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4th State Duma of the Russian Federation

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Government  28 committees
Members  445 / 450
Website  State Duma
4th State Duma of the Russian Federation
Meeting place  State Duma Building Moscow, street Okhotny Ryad, 1
Term  7 December 2003 (2003-12-07) – 24 December 2007 (2007-12-24)
Election  2003 parliamentary election

The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation the 4th convocation (Russian: Государственная Дума Федерального Собрания Российской Федерации IV созыва) is the former convocation of the legislative branch of the State Duma, Lower House of the Russian Parliament. The 4th convocation meets at the State Duma building in Moscow (however, several meetings took place at the Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg), worked from December 7, 2003 to December 24, 2007.


The 4th State Duma's composition was based upon the results of the 2003 parliamentary election. Of the twenty–four parties participating in the elections, only four were able to overcome the 5% election threshold to gain representation based upon the proportional representation system and another party was held in the State Duma by winning a few electoral districts.


The first meeting of the State Duma traditionally held oldest deputy – 80 year-old of Valentin Varennikov.

On December 29, 2003, the parliament elected Boris Gryzlov as the Chairman of the State Duma.

First Deputy Chairman elected: Lyubov Sliska and Alexander Zhukov.

Deputy Chairman elected: Georgy Boos (before September 21, 2005), Yuri Volkov (since September 21, 2005), Artur Chilingarov, Vyacheslav Volodin, Vladimir Pekhtin, Oleg Morozov, Valentin Kuptsov, Dmitry Rogozin and Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

Major legislation

  • March 5, 2004: Mikhail Fradkov approved as Prime Minister of Russia with 352 votes in favor.
  • May 12, 2004: Mikhail Fradkov re-approved as Prime Minister of Russia with 356 votes in favor.
  • December 3, 2004: A law on the abolition of the direct election of regional heads with 358 votes in favor.
  • September 14, 2007: Viktor Zubkov approved as Prime Minister of Russia with 381 votes in favor.
  • Committees

    In the State Duma of the 4th convocation operated 28 Committees.

  • Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building
  • Committee on Civil, Criminal, Arbitration and Procedural Law
  • Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Committee of Labour and Social Policy
  • Budget and Tax Committee
  • Committee on Credit Organizations and Financial Markets
  • Committee on Economic Policy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism
  • Committee on Property Issues
  • Information Policy Committee
  • Committee on Energy, Transport and Communications
  • Committee on Industry, Construction and High Technology
  • Education and Science Committee
  • Committee on Culture
  • Committee on Physical Culture, Sport and Youth Affairs
  • Health Protection Committee
  • Committee on Women, Family and Children
  • Committee on Agrarian Issues
  • Defence Committee
  • Safety Committee
  • Committee on International Affairs
  • Committee on Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs and Relations with Compatriots
  • Committee on Rules and Organization of the State Duma
  • Committee on the problems of the North and Far East
  • Committee on Federation Affairs and Regional Policy
  • Committee on Local Government
  • The Environmental Committee
  • Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Committee on Public Associations and Religious Organizations
  • Committee for Nationalities
  • References

    4th State Duma of the Russian Federation Wikipedia