9 Facts About Russian President

1. The Russian President determines Russia's position in international affairs, alongside with the Prime Minister and the Government of the Federation, and represents the state in international relations, conducts negotiations and signs ratification documents.

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2. Russian President is invested with extensive rights to implement the state's foreign policy.

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3. Under the Constitution, the Russian President is not empowered to determine the full range of short-, middle-, and long-term objectives and targets of domestic policy, but only its basic guidelines.

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4. Russian President is further empowered to grant federal pardons and reprieves, and to convene and adjourn either or both houses of the Federal Assembly under extraordinary circumstances.

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5. The Russian President submits nominations to the Federation Council, the upper house of the parliament, for judges of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court and the Supreme Arbitration Court, as well as for Prosecutor General of Russia.

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6. Russian President is highly active in appointing top officials in the country.

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7. Russian President has a special copy of the Russian Constitution that is used during the inauguration.

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8. The Russian President is elected in a two-round system every six years, with a two consecutive term limitation.

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9. Russian President is elected directly through a popular vote to a six-year term.

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