The Speaker
Friday, 14 June 2024 – 10:01
Moscow, Russia

Explaining Politics in Russia

Russia is a country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia with a population of around 146 million people.

Russia, or officially, the Russian Federation was founded in 1991 and its current constitution has been effective since 1993. This guide mainly looks at how Russian politics works today, but you can find out about some of Russia’s long history in the History tab below.

The country has been repeatedly classified as a potential superpower and is a major power both regionally and on the global stage. Russia is also one of the five countries recognised as nuclear weapon states.

Click through the tabs below to learn more about how politics works in Russia.

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