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5th State Duma of the Russian Federation

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Government  33 committees
Members  450 / 450
Website  State Duma
5th State Duma of the Russian Federation
Meeting place  State Duma Building Moscow, street Okhotny Ryad, 1
Term  2 December 2007 (2007-12-02) – 21 December 2011 (2011-12-21)
Election  2007 parliamentary election

The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation the 5th convocation (Russian: Государственная Дума Федерального Собрания Российской Федерации V созыва) is the former convocation of the legislative branch of the State Duma, Lower House of the Russian Parliament. The 5th convocation meets at the State Duma building in Moscow, worked from December 2, 2007 to December 21, 2011.


The 5th State Duma's composition was based upon the results of the 2007 parliamentary election. Of the eleven parties participating in the elections, only four were able to overcome the 7% election threshold to gain representation based upon the proportional representation system.

Major legislation

  • May 8, 2008: Vladimir Putin approved as Prime Minister of Russia with 392 votes in favor.
  • November 21, 2008: Approved amendments to the Constitution of Russia with 392 votes in favor.
  • Leadership

    On December 24, 2007, the parliament re-elected Boris Gryzlov from the United Russia as the Chairman of the State Duma.

    At the same time, according to tradition, until the election of the Chairman of the State Duma, the meeting carried the oldest members of the State Duma – 77 year-old of Zhores Alferov (from Communist Party).


    In the State Duma of the 5th convocation operated 33 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
  • Financial Market Committee
  • Committee on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship
  • Committee on Property Issues
  • Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications
  • Committee on Energy
  • Committee on Transport
  • Land Relations Committee and construction
  • Industry Committee
  • Committee on Science and High Technology
  • Education Committee
  • Committee on Culture
  • Physical Culture and Sports Committee
  • Youth Committee
  • 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

    5th State Duma of the Russian Federation Wikipedia

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