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FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of December 17, 1997 No. 2-FKZ

About the Government of the Russian Federation

(The last edition from 28-12-2016)

Accepted by the State Duma on April 11, 1997

Approved by the Federation Council on May 14, 1997

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. The government of the Russian Federation - the supreme executive body of the government of the Russian Federation

The government of the Russian Federation is public authority of the Russian Federation.

The government of the Russian Federation performs the executive authority of the Russian Federation.

The government of the Russian Federation is the collegiate organ heading single system of the executive authority in the Russian Federation.

Article 2. Legal basis of activities of the Government of the Russian Federation

The government of the Russian Federation performs the activities on the basis of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws, the Federal Laws and normative presidential decrees of the Russian Federation.

Article 3. Basic principles of activities of the Government of the Russian Federation

The government of the Russian Federation in the activities is guided by the principles of rule of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws and Federal Laws, the principles of democracy, federalism, separation of the authorities, responsibility, publicity and providing rights and freedoms of man and citizen.

Article 4. Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation for the organization of execution of the laws and other legal acts

The government of the Russian Federation within the powers will organize execution of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Federal constitutional Laws, Federal Laws, presidential decrees of the Russian Federation, international treaties of the Russian Federation, exercises systematic control of their execution by federal executive bodies and executive bodies of subjects of the Russian Federation, takes measures for elimination of violations of the law of the Russian Federation.

Chapter II. Structure of the Government of the Russian Federation and procedure for its forming

Article 6. Structure of the Government of the Russian Federation

The government of the Russian Federation consists of members of the government of the Russian Federation - the Russian Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia and federal ministers.

According to presidential decrees of the Russian Federation Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia and federal ministers can replace positions of plenipotentiaries of the President of the Russian Federation in federal districts.

Article 7. Appointment of the Russian Prime Minister and dismissal of the Russian Prime Minister

The Russian Prime Minister is appointed the President of the Russian Federation from among the citizens of the Russian Federation who do not have nationality of the foreign state or the residence permit or other document confirming the right to permanent residence of the citizen of the Russian Federation in the territory of foreign state, according to the procedure, established by the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

The Russian Prime Minister is dismissed by the President of the Russian Federation:

according to the statement of the Russian Prime Minister for resignation;

in case of impossibility of performance Russian Prime Minister of the powers.

The president of the Russian Federation notifies the Federation Council and the State Duma of Federal Assembly on dismissal of the Russian Prime Minister in day of decision making.

Dismissal of the Russian Prime Minister at the same time involves resignation of the Government of the Russian Federation.

Article 8. Fulfillment of duties of the Russian Prime Minister

In case of temporary absence of the Russian Prime Minister of its obligation one of Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia according to in writing drawn up distribution of obligations performs.

In case of dismissal of the Russian Prime Minister the President of the Russian Federation the new Russian Prime Minister having the right to charge before appointment fulfillment of duties of the Russian Prime Minister to one of Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia for a period of up to two months.

Article 9. Position assignment and dismissal of Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia and federal ministers

Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia and federal ministers are appointed to position and dismissed by the President of the Russian Federation according to the proposal of the Russian Prime Minister. Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia and federal ministers are appointed from among the citizens of the Russian Federation who do not have nationality of the foreign state or the residence permit or other document confirming the right to permanent residence of the citizen of the Russian Federation in the territory of foreign state.

Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia and federal ministers have the right to file resignation.

Article 10. Data on the income, expenses and on property of members of the government of the Russian Federation, their spouses and minor children

The Russian Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Ministers of Russia and federal ministers shall in case of position assignment, and subsequently annually, no later than April 1 of the year following accounting financial year to represent to tax authorities of the Russian Federation data on the income which are the taxation objects, securities and other property belonging on the property right to them, their spouses and minor children and also on the obligations of property nature and on obligations of property nature of spouses and minor children. Tax authorities of the Russian Federation send these data to the President of the Russian Federation and to Federal Assembly. Such data can be published.

The member of the government of the Russian Federation in cases and procedure which are established by the Federal Law "About Control of Compliance of Expenses of Persons Replacing the State Positions, and Other Persons to Their Income" and normative presidential decrees of the Russian Federation represents:

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