| State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation|
of the 4th convocation
Seat composition of the 4th State Duma
|Meeting place||State Duma Building|
Moscow, street Okhotny Ryad, 1
|Term||7 December 2003– 24 December 2007|
|Election||2003 parliamentary election|
|Chairman||Boris Gryzlov |
(from United Russia)
|First Deputy||Lyubov Sliska (from United Russia)|
Alexander Zhukov (from United Russia)
|Party control||United Russia|
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.
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.
|United Russia||Boris Gryzlov||304|
|Communist Party of the Russian Federation||Gennady Zuganov||47|
|A Just Russia – Rodina||Sergey Glazyev||33|
|Liberal Democratic Party of Russia||Igor Lebedev||30|
|Socialist Party of Russia – Patriots of Russia||Sergey Baburin||8|
- 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.
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
- In the Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg held a visiting session of the State Duma
- Boris Gryzlov was elected Speaker of the State Duma of the fourth convocation
- Including individual deputies of other parties
- Mikhail Fradkov appointed Prime Minister
- Mikhail Fradkov re-appointed Prime Minister
- The State Duma finally abolished direct elections of governors
- Viktor Zubkov appointed Prime Minister