Constitutional Court of Russia

The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation (Russian: Конституционный Суд Российской Федерации) is a high court within the judiciary of Russia which is empowered to rule on whether certain laws or presidential decrees are in fact contrary to the Constitution of Russia. Its objective is only to protect the Constitution (in Russian constitutional law this function is known as "constitutional control" or "constitutional supervision") and deal with a few kinds of disputes where it has original jurisdiction, whereas the highest court of appeal is the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.

Constitutional Court of Russia
Конституционный Суд Российской Федерации
Coat of Arms of Russia
Established12 July 1991
LocationSaint Petersburg
Composition methodConstitutional court
Authorized byConstitution of Russia
Number of positions12
CurrentlyValery Zorkin
Front of the court