Moscow City Duma

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Moscow City Duma
Московская городская дума
Coat of arms or logo
Founded 1993
Preceded by Mossovet
Alexey Shaposhnikov, United Russia
Seats 45
Political groups
United Russia (28)
Communist Party of the Russian Federation (5)
Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (1)
Motherland-National Patriotic Union (1)
Non-Partisian (10)
Last election
14 September, 2014
Meeting place
File:Municipality Duma Moscow Russia.jpg
Building of the Moscow City Duma (Petrovka Street, 22)

The Moscow City Duma (Russian: Московская городская дума, Moskovskaya Gorodskaya Duma) is the Russian regional parliament in Moscow, the unicameral City Duma (city council, a local parliament) of the Russian capital city of Moscow. As Moscow is one of two federal cities, the city duma's legislation can only be overridden by the mayor and the federal government.


It includes 35 members who are elected for a four year term in a Mixed-member proportional representation: 18 are elected on a proportional party list basis and 17 on Single-mandate constituency basis.

From 1993 to 2001 was elected by single-member districts. From 2005 to 2009, 20 deputies were elected on party lists, and 15 - in single-seat constituencies. Since 2009 18 deputies are elected on party lists, and 17 - in single-seat constituencies.

The current Chairman of the Moscow City Duma is Vladimir Mikhailovich Platonov. The last election, held in 2009, left United Russia in the majority with 32 seats and the Communist Party with 3 seats.


  • 12 December 1993
  • 1997
  • 2001
  • 4 December 2005
  • 11 October 2009
  • 14 September 2014


The original municipal legislature was established in 1785.

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