Russian prime minister declares 3rd Winter World Military Games openMilitary & Defense February 24, 22:33
Russia to veto UNSC resolution imposing sanctions on Syria — envoyRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 22:29
Ukrainian MP Savchenko arrives in Donetsk republic to visit Ukrainian prisoners — agencyWorld February 24, 22:25
Russian Defense Ministry surprised over German MPs reaction to Reichstag miniature plansRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 16:32
Iraq's PM orders airstrikes on IS positions in SyriaWorld February 24, 16:09
Nord Stream 2 financing model to be ready by year end - OMVBusiness & Economy February 24, 13:44
Churkin left bright mark in history of Russian diplomacy, Lavrov saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 24, 12:20
Cargo spacecraft docks ISS in automatic modeScience & Space February 24, 11:58
Belarus to present to European Commission report on NPP stress tests' results - ministryBusiness & Economy February 24, 11:36
MOSCOW, January 6 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed an ordinance concerning the State Council Presidium. The Kremlin website posted the document on Friday.
By the rotation principle, the State Council Presidium includes Kurgan Governor Oleg Bogomolov, Chuvashia President Mikhail Ignatyev, Kabardino-Balkaria President Arsen Kanokov, Oryol Governor Alexander Kozlov, Chukchi Autonomous District Governor Roman Kopin, Krasnodar Governor Alexander Tkachyov, Kaliningrad Governor Nikolai Tsukanov and Novosibirsk Governor Vasily Yurchenko.
The State Council is an advisory body operating under the Russian president to consider main issues of the national life and to suggest solutions to current problems. The eight-member State Council Presidium drafts the State Council work plan and meeting agendas and evaluates the fulfillment of earlier decisions. The State Council Presidium convenes when necessary but no less than once a month. The Russian president sets the makeup of the State Council Presidium, whose members are rotated once in six months.