constituent units: the head of each executive and the speaker or chairperson of each regional legislative assembly.
- Constituent units of the Federation: Legislative assemblies
- Official Websites of the legislative assemblies of the constituent units: under Regional Institutions; some of these government sites propose links to the legislative assemblies. (Russian and some English)
Russian is the official language at the federal level. The Republics have the constitutional right to institute their own state language(s) alongside Russian in their institutions.
- The Constitution of the Russian Federation, in particular Chapter 3: Article 68