Unformatted text preview: serves more of an administrative role, nominating members of the Cabinet and implementing domestic policy. Russian parliament, called the Federal Assembly, consists of the State Duma (the lower house) and the Federation Council (the upper house). The State Duma is the more powerful of the two; all bills must be first considered by the State Duma. Russia’s judicial system is called the Ministry of Justice. Responsibilities include establishment of courts and the appointment of judges at levels below federal district courts. The 1993 constitution establishes a federal government and enumerates eighty-nine subnational jurisdictions, including twenty-one ethnic enclaves with the status of republics. Moscow and St. Petersburg contain the same status as oblasts. They are independent of surrounding jurisdictions and termed “cities of federal significance”....
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- Fall '09
- President of the United States, Lower house, state duma