State Duma (Russian Empire)

The State Duma or Imperial Duma was the Lower House, part of the legislative assembly in the late Russian Empire, which held its meetings in the Taurida Palace in St. Petersburg. It convened four times between 27 April 1906 and the collapse of the Empire in February 1917. The First and the Second Dumas were more democratic and represented a greater number of national types than their successors.[1] The Third Duma was dominated by gentry, landowners and businessmen. The Fourth Duma held five sessions; it existed until 2 March 1917, and was formally dissolved on 6 October 1917.

State Duma

Госуда́рственная ду́ма

Gosudarstvennaya Duma
Tauride Palace – building of the State Duma of the Russian Empire
Type
Type
of the Parliament of Russian Empire
History
Founded1905
Disbanded1917
Preceded byZemsky Sobor
Succeeded byProvisional Council of the Russian Republic
Leadership
Seats434–518
Elections
Indirect elections, divided into 4 curiae.
Last election
September 1912
Meeting place
Tauride Palace, St. Petersburg

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